The Panola County Republican Women hosted a meet-and-greet event with U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert on Thursday at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Gohmert met with conservatives from the region and then spoke for about an hour about current political battles.


Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.