Author: Cheril Vernon

Frank M. Penny, Jr.

Frank M. Penny, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his residence in Conroe. He was born June 23, 1929 in Crockett to parents, Frank M. Penny, Sr. and Minnie Snook Penny, graduated from Crockett High School in 1949 and eventually served in the Texas National Guard. Frank lied to his mom, telling her he was taking art class, while all the time he was using the money to learn how to fly airplanes! He went on to teach his father how to fly and owned several small planes. Frank married the love of his life, Robbie...

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Walter Eugene Benskin Jr.

Walter Eugene Benskin Jr., age 87, of Kennard went to be with his Lord and Savior September 1, 2016 in League City, Texas. Walter Benskin was born October 18, 1928 in Llano County, Texas to Walter and Willie Benskin. As a youngster, his mother called him “Sonny”, a nickname he kept all of his life. He served in the US Army during the Korean War being stationed in Germany and later was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant. He married Martha Lue Burk during those years and remained in that loving state of matrimony for 65 years. Together they raised...

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Jean Laughlin McLeod

Jean Laughlin McLeod, 72, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016, after her battle with cancer. Jean was born August 20, 1944, in Goose Creek, Texas, to Geneva and Wilmer Laughlin. She was a proud 1962 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, where she was active in the Robert E. Lee Marching Band and various other student organizations. Following high School, Jean went on to attend and graduate from Texas Christian University, where she earned degrees in English and History. Additionally, Jean participated in the TCU marching band. After graduation, Jean pursued a 37-year career as a History and...

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Backstrap and Biscuits

Hunting Season Rapidly Approaching By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter TEXAS – It’s about that time again, the best season of all – backstrap, biscuits and beans season. Nothing compares to sitting around the campfire, stuffed full of venison and enjoying the cool nip in the air except feeling ‘full freezer’ happy. Those are sensations reserved for Deer Season here in Texas. Already empty deer corn bags litter the sides of the roads, (please don’t litter, folks) and pounds of salt and deer ‘caine are headed out to favorite stands. Laws about deer hunting and hunter safety are in place...

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Open House at KEB

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ELKHART – Keep Elkhart Beautiful is less a title than a mission, according to Rosemary Biel. The new 501c3 program, formerly under the auspice of the City of Elkhart, is now run by a different board and funding sources. The non-profit organization is seeking members, and the no-stress membership requirement of one meeting per year makes it easy for anyone who’s interested to participate. “Though, you are free to come to all the meetings, of course,” Biel laughed. “We are excited about the Open House coming up Saturday, Sept. 10,” Biel said. “The program...

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