By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – With the loss of the Tenaha Tigers to the Bremond Tigers in the Regional Finals on Dec. 2, all the football teams from District 11-2A DII are now out of the playoffs. The Grapeland Sandies and the Timpson Tigers both fell in the first round of the playoffs. The Sandies lost 23-6 game to the Iola Bulldogs while the Tigers fell to the Evadale Rebels by a score of 52-41. The Overton Mustangs fell to the Bremond Tigers 48-13 in the Area Round while Tenaha also fell to Bremond by a...Read More
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By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – Houston County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in the Mon. Dec. 12 armed robbery of the Brookshire Brothers grocery store in Crockett. As a part of a nationwide program, Houston County Crime Stoppers is dedicated to making Houston County a SAFER community with cooperation from citizens through Anonymous Tips that help Law Enforcement officials solve crimes in the area. Houston County Crime Stoppers may be reached at 936-545-TIPS (8477). You may also contact the Crockett Police Department at...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating two male suspects who robbed the Brookshire Brothers grocery store on the evening of Monday Dec. 12. According to a press release from CPD Lt. Clayton Smith, “At approximately 7:57 p.m., “Two male subjects entered the Brookshire Brothers store located in the 400 block of N. Fourth St. in Crockett. The suspects were in the store for a short time, casing the store out, before approaching the cashier and holding he r at gun point.” The suspects directed the...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The weather outside was indeed frightful, but the community spirit inside the Creamery on Main Street was very delightful as the Grapeland Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Christmas at the Creamery on Main event held on Thursday, Dec. 8. With temperatures expected to be at or near the freezing mark, the Chamber had decided to move event inside to accommodate those who might not otherwise have ventured out on a frigid December night. The Creamery was converted into an assembly hall earlier in the day and decorated with Christmas ornaments, tinsel and...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter KENNARD – A 35-year-old Kennard man was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation after he was caught in the act by occupants of a Kennard residence as he attempted to leave the residency with property belonging to the occupants. Christian Matthew Thames was apprehended by deputies with the Houston County Sheriff Office (HCSO) and charged with burglary of a habitation on Tuesday, Dec. 6. He also was charged with one count of bringing a prohibited substance into a correctional facility after a bottle of prescription medication was found in his possession after...Read More
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