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    Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – As the country pauses to catch its collective breath over the Memorial Day weekend, it is important to remind ourselves what is being commemorated on Monday, May 29. While the day marks the unofficial start of summer – along with all the

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    Boom Goes the Dynamite!

Boom Goes the Dynamite!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – A loud noise in the early morning hours of Friday, May 26 startled area residents from their sleep, rattled windows and knocked books off of shelves. At approximately 12:45 a.m., many in the East Texas area witnessed a large flash of light

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    June Activity Expected in Crockett Industrial Park

June Activity Expected in Crockett Industrial Park

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – After years of sitting empty, with a brief hiatus for an oil and gas company, the Crockett Industrial Park is expected to see two businesses begin to establish their presence at the location. In an e-mail received from Crockett Economic and Industrial Development

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    Chapman Selected as Grapeland’s Mayor Pro Tem

Chapman Selected as Grapeland’s Mayor Pro Tem

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland City Council met in a called meeting on Tuesday, May 23 to take care of a few items which had been postponed from a previous council meeting held on May 16. Near the end of the meeting, the council was asked

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    Well, what happened was…

Well, what happened was…

Three Crockett Men Arrested for Burglary and Vehicle Theft   By Cody Thompson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Police Department arrested three Crockett men who allegedly burglarized a home and attempted to escape in a stolen vehicle on Saturday, May 20. Trevor Brent Yates, 25, was charged with burglary

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Salmon Lake Park 20th Annual Bluegrass Gospel Festival Schedule May 25-28

  Salmon Lake Park 20th Annual Bluegrass/Gospel Festival Line-Up Thursday, May 25th 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 6:30 p.m. The Baker Family 7:15 p.m. Robertson County Line 8:00 p.m. Edgar Loudermilk 8:45 p.m. Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass 9:30 p.m. Special Surprise Band Friday, May 26th 1:00 p.m. The Baker Family

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    Several Groups Performing for Salmon Lake Park’s 20th Annual Memorial Day Bluegrass Gospel Festival

Several Groups Performing for Salmon Lake Park’s 20th Annual Memorial Day Bluegrass Gospel Festival

  By Cody Thompson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Break out your banjos and get your dancing shoes on because the 20th Annual Memorial Day Gospel and Bluegrass Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 25 at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland. The event, located at 357 Salmon Lake Road, boasts

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    Ho. Co. Commissioners Receive Both Good and Bad News

Ho. Co. Commissioners Receive Both Good and Bad News

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – The Houston County Commissioners Court met in a relatively short meeting on Tuesday, May 23 and received both good and bad news during the court session. The last listed item on the court’s agenda was a positive for the county. Precinct Two

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    Grapeland Golf Strikes Gold in Austin!

Grapeland Golf Strikes Gold in Austin!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter AUSTIN – After finishing as the runners-up in 2016, the Grapeland Sandie golf team was on a mission in 2017. On Tuesday afternoon, May 23 the Sandies completed their mission and captured the Class 2A State Championship in golf. The Sandies shot a two day

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    Salmon Lake Park Prepares for 20th Annual Memorial Day Bluegrass and Gospel Festival

Salmon Lake Park Prepares for 20th Annual Memorial Day Bluegrass and Gospel Festival

By Cody Thompson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Break out your banjos and get your dancing shoes on because the 20th Annual Memorial Day Gospel and Bluegrass Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 25 at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland.  The event, located at 357 Salmon Lake Road, boasts four

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