By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – A 22-year-old male has been arrested and charged with a felony offense in relation to a vehicle crash that left one man dead on Friday morning, Oct. 28. Christian Jose Cardenas-Montoya was booked into custody on one count of failure to stop and render aid and one count driving without a license after his actions were alleged to have resulted in the death of Francis William Seeley. According to an affidavit for a warrantless arrest, Cardenas-Montoya was allegedly driving a red, four door, Ford F250 pickup truck when he “… reportedly...Read More
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By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HUNTSVILLE – A gaggle of runners descended on Huntsville last Saturday, Oct. 29 to see who would qualify to advance to the UIL State Cross Country Meet in two weeks. Runners from Class 2A to Class 6A toed the starting line in Kate Barr-Ross Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. and while many did not fare as well as they would like, several were able to punch their tickets to state. The Grapeland Sandiettes will be sending two runners to the 2016 UIL State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Freshman Kenya Woods...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – This is it, the last week of the regular season. Several of the area teams have already punched their tickets for the postseason, some still need to win to get in and a few have already changed from cleats to high tops in preparation for basketball season. At the Class 4A level, the Palestine Wildcats’ playoff hopes took a serious hit last Friday when they lost to the Carthage Bulldogs by a score of 48-16. Coach Robby Clark’s squad was much improved from last year’s 1-9 team but it looks like...Read More
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter WESTWOOD – The Westwood Lady Panthers and Elkhart lady Elks faced off in playoff before the 2016 UIL Volleyball Playoffs to determine who would go into the postseason as third seed. The loser would still slide into the playoffs, but as the fourth seed. In the first two match-ups, the home team won as the Lady Panthers took down the Lady Elks in Westwood by a score of 21-25, 25-22, 25-12 and 25-17 while the Lady Elks took care of business in Elkhart 25-21, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-15. The rubber game of the match...Read More
Special to the Messenger The Crockett Bulldogs will play the West Rusk Raiders in the Bi-District playoffs on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Troup at Troup High School’s Tiger Stadium. The Bulldogs are the home team. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Passes are accepted for the game and include: THSCA, Districts 9 and 10, Senior Citizen, and Military. It was previously reported the game would be held on Thursday Nov. 10 in Nacogdoches. A scheduling conflict has forced the game to be...Read More
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