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11
Oct
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Suspect arrested following altercation and shooting

By TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD – A Daingerfield man is recovering from a minor injury and an Ore City man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation on Oct. 4 in Morris County.

According to Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin, deputies were dispatched to 630 HWY 259 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, who had been shot in the hand. Through investigation, officers learned the victim had been mowing the yard at the residence when Ore City resident Jeff Johnson drove up.

 

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No injuries in two-vehicle accident on Highway 49

No one was injured on Oct. 5 when an 18-wheeler tractor trailer collided with this Chrysler, driven by Mrs. Bobbie Johnson. The accident occurred on Highway 49 in front of Mount Moriah Church.

 

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Alumni association honors distinguished DHS alumni

By TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD -- For the past eight years, the Daingerfield Alumni Association has gathered to honor graduates from Daingerfield High School who are distinguished in their careers and communities. On Sept. 30, they once again met, honoring four men who have left an indelible mark on their careers, communities, and those they have met.

Dr. Joe Childress- DHS Class of 1961: Dr. Childress was nominated by Greg and Joyce Gant, and Harry McCain presented the award.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Morris County District Attorney releases monthly case report

By  TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD – The Morris County District and County Attorney’s office has released their monthly report for September.

The report details cases assessed under Attorney Steve Cowan newly implemented plan to render more efficient and effective judgments. According to County Investigator Ross Dickson, a total of 19 convictions have been handed down under Cowan’s new system. Of those, 12 were misdemeanor and seven were felony convictions.

Those convictions led to 233 days in the county jail and four years in state jail. Forty-eight years prison time has been assessed during September, along with 17 years probation..

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Singleton chosen as Grand Marshal for Daingerfield Days

By  TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD – One event that has always been a constant at Daingerfield Days has been the parade.

This year, organizers wanted to give the parade a little press of its own, so they decided to bring back the Grand Marshal. In bringing back the parade Grand Marshal, organizers wanted someone who many people in the Daingerfield area would recognize and remember.

The Grand Marshal for the 2017 Daingerfield Days parade will be former Daingerfield High School coach and administrator Gerald Singleton. Growing up in New Orleans, Singleton moved to East Texas for college, attending Texas College in Tyler. His first teaching job was in Ladonia, and he also taught in Pittsburg prior to joining the Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD.

 

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04
Oct
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Council hears proposal for Lone Star Elementary building

By  TONI WALKER

LONE STAR – The Lone Star City Council met in their regular monthly meeting on Sept. 21. During that meeting, the council revisited a proposal from Cody Wommack involving the former Lone Star Elementary School building. At the July meeting, Wommack presented the council with plans to potentially use the former school building for a charter school.

According to the minutes from the July meeting, Womack “expressed his interest in using the Lone Star Elementary property as a charter school.” Wommack said that he was pursuing a charter from the State of Texas, and was seeking an agreement from the council for him to be able to use that property if a charter was obtained. Womack also said he would be responsible for any construction or remodeling of the property, if the charter was received.

 

Wed
27
Sep
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Old cotton gin building demolished

By TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD – The city of Daingerfield saw an icon fall in recent weeks, as the cotton gin/seed mill was demolished. Residents took to social media to voice their opinions of the building’s demise.

When Life Church purchased the church building and property located across from Brookshire’s, they also purchased the property located at the corner of Linda Drive and Toby Street, where the old mill sat.

In March of 2016, Pastor Don White of First Assembly of God Church in Mount Pleasant came before the City Council to discuss the property and the old mill. White’s church helped start

Wed
27
Sep
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Harte removed from council due to residency issues

By TONI WALKER

LONE STAR – The Lone Star City Council has a vacant seat after residency issues led to the disqualification of Ryan Harte.

The council opened their September meeting with a public hearing to determine if, in fact, Harte should be disqualified from his position due to residency.

Citing Local Government Code 22.008(b), Lone star Mayor Randy Hodges stated that, due to Harte purchasing and living at a home in Jenkins, he was automatically disqualified from holding the office of Alderman. The purpose of the public hearing was to give Harte an opportunity to prove that his residency was actually in the city limits of Lone Star and that he should not be disqualified.

Wed
20
Sep
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Johnson pens letter to NTCC community

An Open Letter to the Community:

As I prepare to transition from the presidency of Northeast Texas Community College, to a new role in West Texas, I would like to share some farewell thoughts and observations. First, Vicki and I want to express our deep gratitude for the kindness and support we have felt from the day we arrived. We have made many friends that we will never forget. I will always consider my time at NTCC the pinnacle of my professional career and it has been an honor to lead such a fine college.

Wed
20
Sep
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Council meets and approves request to close downtown alley

By TONI WALKER

DAINGERFIELD – The Daingerfield City Council met in their regular scheduled meeting on Sept. 11. During the meeting, the council considered a request from a Chris Smith.

Smith, who has purchased the building located at 104 Webb Street, requested permission from the council to close the oneway alleyway that runs between his building and 106 Webb Street, which is owned by Mrs. Laverne Connor. Smith is planning to open a business in the building, and is wishing to have a side entrance into the location.

“I have spoken with Mrs. Connor,” said City Manager Rocky Thomasson, “and she is fine with this.” According to Thomasson, Connor’s only concern came if the business did not succeed.

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