Author: Will Johnson

Well, What Had Happened Was …

Felonious Toenails Lead to Fugitive Apprehension By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  CROCKETT – Following an arrest in the early morning hours on Oct. 16, a woman accused of assaulting a police officer and slicing the officer’s finger with her toenails provided law enforcement officials with information on the whereabouts of a Houston County man wanted for aggravated robbery. According to an affidavit of probable cause, “On Oct. 16, at about 3:54 a.m., (Crockett Police Department) Officer Jeffery Dean conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on East Bowie Avenue. The vehicle was registered to Jason Kelley, who had a...

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Week 8 Preview

Playoff Implications on the Horizon By Chris Boothe Messenger Sports It’s one of those good news, bad news types of weeks for several area teams. A few suffered a setback or two, while others picked up some impressive wins. Regardless, there is still plenty of football left to be played this year, and quite a few games with some playoff implications. Here is a look at this week’s action. Grapeland Sandies (4-2, 1-0) vs. Timpson Bears (5-1, 1-0) Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm John Herbert Eakin Stadium, Timpson, TX The good news? The Grapeland Sandies are 1-0 in district...

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Lovelady Slams West Sabine, 46-12

Lions Open District with Win By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter PINELAND – The Lovelady Lions were on the road last week as they traveled to Pineland for their district opener in District 12-AA DI against the West Sabine Tigers The Lions were coming off of a bye week following a heartbreaking loss at home to the Timpson Bears to close out September. Given the extra week of preparation, Coach Jon Lowery had his team more than ready to play as the Lions came out of the locker room ready to play and mauled the Tigers by a final score...

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Elks Slaughtered by Lions, 44-7

Loss Drops Elkhart to 1-2 in District By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – The Elkhart Elks welcomed the Teague Lions to Jerry Ives Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 13 for a District 9 AAA DI matchup and as you might have guessed from the aforementioned date, it was bad luck for the Elks. The Friday the 13th game started off well for the Elks as John Ashford returned the game’s opening kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown. The extra point by Jacob McSwane was good and before quite a few fans could even get settled into their seats, Elkhart...

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Oh, Deer – Hunting Season is Here!

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter TEXAS – For hunters in the Lone Star state whose chosen method of deer annihilation is the bow and arrow, hunting season has been in full swing since the end of last month. With the second half of the month of October underway and an autumn chill creeping into the air, those who prefer to hunt with guns are chomping at the bit to don their camo, settle into their stands, and try their hand at bagging the elusive “turdy point buck.” Before trekking off into the woods, however, it is imperative that hunters...

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