Author: Will Johnson

Lady Bulldogs Suffer First District Loss

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter NEW WAVERLY – The Crockett Lady Bulldogs were sporting a 2-0 District 21-3A record when they hit the road on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for a basketball game against the New Waverly Lady Bulldogs. New Waverly came into the contest with a record of 1-1 in district play after a loss to the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans and a victory over the Trinity Lady Tigers. The visiting Lady Bulldogs kept the game close but ultimately it was the home Lady Bulldogs who emerged with the 55-47 win. Crockett opened up the game with cold shooting from...

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Bulldogs Open District Play with Loss

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Bulldogs opened the district part of basketball season on Tuesday, Dec. 20 against the New Waverly Bulldogs. The Bulldogs in blue threatened to run away with the game in the first half, but ice-cold shooting from the floor in the third quarter doomed Crockett as the Bulldogs in maroon escaped with a 70-55 victory. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter as both Lucky Daniels and Keshaun Smotherman dropped in four apiece while Marcus Smith had three. B.J. Anderson scored two as did Harvey Stewart...

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Around the Rim in Anderson County – Dec. 25

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – As the month of December slowly moves towards Christmas, many of the area teams are taking a break from playing basketball and gearing up for the district part of the schedule. Since it’s Sunday, it’s time to take a look back at the week in Anderson County hoops. The Cayuga Lady Wildcats opened district play against the Frost Lady Polar Bears with a 62-16 win on Dec. 13. They followed that up with 48-46 district win over the Itasca. The Kerens Lady Bobcats put an end to the Lady Wildcats winning...

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Grapeland ISD Approves New Construction for Elementary

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – By a margin of 5-2, the Grapeland ISD Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a plan to construct a new elementary school. The GISD Board had been considering either to use completely new construction or to extensively renovate the 60-year-old building with some limited new construction. After the board re-emerged from a lengthy closed doors session, regarding what course of action to pursue with the elementary school, a motion was made and seconded to go the route of all new construction. When the votes were cast, the total showed five in...

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“We Want Answers!”

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a series on the CWSC. The first article examined the accountability of the CWSC Board of Directors and was published in the Dec. 18 edition of The Messenger. The second part of this series will address the responses given by the CWSC regarding questions previously asked by shareholders.) HOUSTON COUNTY – During the monthly meeting of the Consolidated Water Supply Corporation (CWSC) Board of Directors meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, shareholders in the corporation wanted answers to questions which had been asked in previous meetings....

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