STATE OF DISASTER DECLARED


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declarationThe City of Gladewater issued a “state of local disaster declaration” in Monday afternoon in response to scattered damage throughout the city caused by the weekend storms. Road damage is on East Lake Drive and West Lake Drive, so motorists should use caution when driving those roads. City Manager Theo Melancon said the declaration will help the city apply for emergency grants to help pay for repairs. City crews were out assessing the damaged areas Monday and prioritizing which areas needed fixing first.


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GREGG COUNTY INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN


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The following are indictments handed down by the grand jury for the 124th District Court and released April 27 and 28, 2016.
The grand jury returned a total of 46 indictments, with 11 sealed due to no arrest at time of indictment.
Those indicted, their age, residence, charge and date of the offense include:

Cody Len Bartlett (36) of Longview, Texas – Possession Of A Controlled Substance In An Amount Of Less Than One Gram 2.3.16

Kerterry Wayne Polk (24) Longview, Texas – Evading Arrest Or Detention With Vehicle 3.10.16

Phillip Lee Redwine (45) Kilgore, Texas – Evading Arrest Or Detention With Vehicle 3.23.16

Robert Hawkins (45) Beaumont, Texas – Unlawful Possession Of Firearm By Felon 2.12.16

Dacorris Daraylonn Ford (25) Longview, Texas – Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle 3.21.16

Randall Leroy Mcdonald (36) Longview, Texas – Possession Of A Controlled Substance In An Amount Of Less Than One Gram 2.27.16

Deontre Shakur Lee Williams (22) Kilgore, Texas – Tampering With Evidence; Tampering With Evidence; Tampering With Evidence 2.19.16

Michael Lee Strickland (17) Big Sandy, Texas – Tampering With Evidence; Theft Of Firearm 3.16.16

Kendric E. Rider (19) Longview, Texas – Tampering With Evidence; Theft Of Firearm 3.16.16

Ray Anthony Phillips (49) Ft. Worth, Texas – Forgery 8.27.15

Angela Strickland (35) Gladewater, Texas – Fraudulent Use Of Identifying Information; Credit Card Abuse 12.5.15

James Cyril Bennett (43) Gilmer, Texas – Theft Habitual 3.30.16

Bridget Delores Johnson (38) Kilgore, Texas – Possession Of A Controlled Substance In An Amount Of Four Grams Or More But Less Than 200 Grams; Tampering With Evidence 2.9.16

Jesus Herman Nino (20) Gladewater, Texas – Possession Of A Controlled Substance In An Amount Of Less Than One Gram 11.29.15

Charles Hordarious Mcneary (19) Longview, Texas – Evading Arrest Or Detention With Previous Conviction 01-22-2016

Nicolas Bush (36) Longview, Texas – Online Solicitation Of A Minor 11-03-2014

Gregory Oden, Jr. (22) Cedar Hill, Texas – Sexual Assault Of A Child Sexual Assault 10-23-2015

Brian Eugene Bird (34) Gladewater, Texas – Improper Relationship Between Educator And Student;
Indecency With A Child; Sexual Performance By A Child 9.16.15

Demetrius Alex (30) Longview, Texas – Aggravated Assault; Deadly Conduct 2.28.16

Leo Cooks (45) Longview, Texas – Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon 02-01-2016

Bradley Delane Fagans (26) Longview, Texas – Harassment Of A Public Servant 02-03-2016

Stefan Omar Pentecost (19) Longview, Texas – Unauthorized Use Of A Motor-Propelled Vehicle 03-19-2016

Jonathan Bryant Madewell (54) Marshall, Texas – Theft Habitual 04-02-2016

Camilla Rosetta Johnson (53) Longview, Texas – Theft Habitual 03-29-2016

Kaitina Ladawn Dobbins (40) Longview, Texas – Theft Habitual 03-16-2016

Ronnie Beal Sibley Jr. (54) Longview, Texas – Theft Habitual 04-11-2016

Billy Ray Bradley (62) Longview, Texas – Theft Habitual 04-05-2016

Trisha Darnell Bellomy (43) Gilmer, Texas – Theft Habitual 03-23-2016

Dewaylon O’brian Chambers (29) Longview, Texas – Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon
03-11-2016

Dewaylon O’brian Chambers (29) Longview, Texas – Evading Arrest Or Detention With A Previous Conviction 03-11-2016

James Lynn Sisk (60) Wichita Falls, Texas – Driving While Intoxicated 3Rd Or More 02-26-2016

Brancha Ladale Loyd (41) Tatum, Texas – Driving While Intoxicated 3Rd Or More; Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon; Possession Of A Prohibited Weapon 02-09-2016

Thomas Ricardo Hubbard (36) Longview, Texas – Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver 09-08-2015

Timothy Shon Williams (56) Longview, Texas – Possession Of Controlled Substance 02-03-2016

Melissa Merrie Bradley (31) Longview, Texas – Possession Of Controlled Substance 02-03-2016


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Gladewater NFL Pro Winston Hill Passes Away


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Gladewater native Winston Hill, a former Super Bowl champion and one of the most revered players in New York Jets history, died Tuesday night at his home in Denver, the team announced. He was 74.

On October 26 of last year Winston Hill returned to Gladewater High School to present a special edition Wilson Golden Football. The football was presented as a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. All former high schools of Super Bowl alumni will receive a special edition Wilson Golden Football.

Winston Hill attended Weldon High School and after graduating attended Texas Southern University. In the 1963 NFL Draft Winston was picked in the 11th round by the Baltimore Colts. However, he signed as a free agent with the New York Jets. While playing for the Jets Winston was an four time AFL All-Star and a four time Pro Bowler. In 1968 the Jets and Winston Hill became Super Bowl Champions in Super Bowl III against the team that drafted him five years before, the Baltimore Colts.

 

Hill, who protected Joe Namath’s blindside during the Jets’ only Super Bowl season, in 1968, was one of football’s most decorated offensive linemen in the 1960s and ’70s. He was a four-time AFL All-Star and a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

An original member of the Jets’ Ring of Honor, Hill was known for his elite pass protection and his durability. He played in 195 consecutive games from 1964 to ’76, once playing with a broken leg in the preseason.

“I was very sad to hear of the passing of Winston Hill,” Jets owner Woody Johnson said. “He was our most decorated player with a franchise-record eight All-Star game appearances. And as accomplished as he was on the field, he was an even better person whose profound impact on his teammates and those who came in contact with him left an impression for a lifetime.

“He was the type of man who if you were his friend, you thought you were his best friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of one of the Jets’ all-time greats.”

His performance in Super Bowl III helped the Jets to a historic upset of the Baltimore Colts, the team that drafted Hill in the 11th round in 1962 and cut him a year later. His blocking helped Matt Snell rush for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Jets’ 16-7 win.

“Winnie was like my brother,” former center John Schmitt told the Jets’ official website on Tuesday. “He was a terrific football player. His heart was as big as his body. He did not have a bad thing to say about anyone. I am going to miss that turkey.”

A former Texas Southern standout, Hill was signed by the Jets one day after being released by the Colts, and he became a fixture on the offensive line until 1976. He finished his career with the Los Angeles Rams in 1977, as did Namath.

“It was great to protect Joe all those years,” Hill said in 2010, when he was selected for the Ring of Honor. “You come across great people in a lifetime, and he’s one of them. He was a very special ballplayer and elevated everyone else’s play.”

Hill, walking with the aid of a cane, made an appearance at MetLife Stadium last fall for the Ring of Honor ceremony. In addition to Hill, the Jets’ Ring of Honor includes Namath, defensive lineman Joe Klecko, running back Curtis Martin, wide receiver Don Maynard and coach Weeb Ewbank.

After retiring from football, Hill opened a ribs and barbecue restaurant in Denver.


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