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Board meets, hires business manager

The Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. On the agenda was the consideration and possible hiring of a permanent Business Manager.

Former Business Manager Jeff Chambers, who left the school for a position at Northeast Texas Community College, was in attendance as interim Business Manager David O’Dell presented the board with the recap of July, 2017 Financial Reports. During their executive session, the board considered hiring of a Business Manager, pursuant to Texas Government Code 555.074. After returning to open session, board President Neil Roney entertained a motion from Jerry Stoermer to hire O’Dell as the permanent District Business Manager. The motion was seconded by Marie Skipper, and was passed unanimously by the board.

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Railroad Crossing at 144 South in Cason to close for repairs

Motorists who normally travel Farm-to-Market Road 144 South in Cason will need to find an alternate route on Saturday, Aug. 27. Kansas City Southern Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic on this date to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured through Daingerfield, but local traffic may use alternate routes.

Portable message boards will be placed near the railroad crossing beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure. The construction schedule and road closure can change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems.

Anyone having any questions about the road closure, detour routes or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Daingerfield maintenance section at 903-645-2519 for more information.

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Rail Crossing at FM 250 in Hughes Springs to close for repairs

Motorists who normally travel Farm-to-Market Road 250 (Hanes Boulevard) in Hughes Springs will need to find an alternate route on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Kansas City Southern Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic on this date to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured onto State Highway 11/49 and FM 2612.

Portable message boards will be placed near the railroad crossing beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure. The construction schedule and road closure can change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems.

Anyone having any questions about the road closure, detour routes or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Daingerfield maintenance section at 903-645-2519 for more information.

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Highway 11 Crossing near Cason to close for repairs

Motorists who normally travel State Highway 11 west of Cason in Titus County should expect short delays on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24. AEP will be closing the highway to through-traffic on these dates to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured onto a temporary one-way bypass around the work zone. Flaggers will be posted continuously at each end of the temporary detour to control traffic passing through until the work is completed. Portable message boards will be placed near the railroad crossing beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure. The construction schedule and road closure can change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems. Anyone having any questions about the road closure, detour routes or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Mount Pleasant maintenance section at 903-572-8511 for more information.

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Lone Star to see property tax increase

Property owners in Lone Star will see a two-cent increase in their 2016 city property tax rate. Following a public hearing on the city budget Aug. 18, the city council held its regular meeting and formally approved the tax rate increase from .505414 to .523583. This means, for example, on a property appraised at $100,000, the city property tax would increase from $505.41 to $523.58. “However, it’s important to point out,“ said Mayor Karl Stoermer, “that this doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone’s taxes will go up. In some cases, a property might be appraised for less than it was last year. So, while the rate has gone up, the actual amount of tax could still go down.” For example, if that same $100,000 property was appraised at $96,000 for 2016, the tax would actually be lower than last year, even with the rate increase.

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Welcome Back: Teacher return in preparation for a new year

Teachers and staff were welcomed back to Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD on Wednesday, Aug. 17 for the district’s annual Welcome Back Breakfast. Teachers, administrators, support staff, and all district employees were invited to meet at the High School cafeteria for breakfast and a time of fellowship to begin their year.

After a welcome from Superintendent Sandra Quarles, staff were treated to a breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, and eggs, all of which were made by D-LS ISD cafeteria staff. Following breakfast, the district was treated to surprises and prizes from area banking establishments.

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Welcome Back: Teacher return in preparation for a new year

Teachers and staff were welcomed back to Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD on Wednesday, Aug. 17 for the district’s annual Welcome Back Breakfast. Teachers, administrators, support staff, and all district employees were invited to meet at the High School cafeteria for breakfast and a time of fellowship to begin their year.

After a welcome from Superintendent Sandra Quarles, staff were treated to a breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, and eggs, all of which were made by D-LS ISD cafeteria staff. Following breakfast, the district was treated to surprises and prizes from area banking establishments.

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Cass County Most Wanted list issued

Cass County has issued their newest Most Wanted list.

Candice Nicole Bainbridge, wanted on probation violation, for abandonment or endangerment of a child.

Claudius Bull, wanted on probation violation, for failure to identify.

Joseph Andrew Clark, wanted for failure to appear, for criminal nonsupport.

Asa Jake Ford, wanted on probation violation, for criminal mischief.

Donnie Shawn Harkrider, wanted on probation violation, driving with license invalid.

Alvin Joe Hatley, wanted on probation violation, for failure to identify.

William David Hunter, wanted for bond forfeiture, for theft.

Kayla Nichole Latham, wanted on probation violation, for forgery; and on probation violation, credit card abuse.

Billy Ray McCauley, wanted for burglary.

Caroline Marie Minnieweather, wanted on probation violation, theft.

Bonnie Sue Momjian, wanted on probation violation, theft.

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Area students "Meet the Teachers" prior to first day back to school

Tables and chairs were organized, and rooms were decorated. Pencils were sharpened, and supplies were put away. No, it wasn’t the first day of school, but something probably of equal importance. This was “Meet the Teacher.”

Teachers in area schools were waiting in their classrooms as children and their parents would come filtering in. Over a span of a mere couple of hours, most elementary teachers in the area had met most, if not all, of the children who would be in their charge once the bells rang on Aug. 22.

Parents filled out paperwork, saving themselves the hassle of completing it on Monday night, and students visited with friends, read books, and got to know their teachers.

Many supplies were dropped off, saving the students from lugging the mounds crayons, folders, tissues, wipes, and pencils they would need during the upcoming year. Some left their backpacks hanging on their nicely labeled hooks, and put their pencil boxes in their labeled cubbies.

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Avinger teachers arrested by Marion County Sheriff's office

Tim Davis
Amber Davis

From the Marion County Sheriff's Department:

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested two area school teachers and their daughter  on Monday, August 22.  Tim K. Davis, 42, his wife, Amber E. Davis, 37, and their daughter, Drew A. Davis,  were all arrested for Burglary of a Habitation, a 2nd degree felony.  All three subjects are charged with entering a home on Reeves Lane, north of Jefferson, and removing numerous items without the owner’s permission.  The home was owned by Patti Ann Henderson, widow of Bugs Henderson, a very successful musician who passed away in 2012.  Personal and household items, musical instruments, amplifiers, speakers, and numerous books, photographs, and personal documents were taken.  The suspects’ home was searched, and many of the stolen items were recovered. Efforts are underway to locate and recover many more missing items.

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