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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana...texas.. Atchafalaya River At Morgan City Sabine River Near Deweyville The Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River Near Deweyville. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2018 at 10:21pmExpires: April 24, 2018 at 12:22pmTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Author: Cheril Vernon

Grapeland ISD Approves Pre-K 3 Program

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The implementation of a Pre-K 3 program at Grapeland Elementary School was approved by the members of the Grapeland Independent School District Board of Trustees during a regularly scheduled monthly meeting held Monday, April 16. “The interest in our Pre-K 3 program (for children 3 years old) is up to about 22 students,” reported GES Principal Cassie Satterwhite. “We get calls daily (asking) if it’s been approved yet or not.” As Satterwhite pointed out, no daycare center exists in Grapeland with the exception of small, in-home facilities. According to Satterwhite, the opportunity...

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Grapeland City Council Discusses Library Funding

  By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – A contract which would provide $45,000 in funding to the Grapeland Public Library was discussed by the Grapeland City Council during a regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday, April 17. As Mayor Balis E. Dailey explained, the funding provided through the contract would be prorated over a period of five years. Councilman George Pierson, former mayor, reminded the council of a previous attempt made at coming to an agreement with the library. “I offered a win-win situation, and they turned it down – said that we were in their business,” he pointed...

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D.A.R.E. to Say No: Elkhart Students Participate in Anti-Drug Program

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter ELKHART – As National D.A.R.E. Day was celebrated Thursday, April 19 at elementary and middle schools across the country, the fifth-grade students of Elkhart Intermediate School were hard at work on essays detailing what they have learned throughout the course of their semester-long participation in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Officer Pat Douthit-Green of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is the designated D.A.R.E. officer for the county, responsible for traveling to four of the eight school districts to spread awareness of the dangers of drugs. “We’re in the classes once a week;...

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Forestry Update 4-19

By Gary Allen Burns, consulting forester For federal income tax purposes, capital purchases (equipment) have a bonus depreciation for new assets of 50 percent in 2017. The Section 179 deduction is $500,000 on new or used equipment, but it is phased out for annual accumulated purchases of $2 million or more. You must have an “earned income” to use this deduction, which is in regular depreciation – cost spread out over...

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Houston County Lake Report 4-19

67F surface water temperature, water stained in color, water level 2 inches above normal level. Good black bass morning fishing to 8 pounds 1 ounce on a Carolina rigged worm near the marina and up to 5 pounds 9 oz black bass in 3 feet of water Good crappie to one pound each near boat piers on live minnows. Good bream on live worms off piers. Good catfish to 3 pounds off piers using live worms and stink baits, and on jug lines with shad. Crockett Family Resort Cottages, Marina, & RV Park Houston County Lake 75 Dogwood LN W Crockett, Tx 75835 936-544-8466...

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