Sunday, October 23, 2016

Second capital murder trial is underway in District Court

Amber Halford

Parking spaces were hard to find Monday morning at the Freestone County Fair-grounds in Fairfield as prospective jurors being selected for the start of the Amber Halford capital murder trial currently underway.

Halford’s trial began Tuesday in district court. The defendant is being represented by Groesbeck attorney David Moore.

Halford is on trial for her role in the 2015 home invasion/capital murder of Teague resident Doug Hurst. The first of three defendants, Lawson Abram, was sentenced to life in prison less than two weeks ago. The third defendant, O’Jarion McClennon, will stand trial beginning October 31st.

Hurst was gravely wounded in a shootout in his home in March of 2015. Hurst shot and killed J.D. Mulkey during the attempted burglary.

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Grand Jury hands down felony indictments

LION RUNNINGBACK JACOVY MCWILLIAMS breaks loose from the Whitney defense for a 64 yard touchdown run during second quarter action last Friday night in Whitney. The Lions beat the Wildcats 49-13 to remain undefeated in district play and will take on the Groesbeck Goats Friday night during Homecoming.

The Freestone County Grand Jury handed down a number of felony indictments while meeting in regular session in the Freestone County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The charges were presented to the grand jury by County Attorney Chris Martin and included: Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Assault Public Servant, Assault, Theft of Property. The indictments handed down by the grand jury have been released by the County Attorney’s office as follows: Carlier Lorietta Cooper, B/F, 48 years old, Mexia, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 3<28 grams, Hydrocodone. Date of Offense: April 19, 2016. Soungie Jalyssa Craig, B/F, 24 years old, Houston, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Cocaine, less than one gram. Date of Offense: August 10, 2016. Randolph Scott Hablin, W/M, 28 years old, Teague, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Oxycodone four grams or more but less than 200. Date of Offense: May 16, 2016. Steen Troy Henderson, B/M, 44 years old, Wortham, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Methamphetamine, less than one gram. Date of Offense: July 11, 2016. Marcheri Renall Hughes, B/F, 30 years old, Teague, Possession of Firearm by Felon. Date of Offense: July 6, 2016.

Jeremy ODaniel Fuller, W/M, 32 years old, Trinity, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Date of Offense: July 31, 2016. Evan Jospeh Niswanger, W/M, 31 years old, Teague, Assault Intentionally/Recklessly Impede Breath/Circulation Family Member, With previous conviction. Date of Offense: August 14, 2016. Victor Omar Sanchez AKA Victor Omar Sanchez-Martinez, W/M, 25 years old, Jewett. Assault Family Violence, Impede Breath. Date of Offense: July 29, 2016. Chester William Talbert, W/M, 63 years old, Palestine, Theft of Property, $2500 or ore but less than $30,000. Date of Offense: May 21, 2016.

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MEMBERS OF THE 2016 THS Homecoming Court vying for the titles of 2016 Homecoming Queen and Homecoming Duchess are shown above. Candidates for Duchess are (front row, l to r) Sophomore, Haylee Young; Freshman, Macy Guerrero; Freshman, Jaucelyn Gibson; and Sophomore, Graysie Myers. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are (back row, l to r) Junior, Katelin Bodine; Junior, Madison Steen; Senior, Ally Skinner; and Senior, Hayley Harris.

The 2016 Teague High School Homecoming is here! Hundreds of Teague High School ex-students will be pouring into Teague this week to celebrate their days as Teague Lions. Some came early to catch the Homecoming Bonfire on Wednesday and some probably will not make it until Saturday in time for the parade. Held every two years, the biennial Homecoming brings back former students from across the country to renew old friendships and reminisce about the days when they walked through the halls at Teague High School. The first event taking place Friday morning is the 9th Biennial Ex-Student/Faculty Scholarship Golf Tournament beginning with at 8:00 a.m. check-in at the Tri-County Golf Club at The Vineyards, 125 Private Road 940, Teague (previously Big Cedar Country Club). Tee-off time will be a 9:00 a.m. for all the golfers. From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. there will be “Greeting on the Grounds” hosted by Joe Connell and the Class of 1968, and sponsored by Citizens State Bank. It will be held on the grounds of the old Teague High School in front of Citizens State Bank. Registration is unique this year, as it will be held in the newly remodeled downstairs at the old Teague Hotel with first registration on Friday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and hosted by the Teague Historical Preservation Society. The hotel is at 201 Elm Street beside the B-RI Railroad and Historical Museum. Ex-Students will pack the Lion gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon for the Homecoming Pep-Rally. Ex-Students and the present student body will combine forces at the pep rally to fire up the Fighting Lion football team for their 7:30 p.m. district contest against the Groesbeck Goats. There will also be a pre-football game reception for Ex-Students in the THS Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those who don’t wish to attend the football game, or who want to go before or after the game, there will be a get-together at the Teague Hotel with the Cowboy Christian Band playing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hotdogs, snacks and cold drinks will be available to purchase. From 8:00 p.m. to midnnight. Michael “Lanky” Moore will be providing great entertainment. On Saturday, October 22nd, second registration is available at the Teague Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. sponsored by the Teague Historical Preservation Society. There are many individual classes planning gatherings to put the final touches on their floats, more reminiscing and lunches. With much fan-fare, lights and sirens and the Mighty Lion Marching Band the Teague High School 2016 Homecoming Parade will roll down Main Street beginning at 2:00 p.m. All entries for the parade must be lined up on the side streets off of...

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Lion Band to perform before game begins

Come get a Teague Chronicle newspaper to check out our 8th Annual Salute to Women in Business Section.

The Mighty Lion Band will be performing before the Homecoming football game this Friday. The Band will take the field at 7:00 pm in order to allow time for presenting the Homecoming court and the crowning of the 2016 Queen at halftime.

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