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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…

Tyler County News - Breakout

Parade to celebrate MLK scheduled

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In this file photo from the citywide Woodville MLK Day celebration in 2018, a group of children hold up a print of a photograph taken at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Jim Powers | TCBIn this file photo from the citywide Woodville MLK Day celebration in 2018, a group of children hold up a print of a photograph taken at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Jim Powers | TCB

By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – The annual citywide parade to honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16 in Woodville.

Monday is the federally recognized MLK Day holiday, and the parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., where it will begin at the city park and go down MLK Drive to Gardner Street and to North Charlton, where it will conclude at the Kirby Gymnasium on the Woodville Elementary campus. A short program and luncheon will follow the parade in the elementary cafeteria, and this year’s theme is “Together we are the DREAM.”

According to event organizer Brenda Maloy, “We are inviting all the churches, schools, organizations and individuals of Tyler County to participate in our annual MLK Celebration.”

Participants can decorate their cars, floats, ATVs, or can just walk with the parade in order to honor King, for whose birthday the holiday marks.

“There will be awards given out during our short program for best entries,” Maloy said.

Maloy can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for those who wish to participate in the festivities.

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Rossi retires from TCSO

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Carruth PhotoBy Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – Longtime lawman Rossi Carruth, a familiar and friendly face of service in Tyler County, announced his retirement on Monday.

According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Carruth has served as a deputy with TCSO for 14 years, and before that, he served in law enforcement in Hardin County, with both the Kountze Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

“During his time as a licensed peace officer, Rossi obtained multiple certificates, including Master Peace Officer, Master Jailer, Master Telecommunicator, Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator, Mental Health Officer and Court Security,” Weatherford said.

Weatherford and TCSO said they want to congratulate him on his retirement.

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Nasty weather kicks off new year

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By Chris Edwards
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TYLER COUNTY – Twenty twenty-three began with a rash of serious rainfall in the region. Tyler County Emergency Management made residents aware of a flood watch, which was issued on Monday and remained in place until noon on Tuesday.

The flood watch affected Tyler, Hardin, Jefferson, Orange and the northern and southern parts of Jasper and Newton counties.

The downpours, which continued into early Tuesday morning in Tyler County, were part of a massive storm system that doused the entire southern region of the country, and in some areas, included damaging tornadoes.

Texas was affected by the storms with flash flooding and hail, and Gov. Greg Abbott activated emergency state response resources on Monday night.

“The State of Texas is proactively working to ensure Texans and their property remain safe from severe weather threats that could impact eastern regions of our state today and early tomorrow,” Abbott said in a statement.

Among the state agencies that the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) requested to be on standby during the storms were the Texas A&M Forest Service; Texas Parks and Wildlife and TxDOT. Abbott encouraged Texans to make a plan and build an emergency supply kit.

The impacts on the county included excessive runoff, which, Emergency Management warned, could result in the flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and flooding in poor drainage situations.

Some parts of Tyler County received between five and six inches of rain through the past seven days, according to NWS reporting.

According to AccuWeather reports, the storms affecting the multi-state region were affected by a “potent frontal system” powered by jet stream air currents flowing out of the Rocky Mountains.

At least four potential tornadoes in the South were reported by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center since Monday.

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New officials take office

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District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker swears-in the new Tyler County Judge Milton Powers. Powers’s wife Carol was on hand to hold the Bible as he was sworn-in. MOLLIE LA SALLE | TCBDistrict Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker swears-in the new Tyler County Judge Milton Powers. Powers’s wife Carol was on hand to hold the Bible as he was sworn-in. MOLLIE LA SALLE | TCB

By Mollie LaSalle
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WOODVILLE – The Honorable Earl Stover, III, of the 88th District Court officiated at the swearing in ceremony for newly elected (and re-elected) Tyler County officials, Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the District Courtroom of the Tyler County Courthouse.

Stover welcomed everyone in attendance, and introduced newly elected county judge Milton Powers, who gave the invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance to the American and Texas flags by Atley Joy Heckman and Brodie-Ann Williams.

After recognizing several dignitaries in attendance, Stover welcomed State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), who is District 57 representative in the Texas House, and who recently took over Tyler and Polk counties when James White retired and redistricting eliminated House District 19..

Ashby gave warm welcoming remarks before turning the program back over to Stover.

 

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Friends of the Library group announce raffle winner

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Pictured Left-to-right: Roschelle Springfield, Carolyn Williams, Stanci Hensarling, Felina Pence.

By Mollie La Salle
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WOODVILLE – The Friends of Allan Shivers Library and Museum held a raffle for a Champion propane gas grill, Wednesday, Dec. 21. Felina Pence, president of Friends of the Library, along with Stanci Hensarling, vice president, and Carolyn Williams, head librarian and Roschelle Springfield, museum manager, were on hand to draw the winning entry.

Pence drew the winning ticket and announced that the winner was Allison Wilson. A total of $885 in sales from the raffle tickets were donated back to the Library and Museum by Pence.

This was the Friends of the Library and Museum’s first new fundraiser this year, and it was deemed a big success. The Friends of the Library and Museum are active supporters of the local library and museum. Opportunities to help include programming for children, teens, and adults, fund raising, volunteering, financial support, and community awareness. For more information on how you can help, or to volunteer, call 409-283-3709.

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