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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
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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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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…

Red Cross responds in Trinity

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Special to the News-Standard

TRINITY — Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in local communities. This past month local teams responded to our own needs in Trinity County.

A home was fully destroyed and two pets were killed when a fire broke out in the afternoon of New Year’s Day at Hester Lane and Trinlady Road.

The house owned by Trinity County Deputy Constable Tom Hester was a total loss. Two pets perished in the fire.

The Trinity Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser for the Hester family from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the station, 201 S. Elm St.

Pulled pork or brisket sandwiches, a bag of chips, a drink and a cookie are available for $10.

To offer donations to the fundraiser or to volunteer, contact Sheran Casey or Flo Cleburn.

Home fires make up the vast majority of the disaster responses for the American Red Cross with the volunteers responding to an average of seven fires a day within the Texas Gulf Coast Region. In December, one such family in Trinity experienced the compassion that comes from Red Cross volunteers responding in their time of need providing hope and help.

Local Disaster Program Manager, Jeff Burns, had this to say about the Deep East Disaster Volunteer Team, “Our local volunteer team is made up of some of the most caring and committed people in our community. I am grateful to work alongside this amazing group as they provide hope and help during times of emergency.”

As the winter months turn colder, the fire responses will continue stretching the local disaster response team. The Red Cross is actively seeking new individuals to join the team to help grow our capacity to ensure families never have to face these emergencies alone. For more information about how to volunteer visit redcross.org/volunteertoday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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