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Local residents receive jail sentences in Judicial Court

The following local residents have been sentenced to jail sentences, according to Cass County Criminal District Attorney Randal Lee. These cases were disposed in the Fifth Judicial District Court with Judge Bill Miller presiding.

Mario Hector Reyes, Jr., of Hughes Springs, was charged with Aggravated Assault causing serious bodily injury, and Evading Arrest or Detention with a vehicle. Reyes had his community supervision revoked, and was sentenced on June 6 to seven years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Daniel Gregory Sell, of Naples, was charged with two counts of Criminal Trespass and one count of Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Sell was sentenced on June 6 to 60 days in the county jail.

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The Steel Country Bee wants your news

The Steel Country Bee has served the Daingerfield, Lone Star, Hughes Springs, and surrounding areas for over 50 years, and we are asking for your help.

We are a community newspaper, and want to cover the community news that matters to our readers. This is where you can help us. If your church has a reception for your pastor, or you land the catch of the day at a local fishing hole, send it to us.

We are looking for any type of news. From birth and wedding announcements, to honoring color or military graduates, we want those things that make an impact in your life.

Many times, we are informed of big, community events ahead of time, and can attend those. However, when one of our many volunteer fire departments have a fundraiser, or the local ball team makes it to the state tournament, we may not hear about it. So send your snapshots and information about the photo to us to share with our readers.

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Lone Star PD receives grant for vehicles

 Thanks to legwork done by Officer Brett Gutierrez, the Lone Star Police Department has received a grant for new vehicles.

“Officer Gutierrez actually wrote the grant and did the legwork,” said Chief Larry Fleet. The grant, originally written for $80,000, was approved by the Ark-La-Tex Council on Governments, but there were not enough funds for that amount, so the department is receiving $40,500 to go toward the purchase of vehicles.

Fleet said that they are in an agreement with another department that purchases new vehicles periodically, so in or around December, the Lone Star Police Department will be purchasing two used Dodge Durangos from that department. Thanks to the grant, these new vehicles will be at no cost to the citizens of Lone Star.

Fleet said, even though the vehicles will be used, it still will give the department better vehicles, with more room and a better trade in down the road.

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Lone Star PD receives grant for vehicles

 Thanks to legwork done by Officer Brett Gutierrez, the Lone Star Police Department has received a grant for new vehicles.

“Officer Gutierrez actually wrote the grant and did the legwork,” said Chief Larry Fleet. The grant, originally written for $80,000, was approved by the Ark-La-Tex Council on Governments, but there were not enough funds for that amount, so the department is receiving $40,500 to go toward the purchase of vehicles.

Fleet said that they are in an agreement with another department that purchases new vehicles periodically, so in or around December, the Lone Star Police Department will be purchasing two used Dodge Durangos from that department. Thanks to the grant, these new vehicles will be at no cost to the citizens of Lone Star.

Fleet said, even though the vehicles will be used, it still will give the department better vehicles, with more room and a better trade in down the road.

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Lone Star water shows violation of follow-up routine

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has sent its annual report to the City of Lone Star. Their report stated no violations were found in drinking water sources.

The report generated by TCEQ stated that all levels were within acceptable ranges from the source water samples. Lone Star is a part of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, and Lake of the Pines is one of the main sources for Lone Star Water. Although the results showed that the source is susceptible to certain contaminants, none were at violation level.

Water in the city of Lone Star did, however, have a violation in the follow-up routine that should have been followed after violations in previous years.

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DPS urges Texans to exercise caution in extreme summer heat

 The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning Texas residents to be prepared for hotter than normal temperatures and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat indices may hit 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state. Extreme temperatures increase the risk of heatrelated injuries or deaths.

“Although hot conditions are expected during Texas summers, we want to remind Texans that high temperatures can be deadly and should not be taken lightly,“ said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “In many cases heat-related deaths and injuries are preventable, and DPS urges residents to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others against extreme temperatures - whether they plan to be outside or indoors.”

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Park Ranger stresses water safety, introduces children to many varieties of park wildlife

Toni Walker

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As the summer rolls on, so do the events sponsored by the Daingerfield Public Library. This past week, children met Ranger Onlie McGee, from the Daingerfield State Park, and learned about many animals that can be found at the state park.

McGee began the presentation by inviting the children to enter the “Get to Know” contest which is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. She then explainedto the children the importance of staying safe while at the state park by demonstrating the proper use of flotation devices. McGee showed them how a flotation device works, and explained that if they did not have the proper size, or if it wasn’t used properly, it would not protect them as it should.

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Throwback Thursday

D’field-LS golfers take NTCC Golf Classic

This photo of six Daingerfield-Lone Star men who won the 1989 NTCC Golf Classic was published in the July 5, 1989 Bee. Members included, from left, Bobby Strickland, Mitch Cox, Jeff Craig, B.J. Templeton, Miguel Larsen, and Mike Alcorn.

 

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Recognizing 25 years of service

Pruitt Missionary Baptist Church recognized 25 years of faithful service by Bro. Ervin and Shirley Gould with a luncheon, held on June 26.

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Wild animals take over library

By: J. Leslie Riseden

Special Contributor to The Steel Country Bee

Well, not so wild, really, but they certainly did take over. Diane Condarco of Rancho Condarco brought her Petting Zoo to the Hughes Springs Area Library July 7, as part of the library’s summer program.

Children took turns entering the gates to pet the adorable assortment of goats, chickens, ducks, bunnies, and potbellied pigs. Some kids sat quietly and held soft bunnies in their laps, some tried to quack like the ducks, and still others enjoyed running around the pen trying to corral the pigs and goats.

The hot Texas sun didn’t discourage over 80 children who waited patiently to have a chance to pet the animals. All the animals were in the shade, kept cool with fans, plenty of water, and even ice packs. “They ride here in air-conditioning, and they ride home in air-conditioning,” said Ms. Condarco. “We do this a lot, and we make sure the animals stay cool while we’re outside.”

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