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Sergeant Jason M. Pace promoted to lieutenant

Captain Benjamin C. Jones, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Recruiting & Community Outreach Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, ...

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.

B.J. ROBERTS  Houston Herald

Billy Joe Roberts, 79, passed away May 2, 2019, at Houston House, Houston, Mo. He was born May 14, 1939, in Springfield, Mo., to Joshua and Lillie Pearl ...

Sergeant White promoted to Lieutenant - News

Lieutenant White grew up in Houston, MO, and graduated from Houston High School in 1995.

FREEDA ROBERTS  Houston Herald

Freida Mae Roberts, 93, was born Sept. 19, 1925, at Ellis Prairie, Mo., to Herbert and Myrtle (Maggard) Hale. She passed away on April 28, 2019, at Missouri ...

Student charged in threat to northwest Missouri schools

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri student is facing a felony charge of making a terrorist threat after an online message threatening violence ...

City school board OKs policies, budget; DHS ranked 34th best high school in state  State Gazette

BRANDON HUTCHESON. On Monday, May 6, the Dyersburg City School Board convened for their regular monthly meeting ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

South Houston High School in Pasadena closed after storms damage power lines, knock out electricity  KTRK-TV

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- South Houston High School in Pasadena is closed Monday after an EF-1 tornado damaged power lines, knocking out electricity to ...

Amy Smith resigns as HHS principal  Houston Herald

Houston High School principal Amy Smith has resigned.

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 ...


Jessica Dawne Fisher McDonough, 34, passed away Jan. 11, 2019. While Jessica's death was unexpected, she suffered from alcohol addiction for quite some ...

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 ...

Miller's Grill in Houston changes hands  Houston Herald

A local couple has purchased Miller's Grill in southern Houston and have plans to change its name.

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 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 ...

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 football players celebrate Early National Signing Day  KTRK-TV

It's a big day for high school football players, as they sign their National Letters of Intent.

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.

JOSEPH EARL DONAWAY SR. | Obituaries  Houston Herald

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.

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 ...

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 ...

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 high school football players celebrate National Signing Day  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- High school athletes looking to take their talents to the collegiate level will officially decide where they will do so Wednesday.

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

VYPE Softball rankings powered by Barcelona Sports: Week 1  KTRK-TV

VYPE Houston's high school softball rankings for Week 1.

'Varsity Blues' At least 2 Houstonians indicted in nationwide college admissions scandal  KTRK-TV

A nationwide college admissions cheating scandal has ties to Houston, officials say.

W.P.H.S takes top honors in 34th annual Interscholastic Contest  West Plains Daily Quill

The team from West Plains High School took top honors in the 34th annual Interscholastic Contest hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) ...

HHS graduate completes law school | News  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 ...

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 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 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.

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, ...

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.

PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM: Wheatley HS JROTC students lead the way by giving back to their community  KTRK-TV

PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM: Twice a month these JROTC students are leading the way through giving back to those in need.

HHS students among attendees at this week’s annual state FFA convention  Houston Herald

FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia Thursday and Friday of this week (April 21-22) at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow ...

Numerous thefts reported in county  Houston Herald

The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Texas County Sheriff's Department:

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

N. Houston Team of the Week: The Woodlands HS baseball  KTRK-TV

After reaching the UIL state semis a year ago, The Woodlands is back at it again on the diamond.

North Shore High School ranked No. 1 in Texas for boys' basketball  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In his first year as head coach, North Shore's Sam Benitez has his boys' basketball team entering the new year as the No. 1 ranked ...


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, ...


Billie Jo Crewse Mitchem, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Cox Health Center, Springfield.

Kingwood girls' soccer the big award winners in District 22-6A  KTRK-TV

KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- The season has officially come to an end for District 22-6A girls soccer teams with Kingwood and Atascocita both falling in the ...

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.

Eight HHS students named to All District Honors Choir  Houston Herald

Eight Houston High School students were chosen for the All District Honors Choir following auditions Sept. 15 at Kickapoo High School in Springfield.

Legal Marijuana: “Mo Money, Mo Problems”

The Notorious B.I.G. said it best, in his Grammy-nominated Rap track, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” The hook, or chorus in the popular single, famously lamented, ...

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: 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 ...

Aldine Davis scores big with hire of Joseph  KTRK-TV

Scott Joseph hired as Aldine Davis Falcons head football coach.

Houston studies purchase of fire truck  Houston Herald

The Houston City Council will decide soon whether to purchase a $740000 new fire truck as it begins deliberations for the 2019 budget.

Texas ranks No. 5 for green building in 2018  Chron

Environmentally friendly projects in Houston helped propel Texas to the No. 5 spot in the U.S. Green Building Council's 2018 rankings. The ranking is based on ...

SPEED CITY: Houston area boys track individual event rankings  KTRK-TV

Houston is known as Speed City and for good reason.

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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, ...

Hall leads versatile team into 21st season  Houston Herald

Brent Hall has developed some habits in his just over two decades leading the Houston High School baseball program. Among them is identifying a lineup early ...

Status unclear for injured Kentucky star PJ Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington wasn't wearing a cast on his left foot when he arrived at the Sprint Center on Thursday, and during the practice ...

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.

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 ...

Football tunnel purchased for HHS football team  Houston Herald

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

Traditional powers lead Class 6A, 5A Preseason Baseball Rankings powered by Barcelona Sporting Goods  KTRK-TV

Houston sent three teams to the UIL State Baseball Tournament last season in The Woodlands, Cypress Ranch and Kingwood Park. Unfortunately, those three ...

Baccalaureate slated for this evening at HHS  Houston Herald

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

Crowley’s HomeWorks under new ownership  Houston Herald

A Houston furniture and flooring business is under new ownership.

St. Thomas takes last shot at NAIA title  Houston Chronicle

In its final year competing on the NAIA level, St. Thomas University qualified for the national men's basketball tournament in style. The Celts knocked off the ...

Tickets now available for July Hawk Nelson concert  Houston Herald

The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that tickets are now on sale for the Hawk Nelson concert set for July 28 in the arena at the county ...

UPDATE: 17 Dead After Amphibious Tour Boat Sinks In Missouri Lake  Houston Public Media

The duck boat carrying 31 people capsized during a severe storm that produced gusts of at least 60 mph. Divers worked through the night on rescue and ...

Texas County livestock breeders utilize innovative grazing technique  Houston Herald

It's like a livestock triple-threat or a grazing trifecta. At BF Farm in Huggins, owners Mark Bengtson and Jodey Fulcher are breeders of Black Hereford cattle, Kiko ...

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.

Tax Day 2019's best freebies and discounts  Houston Chronicle

The bad news: Tax Day is upon us. The good news is retailers and chains are serving up freebies or deals to reward taxpayers Monday, April 15. We rounded ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hilton Americas convention center getting $37 million makeover  Chron

Downtown's Hilton Americas-Houston, the city's largest convention center hotel with more than 1,200 rooms, is getting a $37 million makeover. Plans calls for ...

Houston Solar Car hits the street | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

HOUSTON – Sundancer is back and running the streets of Northeast Mississippi in preparation for this summer's road race from Texas to California.

Referee shortage threatens high school football |  KTRK-TV

A referee shortage is threatening high school football.

Houston real estate agents report uncertainty in marketplace  Chron

Real estate agents report that Houston home prices are moderating and there less traffic at open houses than expected, according to a recent Credit Suisse ...

Keetra Burnette: Maurice Cheeks Well-Prepared to Lead Our City Forward

I'm excited to support Mo Cheeks to be our next Mayor of the City of Madison. I first got to know Mo through the Madison Network of Black Professionals around ...

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

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.

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