By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – In a called meeting of the Houston County Commissioners Court, the commissioners approved accepting bids for roadwork on County Road 2210. The meeting was held on Tuesday, June 20 with only two items on the court’s agenda. Once the meeting was called to order by County Judge Jim Lovell – and with no comments from the public – the court addressed the listed agenda item. During a meeting of the commissioners court held on June 13, a motion to declare a 140 M 3 motograder in Precinct Three as surplus was...Read More
Author: Will Johnson
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LOVELADY – While school may be out for the summer, the business of running a school district continues. After former Lovelady ISD Superintendent Dr. Micah Dyer resigned to accept the superintendent’s position in Cuero ISD, the Lovelady Board of Trustees selected John Reynolds to lead the district on an interim basis. Reynolds has nearly five decades of service in public education in a variety of roles and had previously served as the Lovelady ISD superintendent before he moved to the Region VI Education Service Center. In his second stint in Lovelady, Reynolds has been...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – One of three men wanted in connection with a Houston County home invasion on June 12 has been arrested in Kentucky. Jay Barrett, 17, was apprehended in Jackson County, Ken. on June 18 after an anonymous tip alerted law enforcement officials in the Bluegrass State to his location. According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Facebook page, Barrett and two unidentified men kicked open the door of a residence in the incorporated area of southern Houston County during the early morning hours of June 12. “According to Houston County Sheriff’s...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – In the 2000 movie “The Patriot,” the character of Benjamin Martin – played by Mel Gibson – stated, “I have long feared that my sins would return to haunt me, and the cost would be more than I could bear.” After several budget workshops, an executive session, a city council meeting and two public hearings, the City Council of Grapeland adopted a balanced budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 on Thursday, June 15 by a vote of 4-1. Councilman Will Watson cast the dissenting vote. And while the budget may be balanced, decreased...Read More
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