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New annexation law targets Cedar Creek Lake area

The Municipal Annexation Right to Vote Act, a priority on Governor Abbott’s Special Session call, was passed this week after an amendment by State Rep. Lance Gooden that included Henderson County into...

2 county judges to call it quits

Henderson County Judge Richard Sanderson recently announced he would not seek a third term after his second four- year term ends Dec. 31, 2018. Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood made a similar announcement...

Candidate filing for November 2017 elections open

Cedar Creek Lake residents wanting to run for political office in taxing agencies participating in the Nov. 7, 2017, Election Day should ask for candidate packages now. Contact city secretaries for...

Kaufman County considers pay increases in new budget

The Kaufman County Commissioners Court is considering a four percent raise for county employees in the 2917-2018 fiscal year budget. The court met in a workshop in July 2017 to survey pay scales in all county...

Texas Legislature to consider plan boosting retired teacher health insurance

Texas Governor Greg Abbott added retired teacher health insurance, TRS Care, to the special session call after State Rep. Lance Gooden urged the Governor to prioritize the issue, according to a press release...

Officials question Henderson, Kaufman Counties border on west side of Cedar Creek Lake

Some residents on County Road 4044 on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake may be voting, registering cars and paying taxes in the wrong county. The residents now do business in Kaufman County, but county...

Cedar Creek Lake area legislators spur passage of sex offender bill

Former Eustace Mayor Alicia Sanders lost her re-election bid im May 2017, but her legacy will live on in the form of sex offender legislation she lobbied Texas lawmakers to pass. State Rep. Lance Gooden and...

Eustace elects new mayor, Gun Barrel City returns incumbent in contested election

In the May 6, 2017, local election Gun Barrel City voters returned incumbent Linda Rankin to the Place 5 seat on the City Council instead of challenger Craig Bastas by a 149 to 81 vote. Eustace will have a...

Local elections set for May 6

Elections with propositions and opposed candidates will be held in Kemp, Eustace, Gun Barrel City, Star Harbor and the independent school districts of Kemp and Scurry on the May 6, 2017, ballots. Candidates...

Libertarian Party of Cedar Creek Lake to host NORML speaker

The Henderson County Libertarian Party will host a discussion about proposed Texas legislation to legalize the medical use of marijuana at Cedar Creek Brewery, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. The event will...

5 candidates for 3 TRWD seats on ballot

Five candidates will compete for three seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District Board of Directors in the May 6, 2017, election in Tarrant County. Two of the candidates are incumbents, including Jack...

Henderson, Kaufman Counties seat new officials

Henderson and Kaufman Counties kicked of the new year by swearing in new officials for managge local government. In Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, who had been acting sheriff since longtime...

Why I went to Oceti Sakowin

I wasn't sure what the call was when I got it one evening while watching a Facebook video that popped up on my newsfeed.  What I did know is I had to do something.  Against all odds, we headed out...

Henderson, Kaufman Counties see record voter turnout; Trump tops Clinton by wide margins

Voters in the Cedar Creek Lake area counties of Henderson and Kaufman followed the national trend, helping elect Donald J. Trump over Hillary R. Clinton. Both counties reported seeing the largest voter...

Early voting for 2016 Election to kick off

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24 for the Nov. 8 general election. Early voting for the general election goes until Friday, Nov. 4. Locations for Early Voting in Kaufman County are the subcourthouses in...

Republican politician ends bachelorhood

State Rep.-elect Lance Gooden, long criticized by the Kaufman County Tea Party as a real party boy, got married Oct. 1. Tea Party officials, who supported Stuart Spitzer for representation of Texas District 4...

Henderson, Kaufman Counties' Tea Parties bring heavy-hitters to Cedar Creek Lake area

The Tea Parties of Henderson and Kaufman Counties will feature prominent voices in the grassroots movement at upcoming events. Alice Linahan of Women on the Wall is scheduled to speak to the Henderson County...

Kaufman County Tea Party threatens to abandon GOP over Trump's success, Cruz's campaign suspension

Many Texas Republican leaders expressed dismay about billionaire businessman Donald Trump becoming the presumptive nominee for president after his primary win in Indiana, but Kaufman County's Tea Party...

Early voting underway for May 7 Election

Early voting for the May 7 local election ends Tuesday, May 3, at Cedar Creek Lake polls. Gun Barrel City voters will decide on proposed changes to the City Charter, and there are three council races on the...

Crowd complains about road conditions at Payne Springs City Hall meeting

Residents of Payne Springs packed the City Council meeting March 22 to protest city road conditions. An agenda item related to financing road repairs on the council agenda spurred the protest, according...


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