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Teen club in downtown Houston to close
Rascalz Teen Club and Community Center will close its doors for good just prior to the end of this year. Saturday, Dec. 29, will be the club’s final day of operation. It opened in June 2017.
Lazy L Café to host kids Christmas event
Houston’s Lazy L Café will host a Santa’s Workshop event for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, inside the restaurant’s Grand Hall. Lazy L owner Mike Brannan said the event will include stations where kids can make Christmas tree ornaments, write letters to Santa and create Christmas car
Filings opened Tuesday for various offices
Filings opened Tuesday for slots on several city, school, township and water boards. The terms of Mayor Don Tottingham and Houston council members Donnie Wilson (Ward I), Jeremy St. John (Ward II) and Kim Bittle (Ward III) expire. All are two-year terms. There were no reported filings Tuesday.
Russian Email Linked to Bomb Threat at Cabool Elementary School
CABOOL, Mo- A bomb threat was made to Cabool Elementary School Thursday afternoon. According to the Cabool Police Department, a staff member of the school received an email demanding a payment of $20,000 in BitCoins. The email continued to say that if the payment was not met that a bomb would be set
Hall scores 22 to lead eighth-grade boys past Cabool
Cabool 4 6 7 1 - 18 HOUSTON (51) – Garyn Hall 22. Dakota James 5. Kane Van Horn 1. Evan Cornman 1. Colton Stewart 12. Josh Haden 2. Anthony Carroll 6. FG 20. FT 6-8. F 7. (3-pointers: Hall 4, Stewart 2. Fouled out: none).
Raymondville woman listed serious after accident
A Raymondville woman was seriously injured Monday in a crash that ejected her from her vehicle east of Houston, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Jacob Sellars said a westbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Erica S. Woolsey, 26, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off Highway B and over
Houston police issue citations, make warrant arrest
The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Houston Police Department:. •Danny W. Tefteller, 62, of 816 Augusta St., Apt. C, in Houston, was issued two citations for first-degree trespassing on Dec. 5 after allegedly being at Walmart on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. He ha
Missouri at risk for a serious Earthquake, experts say
ST. LOUIS - With two earthquakes striking Tennessee Wednesday many are wondering if a big one will hit St. Louis. Experts say it's not a matter of if one will hit, it's a matter of when.
Filings opened today for various offices
Filings opened today for slots on several city, school, township and water boards. The terms of Mayor Don Tottingham and Houston council members Donnie Wilson (Ward I), Jeremy St. John (Ward II) and Kim Bittle (Ward III) expire. All are two-year terms. There were no reported filings.
Long sentenced for Jan. 2018 escape
John T. Long entered a plea of guilty on Dec. 4 and was sentenced to 7 years in the Mo. Dept. of Corrections to be served current with other sentences. Long was also ordered to pay restitution of $15,538.71 and all court costs.
One seriously injured in Texas County accident
HOUSTON, Mo. — A Raymondville woman was seriously injured Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident near Houston. 26-year-old Erica Woolsey was flown from the scene of the 10:15 am accident to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
Deputy aids hungry couple in forest; jail fight investigated
The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:. •A deputy on patrol in the Paddy Creek Wilderness Area observed a black Dodge pickup sitting near Green Lane.
Eighth-grade girls win road game at Cabool
HOUSTON (39) – Gracie Tottingham 3. Olivia Crites 9. Aliyah Walker 8. Katie Jo Chipps 4. Makenzie Arthur 5. Mackenzie Bryan 4. Karlee Curtis 5. Rhease Mainer 1. FG 15. FT 9-28 F 12. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none).
TCMH honors employees at 36th annual celebration
Texas County Memorial Hospital handed out honors and recognized 38 employees with service awards at the 36th annual celebration of employees Nov. 30 at the Melba Performing Arts Center in Houston. About 200 people attended.
HMS boys lose home matchup with Licking
The Houston Middle School boys' basketball team lost a home matchup last Tuesday with Licking. In the seventh-grade game, Kayden Crawford scored 12 points in the Tigers' 55-22 defeat. John Kimrey and Brady Brookshire scored four apiece.
Response picks up for Share campaign, more help needed
Organizers of the annual Share Your Christmas campaign that benefits deserving children in Texas County say more assistance is needed to fulfill holiday wishes. Pat Miller, the coordinator, said response started slow but has picked up at the headquarters, which is at the Houston Lions Club den basem
Missouri bicentennial meeting set for Wednesday in Houston
Three organizations announced plans for a local meeting in preparation of the 2021 bicentennial of Missouri. Michael Sweeney, Missouri bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society, will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Melba Performing Arts Center on Grand Avenue in Houston. T
Traffic stops leads to felony charges for man
Like the 10 times previously, a Mountain Grove man is charged with driving without a license. He also faces two other offenses, including possession of meth, authorities said. James L. Creed, 37, of 225 S. Wall in Mountain Grove, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (a class D felony
Eighth-grade boys beat Cabool for second win
Garyn Hall scored 21 points and Anthony Carroll added 10 as the Houston eighth-grade boys’ basketball team beat Cabool 52-28 Monday for the team’s second win. The Tigers, who led by two at the half, had a 33-11 advantage in the second half.
PHOTOS: Houston Christmas parade
Images from the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Christmas parade through downtown Houston.