Author: Cheril Vernon

It’s That Time Again!

Kalin Center Style Show and Luncheon By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – It’s that time of year again, and all eyes are on the Kalin Center. The Ninth Annual Kalin Center “Styles for Smiles” extravaganza is coming up September 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. All the favorite boutiques, catering by Larry Bruce Gardens and loads of doorprizes, balloon raffles and high speed bidding for auction items mark the event as one of the premiere charity venues in Crockett and Houston County. Make your reservations now, tickets will not be sold at the door. Individual entry fees...

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The Price is (Al)Right

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – ‘Detective Leea Price’ … It has a certain ring to it. The Crockett Police Department detective herself certainly thinks so. She has worked very hard to reach the position and in the effort, distinguished herself as a leader and role model. Price has been in the news much of late, her dedication and persistence in pursuit of the career she wants distinguished her early on, even amidst her outstanding crew of peers. Though Price is far too modest to boast, many of the staff and youngsters in the schools she visits believe...

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Dude, Where’s My Crop?!

Multi-County Drug Cartel Interdiction Yields Massive Haul By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ANDERSON COUNTY – The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reaped almost 4,000 marijuana plants Sept. 1 from an illicit field hidden the woods in the area of ACR 157. Sheriff Greg Taylor headed up the multi-county drug interdiction operation for Anderson County’s phase of the operation. His unit assisted Smith County in their operations yesterday, Aug. 31. Taylor and the team were on the ACR 157 site at approximately 4:30 a.m. to begin operations to capture suspects and to contain and destroy the illegal crop. “This morning about...

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Grapeland Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Rhone Funeral Home

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The Grapeland Chamber of Commerce welcomed the brand new Rhone Funeral Home to the network of Grapeland and Houston County enterprises Sept. 1. The newly constructed building was designed by Ben Rhone and he and his wife Kari own the business, partnered with John Rhone. Both Rhone men are second generation funeral home specialists, and John explained the business represents a lifelong dream for the two families. “My wife Kari and I are the owners. We are looking forward to helping Houston and Anderson and surrounding counties. “This is a dream of...

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Moosehead Heads Aid Shipment

Bereft Louisiana Residents Get Houston County Helping HandBy Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – “Houston County is a small, family community accustomed to helping each other, but it goes far beyond that,” Judy Scott said. Scott is the Executive Assistant for Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce. “When Joni Clonts, the owner of the Moosehead Café and Crockett Printing heard about the flooding in Baton Rouge, she went into action. She picked up the telephone and within hours had solicited the help of the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce, Crockett Sheriff’s Department, Pastor Darryl Bennett of Eastgate Family Church and...

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