Eli Gabriel Clayton
May 19, 2014

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

Heather and Cole Clayton of Rhome announce the birth of a son, Eli Gabriel

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Students named to TWU Honor Roll

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Several Wise County students made the Dean's List during the fall 2013 semester at Texas Woman's University.

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Rancher’s power-line battle gains attention

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Wise County rancher's battle to budge the power line he says was built in the wrong place is gaining attention from landowners and utilities as Texas regulators prepare to decide the line's fate.

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Godfrey wins mayor’s race

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Louis Godfrey will transition from the council to Rhome's top job after winning the mayor's race Saturday. He defeated Mark Lorance, who once held the mayor's post, 117-88. Lorance said he was asked by several people to come back and run again. "I gave it a shot and tried to get my message out there the best I could, and it just didn't work out," he said. "If the citizens want someone else to step into that position, then that's OK. "I volunteered my services, tried to get my message out and I guess Louis had a better message." Godfrey says he feels "fine" about the win, and he wants to see the city grow in a positive way. "I want the city to have positive relations all the way around," he said. "It's time to get a master plan into effect, but not all of this will take place overnight. "... I plan to work very hard for the people of this city, whatever it takes to get the job done," he said. "I'm not afraid of long hours, and I'm not afraid of hard work, as long as we can all stay on track and do things together, I think we'll all do just fine." Two at-large council seats were up for grabs and were secured by incumbents Jo Ann Wilson and Michelle Pittman. Wilson received 122 votes, and Pittman got 90, beating Timothy Robison (79), Shawn Holliman (48) and Jason Miller (38). "I am pleased that people wanted me back in, and I got more votes than I ever have," said Wilson, who is starting her fourth term. "I really enjoy it. A lot of people have my cell phone number, and that's good. If I can be of any help, I will try. I think that's important, particularly in a small town. I just appreciate all the support I've been given." Wilson said she would like to address water needs and road repair in the next two years. Pittman's win secures her second term, and she wants to see the city develop a five-year plan for a safety complex that would house the police and fire departments. She also wants to include a community center and sports fields in that plan. She said they also need to evaluate infrastructure for water and sewer to ensure everything is in place to accommodate growth, especially commercial growth. Pittman said she's honored to be re-elected. "It's been a rocky two years, but it's been a privilege to get to be a part of helping people," she said. "We've had a lot of challenges, and I feel like I've been the Lone Ranger sticking up for some things that I feel strongly about ... I want to get away from that."

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Power line fiasco starts fire

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wells Fargo bank in Rhome caught fire Monday after the power supply was yanked from the building in an unusual accident.

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Suspect ‘Loves’ then leaves; Man crashes car at truck stop, flees on foot

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014

A traffic stop turned into a brief chase, crash, manhunt and arrest early Friday morning in Rhome.

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Power line dispute, rancher questions placement

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Johnny Vinson of Rhome is not your typical underdog. At 82, he is a rancher who has sold more land than most rural Texans could imagine owning.

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Linda Mason

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014

Linda Mason, 64, a retired cake decorator for Wal-Mart, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Rhome.

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Colin James Tucker
April 15, 2014

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dustin and Joy Tucker of Rhome announce the birth of a son, Colin James

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Rhome Councilman makes heartfelt request for collaboration

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Big changes could be coming to a trademark event in the city of Rhome.

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Council, citizens debate carport issue

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Carports proved to be a hot topic at the Rhome City Council meeting Thursday.

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Joyce Marcella Lewis

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Joyce Marcella Lewis, 83, a former longtime resident of Rhome, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Coryell County.

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Connor Aiden Barrow
March 31, 2014

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cynthia and Sonny Barrow of Rhome announce the birth of a son, Connor Aiden

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Council to consider budget change

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

According to city staff, the water department in Rhome does more than check meters and fix leaks.

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Scherb released, facing solicitation, porn charges

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014

Merle Scherb, charged with online solicitation of a minor and three counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography, was released from Montgomery County Jail Thursday.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Back in Austin – Rhome’s Taylor returns to town that gave career a boost

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014

Troy Taylor returned Friday to Austin - the town he's grown to admire and not for it's famous nightlife.

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Klan supporters recruit in neighborhood

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Last week, under the cover of darkness, someone distributed flyers in a Rhome subdivision attempting to recruit members for the Ku Klux Klan.

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Man faces solicitation, child porn charges

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014

A 28-year-old Rhome man has been charged with online solicitation of a minor and three counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography, all felonies.

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Librarian collapses, dies after work

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014

Linda Gillespie of Rhome worked tirelessly for the town's small public library for 10 years.

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Linda Faye Holmes Gillespie

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014

Linda Faye Holmes Gillespie, 71, the longtime librarian for the city of Rhome, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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