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The Terrell ExCEL, which was closed to the public in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, is reopening on Monday, March 22, TISD announced.

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In another sign that redevelopment of downtown Terrell is more than a pipe dream, the City Council this week OK’d a funding package worth more than $900,000 as part of a public/private partnership for restoration of the old Anderson and Griffith buildings at Moore Avenue and Adelaide Street.

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Although last week’s snow, ice and bitter cold has moved on, the headaches for many homeowners and businesses in and around Terrell continued to linger as they deal with the storms’ aftermath.

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The weather threw a wrench into the week’s COVID-19 vaccinations at the Hub site in Terrell; however, the site is expected to be up and running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week.

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The arctic grip on Terrell finally began to loosen and power was restored by Thursday morning to more than 500 customers in the city who had gone without electricity for several days.

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Record cold temperatures and snow have caused treacherous roads, cancellations, frozen pipes and problems with the state’s electrical grid as a polar air mass lingers over much of the United States and North Texas.

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After a summer that saw the closure of the city’s pool and the drastic curtailment of activities for young people as the pandemic rolled on, the city of Terrell intends to reopen its pool at Ben Gill Park in June and run a full slate of youth sports.

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Terrell residents should beware of a reported scam in which a caller claims to be Capt. Arley Sansom of the Police Department.

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Terrell residents got a double dose of good news this week with the announcement of vaccination sites at TVCC’s Health Science Center and at Walmart, both in Terrell.

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The city of Terrell on Tuesday signed an agreement with Kaufman County that will provide the city with $8.45 million in transportation funds – funds that ultimately will help leverage another $34.35 million.

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Plans are underway to stand up a COVID-19 Hub vaccination center in Kaufman County with a goal to be in operation on Jan. 25, assuming vaccines are available from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Terrell District 3 City Councilwoman Mayrani Velazquez retained her seat on the city council Tuesday night by defeating Jonathan Preston 278-104 in a runoff election.

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The Terrell Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the first-ever cancellation of the Stanley Ballard Sr. Christmas Parade.

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Terrell police late Wednesday morning responded to a shooting death, and the suspect in the killing remained at large later Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

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A 14-year-old boy was in custody Wednesday at the Van Zandt County Juvenile Detention Facility and a 1-year-old child was dead after being shot Tuesday in the 2100 block of Juniper Drive at the Windmill Farms Community.

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Abbie H. Anderson, a fierce advocate of public education and a member of the Terrell ISD school board for three decades, died on Nov. 3 in Terrell. He was 92.

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In a 3-2 decision Tuesday, the City Council voted down a final plat sought by MJ Locating Service regarding 12.5 acres of land situated just south of Temple and Runnels and just east of State Hwy. 34.

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The City of Terrell offers free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday at the municipal airport, 400 British Flying School Blvd. To register, go online to GoGetTested.com

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The King’s Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Film Alley, which is at the Crossroads at Terrell, 750 American Way.

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Kaufman County broke big for Republicans up and down the ballot Tuesday, helping to give the GOP a sweep of statewide offices and President Donald Trump 38 electoral votes from Texas.

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KEMP – County and federal law enforcement officers seized 182 pounds of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $473,000 from a residence in Kemp on Wednesday, Oct. 21, according to a news release from the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office.

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Roughly 70% of the Terrell High students who were failing a course after the first nine weeks come from students who are attending school virtually from home, schools Supt. Georgeanne Warnock reported to the school board on Monday.

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The Terrell City Council on Tuesday took action that moves forward two substantial development projects – one involving an assisted living center, the other a large residential project.

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A gesture worth a million dollars continues to pay big dividends for Terrell, Terrell ISD, Trinity Valley Community College and hundreds of students who are gaining a more secure financial future through an education in the field of health care.

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The United Way of Kaufman County intends to conduct its second annual Veteran’s Day 5K Run on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will be a “timed run” for those who enjoy competition.

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Terrell police this week were investigating the death of a woman whose decomposed body was discovered at her home in the 1000 block of Glenda Street, according to police.

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Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, which will decide everything from the next president to Texas 5th District congressman to U.S. senator to a slate of Texas judiciary seats, begins Tuesday, Oct. 13 and lasts through Friday, Oct. 30.