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AT&T reports nationwide outages

By Chris Edwards news@tylercountybooster.com Nationwide, last Thursday, a mass outage of cellular phone service was reported. Customers of AT&T, as well as Verizon, T-Mobile and Cricket Wireless were affected, but according to reports, AT&T customers were the…

Pct. 3 constable candidate arrested for impersonating public servant

STOCK PHOTO By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com A candidate for the San Jacinto County Precinct 2 constable’s position was arrested in January, a move that he is calling politically motivated. Peter Sparta, a former deputy constable in Precinct 2, was arrested Jan. 11 by deputies of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of impersonating…
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Georgia-Pacific awarded on the Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2024 List

In addition to being named as one of Forbes’ best large employers, Georgia-Pacific’s Polk County facilities were recently awarded the Large Business of the Year by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (l to r) are Georgia-Pacific employees Earlina Penson, Cathey Page, Yana Ogletree, Lester Knight, Andrew Boyce, former chamber president;…
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Texas gives $125 million to rural sheriffs, prosecutors for pay increases

Several vehicles were parked outside of the Real County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 12, 2022. Kaylee Greenlee Beal for The Texas Tribune By Carlos Nogueras RamosTexas Tribune ODESSA — Texas has awarded $125 million in grants to rural sheriffs and prosecutors across the state, the Texas Comptroller said in a statement last week — an effort to help…
Several vehicles were parked outside of the Real County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 12, 2022. Kaylee Greenlee Beal for The Texas Tribune

TxDOT scholarship fund rewards students for cleaning up their communities

Special to the Booster AUSTIN – Texas students who helped clean up and beautify their communities can now apply for a scholarship contest awarding a total of $10,000. The annual Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship Contest is now accepting applications for the 2024 school year. All Texas high school seniors currently attending public, private or…
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Two injured in one-vehicle crash

Two people were injured after colliding with a fallen tree on FM 2262 on Saturday. Courtesy photo TCNS staff TRINITY COUNTY — Texas Department of Public Safety troopers investigated a crash on Farm-to-Market Road 2262, approximately three miles east of U.S. Highway 287, that occurred Saturday, February 17, 2024. The preliminary crash investigation…
Two people were injured after colliding with a fallen tree on FM 2262 on Saturday. Courtesy photo

Woman charged with felony negligence

STOCK PHOTO A Livingston woman is in jail after felony charges Thursday that involved an infant. On Thursday, narcotics detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mary Ann Burkett, 48, of Livingston, on the felony charge of endangering a child with criminal negligence. The arrest stems from a Child Protective Services investigation…
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Local publishing company prevails in defamation case

Brought by former assistant DA By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com In what is considered a huge win for journalism, the Supreme Court of Texas on Friday reversed a lower court’s ruling, effectively dismissing a suit filed by Tommy L. Coleman against Polk County Publishing Company and Valerie Reddell, former editor of the Polk County…
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Missing girl’s body found in river

PRESS CONFERENCE HELD - Polk County Criminal District Attorney Shelly Sitton and Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons take questions from the media during a press conference Tuesday afternoon where it was reported that the body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, missing since 7 a.m. Feb. 15, had been located. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten Amber Alert…
PRESS CONFERENCE HELD - Polk County Criminal District Attorney Shelly Sitton and Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons take questions from the media during a press conference Tuesday afternoon where it was reported that the body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, missing since 7 a.m. Feb. 15, had been located. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten

Nature Hike

Join Ranger Eric for an afternoon, low-intensity nature hike at the Lake Livingston State Park at 1 p.m. on Feb. 25. Learn about the park, the different plants and animals found in the park and the important role they play in the park environment. Ranger Eric will offer a night hikes at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. Bring a flashlight and see which animals…
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Breaking Story: Investigation is ongoing and fluid into disappearance of local child

By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com “This investigation is very fluid. However, I can say we identified a backpack yesterday at the dam that is consistent with that belonging to the child. We are going through the contents and evaluating,” Lieutenant Craig Cummings, a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said during…
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One arrested, two wanted

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Livingston man after an investigation last week. There is also a search for two wanted suspects with felony warrants. On Wednesday, Polk County Narcotics Detectives conducted an investigation into the use and sale of methamphetamine in the Putnam’s Landing subdivision. As a result of that…
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LUNCH INTERRUPTED

Three individuals’ lunches were suddenly interrupted at Alma’s Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe Tuesday when this tire came off of a vehicle driving by and crashed through the front window right over their table. Livingston Police Department responded to the scene, as did Allegiance EMS. The diners were treated at the scene for non-incapacitating…
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Alabama-Coushatta longleaf pine restoration to be featured on PBS

From Enterprise Staff A segment airing on PBS this week will feature efforts to restore the longleaf pine tree to the native landscape in Deep East Texas. The segment will air on the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on PBS stations throughout the state. The show airs Saturdays at 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as Mondays at 11 p.m. on the…
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Five arrested in Indian Springs

Five Polk County residents have been jailed after one evaded law enforcement on a four-wheeler. On Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives were conducting traffic enforcement in the Indian Springs Subdivision of Polk County, where they encountered a male subject on a four-wheeler. After the officer attempted to initiate a…
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Corrigan-Camden ISD teacher arrested

JerniganA Corrigan-Camden ISD teacher was placed in the Polk County Jail Thursday, charged with an improper relationship with a student. At the request of the Corrigan Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers assisted in the arrest of the teacher, following an investigation that began on Jan. 30 of this year.…
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Onalaska pines on Canyon Park

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Onalaska HorizontalPhoto by Emily Kubisch-Sabrsula Mayor Chip Choate swears in newly hired Police Officer Heather Perry.

By Emily Kubisch-Sabrsula

POLK COUNTY — The city board met for a quick meeting this month to provide information on early voting and ongoing city events.Canyon Park Months after a tornado struck the area several structures in the Canyon Park subdivision are still in violation of city ordinances, but will continue without penalty, as plans to correct or condemn structures are finalized with Onalaska Fire Marshall Lee Parish. A request to allow the full-time residents of a motor home within city limits in Canyon Park was made and denied. While the Canyon Park POA approved the structure, Parish stated that in the past similar mobile home requests have been denied within city limits, which falls in line with the current city ordinance in place.

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The board accepted the resignation of Jeremy Williams in good standing, and welcomed Heather Perry onto the police force for a standard probationary period. She is a graduate of the Angelina Police Academy in Lufkin, and Onalaska Police Chief Jessica Stanton said references spoke highly of Perry and that she led by example in the academy and strived to motivate the other cadets around her. Announcements Early voting is underway in Polk County. A schedule of times, places, sample ballots, and accepted forms of identification can be found at https://www.co.polk.tx.us/page/polk.co.clerk.election. A precinct map is also available.

Twin Harbors will host a drive-thru Trunk-Or-Treat celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31 from12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Twin Harbors POA Pool Parking lot at 274 Valley view Drive in Onalaska. For any questions or if you wish to pass out candy, contact Barbara Dickens at 281-630-5120 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. fire department will hold their annual letter drive soon, their only fundraiser this year since the barbecue event was canceled due to the tornado. The City of Onalaska meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Public comments can be made at beginning of the meeting.

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