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Judge Jason Murray, his wife Heather, and their family were featured in a recent promotion for National Day of the Cowboy.
Heather Murray / Facebook

Once again Delta County is on the map. The positive spotlight featured Delta County Judge Jason Murray, his wife, Heather Murray, and their three children as they were highlighted in an American Hat Company promotion honoring the National Day of the Cowboy.

The American Hat Company Inc., based in Bowie, Texas, is an endorsing sponsor of J&J Roping Company, owned by the Murray brothers, Jason and Judd. The company has been making quality American made products since 1915.

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A study of Texas school districts by the Dallas Morning News shows more parents around the state are opting to not vaccinate their children. The report says schools in Northeast Texas have an average number of students not vaccinated. Most districts in the state fall between about a half-percent to around 3 percent.

U.S. Drought Monitor

Northeast Texas remains in moderate to severe drought this week. The conditions are part of a growing trend across Texas. 

One Texas crop had an unremarkable week. Another had a pretty good one.

Photo by Anandu Vinod
Photo by Anandu Vinod

A report released Thursday finds that when it comes to weather-related damage, Texas is the costliest and deadliest place to live.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

After a generally damp winter and spring, signs of drought have returned to three counties in Northeast Texas.

Zogail Smith helps mow overgrown areas of Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

Simmons Cemetery Clean Up will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 8 a.m. Chainsaws and String Trimmers will be available. Come one, Come all!

TPWD photo
TPWD photo

Springtime in Texas is a pretty good deal, most days. The weather's warmer than much of the country and it's always tempting to take a stroll through the yard or the woods.

But all, of course, is not perfect. Springtime in Texas also means the beginning of tick season. 

Note: This story is an amended version of an earlier article that appeared on KETR.org.

Photo by  Pepi Stojanovski
Photo by Pepi Stojanovski

A new report from WalletHub puts Texas near the bottom of the list in terms of property taxes and affordability. In fact, the report puts Texas sixth-to-last based on how much residents pay for what they own. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Texas is in its worst state of drought in more than three years. 

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

The number of flu deaths in Collin and Dallas counties combined reached 86 this week. Seven new flu-related deaths in Dallas County Wednesday bring the total to 38; another five deaths in Collin County were confirmed Thursday bring the total to 48.

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WikiCommons

Texas is one of five states to have more than 10 percent of its voting age population behind bars for felony convictions, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts that looks at the rise in felony incarcerations between 1980 and 2010.

USDA photo
USDA photo

Texas has joined a dozen states in a lawsuit over cage-free products sales. 

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