Just as the summer is starting to really heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. This year with COVID-19, going back to school will look a bit different. For those children who will be going back to in-person classes, it will be important to take precautions to make s…
JEFFERSON — The paranormal, scientific and historical will collide for a supernatural good time next month during the 30th History, Haunts and Legends Paranormal Conference in downtown Jefferson.
The Panola County Historical Commission will unveil a new state antiquities landmark medallion at the Old Jail this upcoming Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Panola Watchman is accepting submissions for its annual Veterans Day section honoring local residents who have served in the military.
Two new double-sided, 20-foot billboards of Panola County African-American historical events, both past and present, are being added to the outdoor museum in Cook’s Quarters.
When the annual Carthage Christmas parade was cancelled last week due to COVID-19 concerns, a lot of people were disappointed. David Britt decided to do something about it.
Parishoners of St. William Catholic Church gathered Saturday in Anderson Park in Carthage for a public prayer of the rosary. The prayer event sought to solve America's key problems by turning to God. The national event organized by America Needs Fatima sponsored rosary rallies at noon on Oct…
The Carthage Noon Lions met at the Ross Ballroom on the campus of Panola College and heard from Jennifer Randall about the great need and great work of Mission Carthage on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The Country Music Hayride will present "HANK Country" on Saturday, Oct. 10 with Dusty Boots and special guests Ben Davis, Matt Mercado and Keaton Bradbury.
Kevin East wants to share a different perspective on leadership — one that’s rooted in following and learning from the Bible and Jesus.
Carthage’s annual Halloween on the Square won’t be taking place this year because of COVID-19 — but a community trick-or-treating event is being planned by Love Well.
I love October for several reasons. First and foremost, of course, is that it’s my birthday month. Then, there’s the cooler weather, Potlatch and state fairs (oops, not in 2020!).
A East Texas resident’s company is hosting a virtual women’s leadership conference in honor of October’s representation as “Women’s Month.”
A new exhibit will be displayed at the Marshall Place gallery, which will be a joint show between Panola College Art Professor Amanda Clements and Executive Director of the Marshall Regional Arts Council Claudia Lowery, kicking off with an artist reception this Sunday.
The Sammy Brown Library will host a book club at 10 a.m. every Thursday during the month of October for kids in first through sixth grade. It begins Oct. 1.
St. John's Episcopal Church is hosting a blessing of the animals service in honor of St. Francis of Assisi's feast day on the lawn outside the church on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
The Carthage Noon Lions Club program for Sept. 24 was presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Glenn Raborn. He gave the latest in licensing regulations as well as upcoming hunting seasons.
The Lake Murvaul Northside Community Park got a tremendous boost from the American Heritage Girls of Carthage when they took on refinishing the pipe fence surrounding the park.
Members of the Panola County Historical and Genealogical Association will be holding several fundraising projects in the near future to help with monies needed for immediate renovation at the Old Jail historical building.
The 7th annual Panola County Senior Expo is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Carthage Civic Center and has some major modifications this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gary High School production theater class put on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare Thursday evening at the Esquire, and they’ll put it on again Saturday and Sunday at the Esquire.
The Sammy Brown Library is hosting an interactive story time through Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Carthage walking trail. The library is providing a paper copy of the story of “The Gingerbread Man” at the library for families to pick up and take with them as they walk the trail, find the stones…
Panola County Extension Agent Clarissa Moon is promoting an upcoming Walk Across Texas event while looking at the area’s health statistics.
Whether you’re looking to add a bit of beauty to your porch or making the most out of space in the backyard, gardeners can grow any vegetable in a container that they would normally grow in the ground.
The Country Music Hayride and the Esquire Theater will hold a casting call in November for the first play of a new community theater group called the Esquire Players.
National Preparedness Month begins Sept. 1, but Hurricane Laura and drought conditions wasn’t going to wait for Texans to prepare for potential disasters.
A Rockport-based photographer’s photo of the Milky Way perched way up in the sky above the Cypress trees and Spanish moss at Caddo Lake has garnered almost 200,000 views on social media.
A come-and-go retirement reception for Watchman publisher Jerry Pye is planned Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. Pye is retiring at the end of the summer after nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.
Omowali Lumumba is seeking nominations for a planned statue at his African-American Wall of Fame. The statue will honor an African-American woman, past or present, that deserves to be honored in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage.
Sirens, honks and shouts of love could be heard around the block of Panola Nursing and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, as well-wishers gathered to celebrate Everlyn Calloway Taylor’s 104th birthday.
A Brookshire Brothers-initiative to fight food insecurity raised $100,000, with the company donating the money to food pantries and nonprofits throughout their service area.