Month: February 2017

Crockett Man Arrested for Indecency with a Child

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – A Crockett man was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 23 after it was alleged he had improperly touched a juvenile as she was walking home. According to a probable cause affidavit, 39-year-old Stacy Bernard Henry accosted the juvenile just before 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon and initiated an “… inappropriate conversation with her.” The juvenile victim informed police officers she did not know who Henry was but described him as wearing “… plaid PJ pants, a gray hoodie, black cap and had multiple tattoos including one of a tire on his neck,” the affidavit...

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Shining a Light on the Sex Trade

Part Two: Trading Stilettos for Boots and Worn-out Jeans By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  GRAPELAND – In part one of this series published in the Sunday, Feb. 18 edition of The Messenger, readers were introduced to Teresa Richenberger, who left her East Texas home of Deadwood (near Carthage) at the age of 14, moved to Houston and fell into the dark world of the sex trade. Sex, drugs and alcohol quickly became a way of life for this East Texas teenager. Fortunately, after several failed attempts, Richenberger was able to escape the tentacles of that world and has recently...

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Crockett, Palestine Mayoral Races Contested

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – While the county, state and federal primaries have run their course, the local elections are just now heating up. Filing for a place on the May 6 ballot for local municipality, school board and hospital district elections ended Feb. 17. The City of Crockett has three positions up for election in May. The mayoral race will see two candidates vying for the top spot after Joni Clonts and Billy Groves filed to run for the city’s leadership role. Incumbent Robert Meadows decided not to run for another term. District One will...

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Storm Damage

Storms ripped through the area early Monday morning, leaving behind a damaged facade at Crockett Farm Fuel as well as downed power lines near Crockett ISD. While initial reports indicated a tornado may have touched down, it appears the damage was created by straight-line...

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GHS FFA Chapter to Host Land Judging Contest

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Who would have thought the Super Bowl would have an effect on the Grapeland FFA chapter? With all the planning that went into maybe the greatest Super Bowl ever, one little detail may have been missed which gave the Grapeland FFA a chance to shine during National FFA Week as the chapter hosted a Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation contest earlier this week. Because Super Bowl LI was held in Houston, the start date of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was pushed back to March 7. As a result, several FFA...

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Flood Warning

3:22 AM CST on February 23, 2018
12:00 PM CST on February 26, 2018
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 02/23 30%
High 69° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 02/24 80%
High 74° / Low 45°
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Sunday 02/25 20%
High 67° / Low 42°
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