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LETA FORBES  Houston Herald

Leta Marie Forbes, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Houston House in Houston, Mo. She was born May 5, 1934 to Grover C. and Artie (Felton) ...

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.

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.

Homecoming weekend arrives at Houston; fish fry today  Houston Herald

Houston High School's 2018 homecoming concluded Sunday. Festivities for the annual celebration started Friday afternoon with a parade, queen coronation, ...

Leta Marie Forbes  The Licking News

Leta Marie Forbes, age 84, passed away Thursday February 14, 2019 at Houston House in Houston, Mo. She was born May 5, 1934 to Grover C and Artie ...

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.

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.

Amy Smith resigns as HHS principal  Houston Herald

Houston High School principal Amy Smith has resigned.

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 ...

2019 Iditarod: More than 50 teams will leave Willow on a trek toward Nome  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WILLOW — Dozens of mushers from around the world will make their way toward Nome at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Re-Start Sunday at 2 p.m. in Willow.

HHS graduation held Saturday  Houston Herald

The class of 2018 graduated Saturday from Houston High School. The ceremony is 4 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Christmas parade set for Dec. 8 Houston  Houston Herald

The annual Christmas parade sponsored by the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 on Grand Avenue in downtown ...

BILLY HAYES  Houston Herald

William “Billy” Hayes, 69, of Raymondville, Mo., passed away Dec. 13, 2018. He was born Nov. 10, 1949, in Ellis Prairie, Mo., to Wilbert and Madge Hayes.

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:

Funeral director for generations, Clydie Evans dies  Houston Herald

Clydie Evans Sr., who buried thousands while comforting grieving relatives, has died. Mr. Evans, who for nearly 50 years operated the funeral home that bears ...

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 ...

Juvenile faces charges after threatening shooting at Houston Schools  Houston Herald

A juvenile from Houston Schools faces charges after making a threat of carrying out a shooting on campus. Houston police say they believe the situation has ...

TERISA WARD  Houston Herald

Written by Terisa Ward • February 2011. Terisa Ann (Vandivort) Ward was born May 25, 1968, to Bill and Sharrion (Reed) Vandivort in Houston, Mo. She was ...

Plato principal Justin Copley named new HHS principal  Houston Herald

Plato principal Justin Copley has been named the new Houston High School principal.

HERALD ARCHIVES: Looking back at February 1979  Houston Herald

Houston and Missouri were very different places 40 years ago, and the Houston Herald was there to document what things were like.

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.

Purcell wins crown as Miss Merry Christmas Pageant returns  Houston Herald

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant returned this weekend with more than 100 attending the event in downtown Houston.

Houston media high school football poll: Week 2  Chron

The following is Houston media high school football poll for Week 2. There is a new No. 1 in the Class 6A and 5A polls while there is a shake-up in the back end ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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'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 ...

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.

Houston media high school football poll: Week 11  Chron

6A 1. North Shore – 9-0 (160 points; eight first-place votes; 10 weeks at No. 1) 2. Katy – 8-1 (148) 3. Cy Ranch – 9-0 (142) 4. Pearland – 9-0 (137) 5. Atascocita ...


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.

Tigers hosting Cabool, Willow Springs in preseason jamboree Friday  Houston Herald

The Houston High School football team is hosting Cabool and Willow Springs in a preseason jamboree Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

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 ...

Houston High School crowns prom king, queen  Houston Herald

Lewis Miller and Jazelle Brannan were crowned Houston High School's prom king and queen Saturday night.

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 ...


Joseph Earl Donaway Sr., 72, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away Jan. 16, 2019, surrounded by his family. A celebration of life will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

HHS graduate heads up MDC office in Texas County  Houston Herald

Since the end of January, the Missouri Department of Conservation's Texas County headquarters (located in Houston) has had a new leader: Resource forester ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 10  Chron

Barbers Hill and Willowridge are new faces in Class 5A's poll while Travis returns to and Dulles debuts in the 6A rankings. Check out this week's Houston media ...

TERRY DANIEL  Houston Herald

Terry Dale Daniel, 77, of Tama, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Unity Point Healthy-Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life ...

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.

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 ...

DEATH NOTICE: Connor Clifton  Houston Herald

Services for Connor Drake Clifton, 19, of Houston, are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Houston High School football field.

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, ...

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.

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.

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

Houston Schools has hired its next superintendent.

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, ...

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 teenagers in Texas County, Missouri, are in trouble after one of them reportedly told authorities they carried a puppy into an old fire watch tower and threw it ...

Buse, Campbell and Stanton named to all-SCA volleyball team  Houston Herald

Three members of the Houston High School volleyball team were recognized Wednesday for their 2018 seasons with selections to the all-SCA team.


Robert Donald Howerton, son of the late Charlie and Grace (Smallwood) Howerton, was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Mansfield, Mo., and departed this life May 27, ...

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 ...

BIG HOOPS NIGHT: Tigers, Lady Tigers hosting Mountain Grove on Thursday – along with Hoop Queen and Senior Night  Houston Herald

It's a big night of hoops and basketball events Thursday in Houston. The Tigers and Lady Tigers both host Mountain Grove. And there will be a Hoop Queen ...

HHS seniors receive scholarships  Houston Herald

Houston High School recently graduated seniors who could receive $526962 in scholarships and other aid, school officials announced. Many of the financial ...

HHS graduation is today inside Hiett Gymnasium  Houston Herald

Commencement exercises for the Houston High School class of 2017 are 7 p.m. Saturday inside Hiett Gymnasium.

GLENN WILLSON  Houston Herald

Glenn Eugene Willson, 83, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018. He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Parsons, Kan., son of Francis L. and Willis Sears Willson. He and ...

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 ...

WEDDING: Roderick  Houston Herald

Daniel Lee Roderick, an energy executive, of Houston, and Carla Palmateer, a government relations executive and lobbyist, of Florida, were united in marriage ...

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.

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.

Casey Hutsell Begins Work as Forest Service Patrol Captain for Missouri and Illinois  Douglas County Herald

ROLLA (Sep. 24, 2018) – Casey Hutsell has stepped into the role of Patrol Captain based in Rolla, Missouri. The job entails the supervision of Forest *Service* ...

High school football playoff pairings: Regional title games  Houston Chronicle

High school football regional final pairings: Class 6A, Division II Region II Longview (13-0) vs. Westfield (12-1). 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Waco ISD Stadium.

Baccalaureate slated for this evening at HHS  Houston Herald

Baccalaureate for the Houston High School senior class is this evening at Hiett Gymnasium.

HIgh school football: Joey Fishel, Jaytin Millen bring history of production to Houston backfield  Winona Daily News

HOUSTON — The Houston High School football team has become a perennial power in 9-man football. The standard was set in the mid-2000's by the two year ...

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 ...

Prep football: Houston's season ends with 28-6 loss  Winona Daily News

ROCHESTER, Minn. — James Hongerholt was adamant that he was in the end zone.

Constitution Project seeks to test students' skills | Central MO Breaking News  Jefferson City News Tribune

The Missouri Supreme Court's Committee on Civic Education seeks applicants to prove their skills investigating, reporting and trying a crime that hasn't yet ...

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.

Veteran coach takes reigns of HHS boys' basketball program  Houston Herald

A veteran coach with more than 500 career victories is stepping out of retirement to lead the Houston High School boys' basketball program.

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 ...

HCHSA Insider: Houston 'the place to be' for 2021 Women's Final Four  Houston Chronicle

The slogan is simple and to the point. It's time to make history like never BEFOUR. FOUR. As in the Women's Final Four, the one mega college event that's ...

Kay Tweten  Winona Daily News

HOUSTON — Kay S. Tweten, 81, of Houston died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, Minn.

New K-State DC armed with decade-plus of NFL experience  Manhattan Mercury

Kansas State's football coaching staff is receiving an injection of professional flavor.

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 ...

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.

Valerie Ann Evenson  Winona Daily News

RUSHFORD — Valerie Ann Evenson, 63, of Rushford died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

HHS football team in position to host district game  Houston Herald

The Houston High School football team has put itself in position to host a district game.

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 ...

JUSTIN DIXON  Houston Herald

Justin Wayne Dixon was born April 6, 1986, in Houston Mo., and died July 19, 2017.

TYRONE TRAGEDIES: 'We are Texas County Strong'  Houston Herald

Coverage of the murder-suicide in Tyrone: 9:47 a.m. Wednesday: In his weekly column, the Herald's Doug Davison shares "All that's left is to move on." 2:30 p.m. ...

Caryn Kohnen  Winona Daily News

SHELDON, Minn. — Caryn W. Kohnen, 69, of Sheldon died Sunday, Dec, 2, 2018, at Valley View Health Care and Rehab in Houston, Minn.

Gary Sanden  La Crosse Tribune

HOKAH, Minn. — Gary Allen Sanden, 73, of Hokah died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Success native now patrol captain of US Forest Service  Ozark Radio News

ROLLA, Mo. — Casey Hutsell has stepped into the role of patrol captain based in Rolla. The job entails the supervision of U.S. Forest *Service* law enforcement ...

Travis Scott Offers To Design "Astroworld" Inspired Grad Sweater For Houston School  HotNewHipHop

Travis Scott's always had a strong emphasis on keeping his fans happy. Although they were a bit frustrated with him for how long it took for Astroworld to drop, ...

Free Reign: Ava Bears Roll Past Lutie High For 8-5 Record, Swofford Returns With 13 Points  Douglas County Herald

THEODOSIA – Out for two game, Nate Swofford made an in-game appearance for 13 points before taking time to continue recovering from an ankle injury ...

Area woman pleads guilty to counterfeit Louis Vuitton scheme  Houston Herald

A Mountain Grove businesswoman has pleaded guilty in federal court to smuggling counterfeit Louis Vuitton material into the United States so that she could ...

Tigers blanked on road at Thayer  Houston Herald

THAYER – The latter part of the schedule has been the most difficult in recent years for the Houston football team. 2017 appears to be no different. The Tigers ...

HHS choir leads SCA in all-conference selections  Houston Herald

Houston High School led the South Central Association with 19 selections to this year's all-conference choir.

Walmart employee reaches 35-year mark  Houston Herald

As a boy growing up in Houston, Darrell Pounds would often make some money hauling hay for people.

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.

HHS journalism team wins top award in Constitution Project finals  Houston Herald

The journalism team from Houston High School won the top award in its category in the statewide finals of the 2017 Constitution Project.

Peter Virock  Winona Daily News

HOUSTON, Minn. — Peter Wayne Virock, 61, of Houston died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at his home.

A look at the top sports moments from 2017  Houston Herald

Coach Eric Sloan and the HHS football team beating Mountain Grove for the first time in 16 years was among the most memorable moments from 2017. Here's a ...

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