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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service In Midland Has Issued A * Severe Thunderstorm Warning For... South Central Eddy County In Southeastern New Mexico... Northeastern Culberson County In Southwestern Texas... * Until 445 Pm Cdt/345 Pm Mdt/. * At 406 Pm Cdt/306 Pm Mdt/, A Severe Thunderstorm Was Located 18 ...Read More.
Effective: May 23, 2018 at 4:06pmExpires: May 23, 2018 at 4:45pmTarget Area: Culberson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service In Midland Has Issued A * Severe Thunderstorm Warning For... Western Pecos County In Southwestern Texas... South Central Reeves County In Southwestern Texas... East Central Jeff Davis County In Southwestern Texas... * Until 445 Pm Cdt. ...Read More.
Effective: May 23, 2018 at 3:58pmExpires: May 23, 2018 at 4:45pmTarget Area: Jeff Davis; Pecos; Reeves

Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Midland Has Issued A * Flash Flood Warning For... South Central Reeves County In Southwestern Texas... East Central Jeff Davis County In Southwestern Texas... * Until 630 Pm Cdt. * At 324 Pm Cdt, Doppler Radar Indicated Thunderstorms Producing ...Read More.
Effective: May 23, 2018 at 3:24pmExpires: May 23, 2018 at 6:30pmTarget Area: Jeff Davis; Reeves

Author: Cheril Vernon

Ouita Skidmore Dailey O’Dell

Ouita Skidmore Dailey O’Dell, of Grapeland, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, the 31st day of October, 2017 at the age of 94 at her residence. Ouita was born on the 8th day of September, 1923 in Grapeland, Texas to Arwine Skidmore and Cora Estell.  She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Grapeland.     Mrs. O’Dell was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry H Dailey, Jr.; second husband, O. B. O’Dell; sister, Gwen Skidmore Walton. Ouita O’Dell is survived by her daughters, Carman Richburg and husband Than of Grapeland, Texas, Ruth...

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Houston County Lake Report 11-2

Special to the Messenger 69F surface water temperature, water stained, and normal level. Slow black bass to 4.5 pounds near docks or stumps at the pump station on pumpkin seed colored large brush hogs. Fair crappie using live minnows in 20 feet of water. Good catfish on jug lines to 3 pounds using shad or perch. Crockett Family Resort Lodging, Marina, & RV Park Houston County Lake 75 Dogwood LN W Crockett, Tx 75835...

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FORESTRY UPDATE by Gary Allen Burns 11-2

By Gary Allen Burns Prescribed fire was used by Native Americans and later by many European settlers. In the early 1900s, however, landowners were discouraged from using prescribed fire. In the 1940s Smokey Bear’s message was “Only you can prevent forest fires,” but the message is now “Only you can prevent wildfires,” as we recognize that prescribed fire can maintain a healthy ecosystem. The fire kills brush and small trees that might grow and compete with southern pines and create a dense canopy that prohibits sufficient sunlight from reaching the ground and encouraging herbaceous...

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SUNNY THOUGHTS FROM SUNSET by Vance Drum 11-2

By Vance Drum Our revival preachers — Tommy Sprinkle, Ottis Byers and Winston Spencer — were great last week.  The worship was heaven-sent, and the fellowship of our area churches was blessed. The Sunset pastor continued our series on Sunday, “Running the Race:  Facing Life’s Challenges with Confidence and Hope,” with a message, “When the Race becomes a Walk.”  The text was from Isaiah 40 31:  “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Can you think of the last time you got really, really tired, and thought you could not take one more step?  You had to lay down and either get some rest, or die.  Sometimes, spiritually, we may despair even of God’s presence and help because our minds are clouded by difficult circumstances and desperate conditions. The pastor made three points:  (1) The Complaint; (2) The Creator; (3) The Help. (1) The Complaint.  Israel was going through hard times, probably brought on by their own rebellion against God and God’s will, as v2 refers to Israel’s “hard service” and “her sin.” So, in v27, Isaiah records: “Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?’”  Israel’s complaint was...

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EVER WONDER by Jacque Scott

Days and Months Ever wonder why the days and months are named like they are? How they came to be named the names that we call them today?  Let’s see if we can dig a little into the origins of the names of days and months. Sunday gets its name from the Sun.  In olden times the sun was worshiped because it gave heat and light. It was a wonderful and mysterious god.  The moon was worshipped as a lesser god and considered the wife of the sun. The sun was considered the father. So Monday gets its name from the moon.  The sun rode his mighty chariot by day and the moon rode her serene silver chariot by night. Tuesday was named for the brave Norse god,  Tyr.  Legend has it that Tyr was very brave and sacrificed an arm making a fierce wolf a captive.  In French, Tuesday is called Mardi after the Greek war-god Mars.  The planet Mars was also named after the same god. Wednesday was named for Woden or Oden the chief God of the Norsemen.  We keep the ‘d’ in Wednesday because it really is Woden’s day.  Thursday, again, was named for a Norse god. Thor was the god of thunder.  He was the same as the Greek god Jove, and he was the strongest of all the gods.  It was thought that...

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Wednesday 05/23 30%
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Thursday 05/24 20%
High 88° / Low 67°
Partly Cloudy
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Friday 05/25 40%
High 89° / Low 69°
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