DEPORT — Deport officials continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 with no reported cases in the city, according to a press release by Mayor John Mark Francis.

The mayor of Deport, charged with theft by a public servant, pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to a lesser charge of abuse of official capacity and received a one-year probated sentence with deferred adjudication.

“One minute we were a normal family, the next our worlds have turned upside down. Our hearts are broken with the passing of our sweet baby,” Rodney Moll's mother posted, along with a gallery of photos of Rodney.

While many consumers are logging online to do their Christmas shopping, there are perks to looking for keepsake gifts closer to home, such as supporting the community and unearthing unique treasures made by local people.

This year, Deport’s annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Line-up for participating groups and organizations will take place at 3:30 at the park near First Baptist Church.