Author: Will Johnson

CEIDC Names Gentry as Executive Director

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (CEIDC) recently removed the interim tag from Interim CEIDC Executive Director James Gentry’s title and selected him as the full-time leader of the organization. CEIDC Board of Directors President Chris von Doenhoff made the announcement during the public forum portion of the Crockett City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 6. “As you all know, we have been without an executive director since October and we have had the good fortune of having a volunteer fill in for these last few months, as best he...

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Lady Mustangs Ride off with Third Place

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CENTERVILLE – The Slocum Lady Mustangs were on the road this weekend as they traveled to Centerville to take part in the Centerville Tournament. While it wasn’t the result the Lady Mustangs were hoping for, they did manage to capture third place in the highly competitive tournament. In their first game of the tournament, Slocum defeated the Lovelady Lady Lions by a final score of 38-28. In their next game, the Lady Mustangs took down the Leon Lady Cougars by a score of 59-31. Against the Buffalo Lady Bison in Bracket Play, however, Slocum...

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Several Area Athletes Selected to TAPSE All-State Team

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Over the weekend, the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) released its Class 2A All State High School football selections and followed up on Monday, Dec. 12 with the Class 3A list. Both lists had a distinct East Texas flavor and several area schools – Cayuga, Crockett, Elkhart and Grapeland – added their own dash of seasoning to the mix At the Class 3A level, the Crockett Bulldogs had three honorees while the Elkhart Elks had two. First Team All-State Honors were bestowed upon Crockett Bulldog Tim Riley for his play on...

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Around the Rim in Houston County – Dec. 15

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – A the month of December hits the midway point, basketball has taken center court. The majority of teams have been on the road the past two weekends in tournament play. While some of the area teams have fared better than others, the Pool Play and Bracket Play has helped give some of the younger players some valuable experience as the season nears district action. Since it’s Thursday, it’s time to take a look back at the week in Houston County hoops. Starting in Crockett, Crockett Bulldogs are just now getting their...

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All-District Gridiron Selections for District 11-2A DII Released

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...

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