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Tragedy Averted … Barely

Saturday Rains Help Create Sinkhole By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ANDERSON COUNTY – Imagine, if you will, you’re driving down a country road at night and you...

HCSO Narrows Suspect Pool in Angerstein Homicide

Future Grand Jury Indictments Possible By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the homicide of 22-year-old Christopher Moore Angerstein...

Improprieties Alleged in Early Voting

Houston County DA Launches Investigation By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – To say the months and days leading up to the May 4 election have been...

Dominion Bancshares to Acquire Grapeland State Bank

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Dominion Bancshares, a group of Dallas investors, has officially announced it is acquiring Grapeland State Bank (GSB). GSB President Ron...

Dr. Ianthia Fisher Sworn in as Crockett Mayor

First African-American Female to Lead City By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – History was made in Crockett on Monday, May 13 as Dr. Ianthia Fisher...

Darling Ingredients Inc. Announces Grapeland Location

Much Needed Boost for Local Economy By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – After months of negotiations involving the City of Grapeland and the Grapeland Economic Development...

Snakes: It’s SSSSSpringtime in East Texas

Agrilife Extension Agent Sheds Light on Area Snakes By Sarah Naron Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – Spring has sprung, and many East Texans are venturing out for...

Hargrove Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – Houston County Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt has indicated he will not seek re-election after his current term expires. As...