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ELITE Pathfinders Honored

The 5th Annual  banquet, sponsored by the Red Rock Historical Association, was held Saturday night at the Gladewater Former Students Association Building, with six people recognized for their committment and service to community. Those honored included: Todd Clifton - "Example," Calvin Frierson - "Inspiration," Harold Wells - "Leader," Martell Williams - "Erudite", Arielle Wiliams - " Pathfinder," and Margaret Bell - "Triumph." (See more photos in the Gladewater Mirror.)

BEARS HEADED TO ETBU

Congratulations to Gladewater Bears Justin Stadtfeld and Clint Sorrells, who signed Wednesday to play football next year at East Texas Baptist University.

GREGG COUNTY GRAND JURY FOR THE 188TH DISTRICT COURT JANUARY-JUNE TERM

GRAND JURY FOR THE 188TH DISTRICT COURT

JANUARY-JUNE TERM JANUARY 29TH & 30TH, 2014

 

 

GRAND JURY RETURNED 56 INDICTMENT WITH 14 SEALED DUE TO NO ARREST AT TIME OF INDICTMENT.

 

DEFENDANT

OFFENSE

OFFICER / WITNESS

JERRY GALLEGOS (32)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

FORGERY

11.18.13

 

JAYLEEN SHAQUILLE PATTERSON (19)

 

LONGVIEW, T X.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION

10.15.13

 

LADADRIAN DEONTAE KING (18)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION

10.15.13

 

FRANCISCO BENITEZ (20)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

10.20.13

 

GENARO VILLELA (18)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

10.20.13

 

TERENCE JERONE TURNER (27)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT IN AN AMOUNT OF $1,500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $20,000;

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT IN AN AMOUNT OF $500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $1,500

12.23.13

 

ASHANTI DRAPER (25)

 

SHREVEPORT, LA.

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT IN AN AMOUNT OF $1,500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $20,000;

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT IN AN AMOUNT OF $500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $1,500

12.23.13

 

DONALD RAY DUDLEY (50)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

THEFT HABITUAL

12.18.13

 

TIFFANY NICHOLE KING (29)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 3RD OR MORE

11.20.13

 

CRYSTAL SLACK STAPLES (38)

 

OVERTON, TX.

ASSAULT AGAINST A PUBLIC SERVANT

12-01-2013

 

CHASE ALLEN MCCLELLAND (18)

 

GLADEWATER, TX.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION

09-15-2012

 

KAMREN KYLE HIGGINBOTHAM (33)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

10-29-2013

 

WAYNETTA MARIA JACKSON (37)

 

OVERTON, TX.

THEFT HABITUAL

11-08-2013

 

DEEDRICK SHAMON PEGUES; A/K/A DEEDRICK SHAMON JOHNSON (29)

 

GLADEWATER, TX.

THEFT HABITUAL

11-18-2013

 

RODNEY DALE BECHTOLD (40)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY IMPEDING BREATH OR BLOOD

11.3.13

 

JAQUAVIOUS WILLIAMS (19)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

EVADING ARREST/DETENTION WITH PREVIOUS CONVICTION

12.13.13

 

LEON MARTINEZ (42)

 

LONGVIEW TX.

ASSAULT-FAMILY VIOLENCE; ENHANCED

10.03.13

 

ESTEBAN DANIEL PITMAN (30)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

CONTINUOUS VIOLENCE AGAINST THE FAMILY

5.28.13 &

10.25.13

 

MOSES HENRY SAUM (35)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE

11.8.13

 

BILLY LEE YOUNG (23)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY IMPEDING BREATH OR BLOOD;

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE ENHANCED

11.14.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEFFERY JACKSON (37)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

ASSAULT-FAMILY VIOLENCE ENHANCED

12.7.13

 

DAVID NEAL BRAY (24)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE ENHANCED

11.11.13

&

11.25.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALON DEL MOSLEY (61)

 

KILGORE, TX.

ASSAULT-FAMILY VIOLENCE

12.22.13

 

CRYSTAL NICOLE DUNCAN (32)

 

KILGORE, TX.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 3RD OR MORE

11.20.12

 

GEORGE LOVELL SHEPPARD,  IV (29)

 

KILGORE, TX.

FORGERY

10-09-2013

 

LORENA CLY (45)

 

HENDERSON, TX.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH CHILD PASSENGER

12-14-2012

 

LASHAWNA LEIGH WALSH (32)

 

HENDERSON, TX.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH CHILD PASSENGER

01-30-2013

 

GRAIGORY ADAM GARRETT (25)

 

SHREVEPORT, LA.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DELIVER

12-04-2012

 

OLLIE QUINN NYMAN, III (25)

 

SHREVEPORT, LA.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DELIVER

12-04-2012

 

MILTON GENE MURPHY (62)

 

HENDERSON, TX.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

12-02-2011

 

CORNELIUS MURPHY (22)

 

 

HENDERSON, TX.

POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA

12-02-2011

 

KEENA COOPER (29)

 

GLADEWATER, TX.

THEFT; UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR-PROPELLED VEHICLE

05-04-2013

&

05-05-2013

 

KEENA COOPER (29)

 

GLADEWATER, TX.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

5.05.13

 

NATHAN DANIEL SHULTZ (28)

 

MARSHALL, TX.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

09-10-2013

 

RODNEYCANTRELL TATUM (17)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION HABITUAL

12.27.13

 

MARVIN NORMAN GREENING (43)

 

LUFKIN, TX.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION;

EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION WITH A VEHICLE

12.18.13

 

IRVING ISAAC MARTINEZ (23)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION

7.18.2013

 

CHRISTOPHER LYNN GIPSON (22)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION

11.26.13

 

JOHN HOUSTON BROWN

 

KILGORE, TX.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY FELON

12.19.13

 

LISA MICHELLE FLEMING (32)

 

WINONA, TX.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

10.17.13

 

RODNEY DALE BECHTOLD (40)

 

LONGVIEW, TX.

EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION WITH A VEHICLE

11.3.13

 

ROBERT DEERING (35)

 

GLADEWATER, TX.

THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER THE VALUE OF $20,000 BUT LESS THAN $100,000

01.02.14

 

 

 

TxDOT introduces “Please Be Seated” Hotline

Citizens can call hotline to report unrestrained children in vehicles

 Each year more children are killed or injured in vehicle crashes than by any disease.  Most of these casualties can be prevented by having children properly secured in the latest safety seats when riding in vehicles.  This is why the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is introducing the “Please Be Seated” hotline (903-799-1400) for citizens to call when they see a child riding unrestrained in a vehicle.

“We are not law enforcement, so we can’t write them out a ticket, but we will send them a letter explaining the dangers of not having their children properly restrained in their vehicle and remind them that they can be ticketed if children are seen riding in their vehicle not in a car seat,” said Irene Webster, Traffic Safety Specialist for TxDOT in the Atlanta District.

“Hotline callers must have the vehicle license number and a description of the vehicle.  Other beneficial information would include the location of the sighting (highway number, street name, town, etc.), date and time the offense was observed, how many children were observed unrestrained, sex of the driver, etc.,” Webster said.  “The person then just needs to call 903-799-1400 and leave a message with all pertinent information or they can e-mail me atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or can text me at 512-658-2467.”

Callers can remain anonymous and do not have to leave their name or contact information if they do not want.

 

“Anyone that doesn’t have a car seat or cannot afford one, there are several safety seat distribution programs and certified technicians available to assist them with getting one and instructing them on how to properly install the seat in their vehicle and secure their child in the seat.  To get more information about car seats, they can call the hotline or my office phone at 903-799-1221,” Webster said.

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Gilmer ISD taxpayers forced to drive to Gilmer to vote

No more GISD polling places outside Gilmer

BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS

GILMER--The Gilmer School Board last week approved confining all election-day voting in the May 10 board election to Gilmer High School, thus discontinuing having additional polling places in East Mountain and Ewell.

In calling the election for three board seats now held by Todd Tefteller, Gloria King, and Mark Skinner, the board on Jan. 21 also approved continuing to hold early voting at the school administration building. School Supt. Rick Albritton said the reduction from four overall polling places (counting the administration building) to two would reduce election-day expenses by half.

Albritton said he recommended the change partly because the Upshur County Clerk's Office refused to continue assisting with the trustee election, meaning "our election costs are fixing to triple" if the board continued using multiple polling places.

That's because the school must contract with Hart Intercivic to program the machines, which Deputy County Clerk Gregg Dodson had been doing, Albritton indicated. The superintendent told The Mirror the school's estimated total cost of holding the election would have been about $10,000 instead of the usual $3,500 if GISD continued using multiple balloting sites on election day.

Hart will charge $6,200 to provide services, and reducing the number of polling places means the school will expend only $1,750 of the $3,500 for election expenses it normally bears (such as election judges and printing ballots), Albritton told the newspaper. Last year, he added, the county charged $443 for assisting with the City of Gilmer municipal election and the school election combined, and the city reimbursed the school $191.63 of that. 

Albritton also told the board that having multiple voting locations on election day caused a "lot of confusion" over where to vote, and that someone who goes to the wrong polling place may give up and not vote at all. "We're trying to make it simpler," he said, noting only 10 or 15 percent of registered voters participate in GISD board elections.

The board approved contracting with the City of Gilmer for holding the election. If either entity cancels its election (as allowed by state law when there are no contested races), the other entity bears all the election costs, said GISD Secretary Judy Moore, who has overseen early voting for some years.

Early voting in the school election is set April 28-May 6. Candidates file between Jan. 29 and Feb. 28.