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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freestone County Felony Indictments returned

FREESTONE COUNTY Child Protective Services Members display Christmas gifts collected for children in foster care in Freestone County. Pictured with the presents to be distributed are CPS Board members (l-r) Wayne Williams, Cynthia Shed, Karen Oliver Daniel, Daphne White, Katherine Jackson, Cynthia Gage, Pilar Harris, and Pam Barnes.

The Freestone County Grand Jury handed down a number of felony indictments while meeting in regular session in the Freestone County Courthouse on Wednesday, December 1, 2014.

The charges were presented to the grand jury by County Attorney Chris Martin and included Manufacture or Delivery of Substance, Possession of Substance, Tampering with Evidence, Driving While Intoxicated Felony Offense, Evading Arrest Detention/Motor Vehicle, Felony Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Burglary of a Habitation, and Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger.

The indictments handed down by the grand jury have been released by the County Attorney’s office as follows:

Lycia Lee Rimek, W/F, 35 years old, Denison, possession of substance in Penalty Group 3, Methamphetamine, 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams. Date of offense: August 21, 2014.

Mallori McGuffey, W/F, 28 years old, Streetman, Possession of substance in Penalty Group 1, Methamphetamine 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams. Date of Offense: September 29, 2014.

Michael Sean Bernard aka James Eugene Williams...

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5K Run/Walk Raises Funds for Relay for Life

OVERALL WINNERS IN the 2nd annual Ho Ho Ho 5K Run were (l to r) 1st Place, David Brown; 2nd Place, Joe Smart; and 3rd place, Brad Franklin. (Photo compliments of Melody Cox of Music Note Photography) 

The Freestone County Relay for Life sponsored the 2nd annual Ho, Ho, Ho 5K run/walk this past weekend at the Teague City Park.  The race benefits the American Cancer Society and was sponsored by Custom Hose, Fairfield Family Practice - Dr. Routhouska, Parker Square Mall, Teague Nursing and Rehabilitation, Spirit Headquarters, Kiddie Patch Daycare, Fairfield Nursing Home, Freestone Credit Union, the Teague Chronicle, Freestone County Times, Fairfield Nursing and Rehab and Music Note Photography-Melody Cox. The overall winners of the race were 1st Place David Brown, 2nd Place Joe Smart, and 3rd place Brad Franklin.  Category winners were (ages 14 and under). Keegan Lynch and Skylar Ashford; (ages 15-25) Cheyenne Rosser-Moor; (ages 26-40) Brad Franklin and Ritha Smith; (ages 41-55) David Brown and Natalie Smart; (ages 56+) Joe Smart and Brenda Childs.   Thank you to all the participants for coming out and supporting ACS.  We would also like to thank our vendors who came out for Holiday in the Park, Ponders Place, Sound Ministries, Teague Junior High cheerleaders, Karen Abby, and Teague Elementary School.  

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Earnest Pack Has Worn Lots of Hats

Mayor Earnest Pack

If you were born after 1998, Earnest Pack has been the Mayor of Teague for the majority of your life. He served from 1998 to 2006 and then ran again in 2010 and just began a new two-year term this year. Obviously the citizens of Teague trust Mr. Pack and his ability to do a good job for the city.

The Pack family became established in Texas when Earnest’s great grandfather, Smith Pack, came to the Erath Community of Huckabay from Missouri in 1870. He bought farmland that, over time, turned into hundreds of acres of farm and ranch land. Earnest Pack was born on May 11, 1937 to Calvin Houston and Cecil Jones Pack and grew up on the family farm. When he was young he remembers his parents plowing the fields with mules but around 1940 they bought a tractor and Earnest was plowing fields before he turned 10 year old. Earnest worked hard on the farm harvesting crops, building and mending fences, feeding the animals and milking the cows. In 1947, his father converted the family farm into a dairy farm, which grew into a major business operation. Earnest and his brothers worked hard on the farm every morning before going to school and after school they were back to work at the dairy before anyone could attend school activities or participate in sports...

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Man convicted of murder of former Wortham resident

Eric Lyle Williams, the man indicted for the murder of Wortham native and Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia in 2013, was found guilty of capital murder on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in the death of Cynthia McLelland. It was decided by the prosecutors to prosecute the murder cases...

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Tragic accident claims life of 19-month-old toddler

A tragic accident took the life of a Teague child on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Nineteen month old Caluph Allison was playing in the yard at his home on Howard Street in Teague as his father, Josh Deleon, was pulling out of the yard with a truck and trailer. According to a family member, everyone thought the little boy was in...

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