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Polk County Enterprise
100 Calhoun, Livingston Texas 77351
Phone (936) 327-4357 Fax (936) 327-7156
email: Enterprise@EastTexasNews.com


Stories Added
Tax abatement approved for OSB manufacturer  
Arson charge file in house fire  
Body found in burned vehicle  
Empty Stocking deadline nears  
Local man competing on CMT's 'Redneck Island'  
Horse killed, rider injured  
Jobless rate ties 6-year low  
Long journey ends with GED certificate  
$13.2 million in gulf restoration projects set  
Principal jailed on texting charges  
Local suspect linked to large child porn ring  
Facial hair wins temporary OISD approval  
Local ceremonies pay tribute to veterans  
County sales tax income up by 2.9%  
DWI charge filed after accident  
Holiday Lakes VFD recertified by county  
Empty Stocking gearing up for holiday  
Motorcyclist injured after losing control  
Pilot hurt in crash landing  
Car thief sentenced to 10 years  
Onalaska ISD awarded grant for student laptops  
Two hurt in separate accidents  
Hunters could find more marijuana fields  
Veterans' job fairs scheduled for Nov. 13  
Planting underway  
Whataburger's staff aiding local groups  
LISD issues warning on 'fund raising' effort  
Officers seize 21,500 more marijuana plants  
Vehicle mishaps claim 3 lives  
LISD board election canceled  
County approves $29.7 million budget  
14,800 marijuana plants found in San Jacinto Co.  
LaRouche activists bring message to Livingston  
Burglary suspect held on $5,000 bond  
9,000 marijuana plants seized near Corrigan  
Bug swat leads to back-to-back crashes  
County suspends Life Safety Code  
County tax rate draws no comments  
Livingston man hurt in traffic mishap  
Gagnon murder trial opens  
DWI patrols increased for holiday  
Drug screening plan approved by LISD board  
Local school bells ring on Aug. 25  
Goodrich council eyes city water, tax rates  
Figgs wins top GETCAP award  
100,000 marijuana plants seized near Goodrich  
One killed, four injured in single-car accident  
Corrigan relief route topic of open house  
Additional victims sought in child indecency case  
Courthouse roof grant accepted  
OISD issues $9.8 million in bonds  
New TPWD supervisor reviews aquatic plant project  
Annexation request submitted in Onalaska  
Homeschool co-op forming in Polk County  
Youth rodeo riders in action July 16-19  
County debt resolution climbs to $1.5 million  
Store owner charged with selling contraband  
Bomb hoax shuts down judicial center  
Army vet changing lives in Polk County  
Unattended children in cars face dangers  
County called vulnerable to storms  
Theft, firearm charges filed against 4  
County ready to receive $520,000  
Career education targeted by local schools  
McClendon picked to fill judge's position  
C-CISD board eyes pay hikes for staff  
Schools, county collect $61,500 in 'excess' funds  
Relocation of TRA facilities begins  
State park provides range of summer activities  
SPCA meets parking lot 'challenge' goal  
New sports complex is 'dream' for athletes  
Unemployment falls to six-year low  
County to purchase 'covert' cameras  
Tips from public lead to drug arrests  
McClendon, Murphy win GOP nominations  
LISD approves new text books  
Jones given state bar reprimand  
$610,000 to be divided among tax entities  
County wins grant for courthouse roof  
Plant explosion seriously injures four  
One suspect charged with online solicitation of minors  
Fuel contaminated at tribe's station  
Motorcyclist airlifted to Houston hospital  
Free books offered to local youngsters  
Wrong-way driver sends 3 to hospitals  
Social media tip ends with arrest  
County given spotlight as retirement location  
Area schools targeting career education  
Interim superintendent chosen  
Child abuse targeted by activities  
Prostitution charge filed in Onalaska  
Local student performs anthem at HLSR event  
Divas, diamonds come together April 11  
Hydroelectric plant land swap completed  
Superhero Dash benefits victims  
Five hurt in 18-wheeler collision  
Trinity-Neches show kicks off Monday  
Lady Lions pick up a pair of wins in tournament  
Diboll driver seriously hurt in violet one-car accident  
Constables receive additional manpower  
Residents facing 400% utility hike  
Leggett area meth lab raided  
All District Ladycats  
All District Wildcats  
Tenaha edges Big Sandy 81-78 in Region III Quarterfinals  
Lady Pirates fall to Leakey at Region IV tournament  
Lady Lions participate at Willis tournament  
Big Sandy Wildcats defeat New Summerfield 76-52 to win Area  
Homeowner's video leads to burglary arrest  
Leggett tops Kennard in Regional Quarterfinals  
Leggett defeats Round Top-Carmine for Area title, 55-52  
Ninth-ranked Calvert upends Goodrich in Area finals, 80-48  
Tenaha trips Big Sandy in Area final, 54-52  
Lady Hornets sting Yellowjackets 62-48 for Bi-district title  
Tighter security requested for sub-courthouses  
Variety show coming to commerce center  
Drug, weapon charges send two to jail  
Ladycats go undefeated to win District 24-A title  
Ozen Panthers de-rail Lady Lions  
FM 350 mishap claims life  
Autopsy ordered in 'questionable' death  
Winter storm creates icy roads  
Wildcat Action  
Hydroelectric plant gains land  
Livingston cadets earn skill awards  
Filing to begin for city, school races  
Low-speed chase ends with suspect in jail  
Series of burglaries leads to 3 arrests  
Resignation on council's agenda  
Accident sends 1 to hospital, 1 to jail  
Additional information presented to Commissioner's Court  
Boone to be honored for community service  
County unemployment falls to 7.3%  
Armed robbery charges filed against 4 men  
Evans recognized with service award  
Houston woman hurt in one-car accident  
New elementary named Cedar Grove  
C-CISD finances earn praise from auditor  
Robertson stepping down at GISD  
$1.1 million animal shelter rejected  
March candidate list complete  
Community band concert slated Monday  
Holiday events abound in county  
Candidate filing deadline nears  
Leggett given 99 years  
Local jobless rate falls to 7.5%  
Sales tax income continues to climb  
Pre-K program eyed for new elementary  
Club provides special gifts to local children  
Holiday dinners offered to local senior citizens  
Goodrich voters approve tax hike  
Master gardeners landscape Livingston schools  
Agencies awarded funds seized from criminals  
Three injured avoiding dog  
County sales tax climbs by 3.8%  
LHS's cancer Pink Out raises $6,600  
Hydroelectric plant construction nears  
Third LISD elementary eyed by board  
Judge Coker resigns; state investigation ends  
Ex-ROTC teacher enters guilty plea  
Lawsuit dismissed  
Empty Stocking applications now accepted  
3rd Family Fun Festival attracts children  
Christmas parade being revived  
Man held on felony assault charge  
County sales tax income up by 14.4%  
Drummer qualifies for regional band  
County jobless rate falls to 7.9 percent  
Burn ban lifted; FCS County Agent hired  
Goodrich man takes grievance against city councilwoman to trial in JP court  
Dickens Oaks home burns Sunday  
Humble man killed in crash  
LISD hears from constable on truancy  
Photo ID required to vote  
Constables going after $2M in unpaid fines  
Burglary suspect jailed  
County sets tax rate, approves FY14 budget  
Cops scramble to find eggers  
County tax hearing draws little interest  
Post 393 to host Vietnam Moving Wall  
LISD changes drug policy, sets tax rate  
Onalaska man killed Friday in crash on 190  
County OKs radio contract, extension of JP warrant plan  
LISD raises pay for substitute teachers  
Witnesses tell story of alleged sexual assault at house party  
TWC seeking guidance on how to drug test out of work Texans  
Study: Polk County health habits not up to state standards  
Texas Legislature passes transportation bill, adjourns  
Bill changes requirements for prison inmate proxy marriages  
3 jailed for burglary, 11 guns recovered  
Man suffers severe burns in Moscow barn fire Wednesday  
Goodrich council digs into TCEQ violations  
Perry sentences Legislature to 3rd session  
Investigation stalled  
Peace Officers thank supporters  
Polk County unemployment rate at 8.4%  
County awards contract to shore up bulkhead  
Corrigan Heritage Center Project comes to life with donations  
Police chief requested assault investigation by Ranger, PCSO  
LISD OKs policy change on criminal histories, meal prices going up  
Back to School blowout planned for Aug. 2  
Text recipient admits to passing note to coworkers  
Changes in leadership for Alabama-Coushatta Tribe  
Lake Livingston basin levels holding steady  
Masons set cornerstone for college  
Suspects crash, flee after Corrigan officer attempts traffic stop  
Family searching for missing woman  
Livingston Intermediate is all packed up for move to new campus  
County decides to leave fire marshal post vacant for now  
Local sales tax revenue up over 20%  
DPS: Unsafe speed caused rollover crash  
Trustees OK purchase of band instruments  
Man killed in crash Monday  
Victim, suspect in Shepherd stabbing both juveniles  
TRA bonds get city council approval  
Livingston to raise water/sewer rates on Oct. 1  
Bridges earn Polk Co. dubious ranking in the state of Texas  
Seniors ready to take the leap  
Memorial Day roundup leads to 22 arrests  
Shannon gets two life sentences for sexual assault of children  
County honors scholarship recipients, announces change to road material contract  
Ham charged with murder of postal worker  
2nd arrest made after 7 month probe of shooting death of Rhett Lathan  
Search continues for 'deadbeat parents'  
Postal worker murdered while delivering mail Friday  
Cause of Corrigan fire under investigation  
City accepts streets, utilities at Southpoint  
Election Results  
Local veterinarian awakens in time to discover utility room on fire  
Tribal police officers sworn in  
Driver faces charge of intoxication manslaughter in crash on Old Israel Rd.
County, Onalaska & Tribal PD join AG's Office for Child Support Roundup
Fracking on Lake Livingston?
2 killed in Corrigan crash
Cooper gets five 99-year sentences for sexual assault of a child
Corrigan Council to consider policy change on renting Webster Community Center
The Mystique of Harry Houdini
Be A Superhero
Search for missing Chester teacher, her son likely at an end
DA: Staff vigilant after murders of Kaufman County prosecutors
Blazer collides with cow in Goodrich
Corrigan council hears plans for MLK Park
Onalaska students see success
Scenic Loop VFD rolls out new pumper
LISD to consider furniture purchase for intermediate school Monday
Onalaska holds annexation hearing, begins update process for city code
New sheriffs ride into Livingston
TxDOT announces plan for U.S. 59 in Goodrich
Life is better outside
Tribal member killed in crash Monday morning
Auditor issues plea for help with final reports
OISD calls for $15M bond election
Commissioners to hear report on debt status, possible R&B funding
Tribe mourns death of Chief Sylestine
LPD arrests 3 at motel for manufacturing meth
Polk County resident among first to earn Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
LISD holds hearing on AEIS report
Chamber using natural attraction to bring in customers from out of town
Local man jailed for 8 lbs. of fake weed
PCSO arrests fugitive at his mother's house in Liberty County
Commissioners OK purchase of six PCSO patrol vehicles
Deputies seize large quantity of meth, arrest 2
Bowman announces intent to retire
Former USAF turrent gunner stays busy with VFW, Escapees projects
City of Livingston tells Gulf Coast Hwy. Coalition ‘not tonight’
McDonald honored for ‘Don’t Meth With Me’ message to local youth
Hiker finds body of missing man at US 59 underpass
Woman gets 10 years probation in four 2011 child sex assault charges
Lake, lower Trinity River not impacted by leaks from Dallas packing company
Alcohol contributed to crash into concrete pillar
Local school districts re-examine security plans
Two-day manhunt in Trinity County ends with arrest
LPD arrests man for theft against the elderly


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The Polk County Enterprise is located in Livingston, published Thursdays and Sundays. The coverage includes all of Polk County. Several promotions appear each month in this award-winning newspaper. Annual events in the area include: the largest Youth Rodeo in Texas each July; Trinity Neches 4H/FFA Show each March; annual Fishing & Golf Tournaments; monthly Trades Days; and Holiday Celebrations. Sites of interest include Dam site at Lake Livingston State Park, Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe, Heritage Park Museum, Log Cabin and Locomotive.

The Enterprise operates a full commercial print shop and can accomodate all types of printing, from single sheet to commercial web.

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