Author: Cheril Vernon

Barbara Jean Sibley

Barbara Jean Sibley, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2017, in Tyler.  She was born in Crockett to John O. Roberson and Wilma Inell Wilson Roberson on June 20, 1946.  Family was the most important thing in Barbara’s life.  She loved all her children very much, including her precious dogs, Sabrina and Mia.  Barbara was well known for being the best cook, she loved to cook for her family and friends. Barbara is survived by her children, Robert Beauchamp of McKinney, Richard Beauchamp and wife, Adrienne of California, Keith Beauchamp and wife, Angie Strickland of Talty, Brenda Tefend of...

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Flora Cleone Marquis

“Cleone would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.” Cleone was a blessing to her family and friends. She always put others before herself whether it be giving a helping hand, a smile or just a kind word. Cleone was born in Houston, TX on October 30, 1940. She is...

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Master National event expected to bring money into local economy

By Cheril Vernon Messenger Copy Editor PALESTINE – Dog and hunting enthusiasts from across the United States will descend upon the Palestine area for the next two weeks as the 7,500-acre BigWoods on the Trinity hunting retreat on the Trinity River bottoms of Tennessee Colony hosts the Master National Retriever Club’s 2017 Master National event. Opening ceremonies and a banquet will kick off the Master National’s events today at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine. Registration will continue on Friday, Oct. 13 with the Master National Retriever Club (MNRC) Licensed Hunting Test starting on Saturday, Oct. 14 and continuing...

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FORESTRY UPDATE by Gary Allen Burns

There have been at least four documented sightings of black bear in East Texas. They appear to be young males looking for new home ranges and are probably from Oklahoma and Arkansas. While bears from these two states, as well as Louisiana, occasionally wander into East Texas, breeding pairs have been absent for almost 100 years. If you encounter a bear, biologists recommend that you talk calmly while backing away slowly. Don’t make direct eye contact and don’t run away. If the bear approaches, they advise that you stay put and raise your arms or jacket to appear larger and then yell at the bear. It is against the law to kill a bear in Texas. Penalties are up to $10,000, with added civil restitution, fines, jail time and loss of hunting privileges. The bear is listed as threatened by the State of...

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Houston County Lake Report 10-12

83F surface water temperature, water stained in color, and normal level. Good black bass to 5 pounds 7 oz and many small bass to 4 pounds on artificial worms Good crappie on live minnows in 14 feet of water around brush. Good bream on live worms off piers and near grassy banks. Good catfish 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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