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    Art Thrives in Elkhart

Art Thrives in Elkhart

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – It has been said art is in the eye of the beholder and on May 2, there were more than 400 artistic creations to behold at the Elkhart Middle School (EMS) Gymnasium. Under the direction of EMS art teacher Amanda Lobasso, the Tuesday

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    Grapeland Public Library Plans Upcoming Events, Summer Reading Club

Grapeland Public Library Plans Upcoming Events, Summer Reading Club

By Cheril Vernon Messenger Copy Editor GRAPELAND – In Grapeland, the local library is more than just a place to borrow a book. The Grapeland Public Library also is the place where children can enhance their love of learning and reading, a resource to find needed data or genealogy information,

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    Dazed and Confused: A journey back from a stroke at 19

Dazed and Confused: A journey back from a stroke at 19

By Cody Thompson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Ten feet tall and bulletproof. This phrase describes how I felt when I was a teenager and student at the University of Texas A&M in College Station. At least, that’s how I felt until I had a stroke in 2011 at 19 years

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    A Dynasty in Progress

A Dynasty in Progress

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – There is a dynasty in progress in Houston County. It doesn’t involve high school athletic competition, but it does involve an area high school and is highly competitive. And, it’s probably not where you might expect it. Had the competition been held across

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Palestine Firefighters, PPD Officers Teach Safety, Duties

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Special Reporter PALESTINE –  Public safety officers proved their jobs aren’t just smoke, ladders and bright lights last week when the Palestine Rotary Club, Palestine City Firefighters and city police officers hosted hordes of active youngsters for safety classes during the annual “Safety Town” program. This

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    Davy Crockett National Forest, Grasslands Resource Management Plan to Undergo Revisions

Davy Crockett National Forest, Grasslands Resource Management Plan to Undergo Revisions

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Special Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – The Davy Crockett National Forests and Grasslands resource management plan will soon undergo revisions which may affect recreation, forest vegetation, waterways, cultural and heritage sites and fish and wildlife, according to the NFS. A forest plan is a comprehensive document that

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    Mud Nationals: Gettin’ A Little Dirty!

Mud Nationals: Gettin’ A Little Dirty!

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Special Reporter JACKSONVILLE – More than 4,100 acres of East Texas Piney Woods terrain awaits ATV riders of all ages at the annual Mud-National off-road riding and racing celebration. The Mud-National races in Jacksonville are the largest ATV event in the world, hosting hundreds of thousands

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    Reed Terminated by CWSC Board in 4-3 Vote

Reed Terminated by CWSC Board in 4-3 Vote

By Cheril Vernon Messenger Copy Editor HOUSTON COUNTY – After five tumultuous months of demanding answers to questions about management practices at Consolidated Water Supply Corporation, the CWSC board voted 4-3 during a  Tuesday meeting to terminate CWSC General Manager Sherry Reed, according to a source. The problems started to

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    Reed Terminated by CWSC Board in 4-3 Vote

Reed Terminated by CWSC Board in 4-3 Vote

By Cheril Vernon Messenger Copy Editor HOUSTON COUNTY – After five tumultuous months of demanding answers to questions about management practices at Consolidated Water Supply Corporation, the CWSC board voted 4-3 during a  Tuesday meeting to terminate CWSC General Manager Sherry Reed, according to a source. The problems started to

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    Grapeland FFA Hosts Land Judging / Homesite Evaluation Events

Grapeland FFA Hosts Land Judging / Homesite Evaluation Events

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – The Grapeland FFA hosted its first Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation Career Development Event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and saw more than 100 participants from 13 different schools competing in the events. Grapeland FFA Advisor Gary Graham explained how the contest was

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