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Mayor Wanda Dukes sits at her desk at City Hall, keeping regular hours since being sworn in as the first black woman to be mayor of Refugio on July 19. She was appointed by the city council to fill the mayor's position upon the resignation of Joey Heard.
Tim Delaney photo Mayor Wanda Dukes sits at her desk at City Hall, keeping regular hours since being sworn in as the first black woman to be mayor of Refugio on July 19. She was appointed by the city council to fill the mayor's position upon the resignation of Joey Heard.
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Refugio mayor logged long path of hard work
A full story on Mayor Wanda Dukes will appear in this week’s County Press.
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Jose Luis Portillo Merino
Jose Luis Portillo Merino, 49, of Refugio, died Monday, July 18, 2016. Mr. Merino was born March 8, 1967, in Mexico to Irineo Portillo Ramos and Margarita Merino Garcia. Survivors include his paren...
Rubey Klemcke
WOODSBORO – Rubey Ethel Klemcke, 87, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Klemcke was born in San Antonio Dec. 25, 1928, to Earl and Mary Rubey Breeding Uhl. She married William S. Klem...
Francisco Eduardo Abila
WOODSBORO – Francisco Eduardo Abila, 42, died Thursday, July 14, 2016. Mr. Abila was born Dec. 18, 1973, in Sinton to Librado J. Abila and Janie Moya. Survivors include his parents; one daughter, J...
John Miller
REFUGIO – John Henry Miller, 94, died Monday, July 11. Mr. Miller was born Oct. 6, 1921, to Mary C. Miller of Woodsboro. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Moore Fune...

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Refugio’s first black female mayor
by Tim Delaney
REFUGIO – Longtime Refugio Council member Wanda Dukes was sworn in ...
Woodsboro man dies in wreck
by Tim Delaney
WOODSBORO – A local resident died in a two-vehicle crash near Woods...
Power lifter McGuill visits summer reading program
REFUGIO – Throughout history, sports and games have kept people bus...
$500,000 turned away for Woodsboro Mission Oaks water improvement project
REFUGIO – Turning down money has become a sign of the bad economic ...
Hearing set in Bayside fatality case
by Tim Delaney
REFUGIO – A clerk in the Calhoun County District Clerk’s Office sai...
Road projects long from finishing
by Tim Delaney
REFUGIO COUNTY – Travelers down Farm-to-Market Road 774 will encoun...
Houston couple, dog emerge OK in rollover
by Tim Delaney
REFUGIO – A Houston couple and their dog were inside their Toyota T...
NRCS: Take time to be heard, attend local conservation program meeting
BEEVILLE – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) i...
Communities support local law enforcement in wake of tragic shootings
by By Tim Delaney, Shane Ersland and Jason Jansky Special to the County Press
While local law enforcement is understandably shaken by the shootin...
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood drive July 13
REFUGIO – South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will conduct a blood ...

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