Distracted Driver Slams Vehicle/Trailer from Behind... GOODRICH, October 8, 2015 - At approximately 12:40 pm on October 8, 2015, the driver of a brown Ford F-250 was north-bound on US-59. The driver pulled into a crossover near Wyndham Ranch Road and was waiting to cross over to the south-bound side. He was also pulling a trailer that was loaded with timber. As he was waiting, his trailer was slammed from behind by a white Chevy pickup that was also north-bound. The Chevy slammed into the back of the timber trailer and actually jumped it. The driver of the Chevy had no control and rolled through the center median and to the edge of the south-bound lanes of 59 where it came to rest. According to the driver of the Chevy, he dropped something on the floor of his vehicle and was reaching for it when he veered into the back of the trailer. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Captain John Sanders with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Donny Akers and Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, nobody was injured. A rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker recovered the Chevy pickup and it'll be stored in Livingston. The other vehicle and trailer was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
LIVINGSTON, October 6, 2015 - At around 3:40 pm on October 5, 2015, Livingston and Scenic Loop Fire Departments were dispatched to some property off of Pridgen Road. A property owner was burning some trash and, due to dry conditions, the fire got out of control and spread to the neighbor's property. The firemen were able to extinguish the blaze quickly before it turned into a major forest fire.
About burning: Even though the burn ban has been lifted, due to the dry conditions, when we had rain recently, the dry land quickly absorbed the water and ultimately, conditions are still very dry and easily flamable.
Remember what Scenic Loop Fire Chief Donald Marlow says:
If you're going to burn...
• Only burn trash that is legal to burn
• Stay with your fire
• Keep a water hose ready and nearby
• Don't burn if winds are strong
• Rake leaves and other debris that could catch firer away before you start burning
SODA, October 3, 2015 - At approximately 2:30 pm on October 3, 2015, a white older model Chevy Pickup was south-bound on Nettles Cemetery Road (a few miles off 190 West), when the Livingston driver rolled the truck on the unpaved road. The driver says she was trying to avoid a deer. Deputy Rey Davalos with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Ashlee McBride with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately nobody was injured. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the vehicle and it will be stored at the owner's residence.
The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs lost to the Diboll Lumberjacks on Friday night in Corrigan. The Dogs had opportunities to put this game away, but blew the opportunities. The blown opportunities ultimately cost the Dogs the game as they lost 48 - 40. STORY, PICTURES, AND HIGHLIGHT REEL COMING...
Meanwhile, the Livingston Lions beat Caney Creek 14 to 12 in Livingston.
The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs lost to the Diboll Lumberjacks on Friday night in Corrigan.
Motorcycle Accident, Driver Flown to Houston, ALABAMA COUSHATTA COUNTRY, October 1, 2015 - At approximately 4:40 pm on October 1, 2015, a black Harley Davidson Night Train motorcycle, driven by Donald Dillard, 61, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 East. As Dillard approached the intersection of FM-2500, an east-bound black full size Dodge Van driven by Wesley Randall Brown, 65, of Livingston, attempted a left turn from 190 onto FM-2500. Brown failed to yield...more
Driver Slides Out of Control Rolls Backwards Into Woodline...
MOSCOW, September 28, 2015 - At approximately 3:55 pm on September 28, 2015 the driver of a late model Chevy sedan was south-bound on US-59 in the vicinity of Moscow. According to the driver, he looked down and when he looked back up, he was leaving the pavement to the left. He over corrected back across the south-bound lanes and then left the pavement to the right, slid out of control and rolled backwards to the woodline. Corporal Jacob Chapman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Darwon Evans and Ashlee McBride were dispatched to the scene. The driver (from The Woodlands) and his wife were physically okay. They requested Ken's Towing to recover their vehicle. Ken and Houdini showed up and pulled their car out of the trees and back up to the shoulder. The car was drivable and they were able to drive away from the scene.
Corvette Strikes 18 Wheeler, GOODRICH, September 28, 2015 -At approximately 7:40 am on September 28, 2015, an 18 wheeler driven by Raymond Goodwin, 49, of Muncie, Indiana, had just pulled out of the Goodrich Truckstop and proceeded north-bound on US-59. Goodwin was slammed from behind by a 2014 Corvette Stingray driven by...more
Driver Stops for Bus, Gets Slammed From Behind... LIVINGSTON, September 25, 2015 - At approximately 4 pm on September 25, 2015 the driver of a silver Honda Suv was east-bound on US-190 West. The driver stopped for a school bus and was slammed from behind by a maroon Ford F-150 pickup. The Honda was pulling a U-Haul trailer. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies Rey Davalos and Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Chad Seamans and Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol. The driver of the pickup was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons. The driver of the pickup is facing a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Late Game Heroics... In a tight game against a much improved Kountze Lions team, the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs had some late game heroics to win the game. A long touchdown run by Malyk Johnson late in the fourth quarter, and a game preserving interception by Jaylon Williams with 27 seconds left on the clock and deep in Bulldog territory preserved the Dogs' 8 point lead and gets the dogs back on track. Story, pictures, and highlight reel coming...
Driver Rolls Vehicle, Slams Into Woodline, Nobody Injured... SEVEN OAKS, September 17, 2015 - At approximately 8:40 am on September 17, 2015, a silver 2009 Nissan Maxima was south-bound on US-59 in Seven Oaks. According to the driver, an 18 wheeler cut him off. The driver of the Nissan cut right to avoid a collision and left the pavement to the right, then over corrected left, crossed both south-bound lanes of traffic and entered the median. The car caught the ground causing it to roll 1 complete revolution in the median. The car continued and slid across both north-bound lanes of traffic and slid backwards into a small tree. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol. Amazingly, the driver, nor any of his passengers (3 including a infant) were not injured. No citations were issued. The vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
Thank you to Adron Seward for sending in the picture of the Livingston Lions from their Friday night road game with Silsbee. The Lions lost 50 - 20.
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
Readers Help Livingston PD Identify Suspect... After receiving several tips from Readers, Livingston PD has identified the suspect from the Crime Stoppers Alert as Gary James Ferrell, HOWEVER, Ferrell still remains at large. If you know of the whereabouts of Gary James Ferrell, please contact Livingston Police Department at 936-327-3117. You will remain anonymous.
Original Crime Stopper Alert below Livingston Police are seeking information on a theft that occurred at Lowes on July 14, 2015 in which the suspect took merchandise from the store without rendering payment. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crimestoppers at 936-327-7867 or contact Detective Middleton at the Livingston Police Department 936-327-3117. You will remain anonymous.
Accident in Front of Popeye's Chicken, No Injuries... LIVINGSTON, September 10, 2015 - Shortly before 3 pm on September 10, 2015, the driver of a black Dodge pickup was in the parking lot of Popeye's Chicken. The driver attempted to exit. According to the driver, another car signaled to him that the coast was clear in the far lane and hand signaled for him to come out, when he did, he was struck by a green Pontiac Grand Am that was east-bound. Officers Tito Reyes and Kaleb Barker with Livingston PD were dispatched to investigate. Fortunately, nobody was injured. No citations were issued. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Main Street Accident, Nobody Seriously Injured... LIVINGSTON, September 8, 2015 - At around 11:35 am on September 8, 2015, a silver 2002 Toyota Solara was north-bound on North Washington. The vehicle was in the right lane and attempted an unsafe turn when the driver, (rather than turning from the turning lane) suddenly made a sharp left from the right lane, into the left lane and tried to turn onto Milam, but was broadsided by a blue north-bound 2003 Chevy S10. The S10 was in the left lane. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and Sergeant Ronnie Bogany and Officer Kevin Ward (both with Livingston PD). The drivers were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons. Both vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
Vehicles Collide, Nobody Injured, LIVINGSTON, September 5, 2015 - At around 5:20 pm the driver of a green Chrysler Town and Country minivan was south-bound on South Washington (next to the Judicial Center). The driver failed to stop for a red light at S. Washington and Abbey and broadsided an east-bound Ford F-150 that was crossing over S. Washington from Abbey. The impact spun the pickup around. The pickup remained in the intersection while the minivan crossed the north-bound lanes and entered the property at Galloway Exxon. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Officers Tito Reyes, Brandon Brewer, and Kaleb Barker were dispatched to investigate. The driver of the minivan was cited for running the red light, while the driver of the pickup was cited for no driver's license. The minivan was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The pickup was driven from the scene.
PILLAGE, PLUNDER, AND DESTROY... Like vikings suddenly plundering an unsuspecting village in the year 800 AD, the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs made quick work of their rival Groveton Indians on Friday night. Taking no prisoners and leaving no quarter, the Dogs hammered, axed, and speared the Indians in a merciless beatdown. When the rude, unwanted and most unpleasant guests left, the final score was Dogs 74, Indians 33. Story, pictures, and highlight reel coming...
Willie P. Openshaw
Unity is Strength. Harris County, We Stand With You...
Driver Rolls Pickup, Takes Out Light Pole, Nobody Injured... LIVINGSTON, September 4, 2015 - At approximately 3 am on September 4, 2015, the driver of a white Chevy Pickup was south-bound on US-59. The driver made a split second decision to take the exit onto the feeder by Walmart. He cut right but was going too fast and began to slide sideways. His truck slid across the feeder, into the grass, slammed sideways into a light pole (knocked it down), then rolled. His pickup came to rest in the grass on its driver's side facing south almost in the Walmart parking lot. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Sergeant Darrell Newman and Officer Dallas Early (both with Livingston Police Department). Amazingly, neither the driver, nor his passenger were injured in the accident. The vehicle was turned upright and recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.