Author: Cheril Vernon

Houston County Lake Report 8-3

91 F afternoon surface water temperature, water stained, and normal level Very good black bass to 6 pounds 3 ounces using orange belly Rogue.  3 pounds 4 ounce bass using white and green plastic frog in the shallow water.  B est times 8AM and 8PM. Good crappie evenings using live minnows with 10-15 each under one pound and a 1pound 13ounce crappie. Good bream off piers and points using live worms. Good catfish on jug lines using shad and fresh water shrimp.  Crockett Family Resort Cottages, Marina, & RV Park 75 Dogwood LN W Crockett, Tx 75835 936-544-8466...

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WEEKLY BIBLE COMMENTARY by Wes Woodard 8-13

Many times we see God, the Father, working with the other two members of the Trinity or with other men to accomplish His will.  In Genesis 1:26 it says, “Let’s make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. In Revelation 4:9 the Father is sitting on His throne with 24 elders around Him worshipping Him. Then in Revelation 5:10 it says “…men from every tribe and tongue and people (group) and nation to be a kingdom of priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth.”  (Others ruling with God and His Son.). In Titus 1:5, the Apostle Paul says to Titus, “For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you.” The pattern is clear: a local church should be guided by older, godly men called elders, and certainly not one...

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THE WEEKENDER: Strong Woman Discusses Personal Responsibility

The Strong Woman “Personal Responsibility” By Claire Cooper Black  We just left a Town Hall meeting where our U.S. Congressman, Kevin Brady, was the speaker.  Mr. Brady did a decent job of explaining the current issues that are facing all Americans.  And unlike most Town Hall meetings with Congressmen, this one was very calm.  UNTIL …  After the Town Hall, the Hubster and I stepped outside and met with some other residents of Houston County.  The Berry’s are new to our county and are both former military.  They are very sweet people.  And I say this because of my actions.  I got, well let’s say, a bit “animated” while we were discussing 44care.  And not in a good way.  The Berry’s are Democrats and as no surprise to anyone who has read our columns over the years, the Hubster and I are Republicans.  The Berry’s are in favor of 44care.  We are not.  The Berry’s accepted my apologies for getting over “animated” and we went on to discuss a few other topics.  As I drove home from the meeting, I wondered why I became so “animated.” Then I realized the reason for it.  All my life I have tried to be a responsible citizen.  I follow the laws.  I pay my taxes.  I pay my licensing fees.  I pay my auto, health and business insurance.  I give to charities....

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HORACE MCQUEEN: Request for Rain – and Higher Cattle Prices!

We are ready for a frog strangler of a rain — that will bring new life into hay meadows and pastures. Hay baling pretty well stopped in our area as we wait for is still a downer — prices are down as much as 15% or so in the last few weeks. Maybe producers need to consider keeping those ready to wean calves and put them on a separate pasture with some feed and pray for better prices. Last week at local sale barns steer and heifer calves again dropped considerably compared to the previous week. Sellers never know what to expect from one day to the other. But when the market drops $5 to $10 a hundred pounds in one week, it may be time to start looking at the reason (or reasons) for the price plunge. One thing for sure, we have plenty of commodity traders sitting in their fancy offices in the big cities and trading in the cattle futures market. These traders don’t own a cow — or plan to. But they are a gigantic influence on what cattle bring at local markets. Michelle Shepard lives in Anderson County and says she is a 100% gardener-homesteader. Michelle says she really loves to hear from old timers about the history of Texas, especially East Texas where we live and work.  She has got interested in weather...

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Robert Eugene Kimble

Robert Eugene Kimble, age 83, passed away August 2, 2017 at Houston Methodist Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born November 29, 1933 in Steubenville, Ohio to Lloyd and Mary (Campbell) Kimble. Mr. Kimble earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, and remained an avid Buckeye fan for life. He retired from British Petroleum as the U.S. Terminals and Distribution Director. His greatest passions were his family, travel and above all sailing. He was a member of Houston Yacht Club and sailed the East Coast of the U.S. to Texas, and throughout the Caribbean and...

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