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Eastham Prison Officials Indicted

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – In July of 2018, three Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) officials were arrested after they allegedly...

Grapeland ISD Adopts Changes to Dress Code

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Grapeland ISD will see a somewhat new look when the 2019-2020 school year begins as several changes to the...

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...

**UPDATED** Woman Shot in Latexo

Suspect Arrested By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LATEXO – A Houston County man is in jail after he allegedly shot a woman in the Latexo area...

Urgent Care Facility Expected to Open in Early Spring  

Growth Continues for Grapeland in 2018 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Given the current state of health care in Houston County, the importance of opening...

Tres Chiles Set to Open Next Week

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – A new restaurant is expected to make its debut next week in Grapeland and based on the...

**UPDATED** Teacher Arrested in Palestine

Improper Relationship with Student Alleged By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter PALESTINE – Earlier this week, allegations of an improper relationship between a female high school student and...

Former Grapeland ISD Teacher Indicted on Child Sex Charges

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ANDERSON COUNTY – A Grapeland Elementary School teacher arrested for continual sexual assault in October was indicted by an...

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...

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...