County Judge introduces new EMC


Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette would like to introduce the new Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) to the Tyler County. Ken Jobe(right in photo) has been appointed to replace Dale Freeman as the new EMC. Ken came to the position from Tyler County Hospital. His background includes EMS, volunteer Firefighting, Chemical Plant Firefighting and Hazardous Materials response. Ken was very active while in the hospital setting. While with Memorial Health System in Lufkin, he served as Angelina County Health Officer during Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Ken started with the new position on September 6th. We would like to thank Dale for his years of service as EMC.

If you have any questions for Ken, he can be reached at 409-331-0874.

Ivanhoe swears in first City Marshal

Shown, from left, are Terry Riley, Melissa Riley and Greg Dawson. (Beth Morris Photo)Shown, from left, are Terry Riley, Melissa Riley and Greg Dawson. (Beth Morris Photo)

A large crowd gathered at the Ivanhoe Community Center Wednesday evening, November 23, to celebrate the swearing-in of its first City Marshal. Tyler County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Greg Dawson conducted the swearing-in of Terry Riley.

This is something the City of Ivanhoe has been working toward for a very long time and the citizens are thrilled. Our City Council would like to recognize and thank those who have supported our efforts beginning with Rep James White who has been there for us throughout the effort, DPS Captain Michelle McDaniel for her guidance and cooperation, our Tyler County Sheriff, Judge and our Commissioner's who helped us with our Interlocal Agreement, our Municipal Judge Judith Haney for her assistance with moving forward, and of course, Terry Riley who put in endless hours helping get the application together and keeping on top of it the whole way. They say it takes a village and this really did. Thanks to everyone.

Invalid license, no insurance...and Meth

by Emily Waldrep

On October 31 at approximately 10:30 p.m, Tyler County Deputies were patrolling Highway 69 just South of Colmesneil. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the corner of HWY 69 and FM 256 East. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Mark Winters age 44 of Colmesneil.

"A check of Winters' drivers license revealed that it was currently suspended," Weatherford said. "Winters was also unable to provide deputies with any proof of insurance on the vehicle."

During A search of Winters' vehicle, deputies found a small clear baggie that contained a crystal-like substance located near the drivers seat and console. According to Weatherford, the substance found in the bag field tested positive for Methamphetamine.
Winters was arrested and transported to the Tyler County Jail, Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Meth (Felony), Driving While License Invalid and No Insurance.

Winters is currently out of jail on a $5,500.00 Bond set by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

Driver stopped for 90 mph in 75 mph zone arrested for Marijuana possession

by Emily Waldrep

On November 2 at approximately 7 p.m, Tyler County Deputies were patrolling Highway 190 West of Woodville when they stopped a vehicle that was checked by radar traveling 90 mph in a 75 mph zone. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies identified the driver as Alvin Williams, age 29, of Woodville.

"Deputies immediately detected a strong odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle as they spoke with Williams," Weatherford said. "Once asked about the Marijuana smell, Williams admitted that there was about an ounce of weed under his seat."
Deputies retrieved a clear plastic bag from under Williams seat that contained the Marijuana.

Williams was arrested and transported the Tyler County Jail, charged with Possession of
Marijuana, Misdemeanor. Williams is currently out of jail on a $1000 Bond set by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

Trump Wins

Defying the best prognostictors in numerous national polls, Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become President Elect Trump, collecting the required 275 electoral votes by 2 a.m. The surprise win by Mr. Trump roiled financial markets worldwide, with the S&P 500 futures dropping as much as 5 percent, before trading below that level was automatically stopped. Japan's stock market was down about the same 5 percent, with the dollar falling 3.6 percent against the Japanese Yen, with U.S. Treasury's rose in reaction.
In prelimary election results, Trump picked up Texas' electoral votes early in the evening, garnering 4,593,681 (53 percent) of the Texas votes. Clinton took 3,782,016 (43 percent) of the votes. In Tyler County, Trump drew 6,601 votes to Clinton's 1,243.
In the US House District 36 contest, Republican Brian Babin took 203,626 votes to Hal Ridley's 25,840.
In local races, Russ Nalley won the race over opponent Byron Stowe 388 to 315. In the city of Woodville Alderman 2 race, Amy Bythewood defeated Herb Branch 381 to 280.
In the Woodville ISD Trusee 7 race, Joshua McClure defeated Brenda Maloy 1,306 to 1,240.
The City of Ivanhoe Sales Tax was For: 270, Against: 223.
In the Colmesneil ISD Trustee 2 race, Kenneth Graham garnered 497 votes to Curtis Pittman's 449 and Bo Bendy's 317.
There were three Lake Amanda propostions on this year's ballot.
Lake Amanda Proposition 1 - Create District: For 79, Against 13.
Lake Amanda Proposition 2 - $1 M Bond: For 78, Against 14.
Lake Amanda Proposition 3 - Tax: For 79, Against 14.
Are vote are provissional until they are canvassed.