“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.

Dollar General will come to Deport on June 11, 2020, Mayor John Mark Francis has announced. Led by a group of four investors, the plans and development of the proposed store have been approved, Francis said. 

Athletes come in different shapes and sizes. They compete locally and globally, and that is the case for local gymnasts Jessica Francis and Rylee Chapman of Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute Inc.