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Crashes leave two injured

TRINITY — Texas Department of Public Safety investigated two separate crashes on FM Road 356, just west of White Rock Acres Road on Thursday. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 11:20 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet pickup was traveling east when the driver drove off the roadway to the right. The vehicle overturned and ejected the driver.
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Going Left is Un-American!

EAST TEXAS – Driving in Houston County is one of the reasons many people love to live here. Open spaces, big skies and quirky farms and stores. If freedom means anything – going for a drive out in the country sure seems to be a big part of it.
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Houston County Museum Hidden Gem Right in Our Midst

HOUSTON COUNTY – Ask most locals about the Houston County museum and they will tell you exactly where it is – the old Crockett train station. They will probably advise you to go: a lot of history there. Many Houston County residents – if not most – have never been there themselves.
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Residents barely escape house fire

TRINITY — Three residents narrowly escaped a fire that erupted on Falcon Street around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Assistant Fire Chief Keith Johnson said the Trinity Fire Department responded to the structure fire in the Pinecrest subdivision on Falcon Street with three trucks and 14 firefighters. They contained the fire in about 20 minutes.

Crockett City Council Votes to Pay Off CEIDC Debt

CROCKETT – The Crockett City Council met Monday, Sept. 19 and voted to pay off a 2004 debt owed by the Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (CEIDC). Mayor Pro Tem Mike Marsh and Precinct Two Council Member Darrell Jones were not in attendance. Crockett Mayor Dr. Ianthia Fisher...

Latexo ISD Police Chief Sworn In

LATEXO – Latexo Independent School District (LISD) held its scheduled school board meeting Monday, Sept. 19. The main item on the agenda was to swear in its new district police chief Ryan Martin. Martin began working for the school district at the end of August, but the school board...

Fiddlers’ Festival Returns to Crockett

HOUSTON COUNTY – The 77th annual Fiddlers’ Festival will be held in Crockett this Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Porth Ag Arena beginning at 10 a.m. Performers from Oregon, North Carolina, Idaho, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana and from all parts of Texas will be gracing the stage making their fiddles sing for spectators. There is no charge for admission.

Lovelady Ag Students Appreciate Renovated Department

LOVELADY – When the Lovelady Independent School District (LISD) held an open house before the beginning of this school year – they had a lot to brag about. The district offices, much of the high school, the amazing gym and band room all caused locals to feel pride in their schools – and rightly so.

Crockett Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

CROCKETT – The City of Crockett held its first celebration of Hispanic Heritage Saturday, Sept. 17 in the downtown park. Rain earlier in the day threatened to ruin even the best laid plans. As the rain faded, the 6 p.m. event was blessed with sunshine and cooler temperatures and residents came out to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

Grapeland Sandies After Game Interview

GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Sandies defeated rival Groveton, 44-26 in a matchup at home onThursday, Sept. 15. Sandies Head Coach and Grapeland Independent School District (GISD) Athletic Director Jordan Wood sat down with some of Thursday’s game-makers to speak with the Messenger about the victory. See the full video online at the end of this article. We would like to thank our sponsor, Grapeland Chamber of Commerce and the upcoming Peanut Festival.

Five Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Lufkin and Diboll

An early morning high-speed chase in Lufkin and Diboll ended with the arrest of five juveniles thought to be responsible for a convenience store burglary. According to a report from the Lufkin Police Department, at 2:30 a.m., officers were called to a theft report at West Loop Chevron. The store clerk told officers that three male juveniles distracted him with an alleged bathroom problem and stole 35 vape pens and 6 packages of cigars from behind the counter valued at $699.

Sheriff: 2 East Texans missing since last week

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Sheriff Woody Wallace issued a missing person alert on Tuesday for 60-year-old Karen Sue Waters and 56-year-old James Waters. According to officials, James Waters was last seen leaving work on Sept. 14 around 5 p.m. and failed to report the rest of the week. Karen Waters was last seen by […]

East Texas Sheriff: Look out for new phishing scam

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said on Tuesday that he has been sent two phishing scam texts with in the last 24 hours and is warning others. Authorities say that the people behind these texts send them to unsuspecting people. “Once these people get your banking information and clean out […]

Wells, Texas Baby has Been Missing for 732 Days with No Leads

Having to pass along information like this is never easy nor is it something we like to do. But the importance of getting the word out far outweighs our reluctance to let you know. In this particular case, this story involves an innocent now toddler who is not home with his parents. This is the story of Armaidre Argumon from Wells, Texas and how he has been missing for 732 Days (as of this writing on September 20, 2022) with zero leads in his case.