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Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo Celebrates 50 Years

By Cheril Vernon Messenger Copy Editor LUFKIN – They say it all started with a hippo, a hippopotamus that is, more than 50 years ago. In the...

Hidden Gem of Houston County: Lovelady’s Stesti Brewing Company

  By Cody Thompson Messenger Reporter LOVELADY – As you make your way down FM 2915, between Lovelady and Weldon, you will find a dirt road that...

Nobody Loves These Clowns

Local Police Investigating ‘Clown’ Reports By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter HOUSTON, ANDERSON – Eerie clowns displaying ominous behavior have been reported in the two counties recently. The...

Brookshire Bros. Readies for Oct. 26th Opening

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  GRAPELAND – The grand opening of the new Brookshire Brothers Express in Grapeland is fast approaching and with that in mind,...

**UPDATED**CPD, Texas Rangers Investigating Serenity Place

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – While the City of Crockett and Houston County celebrated the purchase of the old state school facility earlier...

What Do a Cowboy, a Defunct Department Store and a Pair of Headlights Have...

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – Most folks around here know Dasher and Dancer. They probably know Prancer and Vixen. Their running...

Prairie View President Speaks at MLK Ceremony

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – Grapeland native Dr. Ruth Simmons, Prairie View A&M University's first female president, presented a speech at the Dr. Martin...

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...

A Day in the Life at the Lufkin Zoo, Part One

Part 1 By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter LUFKIN – For many individuals, the idea of becoming a zookeeper is a pipe dream held at some point during...

Cyber bullying: Bullying at the Touch of a Button

By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter In generations past, students who fell victim to bullying at school would undoubtedly breathe a sigh of relief when 3 p.m....