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Wed
08
Feb
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Martin reflects on 13 years as sheriff

As
a young man, Jack Martin
began working with the fire
department and ambulance
service.
Through that work, Martin
found his calling in law
enforcement, and has gone
on to be the first black sheriff
of Morris County.
After working with the
fire department and ambulance
service, Martin was
brought in by then-Naples
Police Chief Lloyd Martin,
who used him as a reserve
officer in the Naples Police
Department. Morris County
Sheriff Joe Skipper also used
Martin a reserve deputy.
When Sheriff Rickey
Blackburn resigned, Martin
chose to run for sheriff
himself. “It was something
I had a small desire to do,
but I never would have until
Sheriff Blackburn was
retired or gone. He actually
encouraged me to run as his
replacement,” said Martin.
In March of 2004, Martin
ran in the Democratic

Wed
25
Jan
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TxDOT working to repair washout on Highway 11

Once again, rainy
weather is wreaking havoc
in the area. After multiple
issues with flooding in
March of 2016, it seems
that Mother Nature is getting
an earlier jump on
things this year.
Travelers between
Daingerfield and Hughes
Springs are asked to pay
extra attention when traveling
past the golf course,
as the Texas Department of
Transportation has
blocked off the right lane
leading to where a portion
of roadway has washed
out.
According to TxDOT
official Marcus Sandifer, it
is likely that the problem,
which occurred in the early
morning hours of Jan. 17,
was caused by drainage
culverts.

Wed
25
Jan
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Hughes Springs sets May 6 as Election Day

Hughes Springs residents
should mark their
calendars for Saturday,
May 6. At the regular
meeting of the City
Council on Jan. 17, the
council selected May 6 for
election of a new mayor as
well as two city council
members.

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Wed
25
Jan
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Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD sets elections

At the regular monthly
meeting of the
Daingerfield-Lone Star
ISD Board of Trustees,
the board voted to
approve trustee elections
for May 6.
Two agenda items
regarding trustee elections
were brought
before the board on Jan.
17. In the first, the board
was asked to consider
ordering a trustee election
for May 6. Districts 1
and 2 both will be placed
on the ballot for the election.
Those places are
currently held by Neil
Roney and Maurice
Tigert, respectively.

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Wed
25
Jan
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Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

Capital Highlights
By Ed Stirling

Wed
25
Jan
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DJHS Math team earns second place in Atlanta

The Daingerfield Junior
High Math-Science team
began the 2017 competition
season with a second
place finish in division II at
the Atlanta Middle School
meet held on Jan. 14.
Queen City placed first,
while Atlanta, Spring Hill,
McLeod, Pewitt, and Ore
City placed third through
seventh behind
Daingerfield.
Students placing in the
top ten in individual events
are as follows:

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Wed
25
Jan
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D-LS ISD board meets, votes to become a “District of Innovation”

“Preparing students for
life” is the goal of
Daingerfield-Lone Star
ISD. In an effort to show
how the district actually
goes about accomplishing
that goal, graduate Sam
Fowler visited the board
of trustees at their regular
meeting on Jan. 17.
Fowler, a 2014 DHS
graduate and Texas A&M
junior, spoke to the board
about his upcoming
opportunity to travel and
study abroad. When asked
by board member Miguel
Larsen how his education
at D-LS ISD prepared him
for college, Fowler
responded, “It put me in
contact with good people,
like David Brotherton and
Mark Scheu."
In an effort to continue
preparing students for
life, the board was asked to
consider a proposal that
would initiate the process
for the district to be considered
a “District of
Innovation.” According to
assistant superintendent

Thu
19
Jan
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Trico honored as Featured Business

The Avinger Chamber of Commerce honored
Trico Lumber Company, in Hughes
Springs, as their featured business. Shown,
from left, are Elaine Mouton, Judson Morgan,
Rebecca Morgan, Kyle Morgan, Wanda
Bailey, Ronnie Politi, and Sharon Simmons.

Wed
18
Jan
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NTCC Honors plans original film premiere

Honors Northeast, the
honors program at
Northeast Texas
Community College, will
premiere an original historical
film Friday, Feb. 17
at 7 p.m. in the Whatley
Center for the Performing
Arts. The production, Sam
Houston and the Fate of
the Texas Cherokee, is the
fifth film Honors
Northeast has completed in
the last five years.
Free refreshments and a
brief panel discussion featuring
NTCC scholars
William Fox, William
Jones, Presley McClendon,
Ryan-Rose Mendoza,
Cassidy Watkins, and
Honors Director, Dr.
Andrew Yox, will be featured
after the film in the
Whatley Foyer. Admission
is free and the public is
welcome.
This year’s one-hour film
traces the relationship of
Texas’ founding father with
the Cherokee, their
estrangement, the tragic
Battle of the Neches, and
the transformation of

Wed
18
Jan
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Educational Foundation again hosting Champion Spelling Bee

The Daingerfield Lone
Star Educational Foundation
will once again be hosting its
Annual Spelling be on Jan.
27.
The Spelling Bee serves as
a fundraiser for the
Foundation, which uses the
proceeds to fund teacher
grants. In 2015, the
Foundation funded teacher
grants that totaled over
$13,000. Those grants then
benefit the teachers and students
in Daingerfield-Lone
Star ISD.
Teams consist of three
members and one alternate,
and the entry fee is $25.
Anyone interested in placing
a team in the Spelling Bee
must submit an entry form
to Texas Heritage National
Bank by Friday, Jan. 20.
Teams are also invited to
bring their cheering squad,
as the 2017 Spirit Award will
be up for grabs. This award
will be given to the most
innovative and enthusiastic
cheering squad, and table
decorations are encouraged

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