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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…

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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Missing fisherman found dead

From Staff Reports DAM B – A body was discovered of a missing fisherman on Sunday morning at Dam B. According to authorities, the fisherman was from Tyler County and his body was found after a four-hour search. Game Warden Justin Eddins said the man, later identified as Glenn McFall of Woodville, was 73 years old and that no foul play is suspected;…
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Deputies close cold case

By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com Charles Dale ClarySHEPHERD — New information and a re-examination of evidence led San Jacinto County Sheriff’s deputies to make an arrest in a three-year-old homicide case. Charles Dale Clary, 65, of Shepherd, was arrested Oct. 31 on a charge of murder in connection with the May 2019 murder of Rhonda Richardson,…
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Veterans from Alabama-Coushatta Tribe to attend Veterans Day dedication in Washington

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ Tribal Veterans Pavilion is located on the grounds of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. Dedicated July 4 of 2000, it lists members of the tribe who have served along with the branch in which they served. Courtesy photo From Enterprise Staff Citizens of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas who have…
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ Tribal Veterans Pavilion is located on the grounds of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. Dedicated July 4 of 2000, it lists members of the tribe who have served along with the branch in which they served. Courtesy photo

CRUSE-ing to stardom

Woodville native Kim Cruse advanced from yet another round on NBC’s The Voice on Monday. Cruse’s take on Ann Peebles’ “Can’t Stand the Rain” wowed the judges. Gwen Stefani remarked “You are so good at picking the right moments to shine.” A watch party (bottom photo) drew many friends and family members to support her on Monday. Photo courtesy of…
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Livingston orders demolition of former Holiday Inn building

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                               The building that once served as a Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, Knights Inn or Royal Inn has been ordered for demolition by the City of Livingston. The measure was approved unanimously by city council during Tuesday’s meeting.

By Jason Chlapek

POLK COUNTY — The City of Livingston approved a measure to demolish the building where the Holiday Inn previously operated Tuesday night at Livingston City Hall. After a public hearing that lasted approximately an hour-and-a-half, city council aldermen unanimously approved the demolition of the building located on 1200 North Washington. Livingston city code enforcer Josh Mohler and city engineer Kirk Bynum both spoke about the findings discovered that prompted advocation for the building’s demolition.“The council determined that the building was unsafe and dilapidated,” Livingston city manager Bill Wiggins said.The building suffered a fire on Dec. 11, 2011, and has been unusable ever since. The structure also was known as the Ramada Inn, Knights Inn or Royal Inn for a brief period of time.The building’s owner, Indira Patel, spoke on behalf of trying to salvage the structure. She has 90 days to have the structure demolished and the grounds cleaned.Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran was reappointed as a director for the Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency board of directors. Cochran has been a director of the agency since 2017, and Livingston Alderman Clarke Evans is the vice-president of the SRMPA board.Also approved was a purchase for $66,747 for two elevated water tanks, and a payment of $21,251.75 for the completion of the SCADA Project on the sewer lift stations. The final payment also allowed council to issue a resolution to accept the project, which started a one-year warranty period.Livingston City Council meets again at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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