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ALVINA BIRAM  Houston Herald

Alvina Susan Biram, 81, daughter of Charley and Lura (Knight) Pearcy, was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Upton, Mo. She passed away Aug. 2, 2019, at Houston, Mo., ...

LEE VANNOTE  Houston Herald

Lee Leland VanNote, 88, son of Lyle and Delma (Shryock), was born June 6, 1931, in Carsonville, Mo. He passed away on July 17, 2019, at his home in ...

HHS graduation slated indoors, school decides  Houston Herald

Members of the Houston High School senior class are set to receive diplomas Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Predicted inclement weather has moved to the ...

2 Texas workers die after overcome by toxic fumes from truck  Journal Times

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say two men have died after being overcome by toxic fumes while working with a mobile fertilizer truck near a Houston high ...

Houston Schools’ potential 2019 bond issue taking shape  Houston Herald

A potential 2019 bond issue for improvements on the campus of the Houston School District is beginning to take shape.

VIDEO: HHS principal hops on toy horse, sings country-style song to announce school is dismissed  Houston Herald

Houston High School principal Justin Copley hopped on a toy horse and wrote lyrics for a song announcing there would be no school due to inclement weather.

Former Houston mayor and community leader Don Tottingham dies  Houston Herald

Don Tottingham, who recently completed eight years as Houston's mayor, has died.

Former county man has major role in movie set to play at Houston drive-in  Houston Herald

When “Mine 9” plays during April at the Phoenix Drive-In in Houston, one of the lead characters will be played by former Texas County resident Clint James.

BUD EVANS  Houston Herald

Clydie “Bud” Evans Jr., son of Clydie and Jean Smyer Evans, was born Dec. 6, 1951, in Houston, Mo. He passed away May 14, 2019, in Springfield, Mo.

Friends, classmates and former coach remember Houston teen killed in accident  KY3

HOUSTON, Mo. -- A popular teammate and a friend. A Houston high school football star graduate was killed in a crash near his hometown. 19-year-old Connor ...

Independence Day parade, ‘Freedom Run’ and fireworks show set for June 29 in Houston  Houston Herald

The second annual Independence Day parade hosted by the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will take place Saturday, June 29, on Grand Avenue ...

HHS baseball team faces Fatima on the road Monday in Class 3 sectional  Houston Herald

The Houston High School baseball team travels Monday to Westphalia to face Fatima in the Class 3 Sectionals. The first pitch is 5 p.m. The game will be ...

Morris And Tucker Lead High School Championship Tournament on Kentucky Lake

PARIS, Tenn. — Excuse Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith if they had a case of déjà vu on Thursday at the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School National ...

VIDEO: Remembering #4. A tribute to Connor Clifton | Video  Houston Herald

Remembering #4. A tribute to former Houston High School football player Connor Clifton, who was killed in a vehicle accident. He was 19.

PEGGY EVANS  Houston Herald

Peggy Hart Evans, 87, passed away April 2, 2019. She was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Raymondville, Mo., to James William (Bill) Atkisson and Tressie (Wood) ...

Morris And Tucker Still Lead High School National Championship Tournament on Kentucky Lake

PARIS, Tennessee – Two hurdles cleared and only one more to go for Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith at the Bassmaster High School National Championship ...

HHS choir performs at pair of Branson shows  Houston Herald

The Houston High School choirs performed twice last week at Branson shows.

Houston high school's new dress code takes aim at parents  KWCH

A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to establish high standards for students, despite ...

A snapshot of what was 2018  Houston Herald

Among the highs of the past 12 months locally was Houston's most successful high school football season in more than a decade. It had been even longer for ...

High school implements dress code for parents  WGN TV Chicago

HOUSTON— A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to establish high standards for ...

Houston's CJ Lee selected to play in 'Grin Iron' all-star football game  Houston Herald

Houston High School's CJ Lee has been selected to play in the annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic.

DEATH NOTICE: Bud Evans  Houston Herald

Services for Clydie "Bud" Edward Evans, 67, of Houston, are 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Evans Funeral Home, Houston.

Houston teen killed in late-night wreck on U.S. 63  Houston Herald

A Houston teenager was killed late Wednesday night in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 63.

Smith named City of Houston fire chief  Houston Herald

The Houston City Council on Monday named veteran firefighter Robbie Smith as the community's fire chief.

LYNN FOSTER  Houston Herald

Diana “Lynn” Foster, 53, daughter of John and Gwen (Parker) Foster was born April 15, 1965, in Indianapolis, Ind. She passed away Nov. 19, 2018, at Ozarks ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 6  Chron

Travis and Kingwood are back in the Class 6A rankings while The Woodlands makes a big jump. Shadow Creek inches closer to the top of the 5A poll. Sweeny ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 9  Chron

Santa Fe is a new face in the Class 5A poll while Jersey Village makes a jump into the Class 6A top 10. Check out the rest of Week 9's Houston high school ...

HHS graduate Pace promoted to lieutenant with patrol  Houston Herald

Houston High School graduate Jason Pace has been promoted within the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Grover Robert Garrison, 78, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla.

CONNOR CLIFTON  Houston Herald

Connor Drake Clifton, 19, son of Jonathan and Ashlee (Montgomery) Clifton (and the late Teresa Pruitt Clifton) was born Nov. 21, 1998, in Houston, Mo.

PHOTOS: Don Tottingham's time as Houston mayor | News  Houston Herald

Images of Don Tottingham's time serving as Houston mayor from 2011 to 2019.

Amy Smith resigns as HHS principal  Houston Herald

Houston High School principal Amy Smith has resigned.

Houston media high school final football poll  Houston Chronicle

Take a look at the final Houston high school football media poll before the postseason begins, where North Shore, Fort Bend Marshall, Sealy, East Bernard and ...

County deputy Jason Wink joins Houston Police Department  Houston Herald

The City of Houston Police Department has filled a vacancy on its roster with the hiring of former Texas County Sheriff's Department deputy Jason Wink.

NEW WAY TO TRAIN: Richardson brings Long-Term Athlete Development to Houston  Houston Herald

As the father of two young boys, Jeff Richardson began researching youth development in recent years. What he discovered didn't match what he always heard ...

Houston police issue citations, make warrant arrest  Houston Herald

The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Houston Police Department:

Houston-based organization serves disabled area students  Houston Herald

Since it was formed in 1977, the Houston-based Exceptional Child Education Cooperative (ECEC) has been serving area students with special needs.

Meet the 2018 HHS prom candidates | News  Houston Herald

Here are the 2018 Houston High School prom candidates. King candidates are, from the bottom up, Colton Sullivan, Michael Clayton, Grady Todd, Ty McCloud ...

Smith resigns as co-op director, other personnel moves made at school board meeting  Houston Herald

Jeremy Smith has resigned as director of the Exception Child Education Cooperative.

Houston man arrested on drug, weapon chargeOzark Radio News  Ozark Radio News

HOUSTON, Mo. — A Houston man faces drug and weapons charges after his arrest during a traffic stop on January 10. 20-year-old Zachariah T. Sawyer was ...

Houston media's high school football poll: Week 1  Chron

The following is the 2018 season's first version of the Houston area media poll. It will be released every week through the high school football season. It includes ...

Houston man will participate this year in 50th consecutive trout fishing opening day  Houston Herald

Every year, regardless of the weather, hundreds of people of all ages flock to Montauk State Park in southwestern Dent County on March 1 to take part in ...

JANICE SMITH  Houston Herald

Janice Faye Smith, 75, daughter of Roy and Edith Daniels, was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Crocker, Mo. She passed away after a long illness on Jan. 17, 2019, at.

Houston media high school football poll: Week 5  Chron

Welcome Tompkins and South Houston to Class 6A's top 20 and Lamar Consolidated to Class 5A's top 10. Sealy continues to impress in the Fab Four 4A and ...

Lorette Smith named county library director  Houston Herald

An experienced employee of the Houston branch of the Texas County Library is now leader of the county's library system.

Alaska district mulls replacing earthquake-damaged middle school  American School & University

Rebuilding an earthquake-damaged middle school in the Mat-Su Borough (Alaska) District would cost $35 million, officials say. KTUU-TV reports that the school ...

Couch superintendent hired as next leader of Houston School District  Houston Herald

Houston Schools has hired its next superintendent.

Kayla Sloan to lead parks programs as new director  Houston Herald

A Houston woman has been announced as the next director of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

DALE ALDRIDGE  Houston Herald

Dale Lloyd Aldridge, 85, passed away May 15, 2019. He was born March 30, 1934, near Simmons, son of Orris R. and Fern Hayes Aldridge. He attended rural ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 8  Chron

Just four weeks remain in the regular season. Check out the Houston-area media's take on the where the city's best teams rank. Class 6A 1. North Shore - 6-0 ...


It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Ann Williams announces her passing on Thursday, Sept. 27th, 2018, at the age of 82 years.

Hall calls for former HHS hoops coach  Houston Herald

A former Houston High School boys' basketball coach is being inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame.

Houston teen charged after puppy thrown 100 feet to its death from tower  Houston Herald

A Houston teenager is charged with animal abuse for his actions that led to a puppy being thrown 100 feet to its death from a Texas County fire lookout tower.

Houston media high school football poll: Week 4  Chron

North Shore holds strong at No. 1 while a few teams inch up the Class 6A rankings. It's a stalemate between heavyweights at the top of the Class 5A poll. A new ...

West Plains takes top honors in 34th annual Interscholastic ContestOzark Radio News  Ozark Radio News

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The team from West Plains High School took top honors in the 34th annual Interscholastic Contest hosted by Missouri State ...

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Texas County presiding commissioner  Houston Herald

Scott Long, Glenn McKinney and Bill Villapiano are candidates for the Republican nomination for Texas County presiding commissioner. Following are their ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 3  Chron

Six new faces show up in the Class 6A poll while things get choppy at the top of the Class 5A poll. Check out Week 3's Houston high school football media poll.

#TBT - Images from Houston Herald archives | |  Houston Herald

#TBT - These Houston High School girls had attended a twirling school at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, since July 6 and were due home. The school ...

Vesta Jean Brown  The Licking News

Vesta Jean Brown, age 83, daughter of James and Avon (Shanks) Willhite was born April 14, 1936 in Yukon, Mo. She passed away July 13, 2019 in Lee's ...

Rolla native promoted to lieutenant of MSHP  The Rolla Daily News

A native of Rolla has been appointed to lieutenant and designated as the assistant director of the Recruiting and Community Outreach Division for the Missouri ...

Student who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance expelled, Texas attorney general backs school  USA TODAY

Months after a student was expelled for refusing to stand for her school's Pledge of Allegiance, the Texas Attorney General is intervening on the school's behalf.

EEOC sues Walmart for refusing to hire Houston amputee seeking stocker job  Houston Chronicle

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit against Walmart, alleging the company refused to hire a former Houston high ...

U.S. News & World Report: Here's how high schools rank by metro area in Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top high schools by metro area, including Knoxville, Nashville and others.

Former county trooper makes lieutenant  Fulton Sun

Former Sgt. Brandon M. White, an 18-year veteran with the Missouri Highway Patrol, was promoted Wednesday to lieutenant.

Oakwood Golf Club sells, will be run by Sutton family  Houston Herald

Houston's Oakwood Golf Club has dodged a bullet – again – and will remain a golf course for the foreseeable future.

Football tunnel purchased for HHS football team  Houston Herald

The Houston High School football team will take the field in style in 2017.

Three charged with murdering Houston teen  Houston Herald

Three persons were charged Thursday after remains believed to be a missing Houston teenager were found northeast of Cabool.

U.S News & World Report ranks top high schools in Tennessee and in nation  Knoxville News Sentinel

Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Hume Fogg Magnet High School in Nashville and Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville have been named the ...

LIVE VIDEO: Houston at Fatima (state sectional | 5 p.m.)  Houston Herald

The Houston High School baseball team competes in sectional play Monday as the Tigers travel to Westphalia to face Fatima. Watch the game broadcast live at ...

SW La. athletes await draft call | High School  American Press

A handful of Southwest Louisiana products are waiting to hear their name called in this year's Major League Baseball Draft.

Championships go through Southwest Louisiana | High School  American Press

Southwest Louisiana went three-for-three at the LHSAA summer convention, winning the rights to host both boys and girls state basketball tournaments at Burton ...

HHS graduate completes law school  Houston Herald

Lacon Smith, a Houston High School graduate, obtained the degree of Juris Doctorate on May 12 from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen ...

Magnolia ISD mourns passing of coach Marty Ross  Houston Chronicle

Magnolia ISD confirmed to The Courier on Friday afternoon that Magnolia West golf coach Marty Ross has died following a months-long battle with Stage 4 ...

HHS baseball team opens 2018 season this afternoon  Houston Herald

The Houston High School baseball team opens its season Friday - just a few hours earlier than anticipated.

2017 in review from a local standpoint  Houston Herald

Here is a look and some of the events, incidents, people and moments that were highlighted in the pages of the Houston Herald in 2017.

PHOTOS: HHS alumni play in Geezer Bowl | News  Houston Herald

Houston High School alumni participated Saturday night in the Geezer Bowl. The black team won 14-0. (Photos by Jeff McNiell, Houston Herald) // Order a ...

Long takes HHS ag teacher and FFA adviser position again  Houston Herald

Cabool resident Scott Long was enjoying retirement after a 30-year career in education as a vocational-agricultural instructor and FFA adviser.

LINDA GIBSON  Houston Herald

Linda Nell Coats Gibson, 72, daughter of Ansel Leycester and Blanche Beatrice Boyd Coats, was born May 9, 1946, in Springfield. She died at home on May 24, ...

Two Bucs get into USA pipeline | High School  American Press

After shining at the recent high school state baseball tournament, Barbe's Brody Drost will head to Florida next month to participate in the Major League ...

JOYCE CAMPBELL  Houston Herald

Joyce (Pearcy) Campbell was born in Upton, Mo., on Oct. 5, 1934, to Johnie and Maggie (Stilley) Pearcy. Four sisters and one brother completed this farm family ...

Former HHS coach Vince McCrosky returning to Blytheville, Ark.  Houston Herald

Former Houston High School assistant football coach Vince McCrosky is returning to Arkansas.

Crowley’s HomeWorks under new ownership  Houston Herald

A Houston furniture and flooring business is under new ownership.

GLENN ROMINES JR.  Houston Herald

On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Glenn Hubert Romines Jr. passed away suddenly in Springfield at the age of 75. Glenn Jr. was born in Springfield, Mo., on May 18, ...

Despite Harvey, At-Risk Houston Students Made Gains  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Several Houston schools with some of the largest populations of at-risk students defied expectations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and showed ...

Houston hires new boys' basketball coach  Houston Herald

A junior college assistant coach with regional ties is taking over the Houston High School boys' basketball program.

Three golds for Lake Area | High School  American Press

A trio of Southwest Louisiana athletes won a pair gold medals at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state track and field championships Saturday at ...

Houston choirs earn top state rating for 12th straight year  Houston Herald

The SSAA and concert choirs from Houston High School received “1” ratings last Thursday at the State Music Festival. It was the 12th straight year the choir ...

Ozarks teens charged with throwing puppy off 100-foot tower  Kansas City Star

Two Ozarks teens are suspected of throwing a puppy to its death from 100 feet up in a tower and one reportedly bragged about it in school. The boasting led a ...

Latest news from historic flooding in Houston area (6:19 p.m.)  Houston Herald

Updates, links and more related to the historic flooding in Missouri:

Preview | MFAH Presents the 23rd Edition of "Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography"  Houston Press

High schoolers across the Houston area turned their cameras on the Bayou City this past year, documenting the roller coaster ride that we called 2017, and the ...

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR: Michael Tottingham  Houston Herald

•Residence: Bucyrus. •Birthday: Jan. 9. •Occupation: Sales staff, Romines Motor Co. •Family members: Wife, Jodie; daughter Gracie (11); parents Don ...

Houston feed store changes hands again  Houston Herald

About 10 years ago, Randy Beasley sold his feed store in Houston to owners of a feed store business based in Hartville. Beasley recently bought it back, and the ...

Fountain springs winning HR for Bucs | High School  American Press

Damon Fountain capped off his return to Barbe in spectacular fashion, hitting a home run in the top of the seventh to give the Bucs a 3-2 win over Acadiana.

Fall 2018 High School All-America Teams announced (Girls)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via United Soccer Coaches) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday the association's High School Boys and Girls All-America ...

How playing hockey made Navy commit Kip Frankland a better lineman  USA TODAY High School Sports

Lineman Kip Frankland, a Navy football commit, has been the heart and soul of the Houston High School football turnaround.

Gaston among 31 applicants for Missouri Supreme Court  Houston Herald

Texas County Associate Circuit Judge Doug Gaston is among 31 applicants for a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Annual Constitution Project kicks off  Houston Herald

Students from Houston High School were among 12 high schools across the state participating in the 2017 Constitution Project.

Rice Business Plan Competition awards total of $2.9 million to student startups  Houston Chronicle

Rice University's student startup competition awarded a total of $2.9 million to 42 competitors over the weekend at its annual business plan competition.

Peaster stands out in first Real Deal  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Madison Peaster made the best of his first Real Deal. Peaster, a 6-2 guard from Marion, scored 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and handed out 5 assists in ...

Houston high school seniors receive prestigious McDonald's scholarships  Westside Gazette

Houston high school seniors receive prestigious McDonald's scholarships. Scholarship recipients at the 2017 RMHC-AAFA Scholarship Luncheon at the ...

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