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Three Texas prison officials charged with burning evidence

Court records show that the Eastham Unit's farm shop property manager Jason Omelina was charged with theft and two higher-ranking officials based in Huntsville, Terry Price and Rick Ellis, were charged with tampering with evidence.


Samaritans help officer pull driver to safety

Just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a vehicle swerved off the roadway on North Loop 256, near MLK Boulevard. The vehicle struck a pole, and started emitting thick smoke from its undercarriage, witnesses said.


Officers Make Bonus Arrests While Serving Warrent

Freestone County Sheriff’s Deputies, Lieutenant Willis and Deputy Darby, with assistance from Teague Police Department, attempted to arrest a subject on a warrant at a residence in Teague on Friday, July 13, 2018 and wound up apprehending three subjects instead.


PPD pushing city's drug problem to other agencies

Rayford, a veteran of the Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department, said the department there adopted the policy of forcing drug dealers across the city's border.


“For Sale by Owner” Considerations

When it's time to sell your home, it's time to make the decision on whether you want to sell it yourself or whether you want to hire a Realtor. Of course, you know I'm a bit biased since I'm a Broker, but hear me out. Real estate contracts and negotiations can get complicated—that is what an agent's


Madisonville man arrested and charged with Animal Cruelty

A week later, the Animal Control Officer was driving near the house, when a witness flagged her down and said one of the dogs was dead.


EDITORIAL: Shine a light on Texas prisons

With nearly 150,000 inmates, the population of the state prison system exceeds that of Tyler, College Station, or Waco. Yet, this government behemoth operates in the hazy half-light of media reports, triennial inspections, and the public's imagination. Inside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Jolly’s… Anticipating Opening Day

JOLLY’S SHELL STATION ONHighway 84 in Fairfield (next to Sonic) has completed their new, larger building that includes a kitchen. They have also expanded the parking lot and added diesel to all of the pumps.The original goal was to have all renovations complete by the first of this year, but there h


Letter to The Editor… Stop Forced Annexation

Last, but by no means least, ‘thank you’ to the volunteers in our group. They went door to door and attended events to collect signatures. Day after day, night after night and weekend after weekend they gave up their personal time to get this done. Without them this effort would not have succeeded.


Majority of Mexia without power after truck clips power line

According to police, a semi-truck, clipped the overhead wires attached to a utility pole at the intersection of Ross and Tyler. The resulting accident left a significant portion of Mexia without power and internet services.


Craddock: Faraway fight sealed Cherokees’ fate

It was only a small skirmish, but what happened at the May 1839 Battle of the San Gabriels eventually resulted in the expulsion of all Cherokees from East Texas.Many Texans were leery of the Cherokees, who’d migrated to the Piney Woods as early as 1807. Texas had won independence from Mexico in 1836

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When One Voice Dominates the Public Conversation

As these letters begin with, “Dear Editor,” they could reasonably be understood as being meant for publication, so that the public would have access to their contents.


Tax swap to improve education at Oakwood schools

Swapping OISD's interest and sinking bankroll with its maintenance and operations funds will not raise taxes. It will, however, allow the district to hire a career and technology (CTE) instructor, upgrade computers and smart boards, and hire an elementary school principal.


Public Notice - East Texas Home Health Services LLC DBA UT Health EastTexas Home Health - 7/19/2018

Be it known that East Texas Home Health Services LLC DBA UT Health EastTexas Home Health will be closing its Mt. Vernon Branch 210 Main St Mt .Vernon, Tx 75457 effective August 1, 2018.


Groesbeck VFD not only fights fires but does rescues

Of all the volunteer fire departments in Limestone County, Groesbeck’s covers the most area – 232 square miles – spreading from the western edge of the county line almost to the eastern county line. The Department now often goes by the name Groesbeck Fire and Rescue, said Groesbeck Fire Chief Patric


Madisonville man charged with animal cruelty in dog abuse case, police say

According to Madisonville police, officers with the city's animal control division were called to a home in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Street in late June. A passer-by had noticed some dogs outdoors who appeared to be suffering. Animal control officers say they found two pitbulls tied t


Apartment complex will break ground next month

City officials hope the 136 units, ready for occupancy late next year, will alleviate Palestine's severe housing shortage.


Budget top job, new council members say

“Years of not addressing the budget has brought us to the state we're in now,” Loveless told the Herald-Press Monday. “It's been laid at our feet, and we're just the team to get it in order.”


Local man grows unusual ‘monster melon’

But on Tuesday, Ochoa saw something he had never seen before. What he thought were two watermelons next to each other turned out to be one double watermelon, kind of like Siamese twin watermelons.


Health Department submits June reports: The Harbor opens under new ownership

After a change in ownership, The Harbor, a lake-side restaurant on Richland-Chambers Reservoir, has been approved to re-open by the health department.