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Putting the Band Back Together

GISD Board Hears Band Presentation By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Sandie Band is growing. The resurgence of the band started under the direction...

From The Desk of Don Jackson

Special to The Messenger GRAPELAND - Hello Sandie Nation, I hope your summer break is off to a great start. We are busy tying up...

STAAR Results, Legislative Update Provided To Latexo ISD Board

LHS Takes Third Overall in State UIL Academics By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – The Latexo Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regularly...

Grapeland School Board Swears In Trustees, Reorganizes

Longtime Trustee Eddie Childress Retires By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regular meeting on Thursday,...

CISD Ring of Honor Nomination Deadline Extended

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The deadline for nominations into the 2019 Crockett ISD Ring of Honor has been extended until Friday, June 7...

Gallaway Hired as Latexo Elementary Principal

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO - The Latexo Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special meeting on Monday, May 28 in order...

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Carmen Dailey Richburg

Cleo Blakeley

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Johnnie W. Weaver

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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,...