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County man charged with felonies after alleged kidnapping of woman

A Texas County man faces a trio of charges – including two felonies – after a Cabool Police Department investigation of an incident involving a woman on Saturday, Aug. 6. Bryon G. Pettijohn, 41, of the 17000 block of Highway Y in Elk Creek, is charged with second-degree kidnapping (a class D felony), third-degree domestic assault (a class E felony) and second-degree property damage (a misdemeanor).
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Three Area Teens Injured in Saturday Crash

Mountain Grove, AR. – Three teenagers from the area have become injured after a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, August 6th. This crash occurred on Gumbo Road, 1 mile South of Mountain Grove. Tyler Long and Waylon Williams, two 18-year-old males from Mountain Grove and Hartville, respectively, were riding in a 1997 Chevy S10, when Long failed to yield at a stop sign. They then collided with a 2005 Chevy Silverado, driven by a 15-year-old male juvenile from Mountain Grove, forcing both of them off the right side of the road.
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County land tax sale set for Aug. 22

Texas County will sell several tracts of property on the steps of the Texas County Administrative Center because the owners failed to pay their taxes. The land tax sale, overseen by Collector-Treasurer Tammy Cantrell is planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Notices were earlier sent to property owners who...

Stolen Property; Howell County Sheriff’s Office Asking Public for Engagement

Cabool, MO. – The Howell County Sheriff’s Office released information on a stolen UTV from the Cabool area, and is asking the public for information on the theft. On July 25th, Deputy Roberts and Reserve Deputy Duggins responded to the call of theft on State Route AM close to Cabool. The stolen UTV has been reported as being a 2019 Polaris Ranger 1000 Crew Cab. Identifying marks include a pair of stickers on the bumper showing Summit Racing and Speedway Racing. The Polaris was equipped with a top, and a custom 3 inch pipe on the rear bumper. It is also camouflage in color.
Ozark Sports Zone

2022 Fall Preview: Willow Springs Volleyball

Willow Springs volleyball will have a new look on the court with just two players returning from last season’s 10-win team. Those two players are senior Lily Bolander (middle) and junior Aspen Crudgington (outside hitter). Bolander earned all-district and honorable mention all-conference honors last year. She was second on...

Houston Juvenile Injured In Hiking Accident

Houston, MO. – A 17-year-old juvenile has sustained serious injury and was transported by air medical transport following a hiking accident on Saturday. At roughly 4:30pm, a 17-year-old hiker fell around 30ft while hiking on the Narrows Trail, a hiking trail halfway between Houston and Bucyrus. The hiker appeared to fall off of a cliffside, and then rolled an additional 50 feet from the initial impact, seriously injuring them in the process.

Police arrest woman; find drugs during vehicle search downtown

The following are excerpts from some of the reports recently generated by the Houston Police Department:. •Kristina M. Shelton, 44, of 8140 Emery Road in Bucyrus, was arrested Aug. 6 for having an active Texas County warrant for a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge.

Two Fatal Crashes on Saturday in Mountain Grove

Mountain Grove, MO. – Mountain Grove has experienced the loss of two individuals on Saturday, in two different accidents. The first accident occurred on Highway AD at 5:20PM. Tangala Brown, 64 of Mountain Grove, was Eastbound in her 1999 Dodge Caravan when she crashed. Brown traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck the embankment. She was not wearing her safety device. Brown was pronounced deceased at 6:14 by Dr Joe Jones of Mercy, and transported to Elliott Gentry Funeral Home in Cabool.

Two Die In Separate Crashes in Wright County Over The Weekend

(KTTS News) – Two drivers died in two separate crashes in Wright County over the weekend. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 65-year-old Tangala Brown was driving her vehicle seven miles south of Mountain Grove when she went off the side of the road and hit an embankment. The...

TCMH Receives “Zero Deficiency” Rating From MQSA

Houston, MO— Texas County Memorial Hospital’s mammography department has received a “zero deficiency” rating from the Mammogram Quality Standards Act (MQSA) for mammography done by the radiology department for the 25th straight year. The MQSA requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet uniform quality standards....
Ozark Sports Zone

2022 Fall Preview: Houston Volleyball

Houston volleyball had its best season in many years with a 26-win campaign in 2021. The Lady Tigers are hoping to replicate that success this year with two all-conference players returning. Angie Smith earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore. The junior outside hitter put down a team-high 306 kills...

Obituary – Donald E. Hall

Donald E. Hall, 96, of Licking, passed away on August 8, 2022, at his home near Boiling Springs. Don was born in Keenes, Ill., on October 23, 1925, to Herbert C. and Lucy (Coil) Hall. Don was raised with two sisters. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and rockwork....

Obituary – Norma Hinton

Norma (Barton) Hinton, age 89, daughter of George and Mary Barton, was born August 5, 1933. She passed away August 6, 2022. Norma married Glenn Hinton on August 20, 1954, in Pacific, Mo. They had one daughter, Mary Louise. Glenn and Norma celebrated 53 years together. Norma was preceded in...

Two die in south-central Missouri accidents

Two fatalities occurred Saturday in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A 5:20 p.m. wreck occurred when a 1999 Dodge Caravan driven by Tangala M. Brown, 64, of Mountain Grove, ran off Highway AD south of Mountain Grove, traveled off the right side of the roadway before striking an embankment. Troopers said she was not wearing a seat belt.

UPDATED: One rescued after falling from bluff west of Houston, authorities say

One person was injured late Saturday afternoon after falling from a bluff at a Missouri Conservation Department area known as The Narrows, authorities said. Rescue personnel were called to the Little Piney River side of the bluff west of Houston, where Ben Cook, 17, was reported to have fallen. The area is off Highway Z.
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Duke target schedules visit for Countdown to Craziness

The Duke basketball recruiters often host heralded preps the same weekend as Countdown to Craziness, the program's annual introduction to the squad and celebration of all things Blue Devils. This year looks no different. On Monday, St. Rita (Ill.) center James Brown, who ranks No. 31 overall on the 247Sports...


Donald E. Hall, 96, of Licking, passed away on Aug. 8, 2022, at his home near Boiling Springs. Mr. Hall was born in Keenes, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1925, to Herbert C. and Lucy Coil Hall. He was raised with two sisters. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and...

Expressing thanks

Being thankful should not just be reserved for November when we celebrate Thanksgiving. Any month is a time to be thankful and to give thanks. The Texas County Library wants to do just that by expressing our appreciation to these generous local donors who helped make our “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program so successful these past two months: