Author: Will Johnson

On a Hot Summer’s Night …

On a Hot Summer’s Night … Bulldogs and Elks Square off in Scrimmage By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – Finally! After two weeks of sweating under a hot East Texas sun, area football teams kicked off the 2016 football season with scrimmages against someone other than their own teammates. The Crockett Bulldogs hit the road and traveled to Elkhart to take on the Mighty Elks in a match-up of former district foes. Both teams showed flashes of what will come later in the season. The Dawgs showcased their speed while the Elks demonstrated their physicality. Given the opportunity...

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Crockett Council Agrees to Tax Abatement for Possible Auto Dealership

Crockett Council Agrees to Tax Abatement for Possible Auto Dealership Rate Hike for Water / Sewage Approved By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – During a called meeting of the Crockett City Council held on Monday, Aug. 15 the matter of a tax abatement for a potential new auto dealership to be located in Crockett was brought before the council for consideration. The Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director (CEIDC), Flint Brent said, “I am here to request the ability to enter into negotiations with a potential (auto) dealership, brand new – not used – about moving...

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County Budget Crunch Eyed by Commissioners

County Budget Crunch Eyed by Commissioners By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – The Commissioners Court of Houston County met in a called meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 15 to discuss the new county budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The meeting was necessitated after the court tabled an agenda item concerning the FY 2017 proposed tax rate during a court session held on Aug. 9. During that meeting, a proposed tax rate of 0.54190 per $100 of property valuation was deliberated. Prior to the Aug. 9 meeting, a discrepancy was uncovered in an adopted county policy which...

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W.T. Johnson

Mr. W.T. Johnson, age 97, a lifetime resident of Crockett passed away Friday August 12, 2016 in Crockett. He was born April 4, 1919 in Houston County to parents Frank and Miriam Duren Johnson. W.T. proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired dirt contractor and was a member of the New Energy Methodist Church. Mr. Johnson was Past Commander of the Crockett American Legion Post #22 and was currently a member of the Austin American Legion.   He is survived by companion and wife, Loleta Omelina of Crockett; son, Larry...

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Tony Lee Womack

Tony Lee Womack, age 68, of Deer Park passed away Sunday August 14, 2016 at his residence.   He was born October 31, 1947 in Crockett to parents, Benjamin Lewis and Mattie Lula Crofford Womack. Tony was an avid fisherman and a millwright by trade.   He is survived by his wife, Susie Womack of Deer Park; children, Patrick Alan Womack of Pasadena, Rebecca Anne Womack Bice and husband, Jay of Deer Park, Alex Polhemus and wife, Ashley of Humble, Jay Deville and wife, Kim of Lumberton and Heath Deville of Webster; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Stuart of La Porte,...

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