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© 2011 The Weekly News of Cooke County
of Cooke County
Volume 8, Number 28 Cooke County, Texas December 7, 2011
The Weekly News reaching more than 17,000 Cooke County households each week.
King Candidates begin ﬁling for
Topics March primary ballot spots
by Keith G. King
By Kit Chase Springer, Muenster, Fred Skeen, No one has ﬁled with the Texas you must be a U.S. citizen, be a
Senior Staﬀ Writer Wichita Falls, Paul Braswell, For- Democratic Party for any of these resident of the county, be 18 years
The Muenster Historical Com- The Weekly News estburg; District 13 U.S. House oﬃces at press time. old (you may register at 17 years
mission’s annual bake sale will of Representatives, Mack Thorn- During the primary election, and 10 months) and not a convict-
begin at 8 a.m. Saturday (Dec. GAINESVILLE – Local federal, berry, Amarillo; U.S. Senator, ballots will be available for the ed felon unless a person’s sentence
10) at Fischer’s Meat Market at state and county candidates began Glenn Addison, Magnolia, Tom Democratic and Republican pri- is completed, including any pro-
304 N. Main St., in Muenster. ﬁling for places on the March 6 Leppert, Dallas; Texas Railroad mary races. However, voters can bation or parole and not declared
All proceeds will beneﬁt the Texas primary election ballot Nov. Commission, Warren Chisum, only vote in one of the primaries. mentally incapacitated by a court
Muenster Museum. 28. Pampa, Christi Craddick, Austin, The last day to register to vote in of law.
For more information, call The ﬁnal day to ﬁle as a can- Roland Sledge, Houston; and the primary is Feb. 6, 2012 and the You can register to vote at the
940.759.4788. didate is Dec. 15. To become a Texas Railroad Commission (un- ﬁrst day of early voting is Feb. 21, Tax Assessor-Collector’s Oﬃce at
Republican or Democratic party expired) Barry Smitherman (in- 2012. 212 E. California St., in Gaines-
nominee for a local or state oﬃce, cumbent). To be eligible to register in Texas ville.
a candidate must ﬁle an applica-
The Federal Migratory Duck tion for a place on the ballot with
Stamp is available at the Gaines- the county or state party chair.
ville Post Oﬃce at a cost of $15. Cooke County candidates who
ﬁled with the Cooke County Re-
publican Party at press time in-
clude Precinct 1 commissioner,
The Texas Country Christmas Gary Hollowell (incumbent);
Show will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Precinct 3 commissioner, Al
Friday to Sunday at the Gaines- Smith (incumbent), Alan Brit-
ville Outlet Shops. ain; tax assessor-collector, Billie
The musical show will be part Jean Knight (incumbent); Cooke
of the Gainesville Outlet Shops County Attorney, Tanya Davis
Second Monday Trade Days that (incumbent), Ed Zielinski; 235th
will be going on from 8 a.m. to 6 District Judge, Janelle Haverkamp
p.m. Friday to Sunday. (incumbent); Cooke County Dis-
The show will feature music trict Attorney, Janice Warder (in-
from Mary Fay Jackson, Mike cumbent); Cooke County Sheriﬀ,
Culpepper, The Mercy Song Terry Sawyer, Jim Carter, Ken
Quartet of Dallas, Branson artist Fogus; Precinct 1 constable, Chris
Sue Ann O’Neal and The Arm- Watson, Carl Rickert; and Pre-
strongs – family singers. cinct 4 constable, Dick Roth (in-
The concerts are free, but a sug- cumbent).
gested $10 donation will be ac- Cooke County Democratic
cepted. Party chairman Ron Melugin did
not respond to The Weekly News by
Candidates ﬁling with the Texas
John David Hunter currently is Republican Party at press time in-
serving in the military in Afghan- clude District 26 U.S. House of
istan and is part of a Civil Aﬀairs Representatives, Michael C. Bur-
Team to help the local residents gess, M.D., (incumbent), Lewis- County Christmas tree – Cooke County Precinct 2 Road and Bridge employee Leon Gibson deco-
make adjustments for the trans- ville; Texas District 30 senator, rates the 20-foot tree on the east side of the Cooke County Courthouse last week. A tree lighting
fer of the United States from the Craig Estes (incumbent), Wichita
Falls, Jim Herblin, Prosper; Texas ceremony will be held during the annual Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade
region. Thursday. The tree lighting ceremony will be before the parade that starts at 6 p.m. (Staff Photo)
Since he works closely with District 68 representative, Drew
them, he has realized that there
is a need – a need that will help
both the Americans and the Af-
ghans. He decided to ask for
Hunter, the son of Dale and
Sammie Hunter of Gainesville, is
Mental Health Center unveils
relying on his parents to set up
things back home for the drive.
Sammie said that Curves of
Gainesville at 406 N. Grand
Ave., has agreed to be the drop-
new name, new sign Dec. 1
oﬀ point. By Kit Chase ability” instead. TCC executive director Tony Mad- yer, TCC board member Jackie
The school supplies need to Senior Staﬀ Writer Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikul- dox, Gainesville Mayor Jim Golds- Crisp and TCC community rela-
be generic without characters The Weekly News ski wrote a law referred to as Rosa’s worthy, Cooke County Judge John tions director Pauline Cawthon,
or Christmas symbols. And also Law that received support from Roane, TCC chairman R.D. Caw- (Continued on Page 7)
needed are backpacks and small GAINESVILLE – The Cooke Congress and President Barack
chalk boards with chalk. Mon- County Mental Health Center at Obama signed Senate Bill 2781 on
etary donations are also wel- 319 N. Dixon St., in Gainesville Oct. 5, 2010. The law called for all
comed. center unveiled its new name and legislation and regulations to use
An Avon fundraiser will be sign Texoma Community Center language that respects the dignity
held to help fund the shipping (TCC) Dec. 1. of each person.
costs. For information about The Cooke County Mental Texas supported House Bill
this fundraiser, call Sammie Health Center board of trustees, 1481, co-sponsored by Sen. Judith
at 940.665.2870 or Denna at part of the Mental Health and Zaﬀerini and Rep. Vicki Truitt and
940.668.7444. Mental Retardation Services of was signed by Gov. Rick Perry dur-
Texoma, changed the agency’s ing the 82nd Legislature session.
name as part of the national move- TCC commits itself to provid-
ment called Respectful Language ing quality services for persons
The annual Christmas Home for People that is concerned about with mental and developmental
Tour of South Gainesville will be the negative use of “mental retar- disabilities.
from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Dec. dation” and use “intellectual dis- Helping to unveil the sign were
The tour will feature several
homes in the Historic South
Gainesville Neighborhood, two
of the neighborhood churches
and the restored Santa Fe Depot.
Tickets are $10 each and are
Missing Georgia man’s body
discovered east of Muenster
available at the Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce, Mor-
ton Museum of Cooke County,
Anana’s and Amelia’s Attic.
The tour will begin on South
Dixon Street and end at the San- By Kit Chase in a ﬁeld Nov. 18 possibly were room. that he went hiking and Marchi
ta Fe Depot. Senior Staﬀ Writer Marchi’s. However, forensic iden- Law enforcement oﬃcials have a may have been dehydrated,” Cart-
For more information, call The Weekly News tiﬁcation has not been determined video from the Wal-Mart parking er said. “We believe his body may
940.665.1983 or 940.665.2831. until DNA samples can be con- lot that shows Marchi returning to have been taken by coyotes.”
MUENSTER – The missing At- ﬁrmed. his truck to brush his teeth. A tree Carter said that the campsite was
lanta, Ga., musician Steven Marchi Marchi’s 1998 pickup truck obscured him leaving his truck and near a dry waterway and the recent
identiﬁcation and clothes were dis- was found in an impound lot in the parking lot. rains may have moved Marchi’s re-
North Central Texas College covered by Cooke County Sheriﬀ’s Gainesville earlier in November “We believe he took oﬀ hiking mains to the ﬁeld north of Lindsay.
vice president of instruction Dr. Department investigators Friday where it had had been for 32 days. and set up a campsite in the ﬁeld Cooke County investigators Jus-
Brent Wallace will present “A in a ﬁeld northeast of the Highway Marchi was last seen leaving his oﬀ 82,” Carter said. tin Patterson, Cody Patrick and
simple Christmas” at 7 p.m. Sat- 82 rest stop near Muenster. townhome Aug. 12 and friends say Deputies discovered the camp- Ron Pettigrew led the investiga-
urday (Dec. 10) in the First State Chief deputy Jim Carter said Marchi took nothing to indicate site, clothing, a backpack, tooth- tion ﬁnding the campsite.
Bank Center for the Performing that foul play is not suspected in he was leaving for long. His cell brush and identiﬁcation belonging Marchi had just ﬁnished his ﬁrst
Arts. Marchi’s death and the skull, ver- phone and guitar, which he took to Marchi. album in August and was about to
(Continued on Page 6) tebrae and jaw bone discovered everywhere, were left in his bed- “It was during the heat wave promote it when he vanished.
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Grand Jury indicts four for
injury to a child in September
By Kit Chase der were arrested Sept. 28 by Vanoy Kermit Green, Jr., Sept. 20, 2011. substance June 14, 2011. Eva Ann Rodriguez, 25,
Senior Staﬀ Writer Gainesville Police Depart- 21, was indicted for the ﬁrst Lori Diamond, 42, was Daniel Kerby, 37, was was indicted for the state
The Weekly News ment. Johnny Lee Alexander degree felony oﬀense of ag- indicted for the third degree indicted for the third de- jail felony oﬀense of theft
and his wife, Matilda Alex- gravated sexual assault of a felony oﬀense of driving gree felony oﬀense of driv- of property with two prior
GAINESVILLE – The ander were arrested Sept. 30 child July 15, 2011. while intoxicated March 29, ing while intoxicated with convictions Sept. 4, 2011.
Cooke County Grand Jury in Chico by the Wise Coun- Elton Wade Rodgers, 51, 2011. a child passenger July 23, Dewell Dolan Sanders,
issued 35 indictments dur- ty Sheriﬀ’s Department. was indicted for the second Wesley Ray Easley, 22, was 2011. 64, was indicted for the
ing November that included Johnny Lee Alexander and degree felony oﬀense of indicted for the third degree Robert Lindley, 36, was third degree felony oﬀense
three indictments of ﬁrst de- Matilda Alexander are the sexual contact with a child felony oﬀense of unlawful indicted for the third de- of driving while intoxicated
gree felony oﬀense of injury parents of Johnny Lee Alex- Sept. 18, 2010. possession of a ﬁrearm Aug. gree felony oﬀense of as- three or more times Sept.
to a child, 4-year-old Nathan ander. David Keith Tyler, 31, 26, 2011; and was indicted sault strangulation Sept. 24, 16, 2011.
De Alejandro of Gainesville, Johnny Earl Alexander, was indicted for the third for the state jail felony of- 2011. Roy Lee Snider, 52, was
who later died with severe 28, and Catrina Maldona- degree felony oﬀense of as- fense of possession of mari- Lloyd Alexander McDon- indicted for the state jail fel-
burns to his body. do, 34, were indicted for the sault against a family mem- juana Aug. 26, 2011. ald, 26, was indicted for the ony oﬀense of evading arrest
The Weekly News of Cooke ﬁrst degree felony oﬀense of ber with a prior conviction Colby Ryan Gray, 27, was ﬁrst degree felony oﬀense of July 12, 2011.
County reported earlier that injury to a child Sept. 10, June 12, 2011. indicted for the third degree possession of a controlled Lyndsie Ann Spaulding,
the Gainesville Police De- 2011. Dallas Arthur Newman, felony oﬀense of failure to substance May 19, 2011. 20, was indicted for the state
partment responded Sept. Johnny Lee Alexander, 23, was indicted for the ﬁrst stop and render aid June 9, Diana Rose MaGouirk, jail felony oﬀense of posses-
24 to 913 Dover Drive in 58, and Matilde Medina Al- degree felony oﬀense of ag- 2011. 32, was indicted for the sec- sion of marijuana Aug. 26,
Gainesville on a call about exander, 58, were indicted gravated assault Sept. 7, Sabrina Harris, 21, was ond degree felony oﬀense of 2011.
a child not breathing. De for the ﬁrst degree felony 2011. indicted for the state jail aggravated assault Sept. 8, Treena Cox Spelding, 50,
Alejandro was pronounced oﬀense of injury to a child Ashli Brooks, 22, was felony oﬀense of credit card 2011. was indicted for the third
dead at North Texas Medi- Sept. 21, 2011. indicted for the state jail abuse Aug. 26, 2011. Kenneth Millhollon, 30, degree felony oﬀense of
cal Center. De Alejandro Other indictments by the felony oﬀense of securing Ashley Greene, 27, was was indicted for the en- driving while intoxicated
was transported to the Dal- Cooke County Grand Jury execution of a document by indicted for the state jail fel- hanced second degree felony July 26, 2011
las County Medical Exam- follow. deception May 8, 2009. ony oﬀense of evading arrest oﬀense of theft of property Ronnie Lee Thomason,
iner’s Oﬃce for an autopsy. Paul Allen Booker, Jr., 29, Kevin Michael Clark, 30, April 30, 2011. Aug. 29, 2011. Jr., 35, was indicted for the
His injuries included burns was indicted for the ﬁrst de- was indicted for the state jail Lydia Gale Jones, 47, was Terra Lynn Newton, 47, state jail felony oﬀense of
covering large portion of his gree felony oﬀense of aggra- felony oﬀense of credit card indicted for the third degree was indicted for second de- fraudulent possession of
body that reportedly were vated sexual assault April 4, abuse Aug. 7, 2011. felony oﬀense of driving gree felony oﬀense of driv- identiﬁcation July 6, 2011.
sustained Sept. 10. 2011; and was indicted for Christopher Lee Covert, while intoxicated June 14, ing while intoxicated with Loren Nicole Wages, 25,
Nathan’s mother, Catrina the second degree felony of- 27, was indicted for the state 2011; and was indicted for a child passenger July 24, was indicted for the second
Maldonado and her boy- fense of sexual contact with jail felony oﬀense of unlaw- the state jail felony oﬀense 2011. degree felony oﬀense of se-
friend Johnny Earl Alexan- a child April 6, 2011. ful use of a motor vehicle of possession of a controlled Anita Kay Patterson, 45, curing execution of a docu-
was indicted for the state jail ment by deception Jan. 15,
felony oﬀense of possession 2008.
of a controlled substance
First snow – Cooke Sept. 14, 2011.
County residents woke
to a winter wonderland
Monday morning with
thick ﬂakes of snow
falling in a line from
Gainesville to Decatur.
Temperatures will re-
portedly remain chilly
through the week. A
penguin yard ornament
on California Street is
decked out for the cold
weather and the upcom-
ing holiday season.
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www.TheWeeklyNewsCC.com The Weekly News of Cooke County, December 7, 2011 3
endall of Wilbur, Wash.;
grandchildren and spouses,
Larry Davis of Gainesville;
mother, Lynn McCallister
He married Barbara J. El-
more June 25, 1962 in
Contributions may be
Robert Neal Estes
June Kuykendall, 70, of Kasey and Natasha Kuyk- of Newark; daughter and Pottsboro. made to the Kevrick Jack- Robert Neal Estes, 77, of
Valley View died Nov. 28 endall, Kelli and Dwayne son-in-law, Natasha and Lynn E. Davis was an son “Win One, Save One,” Gainesville died Nov. 29 at
at Texas Health Presbyte- Crisp, Kimberly, Kolby, Josh Pardue of Gaines- industrial mechanic and c/o First State Bank, P.O. his residence.
rian Hospital Denton. Kevin, Kaylee, Kamree, ville; son, Shawn Wier of retired from Johnson & Box 10, Gainesville, Texas, Services were held Dec. 2
Services were held Nov. Kenadee, Kaden and Ka- Gainesville; brother, Mike Johnson. 76241-0010. at the Gordonville Church
30 at the Prairie Point leb; great-grandchildren, Richardson of Gainesville; Survivors of Christ with Gene Deck-
Church of the Nazarene Kamden, Rowdy and Be- nephew, Dale Richardson Lynn E. Davis is survived ard oﬃciating. Burial was
with the Rev. Larry Wright audy; sister and brother-in- of Gainesville; and sev- by his wife, Barbara J. Da- in Liberty Cemetery. Ar-
and the Rev. Ricky Kerr law, Sue and Travis Sutton eral family members and vis of Collinsville; son, Erik rangements were under the
oﬃciating. Burial was in of Rosston; sister-in-law, friends. W. Davis of Whitesboro; direction of the Meador
Perryman Cemetery under Tommye Hargrove of De- Donations brother and sister-in-law, Allen Wayne Dutton Funeral Home of Whites-
the direction of the Clem- catur; and brother-in-law, Contributions may Phillip A. and Jane Da- Services boro.
ent-Keel Funeral Home of Ross Sutton of Rosston. be made to NASCOGA vis of Sherman; sister and Allen Wayne Dutton, Pallbearers were Heath
Gainesville. She was preceded in Federal Credit Union in brother-in-law, Ann and 30, of Whitesboro died Marrow, Tommy Ridle-
Pallbearers were Sheriﬀ’s death by her parents, Jace Gainesville. Delbert Clountz of Potts- Nov. 30 at his residence. huber, Matthew Leonard,
Department deputies. and Helen Poyner; sisters, boro; and several nieces A memorial service was Austin Estes, Richard Way,
Honorary Pallbearers Betty Poyner and Brenda and nephews. held Dec. 3 at the Meador David C. Estes and Greg
were sheriﬀs. Kay Sutton; and nephew, He was preceded in death Funeral Home Chapel with Anderson.
History Darin Sutton. by his parents, Vernon and the Rev. Doyle Henderson Honorary Pallbearers
June Kuykendall was Dorothy Davis. oﬃciating. Arrangements were Clovis Webb, Chuck
born June 23, 1941 in Pamela were under the direction of Nichols, Jake Anderson
Muenster to Jace and Hel- Jean Swinden the Meador Funeral Home and Dennis Deckard.
en Pilgreen Poyner. She Services of Whitesboro. History
graduated from Forestburg Pamela Jean Swinden, History Robert Neal Estes was
High School and married Michelle Ann Davis 56, of Gainesville died Nov. Allen Wayne Dutton born Oct. 27, 1934 in
Kenneth Kuykendall Jan. Services 28 at North Texas Medical Kevrick Deandra was born Dec. 22, 1980 Gainesville to Aubrey J.
31, 1959. Michelle Ann Davis, 47, Center in Gainesville. Jackson-Hubbard in Norwich, England to and Mildred Lee Greer Es-
June Kuykendall retired of Gainesville died after A private memorial ser- Services Angela Seaton and Loyd tes, Sr. He married Mary
from the Cooke County a courageous battle with vice will be held at a later Kevrick Deandra Jack- Wayne Dutton. He lived Elizabeth Barnett May 3,
Sheriﬀ’s Department after cancer Nov. 24 at her resi- date. Cremation was under son-Hubbard, 21, of in the United Arab Emir- 1956 in Gainesville.
serving 25 years. dence surrounded by her the direction of the Clem- Gainesville died Nov. 26. ates for several years with He was a member and
She enjoyed playing vol- family. ent-Keel Funeral Home of Services were held Dec. 3 his parents. Deacon at the Gordonville
leyball and spending time A memorial service was Gainesville. at the First Baptist Church Allen Wayne Dutton Church of Christ.
with her teammates. She held Dec. 4 at the Wood- History in Gainesville with Sheldon graduated from Whites- He worked for National
also enjoyed riding horses bine Baptist Church with Pamela Jean Swinden Ballatt oﬃciating. Burial boro High School in 1999, Supply-Armco Steel for 30
and was a member of the the Rev. Wiley Sullivan was born Aug. 6, 1955 in was in Fairview Cemetery where he was a member of years. He was a member of
Gainesville Riding Club. oﬃciating. Arrangements Sacramento, Calif. under the direction of the the National Honor So- the Sherwood Shores Vol-
She liked to ride four- were under the direction of Survivors Clement-Keel Funeral ciety and ﬁeld captain of unteer Fire Department for
wheelers on the farm and the Dalton & Son Funeral Pamela Jean Swinden is Home of Gainesville. the high school band. He more than 20 years, serving
feeding the ﬁsh. She was Home of Lewisville. survived by her son, Jesse History attended Texas A&M Uni- as assistant ﬁre chief.
a member of the Prairie History Stacey of Seattle, Wash.; Kevrick Deandra Jack- versity in Galveston and Survivors
Point Church of the Naza- Michelle Ann Davis was father, Calvin L. Thomp- son-Hubbard was born College Station. Robert Neal Estes is sur-
rene. born Sept. 22, 1964 in son of Gainesville; broth- Jan. 30, 1990 in Gaines- In 1998, he attained the vived by his wife, Mary
Survivors Kansas City, Mo. She at- ers, Calvin Lee Thompson ville to Wendy Jackson and rank of Eagle Scout with “Beth” Estes of Gaines-
June Kuykendall is sur- tended Gainesville High of Gainesville and Glenn Anthony Hubbard. He Troop 66 and enjoyed trips ville; sons and daughters-
vived by her husband, School. She married Larry Thompson of Auburn, Ca- graduated from Gainesville to Canada and Philmont in-law, Michael and Kim
Kenneth “Ott” Kuykend- Davis Dec. 26, 2006. lif.; and three grandchil- High School in 2008 and Scout Ranch. Estes of Gainesville and
all of Valley View; son and Michelle Ann Davis was dren. was the 2007-2008 power- He was a member of the Jon and Angie Estes of
daughter-in-law, Kenny a housewife and enjoyed lifting district champion. First United Methodist Gainesville; daughters and
and Laure Kuykendall of the outdoors and her dogs. He enjoyed football, Church in Whitesboro. sons-in-law, Rebecca and
Valley View; sons, Ricky Survivors baseball, basketball, at- Survivors Mark Leonard of Carroll-
Kuykendall of Burneyville, Michelle Ann Davis is tending church and spend- Allen Wayne Dutton is ton, Cindy and Bill Francis
Okla., and Jeﬀrey Kuyk- survived by her husband, ing time with his friends survived by his parents, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.,
Lynn E. Davis and family. Loyd and Angela Dutton and Lora and Tommy
Services He was a member of of Whitesboro; brother Ridlehuber of Gainesville;
Lynn E. Davis, 69, of the Key Club and coached and sister-in-law, Mark 12 grandchildren; seven
North Central Texas College Collinsville died Nov. 29 Boys Club football. He was and Heather Dutton of step-grandchildren; 14
PUBLIC HEARINGS in Collinsville.
A private memorial ser-
employed at MFG Manu-
Auburn, Ala.; uncle, Les-
ter Dutton of Collinsville;
vice will be held at a later Survivors aunt, Wanda Dutton of brother, A.J. Estes, Jr., of
1. Regarding Taxation of Goods in Transit date. Cremation arrange- Kevrick Deandra Jack- Collinsville; aunt and Aubrey; brother and sister-
2. Moving Board Elections to May of ments were under the son-Hubbard is survived by uncle, Linda and Audie in-law, David Carroll and
Odd-Numbered Years and Extending Terms direction of the Meador his mother, Wendy Jackson Cunduﬀ of Collinsville; Vikki Estes of Gainesville;
Funeral Home of Whites- of Lewisville; father, Antho- great-aunt, Jane Dutton sister, Margaret Wald of
of Incumbent Regents. boro. ny Hubbard of Gainesville; of Whitesboro; and several Anderson, Mo.; and several
History step-father, Louis Clark, cousins. nieces and nephews.
Friday, December 9, 2011 Lynn E. Davis was born Jr., of Denison; grandpar- He was preceded in He was preceded in
4:00 p.m. in Room 103, Board Room, Dec. 16, 1941 in Col- ents, Wilmer Jackson of death by his grandparents, death by his parents; two
NCTC Gainesville Campus linsville to Vernon A. and Gainesville, Floyd Jackson Loyd and Veda Dutton and grandchildren; one great-
Dorothy Graham Davis. of Gainesville, Rita Hub- George and Jean Seaton. grandchild; and sister,
bard of Gainesville and Bil- Donations Joyce Malinowsky.
ly Joe Douglas of Ardmore, Contributions may be Donations
Okla.; God-parents, Lilton made to the Home Hos- Contributions may be
and Stephanie Lawson; pice of Grayson County, made to the Gordonville
brother, Zachary Moreno P.O. Box 2306, Sherman, Church of Christ.
of Sherman; sister, Adriann Texas, 75091.
Hubbard of Gainesville;
brother, Caleb Roberts
Hubbard of Gainesville;
niece, Aliyah Hubbard Find more
of Sherman; and several Area Obituaries
aunts, uncles and cousins. on Page 8
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A plea to Republicans
By Mark Shields The American presidency four citizens believe that campaign will be all about Kroc develop Walmart and Obama stewardship. The
is the center of American the country is “seriously oﬀ Gingrich and his manifest McDonald’s.” race will be all about Gin-
“No man is good enough political power. A presi- on the wrong track,” the shortcomings – political, Of his current and third grich, and Gingrich will be
to be president,” wisely ob- dent can do for the nation incumbent’s record ought public and personal. Amer- wife Callista, Gingrich rejected overwhelmingly
served Abraham Lincoln, and for the future great to be fully, freely and hon- icans like their presidents told ABC News this week, by the voters. We will not
one of the nation’s greatest, good or great harm – and, estly criticized and debated to have both conﬁdence after comparing her ear- debate or decide what we
“but someone has to be.” sometimes, both. Presiden- in the campaign. and modesty. Forget that lier to Nancy Reagan in need to do, what sacriﬁces
Americans’ choice of a tial elections really do mat- That will Newt has in the Allen-Thomas book, we must all make, what
president is truly the most ter. Just ask any African- not happen the past com- that “she (Mrs. Gingrich) pain we must endure for
personal vote that any of American who was drafted in 2012 if the pared himself actually describes herself the common good. Barack
us will ever cast. We are far into the U.S. military after Re p u b l i c a n favorably to as being a cross between Obama will never be held
more likely to vote strictly President Harry Truman Party nomi- Charles De Nancy Reagan and Laura accountable. He will get a
on issues – whether taxes, signed Executive Order nates for- Gaulle, Mar- Bush, with just a slight bit free ride to a second term,
education or the environ- 9981 in 1948, which be- mer House garet Thatch- of Jackie Kennedy tossed and the nation will resolve
ment – when choosing gan the desegregation of Speaker Newt er and Ronald in ...” nothing.
our representative in Con- the armed forces. Gingrich for Reagan. This Forget that Gingrich is This is a plea to my Re-
gress or the Senate. But the The presidential election president. week, in “The the only House speaker in publican friends and rela-
higher the oﬃce, the more of 2012 demands a seri- There would Right Fights U.S. history to be disci- tives: For your own sake
important the candidate. ous public debate about be no ur- Back,” a new plined by his House col- and for the good of the
We want to know of a what kind of country we gently need- e-book by leagues in both parties for country, please do not
presidential candidate not want our children to live ed debate two outstand- violating tax rules and to nominate Newt Gingrich.
simply the voting record in, about what we want the about what ing journal- be ﬁned $300,000. Forget To ﬁnd out more about
or the position papers, but federal government to do – went right and what went ists, Mike Allen and Evan that he has more skeletons Mark Shields and read his
instead what kind of a per- and not to do – and about wrong in Barack Obama’s Thomas, Gingrich spoke of in his closet than does the past columns, visit the Cre-
son, parent, spouse, friend, who should pay for it. Ev- ﬁrst term or what changes his unﬂagging conﬁdence lab at the Harvard Medical ators Syndicate Web page
colleague, ally or adversary ery presidential re-election must be made, whether even as his own 2012 cam- School. at www.creators.com.
the nominee really is. Gen- campaign is, by deﬁni- Obama wins re-election or paign cratered last summer: If Gingrich is nomi- Distributed By Creators.
erally, before we vote for tion, a referendum on the he doesn’t. “I told somebody at one nated, there will be no Com
somebody, we have to ﬁrst incumbent president’s re- Why? Because if Gingrich point, ‘This is like watch- debate and, consequently, Copyright 2011 Mark
like that somebody. cord. When three out of is the GOP nominee, the ing (Sam) Walton or (Ray) no accountability for the Shields
Where Ron Paul is right
By Mona Charen no denying the immedia- But Friedman poses legal. Police sources have a small competitor to at- acknowledged the possibil-
cy and intimacy of video. challenges to conservatives estimated that as much as tempt to import drugs. This ity that legalization might
Five years ago last month, Wouldn’t we have loved to as well as liberals. He op- half the property crime in ensures that only the big result in some increase in
Milton Friedman died at click on Edmund Burke, posed, for example, the some major cities is com- operators with large ﬂeets drug addiction. There was,
age 94. To the very end, Alexander Hamilton or Ci- war on drugs. That’s right. mitted by drug users.” of planes, heavy weapons, after all, an uptick in alco-
the Nobel Prize winning cero and watch them talk Friedman was for legaliza- Drug money, such as et cetera can compete. holism after Prohibition
economist was astute, about their ideas? If you do tion of all drugs, not just booze money during Pro- Prohibition makes it un- was repealed. But not all
tireless and wonderfully dip into the Friedman oeu- marijuana. hibition, has corrupted necessarily cumbersome for victims are created equal.
avuncular. Thanks to the vre, start with his exchange It’s a posi- countless cancer patients and others The child, Friedman notes,
Internet, his commentar- with Phil Donahue! tion embraced police, Drug to receive painkillers and who is killed in a drive-by
ies on subjects ranging Nothing would be easier by only one Enforcement other drugs. A misplaced shoot-out between drug
from greed, to slavery, to than to invoke the great candidate for Administra- fear of addiction some- gangs is a total victim. The
the Great Depression myth Friedman as the sage of lim- president, tion agents, times leads doctors and adult who decides to take
and many other topics, can ited government. He was Ron Paul. border pa- other healthcare provid- drugs is not.
be enjoyed forever. certainly that. If he were Congressman trol agents, ers to underprescribe pain Let’s stipulate that some
Of course, great thinkers commenting on America’s Paul holds prosecutors medicine. Meanwhile, any unknown number of
have been recording their current predicament, he some ludi- and judges. high schooler can score Americans will become ad-
thoughts in books for mil- would doubtless prescribe crous views. Drug crime whatever drugs he wants dicts after legalization, who
lennia. And Friedman was a radically smaller public He seems to has blighted on the way to gym class. otherwise would not have.
no exception. But there’s sector. believe, for many neigh- Harvard economics pro- We must ask whether the
example, that borhoods. fessor Jeﬀrey Miron esti- terrible price we are now
if we were A m e r i c a’s mates that if drugs were paying – in police costs, in-
just nicer to appetite for legal and taxed, the U.S. ternational drug control ef-
Where to write the Iranians, we wouldn’t
need to fret about their ac-
quisition of nuclear weap-
ons. Still, Paul deserves full
drugs has encouraged law-
lessness and violence in
many neighboring coun-
tries, most recently in Mex-
and state treasuries would
receive $46.7 billion in
added revenue, while sav-
ing $41.3 billion in expen-
forts, border security, fore-
gone tax revenue, overdose
deaths, corruption and vio-
lence – is worth it.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey 4326 credit for endorsing drug ico, where its drug violence ditures.
Hutchison Web site: http://burgess. legalization. Friedman is spilling north. What is the downside Copyright 2011 Creators.
284 Russell Senate Oﬃce house.gov would approve. Because illegal drugs are to legalization? Friedman Com
Building Phone: 202.225.7772 Governments in the unregulated, their purity is
Washington, D.C. 20510- Fax: 202.225.2919 United States, federal and unknowable – accounting
4304 state, spend an estimated for thousands of overdose
Web site: www.hutchison. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry
The Weekly News
$41.3 billion annually to deaths and injuries. Since
senate.gov 13th District (western prevent people from in- we maintain drug prohibi-
Phone: 202.224.5922 Cooke County) gesting substances we deem tion to protect people from
Fax: 202.224.0776 2457 Rayburn House Oﬃce harmful, though many un- their own foolish decisions, of Cooke County
Building safe ingestibles – you know those overdose deaths must
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Washington, D.C. 20515-
517 Hart Senate Oﬃce
Web site: www.house.gov/
the list – remain legal. Half
of all federal prisoners are
weigh in the balance, too.
Drug prohibition, Mil- Letter policy
Washington, D.C. 20510- thornberry serving sentences for drug ton Friedman pointed The Weekly News of Cooke County invites its readers to
4302 Phone: 202.225.3706 oﬀenses, along with 20 out, keeps the price of submit letters to the editor. Letters should include the
Web site: www.cornyn.sen- Fax: 202.225.3486 percent of state prisoners. drugs artiﬁcially inﬂated author’s name, address and daytime phone number. No
ate.gov In 2009, there were 1.7 and amounts to a favor letter will be printed without conﬁrmation from the au-
Phone: 202.224.2934 Texas Gov. Rick Perry million drug arrests in the by the government to the thor. Letters should be brief and to-the-point.
Fax: 202.228.2856 PO Box 12428 U.S. Half of those were for drug lords. “The role of Lengthy letters may require condensing. Conﬁrmed let-
Austin, TX 78711-2428 marijuana. As David Boaz the government is to pro- ters will be printed as space allows. Letters that are not
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess Web site: www.governor. and Timothy Lynch of the tect the drug cartels,” as he signed, contain personal attacks or ask that the author’s
26th District state.tx.us Cato Institute noted, “Ad- provocatively phrased it. name be withheld will not be printed.
1224 Longworth House Of- Phone: 512.463.2000 dicts commit crimes to pay Due to our interdiction ef- Letters to the Editor will be printed without correc-
ﬁce Building Fax: 512.463.1849 for a habit that would be forts, Friedman explained, tions of spelling or grammar. Inappropriate language will
Washington, D.C. 20515- easily aﬀordable if it were it’s enormously costly for be removed.
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Howell Ranch recognized by TFLH
for continuous agriculture production
Editor’s note –The following is Judge Robert Dillard in Au- streets in Saint Jo are Howell
the last a series about Cooke gust 1861. and Boggess streets.
County farms recognized Nov. Before the Civil War the “The story says that Jo-
3 by the Texas Family Land political issues in Missouri seph Howell had quit drink-
Heritage (TFLH) program caused Robert Dillard and ing,” Rodney Howell said.
for continuous agriculture his brother Joseph to move “He was believed to be an
production for 100 years or to Texas. Robert Dillard avid opponent of alcohol.”
longer. The Fisher Farm and bought 370 acres at Sivells Joseph Howell owned a
Corcoran Ranch also were rec- Bend near the Red River to general store located across
ognized. raise cattle, corn, oats, hogs, the street from a saloon
chicken, wheat, horses and owned by Boggess. During
By Kit Chase hay. A large log house was the course of their business
Senior Staﬀ Writer built under the trees and a name for the town was dis-
The Weekly News its cement hearth stone can cussed and Boggess report-
be seen today. Robert Dil- edly said to Joseph Howell,
SIVELLS BEND – The lard and his wife Sara had a “Well you’ve turned into
Texas Family Land Heritage daughter Elizabeth “Bettie” such a Saint, let’s call the
(TFLH) program honors and a son George. town Saint Jo.”
the history of the men and On Nov. 28, 1867, Bet- Today, Joseph Howell’s
women who settled Texas tie married Civil War vet- great-great-grand niece
and their descendants who eran James Houston “Huse” Donna Howell-Sickles owns
continue the agriculture tra- Howell who was from Rhea and operates an art gallery in
dition. The Howell Ranch County, Tenn. He served Saint Jo.
on CR 402 in northeast in the Confederate Cavalry On Jan. 16, 1869 “Huse”
Cooke County recently was before moving to Texas. His and Bettie Howell bought
recognized for ﬁve genera- brother, Joseph Howell was the ranch from her parents.
tions of continuous agricul- the name sake for the town Their children were John
tural production. of Saint Jo in Montague Robert, Kate, Pree, R.S.,
Today, Rodney Houston County. Boss Houston and Thomas
Howell and his wife Marga- As legend has it, Joseph J. Alexander “Boomer.” After
ret own and operate a reg- Howell and Irb H. Bog- Boomer was born, the fami-
istered Angus cattle ranch, gess bought a tract of land ly story says that “Huse” and
Lone Star Angus, on land that included the Head of Bettie had a major disagree-
that was ﬁrst settled by Rod- Elm settlement later known ment, so that he saddled his
ney’s great-great grandfather as Saint Jo. The two main favorite horse and rode away
never to return, leaving Bet-
tie to operate the large ranch
Virendra K. Agarwal, MD, MACP and later with help from her
Board Certi ed in Internal Medicine son Boss.
AKA Dr. Victor In 1919, Boss Howell
built the current house and
Complete Healthcare for Adults in 1927 acquired the ranch
• Diabetes • High Blood Pressure • High Cholesterol from Bettie. “All the lum-
ber to build this house was
• Heart Disease • Seizures • Women’s Healthcare
brought out from Gaines- Family history – The Texas Family Land Heritage (TFLH) program recognized the
• Abdominal Disorders • Arthritis ville by two mules and a
• Skin Disease • Depression • Anxiety wagon,” Rodney’s mother Rodney Howell Ranch near Sivells Bend for continuous agriculture production for
• Panic Attacks • Weakness • Physical Exam Pauline Howell said. “So he 100 years or longer. Pictured left to right are Margaret Howell, Rodney Howell, Pau-
• Heart Monitor • Vaccinations • Stress Test kept those mules until they line Howell and Brett Howell. Today, Rodney and his wife Margaret own and operate
died.” Lone Star Angus on land ﬁrst settled by Rodney’s great-great-grandfather Judge
Accepting All Insurances, Medicare & Private Pay “He hired carpenters that Robert Dillard in August 1861. (Staff Photo)
started the house and then
NTMC Medical Of ce Bldg. he didn’t like the way it was During the 1920s Boss Marietta, Okla., across the a degree,” Pauline Howell
1902 Hospital Blvd, Suite E going so he ﬁred them and Howell married Anna Lang- Red River. Gainesville was said. “That was when the
he and his hired hands ﬁn-
ford and their children are several hours away because junior college was across
ished the house,” Rodney Betty Sue, William Houston roads were not very good. the street from the old high
Howell said. and Anna Lou. “When they went out they school.”
Boss Howell bought sev- went on horseback to Mari- In 1981, Rodney Howell
eral tracts of land in the etta,” Rodney Howell said. married Margaret David-
early 1900s. He was able “He had a bay mare. She son and they have two sons,
to pay for the land by sell- was the hardest swimming Brett Houston and Brady
OF MUENSTER, Ltd.
ing 30 pairs of mules trained horse you’d ever seen. They’d Dillon. In 2001, Rodney
and ready for work. After go upriver to swim the hors- Howell acquired the ranch
World War I, returning sol- es. He said the horse rode that is now 856 acres.
diers from the war were able high out of the water and he Margaret was raised in Fort
Great Selection • Great Prices • Great People to buy mules for farming.
“In 1925, Boss was farm-
would set his legs over the
saddle horn and end up in
Worth and when she moved
to the Howell Ranch she had
FINANCING FOR EVERYONE ing 1,400 acres, which was
an enormous operation for
Oklahoma with kakis as dry
as can be.”
to face rattle snakes, copper
heads and howling coyotes.
the time,” Rodney Howell Houston Howell mar- Brett and Brady attended
said. “In 1926, we had a land ried Pauline Pierce and their Sivells Bend School where
boom out here and he sold children are Donna Carol their mother was a teacher
200 of his 1,400 acres for and Rodney Houston. and their father, grandfather
2008 Chevrolet 2010 Ford Flex 2010 Ford Edge $200 an acre. Dad said that “The story I heard was that and great-grandfather served
1500 SEL Limited during the Depression you during the drought of 1956 on the school board.
could buy the land for $15.” they (Houston and Pauline) Brett Howell has an MBA
The sales allowed his family decided a little oﬀ-farm in- from The University of Tex-
to have better ﬁnances than come might be helpful so as and works at Calpine En-
most during the 1930s. they went back to school,” ergy in Houston and Brady
In 1942, Boss’s son Hous- Rodney Howell said. Pau- Howell is attending South
$10,995 $22,995 $24,995 ton Howell and his two sis-
ters inherited 400 acres each.
line and Houston traveled
to North Texas University to
Texas College of Law in
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 2010 Mercury Mariner 2010 Ford Fusion Houston and his sister Anna get teaching degrees while The Howell Ranch will
Mega Cab, 4x4, Leather Limited Lou bought out their sister their children were still qualify for the 150 year
Betty Sue’s land and divided young. TFLH recognition next
the 1,200 acres. Houston Pauline Howell is a re- year and is ﬁlled with fam-
and his wife Pauline then tired school teacher and ily photos, memories and
had 600 acres and in 1974 taught her last 10 years in memorabilia from almost
bought 250 more from the Gainesville Independent 150 years. The people and
the original Joseph Dillard School District. She is now the land have lived through
$37,900 $19,900 $17,900 Place.
When Houston Howell
a gardener devoting her time
troubled times and survived
war, Indian raids, economic
was a young man, the closest “I had been to the junior changes, weather and hard
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Grazing methods at Dixon Ranch
maintained herds during drought
By Kit Chase and the land,” Tuggle said. had some grasses show up so we basically maintained you get this method rolling dation chairman is Clint
Senior Staﬀ Writer “Years of experience and that we didn’t know were the numbers that we had it’s great.” Josey, foundation president
The Weekly News emerging research show out there until they were instead of trying to grow The Dixon Foundation is Robert Potts and general
that well-managed grazing given an opportunity to anymore through this has ﬁve working ranches in manager is Robby Tuggle,
LEO – High stock graz- with dense herds actually grow – like eastern gamma drought. North Texas and West Tex- and ranch managers are
ing methods utilized at the enhances the landscape.” grass,” Tuggle said. “It’s a “For this technique to as with more than 15,000 Jerry Baggs, Danny Parker
Dixon Ranch in Leo have Alfalfa hay is provided native grass, but it’s so pal- catch on, agriculture has acres. The ranches provide and Casey Wade.
succeeded in maintaining when the grasses are dor- atable for cattle that it gets to be a full-time job and grass-ﬁnished meat that is For more information,
cattle and sheep produc- mant during the winter. eaten out. It’s a high end in this day and age most certiﬁed organic and cur- visit www.dixonwater.org
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worst droughts. the pasture not the cows,” High-stock grazing and and ranch do it part time,” Foods markets. water.org.
The Texas drought has Tuggle said. “All we’re do- multiple species grazing will Tuggle said. “This is la- The Dixon Water Foun-
forced many livestock pro- ing is giving the cow what allow the sheep to graze on bor intensive. You have to
ducers to aggressively cull she doesn’t get out of the grasses the cattle will not move animals every day,
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market early and in many ty good shape for going graze on grasses the sheep you have to keep your fence
cases, ranchers had to liq-
uidate entire herds because
through a drought. They
aren’t skinny and they
will not utilize. “They are
mowing the grass like you
up. You can’t just turn 20
cows in on so many acres
of lack of grazing, hay or aren’t fat. It’s been a tough do your yard,” Tuggle said. and if there’s water in the .com
water. time probably since they’ve The rewards are thicker, pond they’re okay. Once
“As of right now we have been keeping the history stronger grass cover with
not sold any producing (of weather conditions in higher litter and soil organ-
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“We have not had to get will graze approximately sheep, Anatolian shepherd
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ing the drought. The variety of grasses certain day in June we start
“One of the key ways in in the pastures are native thinking about destocking.
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Business news was held for Renaissance Care Center, in Gainesville
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Fall Special GAINESVILLE – Sole’renity Day Spa & Nail Lounge will
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Blue Ostrich ribbon cutting held
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SAINT JO – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
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MUENSTER – The Muenster Chamber of Commerce minimize loss of production revenue.
will host a ribbon cutting for Luminous Looks at 10 a.m. Researchers show that during the lifecycle of a turbine,
Dec. 2. repair costs are less with scheduled maintenance programs
Get all the Luminous Looks’ owner Leah Hess invites the public
for the ribbon cutting ceremony at The Little Theater
than on an emergency call basis.
The company seeks candidates to ﬁll positions for on-
discounts Mall, 213 N. Main St., suite 207, in Muenster. site team leaders, project manager and composite repair
The Muenster Chamber of Commerce December mixer technicians and anticipates 25 or more new employees in
you deserve. will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Bartush Land and Cattle the next six months.
Company on CR 417. For more information, visit www.windenergyservice-
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High-tech learning at Edison and then competed against Whitewright during the Re-
gional Championship for the ﬁrst place Game Award.
GAINESVILLE – New educational technology at Edi- “We came in second place out of 56 teams, which
son Elementary School provides early learning proﬁcien- represents several hundred schools,” Sacred Heart prin-
cy skills and long distance training for staﬀ. cipal Rafael Rondon said. “A magnet high school came
Edison library received 10 iPods from the Gainesville In- in third place. Knowing that really puts things into per-
dependent School District Education Foundation that are spective.”
available at the Edison library for students and teachers.
Students use the iPod touch to develop and reinforce Muenster elementary food drive
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MUENSTER – The Muenster Elementary School Stu-
GISD Foundation awards grants dent Council held a two-week cereal drive in October
Cookie Wonderland GAINESVILLE – The GISD Education Foundation
awarded more than $16,000 for student educational
for the Sacred Heart food pantry, according to a report
by MESC reporter Alex Batha.
A total of 189 boxes were collected from pre-kinder-
Saturday, Dec. 17 th
support programs. garten to sixth grades. Mrs. Hellman’s ﬁfth grade home-
Edison Elementary campus received a Math in Mo- room collected the most cereal with 40 boxes.
tion program grant, funds for two iPads, a ﬁne arts grant
for kindergarteners and funds for ﬁrst graders to attend MISD students, teachers of month
St. Paul Episcopal Parish Hall a play in May.
Chalmers Elementary School campus received funds MUENSTER – Muenster Independent School District
415 California St. to buy owl pellets and a lab activity for the Frank Buck October Students of the Month were Jori Magee, Devon
Gainesville, TX 76240 Zoo during the spring semester, funds for a second grade
ﬁeld trip to the Elm Fork Education Center in Denton.
Brinkley and Braeden Hacker.
October Teachers of the Month were Molly Sicking
Lee Elementary School campus received funds for the and Deanna Hellman.
9 am - ??? ﬁfth grade annual trip to Leeper Lake in Love County,
funds for 10 iPod touches and math programs. Wildcats make All District team
Gainesville Middle School campus received funds for a
Join Us for our Annual Homemade ﬁeld trip to a Civil-War re-enactment in Denison and funds CALLISBURG – Callisburg High School students se-
Christmas Cookie Bonanza! for a ﬁeld trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas.
Gainesville High School campus received funds for sci-
lected to the 2011 All District oﬀensive football squad
were MVP Clay McKenzie, Allen Eugster, Dakota
You select from our wide variety entiﬁc calculators and funds for a women’s study class. Tinney, Colton Holder, Jeﬀery McClinton and Logan
Smithson; and named to the defensive team were Jacob
of cookies and ll a bag for $10 Sacred Heart Robotics wins Barton, Shawn Paynter, Colton Holder, Allen Eugster,
Dakota Tinney and Dusty Taylor.
20% of Proceeds go to VISTO! MUENSTER – The Sacred Heart School robotics team
Mental Health Center
unveils new name,
new sign Dec. 1
big business (Continued from Page 1) razors, laundry detergent, support self-determination
facial tissues, paper towels, for person with mental, in-
and TCC staﬀ members dish washing liquid, staple tellectual and developmen-
to us Holly Booth, Maria Clayton and canned foods. Cash tal challenges.
and Valerie Henscheid. donations will be accepted A 24-hour, toll-free crisis
TCC seeks Christmas to buy these items or other line for anyone experienc-
donations for clients that needed items for clients. ing a mental health crisis is
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The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs approximately 2 hours
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Area obituaries Continued Helping
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(Continued from Page 3) Kuhn of Lindsay; great- Gainesville. grandchildren, Anthony versity Christian Church. 940-727-8084
granddaughter, Addison History Wayne Bahnick of Arling- She enjoyed traveling with
Booher of Denton; sister, The Rev. Elwood “Woody” ton, Susan Diane Poore and her friends.
Joe Emanuel Buck Nancy Norcross of Gaines- Spencer Poore was born husband Brian Carrell of Survivors NO JOB TOO BIG
Services ville; brother, William Buck Feb. 12, 1922 in Haverhill, Arlington, Amanda Grace Carolyn Ann Davis is sur- no job too small
Joe Emanuel Buck, 69, of of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Mass., to Edwin and Lucy Poore of Oak Cliﬀ and vived by her cousin, Gordon
Gainesville died Dec. 3 at step-sisters, Patsy Owensby Brown Poore. He married Sybil Lockhart of Arlington; Smith of Gainesville and his New or Remodel Constr.
his residence. of Mesquite and Billie Nich- Ruth Grace Webster Sept. 3, great-grandchildren, Shelby family; and many friends.
A private memorial ser- ols of Gainesville. 1948. Bahnick and Nicholas Bah- Donations Electrical
vice was held Dec. 6. Ar- He was preceded in death He graduated from Cor- nick; and daughter-in-law, Contributions may be Plumbing
rangements were under the by his parents, Bailey Buck nell College and then from Debra Smelcer Poore of made to Humane Society Honey Do’s
direction of the Geo. J. Car- and Willie Jo Grundy; and Bangor Theological Semi- Gainesville. of North Texas, 1840 E. Home Theater Installation
roll & Son Funeral Home of step-father, W.B. Grundy. nary. He graduated with He was preceded in death Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth,
Gainesville. Donations advanced degrees in Music by his parents, Edwin and Texas, 76103-2124. Computer & Network Setup
History Contributions may be History and Sacred Music Lucy Poore; siblings, Me-
Joe Emanuel Buck was made to the Southern Care from SMU. lissa, Malcolm and Hayden;
born Dec. 4, 1941 in Noco- Hospice of Denton, 5800 The Rev. Elwood “Woody” wife, Ruth Webster Poore;
na. He married Reba Koonce
in Gainesville in 1958.
N. I-35, Suite 200, Denton,
Spencer Poore served church-
es in Maine, Iowa and Texas.
and son, Charles Billings
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Joe Emanuel Buck was He was Pastor Emeritus Gainesville Gold and Silver
a master electrician and at First United Methodist We Buy Gold and Silver Jewelry broken or not
owned and operated Texoma Church in Gainesville. His
Electric. He was a member service in ministry spanned Silver and Gold Coins,
of the Masonic Lodge No. Rev. Elwood “Woody” more than 60 years. Carolyn Ann Davis Sterling Flatware and Service Sets
210. He enjoyed ﬁshing and Spencer Poore He enjoyed people, col- Services
hunting, especially deer. Services lecting stamps, collecting Carolyn Ann Davis, 76, Coin Shop, Jewelry and Antique Mall
Survivors The Rev. Elwood postcards and music. He of Fort Worth died Nov. 30 1910 E. Hwy 82, Gainesville Tx
Joe Emanuel Buck is sur- “Woody” Spencer Poore, 89, was a 32nd Degree Mason, a in Fort Worth.
vived by his wife, Reba Buck of Gainesville died Dec. 3 at member of the Lion’s Club, Graveside services were 940-612-2271
of Gainesville; daughters Denton Regional Medical a veteran serving with the held Dec. 5 at Fairview
and sons-in-law, Lisa and Center. Army Signal Corp, a teacher, Cemetery with the Rev. Hu-
Don York of Denton and A Celebration of Life will a community volunteer and bert Wright oﬃciating. Buri-
Denna and Kyle Kuhn of
Lindsay; grandchildren, Sara
be held at 1 p.m. Wednes-
day (Dec. 7) at the First
a lifelong student.
al was under the direction of
the Thompson’s Harveson Do you need
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Pete York of Lewisville, Don Yeager oﬃciating. Buri- his son and daughter-in-law, History
Duke York of Denton, Te- al will follow in Fairview Ralph Spencer and Patty Carolyn Ann Davis was We can help with
resa Lausier of Frisco, Bailey Cemetery under the direc- McLeroy Poore of Arling- born Dec. 31, 1934 in
Kuhn of Lindsay, Tanner tion of the Geo. J. Carroll ton; daughter, Nancy Poore Gainesville to Martin and any size project!
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GAINESVILLE – The fol- ﬁve years in a state facility munity supervision for
lowing sentences were issued and court costs. Dewell Dolan Sanders who
for felony indictments and Carlos Lecorie Hankins pleaded guilty to the July
ﬁled in the 235th District pleaded guilty to the March 18, 2008 third degree felo-
Court. 3, 2011 state jail felony of- ny oﬀense of driving while
James David McCoy fense of possession of mari- intoxicated three or more
pleaded guilty to the May juana and was sentenced times and he was sentenced
26, 2009 state jail felony of- to three years community to ﬁve years in a state facil-
fense of credit card abuse and supervision, a $1,000 ﬁne, ity, a $1,000 ﬁne and court
was sentenced to 12 months court costs and restitution. costs.
in a state facility, court costs Erlin Eugene Umsted Jeﬀrey Keith Skaggs plead-
and restitution. pleaded guilty to the April 4, ed guilty to the June 20,
Dewell Dolan Sanders 2010 ﬁrst degree felony of- 2006 state jail felony oﬀense
pleaded guilty to the Sept. fense of enhanced intoxica- of criminal non-support and
16, 2011 third degree felo- tion manslaughter and was was sentenced to ﬁve years
ny oﬀense of driving while sentenced to 15 years in a community supervision,
intoxicated three or more state facility and court costs. court costs and $53,919.04
times and was sentenced to Judgment revoked com- restitution.
case action Introducing ...
Martha (Marty) Thomas, MD
GAINESVILLE – The fol- Robert Glen Ham vs. vorce.
lowing cases were ﬁled and Janie Sutton Davis Ham – Timothy Darrll Jones Dr. Thomas comes to Cooke County from
decided in the 235th Dis- divorce. vs. Pauline Ann Jones – di- Searcy, Arkansas, where she was in practice
trict Court. FIA Card Services NA vs. vorce.
NTMC welcomes to the medical staff,
Clint D. Britain – contract. Kimberly Anne Templin for ﬁve years. She is board certiﬁed with the
Cases ﬁled In Re: Reneta M. Knabe vs. Richard William Temp-
Cooke County, et al vs. and Greg E. Knabe – fore- lin – divorce. American Academy of Pediatrics (2008)
Gilbert Warren and Doro- closure. In Re: Kelley Renae Blan- and earned her medical degree and
thy Warren – delinquent Ex Parte: Tony Leon Part- ton – name change.
taxes. ney – writ of habeas corpus. Ex Parte: Tony Leon Part- performed her residency at the University of
Cooke County, et al vs. Veronica Deans St. Onge ney – writ of habeas corpus. Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas
Gladys Louise Hobbs Living vs. Patrict St. Onge – di- Cooke County, et al vs.
Trust – delinquent taxes. vorce. Jose G. Morales and Juana Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
Cooke County, et al vs. Sharon Denise Johnson Lara – judgment for the
Freddy Turk and Bobbie J. vs. David Ray Johnson – di- plaintiﬀ.
Turk – delinquent taxes. vorce. Cooke County, et al vs. Dr. Thomas is Board Certiﬁed with the
Cooke County, et al vs. Discover Bank vs. Vernie Milus E. Davis and Hazel
Tennie B. Huﬀman – delin- M. Wilson and C.B. Wilson M. Davis – judgment for American Academy of Pediatrics and is
quent taxes. – contract. the plaintiﬀ. skilled in all general pediatric issues, ADHD
Cooke County, et al vs. Cooke County, et al vs.
David Bruce Woods and Cases decided G.D. Brackeen and Geneva and mental health disorders.
Rebecca C. Woods – delin- Dalelenia Rae Drake vs. Brackeen – judgment for the
quent taxes. Randall Shane Drake – di- plaintiﬀ.
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Gainesville Police Department
Oklahoma man robbed at vehicle
by unknown suspect in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE – Marc Other incidents reported to Bridget Anne Ellis report- Henry Lanny Brooks re- Calvin Dion Pipkin, 40, 18, driving under the inﬂu-
Eric Powers, 25, of Oklaho- GPD follow. ed the theft $60 cash and ported the theft of fuel, lug possession of a controlled. ence.
ma City was robbed outside Kenya Dawn Borden and keys, a total value of $130, cover and wheel cover from Brittany Gail Banks, 21, James Dalelee Kennedy,
of his car in the 1900 block Kacie Rae Brown reported from a vehicle in the 300 a vehicle, a total value of organized retail theft, crimi- 19, public intoxication.
of North I-35 Nov. 29 by an an assault in the 1400 block block of North I-35. $222.08, in the 400 block nal trespass. Juan Olivas Rodriguez,
unknown suspect. of Belcher Street. Derek Allen Sicking re- of North I-35. Charity Sharda Farmer, 20, public intoxication.
According to the Gaines- Speed Machining re- ported the theft of a GPS Bobby Ray Lynch re- 22, misdemeanor warrant. Karrisa Kristine Hodge,
ville Police Department, ported the theft of a ﬂatbed unit valued at $250 from a ported criminal trespass in Clayton Kendall Bryant, 20, misdemeanor warrants.
a person wearing a black trailer valued at $1,700 in vehicle in the 3000 block of the 300 block of North Cle- 20, misdemeanor warrant. Anthony Lamonte Per-
hoodie and ski mask ap- the 1500 block of North North Weaver Street. ments Street. Jimmie Allen Douthit, kins, 22, public intoxica-
proached Powers and de- Culberson Street. Brandy Nicole Gibson 29, misdemeanor warrant. tion.
manded his wallet. James Lewis Andujo re- reported the theft of a GPS Arrest log J.C. Ritcherson, 75, mis- James Robert Benton, 30,
Police did not know at ported $3,000 damage to a unit, radar detector and Patrick Allen Young, 28, demeanor warrant. public intoxication.
press time what type of vehicle from a hit-and-run vodka, a total value of $238, evading arrest. James Garrett McMullen,
weapon was used, and did accident. from a vehicle in the 400
not have a better description Wal-Mart reported the block of South Grand Av-
of the suspect. theft and recovery of a belt enue.
The suspect took Powers
wallet that contained $420
and a credit/debit card.
GPD was still investigat-
valued at $8 in the 1800
block of Lawrence Street.
Enderby Gas reported the
theft of gasoline valued at
Gray Hill Apartments
reported $50 damage to a
door during an attempted
burglary in the 900 block of
ing the incident. No injuries $150.64 in the 1400 block East Highway 82.
were reported. of West Highway 82. Great American Car
Wash reported $300 dam-
age to a window during an
attempted burglary in the
Call me today for a complimentary 1500 block of North Dixon
financial and insurance review. Street. GAINESVILLE – The fol- cal permit at 1306 N. Cle- Road.
Nicholas Dewitt Blanton lowing permit requests ments St. Randy Lovato – mobile
(940) 665 3121 reported $100 damage to were received by the City of Sue Herrington – electri- home permit at 2212 Mead-
a mailbox and post from a Gainesville. cal permit at 603 N. Weaver ow Lark Lane.
David Wright hit-and-run accident in the Maria Del Carmen – ac- St. Daniel Meza – plumbing
EDWIN WRIGHT 3900 block of East Broad- cessory building permit at Shirley Reiter – electri- permit at 2014 Greenbriar.
Wright & Wright
BOX 796/317 N GRAND Insurance way. 811 N. Morris St. cal permit at 721 S. Grand Shendra Coleman –
GAINESVILLE Petroﬂex NA LTD report- Gainesville Housing Au- Ave. plumbing permit at 1010 E.
317 N. Grand •
firstname.lastname@example.orgGainesville ed $125 damage to three thority – communications Rebecca Teaford – fence Main St.
pulltapes in the 2300 block tower antenna permit at 501 permit at 1016 N. Com- William Brewer – plumb-
Subject to availability and qualifications.Allstate Life Insurance Company, E. California St. merce St. ing permit at 1506 Olive St.
Northbrook, Illinois © 2007 Allstate Insurance Company. of Airport Drive.
Jaime Moreno – construc- Roy Howser – fence per- Merlin Wilson – rooﬁng
tion permit at 3107 E. Hwy. mit at 1113 Kent. permit at 107 Line Drive.
82. Otis Prestage – fence per- Alfonso Rodriguez-Soto
There’s no place like
Randy Lovato – demoli- mit at 822 N. Morris St. – rooﬁng permit at 801 N.
tion permit at 2212 Mead- Julia Perez – fence permit Clements St.
ow Lark Lane. at 1403 Culberson. James Brizendine – roof-
J.C. Bullard – electri- B-29 Investments, LP – ing permit at 816 N. Taylor
cal permit at 319 Rosedale mechanical permits at 114 St.
Drive. E. Foreline. Boyd Sikes – rooﬁng per-
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Clay Brooks – electrical Northwest Management, mit at 619 Ritchey St.
permit at 1716 Merrywood Inc. – mechanical permit at Integrity CPAC Invest-
Way. 516 N. Denton St. ments, LLC – rooﬁng per-
Bobby Don Doty – elec- Boyd Ware – mechanical mit at 1125 S. Clements St.
trical permit at 1510 Rice permit at 715 Lindsay St. BDH Investments, LLC –
Ave. ARC – mobile home per- sign permit at 102 N. Grand
Emilio Gutierrez – electri- mit at 1400 Old Sivells Bend Ave.
Sheriﬀ logs reports
GAINESVILLE – The fol- block of East Highway 82. 2800 block of CR 115.
lowing incidents were re- Curtis Franklin Anderson Joel J. Najera of Gaines-
ported to the Cooke County of Lake Kiowa reported an ville reported a theft in the
Sheriﬀ’s Department. animal bite. 1500 block of CR 263.
Gainesville Erica Nicole Burns of Alan Dale Gray of Gaines-
Glenwood Springs, Colo., ville reported a theft in Arrest log
940.665.0944 reported the theft of a vehi- the 100 block of San Chez Michelle Christine Lush-
cle in the 1000 block of I-35 Street. er, 44, warrants.
Frontage Road. James William Haas of Jeremy Nathaniel Brown,
Here are just some of the ways we can help at home: A structure ﬁre-explosion Odessa reported the bur- 21, warrant.
was reported in the 8700 glary of a habitation in the
County Clerk issues
Rely on Angels Care Home Health to keep your GAINESVILLE – The fol- County Clerk’s Oﬃce. Mason, 18, Norman, Okla.
patients or loved ones home for the holidays. lowing marriage licenses Zachary Tyrell Edens, 21, Michael Joseph Lewis, 48,
were issued by the Cooke Fairfax, Okla., and Ila Ariel Edmond, Okla., and Kim-
berly Kay Bishop, 53, Ed-
Rockey James Strider, 38,
Oklahoma City and Jennifer
Ann Barcelo, 29, Oklahoma
Joseph Muthara Ndua,
24, Oklahoma City and
Elena Roxanne Leon, 20,
Brian Keith Massey, 29,
Bowie and Elizabeth Mashae
Sorrels, 30, Bowie.
Jimmy Lynn May, 50, Ar-
dmore, Okla., and Loretta
Louise May, 53, Ardmore,
Chad Lane Martin, 45,
Gainesville and Trina Kay
Deeken, 37, Gainesville.
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ATAINST THE ESTATE OF (940) 665-8888
FRANCES CAROL PARRISH, DECEASED
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