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Effective: April 25, 2018 at 8:19pmExpires: April 26, 2018 at 10:18amTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Author: Will Johnson

World Champion

Lucas Wins Title in NHSFR Girls’ Cutting By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter WYOMING – “The cutting horse’s dance of mastery over a cow is a beautiful thing to watch…” – Charlene Strickland. It’s even more beautiful when the rider can hold the championship buckle aloft at the end of a competition. One talented young lady from the Crockett area has done just that. Houston County’s Jaime Lynn Lucas stood on the brink of a National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) championship last Saturday after her first two rounds of the girls’ cutting horse competition. Her first round of competition...

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Sirens, ESDs, Code Adoption Discussed by Elkhart Council

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The emergency sirens put in place by the city of Elkhart several years ago have been a hot topic of conversation in the last few Elkhart City Council meetings and the sirens were back on the agenda during the Tuesday, July 18 council session. Elkhart Mayor Mike Gordon reported he and Mayor Pro-Tem Billy Jack Wright had attended a July 7 meeting with Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Anderson County officials in regard to the emergency warning devices. “We came to the conclusion that the county should run the sirens...

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(Un) Smooth Criminal

Crockett Man Hit with Multiple Charges By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Police Department apprehended a 45-year-old man and charged him with a litany of criminal activities which began after a traffic stop on July 4. Christopher Mark Jenkins, from Crockett, was booked into custody on July 19 and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest. Jenkins had previously been arrested on July 4 for failure to identify a fugitive from justice and providing false information to law enforcement. Jenkins also had a blue warrant issued for his arrest. Under...

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SHSU Healthcare Focus Group Held in Grapeland

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Though unrelated to the recent closure Timberlands Healthcare in Crockett, the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Center for Rural Studies, held a focus group meeting in Grapeland on Thursday, July 20 at the Grapeland Senior Citizens Center. In a previous interview with The Messenger, Dr. Shannon M. Lane with the SHSU School of Nursing discussed the purpose of the focus group. “This is something that has been in the works for about two years. It’s kind of serendipitous that it happened now,” she said. “We...

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*Updated* Elkhart Council Terminates City Manager

Malone Let Go After Less Than Two Months  By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – During a meeting of the Elkhart City Council held on July 18, the council voted to terminate the position of city manager held by David Malone. Malone had been with the city of Elkhart less than two months. When the council went into executive session at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, it was stated on the meeting agenda the elected city officials would deliberate and evaluate “… all aspects of (the) position, work performance (and) employment status of (the) city manager.” At 8:37...

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