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On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, Agnes Millie Morris Jochec will celebrate a century of life at the Arbor Hills Healthcare Center in Eagle Lake.

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As one who has always loved small Texas towns, and for years enjoyed discovering some I didn’t know about and going there, I became keenly aware that some attracted lots of visitors and some were rarely visited.

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The East Bernard Brahmarettes had to hang on for their third district win, beating the Danbury Lady Panthers 47-42 on the road Tuesday night.

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District Deputy No. 10 Nancy Zurek of Rosenberg was a guest at the Dec. 20 Catholic Daughters No. 1108 meeting and Christmas party in the Holy Cross Meeting Room in East Bernard.

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After making an impression during last season’s softball playoffs, the East Bernard Brahmarettes will enter the 2022 season as the sixth-best team in the state according to the Texas Girls Coaching Association. 

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ct. Saint Bernadette No. 1108, East Bernard, will hold its annual chicken noodle soup and sandwich supper, raffle, and silent auction on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Hall, Highway 60, East Bernard. Serving begins at 5 p.m. untill sold out. So…

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The Wharton County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold its annual five continued education credits (CEUs) program on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Wharton County Fairgrounds – Crescent Hall in Crescent. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m. 

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As an adult, Joe Serksnis spent hours behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, covering thousands of highway miles.

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In my Golden Years, if I am served something that looks and tastes like pig slop, I am likely, if asked, to say it tastes like “pig slop.”

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The East Bernard Brahmas came away with the district highest honor in the District 14 end-of-season awards.

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The East Bernard Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held its annual Christmas parade on Thursday, Dec. 9.

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Meeting Monday morning in their final session of Wharton County Commissioners Court for 2021, the commissioners unanimously approved each item on their agenda, including the application for nearly $30,000 in COVID relief funds on behalf of the City of Wharton.

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The East Bernard Brahmarettes haven’t lost to the Boling Lady Bulldogs often in basketball but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night at the Bulldog gym.

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The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA), the largest nonunion, nonpartisan association for active and retired Texas state employees, recently honored state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst with an award for providing valuable support in restoring the Employees Retirement System (ERS) pension fund.

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I love that my smart phone is so smart it tells me where I’m going each time I get in my vehicle.

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East Bernard High School Workforce Industry Training (WIT) organization visited the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Nov. 15. WIT is an organization sponsored by Texas A&M Nuclear Power Institute. It is dedicated to educating high school students interested in expanding their knowledge…

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“The fetus has an interest in having a life.” – Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., Dec. 1, 2021

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The East Bernard High School Drama Department and the Mummers Club presented the musical “Annie” on Nov. 20-22 in the old gym.

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As a connoisseur of German, Wendish, Austrian, and Czech polka music, I receive many posts on my Facebook wall from numerous polka bands and individual musicians, both from Texas and from Europe, playing my kind of oompa-pah.

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The state’s Public Utility Commission last week lowered the maximum allowable wholesale price for electricity by almost half, from $9,000 per megawatt hour to $5,000.

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Americans live under a governmental regime that openly breaks its own laws. The government not only believes it can do whatever it can get away with politically, not only believes that it can torture its foreign foes and claim the torture is a state secret, not only can bribe and coerce witn…

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One of our friends is a young father with a beard like the basketball player James Harden, really thick and heavy.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston’s sixth annual Sporting Clays Tournament, sponsored by Momentum Midstream on Nov. 19, brought in more than $140,000 to provide critical funds supporting Clubs in Fort Bend, Galveston and Wharton counties.

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The state’s Public Utility Commission last week lowered the maximum allowable wholesale price for electricity by almost half, from $9,000 per megawatt hour to $5,000.

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The Wharton County Junior College Foundation has hired its first director, more than 65 years since its inception in 1954.

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Christmas preparation is officially in full swing and with it bringing the flurry of activity that comes with the gift-giving season. Wharton County Toys for Tots urges citizens to remember those in need and truly make this a season of giving by providing local children with a Christmas to r…

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A transformer that exploded in downtown Wharton last Thursday morning led to smoke being reported inside the Wharton County Courthouse, forcing the evacuation of dozens of employees and guests inside the historic building located at 100 South Fulton Street.

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The decision of Democrat Texas state reps. to travel to Washington, D.C., last week in response to controversial voting reform bills has been scrutinized nationally by politicians, media and more. Conclusions differ greatly between political camps, and El Campo’s Democrat and Republican thin…