Month: December 2016

All-District Gridiron Selections for District 12-2A DI Released

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – With the loss of the Centerville Tigers to the Refugio Wildcats in the State Semi-Finals on Dec. 9, all the football teams from District 12-2A DI are now out of the playoffs. The Groveton Indians won the district but fell to the San Augustine Wolves in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 35-34 The Indians were joined in first round defeat by the West Sabine Tigers as they lost to the Carlisle Indians 38-30. The Lovelady Lions were seeking to duplicate their run from last year when...

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Around the Rim in Anderson County – Dec. 18

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – A the month of December hits the midway point, basketball has taken center court. The majority of teams have been on the road the past two weekends in tournament play. While some of the area teams have fared better than others, the Pool Play and Bracket Play has helped give some of the younger players some valuable experience as the season nears district action. Since it’s Sunday, it’s time to take a look back at the week in Anderson County hoops. The Cayuga Lady Wildcats started last Tuesday, Dec. 6 with...

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American Legion Plans for Events

American Legion Post 134 Plans for Events By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The American Legion Post 134 and Auxilary Unit 134 are stoking the excitement for the New Year’s Eve party this year. The Legion and Auxilary have worked “exceptionally hard” setting up the party and organizing prizes, drawings and music, according to Post Commander James Meachen. The popular Perry Little Band, who often plays at the Old Lovelady Gym, will provide the dance tunes inside the recently refurbished, newly non-smoking dance hall at the Legion. At the regular meeting of the Post on Monday, Dec. 12,...

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Students Use Covered “C” Tree Farm as Canvas

Art Students Practice Skills During Visit to Covered “C” Tree Farms By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter LATEXO – Dec. 2 dawned gray and chilly, but it didn’t stop the bustle of activity at Covered C Christmas Tree Farm at 5540 CR 1830 in Latexo. Owners Chuck and Kathy Curless were up early, prepping the farm for the influx of Latexo High School art students arriving at 8 a.m. Several different sized trees were pulled from their water basins in the barn, shaken, placed in fresh water and prepped for a short career as “models” for the students. The Curless...

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Mistletoe Market Event Set for Dec. 17

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – It’s the mistletoe time of the year, Mistletoe Market that is, according to Torchlight Academy in Crockett. The Mistletoe Market will open for business Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The preparatory academy invites the public to annual Christmas fun-fest to enjoy handmade arts and crafts, silent auctions, small business and home-based business products and programs, favorite holiday foods and drawings, silent auctions and lots of prizes. There are gift ideas under $25 and everyone is welcome to come shop around and enjoy a favorite holiday treat from the food courts. A few booths are still available, according to the staff. The festival will be held at 304 S. 7th St. in Crockett, behind the Methodist Church in the Old Gym at the Clark street entrance. For more information, call Shirley Hughes at 936-546-6195, Dawn Irwin at 936-546-6854 or Laura Salomon at 936-349-5671....

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