Month: September 2016

Early Morning Bust Nets Illegal Narcotics, Arrest

Anderson County Clearing the Streets By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ANDERSON COUNTY – The morning hours of Sept. 22 were not so good for one alleged drug dealer in the county. Damion Robinson, 39, was apprehended around 8 a.m. by ACSO drug interdiction and narcotics officers. After several weeks of investigation into Robinson’s alleged crimes of manufacturing and delivering illegal chemical substances, ACSO officers secured an arrest warrant for Robinson and a search warrant for the premises in question. Upon executing the warrants, Robinson was taken into custody without incident and a search of the scene yielded a chemical...

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Just Another Day at the Office

Anderson County Sale Barn Office, That Is By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The cows, calves and baby bulls were running fast and furious through the sale barn show pen Wednesday, Sept. 21. It’s just another day at the office for Randy Lowery and his family and crew – but what a day! The Anderson County Sale Barn, aka Elkhart sale barn, was opened in 2002 by and has since been serving an important role in the community ever since, according to Lowery. The company largely sells for and to small to medium sized ranches, a large part...

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Elkhart ISD Tops Out Testing Scores Again By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The State of Texas Academic Assessment Testing (STAAR) results are in and once again, Elkhart has established its ISD as among the highest in the state. The district students consistently placed highest across the board in all categories, according to Dr. Ray DeSpain. There are four major classifications for scoring for the Texas Education Agency accountability records: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. “Results of standardized tests, known as the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, identify Elkhart...

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Elkhart Senior Headed Up

On September 14, the National Merit Scholarship Foundation selected 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Senior Jason Urbina was one of the elite selectees. The students selected are described by the foundation as “academically talented high school seniors” and have earned an opportunity to compete for some of the 7,500 scholarships worth approximately $33...

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New Elkhart Student Council Elected

The Elkhart Student Council for 2016-2017 is ready and waiting to serve in their brand new capacities. The student body elected the corp leaders by majority vote earlier this month. The student council represents the student body in meetings, liaisons between staff and student, coordinates with parents, donors and organizers for special events and lobbies hard to help the student body achieve every merit available. On the back row are Treasurer Angel Webb, Secretary Bryson Adair, President Haleigh Chapin, Vice President Landon Estes, Front row: Roberto Gonzalez, Camilla Dominguez, Kilee Lasiter (6th grade representatives); Alana Canaday, Caleb Vaughan, Kayleigh...

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