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On November 25, 2013 the Polk County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division launched an investigation into a felony theft! The theft comes a third time in a week and occurred in the area of Bird Road and State Highway 146. During the commission of the crime the suspect(s) targeted fiber optic cable attached to utilities poles along 146 which resulted in a substantial loss to the victim! Times in which the crimes were committed vary from 7:00am this morning and later during the night on the prior two occasions! The Polk County Sheriffs Office is asking anyone who may have seen a vehicle in that area, anything out of the ordinary, or may have information which would aid investigators to the suspect or suspects to contact Detective Christopher Lima at 936-329-9027 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 327-STOP where you can remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward!
Guilty of Murder
A Polk County Jury finds Timothy Leggett guilty of the murder of Rhett Lathan...(click here for story)
Memorial Medical Center – Livingston Celebrates Radiologic Technology Week, LIVINGSTON, November 2, 2013 - They help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health. Radiologic Technologists specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography (CT), cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and general diagnostic radiology. Memorial Medical Center – Livingston recently recognized these technologists during National Radiologic Technology Week. Among those being recognized for their efforts are, (front, l to r) Amanda Colvin, Mammo; Mandi Stockton, Mammo; Emilio Ochoa, CT; Helen Crookes, Xray; Becky Dunn, Supervisor; Michael Timko, Director (back, l to r) Jason Minchew, CT; Jason Smitherman, Xray; April Snider, Clerk; Koury Snider, Nuc Med and Michael Smith, Surgery (Not pictured: Christina Boaen, CT; Derek Tooke, Xray; Jordan Loftin, CT; Craig Eaves, Xray; Tony Freese, MRI; Yazmanny Llanes, MRI; Chrissy Laviolette, CT; Angela Herchman, Xray; Joann Clafferty, Xray; Karen Cronk, US; Melissa Wright, US; Angelle Hannah, US; Dr Hai Dang, MD; Dr Richard Avery, DO and Dr William Avery, DO).
Pickup Rear Ends SUV...
LIVINGSTON, November 20, 2013 - Shortly before 10 pm on November 20, 2013, a silver GMC pickup was west-bound on US-190 west (in front of Walmart) when the driver apparently failed to notice an Isuzu Rodeo in front of him and slammed the Isuzu Rodeo from behind. Officer Dallas Early with Livingston Police Department was dispatched to the scene. Fortunately nobody was injured. The driver of the pickup was cited for failure to control speed. The pickup was towed by LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston. The SUV was driven from the scene.
Memorial Medical Center – Livingston Celebrates Perioperative Nurses
LIVINGSTON, November 21, 2013 - Maintaining a sterile environment in the operating room, monitoring the patient during surgery, and coordinating care throughout a patient’s surgery are just a few of the responsibilities of Perioperative (Peri-op) Nurses or Operating Nurses. Memorial Medical Center – Livingston recently recognized Peri-op Nurses, (front, l to r) Julie Smitherman,RN; Renna Tolbert-Ford,Surgery Director; Betty Ong-Musgrave, RN; Brenda O'Neil, Charge Nurse (back, l to r) Jennifer Lee, RN; Vicki Wall, RN; Kim Reynolds, RN; Emily Patschke,RN; Sheila Duff, RN and Paulette Brooks, RN, during National Perioperative Nurses Week. Peri-Op nurses are registered nurses who work in day surgery units, recovery units and the surgical department.
CRIME STOPPERS PAYS CA$H REWARDS!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a ranch barn located in the Corrigan area. On the night of November 18th , or early morning hours of November 19th unknown suspect (s) cut the lock off the front gate of the ranch, drove to the barn, and broke into a storage container. The suspect (s) took assorted power tools and a rod and reel. The suspect (s) also used the ranch owner’s RTV to transport the stolen property. If anyone has information concerning this case please call Detective Richard Delaney at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 936-327-6810, or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP.
Park Dedication Held in Corrigan...
The Corrigan City Park dedication was held last Friday. The park is located on MLK Street. Pictured are Chief of Police, Darrell Gibson; Council woman, Earlie Baldwin; Park Committee member, Bill Safford; Mayor Wayne Geeslin; City Manager, Darrian Hudman; Council Woman, Johnnie Brooks, Mayor Pro-Tem, Johnna Lowe; Park Committee member, Joe Walker; and Park Committee Member, Jonathan Clark. The city park sign was uncovered and dedicated. The park sign was recently donated at a city council meeting by Tanya and Mike Oliver, owners of The Print Shack in Lufkin. Plans are underway for construction and the securing of funding for the park.
Corrigan School Official Allegedly Breaks Back in Fall, TRINITY COUNTY, November 18, 2013 - Corrigan High School Assistant Princial, David Snyder reportedly fell from his deer stand on Saturday in Trinity County. According to sources, the deer stand is about 20 feet high. EMS personnel and volunteer firemen carried Snyder approximately 1 mile to the road where an ambulance was waiting. He was transported by Ambulance to Houston. Snyder reportedly has a broken back and a punctured aorta (the aorta is the largest artery in the body). Snyder is reportedly in critical condition in Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Memorial Health System of East Texas Recognizes Healthcare Quality Team
LUFKIN, November 15, 2013 - Healthcare quality professionals at Memorial Health System of East Texas recently joined those around the nation in celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week. The week highlighted the influence of healthcare quality professionals in achieving improved patient care outcomes and healthcare delivery systems. Memorial’s Healthcare Quality team includes, (front, l to r) Jackie Gordon, CNO at Memorial Medical Center-Livingston; Peggy Mortensen, COO for Memorial Health System of East Texas; Rhonda Stephenson, Quality Analyst-Lufkin; (back, l to r) Kristi Griffin, Quality Analyst-Livingston; Stacy Garcia, CNO at MMC-Lufkin; Anita Gottlieb, System Director for Quality and Darlene Williams, MMC-San Augustine Administrator.
Last fall, the students of Big Sandy Elementary set a goal to raise enough money to build a new playground. They did it! The students of Big Sandy raised $15,000 and were awarded a grant from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to match their amount earned of $15,000 for a grand total of $30,000!
Many members of the community have volunteered to help build our new playground this Saturday!
Maria Rangel (pictured) of Humble, blew a tire and opted to stay in the road on a very busy US-59 in Livingston.
If You Have a Blowout, Get Off the Dadgum Road (for safety's sake)...
LIVINGSTON, November 11, 2013 - Shortly after 12 noon on November 11, 2013, a white Chevy Suburban driven by Maria Rangel, 37, of Humble, was south-bound on US-59 when her front passenger's side tire had a blowout. Rather than pull off the road, she stopped in the passing lane a short distance from the FM-1988 W exit. An oncoming 18 wheeler was forced to swerve to avoid her but still ended up striking her vehicle and another vehicle (black Jeep Wrangler). The Jeep and the 18 wheeler pulled off the road, while Rangel opted to stay in the road. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Office Scott Paski with Livingston Police Department was dispatched to investigate. He was assisted by Officer Paul Benfer and Troopers Kevin Burman and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Maria Rangel was cited for stopping in the road and not pulling off to the side. Her vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service and will be stored in Livingston.
Ribbon Cutting... Boot Barn held their ribbon cutting on November 8, 2013. Boot Barn is owned and managed by Neil Rosenthal. Formerly Baskins. Boot Barn is the largest retailer of western wear and work clothes in the nation. They are expanding as many as 50 stores per year. Boot Barn offers a free Reward and Loyalty Program in which a customer can accumulate points everytime they make a purchase and use those points towards free merchandise. Those present for the ribbon cutting along with Rosenthal were friends, family, staff and Chamber Abassadors. Boot Barn is located at 620 Pan America Drive in Livingston. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. You may reach them at 936-327-2405 or visit their website at www.bootbarn.com.
Not Seeking the Office of District Judge: William Hon Makes it Clear, He Wants to Remain Polk County's Chief Prosecutor
Lee Hon Follows His Heart, LIVINGSTON, November 7, 2013 -With rumors (truthful rumors) swirling about regarding Polk County Criminal District Attorney, William Lee Hon being tapped by Governor Rick Perry to fill the vacancy for District Judge of the 258th District Court (the position previously held by Elizabeth Coker), Hon called a gathering on the evening of November 7, 2013 at the My Place Eatery in Livingston...more
Alert Residents Catch Thieves Red Handed, LIVINGSTON, November 7, 2013 -On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was able to clear up the theft of three flatbed trailers and one four wheeler due to quick action taken by a homeowner who caught two thieves in the act of taking his flatbed trailer. Deputies responded to the 4900 block of S.H. 59 North in reference to a theft in progress. The homeowners arrived home from shopping and found two subjects had hooked up their flatbed trailer to a pickup truck and backed it up to a shed...more
Former Onalaska Police Officer Sent to Federal Prison, HOUSTON, November 6, 2013 -Michael Mares, a former officer with the Onalaska Police Department, has been ordered to federal prison for providing firearms to a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Mares, 51, pleaded guilty, admitting he knowingly sold a firearm and various police items to a convicted felon who was planning a home invasion in which he and others planned on impersonating police officers...more
Minnesota Vikings' Tight End,Chase Ford(who played on Sunday) hails from our own Corrigan. It's pretty cool that one of Corrigan's sons plays in the NFL. He is the son of Chris and Charity (Ford) Moore of Corrigan. Congratulations to Chase, his family, and to Corrigan.
#86 Chase Ford helps Adrian Peterson over the goal line in the 4th quarter on Sunday in Dallas.
A black Chevy Z71 pickup was north-bound on US-146 and attempted to pass another north-bound vehicle but failed to yield right-of-way to a south-bound Toyota Camry. The two vehicles collided. Amazingly, nobody was seriously injured. Troopers Darwon Evans, Corporal Ramey Bass, and Sergeant Nita Bowen (all with the Texas Highway Patrol) were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the pickup was cited for passing when unsafe. The car was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The pickup was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
A black Ford F-250 pickup was north-bound on US-59 in the Moscow area when the truck went through a patch of water causing the truck to hydroplane. The vehicle left the pavement to the right at Fargo Road and struck a curb causing the truck to roll. The pickup came to rest on the driver's side. The driver wasn't injured. Officer Jerry Grissom with Corrigan PD was driving home from work and came upon the accident. Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched. The driver was cited by Cain for unsafe speed. The pickup was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service and will be stored in Corrigan.
DEER PICS! We received our first one and it's posted on our Deer Pics Page! If you shoot a deer (or other wild game) this season, send us a pic! EVERYBODY likes to look at the deer pics. It's your chance to let everyone see your trophy!
Bulldogs Continue to Dominate, Trounce Groveton, GROVETON, October 25, 2013 -Coach Seven Armstrong's Corrigan Camden Bulldogs are continuing their domination of their 2A district by beating the Groveton Indians on the Indians' own field. The Dogs got off to a slow start allowing the Indians to score 2 touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 14 to 0 lead. That's where the Bulldogs drew the line...more