One of Polk County's Best Volunteers and Local Businessman
Friends, family and neighbors are rallying behind one of Livingston’s beloved community leaders. Brian Jones, local businessman and long-time Livingston volunteer fire fighter, was hospitalized and placed in intensive care Nov. 11, 2013. Jones was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, which quickly escalated to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Nearly three weeks after his hospitalization, Jones was released to come home. He is continuing to heal and regain his strength, while receiving multiple dialysis treatments each week.
To help offset medical costs and lost income from his independently-owned accounting firm, “Rally for Unit 8” will be collecting donations and raising money for Jones and his family. The team will be selling T-Shirts and raffle tickets at the Livingston Hometown Christmas Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Items may also be purchased from any Rally for Unit 8 team member or at C.T. Jones Insurance in Livingston.
“Brian has always taken care of this community,” said Corky Cochran, Livingston Fire Department chief. “We’re ready to step up and take care of him. We need him well and back in action.”
Jones is married to local attorney and realtor Christie Hancock-Jones, and serves on the Childrenz Haven Board of Directors.
Deal of the Week!... 2013 Dodge Avenger SE: Cold air, power windows, power locks, power seats, power mirrors, stereo / CD player, full center console, steering wheel controls and more!
This Dodge Avenger is fuel efficient, dependable, and looks totally cool! It has low miles and is going for just $15,950! Bounds Autoplex! Livingston, Texas! Drive in or give us a call at (936) 327-4943 and ask about our Deal of the Week!
The pageant will be held on February 1st in Livingston. Kinder-8th sign-ups are from now until January 31st 9th & 10th grade sign-ups are from now until December 1st Call Janet Wiggins at 936-329-7359 or 936-433-8686 for more details and to sign up. This is a scholarship and communication skill building event hosted by The Livingston Rotary Club.
LIVINGSTON YOUTH BASKETBALL!
When: Tuesday & Thursday, Dec. 3rd & Dec. 5th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Timber Creek Elementary Cafeteria
Who: Girls & Boys Ages: 5-12
Registration Fee: $60.00 Girls & Boys (Ages: 9-12), $50.00 Tiny Tots (Ages: 5-8) (Ages as of August 1, 2014)
(Family discount for multiple children)
Livingston area Edward Jones Offices Support Toys for Tots Drive
The Livingston area Edward Jones financial advisors have joined together to support the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program by using their offices as drop-off locations for this year's toy drive.
Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to any Livingston area office during regular business hours beginning November 18, 2013.
"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," local Financial Advisor Jack Haire said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."
The local Edward Jones financial advisors include: Jack Haire and Mitch Eckhardt.
If you need quality firewood, Charles Tucker (located in Goodrich) is the man!
You can go pay through the nose at local stores for firewood, or you can pay Charles a visit and get the best price in firewood around. Charles Tucker, located off FM-1988 West in Goodrich offers seasoned, dried, split oak and will not only give you the best price around, he'll also deliver. Put Charles in charge of your firewood and give him a call at 936-433-0014.
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