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Grand Funk Railroad Set to Steam into Crockett

HOUSTON COUNTY – The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association (PWFAA) is selling tickets for the classic rock band Grand Funk Railroad. The band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Crockett Civic Center. Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van...
CROCKETT, TX
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Hay Thieves Hit Local Barn Twice in One Week

HOUSTON COUNTY – Local law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to find several criminals that have been stealing hay in the area. The owner of the barn is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these criminals. The criminals pulled up to a property last weekend with what appeared to be a 16-foot trailer and pushed several big hay bales before leaving the scene.
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX
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Latexo Schools Unveil Police Department, New Chief

LATEXO – Houston County schools have taken many measures to ensure the safety of both children and staff at local schools. Armed staff, new door policies, restricting entrances – and in some districts – adding an actual school district police station to the campus. A memorandum of...
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX
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$1,000 reward for info on 10 hay bales stolen in Crockett

CROCKETT, Texas (KETK) – The Crockett Police Department said they are looking for information on a recent hay theft in Houston County. A Crockett resident said a total of 10 bales of hay were stolen from his hay barn, located eight miles off loop 304 on 21 W and CR 3060 near Mount Moriah church, between Aug. 13 to 15. The large 5×6 hay bales are wrapped with an American flag net wrap per a victim statement.
CROCKETT, TX
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Homeowners Should Know the Rules Before Renting

HOUSTON COUNTY – As American as baseball and apple pie, the dream of buying and owning a home is a lifelong goal for most. Having a home to rent out for extra income is a strategy taken by many – especially retirees. This is usually a “win-win” situation, where someone who is saving to buy a home can live in a nice house, and the homeowner can make enough income to pay for minor improvements and property taxes.
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX
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Representative Ashby Visits Crockett Charter School

CROCKETT – Texas state representative Trent Ashby was in Crockett Thursday, Aug. 11 as an invited guest of Quest Collegiate Academy. Ashby toured the school and participated in a flag-raising ceremony outside the school. Parents and local residents attended the festivities which were intended to highlight the charter school...
CROCKETT, TX
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Houston County Man Guilty in Solicitation of Murder Plot

TYLER – A Grapeland man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Friday, Aug. 12. Reynaldo Campos, Jr., 44, pleaded guilty to murder for hire before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell Friday, Aug. 12. According to the indictment,...
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX
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TRINITY COUNTY SHERIFF SERIOUS ABOUT BURN BAN

A burn ban is still in full effect for all of Trinity County. A man was burning logs and limbs today then his fire jumped property lines burning the neighbor’s buildings. The man has been arrested and is now facing felony charges for ignoring the burn ban and recklessly causing the destruction of another.
TRINITY COUNTY, TX
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Lovelady Invites Locals to ‘Meet the Lions’

LOVELADY – Lovelady Independent School District held an event to “Meet the Lions” Monday, Aug. 15 at the Lovelady campus. Cakes were auctioned off and lions merchandise was sold to benefit sports and cheerleading teams, the Lovelady band and the school FFA. Greg Ritchie can be reached...
LOVELADY, TX
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Christian Country Musician Allen Frizzell to Visit Grapeland

GRAPELAND – Country Christian musician Allen Frizzell will hold a concert and give his testimony Sunday, Aug. 21 at Grapeland Baptist Church. The concert is free to all and will begin at 6 p.m. Frizzell is brother to country legends David and Lefty Frizzell. Lefty inspired music legends from...
GRAPELAND, TX
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Crockett Bulldogs Back in Class

CROCKETT – Crockett Independent School District (CISD) began classes this year Wednesday, Aug. 10. Amid new regulations for school security, conditions at the schools were notably tighter. Visitors again this year must check in with a valid identification and be checked in and out with a special visitor’s badge. Doors are secured and access to the school only allowed through the front door. Classrooms themselves are locked, and teachers and staff use keycards to move around the campus. They communicate with each other with walkie-talkies and keep in constant contact.
CROCKETT, TX
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Things to Do in Wizard Wells TX This Weekend

Located in North TX, Wizard Wells is a small town with some quirks to it. Its name originated from the water there that is believed to have powers after healing a man’s leg in the 1800’s. If you’re looking for some adventure, or hoping to stay near the well, be sure to pay a visit to Wizard Wells TX and check out all the things to do in this hidden gem of a town.
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Lovelady Schools Get a Facelift

LOVELADY – When Lovelady Independent School District (LISD) Superintendent Wendy Tullos got the money approved to remodel the schools, she never imagined quite how long it would take to finish the project. That was in 2018. The project was slowed by the COVID outbreak, and most recently – by...
LOVELADY, TX
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New School Year Begins in Elkhart

ELKHART – Elkhart Independent School District (EISD) welcomed back students officially to class Thursday, Aug. 11. At the main complex students paraded between campuses going to lunch as sixth graders got used to changing classes. In the elementary cafeteria, the children brought out their lunchboxes – packed with special care for the first day. Teachers and administrators roamed the tables helping children open bags and juice boxes. With a half day of school already behind them, the children seemed giddy but well-behaved. And hungry!
ELKHART, TX
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Midway ISD returns to charging for school meals

WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – The Midway Independent School District says that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending which allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. The district says those funds are not authorized to continue for the next school year. Director of Communications Traci Marlin...
MIDWAY, TX
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