Deal of the Week!...Flashing Blue Light Special!2000 Dodge Ram 1500: Low miles, cold air, great tires, bed liner, clean inside and out!
This beautiful truck is more than a work truck, it's respectable enough for any occasion and only has 51,903 miles! For just $5,950 it's a steal (but call for the internet price)! Bounds Autplex! Livingston, Texas! Call (936) 328-5200 or drive in and ask about our Deal of the Week!
HORSE AND DONKEY AUCTION IN LEGGETT!
A horse and donkey auction will be held at the Shelter in Leggett on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 am. Up for auction will be Estray horses and donkeys. 7 horses and 3 donkeys. Address is 9468 US Hwy 59 N. Call the Sheriff's Office for more info. 936-327-6810.
Welcome to a new sponsor: PolkCountyToday.com is delighted to welcome a new sponsor to our list of reputable businesses! Acres RV is your one stop shop for everything RVs and travel trailers. Whether it's new or used RVs, Acres has it all, including a huge inventory, a parts and supply store, a repair and service center, and financing available up to 12 years. Acres RV will even consign and help you sell your RV. Located off Highway 59 in Livingston, they're right here and easy to find. Give 'em a call at 936-328-5698 and find out just how fun an RV can be!
Hughes Trucking Company Corrigan Needs Experienced Truck Drivers
WANTED EXPERIENCED COMPANY & OWNER/OPERATOR FLATBED DRIVERS
WITH OR WITHOUT TRAILER
MUST HAVE CURRENT CDL, CLEAN DRIVING RECORD, GOOD REFERENCES,
PASS DRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK
HOME EVERY WEEKEND. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!
HUGHES TRUCKING COMPANY – CORRIGAN, TEXAS 75939
936-398-2700 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Deal of the Week!...2010 Dodge Nitro SXT: Cold air, power windows, power locks, power seats, airbags all around, remote keyless entry, tilt steering, stereo / CD player, bucket seats, lots of storage space, folding back seats for even more storage space.
This vehicle has many more luxuries than are listed here, and comes with nicely tinted windows. With only 26,197 miles it's a steal at just $18,950 (but call for the internet price). Bounds Autoplex! Livingston, Texas! Drive in or give us a call at (936) 328-5200 and ask about our Deal of the Week!
HERE WE GO AGAIN...
My dear friends, David and Cathi Hernandez once again came up to Livingston from Houston to educate me on some of the best places to eat in Polk County. I know, I know... I've been living here for over twenty years and these city slickin out of towners are showing me what's goin on here in Polk County. Once again, they took me to an eatery located off FM-350 South. This time it was Billy Ray Nelson's Hitchin Post Barbecue. Billy Ray has a huge barbecue pit and smokes his barbecue to perfection. He informed me that he had been up since around 3 am. But the former Polk County Sheriff pointed out to me that he enjoys being his own boss and wouldn't trade his current life (owning his own barbecue restaurant) for his old life (Polk County Sheriff). Billy's Hitchin Post Barbecue was featured in the June issue of Texas Monthly as one of the best barbecue joints in the State of Texas. We all agreed, it was some of the best barbecue we've had. - Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
(L - R) Cathi Hernandez, Billy Ray Nelson, David Hernandez.
Welcome to a new sponsor: PolkCountyToday.com is pleased to add another sponsor to our list of reputable businesses. Since 1998 Livingston Internal Medicine has been committed to providing quality care for all your medical needs. Dr. Elias Kanaan is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Hung Bui is board certified in family practice. They are accepting new patients. Located at EKSS Medical Plaza adjacent to Memorial Medical Center, they're right here in Livingston. Give 'em a call at 936-328-5820!
53rd Annual Polk County Youth Rodeo
July 17 - July 20, 2013
ALSO: The PCYR is looking for new membership. They meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
Welcome to a New Sponsor: PolkCountyToday.com is pleased to welcome Amburn AC and Heating to our list of reputable businesses. Whether residential or commercial, Amburn AC and Heating should be your choice for efficient and safe climate control. Amburn AC has been serving Livingston, Polk County and surrounding areas for over 16 years and has a licensed and insured staff of highly trained and experienced technicians. With a fleet of trucks and quality parts and service, Amburn AC offers excellent service at an affordable price. Located at 3470 US-146 drop in and say hello, or give 'em a call at (936) 327-8226. You can visit their website at: amburnac.com.
Corrigan HighSchool Wins LISD Bass Championship Tournament on Lake Louisville.
WAITRESSES NEEDED AT THE CHUCKWAGON CAFE!
The Chuckwagon Cafe' in Moscow is hiring waitresses. The Chuckwagon Cowboy Cafe' is one of Polk County's best restaurants and features authentic cowboy grub! Owner Mike Atchley is a great guy and is a true southern gentleman who is fun to be around. If you're interested in working at a cowboy restaurant, give Mike a call! 936-398-4100 or visit the Chuckwagon website!
From the A Chuckwagon
By Mike Atchley
“More for the Sweet Tooth”
Fried pies, cookies, doughnuts, and pudding these are some of the desserts that were occasionally served by chuckwagon cooks. Most all cooks could make fried pies and puddings but a wagon with a really talented cook would sometimes get cookies and doughnuts. The chuckwagon cooks used whatever they had on hand at the time. (Click Here!)
Memorial Medical Center Calendar of Community Events
The June 13th meeting of the Diabetes Support Group, which meets at Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
June 18 – Women’s Power Lunch, 12 noon – 1 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston Cafeteria, Lunch provided, Please RSVP to Melissa Crager at 936-329-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18 - Childbirth Education Class (1st Class - Prepared Childbirth), 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, no fee. The classes are a series of 4 Tuesday night sessions. To RSVP or for more information please call (936) 329-8249.
June 24 - Memorial Medical Center-Livingston and Livingston Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Community Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston Community Conference Center. For more information or to reserve a time, please contact Peggy Stapleton at 936-329-8726.
June 25 - Childbirth Education Class (2nd Class - Prepared Childbirth), 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, no fee. The classes are a series of 4 Tuesday night sessions. To RSVP or for more information please call (936) 329-8249.
July 2 - Childbirth Education Class (3rd Class – C-section, Anesthesia, Alternatives to Anesthesia and Postpartum Care), 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, no fee. The classes are a series of 4 Tuesday night sessions. To RSVP or for more information please call (936) 329-8249.
July 9 - Childbirth Education Class (4th Class – Newborn Care and Breastfeeding), 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston, no fee. The classes are a series of 4 Tuesday night sessions. To RSVP or for more information please call (936) 329-8249.
July 11 - Diabetes Support Group, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 Noon, Memorial Medical Center-Livingston Community Conference Center, $3 fee to attend. Light lunch and drink provided. Please make reservations by the Tuesday prior to class. To RSVP or if you have any questions, call (936) 329-8253.
July 16 - Women’s Power Lunch, 12 noon – 1 p.m., Memorial Medical Center-Livingston Cafeteria, Lunch provided, Please RSVP to Melissa Crager at 936-329-8290 or email@example.com.
I Have a Confession to Make...
I've lived in Polk County since 1991 (moved up from Houston), and, though I've heard about this place many times, I've never eaten at Florida's Kitchen (located off FM-350 South). So some friends of mine (David and Cathi Hernandez) came up to visit Saturday, they told me they wanted to eat at Florida's. David told me he had heard about the legendary eatery. Florida's has been featured in Texas Monthly, and several other reputable publications for their great food. So we hopped into the PolkCountyToday.com Jeep and drove to Florida's Kitchen. I have to say, I was quite impressed with the outstanding service and the food. I ordered a small order of fried catfish (it was a lot of food) and a stuffed baked potato. David ordered chicken fried steak, Cathi ordered hamburger steak, and my girl friend, Angie, ordered a hamburger. EVERYTHING was delicious! After the main course, we were all so stuffed. David and Cathi shared an order of banana pudding (they gave me a couple of bites and it was off the charts good), and Angie and I shared a slice of coconut cream pie. Everything was prepared fresh and home made. It became clear to me why this humble little family business has gotten so much attention through the years. Their service and delicious food and good prices have made their little business a success story. David was so impressed he asked to meet Miss Florida. Sure enough, Flo came out of the kitchen, apron on, and took time for a picture. Miss Florida obviously takes pride in her successful establishment, and knows the value and joy of hard work that has made her restaurant so successful. For sure, I'll be back. - Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
(Left to Right) Cathi Hernandez, Miss Florida, David Hernandez.
Ask a Lawyer: With Travis E. Kitchens, Jr., Lawyer
If you or someone you know (or are financially responsible for) have been to the emergency room, been transported by an ambulance, been life-lighted by helicopter, or other major trauma, you should have a pretty good idea on what type of expenses you will have to pay if you are in an accident and have these serious situations occur. But even a minor accident with injuries can result in medical expenses, lost income, incidental expenses, and legal fees that will quickly use up all the minimum liability limits required by Texas law...(Click here for more)
In the 1800’s people, especially cowboys, had little to look forward to but good food and fellowship with each other. These cowboys lived in a harsh environment and had an extremely tough job in the winter. Cold, rain, and snow was an every day occurrence for them....more
Travis Kitchens, Attorney at Law Last month I discussed the importance of having a valid will. Another aspect of estate planning concerns guardianships and powers of attorney. As we age, many of us are faced with making decisions and caring for our parents, spouses, siblings, relatives and/or friends as they age and lose the ability to make important decisions concerning their “estate” (i.e. property) and their “person” (their medical and living decisions)...more
PolkCountyToday.com is pleased to welcome guest columnist,Travis Kitchens, Attorney at Law. In his first column, Travis covers taxes and dying in the State of Texas:
Benjamin Franklin said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." Estate planning involves decisions made, normally with the assistance of lawyers and accountants, to minimize the amount of taxes you will pay when you die, as well as to establish who you want to inherit your estate. A properly planned estate can save you legal fees, taxes and other expenses of administration...more
One of the greatest freedoms our nation has is freedom of the press. This freedom comes with responsibility. Responsibility to report the news accurately, and not slant the news. As a local reporter, I'll take my place at the front of the line for not always getting everything exactly right. I guess it's the human factor. If it's not a typo, it's not grammatically perfect, if not grammatically perfect, then there's an inaccuracy as to what actually happened. With these imperfections comes criticism. I understand AND I appreciate the criticism. I know that it just comes with the job of being a reporter...more