COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2020 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Cost-Share Program. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks.
Funds provided by USDA Forest Service-Region 8 and Forest Health Protection can assist landowners with conducting first thin operations in overly dense, pulpwood sized pine stands in 21 East Texas counties.
“Our goal through this program is to reduce the potential for SPB attacks on our forests while simultaneously increasing tree growth and vigor,” said Shane Harrington, Texas A&M Forest Service Program Leader.
Since the inception of the SPB Prevention Program, over 100,000 acres have been treated throughout East Texas.
“This program has a successful history of assisting forest landowners by reducing their potential for hosting future SPB attacks as well as increasing overall forest health and resiliency, which is what sound forest management is about,” said Harrington.
Eligible landowners may receive up to $50 per acre, with a 100 acre maximum, to assist in conducting first thin operations. The forested property must meet the set criteria and be located within one of the 21 priority counties which include: Angelina, Cass, Cherokee, Hardin, Harrison, Houston, Jasper, Liberty, Marion, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler and Walker.
Applications are due by November 1, 2020 and can be submitted through local Texas A&M Forest Service offices for the eligible counties. Additionally, all approved thinning projects must be completed within 12 months of the approval date
For program criteria, requirements and an application, interested landowners can visit http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/SPB or contact their local Texas A&M Forest Service office.
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Land Deed Transactions
- Jose Gonzales and Miriam Gonzales to Jose Luis Camacho Pineda and Ma. Guadalupe Jaimes Vega; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Betty Edwards to Deanna McDearmont and Scott McDearmont; tract in the Jose Ybarbo survey
- Deborah Taylor and June Mynell Washington; tract in the Benjamin Anderson survey
- Cylinda J. Smith and Michael J. Smith to Leigh Anne Maxwell and Mackey Don Maxwell; tract in the A. France survey
- Fay Dean Moore, also known as Faye Dean Moore, to Antionette Moore; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Linda Darlene Jackson to Eric Wayne Jackson; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Destiny Simmons and William L Simmons to Leydi Medrano de Sanchez and Ricardo Sanchez; tract in the Benjamin survey
- A & B Properties LLC to Christa Teer; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Ryan Thomas Wilson and Brianna Michelle McCoy
- Tanner Grant Hughes and Shelby Rae Sisson
- Robert Henk van Gerwen and Cami Deanne Moore
- Kaleb Christopher Kaslon and Vanessa Gonzalez
- Shena Shae McDill and Ladonna Mae Hooker
- Nisar Sye Shakeel Razvi and Farha Afreen Fnu Amtul
- Aaron Jonathan Newsom and Ali K.Trollinger
- Michael Wayne Davis and Lisa Donell Lutrick
- Colby Lee Childs and Paiten Nicole Ligon
- Dakota Laine Emerson and Ashlen Dolores Walton
- Hunter Ray Williams and Maison Elizabeth Price
- Blake Oliver Kizer and Patricia Carolyn Hathcote
- Kevin Brian Berry and Kala Renae Anders
- Cody Robert Nixon and Miranda Dawn Bassham
- Jimmie Pierce Allred III and Rhandi Jo Harmon
- William Shawn Bloyed and Sarah Nichole Sheer
- Dillon Wayne Henegar and Devan Alexandria Olinger
- Charles Leroy Plunkett and Evola Jerene Crawford
- Danny Joe Barron Sosa and Aracely Flores
- Michael Leon Bell and Bettie Jo Young
By Mario Villarino
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has released its recommendations for the month of September. Above all, sustaining adequate moisture in the garden and landscape should be priority #1 for late summer and fall.
The agency recommends watering trees and shrubs by giving them at least one inch of water per week, delivered slowly, around the plants as far out as the “dripline” extends.
Rejuvenate heat-stressed geraniums and begonias for the fall season by lightly pruning, fertilizing, and watering. The agency recommends against allowing plants with green fruit or berries to suffer from lack of moisture. Hollies, for example, will frequently drop their fruit under drought conditions.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension recommended pruning out dead or diseased wood from trees and shrubs and hold off on major pruning until midwinter. Pruning now may stimulate tender growth prior to frost, according to the agency.
Divide spring-flowering perennials such as irises, Shasta daisies, gaillardias, cannas, day lilies, violets, liriope, and ajuga. Reset divisions into well prepared soil with generous amounts of organic material worked into the top 8 to 10 inches and water in thoroughly. Prepare the beds for spring-flowering bulbs as soon as possible. It is important to cultivate the soil and add generous amounts of organic matter to improve the water drainage.
Bulbs will rot without proper drainage. Plantings at this time can provide landscape color for three seasons in central, east, and south Texas. Annuals set out early enough will bloom as soon as Thanksgiving, and frequently last until Memorial Day. Annuals that should soon be available in nurseries and garden shops include petunias, calendulas, pansies, snapdragons, stock, sweet peas, and violas (from seed).
Christmas cactus can be made to flower by supplying 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness and cool nights (55 degrees) for a month, starting in mid-October. AgriLife Extension recommends keeping plants on the dry side for a month prior to treatment.
The agency advises to replenish mulches around trees and shrubs. Start cool-season vegetables, such as mustard, lettuce, arugula, broccoli, carrots, and turnips, from seed in well prepared beds. Harvest okra, peppers, squash, and other vegetables often to encourage production.
For more information on this or any other agricultural topics please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 or email Mario Villarino at [email protected].
The Hopkins County clearance rate for all offenses recorded Jan. 1-June 30, 2020 by sheriff’s officers was 94.87 percent, which includes the 9 major offense reporting categories, crimes against children, drug and other offenses.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office typically provides data regarding the nine major crime reporting categories, as do most departments. However, this year, in addition to the traditional statistics, information was also provided about other offense categories to provide a more complete picture of crime reported to and cases worked by HCSO.
9 Major Reporting Categories
The HCSO clearance rate for the nine major offense reporting categories was 88.23 percent during the first 6 months of 2020, despite an overall increase in the nine major offense reporting categories. Offenses increased in 5 categories, declined in 1 category and was unchanged in three offense categories. the overall total was still the third lowest in 20 years.
Twenty-two more offenses were reported in the 9 traditional reporting categories during the first 6 months of 2020 than the 20-year record low of 47 offenses reported Jan. 1-June 30, 2019. That’s just three more offenses reported from Jan. 1-June 30, 2020, than the 66 offenses reported for the same period in 2018.
The 69 cases reported in the first half of 2020 is still less than a third of the record high of 214 offenses reported during the first six months of 2001, 6-months in which only 132 cases were cleared (61.58 percent). In only one other year were there more than 200 offenses in the 9 categories, 204 in 2004, a year in which only 116 cases (56.86 percent) were cleared. The offense total in the 9 major crime reporting categories has only risen over 100 twice since 2010: 105 offenses in 2011 and 102 offenses in 2015.
Overall, 62 of the 69 offenses recorded by HCSO were cleared. That’s the first time in five years the Jan.1-June 30 clearance rate has been less than 90 percent. The clearance rate has remained above 80 percent since 2012, a year in which 98 cases were reported and 81 cases were cleared.
“When it looks like offenses are down and clearance rates are up, it’s because officers are working twice as hard to keep the numbers down,” Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum said.
Tatum and HCSO Chief Deputy Corley Weatherford attributed the low crime rate in the 9 major reporting categories and high clearance rates to the deputies’ commitment and diligence to “proactive policing” to keep the county and its citizens protected. The deputies’ presence while patrolling in all areas of the county, stopping people when they see infractions, making contact with individuals and residents, serves as a deterrent for some criminal activity.
Tatum commended the proactive work of the deputies as well as the other county employees and citizens. Even precinct workers and mail carriers are alert, calling in if they drive up on or see something potentially suspicious. Jail staff remain alert.
Citizens also play a role. They assist HCSO by keeping an eye out for their neighbors, reporting activity that appears suspicious, and getting license plate numbers and other vehicle descriptions when a vehicle is involved, sheriff noted.
“We want them to continue to do that. It takes everybody working together,” Tatum said. “There are not enough of us to do it by ourselves. The citizens in the community do their part and help out. Everybody helps out.”
Proactive policing has made a huge difference in over the last 10 years in reducing the number of burglaries and thefts reported in Hopkins County, according to the HCSO officials,
Burglaries have continued to drop significantly over the last 20 years, to the point the 2020 total is only about 1/10th the total reported during the first 6 months of 2001. HCSO reported 68 burglaries in 2001, almost as many burglaries as the total for all 9 categories in 2020.. The 6-month burglary total has remained below 50 since 2003. During the first half of each year since 2007, there have been less than 40 burglaries. For 5 years, there have been less than 20 burglary cases recorded by HCSO during the first half of the year. A new Jan. 1-June 30 record low of 7 burglary cases was set in 2020, down two from the previous record low set in 2019. Of the 7 cases 6 were cleared, for an overall burglary clearance rate of 85.71 during the first half of 2020.
From Jan. 1 to June 30 of 2020, HCSO made reports for 17 thefts, 12 of which were cleared (70.58 percent). While that’s nearly twice the record low of 9 theft or larceny cases reported by HCSO during the first half 2019, the 17 thefts reported in 2020 is still 75 percent less than the 68 reported in 2001 and the 20-year record high of 70 thefts reported in 2004.
Two murders were reported and two cleared during the first half of 2020, the same as in 2018. This is another category that typically has few if any offenses recorded. Only during the first half of 2004, 2009 and 2011 were any murders recorded, and only one in each.
Three sexual assaults were reported during the first half of 2020, but one attempted sexual assault report was determined to be unfounded, reducing the total two. That’s up from 2019, when only one sexual assault was reported to sheriff’s officers. This is another category that typically has few, if any cases. The most sexual assaults reported during the first half of the year was 6 in 2005, and repeated in 2008, 2011 and 2018. There were 3 sexual assaults reported in 2009; two each in 2003, 2013, and 2017; and one sexual assault report made in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2019. These cases do not include offenses in which the alleged victim is a child. The 2020 clearance rate for this category, as well as all categories involving violent crimes against people, was 100 percent.
There were 20 simple assaults reported during the first half of 2020, the same as in 2015 and five more than in 2019. That’s still only about one-third of the record high of 58 simple assault offenses recorded in 2001. This category didn’t drop below 50 until 2005, but has remained below 30 since 2011.
Nine aggravated assaults were reported during the first half of 2020, the same as in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019. The least number of aggravated assaults was one in 2010. In only two of the last 20 years have more than 20 aggravated assaults been reported during the first half of the year: 27 in 2004 and the record high of 30 in 2008.
There were no robberies and no arson cases in 2020. Rarely are any offenses recorded in either category. In only five of the last 20 years have any arson cases been reported during the first 6 months of the year: three in 2003; two each in 2012, 2015 and 2018; and one arson case in 2016. Only six times since 2001 have any robberies been reported for Hopkins County during the half of the year, and none in the last 6 years: two robberies in 2011 and one robbery each in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2014.
HCSO made 12 unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (vehicle theft) offense reports, and cleared 10 UUMV cases in 2020, for an overall clearance rate of 83.33 percent. That’s 8 more UUMV cases recorded in 2020 than the first half of 2019, when the 20-year low was set, but still 4 less than the record high of 16 UUMV cases reported in 2008.
The unauthorized use of motor vehicle category includes all stolen vehicle reports made by deputies, but does not necessarily mean the auto was stolen from Hopkins County. An UUMV report would also be made for vehicles stolen from another county that were recovered in Hopkins County during a traffic stop or other interaction with the driver. For instance, a Hunt County investigator working near the Hunt-Hopkins County line on more than one occasion has received confirmation from a license plate reader that a vehicle traveling west on I-30 was stolen for another county. He radioed officials in Hopkins County, where the vehicle is stopped and recovered, and an arrest is made. An UUMV report would be made in Hopkins County, where an unauthorized person was caught in the stolen vehicle.
While those 9 offense categories are the most reported offenses, they are by no means a complete picture of HCSO’s total case load. In fact, they only account for about 30 percent of the overall offense reports taken by HCSO officers during the first half of 2020.
“It’s important to let people know what’s going on in Hopkins County,” Tatum said. “These categories don’t include child pornography or other crimes against children or drug cases.”
In an effort to provide a more complete report, HCSO is providing information about other reportable offenses from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2020, with the exception of DWI, which are recorded differently.
Overall, HCSO made 234 case reports and cleared 222 of those cases from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2020, for an overall clearance rate of 94.87 percent for Hopkins County. (This includes only offenses reported to HCSO, but does not include offenses for cities that have their own police department and are required annually to report case information to the state.)
Of the 234 offenses recorded by HCSO officers, 23 offenses (almost 10 percent) were for crimes against children: five indecency with a child cases, five sexual assault of a child cases, two sexual performance by a child cases, six possession or promotion of child pornography cases, four abandoning or endangering a child-criminal negligence cases and one online solicitation of a minor case. Of those cases, one indecency case was determined to be unfounded. The clearance rate for this category was 100 percent.
Tatum said some of these cases have increased since 2014 due mostly to the specialized training Weatherford received and specialized lab which helps detect certain online offenses as well as with the forensic investigation of devices when certain crimes such as online pornography or solicitation offenses are alleged.
Hopkins County also made 88 controlled substance, marijuana, drug and other related offense reports during the first 6 months of 2020. That’s nearly 38 percent of all offense reports made from Jan. 1-June 30, 2020, according to the HCSO data. There were 79 possession of a controlled substance cases, three manufacture or delivery of controlled substance cases, four possession of marijuana cases, two possession of dangerous drug cases and four tampering with evidence cases.
Five burglary of a motor vehicle offenses were reported, but only two of those cases were cleared. All four of the evading arrest or detention cases reported during the first half of 2020 were cleared.
Categories with three offense reports each included criminal mischief, failure to register as a sex offender or failure to comply with terms of sex offender registration, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. All of these cases, except for one criminal mischief case, were cleared.
Offense categories in which HCSO officers made 1-2 case reports each included criminal instrument, criminal trespass, deadly conduct, drug test falsification/classification, false report, forgery, harassment, interference with duties, obstruction/retaliation, repeated violation, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon
The Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
There’s only one day of candidate filing left for a spot on school trustees and Cumby City Council elections. Candidate filing for a spot on Nov. 3 rural school board election ballots has been light in most cases.
Filing ends at the conclusion of the business day Monday, Aug. 17, for candidacy in Cumby, Miller Grove, North Hopkins, Saltillo and Sulphur Bluff school district elections. The City of Cumby is also accepting candidate applications for two seats on the council and selection of a mayor.
At Cumby ISD, candidate applications for two seats on the school board are available in the Administration Offices through the close of business on Aug. 17.
Currently, Marsha Krotky and Kenny Campbell are serving in those seats on the board.
The trustees seats are at-large and for a full 3-year term. On Friday afternoon the district had received only one completed application, from an incumbent.
Cumby ISD trustees in April postponed the Cumby ISD bond election until November, and recently canceled the bond election due to current circumstances.
Miller Grove ISD
Miller Grove ISD has four seats on the school board up for election this year. Those seats are currently held by Clark May, John Wilbur, Doug Hall, Eric Mabe.
All four seats are for a full 4-year term and members are elected at-large.
Applications are available in the High School office. Applications must be notarized and returned no later than the close of business on Monday, Aug. 17. The district had received several application, including from at least one incumbent, officials reported.
North Hopkins ISD
Candidate filing for two seats on North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees will be conducted through the close of business on Monday, Aug. 17, in NHISD Administration Building.
Currently, those seats are held by David James and Brian Lewis. The election is for two full term on the board. They are at-large; if more than two candidates file, the two candidates receiving the most votes will win the seats on the school board.
Candidate applications for Saltillo ISD Board of Trustees election are available during regular business hours Aug. 17 in he school office.
Up for election are Place 1, Place 3 and Place 5 on the school board. The places are for 4-year terms. Currently serving in those seats are Marks Sustaire, Place 1; Chad Neal, Place 3; and Randy Johnson, Place 5.
Declaration of write-in candidacy must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 21, and should a candidate choose to withdraw from the election, a certificate of withdrawal must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 24.
To be eligible to file candidacy in the Saltillo ISD school board election, the applicant must be 18 years old; have been a Texas resident since Aug. 20, 2019, and a Saltillo ISD resident since Feb. 21, 2020; and be a registered voter prior to the Nov. 3 election..
Sulphur Bluff ISD
Candidates filing for a spot on the Nov. 3 Sulphur Bluff Independent School District Board of Trustees Election ballot will continue through the close of business on Monday, Aug. 17. Applications are available in the school office.
There will be four at-large 4-year term seats on the Nov. 3 SBISD school board ballot.
Cumby City Council
Candidate filing for Alderman Places 1, Alderman 2 and mayor on Cumby City Council also ends on Aug. 17 at the city building.
The City of Cumby had called for a special election in May in April to fill the open seats on the council. However, state election officials contacted city officials in April regarding the Cumby special election. All candidates for Places 1 and 2 in the May 2 election were contacted in April, and all agreed due to the COVID-19 situation postponing the election until November was best for all. Because the Cumby City Council election was a special election, it had to be canceled in April instead of postponed.
The council on June 9 again called for a Special Election on Nov. 3 to fill the 2 alderman seats and to select a mayor.
Cumby Mayor Doug Simmerman at the Aug. 11 council meeting encouraged interested residents to turn in a completed candidate application by the close of business Monday, to generate “good healthy contested races” in the Nov. 3 Cumby City Council Election.
Applications for Marriage Licenses
(filed July 6-Aug. 6, 2020)
- Stephanie Leigh Dupree and Mark Andrew Patterson
- Fernando Jimenez Huerta to Angela Azenete DeJesus
- Ernest Lee Ponder and Joanna Lynn Fouse
- Keenan Marcello Miller and Brooke T. Thomas Williams
- Dakota Griffin Graham and Rebecca Blake Carroll
- Elmer Steven Moreno and Leydie Stephanie Franco
- Randy Alan Palmer and Sarah Michelle Smith
- Scott Lee Belle and Delores Annette Clark
- John Oud and Brikale Jewel Grant
- Angel Alberto Gonzalez and Maria Theresa Preciado
- Francisco Manuel Valezaco and Marcella Lee Delgado
- Benjamin Blayke Pegues and Angela Grace Baxley
- Dustin Wade Allen and Taylur Alexis R. Hubbard
- John Vernon Strait and Veronica Marie Mason
- Shawn Dale Faris and Terra Ann Myers
- Tyler Christian Haney and Allison Marie James
- Eric Paul Ditto and Jenna Machelle Morrison
- Steven Lee Futch and Shelley Carol Rucker
- Ryan McKenzie Pullen and Cara Glory Ford
- Mike Lageschaar and Sarah Victoria Hawbaker
- Robert Gerald Weems and Ruth Ann Lewis
- Oscar L. Hidalgo Hidalgo and Liliana Sanchez Hernandez
- Erik Abrego Osornio and Diana Laura Ordaz Soriano
Land Deed Transactions
- Charles R. Askins Jr. and Sheila Askins to Jonathan Brent Askins; tract in the Samuel Smith survey
- Hollis Lee Cox and Janet Cox to Alice Mae Richey and David Rojo; tract in the JT Redding survey
- Robert Blackwell and Stephanie Blackwell to Herlinda Silva; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Caleb James Mitchell and Kyla Mitchell to Guild Mortgage Company, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.; tract in the E.Melton survey
- June White to Judson White; tract in the Helena Nelson survey
- Wayne Cooper to Charles Keith Shurtleff; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Leonardo Alvarez Torres, Graciela Elizalde Rodriguez also known as Graciela Elizalde Torres to Gregg Wright; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Cornerstone Family Homes Inc. to 100 MPH + Property Management LLC; tract in the Jose Ybarbo survey
- Norris English to Kindell L. Frazelle and Joshua Frazelle; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Everett Jennings to Jameison C. Hawkins; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Diana Lynn Williamson to Diana L. Williamson, trustee for the Diana L. Williamson Living Trust; tract in the Ira Stephenson survey
- Josephine Cabreros and Raul A. Buentello Sr. to Josephine Cabreros Living Trust; tract in the John Clark survey
- Josephine Cabreros and Raul A. Buentello Jr. to Josephine Cabreros Living Trust; tract in the John Clark survey
- XR4 Innovations LLC, James M. Jordan and Shane J. Larue to Michael Ross and Nichole Ross; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Jery McGee to Michael David Stern; tract in the Franklin Marrs survey
- Truman Wilkerson and Clydene Wilkerson to SPNR Equities Corp; tract in the J. Ybarbo survey
- John Heilman to Jana Dodd; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Brian Shurtleff and Ricki Shurtleff to Steven Michael Daehn II and Baylee Payge Daehn; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- High Point Estates to John Mark Meadows and Kaytlin Ford Meadows; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Jerry McGee to Michael David Stern; tract in the Franklin Morrs survey
- Kelly Jack Broyles and Lynda Gayle Broyles to Bryan Richardson Barnes and Kimberlee Anne Barnes; tract in the Wm Moore survey
- Johnny M. Wetzel and Judy K. Wetzel to Roy Wetzel and Deborah Wetzel; tract in the Wm M. Coker survey
- Ronny Hugh Stinson and Beverly June Stinson to Kevin Dunnihoo and Tammie Dunnihoo; tract in the George C. Roberts survey
- Coy Johnson to Wayne W. Wible Jr. and Kimberly S. Wible; tract in the Jason Clark survey
- Gregory Randall Anglin and Courtney Anglin to Steven Allen Andrew and Brandie L. Andrews; tract in the John V. Downing survey
- Hayley K. McKinney who is also known as Haley S. Brock and Ada McKinney to Oscar Alejandro Martinez-Mejia and Rebekah Elizabeth Martinez-Mejia; tract in the Elizabeth Melton survey
- Christopher J. Stephens and Robin H. Stephens to Bulkley Properties LLC; Jose Ybarbo survey
- Gabriel Reese Hurley and Tonya Hurley to Michael J. Beacom and Kari M. Beacom; tract in the John G. Procello survey
- Antoon AAG Jacobs, who is also known as Jose Jacobs, and Johanna JHC Jacobs to Paul Jacobs and Lauren M. Jacobs; tract in the James Gahagan survey
- Glade Creek Partners to Cindia Selena Hernandez
- Rosemary Nash to Donna Nash Dempsey, Briana Nicole Walker, Ashley Danielle Walker; tract in the
- James Ronald Peek and Margie Lynn Peek to Suzette Jenkins and Vickie Lynn Felipe; tract in the Hayden Arnold survey
- Steven Lloyd Jarvis and Lynn Celeste Jarvis to Bennett K. Gardner and Beverlea S. Gardner; tract in the Jonas Haile survey
- Logan Caddell and Brandi Caddell to Steven McKinney and Hayley McKinney; tract in the Wm H. Moses survey
- Kelly Jack Broyles and Lynda Gayle Broyles to Richard Anthony Walsh and Mary Elizabeth Walsh; tract in the WM Moore survey
- Mark D. Hill and Jennifer Hill to Troy Lopez and Kristi Lopez; tract in the Nacogdoches University survey
- Cindy Dodd to Ramon Corona and Marlen Corona; tract in the F. Carroll survey
- William Dean and Lindsay Dean to Rickey Dean Steele and Mary Ellen Steele; tract in the J. Kinney survey
- Cody Talley and Kandy Talley to Deborah Hudson; tract in the HD Parsons sruvey
- Robert Brown and Amanda Brown to Robert VanWinkle Jr. and Joyce VanWinkle; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Becca L. Stout and Justin Stout to Betty Jo Laplume; tract in the
- Betty R. Clegg to Neil Tate Price and Kobie Renea Price; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
Candidates can now file for a place on 5 rural school board election ballots this fall. The filing period began July 18 and will continue through Aug. 17. Cumby, Miller Grove, North Hopkins, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff and Yantis school districts are all scheduled to hold school board elections on Nov. 3.
At Cumby ISD, candidate applications are available for two seats on the school board in the Administration Offices from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17. Currently, Marsha Krotky and Kenny Campbell are serving in those seats on the board. The trustees seats are at-large and for a full 3-year term.
Miller Grove ISD
Miller Grove ISD has four seats on the school board up for election this year. Those seats are currently held by Clark May, John Wilbur, Doug Hall, Eric Mabe. Applications are available from 8 to 4 p.m. weekdays in the High School office. Applications must be notarized and returned no later than the close of business on Aug. 17. All four seats are for a full 4-year term and members are elected at-large.
North Hopkins ISD
Candidate filing for two seats on North Hopkins ISD school board will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17 in NHISD Administration Building. Currently, those seats are held by David James and Brian Lewis. The seats are at-large for a full term on the board.
Candidate applications for Saltillo ISD Board of Trustees election are available during regular business hours through 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the school office. Up for election are Place 1, Place 3 and Place 5 on the school board. The places are for 4-year terms. Currently serving in those seats are Marks Sustaire, Place 1; Chad Neal, Place 3; and Randy Johnson, Place 5. Declaration of write-in candidacy must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 21, and should a candidate choose to withdraw from the election, a certificate of withdrawal must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 24.
To be eligible to file candidacy in the Saltillo ISD school board election, the applicant must be 18 years old; have been a Texas resident since Aug. 20, 2019 and a Saltillo ISD resident since Feb. 21, 2020; and be a registered voter prior to the Nov. 3 election. The candidate receiving the most votes in the Nov. 3 election will win that place on the board.
Sulphur Bluff ISD
Candidates may file for a spot on the Nov. 3 Sulphur Bluff ISD Board of Trustees election ballot Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 17. Applications are available in the school office. There will be four at-large 4-year term seats on the ballot.
Yantis ISD was scheduled to hold an election on May 2, but that, like many things was affected by COVID-19. Yantis ISD Board of Trustees in a special meeting March 30 officially postponed the May 2 trustees election until Nov. 3. That was just ahead of the Secretary of State Elections Officer’s email notifying local election officials that the May 2 elections should be postponed due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring people to remain at home unless at an essential job or essential tasks such as grocery shopping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
When filing closed in February, incumbents Jennifer McKeever and Melissa Stephens were challenged by Teresa Starrett and Jennifer Larkin for their seats on the school board.
Sulphur Springs ISD
SSISD Board of Trustees‘ May 2 election was cancelled at the March board meeting, ahead of the COVID-19 changes to planned elections. The incumbents were the only candidates to file for the May 2020 election. Because they were unopposed for the two seats, the election was not necessary.
Como-Pickton CISD Board of Trustees will also not be conducting a school board election. CPCISD traditionally holds elections in May during odd numbered years only. Como-Pickton isn’t scheduled to have another board of trustees election until Saturday, May 1, 2021. The first day to file an application will be Jan. 13, 2021.
Applications for Marriage Licenses
June 12-July 1, 2020
- Donald Allen Richardson and Shirley Ann Schlarb
- Mitchell Wayne Ortiz and Christine Adelia Gladney
- Morris Frank Loeffler and Aundrea Cathleen Clark
- Michael Allen White and Cynthia Carol Whatley
- Daniel Blaine Gregg and Somer Rae Gregory
- Conner Seth Moreno and Tuzdey Shaye Davis
- Medellin Fabiola Castro and Carlos Briones Rodriguez
- Nicolas Ramirez Martinez and Pamela Gail Daniels
- Price Orwosky and Madison Leigh Holmes
- Melvin Jerome Jackson and Marsha Evonne Jackson
- Jimmy Cole Daniel and Magan Allyssa Smith
- Austin David Read and Megan Nichole Burgess
- Chase Lee Richey and Courtney Lynn Ogle
- Payton Randall Turner and Josey Lynn Wetzel
- Mark Franklin Shepherd and Mollye Malone Lay
- Jesse Steele Caulder and Rebecca Cheyenne Seeley
- Trevor Lynn Agee and Audrey Lee Lutz
- David R. Tipps and Jessica Beth Clayburn
- Patrick David Jones and Jo Anna Lesly
- Steve T. Bindeman to Johnathan Moore and Sharon Taylor; tract in the William Gregg survey
- Jeff Redding to Triad Learning System; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Tommy Neal and Linda Neal to Tan Tho Vo and Thi Nguyet Kieu Tran; tract in the Levi Landers survey
- Grace Evelyn Moncreif Teel to Marion M. Teel and Diana Irene Teel; tract in the M. Ballanova survey
- Bob Paul Wilson to Wilma Bernice Crumpley
- Brenda Gafford, independent executor for the Bobby Carl Gafford Estate, to Brenda Gafford
- Walter Krecek and Sheila Krecek to Christine Krecek Nolen and Jonathan Wendell Nolen; tract in the Jonas Haile survey
- Jerry W. Steward to Jo Beth Stewart; tract in the WM Shaw survey
- Michael E. Eppars to Timothy Krause and Jorja Krause; tract in the John Bryan survey
- Teresa Ragan and Miguel A. Rodriguez to James Gitundu; tract in the Willis Chambers survey
- Jo Beth Stewart to Stephanie Nail; tract in the WM Shaw survey
- Sandra Hocking, independent executor for the Kenneth E. Pescod Estate, to Sandra Hocking; tract in the John Polk survey
- Frederick Witzell to Antonio H. Guardiola; tract in the RC Greaves survey
- Benjamin John Scantlen and K Scantlen to Lexi Schepp; tract in the Joe Y’Barbo survey
- B Miller and V Miller to Joshua Douglas Snyder and Chanel Nicole Beauchamp; tract in the Smith Addition
- John R. Buchanan, Patricia G. Buchanan, Susie Farmer Buchanan and Louis Buchanan to Oscar Delcastillo and Ana Quintero; tract in the Lovick P. Dikes survey
- Bruce Bailey and Gay Bailey to Matthew S. Oneal and Charlotte Louise Web; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Tyler South and Tressie South to Chad M. Brazell and Melanie D. Brazell; tract in the F. Connor survey
- Maria Teresa Santillan to Maria Guadalupe Avila, Sandra Teresa Palma, Juan Joel Santillan and Ana Elizabet Jones
- Interiano Kevin and Sherry Interiano to Walter Sigfredo Interiano
- Travis Taylor and Briana Taylor to Stanas Mulberry Series LLC, 1829 FM 275 S Series ADA; tract in the Smith R. Cherry survey
- Mary Pruett Loomis and Rickey Loomis to David T. Ferguson and Patricia S. Ferguson; tract in Mockingbird Hill Estates
- Arnold Goldmsmith to Dusty Goldsmith, Sherry Hoppock, Dale Goldsmith and Dustin Goldsmith; tract in the Haynes Crabtree survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Jose Carl Cuarenta Zavala and Rojo Yadira Ugalde
- Christopher Raydon Dial and Hayley Nichole Herring
- William Arthur Levey and Peggy Lanell Basham
- Jerry Wayne Hosch and Betty Louise Flores
- Oscar Aguilar and Remedios Tapia Castro
- William Robert Baxter and Megan Nicole Vaughan
Land Deed Transactions
- Michael J. Clem and Debra Ann Clem to Alan Screws and Kim Screws; tract in the Elizabeth Melton survey
- Matthew Rosamond and Nichole Rosamond to Jordan Lennon and Natalie Lennon; tract in the Jose Ybarbo survey
- David O. Gilmore and Angela Gilmore to Kacy Lynn Rulison; tract in the William Clapp survey
- Catherine Denise Ward known as Catherine Stroud to Michael L. Gall; tract in the Mary Lee survey
- Glen Burns and Alice Burns to William C. Krueger and Janice H. Krueger; tract in the Wm Lewis survey
- Barbara Berry Starr to William C. Krueger and Janice H. Krueger; tract in the Wm Lewis survey
- Robert Wayne Berry to William C. Krueger and Janice H. Krueger; tract in the Wm Lewis survey
- Gary Mills, Sandra Nowlin POA, to Sandra Nowlin trustee for The Mills Family Trust; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- TTTT Limited to John A. Glud Living Trust and Cecelia D. Glud Living Trust; tract in Country Club Estates
- Coy Johnson to Jay Wible; tract in the Jason Clark survey
- Joe Vicars to Lewis Craig Swindler also known as Craig Swindler Sr.; tract in the J. Ybarbo survey
- S. Godbolt and Cory Young to SM Family Holdings LLC; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Gary Gene Barnett, Terry Jeanine Williams and Jerry Lee Barnett to Cary E. Barnett and Kathy M. Barnett; tract in the Richard Tankersley survey
- Cherie S. Johansen to Keith A. Johansen
- Adam Hostetler and Megan Hostetler to 3310 LLC; tract in the WB Stout survey
- Clint Traylor to Lola J. House; tract in the Watson Addition
- Billy Hatley, Maria Hatley and Stacy Lynn Hatley to Brandon Ray Buckland and Rachel Ann Buckland; tract in the Ocela Barb survey
- Michael S. Lewis, Mirion Lewis, Michelle Lewis and Marlon Lewis to Marian B. Lewis
- Matthew Reese Mason and Aundrea Mason to Jason Brien Demidio; tract in the Francis Hopkins survey
- Pamela Harder, Kevin Harder and JK Harder to Michael C. Russell and Kristy Raquel Harder Russell; tract in the James H. Smith survey
- Irvin Pense to Darrell Rogers and Andra Langford Rogers; tract in the William Bartee survey
- Marian B. Lewis, Mirion Lewis, Michelle Lewis and Marlon Lewis to Michael S. Lewis
- Sue Crabb Rogers by and through Brad Charles Rogers, attorney in fact, to Ingrid Zuniga; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Tabestan Enterprises LLC to Jay Price and Susannah Price; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Betty Holley, Ricky Glyn Jetton, Jerry Wayne Jetton and Joy Lynn Jetton Shing to Keith D. Logan and Belinda Gail Logan; tract in the Mariano Ballanova survey
- Steve Lloyd Jarvis and Lynn Celeste Jarvis to Alonso Sanchez Balderas and Blanca Elizabeth Balderas; tract in the Jonas Haile survey
- Rebecca Thompson Clark to Sarah Thompson
- Martin Lester Gallender to Stephen Ray Frack and Antoinette R. Frack; tract in the Duncan Saunders survey
- Carrie Hagglund, who is the same person as Carrie Northcutt, and Donald McRae Hagglund to James Michael Hazelwood and Stiven Espitia Ibanez Marlon; tract in the Thomas Lee survey
- Johnny R. Barton and Donna L. Barton to Joshua Keith Rodriguez and Coty Marie Rodriguez; tract in the John Clark survey
- Everett Jennings to Mark Hill; tract in the Beezley Addition
- Richard Clifton Wilcox Sr. and Connie C. Wilcox to Alan Bullock; tract in the J. Odom survey
- Joe Allen Brown, Jerry Len Brown, Betty Warren, Lawrence Dyane Warren attorney in fact, Janies Faye Helton, Timothy Tine, Tracy Tine and Gerald Tine to Jason Maness and Cassie Maness; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Kathryn Houston Hudson to Gary Paul Hudson and Lisa M. Hudson; tract in the LP Dikes survey
- Casey Brookshire and Lacrista Brookshire to Jesse Caulder; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Theodore Scott Dixey, Hollyn Shawn Hoffman, Lewis Stephen Hoffman and Jason Scott Sloan to Edgar Clements and Shannon Clements; MA Bowlin
- Melissa Jefferson, independent executor for the John T. Johnson Estate, to Earnesto Hernandez; tract in the J. Clark survey
- Wilburn Nichols to Julie Hochhauser and Aron Hochhauser; tract in the JB Posey survey
- Christopher Ryan Jones to Delbert Jones Jr. and Robin Jones; tract in the Sarah Norris survey
- Dale Dwain Seymore and Anne Catherine Seymore to Jeremiah Madison Bradford and Magan Nicole Bradford; tract in the Manuel Ybarbo survey
- Texas Ranchitos LLC to Erica Adalila Rogel Garcia; tract in the Jeremiah Ward survey
- Kelli Marie Jones Frondren, Michael D. Jones, John Jackson Jones and Ashley Trotti Jones to Jones-Frondren Holdings LLC
- Daniel R. Wasilowski and Kathlene D. Wasilowski to Ashley Simpson; tract in the Nacogdoches University survey
- Jeremy Herman and Kerry Herman to Thomas Dale Renshaw and Alisa Faith Colley; tract in the Lofton Vess survey
- Joe Allen Brown, Jerry Len Brown, Betty Warren, Lawrence Dyane Warren attorney in fact, Janis Fay Helton, Timothy Tine, Tracy Tine and Gerald Tine to Jeremy Paul Blount and Rachel Burns Blount; tract in the Helena Nelson survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- James Christian White and Melissa Oneal Petty
- Cesar M. Perez Fernandez and Yenifer G. Simental Parra
- Jameison C. Hawkins and Melissa Ann Aaron
- Markos Alexander Lozano and Mariel Fatima Puch Tapia
- Colt Steven Hatfield and Taylor Janeene Williams
- Makenze Chaise Turner and Ashleigh Nicole McFaul
- Justin Mikal Frazier and Ginger Marie Thompson
- James Ryan Stasny and Tyler Renea Brooke Burd
- Ryan James Chianease and Cameron Elaine Horton
- Kelly Dean Klein and Dena Marie Emerson
- Colby Collin Cameron and Kassidy Paige Maynard
- Christopher Raydon Dial and Hayley Nichole Herring
Land Deed Tranactions
- Honeysuckle Creek Development Inc. and Delayne Dillard to Bradley Wood and Kaylee Wood; tract in the Maria J. Santos Coy survey
- Seth Robert Higgins and Amanda Higgins to David Ivan Gutierrez; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Alvis G. Dodd and Renee Dodd to Bryan Franklin; tract in the E. Melton survey
- Sherry Dione Williams, Tracy Dawn Beck, Jason Wayne Page and Tonya D. Porter Johnson who is also known as Tonya Deshawn Johnson and Tonya Deshawn Rosborough to Samuel Brinlee and Kayla D. Brinlee; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Joe Lee Murray and Ragina Murray to Jeff Murray; tract in the David Waggoner survey
- Thomas Earl Jenkins Jr. to Luis Ferrel and Olivia Ferrel; tract in the James Lee survey
- L. Scott Horne to Casas Sonrisas LLC; tract in the Jose Ybarbo survey
- Diana Morrow, Marlee Satterwhite and Clint Satterwhite to Christopher Money; tract in the M. Jackson survey
- Blackjack Development Co. to East Texas Label LLC; tract in the George C. Roberts survey
- Ava Lee Martin to Jesus Castillo; tract in the Jose Ybarbo survey
- Sarah Michelle McClure, who was formerly known as Sarah Michele Horn, and Tonya McClure to Paul Clark and Taylor Clark; tract in the Ocela Barb survey
- Tina McIntire to Al Lopez; tract in the MA Bowlin survey