Friday, October 28, 2016

Salute to Veterans

The Teague Chronicle needs stories and photos of veterans and soldiers currently serving our country. This information will be included in a special Salute to Veterans. Please email stories and photos of your military men and women to: teaguechronicle@sbcglobal.net and type "Veterans" in the subject line or you can mail/bring your submissions (no cost) to: The Teague Chronicle, 319 Main St., Teague, Tx 75860. Fill the story with as much information as you can while trying to keep it under 250 words. You are welcome to submit stories and photos for more than one soldier. LAST DAY TO SEND INFORMATION TO US IS NOVEMBER 4TH

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Second capital murder trial is underway in District Court

Amber Halford

Parking spaces were hard to find Monday morning at the Freestone County Fair-grounds in Fairfield as prospective jurors being selected for the start of the Amber Halford capital murder trial currently underway.

Halford’s trial began Tuesday in district court. The defendant is being represented by Groesbeck attorney David Moore.

Halford is on trial for her role in the 2015 home invasion/capital murder of Teague resident Doug Hurst. The first of three defendants, Lawson Abram, was sentenced to life in prison less than two weeks ago. The third defendant, O’Jarion McClennon, will stand trial beginning October 31st.

Hurst was gravely wounded in a shootout in his home in March of 2015. Hurst shot and killed J.D. Mulkey during the attempted burglary.

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Grand Jury hands down felony indictments

LION RUNNINGBACK JACOVY MCWILLIAMS breaks loose from the Whitney defense for a 64 yard touchdown run during second quarter action last Friday night in Whitney. The Lions beat the Wildcats 49-13 to remain undefeated in district play and will take on the Groesbeck Goats Friday night during Homecoming.

The Freestone County Grand Jury handed down a number of felony indictments while meeting in regular session in the Freestone County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The charges were presented to the grand jury by County Attorney Chris Martin and included: Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Assault Public Servant, Assault, Theft of Property. The indictments handed down by the grand jury have been released by the County Attorney’s office as follows: Carlier Lorietta Cooper, B/F, 48 years old, Mexia, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 3<28 grams, Hydrocodone. Date of Offense: April 19, 2016. Soungie Jalyssa Craig, B/F, 24 years old, Houston, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Cocaine, less than one gram. Date of Offense: August 10, 2016. Randolph Scott Hablin, W/M, 28 years old, Teague, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Oxycodone four grams or more but less than 200. Date of Offense: May 16, 2016. Steen Troy Henderson, B/M, 44 years old, Wortham, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Methamphetamine, less than one gram. Date of Offense: July 11, 2016. Marcheri Renall Hughes, B/F, 30 years old, Teague, Possession of Firearm by Felon. Date of Offense: July 6, 2016.

Jeremy ODaniel Fuller, W/M, 32 years old, Trinity, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Date of Offense: July 31, 2016. Evan Jospeh Niswanger, W/M, 31 years old, Teague, Assault Intentionally/Recklessly Impede Breath/Circulation Family Member, With previous conviction. Date of Offense: August 14, 2016. Victor Omar Sanchez AKA Victor Omar Sanchez-Martinez, W/M, 25 years old, Jewett. Assault Family Violence, Impede Breath. Date of Offense: July 29, 2016. Chester William Talbert, W/M, 63 years old, Palestine, Theft of Property, $2500 or ore but less than $30,000. Date of Offense: May 21, 2016.

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MEMBERS OF THE 2016 THS Homecoming Court vying for the titles of 2016 Homecoming Queen and Homecoming Duchess are shown above. Candidates for Duchess are (front row, l to r) Sophomore, Haylee Young; Freshman, Macy Guerrero; Freshman, Jaucelyn Gibson; and Sophomore, Graysie Myers. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are (back row, l to r) Junior, Katelin Bodine; Junior, Madison Steen; Senior, Ally Skinner; and Senior, Hayley Harris.

The 2016 Teague High School Homecoming is here! Hundreds of Teague High School ex-students will be pouring into Teague this week to celebrate their days as Teague Lions. Some came early to catch the Homecoming Bonfire on Wednesday and some probably will not make it until Saturday in time for the parade. Held every two years, the biennial Homecoming brings back former students from across the country to renew old friendships and reminisce about the days when they walked through the halls at Teague High School. The first event taking place Friday morning is the 9th Biennial Ex-Student/Faculty Scholarship Golf Tournament beginning with at 8:00 a.m. check-in at the Tri-County Golf Club at The Vineyards, 125 Private Road 940, Teague (previously Big Cedar Country Club). Tee-off time will be a 9:00 a.m. for all the golfers. From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. there will be “Greeting on the Grounds” hosted by Joe Connell and the Class of 1968, and sponsored by Citizens State Bank. It will be held on the grounds of the old Teague High School in front of Citizens State Bank. Registration is unique this year, as it will be held in the newly remodeled downstairs at the old Teague Hotel with first registration on Friday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and hosted by the Teague Historical Preservation Society. The hotel is at 201 Elm Street beside the B-RI Railroad and Historical Museum. Ex-Students will pack the Lion gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon for the Homecoming Pep-Rally. Ex-Students and the present student body will combine forces at the pep rally to fire up the Fighting Lion football team for their 7:30 p.m. district contest against the Groesbeck Goats. There will also be a pre-football game reception for Ex-Students in the THS Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those who don’t wish to attend the football game, or who want to go before or after the game, there will be a get-together at the Teague Hotel with the Cowboy Christian Band playing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hotdogs, snacks and cold drinks will be available to purchase. From 8:00 p.m. to midnnight. Michael “Lanky” Moore will be providing great entertainment. On Saturday, October 22nd, second registration is available at the Teague Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. sponsored by the Teague Historical Preservation Society. There are many individual classes planning gatherings to put the final touches on their floats, more reminiscing and lunches. With much fan-fare, lights and sirens and the Mighty Lion Marching Band the Teague High School 2016 Homecoming Parade will roll down Main Street beginning at 2:00 p.m. All entries for the parade must be lined up on the side streets off of...

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Lion Band to perform before game begins

Come get a Teague Chronicle newspaper to check out our 8th Annual Salute to Women in Business Section.

The Mighty Lion Band will be performing before the Homecoming football game this Friday. The Band will take the field at 7:00 pm in order to allow time for presenting the Homecoming court and the crowning of the 2016 Queen at halftime.

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Homecoming enjoyed by all

THS JUNIOR KATELIN BODINE was crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities of the Teague - Groesbeck football game held last Friday ni9ght in Lion Stadium Katelin is the daughter of Jody and Melissa Bodine. She was accompanied by her father.

The 2016 Teague Lion Homecoming is a memory now of fun times and great fellowship. Approximately 400 people attended the homecoming events with Ex-Students coming from as far as New York City. Teague was jumping with people going from event to event and visiting with dear friends. Greeting on the Grounds, sponsored by Citizens State Bank, was well attended with Ex-Student President, Joe K. Connell, giving the “Welcome Back” presentation and the bank had refreshments. Registration at the Teague Hotel set everyone to talking about how beautiful the old hotel is with all the remodeling that has been done. The Teague Historical Preservation Society hosted the registration for homecoming and also provided refreshments. The pep rally roused up hometown pride and the pre-game mixer brought out the winning spirit for, what turned out to be, a big homecoming 41-7 win against the Groesbeck Goats. Many Ex-Students gathered with their classmates at various places to get ready for the 2016 Teague High School Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. Hundreds of area residents lined Main Street at 2:00 p.m., to watch the amazing floats follow the Teague Mighty Lion Band as they came down Main Street. The parade was quite long as almost every year was represented from 1939 until the present day junior high school. Many cheers went up from the crowd with pounds and pounds of candy being thrown to the children. Sam’s Restaurant & Catering served a delicious dinner for the Teague Ex-Students Association Homecoming Dinner and Business Meeting. Ex-Student President, Joe K. Connell, 1968, acted as the Master of Ceremonies. Following the dinner the meeting was called to order and Katelin Bodine 2016 Homecoming Queen was introduced. The minutes from 2014 were read by Patti Posey Gauntt, 1971, and the treasurer’s report was given by Pam Wills Stuver, 1970. Randy Stacks, 1967, gave the report on the Ex-Students/Faculty Scholarship Golf Tournament held early Friday morning. Randy reported that there were 58 golfers who added $5,000 to the scholarship fund. Distinguished Alumni awards were presented to Patrick “Pat” Goolsby for his contributions in the field of Plasma Physics and also to Dr. Russell “Rusty” Cox...

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Early voting underway

Early voting in the November 8th general election got underway Monday, October 24th in Freestone County as well as every county in the United States of America.

Early votes can be cast in Fairfield from Monday, October 24th – November 4th at the Fairfield Conference Center at 839 Commerce Street. Early voting polls will be open Monday – Thursday, Oct. 24 - 27 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Polls will also be open in Fairfield Monday – Friday, Oct. 31st – Nov. 4th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Early voting by personal appearance will also be conducted at various locations around the county including in Teague at the Teague City Hall from Wednesday, Oct. 26th – Friday, Oct. 28th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Polls will also be open in Wortham from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wortham Community Center on Saturday, October 29th.

On election day, voters must vote in their precincts where they are registered to vote.

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Two Ex-Students were chosen for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

TWO EX-STUDENTS were chosen for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award this year at the Homecoming Banquet. (Top photo) Dr. Russell “Rusty” Cox, THS Class of 1970, was chosen for his work in pediatrics. He has helped children at the Gastonia Children’s Clinic in Gastonia, North Carolina for 32 years as well as many trips to Guatemala and Honduras to help under privileged children. Patrick F. “Pat” Goolsby (Bottom photo) graduated from THS with the Class of 1956. He was chosen as a THS Distinguished Alumni for his work in Plasma Physics, a U.S. Delegate to International Atomic Energy Conference in Warsaw, Poland, a member of the group to establish business relationships with South Africa and his work as Senior Propulsion Scientist working on the second stage of the Saturn 5 Apollo Vehicle destined for the moon.

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Trick-or-Treating set for Oct. 31st

The Teague Police Department has set 2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treating for Monday, October 31st, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Chief Ramsey stated that it is important the parents accompany their children. He said, “Should there be any issues officers will be out and will be available to assist you. Please take a flashlight and have some kind of reflective item. Parents please be careful in crossing the street with your children. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!”

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Emmet and Emory Headlee

Dr. Emmet Headlee Dr. Emory Headlee

Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series of articles, some written and some compiled by Teague Historian, Dorothy McVey of Teague. Miss McVey was instrumental in creating the B-RI Railroad and Historical Museum in Teague’s old train depot. This article tells the story of Dr. Emmet Headlee, one of the first Doctors in Teague and a man who contributed greatly to the beginning of the town. It is also about his son Dr. Emory V. Headlee who also became a prominent Teague physician. -By Dorothy McVey- Dr. Emmet Headlee was 63 years of age when this picture was made on Christmas 1911. He was born June 8, 1848 at Fenton, Jefferson County, Missouri, the son of Elisha B. Headlee, a Methodist minister and also a medical doctor who served as a surgeon in the Confederate Army. Dr. Emmet Headlee Dr. Emmet Headlee settled in Brewer in 1866 where he bought a 98-acre farm and made a home for himself and his mother. On June 23, 1873, he married Mary Harrison who had attended Fairfield Female College. The old Freestone County community of Harrison Chapel was named for her father. Dr. Emmet Headlee graduated from Louisville, Kentucky Medical College in 1888. He practiced medicine at Brewer and Teague until his death in...

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Capital Murder Trial enters second week

The second of three capital murder trails in the March 2015 home invasion/murder of Teague resident Doug Hurst entered its second week in District Court on Monday, October 24th as District Attorney Chris Martin continued the state’s case against defendant Amber Halford. Ms Halford is the second person to be tried in the murder of her uncle, Doug Hurst. The first defendant of the three was Lawson Abram, who was found guilty of the crime...

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Rabies confirmed in County

The State Health Department has reported a confirmed case of rabies in the western part of Freestone County on County Rd. 930. The animal was a stray kitten. Please exercise caution should you encounter a strange animals. If an animal is exhibiting signs that it might be rabid, please contact the Freestone County Sheriff’s Department at 903-389-3236. The Sheriff’s office will, in turn, notify a Game Warden.

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