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In the early morning hours on Sunday, Nov. 29 police, fire and EMS departments were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 59 North and FM 961.

Q&A: Post Thanksgiving weather, pandemic update for Wharton County

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Wharton County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Kirkland sat down with The County Gin to provide...

Wharton County seeks new ADA

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The Wharton County District Attorney's Office is seeking to fill an assistant district attorney position, following former...

The Next Generation

Wharton ISD announces district-wide virtual learning effective today

Wharton Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael O’Guin Sr. announced this morning that all district campuses will switch to remote learning effective...
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The Grind

“Amazing” ginning season comes to an end

Logan Giesie, former Wharton resident and friend, invited Natalie and I on a guided tour of the Moses Gin. He learned about...

WEDC executive director talks jobs, strategic planning in new role

The County Gin sat down with Wharton Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Joshua Owens to check in on the progress and goals...

Cupcakes for a cause

Gay Joines is the owner of Honey’s Baking Co. — a home-based baking business in Boling that creates custom cakes for special...
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The Forum

Editorial: Along for the ride with WCSO’s Sgt. Jaycee Lorenzen

“I like to talk a lot, I’m sorry,” Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jaycee Lorenzen says as we shut the door. 

Opinion: LGBTQI response to GCF Wharton accusations and homosexuality

Dear Editor, The following is a response to Dave Mauch's letter to the editor from a member of the...

Opinion: No room for hatred and bigotry in Wharton

Dear Editor, Grace Community Fellowship, a fundamentalist evangelical Christian church that spreads anti-gay bigotry, has two congregants running for...

Editorial: ‘From the Great Nothing Night’: How trauma awakened vocation

'When they saw that Patroclus was slain ...They would shake their heads and toss their manes,stamp the ground with their feet, and...

Editorial: Why buy it when you can make it at cost?

Since March 2020, like many of you, my family has faced and adapted to many obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic produced. Some of...
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Multi-vehicle accident claims five lives, leaving child in critical condition

In the early morning hours on Sunday, Nov. 29 police, fire and EMS departments were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway...

Q&A: Post Thanksgiving weather, pandemic update for Wharton County

Wharton County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Kirkland sat down with The County Gin to provide weather and pandemic updates.

El Campo man sentenced to 5 years for murder

A 29-year-old El Campo man was sentenced in district court with Judge Ben Hardin presiding on Monday, Nov. 2 after pleading guilty...

FEMA & city at standstill over Riverfront Park

City of Wharton Community Development Director Gwen Teves sat down with The County Gin to discuss the condition, possible changes and improvements...

Two-time awarded ECPD officer terminated following arrest

The 2020 Officer of the Year for El Campo Police Department (ECPD) and Life Saving Award recipient was terminated from the force...
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The Fourth Estate

Wharton County seeks new ADA

The Wharton County District Attorney's Office is seeking to fill an assistant district attorney position, following former ADA Bryan Honeycutt's departure on...

Judge announces possible burn ban, canvases votes for county

On Monday, Wharton County Commissioners Court met for its scheduled special session meeting. Prior to executing the agenda, Wharton...

Nov. 9 Wharton County Commissioners Court

The following is the posted agenda for the Wharton County Commissioners Court for its regularly-scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov....
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