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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…

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…

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…
Matthew Hoy Edgar after his arrest. Photo courtesy of Sabine County Sheriff’s Office

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…

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.…

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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Leggett man arrested for child pornography

Anthony BartunekThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office executed a residential search warrant last week pertaining to the possession of child pornography. An investigation was initiated by detectives after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a male subject in possession of child pornography, at an address off Ollie Loop in…
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Suspect in church burglary arrested

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com BarredaWOODVILLE – An arrest was made of a suspect in a church burglary, and could face additional charges in several other incidents, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford. Juan Gabriel Barreda, a 47-year-old Houston man, was arrested in Houston on Dec. 30, 2022, by the Houston Police…
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Crockett Police assist with drug trafficking arrest

From Staff Reports BEAUMONT – Last week, the Crockett Police Department cited the agency’s assistance in the federal investigation and prosecution of Ingrid Yaresi Balderas De Leon. De Leon was prosecuted in federal court as part of a large drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting and distributing large quantities of…
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Early morning fire

Three trucks and 12 firefighters with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in the early morning hours Saturday at Pinwah Pines. The fire originated in one house and spread to a house next door. “I was the first on the scene and our main objective was to protect the exposure from getting to the third house until we got more…

Warrant stop results in arrests

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com IVANHOE – A warrant service call last week resulted in two arrests in Ivanhoe, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford. Weatherford said that on Tuesday, Jan. 3, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office stopped at a residence in order to serve a felony warrant on Jason James Abernathy,…

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  • Re: Joe Biden and the Presidency

    by » 2 years ago

    The fact that there is still doubt about whether or not Joe Biden was declared the winner of this election shows how consumed with confirmation bias a great swath of the electorate has become. Math, people: numbers are objective. There's no "liberal bias" behind election results.

    I'm pretty sure had the election been called for President Trump, there wouldn't be a tenth as much of a brouhaha from Biden supporters as there's been from the Trump True Believers, and not only that, but I'm sure President-Elect Biden would have gracefully conceded, had that been the case.

    At the end of the day, though, we need to stop defining one another and our entire existences on whom we voted for and who the president happens to be. One doesn’t know all they need to know about a person, just because you know if they voted for Trump, Biden, or Jorgensen.

    If you’re someone who actually believes that you know all you need to know about someone based on who they voted for for president, then I think it says more about you than it does them, and regardless of who you voted for, makes you part of the problem; not the solution.

    No matter what happened in the election you can’t do any more than what you did, and today is far too beautiful to allow this to ruin it. Your friends and family are still the same people they were yesterday, and the sun will still rise in the morning.

  • Re: Joe Biden and the Presidency

    by » 2 years ago

    The fact that there are still people who believe the media declares the president is beyond me.  Yes, it's true the media historically projects the winner, but it most certainly doesn't declare the winner.  There is a difference.  As a matter of fact, The Associated Press "declared" him the winner while votes were still being counted.  If you want to get really technical, he's still not the winner.  Votes are still being counted.  See how that works?

    If the election had been called for President Trump, it would be a replay of 2016.  Bet.  Biden supporters including ANTIFA and BLM would continue rioting, looting, burning cities and threatening the lives of those who think differently than they do.  Look around.  Trump supporters are complaining and talking about the "what if's" but they're not burning their cities down.  

    Yes, it's true that no matter who is inagurated in January, the world will still go on and the sun will continue to rise.  However, I do believe that while one's choice in presidential candidates doesn't completely define them, it does say a lot about the kind of person they are.  






  • Re: Joe Biden and the Presidency

    by » 2 years ago

    Recent history has shown both sides of the political aisle struggle to accept results and who is president. If I recall, half the population refused to accept Trump these past four years, and I predict the other half will tune out, refuse to watch the swearing in, etc. for the next four years. 

    This is not a one sided problem. It is a divided down the middle problem. Our country is now half and half...like two rival teams or two rival families. 

    We may never unring this bell in America. 

  • Re: Joe Biden and the Presidency

    by » 2 years ago

    I has questions.

    Doesn't it seem that there is an elite class of people that can participate in the political world, and mere mortals are only spectators?

    How does a man who doesn't campaign, hides in the basement and shows obvious signs of problems with acuity pull out a win?

    How does a man who is as combative as the president not read the room and end up giving away an election that was his to win?

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