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Sheriff Donnie Barrera announces retirement

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera announced his retirement, effective May 31, during the Wednesday, May 22 Highland County commissioners meeting. The sheriff’s early retirement comes after over 30 years at the HCSO, and just shy of a decade as sheriff.


Wilma (Brown) Riddell

Wilma (Brown) Riddell, 85 of Gilmer, Texas, formerly Hillsboro, passed away Monday, May 20, 2024 in Gilmer, Texas.   


EPA’s clean power plan prioritizes net-zero over grid reliability

Coal and natural gas plants provide 60% of the U.S.’ affordable, reliable, and baseload power. In a time of increased electricity demand, America needs to double down on harnessing these sources – not abandon them. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recently finalized Clean Power Plan 2.0 (CPP) rule, however, takes the country in the wrong direction.