In His Own Words... Officer Darren Wilson recounts his encounter with Michael Brown. If you're watching events unfold around our nation, I think this is a must read. (Click here). Editor's Note: It seems like the truth and facts about what happened are irrelevant to the demonstrators. I guess it doesn't matter that the officer had already been attacked, the officer knew that Brown was the robbery suspect, that Michael Brown, after assaulting Officer Wilson was charging at him again and Wilson feared for his life, and evidence clearly shows Brown was not shot in the back. That multiple testimonies against officer Wilson extremely inconsistent. I guess none of this matters, the demonstration will continue. Are we becoming a nation of idiots? - Willie P. Openshaw, Editor.
Bulldogs Fall in Playoffs... COLLEGE STATION, November 22, 2014 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs post season came to a sudden halt last night (11/21) when they played the Rogers Eagles at A&M Consolidated Stadium. The Eagles had a solid defense and nearly completely shut down the Bulldog running game while the Eagles also had a potent running game of their own. Story, pictures and highlight reel coming...
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Polk County District Attorney's Office issued a press release regarding Kevin Raymond Ivy and is seeking other possible information. CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE
Minor Rolls Vehicle Into Creek, LEGGETT, November 15, 2014 - Shortly after 3 pm a white Chevy Cobalt driven by a female Leggett minor was north-bound in the 360th block of Freeman road (a short distance from Leggett School) and apparently entered a curve too fast on the unpaved road. Her vehicle slid off the road and down into a dry creek coming to rest on its driver's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Chris Cain (Cain was assisted by Trooper Donny Akers). Fortunately, neither the driver nor her passenger were seriously injured. The driver was cited by Trooper Cain for unsafe speed. Her vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Text Book Performance... The Corrigan-Camden Bulldog defense held the Leon Cougars to 8 points as the Bulldog offense rolled up 38 points to win their first round of the playoffs. Story, pictures, and highlight reel coming...
16 Year Old Falls Asleep at the Wheel, SODA, November 11, 2014 - Shortly before 4 pm on November 11, 2014, a black Ford F-550 was east-bound of highway 190 east when, according to the driver, he fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle left the road to the right, struck a culvert and went airborne. His vehicle didn't roll, and came to rest in a drainage area on the right side of the east-bound side of 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Terry Valka with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Ashley McBride and Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, the driver and his 12 year old sister only had bumps and bruises and were basically okay. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the pickup and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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Bulldogs Finish Impressive Regular Season... The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs finished their regular season the same way they started it, with a lopsided victory as they pummeled Garrison Bulldogs 58 to 28 in Corrigan. Story, pictures and highlight reel coming...
Judge, 258th Judicial District E.L. "Ernie" McClendon (Rep) - 7,982 Joe D. Roth (Dem) - 2,284 Coundy Judge Sydney Brown Murphy (Rep) - 7,414 Keith Anderson (Ind) - 2,241 County Commissioner Pct. 2 Ronnie Vincent (Rep) - 1,634 Ricky Joe Black (Dem) - 297 Rick Andrews (Ind) - 339 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Sean R. Burks (Rep) - 818 Larry Whitworth (Dem) - 884
Be sure and see Deer Pics (Home Page), more pictures are coming in...
Occasionally we publish a website traffic report of PolkCountyToday.com for our readers. Below we've provided a hits report for the month of October 2014. So far this month PolkCountyToday.com has received over 480,000 total hits. The October report shows a day by day report of total hits with a summary of hits so far for this month.
The second report shows the total hits we've received so far this year (since January 1, 2014) with month by month totals. While we're easily averaging over 500,000 total hits per month, April saw a dip into under 400,000 total hits. In contrast, July - September surged to over 600,000 hits.
These website traffic reports are accurate reports provided by our website provider on demand.
The Livingston Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating Jackie Tyrell Johnson. Johnson is wanted on multiple felony offenses which include Burglary of Habitation in Livingston. On October 25, 2014 Johnson committed the offense and fled the scene driving a early model dark colored Chevrolet Camaro. It is unknown of his whereabouts but has multiple addresses which include Livingston, Cleveland and Humble. If you know the whereabouts of Jackie Tyrell Johnson you are asked to contact Detective Leon Middleton at the Livingston Police Department at 936-327-3117 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-7867 where you will remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to Johnson's arrest.
Jackie Tyrell Johnson
Jackie Tyrell Johnson
US-146 near Galloway Road
A Mess on 146... LIVINGSTON, October 27, 2014 - Shortly after 2 pm on October 27, 2014, the driver of a black Chevy pickup was pulling a trailer with a tractor north-bound on US-146. The trailer began whipping as the driver lost control. The trailer turned over spilling the tractor. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene, representatives from TXDot, and Trooper Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the accident. Traffic on the north-bound side was re-routed to share the south-bound lanes of traffic. LakeView Wrecker Service was summoned to clean up the mess.