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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

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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…

Trinity County News - Breakout

County puts brakes on camera security system plan

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Trinity Countyseal 200By Tony Farkas
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GROVETON — A request to replace the security system throughout the Trinity County Courthouse and Annex was delayed until budget time.

At the Trinity County Commissioners Court meeting on March 28, the county questioned the need to spend the whole system, which had not been budgeted, when it could just replace the broken camera.

County IT Director Sean Luce told the county he had four bids for replacement, which would upgrade the system, cover some blind spots and even provide night vision. He also said the current provider is inconsistent about replacing broken equipment.

However, Commissioner Steven Truss asked why the broken camera could not be replaced, and Commissioner Neal Smith suggested the bids be held until it was time to consider the next budget.

However, the court did approve a cabling request for the District Attorney’s Office, since it currently was using wifi connections that were inefficient.

The cost of the cabling will be $3,788.

In other business, the county:

•approved a bid for oil sand at $72.50 a ton from Bryan and Bryan Construction;

•approved personnel action forms;

•approved monthly financial reports;

•approved budget amendments for the purchase of software for the Justices of the Peace and the purchase of shelves for the District Clerk’s Office;

•approved items as surplus;

•approved the transfer of a Dell server from Deep East Texas Council of Governments to the county;

•approved a donation of $5,995 for a camera system and a donation of dog food for the Animal Shelter for the Sheriff’s Office;

•approved a resolution for federal off-system bridge programs administered by TxDOT; and

•discussed a plan to enlist a firm to demo and clean up derelict property within the county.

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Getting into the full swing of spring

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Julias TidbitsAnother beautiful weekend with the threat of thunderstorms and tornados. Trinity received a little rain, but not what the weather forecaster predicted. However, people took advantage of the weather and visited many garage sales in this area.

The rummage sale at Westwood Shores Subdivision was a huge success and our security team did a good job keeping our traffic and guests safe. By 5 p.m. there was no sign of outside items or congestion. We were back to normal as usual on Saturday evening.

•Last week I went to press before I could mention the Easter egg hunt at the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity on April 3, but I am sure the children who will be attend during the week will know about the activities there.

However, I will remind you that there are still three events you can attend this weekend regarding Easter Egg Hunts.

There is a hunt to be held on Friday (Good Friday) at the River Pointe Rehabilitation Center on April 7, located on South Highway 19 starting at 10 a.m.

Another is the Easter egg hunt at the VFW Post 6899 to be held on Saturday at 400 Caroline St. starting at 10 a.m.

If you cannot attend the other two events, you can still get your picture taken with Bugs Bunny and the Easter Bunny at Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store on Highway 19 South in Trinity. Photos, candy, and prizes will start at 11 a.m. and end in the early afternoon.

•It was my twin grandson’s prom night in Buda this weekend, and I am waiting on pictures so I can live vicariously through their pictures.

•April 22 is TISD’s Junior/Senior Prom that is being held at the Manor House on 2005 Pine Crest St. I wonder how many fancy autos and limos we will see around Trinity that night.

Proms are very expensive for parents to finance, but can you image what it costs for twins, or a junior and a senior of the same family for 4 years? Spring breaks and graduation day aren’t cheap either. I am glad I am beyond all that expense, but I do miss the excitement, the suspense, and the camaraderie with my children during these days.

•Can you believe that the month of March is gone, and April is already here. April comes from the Latin word aperio, “to open” (bud), because plants begin to grow during this month.

The surprising origins of Easter Symbols, from lambs to lilies are Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022, the origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore.

The Easter bunny came from the Germans (like Santa Claus).

Then there are Easter foods; lamb, Easter breads, sweet buns, and hot cross buns that mark the end of Lent.

The Easter Lily, with its sheer white petals, symbolizes life, purity, innocence, joy and peace.

The Easter lamb is the most popular among Easter symbols, because it is said to symbolize Jesus, who embodies purity and goodness, and also represents sacrifice.

•Please call or text me if your church is having an Easter Cantata that you would like for me to invite the public to hear your performance. My number to call or text is (936) 537-8171.

The Methodist Church of Trinity will celebrate its Maundy Service on Thursday at (936) 594-3826. On April 25 from 4-7 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church will have a dinner with friends and the public is invited to attend. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Donations are welcomed.

•On April 15 the Kalin Center will host its annual Steak and Stomp Dinner at the Manor House. For more information, please call Bennie Schiro at (713) 447-1741.

•Also on April 15, at 11 a.m., the Trinity FFA Chapter is hosting a barbecue fundraiser in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot. The fundraiser is to make money to attend the FFA State Convention in Dallas. They are selling plates for $10 which consists of a pulled pork sandwich, a drink, and a bag of chips. It will end when all the food is gone. For more information, please contact Trinity Coe at (972) 672-2139.

•Congratulations to Trinity Senior Aaliyah Hale for signing with Jarvis Christian University to play volleyball in 2023-2024.

•On April 17 at 2 p.m. the Trinity Historical Society is having its quarterly meeting at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Building at 103 Stadium St. If you would like to join the Society, please come visit and see what we are all about. The agenda has been mailed to its members and on the new business agenda, the item to discuss is the upcoming Trinity Community Fair Association’s show in September.

•On May 12, the Trinity Community Fair Association is hosting its annual Crawfish Boil at the Trinity Community Center next to McDonald’s. Ticket prices are $55 each. A regular table is $450 and seats 10 to a table. A VIP table is $550 each and seats 10 to a table. Only 40 VIP tables will be sold.

Children under six years old eat free with an adult paid ticket. After May 9, all tickets are $60 each. The event will be held at the Trinity Community Center Pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by the Hot Shot Band. For more information, call President Jolie Land at (936) 662-5082.

•April 22 is Earth Day. More about this event next time. See you around town.

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Getting into the full swing of spring

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Julias TidbitsAnother beautiful weekend with the threat of thunderstorms and tornados. Trinity received a little rain, but not what the weather forecaster predicted. However, people took advantage of the weather and visited many garage sales in this area.

The rummage sale at Westwood Shores Subdivision was a huge success and our security team did a good job keeping our traffic and guests safe. By 5 p.m. there was no sign of outside items or congestion. We were back to normal as usual on Saturday evening.

•Last week I went to press before I could mention the Easter egg hunt at the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity on April 3, but I am sure the children who will be attend during the week will know about the activities there.

However, I will remind you that there are still three events you can attend this weekend regarding Easter Egg Hunts.

There is a hunt to be held on Friday (Good Friday) at the River Pointe Rehabilitation Center on April 7, located on South Highway 19 starting at 10 a.m.

Another is the Easter egg hunt at the VFW Post 6899 to be held on Saturday at 400 Caroline St. starting at 10 a.m.

If you cannot attend the other two events, you can still get your picture taken with Bugs Bunny and the Easter Bunny at Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store on Highway 19 South in Trinity. Photos, candy, and prizes will start at 11 a.m. and end in the early afternoon.

•It was my twin grandson’s prom night in Buda this weekend, and I am waiting on pictures so I can live vicariously through their pictures.

•April 22 is TISD’s Junior/Senior Prom that is being held at the Manor House on 2005 Pine Crest St. I wonder how many fancy autos and limos we will see around Trinity that night.

Proms are very expensive for parents to finance, but can you image what it costs for twins, or a junior and a senior of the same family for 4 years? Spring breaks and graduation day aren’t cheap either. I am glad I am beyond all that expense, but I do miss the excitement, the suspense, and the camaraderie with my children during these days.

•Can you believe that the month of March is gone, and April is already here. April comes from the Latin word aperio, “to open” (bud), because plants begin to grow during this month.

The surprising origins of Easter Symbols, from lambs to lilies are Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022, the origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore.

The Easter bunny came from the Germans (like Santa Claus).

Then there are Easter foods; lamb, Easter breads, sweet buns, and hot cross buns that mark the end of Lent.

The Easter Lily, with its sheer white petals, symbolizes life, purity, innocence, joy and peace.

The Easter lamb is the most popular among Easter symbols, because it is said to symbolize Jesus, who embodies purity and goodness, and also represents sacrifice.

•Please call or text me if your church is having an Easter Cantata that you would like for me to invite the public to hear your performance. My number to call or text is (936) 537-8171.

The Methodist Church of Trinity will celebrate its Maundy Service on Thursday at (936) 594-3826. On April 25 from 4-7 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church will have a dinner with friends and the public is invited to attend. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Donations are welcomed.

•On April 15 the Kalin Center will host its annual Steak and Stomp Dinner at the Manor House. For more information, please call Bennie Schiro at (713) 447-1741.

•Also on April 15, at 11 a.m., the Trinity FFA Chapter is hosting a barbecue fundraiser in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot. The fundraiser is to make money to attend the FFA State Convention in Dallas. They are selling plates for $10 which consists of a pulled pork sandwich, a drink, and a bag of chips. It will end when all the food is gone. For more information, please contact Trinity Coe at (972) 672-2139.

•Congratulations to Trinity Senior Aaliyah Hale for signing with Jarvis Christian University to play volleyball in 2023-2024.

•On April 17 at 2 p.m. the Trinity Historical Society is having its quarterly meeting at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Building at 103 Stadium St. If you would like to join the Society, please come visit and see what we are all about. The agenda has been mailed to its members and on the new business agenda, the item to discuss is the upcoming Trinity Community Fair Association’s show in September.

•On May 12, the Trinity Community Fair Association is hosting its annual Crawfish Boil at the Trinity Community Center next to McDonald’s. Ticket prices are $55 each. A regular table is $450 and seats 10 to a table. A VIP table is $550 each and seats 10 to a table. Only 40 VIP tables will be sold.

Children under six years old eat free with an adult paid ticket. After May 9, all tickets are $60 each. The event will be held at the Trinity Community Center Pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by the Hot Shot Band. For more information, call President Jolie Land at (936) 662-5082.

•April 22 is Earth Day. More about this event next time. See you around town.

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Helping hands

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The Trinity Fire Department annual fundraiser was a huge success Sunday. The fire department would like to thank everyone who came out to support our fundraiser and all the donations we received.  Also like to thank Sheriff Woody Wallace for his community service squad and Sheran Casey and her crew of ladies for helping serve to-go trays as well as all the firefighters and their wives who help make this year’s event the best one yet. Courtesy photo

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Library to get new home

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By Tony Farkas
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GROVETON — The Groveton City Council will purchase a new home for the city library.

At its regular meeting on March 27, the council approved the purchase of the Hutson Abstract building on West First Street.

Mayor Tommy Walton said that Library Director Cathy Czajkowski discussed how the building could be modified for the library’s use at minimal cost, and pointed out that there are grants available for purchasing furniture, books and computers.

Walton said residents in attendance at the meeting expressed support for the idea, and the council members present approved the request.

Members Steve Casper and Joe Don Kennedy were absent.

In other business, the council:

•discussed the loss of Operator Mike Brown from Inframark, who had been running the city’s water and wastewater operations. Additionally, the council approved the monthly payment of $6,101.26.

Inframark representatives Liza Prudhomme-Mireles and Herbert Lyons reported that there was an average flow of 102,000 gallons per day into the wastewater plant, and a total of 2,263,000 gallons of water was pumped from the city wells. Also, a TCEQ inspection showed some potential violations and Inframark is working to address those.

•appointed election judges for the May 6 city election — Rita Danford as Judge and Sandra Feeny as Alternate Judge;

•approved $14 hourly rates for election judges and clerks for the city election ;

•discussed seeking bids for contractors to dredge retention ponds; and

•discussed Chief Justin Cowart’s report for February. The department had 31 calls for service, performed 97 traffic stops, issued 48 warnings and 47 citations, took 10 reports and made 6 arrests.

Cowart told the council they have made some headway in removing drugs from the street and making use of more reserve officers.

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