Month: November 2016

Sliced, Diced and “Chopped (Junior)”

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – It’s a given that young girls and boys will, at some point in their childhood, venture into the kitchen and ask to help mom or dad make dinner. Most will give it a try, realize it takes a little more effort than anticipated, wander back to their Play Station™ or X-Box™ and call it a day. Some will find they’re pretty good at making dinner and will continue to help mom and dad every now and then. A select few, however, will find they have a real passion for food and its...

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Here We Go, Again

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Fronted by David Coverdale, the English hair metal band Whitesnake first recorded the tracks to arguably their biggest hit, “Here I Go Again” in 1982. It didn’t pan out for the band when it was first released, so they re-recorded it, re-mastered it and put the song out once again in 1987. This time it worked and the 1987 version was selected as one of the Top 100 songs of the 1980s by VH1. While Coverdale and guitarist John Sykes probably have no idea where Grapeland, Texas is, the symbolism between the...

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CPD Uses Social Media to Nab Culprit

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – In less than 10 hours, the Crockett Police Department’s use of social media aided in the apprehension of a male suspect who robbed a Crockett convenience store on Saturday, Nov. 26. The male suspect, who claimed to have a gun, robbed the SNS Express convenience store, located at 1500 E. Loop 304 in Crockett at approximately 3:30 p.m. Officers with the Crockett Police Department were dispatched to the location and after they reviewed the store’s surveillance video, CPD released the suspect’s photo on the social media website Facebook and asked for the...

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Oh Deer!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – It was a phone call with an unexpected result. On Nov. 5, a male subject identified as 59-year-old Mickey Ray Carr from Galveston, called the Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and stated he was holding a man at gunpoint. An affidavit of probable cause indicated Carr informed the HCSO dispatcher “… that the man he was holding at gun point was operating a tractor out there and it was against the game laws.” After the call was received, HCSO Deputy William Gardner was dispatched to the area, across from the Houston...

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Heartbreaking Loss

By Barrett Steed Messenger Sports PALESTINE—The Crockett Bulldogs took on the Arp Tigers in the Regional Semi-final round of the State Playoffs on Friday, November 25. After last week’s victory over the Clifton Cubs, the Bulldogs looked to continue on their road to state against the dangerous Arp Tigers. A costly fumble for Crockett would give the Tigers an early possession in the first quarter and the shift in momentum would force the Bulldogs to overcome an early 6-0 deficit. In the second quarter, Crockett would answer with a touchdown and take the lead, but Arp would tack on...

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