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Author: Will Johnson

Crockett City Council Accepts 2017 Fiscal Audit

Council Members Sworn In By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – As the May 14 Crockett City Council meeting got underway, the first item of business concerned the canvassing of the May 5 election returns. The results of the election showed Precinct Three Councilman Ernest Jackson an d Precinct Four Councilperson Marquita Beasley were both unopposed. While Mayor Pro Tem Mike Marsh defeated Dr. Ianthia Fisher in the race for Precinct Five by a margin of 177 votes to 88 votes. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the canvass. Following the canvass, City Administrator John Angerstein...

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Sandies Repeat as Class AA State Champions in Golf

Frauenberger Earns Second Gold as Low Scoring Individual By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  AUSTIN – The Grapeland Sandies have etched their name in Class AA golf lore as they have now repeated as state champions on the links. After finishing as runners-up in 2016, the Sandies captured their first state championship in golf in 2017 with a state record combined score of 600. This year, they finished in first place once again with a combined score of 626. The Sandies finished day one of the competition with a total of 315, which put them eight strokes ahead of both...

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Grapeland Takes Two of Three from West Sabine

Sandiettes Win Series 2-1; Advance to Regional Semis By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter NACOGDOCHES – The Grapeland Sandiettes were in trouble. They had taken a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning of Game Three  only to watch as the West Sabine Lady Tigers scored three runs and took a 5-4 lead into the sixth. A quick sixth inning gave way to the game’s final frame as the Sandiettes still trailed by one. No one could have blamed the Sandiettes had they faltered. There was more than a little pressure on the top of the order –...

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Elkhart’s Huff and McSwane Sign with DBU

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – Dallas Baptist University (DBU) have landed a pair of Elkhart Elks to help keep their track and field program going strong as Elkhart standouts Trent Huff and Jacob McSwane signed their national letters of intent to take their prowess on the track to DBU during ceremonies held on Tuesday, May 15. Once all the pictures had been taken and all the accolades had been handed out, Huff and McSwane sat down with The Messenger to discuss their signing and what led them to DBU. McSwane said his visit to the DBU campus...

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Elkhart Falls to West in Area Round

Elks get Swept out of Playoffs, 12-0 and 6-2 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – The Elkhart Elks ran into a wall in the Area round of the playoffs as they took on the West Trojans.  The Elks were riding high after their 4-0 defeat of the Mildred Eagles in Bi-District but in Game One of the best-of-three series against the Trojans, Elkhart came crashing back to earth as the fell by a final score of 12-0. Tyler Kaluza got the start for the Trojans and made quick work of the Elks in the first inning. He...

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