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Swing band concert this Tuesday in Livingston

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The Livingston Swing Big Jazz Band will be in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Livingston at 106 Colt Rd. The band will play the good old jazz standards of the 1920s through the 1950s, such as: The Lady is a Tramp, Bewitched, You Made Me Love You, Strangers on the Shore, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue, How High the Moon, Saving All My Love For You, Hallelujah I Just Love Her So, I Dream a Dream, Estrilleto, Love is Here to Stay, and many more. Angie Adkins will sing, Dr. Jimmy Simmons will play his clarinet, Dr. Mike Shukan will be the master of ceremonies and Gerald Fagan will conduct. Everyone is invited to come out. 

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Livingston FFA advances to state

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2nd Place Team FFA Area IX LDE Contest

The Livingston FFA Senior Chapter Conducting and Public Relations teams advanced to the Area IX Leadership Development Event contest held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Stephen F. Austin State University. The Public Relations team finished fourth and the Senior Chapter Conducting team placed second, advancing to the state competition to be held at Sam Houston State University Dec. 3. See the results from the District Leadership Development Event (LDE) on the Roar page. Courtesy photo

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Livingston man found dead in front yard

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Victim's son wanted for questioning

Lynnie Chatman wanted for questioningLynnie Chatman wanted for questioningThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide after locating a deceased subject in the front yard of an address in Livingston. 

The body of the Livingston man was located in the 14000 block of FM 350 North. At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives, along with assistance from the Texas Rangers, arrived at the scene to begin an investigation. 

The deceased was quickly identified by law enforcement as Leonard Earl Chatman, 64, of Livingston.

Chatman’s son, Lynnie Chatman, is currently wanted on four unrelated felony warrants and is also sought by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for questioning, in reference to this investigation.

Those with information that would assist in this case are asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and speak with a detective at 936-327-6810. You may also contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP, where tipsters can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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MannaFest Christmas Tour of Homes tickets on sale in Livingston

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Manfest Homes Tour

The MannaFest Christmas Tour of Homes slated for 4-8 p.m. on December 4 will feature four homes elaborately decked out for the holiday season. Visitors may catch a tour bus or pick up a map at Central Baptist Church, where light refreshments will be served. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, are on sale at HomeGrown, Good Golly Miss Molly’s, Petalz By Annie and most area banks. The event benefits MannaFest Food Pantry which provides food and supplies to people in need in Polk County. For additional information, call the pantry at 936-327-9555.

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Livingston graduate added to Athletics Hall of Fame at TSU

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Kyle Harrell, a 1993 graduate of Livingston High School, was recently inducted into the Hall of Honor, which is the highest athletics accolade bestowed upon Texas State University athletics alumni. Named to the Athletics Alumni Hall of Honor Class, Harrell was voted on by the Texas State University “T” Association Board of Directors. The 2021 Induction Ceremony took place Nov. 12 in the J. Garland Warren Room at Bobcat Stadium.

Each recipient was also recognized during halftime at the Nov. 13 Bobcat football game against Georgia Southern. Harrell was a four-year letter winner for the Texas State Football program from 1994-97. As a guard on the offensive line, he started in 34 consecutive games and was a three-time Southland Conference All-Academic awardee and an All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention recipient in 1997.

Harrell is a long-time season ticket holder for Texas State football and baseball and a T-Association and Bobcat Club donor. He and his wife Elissa and three children, Hope, Lily and Fuller, reside in Hollywood Park near San Antonio. Their daughter, Hope, is a recent Texas State graduate. Harrell is the son of George and Phyllis Harrell of Livingston who attended the induction ceremony along with a contingent of friends from Livingston. (l-r) George Harrell, Phyllis Harrell, Kyle Harrell, Don Clayton, Rhonda Clayton, Kevin Snook, Patricia Snook, Sheryl Dominy, Corky Cochran, Henry Ager and Richard Defee.

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