From left, Salvation Army staff members Richard Sharp, Director Elizabeth Aranguren and Deborah Clark organize the toys, candy and pre-filled Easter baskets donated by Cleburne High School Beta Club and Key Club members. The Easter baskets will be distributed to children served by the Salvation Army and given to those who attend Sunday church services held at the Salvation Army’s Cleburne headquarters.
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Still in shock after a 10:30 p.m. assembly at Joshua ISD’s Loflin Middle School, eighth-grade science teacher Christal Bookhamer said she walked slowly to the podium after hearing her name called to ensure she didn’t stumble.
THC staff incorporates donations into decorations
While planning Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne’s float for tonight’s annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade, the designing committee decided to include a Christmas tree, and to cover empty boxes in holiday wrapping paper and put them under the tree.
Hudson home on Robinson full of history
The Hudson Home, 720 N. Robinson St., is also known as the “House of Dreams.” The house is one of four featured on Saturday’s Save Old Cleburne Candlewalk Tour of Homes.
Cancellations, weather closings
Most school districts and several city offices are closed today because of inclement weather. Closed districts include Alvarado, Burleson, Cleburne, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene and Rio Vista. Closed city offices include Burleson and Cleburne. Johnson County offices are also closed.
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
Texas ice storm could rival 2011 Super Bowl snow
Remember the snowfalls that wreaked havoc on North Texas roadways in the days leading up to the Super Bowl two years ago? Well, an official at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth says road conditions from the half-inch of freezing rain expected to hit the Metroplex later Thursday could be worse.
Hill County crash kills Alvarado man, 80
An 80-year-old Alvarado man died Wednesday morning when his three-wheeled motorcycle was struck by an SUV on Texas 171 north of Hillsboro in Hill County.
Chisholm Trail Parkway information meeting canceled
Officials with the North Texas Tollway Authority have canceled a community meeting set for tonight in Joshua because of concerns over winter weather conditions predicted to hit the area tonight.
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House passes extension of ban on plastic guns as NRA remains mum
The Republican-led House passed a bill Tuesday renewing a U.S. ban on plastic guns, just days before the 1988 law is set to lapse.
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