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  • Super User created new article City council discusses water woes, approves splitting votes.

    November 18 at 1:10 pm

    By Tony Farkaseditor@trinityconews.com TRINITY — The Trinity City Council discussed the mechanical failures that put the city under another boil water notice. At its regular meeting on Thursday, City Manager Steven Jones told the council that testing done by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality tested water at several locations, and in one area it found what was believed to be water fleas. Jones said that everything has been flushed out as per TCEQ recommendations, but a second round of testing needs to be done before the notice is lifted. “This wasn’t something we did, or didn’t do; we had a motor that failed,” he said. “We had an area (by the pumps) that was struck by lightning. In the meantime, a well began tripping off regularly, which caused an over-chlorination of the water, which caused the problems.” Jones said he also has contact TCEQ to have an expert evaluate the water system, and there will be a company coming to evaluate the chlorinators. He also suggest the council consider a bulk purchase of inline backflow preventers to hand out to water customers. In other business, the council: • approved naming the private road for Wesley Tatom’s property to Johnnie Road; • approved donating $1,500 to the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for the annual Christmas event; and • approved splitting the city’s vote for the Trinity County Appraisal District between Trinity candidates Monte Huffman and Kevin Searcy.

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  • Super User created new article Darsey’s celebrates 135 years of history.

    November 18 at 12:57 pm

    By Jan White

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  • Super User created new article Board discusses agreement with energy company.

    November 18 at 12:47 pm

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  • Super User created new article County approves opioid settlement resolution.

    November 18 at 12:35 pm

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  • Super User created new article Christmas In Crockett Saturday.

    November 18 at 9:28 am

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  • Super User created new article Teenager killed in ATV accident.

    November 18 at 9:16 am

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  • Super User created new article Lovelady rolls in playoff opener.

    November 17 at 3:26 pm

    The Lovelady Lions savor the moment after winning the bi-district championship over Hull-Daisetta Friday night in Woodville. By Lawanna Monk WOODVILLE -- The Lovelady Lions cleared their first obstacle on the playoff road with ease. The Lions jumped out to  24-0 lead and went on to steamroll the Hull Daisetta Bobcats, 52-18, Friday night. Hull-Daisetta received the opening kickoff but was forced to punt. Keivon Skinner returned the ball to the 30 yard line and the Lions scored four plays later on a 35-yard run  by Connor Martinez, who started the drive with a 21-yard gain. Easterling, who set up the score with runs of 9 and 5 yards, ran the conversion for an 8-0 lead with 7:47 on the clock. Lovelady's Erik castillo (54) sacks the quarterback in last week's bi-district win over Hull-Daisetta,After forcing another Bobcat punt, the Lions need ed just three plays to travel 70 yards. On the second play, K.  Skinner carried 30 yards across midfield to the 40 yard line. Quarterback Slade Murray took it to the house on the next play and then ran the conversion for a 16-0 lead with 3:12 left. On HD's next series, the Lions mounted a defensive stand to stop the Bobcats at the 32 yard line. After Skylar Pipkin broke up a pass on fourth-and-three, the Lions took over and marched 68 yards on just three plays. After a penalty moved the Lions back 9 yards, Murray connected with K. Skinner on a long TD pass and Easterling ran the conversion to make it 24-0 with 10:43 left in the half. The Bobcats returned the Lions' kickoff to the 27 and scored on a 73-yard double-reverse to close the gap to 24-6 with 10:10 left in the half. A 2-point play was unsuccessful. The Bobcats attempted an onside kick which Blake Patrick foiled by scooping up the ball on the Lion 45. Easterling carried for 8 and after an incomplete pass Easterling spun out of the backfield and made it to the Bobcat 31. After several penalties on both teams, Dayvian Skinner scored on a  30-yard run. K. Skinner's kickoff was returned to the HD 24, where Landen LeBlanc shut down a 4-yard return. A pride of Lions shut down the first play for a loss, but the Bobcats scored on a long tipped pass when the receiver came down with the ball and stepped into the end zone for a TD. A conversion pass failed, leaving the Lions with a 30-6 lead with 6:19 left in the half. Lovelady added two more touchdowns before halftime to take a 44-12 lead. Patrick foiled another onside attempt by the Bobcats when he recovered  the ball near midfield. Murray carried to the Bobcat 15 and Easterling took it to the 5, where K. Skinner scored on the next play to make it 38-12 with 4:12 left in the half. The Lions only had to travel 20 yards for their next score after Brandon Fry recovered a bad snap deep in Bobcat territory. Easterling carried to the 10 and Murray threw to Pipkin at the 4 yard line. D. Skinner bolted up the middle for the touchdown before a defender was able to get a hand on him. A conversion pass failed, leaving the Lions up 44-12 with 2:57 left in the half. After a Bobcat punt, the Lions added to their lead with a four-play, 51-yard drive. The Lions drove down the field on two runs by D. Skinner for 5 and 4 yards. A pass interference call on Hull-Daisetta as time expired in the quarter gave the Lions another shot and that's all it took. This time, Murray hit Pipkin on a TD pass and D. Skinner fought his way in for the conversion, bring the score to 52-12 heading into the fourth. With the clock running continuosly in the fourth quarter and the Lion JV seeing most of the action, Hull-Daisetta scored with :12 left in the game.  After the Lions turned the ball over on downs at the HD 25, the Bobcats put together a 13 play scoring drive. The Bobcats scored on a 7-yard run. Martinez recorded seceral TFLs and Btandon Fry shut down a play for a loss. Erik Castillo also had a quarterback sack in the first quartere and Peyton Harrison kept heavy pressure on the Bobcats all night. Lovelady's Connor Martinez (13) puts the Lions on the scoreboard early against Hull-Daisetta in their bi-district win Friday.

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  • Super User created new article Trojans end season with loss to Panthers.

    November 17 at 3:09 pm

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  • Super User created new article Trinity falls to Hargrave.

    November 17 at 2:17 pm

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  • Super User created new article Lady Jackets defeated in quarterfinal round.

    November 17 at 1:59 pm

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  • Super User created new article The real world.

    November 17 at 1:50 pm

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  • Super User created new article Houston man wanted in shooting incident.

    November 17 at 12:54 pm

    By Chris Edwards

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  • Super User created new article Cabin fire at Broken Arrow Marina.

    November 17 at 12:44 pm

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  • Super User created new article TCSO seeking fugitive.

    November 17 at 12:34 pm

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  • Super User created new article Escapees CARE program discussed.

    November 16 at 9:57 am

    By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com Russ Johnson, executive director of Escapees CARE Inc., presented a program to the Livingston Rotary Club recently. He explained that Escapees CARE Inc., located at 155 Care Center Dr. about five miles south on Hwy. 146., is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that offers a respite care program and resident program to those whose medical and support circumstances qualify them for admission and that the various programs offered continue to evolve as additional needs and the ability to satisfy them arise. Through the residential program, people may live fulltime in their RVs, sleeping in their own beds and using their own bathrooms. Their belongings may be stored in their own storage building. They receive site maintenance and help dumping their tanks. They also receive help with their propane, holding tanks and awnings. Meals, snacks and drinks are available daily and two laundry loads may be washed and folded weekly. If they so choose, residents may take a day off while someone else does the housekeeping in the rig every other week. Free transport to medical appointments is provided, as well as weekly supervised shopping trips. Numerous recreational activities are provided, such as bingo, dominos, card games and board games. There are also various opportunities to socialize, including exercise classes, craft projects, pet shows, outings, parties and other various special events. Russ JohnsonThe respite care program is available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for individuals who need care during the day while family members are at work. There is a nurse and staff on duty during business days and health is monitored daily. Prescribed medication is administered and wound care and dressing changes are provided. Bathing and aid with personal care is available, as well as assistance with meal and snack times and help with prescribed exercises. There are supervised activities and crafts in addition to social interaction with others. The respite care program eliminates the perception of abandonment while providing security for those with dementia and Alzheimers disease. Johnson said the goal of the respite care program is to lessen the burden on twenty-four-hour caregivers. “It’s difficult to care for other people if you don’t take care of yourself,” he said. The cost is $40 a day and one free day is offered to new clients. While a membership in the Escapees RV Club is $40 a year, Johnson said the respite care program is open to everybody because you’re only there for the day. “You had to put up serious money and sign contracts to get into nursing home. Kay Peterson, the founder of Escapees RV Club, came up with this idea of having a campground and you come and pay for one month up front and if you don’t like it then you leave,” Johnson said. “What we do at Escapees CARE is allow people to come in with their RV. This is really a program designed to keep you moving. Move it or lose it,” Johnson said. “We have this very good experience in what we have. Kay created us (Escapees CARE) but we are a separate thing. “We use a lot of volunteers. That’s one way we keep the costs low. It is independent living. You have to apply. For $1,100 we provide sites, mowing, meals, tank dumping, laundry, housekeeping, activities and a full-time nurse, but no electric or propane,” Johnson said. “We do fundraisers. We have an annual health fair and the next one is April 2022. We also do an Octoberfest which is for commercial enterprises,” Johnson said. “The most satisfaction I’ve ever gotten at a job is here at CARE because of the relationships formed and the love. Innovation is a wonderful thing when we all work together,” Johnson said. For additional information about Escapees CARE Inc. call 936-327-4256.

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  • Super User created new article Gift ideas for your favorite foodie.

    November 16 at 9:57 am

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  • Super User created new article Cruse resigns from city council.

    November 16 at 9:22 am

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  • Super User created new article City approves holiday compensation.

    November 16 at 9:12 am

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  • Super User created new article Goodrich plans Christmas activities .

    November 16 at 2:50 am

    By Brian Besch

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  • Super User created new article Bomb threat at Onalaska school.

    November 16 at 2:43 am

    Students and faculty at Onalaska...

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