Overton Press to close June 2


The Overton Press, the newspaper of record for the City of Overton and Overton Independent School District, will close next month. June 2 will be the last issue. Founded in 1930, The Press was the eighth – and most successful – newspaper of the town, following The Enterprise (1880), The Overton Opinion, The Overton Observer, […]

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Arp Heritage Festival


BUDDING TROUPER! Live music at the Heritage Festival May 14 came from Arp City Park Pavilion courtesy of Brett Westbrook, singing “Running for our Lives,” a composition by his own hand. Westbrook was performing in only his second live concert. He is a freshman at Troup High School. J. M. Jones/Press photo ARP …

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Balloon Shop opens


The Balloon Shop, located at 118 S. Rusk St. in Overton, opened last Thursday with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce. Owners Diana Sieber and Jamie Copeland, holding scissors, were joined by vendors who have items in their shop, which customers may enter through The Hairitage salon next door. …

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Bonnie & Clyde Festival


  The annual Bonnie & Clyde Festival is this Saturday, May 21 in downtown Gibsland, Louisiana. At 10 a.m. the first of five re-enactments of scenes from the crime career of the infamous bank robbers will begin. Public Enemies, a Texas- based group of actors recreating 1930’s outlaws, are the performers. Parade starts at noon and […]

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City Wide Garage Sale


SPRING CLEANING TIME! – It’s almost time for the city-wide garage sale sponsored by the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, May 28, is the day of the sale. Anyone in the Overton, New London or Sexton City area can list a garage sale in The Overton Press for just $5 and let shoppers know […]

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Refrigerator for sale


Estate fridge, 2 X 2.5 feet X five-feet high. Three years old, fine condition. $30. Call 903-834-6178 or 903-399-6623 and ask for Joe.

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The Overton Press is published weekly by East Texas Community Newspapers.