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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke Clayton
April 16, 2024

OLDER SPORTSMEN HAVE MORE FUN

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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke ClaytonThere was a time back when I was in my twenties and thirties that I thought I would be hanging…
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April 13, 2024

Close-to-home fun

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As an outdoors writer for the past 39 years, I’ve become accustomed to “gallavanting” around the country fishing, hunting and collecting material for my articles. Lately though, I’ve been sticking pretty close to home. Kenneth Shephard with a good “eater…

Polk County News

Time to spring forward

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DaylightSavings

From Enterprise Staff

Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday. This is the practice of advancing clocks one hour during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later time. The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring (spring forward), and to set clocks back by one hour in the fall (fall back) to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in early spring and one 25-hour day in the middle of fall.

A federal law specifies that daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not specifically exempt themselves.

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Severe weather safety promoted this week

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From Enterprise Staff

The National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Office will be promoting severe weather safety and preparedness Monday through Friday, with each day having a different theme. Information will be shared on its website and social media.

Heat safety will be discussed on Monday. Thunderstorm safety – including lightning, hail and wind – will be discussed on Tuesday.

Tornado safety will be discussed on Wednesday and a tornado drill will occur in conjunction with it. A mock/test tornado warning will be sent out over NOAA Weather Radio and over Twitter at 10 a.m. Wednesday. This warning can serve as the starting point for a drill in your school, home or business. Everyone is encouraged to practice what they would do in the event of an actual warning. The warning will go out as a test, not using the actual tornado warning code.

The week will wrap up with flash flood safety being discussed on Thursday and beach/rip current safety being discussed on Friday.

For additional information, go to www.weather.gov.houston.

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Stolen Travel Trailer Sought

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Stolen Travel Trailer

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has requested the public’s assistance in obtaining information on the theft of a 34-foot grey and white bumper-pull Jayco Travel Trailer.

The travel trailer was taken f0rom a storage lot on U.S. Highway 190 West on Feb. 2, around 9 a.m. Surveillance video shows unknown suspects towing the trailer using a white Chevrolet pickup, with an orange generator in the back. The video also shows a person of interest in this case.

Those with information are asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810. Tipsters may also submit information via p3tips.com (the P3 App), or by calling Polk County Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP, where they can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

 

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Tribe to host motorcycle festival

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The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is hosting a motorcycle festival Saturday and Sunday at Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds on the reservation at 1427 Campground Rd.

The festival will feature motorcycle games, tribal dancers, vendors and live music. All activities will be on Saturday with a morning devotional on Sunday. Day passes are available for $10.

RV sites with full hookups and tent sites are available. To reserve an RV site or a tent site, call 936-563-1220.

Alcohol, drugs, firearms and weapons are prohibited and tribal law will be strictly enforced.

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Goodrich man arrested for sexual assault of child

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Lionel OrozcoLionel OrozcoA Goodrich man is now in jail after his arrest last week for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

In December of 2022, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to the sexual abuse of a child.  According to the PCSO, detectives immediately initiated an investigation into the allegations and were able to identify four children who were found to be victims of the sexual abuse.

Detectives spoke with the alleged offender in this case and identified him as Lionel Orozco, 72, of Goodrich. While interviewing Orozco, he confessed to sexually abusing the four young victims.    

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives then obtained felony arrest warrants on Orozco, for two counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child, and two counts of second-degree felony indecency with a child with sexual contact.

Last week, Orozco was arrested by detectives on his outstanding warrants. He was then booked into the Polk County Jail, where he remains at this time, with bonds totaling $350,000, set by Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Robert Johnson.

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