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  • **UPDATED** Say Goodbye: ETMC Leaves Crockett May 31 »

    HCHD / ETMC Finalize Divorce By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The long, bitter divorce proceedings between East Texas Medical Center – Crockett (ETMC) and the Houston County Hospital…

  • Lifeguard Ambulance Service To Take Over County EMS »

    By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – Late in the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 27, city, county and hospital district representatives reached a consensus and chose Lifeguard Ambulance Service…

  • Palestine Police Arrest Suspect With Drugs, Weapons »

    By Sarah Pegues Messenger Reporter PALESTINE — A tip regarding a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a Palestine resident Saturday, Feb. 28. Officers with the Palestine Police Department…

  • Filing For 2015 May Elections Now Closed »

    Early Voting Begins April 27; Election Slated For May 9 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – The filing period for municipal, school board and special district  elections closed…

  • Houston County Toasts Texas Independence »

    By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – A small ceremony honoring Texas Independence was held on Monday, March 2 in the Houston County Courthouse. Organized by the Houston County…

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Pets of the Week 03-04-15

Pets of the Week 03-04-15

This week, the Houston County Veterinary Clinic is featuring two fuzzy adult felines and a litter of kittens. The first kitty is named Loretta. Loretta is an orange colored girl...