Author: Will Johnson

Runnin’ Down a Dream

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – Perfection. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word as, “An unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence.” It doesn’t occur very often and very seldom does it happen in the world of athletic competition. At the high school level, athletic perfection is as rare as a unicorn. Excellent and very good are definite possibilities but as far as perfection, there are way too many variables to take into account. Homework, girl/boyfriend issues, hormones, and teen angst work against it on a daily basis. Latexo ISD, however, has a new athletic director who knows a thing...

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Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – In 2014, after sitting empty for nearly three years, Cornerstone Programs took over the former Crockett State School facility. In an eleventh hour move, however, State Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) began to question the need for Cornerstone in Crockett and effectively caused the facility to shutter its doors by the mid-fall of the same year. Sen. Whitmire is the chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee which oversees the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. The facility sat vacant, once again, but earlier this year, a company known as Serenity Place expressed an interest...

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Sign of the Times

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – “It’s theft plain and simple,” Precinct One Constable Morris Luker said about the theft of political signs. “We’ve been getting complaints from the south end of the county about people stealing candidate’s campaign signs,” the constable indicated. The signs he referenced are in the race for the County Commissioner Precinct Three position on the November ballot. The candidates for the position are Reggie Berry (D) and incumbent Pat Perry (R). “I do not believe it is the opponent who is doing this. I believe it is people who feel they are...

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Crockett ISD Recognizes Maintenance Department

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – A meeting of the Crockett Independent Board of Trustees was held on Monday, Sept. 26 and was highlighted by board recognition of the CISD Maintenance Department and the acceptance of a grant in the amount of $880,000. After the meeting was called to order by Board President Lela Wheeler, the first order of business was the hearing of public comments. Area resident Bob Grier had signed up to address the board and said, “I have a couple of questions, but I have to give you some material on the topic I have...

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Lovelady Shutouts Timpson, 27-0

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter TIMPSON – The Lovelady Lions hit the road for a game against the Timpson Bears in their last non-district contest of the season and returned home with their regular season winning streak intact after a 27-0 shutout of their hosts. Lovelady came into the game with a 3-0 record while Timpson had a 2-1 mark under AD/Coach Kerry Therwanger. Therwanger had held the same position in Lovelady for the past 13 years until he resigned in the spring to take the Timpson job. “It was almost like a homecoming game,” Lovelady AD/Head Coach Jon...

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