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Crockett ISD Moves Forward on Tax Ratification Election

No Tax Hike Stressed by Board By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter   CROCKETT - The Crockett Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees met in a called meeting...

Latexo ISD Highlights STARR Results

Student Achievements Recognized   By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – During the Latexo Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting held on Thursday, May 9,...

A Dynasty Continued

Latexo UIL Math Wins State for 8th Straight Year By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – While number seven was close to heaven, number eight is just...

CISD Considers Tax Rollback Election

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  CROCKETT – The Crockett Independent Board of Trustees met in a regularly scheduled meeting, held on Monday, April 29, to discuss...

Grapeland ISD Discusses Elementary Construction

Board Receives Update on Storm Damage By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Grapeland Independent School District Board of Trustees...

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Urgent Care Facility Expected to Open in Early Spring  

Growth Continues for Grapeland in 2018 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Given the current state of health care in Houston County, the importance of opening...

Here We Grow Again!

American Depot Holds Grand Opening By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – While the convenience store/gas station has been open since August, the American Depot held...

Update on Darling Ingredients Facility

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – During a meeting of the Grapeland Noon Lions Club, an update was provided on the planned Darling Ingredients...

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State Rep. Trent Ashby Files Civics Test Proposal

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter TEXAS – Beginning later this year, Texas high school students could be required to pass a civics test in order to...

Rep. Brady Reflects on Passing of George H.W. Bush

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. – As former President George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Kevin Brady took time...

O’Rourke Senate Campaign Makes Stop in Crockett

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – In horse racing terms, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke started out his U.S. Senate campaign as a longshot. Slowly,...

From Tragedy to Unity

Remembering 9/11 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – In 2001, there was a divide in the country. The USA had just gone through a presidential...

Comptroller to Send August Sales Tax Allocations to Cities and Counties

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – Area cities and counties will soon receive their July sales tax revenue disbursements from the state. In a...