Author: Will Johnson

All Hail The Queen!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – There was only one award left to present on Saturday night. Bethany Nelson, Miss Rhone Funeral Home had been awarded the title of Miss Congeniality. Hailee Sheridan, Miss Bartee Construction, was selected as Miss Photogenic. Madison Holbrook, Miss Holbrook Electric, was presented with the trophy for the talent competition. Elizabeth Thorpe, Miss Grapeland Noon Lions Club, was awarded the trophy for Sec ond Runner-up and Madison Holbrook, Miss Holbrook Electric, was selected as First Runner-up. This was THE moment six young ladies had been waiting for. After a brief pause – which...

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Crockett City Council Names Successor for City Administrator’s Position

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – With the recent announcement of Crockett City Administrator Sean Hutchison’s resignation, the Crockett City Council moved quickly to fill the pending vacancy. During a council session held on Monday, Oct. 17, the council members approved the appointment of City Secretary Mitzi Thompson as the interim City Administrator and Fire Chief John Angerstein as the Interim Deputy City Administrator. After the council had disposed of previous agenda items, Crockett Mayor Robert Meadows and four of the five council members retired into executive session at 6:51 p.m. to discuss the upcoming vacancy. Mayor Pro...

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City of Grapeland Amends Ordinance

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland City Council took action to amend an ordinance during the Tuesday, Oct. 11 meeting which may curtail several activities held throughout the City of Grapeland. Information provided by the city states, “Ordinance 95-1 is hereby amended and revised to require a permit and documents/information as put forth herein for large assemblies, parades, activities with vendors or sales of any type and mass gatherings that are conducted in the City of Grapeland to adhere to the following (these exceptions are excluded – church events held on church property, school sponsored events...

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Elks, Lady Elks Run Down District Championships

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The District 18-3A Cross Country Meet was held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and featured three teams from Anderson County. The district is comprised of seven teams. They are:  Buffalo, Elkhart, Frankston, Leon, Malakoff, Teague and Westwood. The Elkhart Lady Elks’  varsity team, individually, went 2-4-10 and captured the team title as their top five runners all finished in the top 25. The Elkhart Elks also captured the team title, led by William Harris who finished first individually. In both the girls and boy’s competitions, the Elks won first, the Malakoff Tigers and...

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Lions Devour Pirates, 43-0

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter DEWEYVILLE – The Lovelady Lions hit the road last Friday night for a game with the Deweyville Pirates. The Lions came into the game with a record of 5-0 while the Pirates sported a record of 4-2. With a regular season winning streak spanning back to 2014 on the line, the Lions took care of business as they demolished the Pirates by a final score of 43-0. Following the game, Lovelady AD/Head Coach Jon Lowery assessed his team’s performance as well as their upcoming game against the Centerville Tigers. “We will learn a whole...

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