Judge explains history, value of school land
Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler explained to the New Diana School Board on Monday night how the county's school districts financially benefit from county-owned "school land" in West Texas.
Thursday Dec 19
County to seek grants to help repair roads
The Upshur County Commissioners Court authorized Melinda Smith of Amazing Grants of Big Sandy to begin work with the court on the necessary preliminary actions related to the Country's participation in the County Energy Transportation Infrastructure Fund and possible creation of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone .
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Crews on the scene of building fire in Upshur County
The fire is reported at a metal building located in the 16-hundred block of Dent road.
County gets $185,000 grant to prosecute murder case
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's office on Monday approved Upshur County's request for a $185,000 grant to help prosecute two defendants in a capital murder case involving a third defendant who already pled guilty, District Attorney Billy Byrd announced Tuesday.
AG candidate campaigns in East Texas
State Sen. Ken Paxton, seeking the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General, was accompanied by Upshur County Pct.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Candidates to speak at meeting of Republican Party Executive Committee
Several candidates for the Republican nomination for statewide, district, and Upshur County offices are expected to address a meeting of the Upshur County Republican Party's Executive Committee Saturday afternoon.
Candidate alleges lack of transparency in county government
Upshur County Judge candidate Ronnica Ridgeway cited what she considers a lack of transparency in county government in an address to a fund-raising dinner Saturday night at the Gilmer Country Club.
Kathryn Wilson announces candidacy for District Clerk
Kathryn Wilson has announced her candidacy for Upshur County District Clerk in the March 4 Republican primary.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday
The allegation raised questions of how and why he managed to insert himself into a supposedly secure event attended by scores of heads of state, including United States President Barack Obama.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Brumley Crossroads Cemetery gets Historical Marker
Courtesy Photo / Andy Gibson UPSHUR COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION President Jim Daniels, standing at left with back to camera, welcomes the group that braved the cold weather Nov. 24 for the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker at Brumley Crossroads Cemetery in northern Upshur County.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Chamber, Yamboree boards to elect directors
Balloting is underway for the respective Boards of Directors of the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce and East Texas Yamboree Association.
Judge Parish switches to GOP in reelection bid
Always elected as a Democrat in the past, she is running as a Republican." It has been my honor and privilege to serve as District Judge of the 115th District Court for the past 19 years," she said.
Election Commission proposes Election Administrator
Most members of the Election Commission of Upshur County voiced or indicated support Tuesday afternoon for the county to employ an Election Administrator.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
County to help Pritchett Water apply for grants
Upshur County Commissioners Court on Wednesday, Nov. 27, approved helping the Pritchett Water Supply Corporation apply for two grants from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
County Treasurer Myra Harris will not seek another term in office
Upshur County Treasurer Myra Harris has announced she will not seek reelection in 2014 to the office she has held for nearly 21 years.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
East Texas man indicted for murder of woman at Gilmer football game
On Monday, the Upshur County Grand Jury indicted 32-year-old Jonathan Ray Shepherd on one count of capital murder.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Rollover accident slowing traffic on Highway 259 in Upshur Co.
According to the Upshur County Sheriff's Department, crews are responding to an accident near the intersection of Highway 259 and Farm to Market 726 Monday afternoon.