Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the call at 98 County Road 34721, including Lamar Point, Hopewell, Powderly and Faught. They found the home fully engulfed upon arrival, responders on scene said.

CHICOTA — Almost 100 friends and neighbors turned out Friday night in support of a man most residents of this far northern Lamar County community call “Mr. Chicota,” who has been diagnosed with bone cancer.

The Novice Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual “All You Can Eat Chili Supper” fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.

Cason Wagner was traveling west on FM 197 when he entered a curve at an unsafe speed, said Department of Public Safety information officer Mark Tackett. Wagner lost control of his 2003 Ford pickup truck; it left the roadway and rolled several times. 

Families who received county water for the first time in an Arthur City neighborhood, including the Starks family, in far northern Lamar County recently expressed their appreciation Saturday to those responsible with a barbecue luncheon at the Powderly Fire Department.


The Dairy Queen at 9967 U.S. 271 N, has received a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.

Nobody was injured in a Tuesday collision involving a tractor trailer and a pickup that left the semi on its side and the pickup wedged between the truck and trailer.