2 Vehicle Accident, 1 Person Flown, LIVINGSTON, October 25, 2016 -At approximately 9:40 pm on October 25, 2016 a tan 2012 Chevy Tahoe, driven by Denise Whitten, 52, of Tomball, was south-bound on US-59 just south of the Livingston City Limits. According to Whitten, she braked to avoid striking horses that came running out onto the highway from the west-side of the pavement...more
Cat and Mouse Game... Mouse Caught (with Meth), LIVINGSTON, October 24, 2016 -On October 23, 2016 Officers with Livingston Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Washington Avenue in reference to a theft that had previously occurred. When Officers arrived they were advised the suspects had left in a beige colored SUV. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at the 200 block of East Church Street (Melbo's)...more
Be sure to check out Deer Pics on our home page... (a MAMMOTH HOG)...
Rough Night for Lions...
LIVINGSTON, October 21, 2016 - The Port Arthur Memorial Titans came to the Lions Den on Friday (10/21/16) and proceeded to steam roll the Lions on both sides of the ball. The Lions surrendered 54 points to the Titans while the Lions scored nothing. Story and a few pictures coming. No highlight reel this week (just didn't have enough to work with).
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
September 3, 2016...The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a Theft that occurred in the Segno area off of FM 943 which occurred on or around September 03, 2016. There were several items taken from a deer camp at this location. If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
October 3, 2016...The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a Burglary that occurred at FM 1745 and FM 942 at the Moscow Water Supply substation which occurred on or around October 03, 2016. A large air compressor was stolen from the building there on the site. If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
October 9, 2016...The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a Burglary that occurred at 314 Margie Dr which occurred on or around October 09, 2016. An unknown suspect or suspects broke into a residence and removed several pieces of personal property without the consent of the owner. If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
October 10, 2016...The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a Theft of firearm that occurred at 3184 US HWY 287 W which occurred on or around October 10, 2016. An unknown suspect or suspects broke into a residence and removed a firearm from the residence without the consent of the owner. If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
On October 15, 2016a deadly conduct was reported off of U.S. Hwy 190 W, in Livingston. Around midnight a vehicle traveling east bound fired several shots as it passed the 4300 block of U.S. Hwy 190 W. The vehicle continued east toward Livingston according to witnesses. If you have any information please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
On October 18, 2016 a theft was reported in the area of Bentwood Bend off of Rocky Creek Rd. During the afternoon hours a UTV was taken from a residence. If you have any information please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
SWARTWOUT, October 18, 2016 - At approximately 8 pm on October 18, 2016, a Coldspring driver (Ann Skelly) was west-bound on FM-3126. As Skelly approached FM-1988, she apparently entered the curve too fast and her 2015 Chevy Malibu left the pavement to the right. Skelly's vehicle continued until it was over 50 yards off the road and in the weeds. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Darwon Evans and Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, nobody was injured (Skelly had three passengers including another adult and two small children). Nobody was injured. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Skelly's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
LEGGETT, October 16, 2016 - At approximately 7 pm on October 16, 2016, a driver was north-bound on US-59 just south of Leggett. According to the driver, he swerved to avoid a deer. He lost control of his vehicle and entered the south-bound lanes, struck the guard rail, then rolled into the center median where his vehicle came to rest. Amazingly, no other vehicle collided with his vehicle. Allegience Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Nick Hatton and Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. The driver was checked at the scene and released. No citations were issued. The vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
VIDOR, October 15, 2016 - The Livingston Lions made a long road trip to Vidor on Friday night (10/14) and were soundly beat on both sides of the ball. When all was said and done the Vidor Pirates beat the Lions 49 to 14. Story, pictures, and not much of a highlight reel coming
I believe that EVERY VOTING AMERICAN should watch this video before voting for our next president. This video is eye opening for ANYONE who will set aside less than an hour to watch it. NOTE: Jump to 8:31 for the beginnning of the speech by Dinesh D'souza. - Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
LIVINGSTON, October 8, 2016 - The Livingston Lions Varsity Football Team played host to the Robert E. Lee Ganders on Friday night in the Lions Den. The Lions started slow and spotted the Ganders 14 points before going on a rampage to railroad the Ganders 63 to 35. Story, pictures, and highlight reel coming...
It's that time of year again. DEER PICS! We have two submissions already. If you've killed a deer or any other wild game in 2016, send us a pic and let EVERYBODY see! Send your pic to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVINGSTON, October 4, 2016 - Voting is now open online in the 8th Annual Art Bra Contest. Participants put their creativity skills to the test and decorated bras as a reminder to women everywhere the importance of being screened for breast cancer. Now it’s up to the community to pick their favorite.
“I am truly amazed each year when the Art Bra entries are submitted,“ said Lindsey Mott, Marketing & Communication Specialist at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial and Coordinator of Power of Pink! “Every year they get better and better.”
The Art Bra was created years ago when a woman, who lost her mother to breast cancer, found buttons and trinkets among her mother’s belongings. She refused to throw them out and instead found a creative way to remember her mother and to help others. The daughter sewed those buttons and trinkets onto a bra and the rest is history.
The Art Bra Contest has become one of the most anticipated portions of the Power of Pink luncheon. Whether the winning bra is modeled by breast cancer survivors or male leaders in the community, each year is a surprise to see who will be walking the runway in these outrageous bras.
The community is encouraged to cast ballots for the “People’s Choice” award while 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are chosen by “celebrity” judges. All bras will be on display at the luncheon.
MT ROSE, October 2, 2016 - Shortly before 1 pm on October 1, 2016, a black Yamaha motorcycle driven by Johnathan Edward Watterson, 39, of Magnolia, was south-bound on FM-3126. As Watterson was approaching FM-1988 South, he entered a curve too fast. His motorcycle left the road to the right and slid down an embankment. Watterson was ejected and was not wearing a helmet. Amazingly, he sustained bumps and scratches only. A local Park Ranger came upon the scene and summoned help. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Rey Davalos with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. Watterson opted to go to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons. He was cited for failure to maintain a single lane of traffic and could be cited for not having a motorcycle driver's license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towingrecovered Watterson's Motorcycle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, SEVEN OAKS, September 29, 2016 -At approximately 9:20 am on September 29, 2016, Trooper Donny Akers, with the Texas Highway Patrol, was patrolling on US-59 in Seven Oaks when he spotted a gray 2007 Honda Accord, driven by Braylon Smart, 20, of Missouri City south bound on 59 and speeding (and had no front license plate). Trooper Akers initiated a traffic stop and pulled Edwards over into the parking lot of the rest area on the south-bound side of 59...more
In a time of universal deceit, to speak the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
INDIANS TOMOHAWK LIONS...
PORT NECHES-GROVES, September 24, 2016 - The Livingston Lions went on the road to face the PN-G Indians and, at times showed flashes of brilliance. The problem is, the Lions also had flashes of systematic breakdown. After being held scoreless in the first half, the Lions showed signs of life and came to life in the second half but couldn't keep up with PN-G. (Story, pictures, and highlight reel coming)...
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a burglary of a habitation that occurred on at 12759 E FM 942 which occurred on or around August 20, 2016. There were several items taken from a deer camp at this location.
If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Don't Forget to Set Your Parking Brake...
LIVINGSTON, September 22, 2016 - Shortly after 1 pm on September 22, 2016 the driver of a red Chevy pickup parked his pickup approximately 50 yards away from a particular housing unit at the Senior Housing Center located off North Houston (a short distance from the Senior Center). The driver failed to use his parking brake. After he exited his pickup, the truck began to roll down the slope and had no intention of stopping on its own. The truck finally stopped when it rolled into a housing unit. Officers from Livingston P.D. including Brandon Brewer, Kaleb Barker, and Sergeant Darrell Newman were dispatched to the scene. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The driver is likely facing several citations including no insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing was dispatched recover the vehicle.
LIVINGSTON, September 17, 2016 - The Livingston Lions played a nail biting see saw game on Friday night against the Lumberton Raiders. The game went back and forth down to the last minute when, with the Lions down by 3 points, Quarterback Cameron Merchant threw a 63 yard rainbow to Christian Mitchell who split two defenders to catch the perfectly timed and perfectly placed throw. The speedy Mitchell sped into the endzone for the game's final score and give the Lions a victory... but it stayed scary through the last minute. (Story, pictures and one whale of a highlight reel coming)...
The Center for Sight in Livingston believes that true gun control is being able to accurately hit your target. With hunting season coming, the Center is offering free acuity screening to Licensed Texas Hunters. Additionally, the center offers the very best eyewear for hunting and outdoors with the highest quality impact and scratch resisent eyewear. See their ad at left! Click here for details!
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, September 15, 2016 - Remember the guy who tried to shoot a Corrigan Police Officer over a routine traffic stop? Well, the thug has been arrested and now resides in the Montgomery County Jail. We don't have the details on how the arrest went down, but he was arrested by a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy and is now facing the following charges:
Married Couple Flown from Accident, WEST POLK COUNTY, September 14, 2016 -Shortly after 8 am on September 14, 2016, a black 2012 Nissan Titan, driven by Dennis Meyer, 70, of Point Blank, was east-bound on FM-3152. As Meyer approached the intersection of 3152 and FM-350 North, he ran a stop sign and continued over FM-350 and off the pavement where he slammed into a tree at the woodline...more
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
The Livingston Police Department is currently investigating several Burglaries which have occurred at local business in the Livingston area. If you know the subject in the photograph please contact the Livingston Police Department. The subject is believed to be driving a dark colored SUV. Livingston Police Department at 936-327-3117 reference Case #16-09-08919.
On September 5, 2016 a theft was reported at MSC Landscaping off of U.S. Hwy 190 W, in Livingston. During the early morning hours, two Kubota tractors were stolen from the property. The suspects entered from the rear of the property off of Forest Hills Loop. If you have any information please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Mickey Gilley Coming to the Polk County Commerce Center in Livingston this Friday!
Lions Put on First Rate Performance for Home Crowd, LIVINGSTON, September 4, 2016 -The Livingston Lions played host to the Caney Creek Panthers on Friday Night in the Lion's Den. After a terrible loss the week prior, the Lions needed a win for a mental boost. In steps the Panthers, just what the doctor ordered. The team effort by the Lions combined with a balanced offensive attack orchestrated by Head Coach Brian Broussard and his coaching staff added up to a convincing 51 to 22 Lion victory...more
LIVINGSTON, September 2, 2016 - Shortly before 3 pm on September 1, 2016, the driver of a red Jeep Liberty was south-bound in the 7705 block of US-146 (near Coy Oliver Road). According to a witness, the driver of the red Jeep suddenly slammed on his brakes without using his turning indicator. A gray Dodge pickup directly behind the Jeep was apparently coming too fast. The driver of the Dodge pickup cut right but still impacted the Jeep. The Jeep came to rest on the left side of 146 while the pickup came to rest on the right side of 146. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Captain John Sanders, Lieutenant Andy Lowrie, and Deputy Jacob Hopper with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Troopers Allen Stanton and Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched to investigate. Fortunately, nobody was injured. At time of press, no citations have been issued to indicate who's at fault in the wreck. Traffic on 146 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the Jeep and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The pickup was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
LIVINGSTON, August 31, 2016 - It only took one day after the Crime Stopper alert was posted on this website for the tips to come in that led to the arrest and charges against Chelsea Aileen Parker, 23, of Livingston. Parker was arrested yesterday and now resides in Polk County Jail. Additionally, her mom was arrested for harboring a fugitive AND was in possession of methamphetamine. (See Current Inmate List).
On August 4, 2016 Chelsea Parker was given visitation with her four year old son. Chelsea was to return her son on the 12th of August due to him having a broken leg and needing the cast changed. As of August 18, 2016 the child has still not been returned to his legal guardians. He has not attended school nor been brought to his doctor appointments for his leg. A warrant for Interference with child custody has been issued for Chelsea Parker W/F D.O.B. 8/27/1993. Also her four year old son Ervin Demond Harrell Jr has been entered as missing. If you know the location of Chelsea and Ervin please call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 327-STOP or your local Law Enforcement Agency. As always when you call Crime Stoppers you may receive a cash reward and remain anonymous.
John Wells Announces Candidacy for 411th District Judge...
My name is John Wells and I am proud to announce my write-in candidacy for Judge of the 411th Judicial District. The 411th Judicial District has jurisdiction in Polk County, San Jacinto County, and Trinity County.
I am proud to be an 8th generation native Texan and I have lived in Polk County for 13 years. I grew up in Sabine County where my ancestors settled prior to the Texas Revolution. After I graduated from Texas A&M University, I worked as a construction manager for several years before settling in Livingston, where my father was born and where my parents live. My wife Tatiana is a chemical engineer and we have one daughter. We are Republican and I serve as a board member of the Polk County Republican Club.
I am an attorney in Livingston and I have represented clients in hundreds of cases in the District Courts of Polk, San Jacinto, and Trinity counties.
I promise integrity and fairness in the Court. I pledge to follow the laws of the State of Texas. I vow to uphold the Constitutions of Texas and the United States. I will demand ethical behavior from all. I ask you to write in John Wells for Judge of the 411th Judicial District.
Election Day is November 8th, 2016 and Early Voting is October 24th—November 4th. You can get more information about John Wells on Facebook or his website johnwellsforjudge.com.
18 Wheeler Blocks Traffic on 59
SEVEN OAKS, August 28, 2016 - Shortly after 11 am on August 27, 2016, the driver of an 18 wheeler attempted to cross from the north-bound lanes of 59 (north of the Seven Oaks Truckstop) to the south-bound lanes but overshot the pavement. The tractor portion of his rig left the pavement and got stuck in the soft shoulder of the south-bound side. The trailer portion of the rig extended across the south-bound lanes. Corporal Jacob Chapman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Darwon Evans and Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Traffic on the south-bound side was eventually routed around the trailer. A heavy duty trailer from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan was summoned to clean up the mess.
Lions Drop Season Opener, NEW CANEY, August 28, 2016 -The Livingston Lions Varsity Football Team headed south on 59 to New Caney to play the Eagles and were reminded that there's lots of kinks and glitches that need to be worked out if they plan on winning some football games. The Eagles successfully attacked the Lion defense both on the ground and in the air...more
CASA of the Pines is proud to announce First National Bank as a Platinum Sponsors of the 11th Annual Justice is Served Fundraiser and first Blingo Bingo.
Natalie Thornton, Executive Director of CASA of the Pines states, “It is great to have so many companies and individuals who are willing to step up financially to help abused and neglected children in our community. CASA feels so much gratitude and we could not complete our mission without this assistance.”
Rough Season Opener For Lions
The Livingston Lions varsity football team traveled to New Caney on Friday night and learned that they have some kinks to work out before district games start (Story, very short highlight reel and pictures coming).
Livingston Man Killed by Hit and Run In Cleveland, Suspect Allegedly Caught...
$5,000 Reward Offered for Help In Identifying Thug Who Shot at Corrigan Police Officer...
The Corrigan Police Department PH.936-398-2551, Texas Ranger R. Clendennen PH. 936-327-6836 and Polk County Crime Stoppers 936-327-STOP is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect and the 1998 to 2000 Brown or Gray Jeep Cherokee.
This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and caution should be used when approaching the suspect.
Note should be made the suspect attempted two times to kill the Corrigan Police Officer by shooting at him and attempting to run him over with his vehicle.
The City of Corrigan Police Department is willing to pay $5,000.00 dollars for the arrest and conviction for this suspect.
Driver Rolls Pickup, GOODRICH, August 24, 2016 -At approximately 1:10 pm on August 24, 2016, a blue 2004 Chevy Z-71 pickup driven by Timothy Allen Hardwick, 51, of Fort Myers, Florida, was south-bound on US-59 a short distance north of the Trinity River Bridge...more
On Friday, August, 20, 2016, Polk County Constable Pct. 1 Office Conducted a preliminary Warrant Round Up. This will be the beginning of a month long effort to clear up multiple outstanding Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 warrants through JP Darryl Longino. This preliminary effort yielded 10 warrants served with a combined amount of $3,690.00, along with a Felony 2 Robbery Warrant served. Captain Rosario, Deputy Newman, along with Deputy Gregson will continue this effort and urge anyone with outstanding warrants to contact JP Longino’s Court located at 101 W Church St #105, Livingston, TX 77351, (936) 327-6841 in order to avoid any embarrassment or inconvenience of being arrested at home, school, or work.
Head On Collision on Big Bridge, ONALASKA, August 19, 2016 - At approximately 8:45 am on August 19, 2016, a black 2012 Ford Transit, driven by Sharon Natalie Carpenter, 63, of Onalaska, was west-bound on US-190 West (the big bridge). Carpenter suddenly encountered a white 2005 Ford F-150 driven by Joshua Findley, 29, of Onalaska. Findley was east-bound and entered Carpenter's lane...more
GOODRICH, August 18, 2016 - At approximately 4:30 pm on August 18, 2016, the driver of a red Ford Taurus was north-bound on US-59 a short distance north of the Trinity River Bridge. According to the driver, his car was clipped by an 18 wheeler causing him to lose control. His vehicle left the pavement to the right and crashed through a barbed wire fence. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Jacob Hopper with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, neither the driver nor his wife were injured. The vehicle was recovered by Smith Towing out of Shepherd.
Welcome Back to an Old Friend and a Great Sponsor...
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MOSCOW, August 13, 2016 - At approximately 4:45 pm on August 13, 2016, a black Ford F-150 driven by a Corrigan man was north-bound on US-59 in Moscow. The driver went through a patch of water that caused his pickup to hydroplane. The truck left the pavement to the left and entered the median, then rolled. The vehicle came to rest upright facing east. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, the young driver walked away uninjured. He was cited for unsafe speed. A rollback wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan recovered the truck.
Livingston Man in Hot Water for Alleged Child Pornography, LIVINGSTON, August 12, 2016 -Sheriff Kenneth Hammack reports that on July 29, 2016, the criminal investigation division of the Polk County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation pertaining to an individual being in possession of child pornography. A local business alerted the Sheriff's Office of a cell phone inside their building. An employee found a cell phone that was left by a customer...more
New Cardiologist Talks About the Impact Diabetes has on Heart Health, LIVINGSTON, August 12, 2016 - Dr. Yugandhar Manda, M.D., MRCP addressed members of the CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Diabetes Support Group on Thursday, August 11, about heart disease and the impact diabetes has on cardiovascular health. Dr. Manda, board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, is the newest physician at the Heart Institute of East Texas and specializes in cardiac, peripheral vascular interventions and structural heart disease.
The Diabetes Support Group helps people adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits while managing their condition. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month at noon and lunch is provided at this free event. If you would like to join the Diabetes Support Group, please call the Polk Education Center at 936-639-7585. Click here to visit CHI St. Luke's Livingston Online!
Pictured from left to right: Sharon Alterman, David Horton, Adeline Payne, Dr. Yugandhar Manda, M.D., MRCP; Yvonne Horton, Sandra Nebel, Betty Nicklas, and Mary Darden.
Girl Crashes ATV, Hurts Ankle, HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES, August 12, 2016 - Shortly before 9 pm on August 11, 2016, a 16 year old female was traveling north on River Road (in Holiday Lake Estates Subdivision) and attempted a right turn onto Devil's Pass Road. The girl apparently went into the turn too fast and crashed the ATV (Kawasaki Mule 610). A passer by helped the girl into their pickup and stayed with her until a unit from Americare Ambulance Service arrived to check her out. Addtionally, the Holiday Lake Estates VFD and Troopers Zach Lenderman and Kyle Daniel were dispatched. The girl's ankle was sore, but she was otherwise okay. No citations were issued. The ATV was retrieved by the girl's family.
Driver Rolls SUV, GOODRICH, August 12, 2016 - Shortly before 3 pm on August 11, 2016, the driver of a tan 1999 Ford Explorer was west-bound on FM-1988 East when, according to the driver, another vehicle entered his lane of traffic (from the oncoming lane). The driver veered right (into the grass) and lost control. His vehicle rolled and came to rest upright in the weeds. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. The driver exited his vehicle and was up and walking around and appeared okay. He was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure. No citations were issued. A rollback wrecker from LakeView Towing recovered the vehicle and it will be stored in Livingston.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Welcomes Infectious Disease Specialist
LIVINGSTON, August 11, 2016 - CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston welcomes Infectious Disease Specialist Nagakrishnal Nachimuthu, M.D. to the medical staff in Polk County and the Memorial Clinics team. In addition to patients needing an Infectious Disease specialist, Dr. Nachimuthu will also see Internal Medicine patients.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Nachimuthu recently completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency from Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey and a preliminary year Internal Medicine Residency at University at Buffalo-Catholic Health System. She graduated with her medical degree from Government Medical College in India.
Following medical school and before arriving in the United States, Dr. Nachimuthu served two years as a rural medical officer for the Government Hospital in India.
Dr. Nachimuthu is now seeing patients at the Medical Arts Pavilion located at 403 Ogletree Drive, Suite 200 in Livingston. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 936-327-7799. Her office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Her office accepts most major insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to DWI, LIVINGSTON, August 10, 2016 -At approximately 11:50 pm on August 9, 2016, Lieutenant Mark Jones, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office observed the driver of a red 1992 Dodge Dakota driving erratically on South-Washington (Business 59) in Livingston. Jones initiated a traffic stop and pulled the truck (pulling a small trailer) over in the parking lot of Sonny's Exxon. Jones spoke with the driver...more
2 Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 3, LIVINGSTON, August 10, 2016 -At approximately 9:20 pm on August 9, 2016, a white 1998 Chevy pickup driven by Raymond Meyer, Jr., 63, of Goodrich, was south-bound on the feeder of US-59 in Livingston. As Meyer came to the intersection of 190 (West Church) and 59 he had a green light to proceed through the intersection but was slammed on the front driver's side of his vehicle by a black 2005 Nissan Titan driven by a local 16 year old female from Livingston...more
Deputies Train for High Risk Situations (like active shooters), LIVINGSTON, August 9, 2016 -Sheriff Kenneth Hammack reports on High Risk Training for Deputies at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office training staff with the assistance from Americare EMS have developed an in-service training designed to train Law Enforcement officers on High Risk / Low Frequency scenarios. These high risk situations range from felony traffic stops, active shooters, to building clearing...more
Roll Roll Roll Your Boat, SLOWLY Through the Curves...
MT. ROSE, August 4, 2016 - At approximately 4:10 pm on August 3, 2016, the driver of a black Ford F-150 was east-bound on FM-3126. The vehicle was pulling a boat with an outboard engine. The driver apparently entered the curve too fast and lost their trailer. The trailer became disconnected and continued rolling apart from the truck, then flipped. Trooper Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The mess was cleaned up by LakeView Wrecker and the boat will be stored in Livingston.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a theft of livestock animals that occurred on J.B. Hendry Ln located in the Corrigan, TX area which occurred on or around July 19 2016.
The suspect or suspects stole three calves. .
If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
CHURCH'S CHICKEN FLOOR COLLAPSE...
On August 1, 2016, the Church's Chicken restaurant in Livingston located at 210 S. Washington had a floor collapse that resulted in serious injuries with Church's employees being flown to Houston. Fireman Victor Lee Jones snapped pictures at the scene. We've posted the pictures. Please click here for more...
Point Blank Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Rolls Pickup...
SPRING CREEK, August 2, 2016 - At approximately 3:40 pm on August 2, 2016, a black Ford F-150 King Ranch was east-bound on 190 West (next to Church on the Lake) when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. His pickup left the pavement to the right and struck a culvert. The young driver woke up. His pickup cut back onto the pavement, then left the pavement again to the right and turned up an embankment where his pickup rolled and came to rest upside down. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Darwon Evans and Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. The youngster crawled out from the wreckage and was checked by EMS personnel. As a precautionary measure, he was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing turned the vehicle upright. Family of the driver showed up and then recovered their own vehicle with a trailer.
On July 31, 2016 a robbery was reported on Old Israel Rd. in Livingston were a caller reported that he was robbed at gunpoint. The victim identified the suspect as Justin Wilkinson and a guy named “Mickey”. A warrant for the arrest of Justin Wilkinson was issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these suspects please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
LIVINGSTON, July 30, 2016 - With all the deception and Constitution hating, blame America first, America hate coming from the left, I'm proud to say, that having raised Mixi and teaching her and her step sisters right from wrong, Mixi, Molly, and Heidi are not democrats. On the other hand, our cats (Sandy, Rosie, and Sosie), I'm very suspicous of them. Enoy the video below...
New Consruction Projects Beginning in Polk County, LUFKIN, July 29, 2016 - Two construction projects are slated to begin in Polk County that will upgrade roadways and enhance safety.
A construction project in the southbound lanes of US 59 beginning just south of Milton Creek to the BU 59 overpass is scheduled to begin in coming days. Crews will begin working to resurface existing pavement in a 2.5 mile section of southbound lanes only. Smith & Company will serve as contractor for the $1.2 million project. Motorists could experience brief delays during peak traffic hours.
Work is also scheduled to beginon Nine Bridge County Road at Piney Creek Relief Bridge # 2 as crews begin to replace the bridge and approaches. Hodges & Son Construction, contractors for the $353,327 construction project, will set barricades and begin the bridge removal the first week of August.
Motorists could experience detours or delays through these construction projects. Motorists are urged to be alert to all signage, flaggers and heavy equipment in the construction zones. Reduce speed through these and all work areas, and remember traffic fines double when workers are present.
All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather. For updates and a list of all closures and construction around the state, visit drivetexas.org.
SUSPECT IDENTIFIED:It took less than an hour after a suspect was posted on this website for him to be identified. A reader called in and the Texas Dept. of Public Safety has now identified the suspect of a hit and run accident.
Suspect alert listed below
Local DPS Office Needs Your Help to Identify this Man...
The local office of the Texas Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident in Goodrich on July 23, 2016 at 8:48 pm. The suspect drives a blue Ford F-150 and possibly lives in Goodrich. If you or anyone you know can help identify this suspect, please contact the local office of the Texas Department of Public Safey at 936-327-6858.
Camille Blackledge, M.D.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Welcomes New General Surgeon, LIVINGSTON, July 25, 2016 - CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston welcomes board certified General Surgeon Camille Blackledge, M.D. to the medical staff in Polk County and the Memorial Clinics team.
Dr. Blackledge completed a minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015. She also completed her residency at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and her internship at University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Blackledge graduated with her doctorate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chemistry from Saint Louis University in Missouri.
Dr. Blackledge is now seeing patients at the Medical Arts Pavilion located at 601 Ogletree Drive, Suite D in Livingston. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 936-328-8195. Her office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Her office accepts most major insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Clinics, a division of CHI St. Luke’s Health, employs more than 30 providers in 17 locations across East Texas, including Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine. Our physicians pride themselves on delivering exceptional health care via the latest in technology and patient comfort. The Memorial Clinics specialties include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Practice, Ear, Nose & Throat and Chiropractic care. Memorial Clinics accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. Visit memorialclinics.com to learn more about our physicians and connect with the personalized patient portal.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a criminal mischief that occurred at Big Sandy Cemetery located off of FM 1276 which occurred on July 19 2016.
The suspect or suspects knocked over and damaged several head stones in the cemetery.
If you may know the identity of the suspects or have any information in regards to these incidents, contact Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppersat 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Pickup Fails to Yield to 18 Wheeler, Nobody Seriously Hurt...
LIVINGSTON, July 21, 2016 - At approximately 1:05 pm on July 21, 2016, the driver a navy blue GMC Sierra pickup attempted to cross over to the south-bound lanes of traffic on US-59 (next to Timberwood Nursing Home just north of Livingston), from the north-bound lanes. The driver failed to yield to a south-bound 18 wheeler that was in the right lane (slow lane). The 18 wheeler broad sided the passenger's side of the pickup and caused it to spin around facing east. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene. Sergeant Earl Vicknair with the Texas Highway Patrol was just passing through and drove upon the wreck. He assisted Trooper Donny Akers with investigation. Additionally, Troopers Nick Hatton and Kyle Daniel (also with the Highway Patrol) arrived to assist Akers. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt. The pickup occupants were checked at the scene. The driver of the pickup was cited for failure to yield right-of-way at an open intersection. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the pickup and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The 18 wheeler was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
LIVINGSTON, July 21, 2016 - Livingston Police Department received a phone call yesterday (07/20) from a person identifying the person in the video and his vehicle. After further investigation, detectives learned of the suspect who is identified as Travis Leeroy Clinard, 33, of Lumberton, is currently incarcerated in the Jasper County jail on aggravated robbery charges which is not related to this case. LPD has issued a warrant for his arrest for the offense of burglary of a coin operated machine. Clinard remains in custody in Jasper County at this time.
Original Crime Stoppers Alert Below
Travis Leeroy Clinard, 33, of Lumberton
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
The Livingston Police Department is currently investigating a burglary of a coin operated machine that occurred at the CHI St. Luke hospital on July 1, 2016. The suspect is captured on video driving a white possibly Hyundai Elantra with sun roof and a magnetic breast cancer awareness ribbon on the trunk lid. The suspect is a white male wearing blue jeans, camo ball cap, black sunglasses and dark colored shirt carrying a tool bag(possibly purple). The vending machine is owned by Vend Buffet of Lufkin and the suspect could possibly be an ex-employee.
If you have any information on this crime call Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP or Detective Leon Middleton at the Livingston Police Department at (936)327-3117. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward if the information provided leads to an arrest of the offender.
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust, CORRIGAN, July 19, 2016 - At approximately 10 pm on July 17, 2016, Officers Austin McCracken and Joseph Hood, with Corrigan Police Department were on patrol as a two man unit on US-59 North in Corrigan when Officer McCracken noticed a vehicle traveling north-bound on 59 with a defective license plate light...more
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
Eric Carlos Moyeda
Failure to register as a Sex Offender. Eric Moyeda has been absconded from Polk County since 2011. He was convicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and The Polk County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in finding this offender. Polk County Sheriff's Office
LIVINGSTON, July 14, 2016 - This morning at 10 am (July 14), local law enforcement including police departments from Livingston, Onalaska, Corrigan, Alabama Coushatta, Polk County Constables, Sheriff's Deputies, Texas Highway Patrol, EMS personnel, and fire departments from Livingston, Onalaska, Corrigan, South Polk County, Alabama Coushatta, and Goodrich conducted a procession in honor of the five Dallas area police officers who were murdered by an insane racist. I'm not gonna go into the events of that horrible night, but I'm just gonna say that I appreciate all of our first responders here in Polk County and in the world over. I want to particularly say that I appreciate our men and women in blue (blue is a symbolic color for all law enforcement) and the job that these guys do. I'm confident that almost 100 percent of the rest of our county feels the same way. I'm not gonna lie, everytime they have a thing like this, I get choked up. The sight of all these guys publicly carrying out this show of respect shakes me to my foundation. It always serves as a reminder that we live an a fantastic nation where rule of law holds it all together. It seriously bothers me that there's a segment of the American population that want to tear our nation down.
If you want to show support, let us know. We'll post it in our letters to the editor section. If there's anything else you'd like to say, you can do that to. email us: PCTLETTERS@GMAIL.COM
The following is a message from Ricky Taylor, Top Notch First Responder and All Around Good Guy:Please come out Thursday morning in Livingston with Police, Fire and EMS to honor the Dallas Police Department and DART officers. This tragic loss of 5 officers is the largest from one city since 9/11.
Please bring your flags and cameras to take pictures. The procession will be leaving from the Livingston Angelina Junior College campus at approximately 10 am Thursday morning July 14th. We will go down to Hwy 190 and turn east to the courthouse. From their we will continue up Washington street and end at the Sheriffs Department. The Procession will only be emergency vehicles.
We would like to encourage our citizens and business to line the streets in support. Please wear blue, ribbons, shirts or whatever you have.
Let's unite our communities, states and nations. God bless America
On July 3, 2016 Kevin Wayne Webb, 35 year old white male was reported missing to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Webb was last seen in the Indian Springs Subdivision on foot wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. If you have seen Kevin Webb, or have any information please contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 327-STOP.
Kevin Wayne Webb, 35 years of age
WEAR BLUE ON THURSDAY!
Please come out Thursday morning with Police, Fire and EMS to honor the Dallas Police Department and DART officers. This tragic loss of 5 officers is the largest from one city since 9/11. Please bring your flags and cameras to take pictures. The procession will be leaving from the Livingston Angelina College campus at approximately 10 am Thursday morning July 14th. We will go down to Hwy 190 and turn east to courthouse. From their we will continue up Washington street and end at the Sheriffs Department.
Please wear blue, ribbons shirts or whatever you have. Let's unite our communities, states and nations. God bless America
4 Vehicle Accident, 2 Flown Out, SODA, July 10, 2016 -At approximately 2:35 pm on July 9, 2016, a maroon 2001 Dodge pickup driven by, Diana Werth, 59, of Dallardsville, was west-bound on 190 East near Richardson Road. Werth was driving on the shoulder and suddenly pulled back into the west-bound lane...more
The War on Cops is driven by a BIG LIE and is almost constantly fed by a leftist media, educational institutions, Hollywood, and by leftist politicians like our president... It's a war that is not only destructive to our nation, but it's a senseless and unjustified war.
Stupid is as Stupid Does, LIVINGSTON, July 7, 2016 - If you're wanted by the police, if you have illegal weapons in your car, if you have a vehicle with expired registration, then it might be a good idea to NOT DO THINGS THAT WILL ATTRACT THE POLICE TO YOU. At approximately 6:40 am on July 7, 2016, a call came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report an incident of possible road rage...more
The Polk County Sheriffs Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating Hailey Talavera and Christina Timmons.
Both Hailey and Christina have active felony warrants and are being sought after. Hailey may have fled to Houston but Christina’s whereabouts are unknown.
If you may know the location of the subjects, contact Detective David Mitchell with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
When is the stupidness going to end? Over the weekend during the "Black Entertainment Awards" where rich, privileged actors get yet another moment in the sun, actor Jesse Williams (of Grey's Anatomy fame) took the time to completely politicize the event as he sought to further divide our nation and fan the flames of racism. I'm sick of this stupid crap. Losers like this whiney baby will never be satisfied. We can have a black president, black attorney general, black mayors of major cities, cities run almost entirely by black people (like Baltimore), we can have affirmative action that tilts the tables against others to favor black people and college admission quotas that actually lower test requirement scores for blacks and IT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH for a piece of crap like Jesse Williams and his disgusting ilk. After bending over backwards for years and years to satisfy the race baiters and whiney babies like this, if this is their attitude, I say STOP THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION etc. They're NEVER going to be happy and they're going to hate America NO MATTER WHAT.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Oh boy... Here we go again...
Local District Judge Allegedly Didn't Follow Protocol, Heard a DWI Case that She Was Allegedly a Witness to...
LIVINGSTON, June 28, 2016 - I've been very pleased with my AXIS double wall stainless steel insulated cup. AXIS cups are based right here in Livingston. I have family and friends that use YETI. We've had occasional run ins about which is better. I always stick by my AXIS cup that's about half the price of a YETI. AT ANY RATE, the Willster and I teamed up and put together a time lapse video over a 24 hour period to put the argument to rest once and for all. We took a YETI and an AXIS (30 ounce cups) filled each with ice and placed them side by side and used a GO PRO camera. The final results... NO DIFFERENCE. It's a tie! So if you just like spending twice as much money on something, get a YETI. But if you'd rather pay about half the price, and get it customized any way ya like it, and support your local economy, get an AXIS. Click here to visit the AXIS website!
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Time lapse video below (enjoy!)
TEN THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEXAS AUTO INSURANCE...
Most people who are in the process of buying Texas auto insurance may be unaware of what they are purchasing. However, understanding your policy and ensuring you are properly covered in the event of an accident is extremely important. If you are in an accident and lack certain types of coverage, it will be too late to recover funds needed for medical bills, lost income or repairs. Here are some things you need to know, both when choosing your policy and when dealing with your provider after an accident. 1. Don't assume that your insurance agent is your friend...
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Onalaska Police Departmentis seeking public assistance in identifying any of the subjects listed in the pictures below. If you or anyone you know may recognize any of the subjects listed in the pictures below, please contact the Onalaska Police Department at 936-646-5376. Click here to visit Onalaska Police Department online.
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CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
On June 17, 2016 the Livingston Police Department received a complaint from a local business in regards to criminal activity. Upon further investigation, the police department was able to collect evidence at the scene and obtain security videos of the suspects and their vehicle while at the business. The suspects and their vehicle (white Chevrolet Suburban) are listed in the photographs.
If you have any information on this crime you are asked to contact Detective Leon Middleton at the Livingston Police Department (936)327-3117 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP(7867) Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender.
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LIVINGSTON, June 21, 2016 - Our apologies. For the past day and a half, our internet has been down and we haven't been able to update the website. Something was down causing our internet to be disconnected. Technicians eventually resolved the problem and we're back up again. Thank you for your patience. - Editor
Obama, Hillary, and the usual leftist propaganda machine (called our national media) have seized on the opportunity to politicize the Orlando massacre and blame Christians, conservatives, guns, and Republicans for the massacre (rather than stating the obvious culprit: RADICAL MUSLIMS). Never mind that the guy stated to police why he was doing it (because he "pledged" to ISIS), no, they're still saying that they simply don't have a clue as to what the assailant's motive was. What is going on in the USA? The leftists (not progressives, there's nothing "progressive" about a leftist) are bastardizing common sense and logic as they continue to insult our intelligence, and dumb down our nation with false information, lies, half truths. One of the worst parts is that the leftists have infiltrated all levels of our institutions of education (from college on down to elementary schools). This infiltration of leftist indoctrination into our institutions of education paints a very bleak picture for our nation's future. -- Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
With ISIS plotting and planning the demise of Western Civilization (and running wild in Syria), Hillary Clinton is ready to increase the numberof Syrian refugees that Obama has allowed to come in to the USA, from 10,000 refugees, to 65,000 refugees...
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The Livingston Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident which occurred at a local business in the Livingston area. If you know the subject in the photographs or the vehicle please contact Livingston Police Department936-327-3117. (Reference LPD Case #16-05-05426).
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Willie P. Openshaw
MY SOAPBOX OF THE DAY...
LIVINGSTON, June 9, 2016 - Ya know, some people just refuse to be happy. You can give them the world and they'll choose to remain bitter, angry, and resentful towards others. They're like a stick in the mud. According to an online dictionary, a "Stick in the Mud" is: ... to be content to remain in an abject condition...(CLICK HERE FOR MORE)