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Searching for burglary suspect

The Livingston Police Department is currently investigating a burglary of a coin-operated machine. The individual in the attached photos is a person of interest in this investigation. Those who know the identity of this individual or his whereabouts are asked…

Azle woman killed in collision

From Enterprise Staff An Azle woman died from injuries sustained in an automobile/pedestrian accident that occurred at 10:50 a.m. Sunday in downtown Livingston. According to the accident report filed by Livingston Police Officer Chad Lilley, a 2022 Chevrolet C2500 pickup truck driven by Wesley A. Bryant, 36 of Livingston, was stopped at a red…
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Scammers responsible for billions in losses

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com It could happen to anyone, and to some, that “it” in question is a terrifying proposition. Picture this: you receive a call at your workplace, and the voice on the other end is spouting off legal jargon a mile-a-minute; threatening your imminent arrest if you don’t pay X amount of money to settle some…
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Rodriguez indicted on additional charge

By Chris Edwardsnews@hccourier.com CROCKETT – A Crockett man was recently indicted on an additional charge after being arrested in 2021 on a charge of videotaping customers at a local business. Arturo Fajardo Rodriguez, 28, faces two state-jail felony charges of invasive visual recording, as well as a new charge for an incident at a private…
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Suspect sought in Tyler County

Ephriam Wilson IIIFrom Staff Reports A suspect known to occasionally reside in Polk County is being sought by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) which is seeking the public’s help in apprehending the fugitive. Ephriam Otto Wilson III is wanted on two charges, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford. Wilson, 41, is known to stay…
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Visiting Duchesses registration open

WOODVILLE – The 80th Annual Tyler County Dogwood Festival is only a few months away, and plans are already underway to make this one of the most memorable to date. The coronation of the 2023 Dogwood Queen and presentation of the royal court in the elaborately decorated outdoor amphitheater will be the highlight of this exciting festival! The Tyler…
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Egg prices are high, could go higher

Cartons of eggs inside a Brookshire Brothers in College Station on Jan. 23. Egg prices have climbed to all-time highs amid the avian flu pandemic. Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller By Adam Russell Texas AgriLife Extension Egg prices continue to set all-time per-dozen price records, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert does…
Cartons of eggs inside a Brookshire Brothers in College Station on Jan. 23. Egg prices have climbed to all-time highs amid the avian flu pandemic. Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller

Detectives looking for scammer

Jose Garza GonzalesOfficers are asking the public for help in nabbing a man accused of theft. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating a scamming case where the suspect took advantage of an elderly resident, defrauding her of a large amount of money. Detectives identified the suspect as Jose Karim Garza-Gonzales, 33, of Kingwood,…
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Flood planning group adopts plan

Stock Photo Special to theNews-Standard After meeting to review public input and approve final plan revisions in November, the Trinity Regional Flood Planning Group has now submitted the first-ever Regional Flood Plan for the Trinity River Basin to the Texas Water Development Board. The Trinity Regional Flood Plan draws on the best available…
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Services available for people with disabilities

Special to theNews-Standard Crockett Resource Center for Independent Living’s Independent Living Services Program helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community. Eligibility criteria for this program requires that the applicant has a significant disability who has been diagnosed by a licensed practitioner and…
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Corpus man sentenced to 30 years in prison

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com CabreraWOODVILLE – A Corpus Christi man who evaded capture was sentenced to 30 years behind bars last week. Manuel Cabrera, 27, accepted a plea deal with the Tyler County District Attorney’s Office on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle; possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of…
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Corrigan collision kills two students

Two students have died from a vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Corrigan. The deceased were students at Stephen F. Austin University traveling on Highway 59 at approximately 1:32 p.m. A 2007 Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Highway 59 in Corrigan, when an 18-wheeler was exiting Plant Road onto the highway. The 18-wheeler made a…
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Edgar transferred to Wainwright

By Chris Edwardsnews@hccourier.com Matthew Hoy Edgar after his arrest. Photo courtesy of Sabine County Sheriff’s OfficeLOVELADY – On Tuesday, January 10, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) confirmed that Matthew Hoy Edgar, convicted for the 2020 murder of his girlfriend, Livye Lewis, is now imprisoned at the J. Dale Wainwright Unit in…
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Jackie Wilson tribute show coming to town

From Enterprise Staff “Chester Gregory: Tribute to Jackie Wilson & Friends,” the Livingston Community Concert Association’s first concert of the new year, is slated for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Polk County Commerce Center located at 1017 U.S. Hwy. 59 Loop North in Livingston. The concert will feature Chester Gregory, an award-winning actor and…
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100th birthday

Hershel Mackey of Ace was feted with quite the celebration for his 100th birthday Wednesday. Long involved in the local community, Mackey is well-respected and greatly loved by many. He served many years as the chief of the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and was also instrumental in the creation of the Ace Community Park.…
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Meth dealer sentenced to 30 years

Stock Image By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com ABERNATHYWOODVILLE – Last Tuesday, an Ivanhoe man was sentenced before District Judge Delinda Gibbs Walker to 30 years in prison on a drug charge. Jason James Abernathy, age 41, was handed down the sentence for a possession with intent to deliver (methamphetamine) charge. The trial and…
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Multiple arrests made in Corrigan

Three Corrigan men were arrested while law enforcement executed a warrant Monday in north Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, along with Corrigan Police Department, executed a warrant service at a residence off of Pipeline Road in Corrigan. Deputies were advised that there were multiple subjects with active felony warrants, living at…
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Very few people who use dating sites consider them only for online communication. Most users need them to find someone for real dating. So, after an online dating stage, sooner or later, people start thinking about meeting in real life. And even if everything has been perfect and smooth and you have a great time via online chat, it doesn’t mean yet that you shouldn’t forget about safety measures. I don’t doubt the online dating safety, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, when taking a decision to move from online to real dating, you need to prepare for the first date well and thoroughly.

  1. Make it formal

Even if you have been chatting online for many months, and you know probably everything about this person, including many moments of life that people usually do not share at once, you still should not rush the events, no matter how hard you want to make a huge step forward. Your first non-virtual date should be formal, no exclusions. Choose a crowded place for the first date, for example, a restaurant, cinema, exhibition, or agree to meet in a park and spend time there. Do not invite a person to your home nor accept an invitation to visit her house.

  1. Inform your friends where you are going

I know that it may seem like too much for just a date, but you are going to meet a person you have never seen in real life. And informing a friend that you are going for a date with an online match is an absolutely right decision. Besides, most dating sites recommend to do it.

  1. Leave if you feel uncomfortable

Your real date may significantly differ from the online ones that you had before. So, if you see that your virtual partner is not the person you know so well online, you’d better end this date. Not all online dates should go real. Sometimes, it’s better to leave things as they are and continue communication online.

  1. Avoid alcohol

Do not drink alcohol on the first date. Even if you feel a bit nervous and you know that a little alcohol will help you to relax and calm down. I still recommend you to avoid drinking because you may either create a wrong image of yourself and spoil the date anyways or simply make mistakes.

So, how safe is online dating? I’d say that online dating is 100% safe in case you do not neglect the basic rules which work not only for virtual dating but also for the real-world one. Do not rush events, take your time, avoid conversations about money, do not send or buy gifts on request, and do not share personal things about you unless you are sure you know a person well enough.

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