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Tue
24
Feb

Man found murdered in Camp County

By Susan Taft
Special to The Gazette
 
Jose Antonio Ponse of Pittsburg and Jonathan Kyle Sanford of Dangerfield have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping in Titus County. A third person has been identified and a warrant has been issued for his arrest as well.
Ernest Lee Ibarra Jr., 29, was reported missing by his wife around 2:07 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 20, according to Sheriff Alan McCandless.
The Titus County Sheriff’s office responded to a possible kidnapping early last Friday morning.
Tue
24
Feb

Pittsburg police officer’s actions help save man’s life

By Cory Smith
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Pittsburg police officer Kellie Huggins was patrolling the 300 block of North Texas Street when she was approached by Durwin Duffey. Mr. Duffey was in distress and asking for help. Officer Huggins noticed that Mr. Duffey was losing a large amount of blood, which was due to a stint in his arm becoming dislodged. Officer Huggins was able to get Camp County EMS on scene to begin treatment and transport Mr. Duffey to the hospital for medical treatment.
Tue
24
Feb

Inmates seize control of part of a Texas prison

Special to The Gazette
 
As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility “uninhabitable,” an official said last Saturday.
Ed Ross, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, said the inmates who had taken control are “now compliant” but that negotiations were ongoing in an effort for staff to “regain complete control” of Willacy County Correctional Center.
“The situation is not resolved, though we’re moving toward a peaceful resolution,” FBI spokesman Erik Vasys said.
It wasn’t immediately clear what progress had been made through the negotiations, but Sheriff Larry Spence said there were no hostages involved in the standoff and only minor injuries reported. Spence said the inmates “have pipes they can use as weapons.”
 
Tue
24
Feb

DPS Invites Current Texas Peace Officers to Become Troopers

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now accepting applications for an advanced recruit school designed for current Texas law enforcement officers who are interested in becoming Highway Patrol Troopers. The application deadline is March 25; and the eight-week school will begin June 21. “We know that there are highly qualified Texas peace officers who may be interested in becoming Highway Patrol Troopers,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS values the expertise and training these professionals possess, and this new recruit school is an excellent opportunity for current law enforcement officers to join DPS.” This particular recruit school provides eligible officers in Texas an accelerated path to becoming a DPS trooper versus the standard course that spans more than 20 weeks. The graduates of this particular class – beginning June 21 – will be assigned primarily to DPS Regions 3 and 4 along the Texas-Mexico border to fulfill current needs in those areas.
Tue
24
Feb

Bullard

Graveside services for Wyvern Bullard, 98, of Pittsburg, were held Friday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Riley-County Line Cemetery in Camp County. Officiating was Larry Glossup and Curtis Epnett. Mrs. Bullard was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Upshur County and died Feb. 16 at East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg.
 
 
Tue
24
Feb

Theatre Northeast to present Steel Magnolias

Tue
24
Feb

NTCC Continuing Education offers Creative Writing 101

Have you ever dreamed of getting a short story published in a magazine or perhaps even having the next great novel listed on the New York Times bestseller list? Or, maybe you just have a good story to tell? Northeast Texas Community College and renowned author Lou Antonelli are offering Creative Writing 101 again at the Main Campus on FM 1735. Antonelli’s short fiction has been published in the U.S., Canada, England, Portugal, India and Australia, and gathered up in four separate collections; the most recent “Letters from Gardner – A Writing Odyssey” includes 16 short stories and the correspondence between the author and the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois. Antonelli will share writing tips and techniques designed to help students become published authors themselves.

Wed
18
Feb

Homer Jones inducted into Hall of Fame

By Cory Smith
 
Homer Carroll Jones, a Pittsburg resident and former NFL standout was inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame last week at a ceremony conducted at the Douglass Alumni Center. Mr. Jones is best known for being the first player to “spike” a football and also was the first to return a kickoff for a touchdown on Monday Night Football.
Mr. Jones is still one of the most recognizable and valuable players in the New York Giants franchise and was a feared scoring threat in the 1960s. In high school, Mr. Jones ran a blinding 9.3 second 100-yard dash and ran the 200-yard dash in 19.9 seconds. Mr. Jones also ran for the United States track team.
Wed
18
Feb

Commissioners approve contract with bank

By Cory Smith
 
The Camp County Commissioner’s Court met last Monday morning at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting to discuss County business. All Commissioners were in attendance. The Court began by approving the minutes from their last meeting and listening to reports from elected officials, of which, there were none.
The Court approved the purchase of a civil docket/fee book for the District Clerk’s office using records management funds for payment.“If records management funds are used, it has to be approved by Commissioner’s Court and this will be $788.30 and we just need an approval to do that,” said County Judge Thomas Cravey. “I move that we do that,” said Precinct 1 Commissioner Bart Townsend.
 
Wed
18
Feb

City receives favorable mark on audit report

The City of Pittsburg conducted their monthly city council meeting last Monday night with a ten item agenda list.
A public hearing was held in reference to the proposed annexation plan located on U.S. Highway 271 North. The proposed annexation area contains around 80 acres and all property owners within the defined area have been notified by the City of the intent to annex the proposed area.
“Is that as far out as you can go?,” asked an attendee of the public hearing.
“Yes sir, we can only go about a half a mile with our current ETJ, and since it’s a requested annexation,” said City Manager Clint Hardeman.
Leonard Acker presented the Council with the audit for fiscal year 2013-2014, which was approved.
 

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