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Wed
23
Apr

Residents emphatically object to proposed low income housing

By Marlene J. Bohr
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Unhappy homeowners on Magnolia Circle in Hughes Springs signed up for public comment at the Hughes Springs City Council’s April 15 meeting to protest the proposed low income housing that would be located in a close proximity to their residences.
Some of the strongest objections were to low income occupancy, rental property and the loss of a peaceful neighborhood they now enjoy.
Ronnie Davis told the council he has lived on Magnolia Circle for the past 14 years.
“I have some questions concerning the project by the Williams Addition for low income housing that is being proposed there,” Mr. Davis said. “Has that been approved by the council to build it?”
Councilman Lee Newsom said the council passed the ordinance for the company to get funding.
“It is not a done deal,” Mr. Newsom said.

Wed
23
Apr

Cason Fire Department members continue department after fire chief dies

By Marlene J. Bohr
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An item on the April 14 agenda regarding the Cason Volunteer Fire Department and withholding funds until the department reorganized was not approved by the Morris County Commissioners Court. Cason Fire Chief Jimmy Wardlow died April 5. Keys to the fire department had been turned in to the Morris County Judge.
Four Cason residents attended the meeting to represent the fire department with Jerry Ragsdell as the spokesperson.
“Whatever we need, we want to get it going,” Mr. Ragsdell said. “Four of the members came up and there may be others show up. We just have to ask them.”
Commissioner Gary Camp said they needed to get the signature card at the bank changed.
“You have to have a meeting and record the minutes making a decision within the fire department,” he said. “Then you present those minutes to the bank.”

Wed
23
Apr

Passenger transported to hospital after accident

By Marlene J. Bohr
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A passenger was transported by Champion Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview after an April 14 two-vehicle accident, according to Daingerfield Police Chief Tracey Climer.
“Jennifer Phillips, 48, of Rhome, was driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty south on Linda Drive in Daingerfield when she turned east on Tiger Drive without yielding,” Chief Climer said. “The Jeep turned into a 2001 Oldsmobile driven by Bonnie Fomby, 48, of Lone Star. Lutricia Fomby Peters, a passenger in the Oldsmobile, was transported to the hospital.
“The vehicles hit head on.”
Chief Climer said no citations were issued after the accident.       

Wed
23
Apr

Derrick & Gillispie

Makenna Henderson and Taylor Gillispie announce the upcoming marriage of their parents, Russell Gillispie to Ashley Derrick. Ashley is the daughter of Monty and Janie Shaddix and Brad Derrick.
Russell is the son of Robin Gillispie and the late James Gillispie.
The couple will be united in marriage on May 3 at 7 p.m. at Red Roof Vineyard & Winery in Naples. Invitations will not be sent. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Wed
23
Apr

50th Anniversary

David and Judy Martin will celebrate 50 years of marriage on April 25. There will be a fish fry held in their honor at The Alley Creek pavilion at Lake of the Pines at 6 p.m. on April 25. All friends are invited. The celebration is hosted by children Bill and Monica Martin and Susan and Kevin Fincher.

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