Texas County, MO


Texas county judge arrested for cattle theft

WINKLER COUNTY, Texas — The top seated official in the least populated county in the state of Texas was arrested Friday. Loving County Judge Skeet Jones is accused of livestock theft and organized criminal activity. A special ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association confirmed Judge Jones...
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Disaster declared in Texas county as wildfire swells to 5,000 acres

A disaster was declared in a Texas county Wednesday because a wildfire that ignited earlier this week swelled to 5,000 acres and led to evacuations. The Mesquite Heat Fire took a turn for the worse, according to a Wednesday statement from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was 30 percent contained earlier in the week, however, as weather conditions worsened, the blaze grew to 5,000 acres and containment dwindled to only 5 percent.
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Four Injured in Texas County Crash Sunday Night

Houston, MO. – A two vehicle crash north of Houston sent four people to the hospital on Sunday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred on Highway E and Strawberry Road, five miles north of Houston at 6:10 p.m. on May 22. A 2011...
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Houston man arrested on several charges on Monday

A Houston man was arrested early Monday on three charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Micheel L. Frampton, 59, is charged on a felony Texas County warrant — DWI drugs, as well as careless and imprudent driving and having no insurance. He was taken to the Texas County...

Lincoln Day set for June 11 at Houston

A Texas County and Shannon County Lincoln Day was announced Monday. A social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner and program at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The event is at the Faith Fellowship Multi-Purpose Room at 7804 Highway 17, west of Houston. Tickets at the door are $25...

‘Armed Forces Appreciation Day’ draws crowd to fairgrounds in Houston

With help from multiple other Texas County U.S military veterans organizations, Houston’s American Legion Post 41 hosted the second annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day Saturday at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds. The event coincided with national Armed Forces Day. Due to COVID-19, the last time the it...

Five year highway plan: About $21M for Texas County

A comment period has begun for a five-year Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission that will govern highway and bridge programs. The draft fiscal year 2023-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. A 30-day public review and comment period has begun. The Statewide...

TCMH paramedic delivers baby in back seat of car at Cabool

A Texas County Memorial Hospital’s paramedic received gratitude and appreciation from an area resident for the vital role she played in delivering her baby girl. On Friday, May 13, Cora Turnbull, a RN paramedic, delivered her first baby. She works out of the TCMH Cabool ambulance base and stepped up in a big way to assist the mother-to-be, who was 37 weeks pregnant and in labor in the back seat of her brother’s car.

County commission handles township, personnel matters

Members of the Texas County Commission met May 11-12 to handle several matters, including those with townships. •Signed paperwork for Don Stilley of Upton Township and discussed a lawsuit filed against it by Clarence “Rocky” Dailing. •Heard from Bill Wiseman from Piney Township who wanted to know any...

Faith Fellowship plans homecoming event on June 5

Faith Fellowship will celebrate 40 years of ministry in Texas County with a homecoming event on Sunday, June 5. Faith Fellowship began as a result of three different Bible studies in Texas County, one in the Upton area, one at Eunice and one in Raymondville. During its first five years, Faith Fellowship met at four different locations, the theater, a former flea market, the Lions Club and a storefront at West 17 Plaza. In 1987, the church moved to its current location where it has spent the last 35 years gathering, praying, worshipping and growing.

Harris meets with abortion providers as court ruling looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with abortion providers from states with some of the nation’s strictest restrictions on the procedure Thursday. She said they are “on the front lines of this war on women’s rights.” The virtual meeting included providers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Montana. It comes weeks after the release of a draft Supreme Court opinion suggesting that justices are on the brink of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. A final ruling is expected in the next six weeks, but those states and others are already laying the groundwork to ban abortion outright.

Mountain View man pleads guilty to murder in National Park

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Mountain View, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to murdering his estranged wife during an argument when they met in a national park. Thirty-year-old Dylan J. Hanger pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on May 10, 2022, to one count of murder in the second degree.

DAISY Award given and nurses honored during national week

Texas County Memorial Hospital celebrated the work of their 97 nurses during National Nurses’ Week, May 2 through the 6. Nurses’ week is celebrated annually at TCMH. Nurses work in many departments of the hospital – medical, obstetrics, emergency room, surgery, intensive care, home health, hospice and clinics.