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Former martial arts instructor sentenced

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com Troy SmithWOODVILLE – A guilty plea was entered in the case of a man accused of sexual assault of a child in Tyler County’s District Court. Troy Lee Smith, Jr., 49, was arrested in September 2018 and charged with…

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Free-ranging bucks illustrate the benefits of letting the young guys walk By Matt WilliamsOutdoors Writer There is much to love about a Texas deer season. Never mind the descriptive prose about crisp fall mornings and rattlin’ horns. Or the magic of witnessing the dawn of a new day from the confines of a tall tower blind overlooking good deer…
Shanda and Rodney Moore display the impressive Trinity County bruiser the lady hunter brought down on the afternoon of November 4. The 6 1/2-year-old 21-pointer registers official TBGA scores of 185 7/8 gross and 175 6/8 net. It’s among the biggest whitetails ever killed by a lady hunter in the Pineywoods.  Courtesy photo Rodney Moore

No, that’s not the IRS texting about a tax refund or rebate; it’s a scam

By Gema de las HerasConsumer Education Specialist IRS impersonators have been around for a while. But as more people get to know their tricks, they’re switching it up. So instead of contacting you about a tax debt and making threats to get you to pay up, scammers may send you a text about a “tax rebate” or some other tax refund or benefit. Here’s…
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Ivanhoe man arrested on indecency charge

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com IVANHOE – An investigation last week resulted in an arrest of an Ivanhoe man and a charge against him of indecency with a child. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, last month, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office began to investigate a report made by a child’s guardian of…
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Cruse in top eight; needs your votes

By Chris Edwardscedwards@polkcountypublishing.com Woodville’s own first lady of song, Kim Cruse, is now in the final eight contestants to close out season 22 of NBC’s The Voice. Cruse, 30, performed a cover of the Brooks and Dunn song “Believe” last week, and her performance resulted in a standing ovation from all four of the show’s celebrity…
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Man arrested on drugs, warrant

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com DAM B – Tyler County Sheriffs’ deputies made an arrest last week of a Dam B man who was in possession of drugs and a warrant for his arrest out of neighboring Hardin County. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies made contact with Thomas Ray “Trey” Moore III, a 29-year-old Dam B…
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Cruse-ing to st rdom: Voice semi-finals

Woodville’s Kim Cruse wowed the judges and a nation of viewers once again on Monday night in the semi-finals round of NBC’s The Voice. Cruse covered the Rihanna song “Love on the Brain.” One of the Voice judges, Blake Shelton, said of her voice, that it “could probably kill things and bring them back to life.” Kim is shown at a recent watch party…
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BBB reports retail fraud losses nearing $380 million in 2022

BEAUMONT – It’s holiday shopping season and many consumers are searching online and social media for the perfect gifts. While shopping online is easy and convenient, Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) warns online shoppers searching for gifts and other merchandise to do their research, be mindful of social media scrolling, and use credit cards to…
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DETCOG director hailed as trailblazer

Lonnie HuntBy Chris Edwardsnews@hccourier.com AUSTIN – Throughout his career in public life, Crockett’s Lonnie Hunt has worn many hats: from radio broadcaster to Houston County Judge, and (since 2016), Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). There’s another title he was recently bestowed: “Texas Broadband Hero.”…
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Rainbow trout stocking returns statewide

From Enterprise Staff The annual Texas winter tradition of rainbow trout stocking is heading back to waterbodies across the state to kick off the holiday season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) began stocking thousands of rainbow trout on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. “TPWD stocks catchable sized fish during winter months…
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Hunters reminded to report harvest during upcoming antlerless season

From Enterprise Staff The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to remind hunters to report their harvest during the upcoming antlerless deer season which is today through Sunday. Mandatory reporting is required for any antlerless deer harvested during the four-day doe season, along with any antlerless deer harvested during the archery,…
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Celebrate the season with holiday happenings at Texas state parks

From Enterprise Staff Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. State parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavenger hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy. Anyone planning a trip to a Texas State Park is highly encouraged to reserve their day pass in advance…
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Wholesale turkey prices rise as Thanksgiving approaches

Cold storage stocks of whole turkeys are about 3% lower than last year. By Paul SchattenbergAgriLife Extension Communication Specialist Turkey prices have been on the rise with Thanksgiving Day still more than a month away, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Market forces coupled with a force of nature – avian influenza –…
Cold storage stocks of whole turkeys are about 3% lower than last year.

Traffic stops yield drugs

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com WOODVILLE – Grant Hensarling, a relative newcomer to the Woodville Police Department, is already making a difference in the City of Woodville. Hensarling, according to Woodville PD Captain Jathan Borel, is “an excellent, pro-active officer, who pays close attention to the individuals who he interacts…
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Police chase ends in Woodville

Suspect Martavious Marshall is taken into custody. Mollie LaSalle | TCB By Chris Edwardscedwards@polkcountypublishing.com WOODVILLE – The report of a stolen vehicle in Polk County ended in Woodville, right in front of Sullivan’s Hardware, on US 190, and resulted in multiple charges for three individuals. Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted…
Suspect Martavious Marshall is taken into custody. Mollie LaSalle | TCB

Local man charged with murder

By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com COLDSPRING — A Coldspring man is facing murder charges after an argument led to the Oct. 25 shooting death of his sister. David Kenneth Fulcher, also known as Bubba, 49, of Coldspring, was arrested Oct. 25 at his home. Lt. Charles Dougherty of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department said that during the…
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Leggett teacher arrested for child pornography

From Enterprise Staff A Leggett High School history teacher has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest for possession of child pornography and possession with intent to promote child pornography. Francisco Sauceda, 29 of Splendora, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Splendora by the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s…
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