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Linda Sue Willson, age 72, daughter of Robert and Eugenia (Smith) Carter, was born July 5, 1946, in Waynesville, Mo. She passed away Dec. 29, 2018 in ...

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Gorman on Seymour loss, beginning of season  Houston Herald

Houston High School boys' basketball coach Rod Gorman discusses his team's loss to Seymour and his assessment of the Tigers through three games.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Amy Smith resigns as HHS principal  Houston Herald

Houston High School principal Amy Smith has resigned.

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 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.

Game takes back seat to honoring the memory of Connor Clifton  Houston Herald

The Houston football team played an important conference game Friday at Ava. And the score didn't matter. This night was ultimately about honoring the life of a ...

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 graduation held Saturday  Houston Herald

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

Christmas events galore this weekend in Houston. Take a look.  Houston Herald

Houston will play host to several Christmas-oriented events this weekend. From plays and musical performances to an afternoon Christmas parade and visit ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...


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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Houston media high school football poll: Week 11  Houston Chronicle

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

GARY COLE  Houston Herald

Gary Ovan Cole, 78, of Everton, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Mo. He was born March 12, 1940,

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.

JERRY HOLLAND  Houston Herald

Gerald Edward “Jerry” Holland, 81, son of William and Lillian Irene (Wheeler) Holland, was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Houston. He passed away Nov. 18, 2018, in ...

HHS volleyball team honored for academic achievements  Houston Herald

The 2017 Houston High School volleyball team is among a record 973 programs who were honored for their excellence in the classroom by receiving the ...

Douglas embraces rebuilding department as interim sheriff  Houston Herald

Rowdy Douglas has accepted the responsibility of rebuilding the Texas County Sheriff's Department.

Independence Day parade and fireworks show are today  Houston Herald

The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pair of Independence Day events today. First up is an Independence Day parade in downtown Houston.

VIDEO: HHS coach Rod Gorman says Tigers took care of business against Summersville  Houston Herald

Houston High School boys' basketball coach Rod Gorman talks about the Tigers' 63-28 win against Summersville.

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.

PHOTOS: Intruder training at Houston School District | News  Houston Herald

Spearpoint LLC leads intruder training Monday morning at the Houston School District. (Photos by Jeff McNiell, Houston Herald)

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.

Potato supper, scrimmage is Tuesday for HHS volleyball team  Houston Herald

The Houston High School volleyball team is hosting a fundraising potato supper from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school cafeteria. The team will then ...

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.

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 ...

HHS band shines in New Orleans competition  Houston Herald

A strong performance by the Houston High School Tiger Pride Marching Band netted the ensemble a second-place showing in a competition April 20-23 in New ...

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.

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 ...

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

Houston Schools has hired its next superintendent.

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* ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Mustangs' offense clicking in victory over Willis  Houston Chronicle

Magnolia West (4-1, 2-0) came into the night averaging 50.5 points per game, and the Mustangs nearly matched that in the first half alone against the Wildkats, ...

RUBY JAMES  Houston Herald

Ruby Maye Crawford James, 100, passed away Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston, Mo., at Houston House. She was the daughter of Roy and Lola Crawford and was ...

HHS grad Phipps participating in China study program  Houston Herald

A Houston High School graduate is one of six Missouri State University-West students spending the fall semester studying in China.

HHS volleyball team's rubber duck race held Saturday  Houston Herald

The Houston High School volleyball team hosted a rubber duck race fundraiser from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Houston swimming pool.

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.

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 ...

Crowley’s HomeWorks under new ownership  Houston Herald

A Houston furniture and flooring business is under new ownership.

County FFA students, chapters recognized at state convention  Houston Herald

Several Houston High School students were recognized with awards at the annual Missouri FFA state convention April 21-22 in Columbia.

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

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

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.

Travis Scott Receives Key to Missouri City, Texas  Pitchfork

Travis Scott has been awarded the key to Missouri City, Texas, KTRK reports. The rapper was born in Houston and grew up in its suburb of Missouri City.

Baccalaureate slated for this evening at HHS  Houston Herald

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

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.

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.

HHS graduates Richardson, Moore returning home to coach sports programs  Houston Herald

Two Houston High School alumni are returning to their alma mater to coach varsity sports programs.

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.

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 ...

HHS graduate presents research project at Capitol  Houston Herald

A Houston High School graduate was among 42 students from the University of Missouri System presenting projects April 4 at Undergraduate Research Day at ...

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 ...

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 ...

HHS graduate featured in magazine cover story  Houston Herald

A Houston High School graduate is pictured on the cover of the May issue of “HR Magazine,” a publication of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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.

Meet Southwest Missouri's Academic All-Stars: Team 1  Springfield News-Leader

The following students received the top scores based on the rankings of our four judges.

James, Joyce L. 1934-20107  News-Press Now

HOUSTON, Texas Joyce Lee Osburn James was born January 1, 1934, in Fairfax, Missouri, to James and Mary Lou Osburn. She passed away on August 22, ...

Malcolm Bruce 'Mike' Koepnick  The Schulenburg Sticker

Malcolm Bruce Koepnick, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Schulenburg. He was 92 ...

Biden says he's the most qualified person to be president  Chron

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. The 76-year-old ...

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:

It's a crazy start to girls basketball playoffs  Houston Chronicle

Don't tell Elsik 2012 was only six years ago. It has felt much longer for a program seven seasons removed from its last state tournament run, 20 removed from ...

JUSTIN DIXON  Houston Herald

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

CSI team from HHS takes top honors in Constitution Project  Houston Herald

Although the team from Houston High School didn't win the 2015 Constitution Project, it did have a successful showing.

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 ...

WARREN MILLER  Houston Herald

Warren Keith Miller, 53, of Millersville, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

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. ...

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