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Mr. Williamson

August 27, 2016 by Larry Pilgrim (Register to contact)

On June. 18 1977 Mr. Thomas Wyatt Williamson passed away. He was the band director of the El Campo high school band . He came to El Campo in 1958 . Mr. Williamson would have been 50 years old on June 21 . I was blessed to have him as a director and a friend .

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El Campo High announces top seniors of 2019 | News  El Campo Leader News

El Campo High School announced 23 honor graduates from the Class of 2019 this week.

ECISD to welcome back most of its principals  El Campo Leader News

All but one of El Campo's school administrators are returning for the 2019-2020 school year.

El Campo prom comes early, venue changes | News  El Campo Leader News

El Campo High School's prom is happening earlier this year, and for the first time in 15 years, it is being held in a different venue off campus.

El Campo ISD plans for 'what ifs' | News  El Campo Leader News

See Something, Say Something” was the key phrase used repeatedly during El Campo ISD's school safety and security symposium held in conjunction with the ...

El Campo, Refugio students named overall athletes of the year at AdvoSports Varsity Cup (w/gallery)  Victoria Advocate

Natalia Terrell immediately began looking around the Victoria Community Center for someone else Tuesday night, when she heard her name called for Girls ...

Vatana Tangitvet | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Vatana (Willie) Tangitvet, a graduate of El Campo High School, passed away May 5, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. He was born in Bangkok on Oct. 6, 1946.

World-class athletes giving local performance | Lifestyle  El Campo Leader News

Traveling the world over, 28 young men and women began their journey last September, traveling from Denmark to Germany for their first performances.

'Best of' contest under way | News  El Campo Leader News

The 2019 Best of Wharton County website is now live and awaiting your nominations and votes.

ECPD captures soda bandits | News  El Campo Leader News

A father-son team, police say, are responsible for the disappearance of more than 300000 cans of soda from the El Campo Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Local teacher organizes Ricebird alumni baseball event | Lifestyle  El Campo Leader News

Early signs of Parkinson's Disease may not be easily detected, but for Hutchin's Elementary math interventionist third grade teacher Terri Quinn, the symptoms ...

Patrick Drastata | Obituaries |  El Campo Leader News

Our beloved son, brother, father and grandfather, Patrick Wayne Drastata, 66, passed away Feb. 4, 2019. He was born in El Campo on Sept. 27, 1952 to Anita ...

Edwin Zapalac | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Edwin John Zapalac, 76, of New Taiton, passed away April 27, 2019. He was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Schulenburg to Selven and Clare Okhrulik Zapalac. Edwin ...

Debra Hamman | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Debra Lynn Nordeen Hamman, 59, of El Campo, was called home on Dec. 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in El Campo on June 25, ...

El Campo High graduates 236 in Class of 2018 | News  El Campo Leader News

Despite it being the start of hurricane season, the weather was balmy, but skies were clear as 236 El Campo High School seniors crossed the stage at Ricebird ...

Odilia Barrera | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Odilia Barrera passed away May 11, 2019 in El Campo at the age of 88. She was born June 9, 1930 in Charco, and is the oldest child born to.

Katherine Perry | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Katherine Marie Perry was born on June 23, 1942 in Rosenberg to Lillian and Leo “Buck” Henneke. As a child she moved with her family to Hallettsville. This is ...

'Best Of' county taking longer than expected, results pending  El Campo Leader News

The 2019 Best Of Wharton County has proven so popular that it's going to take awhile to tally up the results.

Dorotik, Wied win spots on El Campo school board  El Campo Leader News

Two new trustees will take seats on the El Campo board of trustees this term. Anthony Dorotik will replace incumbent Tommy Turner in Position 6, beating Turner ...

Scenario gives EMS students hands-on experience | News  El Campo Leader News

A mock accident scenario involving their friends and fellow students last week put the career goals of several El Campo High School students to the test.

Bulletin Board | News  El Campo Leader News

Walkabouts Begin Thursday. The Wharton Downtown Business Association is launching Third Thursday Walkabouts tomorrow. Visitors can engage in a game of ...

Willie Bell Park shooting arrests start  El Campo Leader News

Two of the three suspected Willie Bell Park shooters are in custody as El Campo police work to restore order and security at the Second Street play area.

McGrew Street shooter gets Willie Bell riot charge  El Campo Leader News

Already prison-bound, the El Campo man convicted of a 2017 McGrew Street shooting now faces charges of participating in July park fight police say down ...

Hilaria Benavidez | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Hilaria “Lala” Coy Benavidez, 85, of El Campo passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was surrounded by her family when she passed.

High Kicks ... High Expectations: Derby Dolls to conclude season with Spring Show  El Campo Leader News

Walking into her first year as director of the El Campo High School Derby Dolls, Jenna Zabodyn had one goal in mind.

Ricebird wins two bronze at State meet | Sports  El Campo Leader News

El Campo junior Philip Hundl had one goal this year when making his second straight trip to the State track meet.

El Campo High UIL Academic contest results announced  El Campo Leader News

El Campo High School had an outstanding week in UIL Academic competition. They had a head start with points earned on Feb. 10 at the UIL CX Debate District ...

Ricebird baseball 2-2 following tournament | Sports  El Campo Leader News

The Ricebirds finished the Hit and Run Tournament in Sweeny 1-2 over the weekend to move to 2-2 in non-District play.

Two taking trustee spots at upcoming ECISD meeting  El Campo Leader News

Two new El Campo ISD trustees Richard “Rich” DuBroc, Position 3, and Edgar “Ed” Erwin, Position 5, will take their oaths of office at Tuesday's regular meeting.

El Campo ISD tests students after Tuberculosis scare  KTRK-TV

An El Campo High School student may have exposed other students to Tuberculosis, officials said.

Ladybird goes off, EC blows out Wharton | Sports  El Campo Leader News

An El Campo duo outscored the Wharton Lady Tigers by themselves as the Ladybirds picked up a 72-49 win to remain undefeated in District Monday night on ...

Officer makes connections with middle school youth | News  El Campo Leader News

El Campo Middle School's new School Resource Officer is known by the students for his full “sleeves” of tattoos, but also for his willingness to not only protect ...

High school student dies in single vehicle wreck  El Campo Leader News

An El Campo High School student died in a single vehicle accident on FM 960 near County Road 456 Thursday afternoon.

Strutter recitals coming up | Community News  Victoria Advocate

The South Texas Stutters will host recitals for all of its locations. Victoria will have a recital at noon and at 6 p.m. June 15 at the Victoria Fine Arts.

Parents' emotions real, not fake | News  El Campo Leader News

Parents Shayne and Senae Farrar knew the role they would be playing as parents of a deceased teenager in the Shattered Dreams reenactment at Ricebird ...

El Campo museum offers fun learning for youngsters  El Campo Leader News

Summer camp classes remain under way at El Campo Museum of Natural History, 2350 N. Mechanic St.

Sisters get in the swim of things at Victoria West  Victoria Advocate

All Vivian and Gwen Shepherd knew about the swimming program at Victoria West was what their father told them.

Louise ISD board president issue challenge at 80, follows through  El Campo Leader News

With the “Rocky” theme song playing at the Louise High School track Wednesday, the district's school board president celebrated his 80th birthday with a quarter ...

EC cheer among best in Texas | Sports  El Campo Leader News

The El Campo High School Varsity Cheerleaders made their second annual trip to the UIL State Spirit Competition in Fort Worth to compete for the State title ...

District 27-5A Swimming & Diving Meet results | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

District 27 5-A Meet. Following are results from the District 27-5A swimming and diving meet held Thursday and Friday at the Victoria Aquatics Center.

EC team tennis ends year in Bi-District  El Campo Leader News

El Campo's winter team tennis made it through District play, finishing in second place and made the playoffs. In Bi-District the Birds fell in the first round to ...

Child killed in crash donates organs, saves three  El Campo Leader News

An 11-year-old El Campo boy who died in a car accident in Hungerford a year ago has saved three lives due to organ donations.

After 101 years of football, El Campo looks for 1st state championship  Victoria Advocate

At 17, El Campo High School senior Cole Hunt is looking forward to starting college at Rice University in the fall. One of his greatest achievements, he said, ...

El Campo Police Department on Patrol | News  El Campo Leader News

No card, big problem. Burglars with visions of cash in hand targeted Han-D-Pak Drive In, 1110 Palacios, around 2:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, but came up a little ...

With strong group, Ladybirds heads to District | Sports  El Campo Leader News

At the start of the season during one of the teams first practices, Coach Gabe Villarreal told his varsity team he wanted one thing this year, a 20-win season.

Community remembers 18-year-old's love of life | Education  Victoria Advocate

EL CAMPO - Sitting in the stands at Ricebird Stadium, hundreds of people watched colored balloons ride the wind into the sky as they reminisced on the life of ...

Family mourns loss of adventurous young woman | Wharton  Victoria Advocate

Brittany Graham was someone who loved the outdoors, dancing, mudding and animals.

James "Jimmy" Calvin Perry | Free  Fort Bend Herald

James “Jimmy” Calvin Perry, 60, of East Bernard passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at a Richmond Hospital. He was born on March 6, 1958 in ...

Cedric Herring | Obituaries  El Campo Leader News

Cedric Orrin Herring of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. He was born Oct. 1, 1958, in El Campo to Laura Harris Herring and the late Curtis.

Cantu's track for success went through VC | Education  Victoria Advocate

Inocente Cantu thought he had squandered his only opportunity to get out of the Wharton County cotton fields.

Louise ISD hires new assistant principal | News  El Campo Leader News

An educator and coach takes over as Louise ISD's district assistant principal, continuing his father-in-law's legacy.

GOLF: Needville golf team takes first place at El Campo  Fort Bend Herald

The Needville Blue Jays golf team brought home first place at the El Campo High School Tournament at the El Campo Country Club on Monday.

El Campo teenager killed in collision with train near Blessing  Bay City Daily Tribune

BLESSING - A senior at El Campo high school was killed and her passenger critically injured after their vehicle collided with a train near Blessing on Thursday.

Body found in Matagorda County last year identified as missing teen

GALVESTON – A body discovered last year by Wharton County investigators is that of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in 1990 while working at a ...

Ricebirds mascot ready for Friday | Education  Victoria Advocate

Akaih Randall, a sophomore at El Campo High School, does her best to entertain the crowd as the Ricebirds mascot.

Buried remains found 25 years after girl went missing  Houston Chronicle

Rosemary Diaz was finishing up work at her new part-time job at Dane's Country Store in the small community of Danevang, southwest of Houston, when she ...

Children escape injury; truck driver critical (Video) | DeWitt  Victoria Advocate

YOAKUM - Three schoolchildren escaped serious injury after a pickup hauling a trailer collided with a Yoakum school district bus on a rural road Friday morning.

Active TB Case Found At Fort Bend ISDs Bush High School

RICHMOND, TX — Officials with Fort Bend County Health and Human services will be testing 600 students and 27 teachers at George Bush High School after ...

Chad Waligura

At age 17, Chad Waligura suffered a paralyzing injury after diving into a swimming pool and fracturing his cervical vertebrae. Hunting was the one thing Waligura ...

Ricebird cheer squad's work pays off at NCA camp  El Campo Leader News

Members of the El Campo High School varsity cheerleading squad recently won Performance Top Team and numerous other awards at the National ...

El Campo FFA Chapter brings home more than $20K from San Antonio show  El Campo Leader News

Second semester means it's stock show season for El Campo FFA Chapter members. This past month, members were busy participating in the San Antonio ...

Cuero quarterback makes transition from baseball to football  Victoria Advocate

Michael Barta was pitching in the baseball playoffs less than two weeks ago.

Fatal shooting at Laredo hotel stuns towns  San Antonio Express

LAREDO — The shooting of two children Tuesday at the Holiday Inn off Interstate 35 shocked residents of Laredo and El Campo, a small town southwest of ...

Wharton County Youth Fair announces royalty for coming year  El Campo Leader News

Crescent Hall was the place to be from early Saturday afternoon into early evening, as families and friends gathered to cheer on their favorite Wharton County ...

Cleveland HS senior accused of posting threat to Snapchat  KPRC Click2Houston

An 18-year-old Cleveland High School senior was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, according to Cleveland Independent School District.

2 Deer Park campuses targeted by threats last week  KPRC Click2Houston

Two students issued two separate threats to two Deer Park Independent School District junior high school campuses last week, according to a press release ...

Former KAVU-TV reporter among 22 killed in Afghanistan  Victoria Advocate

Former KAVU-TV reporter and anchor Glenn Selig was among those killed in a Taliban siege of an Afghanistan hotel.

Pictures showing teen with guns prompts concerns at Katy school  KPRC Click2Houston

Authorities at two more schools in the Houston area Tuesday were investigating social media posts that prompted security concerns, adding to a growing list of ...

Likely remains of teen missing 25 years found in Texas  USA TODAY

On Nov. 24, 1990, Rosemary Diaz left work at a country food store near her home in Danevang, Texas, and never was seen again.

Stratford HS student who made Snapchat threat will not face charges  KPRC Click2Houston

Spring Branch Independent School District Police said no criminal charges will be filed against the student in a Snapchat video in which he brandishes a ...

Snapchat threat toward Pasadena Rayburn HS leads to student arrest  KPRC Click2Houston

Pasadena ISD officials say as of right now, there is no credibility to an alleged threat against Pasadena Rayburn High School.

Ruschhaupt-Zbranek | Weddings  Victoria Advocate

Shari Lynn Ruschhaupt of Corpus Christi and Zachary Lee Zbranek of Rosenberg, were married at 2 p.m., on June 11, 2011, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic ...

Needville teen threatens junior high in Snapchat post with shotgun image, authorities say  KPRC Click2Houston

A 14-year-old Needville Junior High School student has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, according to Fort Bend County authorities.

Spectra Energy Selects 2016 Scholarship Recipients  PR Newswire

HOUSTON, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced that 10 children of company employees have been selected to ...

Shout Outs for May 22, 2019 | Brazos Living  Brazosport Facts

We asked readers to send well wishes to local graduates, and the outpouring was amazing.

GOLF: Fulshear, Farrow run away with titles | Sports  Fort Bend Herald

FULSHEAR — The girls from Fulshear High School won the Lamar Consolidated ISD Girls Golf Invitational at the Weston Lakes Country Club on Wednesday.

Police department welcomes 1, promotes 3 | News  Bay City Daily Tribune

The Bay City Police Department welcomed one new officer and promoted three others in a ceremony Thursday, Feb. 7 in council chambers at City Hall.

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