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DeWitt County investigators identify people of interest in homicide

Authorities have identified people of interest in a DeWitt County homicide case. Saleemah Paulton, 38, of Yoakum, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9 p.m. Tuesday near the McCoy Creek bridge on Hulse Road by U.S. 183 a few miles south of Hochheim. DeWitt County investigators think they

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-03-20 02:00:00

Yoakum man charged in death of Saleemah Paulton Brazil

DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Dwayne Brazil, 53, of Yoakum around 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, charging him with the murder of Saleemah Paulton Brazil. On Tuesday, March 13 the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office received a call of a body off of Hulse Road at the McCoy Creek Bridge ne

CUERO RECORD - 2018-03-20 16:33:09

Man arrested in Death of Yoakum Woman

On March 13th around 9pm the DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Found the body of Saleemah Paulton shot to death on Hulse road. After following different leads in the investigation, the DeWitt County Sheriffs arrested a suspect March 19th around 11:30pm. "We arrested Saleemah Paulton's common law husband

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2018-03-21 03:34:00

Officials identify Yoakum residents run over by vehicle, driver

The names of two people injured early Sunday after being run over by a truck in DeWitt County and the driver were released Monday by the county sheriff's office. Trey Janca, 21, and Rosaisela Ramirez, 21, both of Yoakum, were lying behind a white 1999 Dodge Ram pickup about 1:30 a.m. at 1068 Farm-to

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-03-20 01:30:00

Historical Commission hears about Weimar library

NEW BIELAU-The Colorado County Historical Commission learned that the Texas Historical Commission had approved a historical marker application for legendary Texas Ranger Zeno Smith and heard a talk on the history of the Weimar library during their monthly meeting last Thursday at Trinity Church in N

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2018-03-21 15:31:00

Wanjura hired as Special Ed Director for CISD

COLUMBUS-The Columbus ISD Board of Trustees voted without dissent to hire Sarah Wanjura as the district's special education director following an executive (closed) session Monday night. Wanjura had been holding the post on an interim basis since the previous special education director retired in De

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2018-03-21 15:29:00

Pregnant Katy woman arrested, accused of selling fake insurance

A pregnant Katy woman, arrested March 15, faces felony charges of selling fake car insurance. According to court documents, Jennifer Marie Velasquez, aka Jennifer Gamez, is being charged with possession of a fictitious or counterfeit insurance certificate, aggregate theft and having an unauthorized

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-03-21 12:57:00

EL Council agrees to seek proposals for trash collection

EAGLE LAKE-The Eagle Lake City Council authorized city staff to seek proposals for a new solid waste collection provider during its regular council meeting last Tuesday. The request for proposals specifies that all proposals from potential solid waste collection providers are due back to the city no

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2018-03-21 15:15:00

Explosion in SW Austin injures at least one person

We're following breaking news in Austin, where firefighters are responding to yet another reported package explosion. The Austin Fire Department says at least one person has been injured, and crews are working to evacuate a building on the city's southwest side. Authorities said residents in Austin

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2018-03-21 00:23:17

Narcotics Task Force seizes 70-plus pounds of marijuana

The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force interdicted a large amount of marijuana on U.S. 59 in the Richmond area. While working highway interdiction, a unit on the interdiction team conducted a traffic stop of a truck for a traffic violation, the sheriff's department reported. During the roadside i

FORT BEND HERALD - 2018-03-20 15:17:00

Video catches sophisticated porch furniture theft operation in Fort Bend

In what appears to be a carefully planned operation, four suspects were caught on video in Fort Bend County stealing patio furniture from a residential street and throwing it in the back of a U-Haul. Sheriff Troy E. Nehls said in a press release that he wants to have lunch with the person who comes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-03-20 19:13:00

NWS: Sunday's hail storm was record-breaking

Large hail near Rosanky 3-18-18. Viewer photo: Joel Keys AUSTIN (KXAN) - The National Weather Service says photos confirming hailstones 4-5 inches or more in diameter indicate Sunday's hail storm in eastern Bastrop County was historic. Meteorologist Paul Yura says some hailstones in the Smithville a

KXAN - 2018-03-21 02:20:24

El Campo fire still covering murder facts

Her killer got away with it. For 22 years, no one has been held responsible for the killing of a 91-year-old El Campo woman left in a burning home. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entir


Single rollover in Yoakum leaves teen in serious condition

A Yoakum man was charged with intoxication assault after a single-truck rollover wreck left a teenager in serious condition in a San Antonio hospital. The wreck happened at about 4 a.m. Friday as the driver and three passengers were traveling from Cuero to Yoakum, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, a spoke


Two hurt as another vehicle strikes pole

One man was thrown from a vehicle and other trapped inside last Saturday when a vehicle struck a steel power pole at the intersection of South Wharton and Blue Creek Road. Both were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston via life flight helicopter. Subscription Required An online ser


Bulletin Board - Leader News: News

The El Campo Museum of Natural History will host Twilight Tuesdays the first Tuesday of each month as the facility stays open until 7:30 p.m. On April 3 participants will paint a bunny on a miniature canvas and turn it into a pencil holder. For information about Twilight Tuesdays or other programs a


Deputies continue DeWitt County homicide investigation

The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office is continuing to chase leads and interview people who knew the Yoakum woman who was found dead Tuesday night. Saleemah Paulton, 38, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9 p.m. near the McCoy Creek bridge on Hulse Road by U.S. 183 a few miles south of Hoc


New Police Officer Has An Interesting First Day

Shortly after he was sworn in as a new police officer in Flatonia on Feb. 23, Officer Nick Saldarriaga was dispatched to 709 North La Grange St. (the Timewise Convenience Store) in reference to a Possession of Marijuana report from Chief Perry Kram. Fayette County Dispatch broadcast a vivid descript


Yoakum woman found dead of multiple gunshot wounds

HOCHHEIM - A Yoakum mother of two who was celebrated in life for her fun-loving personality was found dead Tuesday night on a gravel road deep in rural DeWitt County. "I don't understand how this happened to her," said the woman's cousin, Dematrus Enoch, of Yoakum. "She was left out here like an ani


Salute to game warden's service sacrifice in stone

In a place like El Campo where memories run long, a fallen peace officer's has literally been set in stone. Game Warden Justin Hurst's encounter with a poacher the night of March 17, 2007 ended with a chase and a hail of bullets around the Lissie Cemetery. Subscription Required An online service