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Council takes steps to take over Community Center

By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council discussed the legalities of taking ownership of the Coldspring Community Center, which now is in the hands of the center’s board of directors. Mayor John Benestante said that at the…
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students participate in LOCAL government day

Students from Colmesneil, Chester and Woodville school districts came to the Tyler County Courthouse on Monday to see how the governing body of Tyler County works. According to County Treasurer Leann Monk, although the students didn’t see the total eclipse that afternoon, Local Government Day was a success, and she wanted to thank everyone who participated. “I think we’re in good hands,” she said. “Remember y’all one day will be in our shoes.”PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANN MONK
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LIBRARY REPRESENTED AT THC CONFERENCE

The Allan Shivers Library and Museum was represented at the Texas Historical Commission’s Real Places 2024 Conference in Austin last week as a Partner in Preservation. Director Kay Timme and Museum Manager Roschelle Springfield participated in a share session with 19 other groups from around the state. Dozens of attendees and other partners stopped by the ASLM display and learned about Allan Shivers as well as the Library and Museum. In addition, the ASLM logo was included in the Conference program and displayed during all keynote sessions. The Conference provided a wonderful opportunity for networking and to spread the word about the ASLM and Tyler County.PHOTO COURTESY OF KAY TIMME
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Polk County Commissioners present proclamations

The Polk County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (l-r) Precinct 1 Commissioner Guylene Robertson, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Dubose, Childrenz Haven Program Director Jamie Haynes, Childrenz Haven Executive Director Crystal Finegan, County Judge Sydney Murphy, Victim Assistance Coordinator Megan Knighton, Childrenz Haven Forensic Interviewer Kaycee Hendrix, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Cassity, Childrenz Haven Family Service Coordinator Maddi Kellum, Special Victim Liaison Christi Allen and Precinct 3 Commissioner Milt Purvis. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten The Polk County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (l-r) Precinct 1 Commissioner Guylene Robertson, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Dubose, Childrenz Haven Program Director Jamie Haynes, Stormie Washington, Tracy Stoudt, Childrenz Haven Executive Director Crystal Finegan, County Judge Sydney Murphy, Childrenz…
County Judge Sydney Murphy administered the oath of office to Tatum White, the newly elected county tax assessor-collector, following the Polk County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday. White will take office effective May 1. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten

Newly elected tax assessor-collector takes office May 1

County Judge Sydney Murphy administered the oath of office to Tatum White, the newly elected county tax assessor-collector, following the Polk County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday. White will take office effective May 1. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com Results of the March 5, 2024 Democratic and Republican Parties’ Primary Elections were received by the Polk County Commissioners Court during its regular meeting Tuesday, allowing the Court to approve the appointment of Tatum White to fill the unexpired term for Polk County tax assessor-collector, effective May 1. The Court received and took no action on the fiscal year 2025 budget adopted by the Polk Central Appraisal District on March 28. The budget reflects a 12.56% increase over the previous year. An updated agreement with Michael D. Matthews II, attorney at law, for legal advice and representation was approved. The Court took action on the emergency management request for proposals…

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students participate in LOCAL government day

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Students from Colmesneil, Chester and Woodville school districts came to the Tyler County Courthouse on Monday to see how the governing body of Tyler County works. According to County Treasurer Leann Monk, although the students didn’t see the total eclipse that afternoon, Local Government Day was a success, and she wanted to thank everyone who participated. “I think we’re in good hands,” she said. “Remember y’all one day will be in our shoes.”PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANN MONK

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Trinity FFA members competed in the Area IX CDE contests held at Sam Houston State University on April 2. Courtesy photo

FFA places in Area IX CDE contest

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Trinity FFA members competed in the Area IX CDE contests held at Sam Houston State University on April 2. Courtesy photo Special to theNews-Standard HUNTSVILLE — Trinity FFA members placed well at the Area IX CDE contests held at Sam Houston State University on April 2. The Livestock team of Kayla Kembro, Grace Tullos, Richard Johnson and Preston Riddle placed 19th, with Kembro placing seventh Overall Individual. The Horse team took 38th place. Team members include Jace Gambill, Jaydon Bell and…

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Polk County Commissioners present proclamations

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The Polk County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (l-r) Precinct 1 Commissioner Guylene Robertson, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Dubose, Childrenz Haven Program Director Jamie Haynes, Childrenz Haven Executive Director Crystal Finegan, County Judge Sydney Murphy, Victim Assistance Coordinator Megan Knighton, Childrenz Haven Forensic Interviewer Kaycee Hendrix, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Cassity, Childrenz Haven Family Service…

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Council takes steps to take over Community Center

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By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council discussed the legalities of taking ownership of the Coldspring Community Center, which now is in the hands of the center’s board of directors. Mayor John Benestante said that at the April 1 regular meeting, the council was informed that the directors have the authority to deed the center to the city. Once that happens, the city would appoint a board to run the center, as well as begin the process to apply for grants for…

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