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  • Super User created new article Groveton Council changes police chief pay.

    July 8 at 12:31 pm

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  • Super User created new article Groveton ISD discusses grant funds.

    July 8 at 12:20 pm

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  • Super User created new article Trinity ISD Board discusses academic performance.

    July 8 at 12:14 pm

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  • Super User created new article Livingston teen dies after jumping from vehicle.

    July 7 at 5:37 pm

    A Livingston student was killed when Houston police say she jumped outof a moving vehicle after an argument Monday night.Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reportsof the crash that occurred on I-45 between FM 1960 and Richey Roadaround 8 p.m.The deputies said that the 15-year-old incoming freshman at LivingstonISD had an argument with her mother. She was killed after jumping outof the vehicle and struck by an unknown car that fled the scene.Livingston ISD released a statement via social media regarding theincident Tuesday afternoon.“We lost an LISD student this week,” the statement said. “In timeslike this, we are reminded just how precious life can be and howfragile each of us truly is. It is sad when our district loses amember of its family.  It is even more tragic when such a young lifeis taken away from us. We extend our thoughts and sincere condolencesto the family.”The girl was pronounced dead on the scene. Reportedly, a witness whosaw the teen jump said she swerved to miss her. The incident is stillunder investigation.

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  • Super User created new article Good times at great celebration in Shepherd.

    July 7 at 2:54 pm

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  • Super User created new article Hurricane season in effect.

    July 2 at 1:05 pm

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  • Super User created new article Shepherd Council sets priorities.

    July 2 at 12:58 pm

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  • Super User created new article Shepherd prepares to celebrate Independence Day.

    July 2 at 12:53 pm

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  • Super User created new article Trinity County to see two Independence Day celebrations.

    July 2 at 12:47 pm

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  • Super User created new article Trinity County to seek grant assistance.

    July 2 at 12:38 pm

    Trinity County Commissioners (from left) Tommy Park, Neal Smith, County Judge Doug Page, Mike Loftin and Steven Truss stand with Charlene Martin, a specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on June 22 as the county proclaimed June as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. (Photo by Tony Farkas/TCNS) By Tony Farkaseditor@trinityconews.com GROVETON — In the wake of the reception of unanticipated funds, Trinity County will now seek to hire its own grant administrator to help manage all of its grants, as well as seek new funds for county projects. The County Commissioner’s Court approved the measure at its June 22 regular meeting. The position will answer to County Treasurer Bob Dockens, who said that if everything works as it is supposed to, there could be some good-sized checks coming to the county. The county decided to hire it own, instead of using grant writing services, in order to save funds. Dockens said that in the course of their researching a grant-writing position, they found that  using such services are more expensive — at 10 percent of the grant amount — than a paid position. The position will pay between $30,000 to $32,000 annually, according to Dockens. The county also voted to rescind its requests for seeking grant services. The discussion was spurred by the county’s receipt of around $619,000 in funds it was unaware of, and the court discussed how to spend them. The county approved giving each road district $100,000, as well as for a proposed shortfall in the Sheriff’s Office budget and to pay for a cabling project. In a separate matter, the county received during its public forum the resignation of Precinct 1 Constable Jeremy Alexander. Alexander said he is accepting a position in the private sector, citing the low pay he is receiving as constable. In other business, the county: approved an official bond for Precinct 3 Constable Carl Casey; approved staying with the county’s current health benefits plan through the Texas Association of Counties; proclaimed June as Elder Abuse Prevention Month; appointed County Treasurer Bob Dockens as the county’s representative on the board of Deep East Texas Council of Governments; approved a cabling and security wall installation project to improve internet speed and security at the Sheriff’s Office; and approved an annual report to the Trinity County Grand Jury regarding roads maintained by the county in each precinct, even though Commissioner Neal Smith pointed out that the report contained inconsistencies and errors. He said the county needed to get an accurate account and measurements of roads the county maintains. Photo by Tony Farkas/TCNS Trinity County Commissioners (from left) Tommy Park, Neal Smith, County Judge Doug Page, Mike Loftin and Steven Truss stand with Charlene Martin, a specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on June 22 as the county proclaimed June as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. 

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  • Super User created new article James White announces bid for agriculture commissioner.

    June 30 at 6:36 pm

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  • Super User created new article Meet The Team.

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  • Super User created new article Ashby named to Texas Monthly’s best legislators list.

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  • Super User created new article DETCOG to appeal grant decision.

    June 24 at 4:27 pm

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  • Super User created new article Board OKs raises.

    June 24 at 9:22 am

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  • Super User created new article Company bringing broadband to Houston County.

    June 24 at 8:48 am

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  • Super User created new article KISD officials preparing for ESSER II grant funds.

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  • Super User created new article Crockett hosts annual Juneteenth celebration .

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  • Super User created new article Colmesneil mayor Baird resigns; Crews appointed mayor.

    June 23 at 2:09 pm

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