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WEDNESDAY VOLUME XXI NUMBER 46***** Section 1 8 pages

November 6, 2019 Home of the ‘Lone Star Flag’ and Peter Johnson

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Weekly Emergency In Full-Scale Exercise Gas Prices (November 4, 2019) Texas gas prices have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 7.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 22.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.95/g today while the most expensive is $3.19/g, a difference of $1.24/g. The lowest price in the state today is $1.95/g while the highest is $3.19/g, a difference of $1.24/g. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.91/g while the most expensive is $5.49/g, a difference of $3.58/g. Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: Midland Odessa$2.34/g, down 1.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.35/g. San Antonio- $2.19/g, up 1.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.18/g. Austin- $2.20/g, down 1.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.22/g. “While the national average gas price didn't show much of a significant trend either way, oil prices did jump last week on the solid jobs report and on news of a growing consensus that the U.S. and China have agreed to some form of a trade deal," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "With such strong economic data, the picture is painted that we could see improving demand for oil and thus prices rising last week. While it may not be immediately noticed at the pump as gasoline demand continues to be weak in the off-season, it certainly could lead to a more noticeable impact next summer should nothing change until then. Ahead of Thanksgiving, last week's oil jump may derail falling gas prices, though we still may see prices drift lower, the good economic news means prices will not drop as much as they could have otherwise."

CONROE - Montgomery County Public Health District recently participated in a regional full-scale exercise to ensure its capability to handle a county-wide emergency. It is imperative the District is prepared to care for Montgomery County residents in an extreme

medicine and other medical supplies. Last week’s exercise tested the critical functions and response capabilities of MCPHD and regional partners within Department of State Health Service (DSHS) Public Health Region 6/5s to a simulated terrorist attack involving anthrax.

Some of the capabilities tested included Intelligence and Information Sharing, E m e rg e n c y O p e r a t i o n Coordination, Medical Countermeasures (MCM), Public Information and Warning, and Volunteer

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On November 3, 2019 at approximately 7:30 am the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 12900 block of Rose Road in Conroe, Texas in reference to deceased female. The female was found laying nude on the ground in the entranceway to a private property. Upon deputy’s arrival it was suspected foul play may have been involved and the Homicide/Violent Crimes Unit was called to the scene to continue the investigation. The victim has been identified as Leah Vaughn, a 50-year-old white female from Coldspring, Texas. This is an active investigation and the cause and manner of death is still under investigation at this time pending results from a forensic examination and toxicology report. A n y o n e w i t h information about this investigation is urged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or MultiCounty Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP [7867] and refer to case number 19A354650.

Sclider Graduates from the Bill EVENTS Blackwood, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

Constable Philip Cash is pleased to announce that Captain Joseph Sclider recently participated in and graduated from the Bill Blackwood, Law Enforcement Management Community..................2, 3 I n s t i t u t e o f Te x a s Commentary.........................4 ( L E M I T ) , T e x a s Devotional.......................5 Constables Leadership College (TCLC) Class # Legals...........................6, 7 14. The TCLC is an Business Directory...........8 intensive educational

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circumstance in which a coordinated response to a public health emergency is needed. An act of terrorism, infectious disease outbreak or major natural disaster may create a large-scale public health emergency that would require rapid access to large quantities of

Homicide in the Rose Road Area

program for Constables and their management staff and requires a sincere commitment of time away from the agency. Modeled on the Leadership Command College (LCC), this progressive and challenging program provides in-depth investigations of issues facing law enforcement and offers growth and development of leadership

and management skills in your agency. The courses are taught in a highly interactive manner that encourages continuous thought and participation. A commitment is required from all participants and their agencies for the sponsored student to attend all three modules. Constable Cash is committed to providing a professional law

enforcement management team for the Precinct 1 Constables Office. He is a believer in the TCLC program as he himself recently graduated in TCLC Class # 13. Captain Sclider now joins the other members of the Constable Management Team who have successfully graduated from this program.

November 9th - United Daughters of the Confederacy, Rebel Joan of Arc Chapter 2721, will be m e e t i n g o n S a t u r d a y, November 9th starting at 9:30 am with a social visitation. The program begins at 10:00 am and will continue until noon. This program will include a guest speaker. The location of the meeting will be determined by the event honored but will be in either The Woodlands, Spring, Magnolia, Montgomery or the Lake Conroe area. United Daughters of the Confederacy promotes Genealogy Lineage Education to honor the ancestors of its members by name, to honor all Confederate veterans and to foster the bonds of Southern a n d Te x a s h e r i t a g e sisterhood. For more information, contact Founding President Elaine Hamlin Collings at 936 582 0978 or email her at ehcollings@gmail.com. November 12 - Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Major General Patrick C l e b u r n e ' s 7 t h Te x a s Infantry, Camp #2182, will be meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 pm in The Woodlands Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77382. For more information contact Commander David Underdown at 936 443 4553. November 12 - Texas Society Order of the Confederate Rose, The Woodlands Rose Chapter, will be meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 pm in The Woodlands Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77382. For more information contact President Sue M e n n e l l a t sue.mennell@comcast.net.


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Annual Christmas In Historic Montgomery Set For December 14, 2019 — Where The Holidays Begin!

By Bea Rouse Montgomery County’s oldest Christmas celebration has activities you won’t find anywhere else—A great day full of events to create memories and fun for each family member, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Montgomery Historical Society, founded in the 1950s, produces this, its only fundraising event, with proceeds going toward maintaining the seven historic buildings owned by the Society. The community and especially the Montgomery Independent School District fully support this historic experience by sponsoring specific aspects from the many school and civic groups participating in the parade to providing festive cookies and candies for the Famous Cookie Walk. The National Charity League staging the Cookie Walk, the Masonic Lodge No. 25 monitors the parade, there will be local musical entertainment, and historically costumed volunteers hosting in the home tour. The day begins with the ever-popular Breakfast with Santa at the Living Savior Lutheran Church, 309 Pond St., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., for children and adults, plus photos with Santa. (Contact Annet Riley for more i n f o r m a t i o n a t asriley@ymail.com.) A great shopping opportunity is the Holiday Marketplace--Arts & Crafts on the grounds of the Community Center on Liberty at College Streets, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the place to find unusual and one-of-a-kind gifts and holiday decorations, many handcrafted, and at great prices. The Madrigals, carolers from Montgomery

High School, will add to the holiday cheer strolling in the historic district. Besides the restaurants’ extended hours, there will be vendors offering food, snacks, beverages. Our many antique stores, boutiques and specialty shops will also have extended hours to accommodate our visitors. The old-fashioned parade begins to wind through downtown at 11 a.m., where several hundreds of people wait with anticipation on blankets and lawn chairs along the downtown route. Civic, school, and church groups go all out, creating floats, vying to win one of several awards. As always, the May Family will ask Ronald McDonald to be in the parade. The showmanship and decorating competition is always tough to impress the judges for one of several awards. This year’s parade theme is “A Lone Star Christmas.” Of course, Santa’s arrival is the last float in the parade! The parade route will be different to prevent the floats from getting bogged down turning corners on the narrow streets. (Parade route maps will be posted.) Parade participants, please note that, for safety purposes, candy and other things can no longer be through from the parade. Participants are encouraged to create small plastic bags with a few pieces of candy AND business cards or other business and non-profit information, logos, even coupons to be handed by walkers after Santa’s float passes. More details will be given on the parade application. Additional information about events and applications for parade and craft booths, are available at montgomeryhistoricalsociet y.com Applications are also available at City Hall, Modern Farm House Antiques or the Montgomery Emporium Antiques, both on Liberty St., (FM149) in Montgomery. For more information on the parade, contact Emily Jones at Pecan Hill Florist, for arts/craft booth information contact Bea Rouse at 936.524.0534

No Montgomery parade is without horses, Old Glory & the Lone Star Flag! or brouse0122@aol.com. Before the end of the parade, folks will start to line up for this the 28th Annual Cookie Walk, inside the Community Building, where the doors will be open Noon to 5 p.m. Visitors are handed a plastic glove and box to choose from the many trays of decorative cookies, candies and gingerbread houses displayed throughout the building. The goodies are weighed for payment at the exit door. Children are often seen sitting just outside the door munching away on delicious sweets. This popular and remarkable event was begun by the late, w o n d e r f u l l a d y, R e b a Laughter, and it was featured in the 1999 issue of Southern Living magazine. The Montgomery Chapter of the National Charity League handles this huge event from start to finish. They collect the confections donated by the parents of Montgomery students and other area residents, service groups and businesses, then decorate the building and tables. This wonderful mother/daughter group arranges the goodies on trays and replenish trays from when the doors open at noon until the cookies are gone or it is time to close the doors at 5 p.m. This dedicated group of ladies then clears everything out of the building. Any leftover cookies are packaged and delivered to nursing homes in the area. (Persons wanting to donate homemade decorative cookies or candies can package or box them in disposable

containers and deliver to the Community Building on Liberty Street on Friday, December 13.) The 42nd Candlelight Home Tour, from 4 to 8 p.m., is the finale of this festive day where private homes and historic buildings will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. The residents of the private homes on the tour spend many days decorating their historic homes from top to bottom. A dozen historic buildings such as the N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum, the Arnold-Simonton House and the log cabins at Fernland Historical Park, Old Post Office & Drug Store (now open as Modern Ranch House Antiques), The Oaks of Montgomery (Antique Consignments), Addison-Gandy Home, Old Methodist Church (now Living Savior Lutheran Church), the Old Baptist Church (now Montgomery Church of Christ), and several privately-owned historical homes—all within a few blocks of each other. The luminaries lead to many of the homes along the narrow residential streets. For safer walking after dark, bring a flashlight! The strolling carolers, residents in Victorian dress, coupled with the historic buildings will make visitors feel they have stepped back to the mid-1800’s when Montgomery was the county seat. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children/students. Tickets may be purchased starting at

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Visitors shop for delicious holiday sweets at the Famous Cookie Walk. 2:00 p.m. at the N. H. Davis Museum at 14264 Liberty Street. While in town for this yearly event and throughout the holiday season, visitors can "Think Small" and do some Christmas shopping in Historic Montgomery for great gifts at smalltown prices. Remember, on this Christmas celebration day, most of the antique, gift shops and boutiques will be open late to accommodate shoppers who want to take advantage of sales and take care of some people on their gift list. Of course, the many restaurants in town will be open all day and evening. Holiday Marketplace Arts & Crafts Sale ~ 9am – 5pm in the Old Community Center on Liberty St. (FM 149), Downtown Breakfast with Santa 8am to 10am at the Living Savior Lutheran Church (309 Pond St.) Adults are $8 ~ Children ages 3 and up are $5 ~ Children 2 and under are free Photos with Santa are $5. Christmas Parade

THEME: A Lone Star Christmas~ Begins at 11am Please note that downtown residents, including Buffalo Springs are private neighborhoods and not open for public parking. Please do not block or park on any private property. Please view the parade in the Historic District Only pre-registered floats/groups are permitted in the parade. Thank you! 28th Annual Cookie Walk Buy beautiful holiday cookies by the pound! Noon – 5pm in the Old Community Center Building, Liberty Street, in Historic Downtown 42nd Annual Candlelight Home Tour 4pm – 8pm $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets can be bought on December 10th after 2pm at the Nat Hart Davis Museum S e e : www.montgomeryhistorical society.com

Suggestions For Mindful Eating: Flu Tonic Food for Thought Diana Anderson

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With cold and flu season here, not to mention numerous other nasties such as the stomach bug going around, it seems a good idea to consider making a batch of homemade health tonic. MASTER TONIC RECIPE 1/2 cup chopped and peeled fresh ginger 1/2 cup chopped and peeled fresh turmeric 1/2 cup chopped and peeled fresh horseradish 1/2 cup chopped garlic 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/2 cup chopped HOT peppers {I used jalapeño,

go as hot as you can tolerate} Zest and juice of 2 lemons Apple cider vinegar {organic, with the ‘mother’} 1. Use all organic ingredients if you can find it…the less chemicals, the better. Bonus if you grow some of the ingredients yourself!! 2. Add all of your chopped ingredients into a glass jar. I used a 1-gallon glass jar and it was about half full. 3. Cover with ACV. Some of the pieces will float to the top- use a plate, a f e r m e n t i n g weight…something to hold the bits under the ACV to prevent any spoilage. The chunky ingredients will absorb some liquid and expand, so make sure to top

it off to account for this. 4. Let this tonic sit at room temperature for 2-4 weeks to infuse. If you want to shake it up during this time and you are using a metal lid- make sure you have a barrier between the vinegar and the metal such as wax or parchment paper to avoid corrosion. 5. After it has infused for at least 2 weeks, strain out the solids and store in a glass container. This will store indefinitely at room temperature. 6. The remaining chopped herbs and veggies can be used in other dishes to add flavor if you like. I fed mine to the chickens hoping they get an immunity boost too! If you would like to take this as a preventative measure, 1 tablespoon a day is a commonly used amount. If you’re feeling under the weather, take 1 – 3 tablespoon 3-4 times a day until healthy. You can also add raw, local honey to taste if you need a bit of sweetness. So how does it taste? Not bad! It tastes better than it smells…sour and spicy. I have not tried it mixed with honey yet, but I think raw honey is one of the best things to take when you are sick. The Master Tonic keeps forever, so make it now before you need it! This tonic is extremely powerful because all the ingredients are fresh. Its power should not be underestimated. This

formula is a modern-day plague remedy and can cure the most chronic conditions and stubborn diseases. It stimulates maximum blood circulation while putting the best detoxifying herbs into the blood. The tonic remedy is not just for the sniffles; it has helped to turn around the deadliest infections resistant to antibiotics and can be used in combination with conventional treatments as necessary. For ordinary infections, a dose taken 5-6 times a day will deal with most conditions. It can be used during pregnancies, is safe for children (use smaller doses). It is important to only use fresh ingredients, not dried, and preferably organic. If one of the ingredients is not available (fresh horseradish is difficult during certain times of the year), then substitute another hot pepper such as habanero. In about 80% of cases the flu leaves a lingering cough behind. This can last a few weeks in children or a few months in adults. To help combat this a few homemade remedies can be a tremendous help. Elderberry Syrup is at the top of the list. Small doses throughout the day kept mucous to a minimum, which reduced the severity and frequency of coughing spells at night. Unlike the M a s t e r To n i c , t h i s beneficial cold and flu supplement tastes amazing.

Elderberry syrup is not just good for when you are sick either. It is a highly effective preventative too as it is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and immune-supporting minerals. Scientific research is supportive of the use of elderberries for illness. In one study, elderberry extract inhibited several strains of influenza and reduced symptoms. Another study found that elderberry syrup flavonoids were effective against the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus. In the most compelling study, a randomized trial of 60 patients aged 18-54 suffering from flu symptoms for 48 hours or less received 15 ml (3 teaspoons) of elderberry syrup or a placebo 4x per day for five days. Researchers observed that “Symptoms were relieved on average 4 days earlier and the use of rescue medication was significantly less in those receiving elderberry extract compared with placebo”. You can buy this at Farmers Markets or Health Food Stores but it is expensive and making your own is easy and just as effective. A single teaspoon of homemade elderberry syrup once or twice a day is sufficient as a preventative measure. If illness strikes, use more as necessary, with up to 3 teaspoons, 4x per day as used in the randomized study

described above. For children under 1 the honey makes it a no-go but you can substitute date syrup for the honey in the recipe. Also, pregnant women should consult their doctor, Ingredients * 3 cups filtered water * 1.5 cups raw honey preferably local – check out the feed store on Hwy 149 just south of 105 for this. * 1.5 cups dried elderberries (or 2-3 cups fresh) preferably organic – I order mine on Amazon Instructions 1. Place dried elderberries (or fresh, ripe elderberries if you have them locally) and filtered water in a medium saucepan. 2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer on medium-low for 30 minutes. The liquid will reduce by about one-third. 3. Remove pan from heat and mash the elderberries to release any remaining juice. 4. Strain the mixture using a really fine mesh strainer This mixture will last many months in the refrigerator. A cool, dark pantry is also a great place to store it. The raw honey acts as a natural preservative.


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Comments According to Doc It Seems That These Are Some Of The Benefits To America If The Democrats Win The 2020 Election! Walden Happenings By Doc Fennessy The opinions expressed in this editorial do not necessarily reflect those of MCN.

After watching two nights of what seems to be “Saturday Night Live” rendition of the Democratic Candidates Debates with their ridiculous fantasy of the world hoax “CLIMATE CHANGE” and this new look. “The New Green Deal,” it is clearly obvious none of these people have any idea of how to run a free nation of human rights and privileges; including Joe Biden!!! A friend in Mexifornia sent me this limited list, but it runs true to these candidates and questionable leaders’ promises. BEWARE! this could happen if the Democrat blue-collar middleclass workers don’t wise-up to the lies they have been constantly told by their leaders and the fake multimedia in this country! Folks, just think about the reality of just these few things that couldn’t happen if the Democrats won the 2020 election. Democrat Platform Suggestions for 2020: (1.) Fred Stevens, a welder, and Joe Frisco, a bartender, neither of whom went to college, will have to pay off the student loans

for Eric, an Art History major and Emma, a Gender Studies major, because they cannot get jobs. (Elizabeth Warren). (2.) Yusef Hussein, who killed 23 children by bombing their school, will be allowed to vote from prison. (Bernie Sanders). (3.) Grace Thompson, who worked hard for 47 years, must give up her employer furnished medical plan and join the National Health plan. (The whole slate). (4.) La'Darius Washington, who has never had a regular job, will receive a monthly income from the federal government to spend as he pleases. (Amy Klobuchar). (5.) Billy White, age 16, who has trouble with subject/verb agreement in English class, still has trouble with fractions in math class, and who thinks Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, will get to vote. (Kirsten Gillibrand). (6.) Stan Billings, an avid deer hunter, will have his semi-automatic rifle (fires one shot each time you pull the trigger) taken away, or go to jail, because it looks like an AR 15. (Eric Swalwell). (7.) Sven Johannson, whose grandfather immigrated to the US in 1953, will have to pay reparations to Sha'lyndia Jefferson because she THINKS her great-great-great grandfather MIGHT HAVE BEEN A S L AV E ! ! ! (Cory Booker).

(8.) Thomas Finch, who is an ambitious and motivated adult, cannot get a job because he doesn't want to join a labor union. (Kamala Harris). (9.) Sammy Thomas, a farmer, will no longer be able to haul his crops to market in his 3/4-ton diesel pick-up, but will have to make 43 trips in his Toyota Prius. (The whole slate). (10.) The population of the US will become 76.4% Hispanic because all of the existing border wall will be torn down. (Beto O'Rourke). [PLEASE NOTE}. Senator Elizabeth Warren at this time is the leadingD emocrat and promises FREE HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE – {includes all illegal immigrants}. The estimated cost will be $50trillion dollars which will put the United States into the fourth world ‘Banana Republic’ category only one this item. Publicly challenged Senator Warren promises, “that this Free Health Care for Everyone will not cost the individual one red cent!” Unfortunately. Senator Warren in debates, radio and television interviews has NO explanation of how the American Taxpayer will pay for this fraudulent lie. Additionally, Senator Elizabeth Warren promises that to pay for all the things she plans to give FREE to everyone she

promises that she will tax heavily the “Billionaire Owners” of all the major corporations, “Blue-Chip” and all those on a low tax rate. Warren is greatly ignorant of the fact that this will destroy the future savings of the retirees and middle-class retirement funds related to these corporations. Senator Warren does not understand that all the corporations are not owned by single “targetedBillionaires!” SeventyTwo (72%) of the major corporations in America and the “DOW” Wall Street Market Funds are owned by the middle-class investors not the Big-Shot” Billionaires. If Senator Elizabeth Warren or any of those loser candidates supported

by the corrupt National Democrat Party actually beat Donald Trump in the coming election, the economic progress created by him will disappear and the United States’ economy will collapse and send us into a 4th class “Banana Republic” category. In my opinion, none of the present-day Democrat Candidates for President are in any way qualified to be President of the United States! I think the National Democrat Party will realize that and “pullout” whoever wins the Democrat Nomination, and put in a “Ringer!” A Ringer is someone that is highly qualified as a contender with the realistic chance of winning! It seems that Hillary Clinton is “circling her wagons” as

a possibility? No Chance! But don’t count out Michele Obama who has a powerful following and she is smart! Actually, Barack Husain Obama is legally qualified to run again because he skipped a term and is not in the “consecutive” classification as of now!!! – {By “Doc” Fennessy} (11.) Oh Well. NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE!! “The world is going to end in twelve (12) years!” (By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). A N D T H AT , M Y FRIENDS, IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IF T H E D E M O C R AT S P R E VA I L A S T H I S LYING AND CORRUPT BEAT GOES ON!!!

Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas, Judge Nathaniel Hart Davis Chapter, Honor Our Veterans

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Judge Nathaniel Hart Dais Chapter, were blessed to HONOR OUR VETERANS at their recent meeting held at the Carriage Inn in Conroe! Speaker Pat Thibodeau, a retired Military Veteran dressed in her US Navy uniform, presented an outstanding program: “Old Soldiers Armed Chair Patriotism”! Mrs Thiebodeau served in her last and “highest” rank as PO1 in the United States Navy reserve. Her most memorable assignment was Vietnam Baby Air Lift, phase 2, out of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. She was the first woman in the Air Force to teach Air Traffic Control Radar Repair. Mrs. Thibodeau has won numerous awards for her work in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and is the current TXDAR District 111 Director. She received the Yellow Rose of Texas Award from Governor Abbott in 2016 and was awarded the USD 1812 Excellence in American History Award in 2017. During her military career she received the Air Force Commendation Medal; Airman of the Year 3395th Squadron. Shelly Lane, President of the Judge Nathaniel Hart Davis DRT chapter and the members of the chapter were blessed to have Mrs. Thibodeau speak and to honor the many Veterans who are residents at The Carriage Inn in Conroe, where the DRT chapter meets each month.


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My Five Cents Texas State Senator

Robert Nichols I am very grateful for many things in November…my family, friends, and hunting season. I am also grateful for the opportunity to represent Senate District 3 in Austin as your State Senator. As y o u c e l e b r a t e Thanksgiving, I wish you a holiday filled with family, friends and lots of pumpkin pie or pecan pie (which is the state pie of Texas!). Here are five things happening around your state this month: 1 . M a s s Vi o l e n c e Prevention The Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety met at the end of October to

discuss how the role of digital media, dark web networks and overall cultural issues may play a part in the promotion of mass violence. The correlation of how these items might contribute to the incitement of racism, domestic terrorism, and the radicalization of individuals was also discussed. They also examined the state's interest in public safety and its ability to protect first amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion, while prohibiting individuals from wearing items intended to intimidate, incite violence or engage in criminal activity. This committee has held multiple hearings around the state in the past few months and will continue to meet before the next legislative session which

Weather for the Lake Conroe area Wednesday Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thursday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Veterans Day A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

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begins in January 2021. 2. House Public Education Hearing The Texas House Public Education Committee recently held a hearing to examine the implementation of House Bill 3, which provided approximately $11.6 billion to school districts across the state. They examined ways the bills language might have created hardships and/or unexpected increases or decreases in funding for school districts. Superintendents in Senate District 3 brought to my attention a complication in funding in regards to enrolling their students in career and technology courses. It is important to me to stay in touch with the school districts within Senate District 3 to ensure that I have an understanding of how the bills we pass in Austin affect those they were meant to help. The

Legislature will continue to monitor House Bill 3 throughout the interim and will be able to address m a n y o f t h e s e c o ncerns/issues in the next legislative session. 3. Interim Charges Lieutenant Governor Patrick recently released interim charges for all of the standing Senate committees. As the Legislature only meets in odd-numbered years for 140 days, there is a limited amount of time for all issues to be addressed. Because of this, the Legislature uses interim charges as a way to study and examine the different sides of an issue, review legislation previously passed, provide suggestions for solutions and begin work on potential legislation for the next session. Over the next year, committees will hold hearings to discuss these

interim charges. Some of these charges include examining best practice models for recruiting, preparing and retaining teachers, examining and determining ways to improve health care services in rural areas and medically underserved areas, as well as examining the adequacy of long-term health care services and support options for veterans in Texas. 4. Explore Our State We are lucky to live in a state that covers so much area and includes various types of scenery from the coastal plains of Corpus Christi to the high plains of Amarillo, to the pine trees in East Texas and the mountains in El Paso. As the holidays approach and you begin to plan trips with your family and friends, I hope you will consider making one of those trips within our great state. As

our state is so large, it can often be overwhelming to know where to go. You can v i s i t www.texastimetravel.com s and explore what to see and do in the various regions of Texas, as well as if there is a specific theme you are looking at such as arts and leisure or architecture. 5. Veterans Day Veterans Day, which was originally known as Armistice Day, commemorated the ending of World War I in 1918. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name to ensure all U.S. Veterans were included. On Monday, November 11th, we will pay tribute to all American veterans and their services to our country. If you have a Veteran in your life, I encourage you to honor and thank them for the sacrifices they made to ensure we have our freedom.

Brady Statement on October 2019 Jobs Report Washington, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s October 2019 jobs report: “With 128,000 jobs added in October, this is a solid report that shows

workers continue to be the driver in this strong economy. Despite some outside factors, including the GM auto strike, this economy continues to add jobs at a record pace under this new tax code – with upward revisions being added to the two previous months and wages rising at a solid pace.

“It is American families who are benefiting the most from this growth, and growth needs to remain our biggest focus. We have the tools ready: let’s pass USMCA without delay and work to make these middle-class and small business tax cuts permanent. This economic expansion needs to

continue, and House Republicans are working hard to achieve just that.” Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 128,000 jobs in October. The unemployment rate remained historically low at 3.6 percent.

Brady: "I will not legitimize this unprecedented and unfair charade." Conroe, TX - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to the sham impeachment inquiry lead by House Democrats. Full remarks: "The impeachment and removal of the president is a serious matter. "At its heart, it lets a small, partisan group in Washington overturn the will of the American people. "Above all, Americans believe in fairness. "And when accused, the right to due process. "This sham impeachment offers neither. "It’s secret, partisan, and is being conducted behind closed doors to hide information from the

American people – all with one goal in mind: take down President Trump by any means necessary. "I will not legitimize this unprecedented and unfair charade with this vote today.

"Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff long ago abandoned the due process and fairness that was guaranteed during the Clinton impeachment. I know – because I was here in Congress for it.

“There is simply no cause for this impeachment inquiry. None – and it’s shameful to create a constitutional crisis for purely partisan reasons."

Cornyn: Impeachment Halts Progress on Drug Pricing, Victims’ Rights, and Troop Pay Raises ‘While it's been less than a week since the House formally authorized their impeachment inquiry, the crusade to impeach the President and remove him started nearly three years ago.’ ‘It’s really disappointing that some of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle would rather relitigate the 2016 election again, less than a year before the next election, rather than do the work of the American people.’ ‘This obsession with impeachment mania has consumed our Democratic colleagues and is preventing us from getting work done on a nonpartisan basis. That's what our constituents want us to do.’ ‘ We ' v e h e a r d o u r Democratic colleagues say ad nauseam that impeachment will not interfere with their ability to legislate, but the evidence suggests otherwise.’ WA S H I N G T O N – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (RTX) discussed the impact of Democrats’ push for

impeachment on Congress’ ability to pass bipartisan, consensus legislation. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “While it's been less than a week since the House formally authorized their impeachment inquiry, the crusade to impeach the President and remove him started nearly three years ago.” “The latest casualty of this impeach-at-all-costs strategy is a bill I introduced with my Democratic colleague from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, called the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act. This legislation would lower the cost of Americans' prescription medication and save more than a half a billion dollars in taxpayer money.” “Unfortunately, drug pricing legislation isn't the only consensus effort that's gotten caught up in impeachment mania.” “Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act is a top priority for

members of both sides of the aisle, and I hope we'll work harder to make it happen rather than to use this important law to play partisan political games.” “Although I would have welcomed less drama this time around, Debbie Smith reauthorization will hopefully be an example of what Congress can accomplish if we put partisan political fights aside and work for our constituents: in other words, do the job we were elected to do when our constituents sent us here.” “It’s really disappointing that some of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle would rather relitigate the 2016 election again, less than a year before the next election, rather than do the work of the American people. This obsession with impeachment mania has consumed our Democratic colleagues and is preventing us from getting work done on a nonpartisan basis. That's what our constituents want us to do.” “Texans are worried

about high prescription costs, worried about the state of our roads and bridges, and worried about our national security. In the case of the Democrat Leader, I'd be willing to wager that New Yorkers are worried about many of these issues, too.” “They don't result in pay raises for our troops, which have now been voted against two times by our Democratic colleagues. They don't advance victims' rights and get justice to survivors, like the reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act and the Violence Against Women Act would do.” “ We ' v e h e a r d o u r Democratic colleagues say ad nauseam that impeachment will not interfere with their ability to legislate, but the evidence suggests otherwise.” Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.


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Be Refreshed; Be Renewed; Be Aware Of His Presence Spreading the Word

By Gail J. Box Gailbox@consolidated.net

How refreshing to have the first cool blast of winter after an extremely hot summer! Even Jesus needed refreshment from walking the rocky and dusty roads of Jerusalem. Being very tired, He would go often to the house of Mary and Martha to rest and relax from His days of helping the very sick, lame,

and blind people. There is physical refreshing and then there is spiritual refreshing. Jesus would go up to a nearby mountain where He and the disciples would bed down for the night. Then He would go a bit higher to be with His Father and pray for renewed strength as He continued His ministry each day. No matter when or where it is, we also need that time of prayer and personal talking with the Lord each day to be refreshed and renewed in our spirit. It could be day or

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Christian Assembly of God of Conroe, located at 100 Mosswood Dr., Conroe, Texas in front of River Plantation. 936-2731755 New Life Assembly of God, Rabon Chapel Road, Montgomery, 936588-3399 BAPTIST Church of the Good Soldier (Baptist Affiliation), 1501 North Frazier (McKenzie's BBQ), Conroe, Texas, Phone: 936-4945775, www.churchofthego odsoldier.org. Worship: Sunday at 10:30am, Sunday School: 9:30 am Heritage Baptist Church19087 Lake Mt. Pleasant Rd, Montgomery 77356 Phone: Pastor Bear 936 448-4027 Gary Chapel Baptist Church PO Box 125, Montgomery, Texas 77356, 5525 Spring Branch Road, Montgomery. 713478-1256, Sunday Bible Class 10:00 am, Worship Service at 11:00 am. Faith Baptist Church Meets at 464 McCaleb Rd. Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. St. Beulah Baptist Church, located in Dobbin, P.O. Box 112, Montgomery, 77356 Benui Baptist Church, Scott Ridge and FM 1097, Montgomery Antioch Baptist, Dobbin, 936-5975560 China Grove Baptist Church, Willis, 936767-4744 Dacus Baptist,

Dacus, 407-735-6403, dacusbaptist@conso lidated.net www.dacusbaptist.o rg First Baptist Church, Hwy 105 W., Montgomery, 936-5974230 Honea Baptist Church, FM 2854, Montgomery, 936-588-1260 Jones Chapel Baptist, FM 2854, 936-7562505 Mt. Calvary Baptist, Old Hwy 105, 936588-2330 Mt. Sinai Baptist, Bethel Road, Montgomery, 936-5974668 Union Grove Baptist About 11 mi N of Montgomery on FM 149 Service 10:50, Sunday 9:45 CATHOLIC Sacred Heart Catholic, 109 N. Frazier, Conroe, 936-756-8186 St. Mary’s Catholic, FM 1774, Plantersville, 936-894-2223 7:45 Service St. Joseph’s Catholic, CR 213, Stoneham, 936-894-2223 JEWISH Congregation Beth Shalom, 5125 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, 281-362-1100 LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran (ELCA), Highway 105 W., Lake Conroe, 936588-1944 Living Savior Lutheran ChurchLCMS 309 Pond St. Montgomery 77356 Church phone: 936597-8013 Web : www.livingsaviorte xas.org Pastor David R. Bailes. METHODIST Montgomery United

night, but being with the Lord God and in His presence is a priority and pleasure in this harsh and busy world. Let’s go to the Psalms and see why that would be good for us: “The righteous man will sprout like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God…yield fruit in old age…to declare that the Lord is upright. He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” Psalm 92: 12, 13, 14a, and 15.

As we give our time and our life to the Lord, He is gracious and merciful to see to our every need. From the time we rise every morning, God is there for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes for our lives. So, we can wake each morning, spend time in our “war room,” and know God will be renewing our spirit to face any obstacle that may arise during the day. I give Him thanks every day for anyone He places in my daily path that I might help along the way. For instance, one

morning while shopping in a department store, I found a shirt in one of my favorite colors – purple. There were hardly any customers around, so only one cashier was available. I put the shirt on the counter, and she told me purple was her favorite color. I remarked “Yes, it’s mine, too. You know, purple is a royal color, like heavenly.” Her eyes lit up, and she laughed as she told me this: “ You know, I’ve been waiting all morning for somebody I could talk to about God. And here you are!” So God had answered both of our prayers.

That’s just one tiny story in many we may have as we are renewed each morning. We never know who God may place in our path. Just remember: God is with us. He is for us. He equips us to do His bidding. And, He wants all to come to know Him because He made each one of us for a special purpose. So, be refreshed, be renewed, and always be aware of His Presence.

Methodist Church 22548 Highway 105 West Montgomery, TX 77356 Phone: 936-5976162 Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 am., 11:00 a.m. Praise & Worship Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Www.mumctex.org Richards United Methodist Church 6639 FM 1696 Richards Worship Service 11 AM Sunday School 10AM Porter Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1308 S. Hwy 1486, Dobbin, 936-597-5331 or 936-449-5983 Living Way Church, 2080 Longmire Rd, Conroe 936-441-8875 Hope Tabernacle Pastor David Whitaker Meets at 18961 Freeport Dr Montgomery 936.582.7722 Thursday 7:30pm Sunday School at 10:00am Sunday Worship at 6:00pm Community And Interdenominational Lone Star Cowboy Church 21627 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 597-5742 Pastors Randy & Darla Weaver Service Times: Sundays 8:30; 10:00 and 11:30am Mondays 7:00pm Livestream: Watch us live Sundays & Mondays @ live.lonestar.tv or go to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Facebook page and click on the Livestream link. Website: www.lonestar.tv Abundant Life Ministries Corner of FM 149 & FM 1097 W. Montgomery TX 77356 Prayer /Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday

Service 11:30 am Wednesday Pray/Bible Study 6:30 pm RiverStone Community Church 19380 Hwy 105 Ste. 500 Montgomery, TX 77356 Sun: 9:00 Kingdom Life, 10:30 Worship Wed: 6:30 p.m. RiverStoneCC.org April Sound Church, 67 ½ April Wind S., April Sound, 936588-2832 Lighthouse Fellowship Church, Montgomery, 936582-7700 Living Branch Church, Highway 105 W., Lake Conroe, 936588-3400 New Beginning Bible Church, 19087 Mt. Pleasant Cemetary Rd, 936597-8921 Father’s House, Family Worship Center, Highway 105 W, Lake Conroe, 936588-4660 Walden Community Church, 12400 Walden Rd, Walden, 936-5826696 Services 9:30 and 11 a.m. WaldenChurch.com River of Life Church, 17156 FM 1097, Montgomery, 936449-4414 Cornerstone Church, 1011 W. Lewis, Conroe, 936-756-7792 Lakeside Bible Church, 18940 Freeport Drive Montgomery, 936582-1977 Church of St. John, retreat and wildlife center, 2615 St. Beulah Chapel Rd., Montgomery, 936-5975757 Fellowship of Montgomery Pastor: Dr. Dale Talbert Executive Pastor: Dr. Brian Roberson 12681 FM 149 Worship Service: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday Children & Student Ministries: 6:30 p.m. 936.597.3949 www.fellowshipofm ontgomery.net EPISCOPAL St. James the Apostle Episcopal, 1803 Highland Hollow, Conroe, 936-756-8831 The Grace Christian Outreach Center 25293 Tisdale Road, Dobbin, Texas 936-689-3141 Mt. Pleasent Baptist Church FM 149 N., Montgomery, 936-4496807 The Church @ Lake Conroe 1701 McCaleb Rd Montgomery, TX 77316 936-588-4975 www.lakechurch.co m Sunday worship @ 10:00 a.m. Wed. activites 6:30-8pm North Shore Church 10 am Worship Service 18501 Fm1097 West @ the Bentwater West Gate Entrance Pastor Cary Smith Covenant Fellowship

302 N. Danville, Willis, Tx. 77378 936/890-8034 www.cfmlife.org Celebration Service 10am Sundays Youth Explosing 7pm Wednesdays Pastors Sean & Lori Jo Cook PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Conroe 2727 N. Loop 336 West Conroe, Texas 936756-8884 Sun. 9:00 & 11:00 Sun Sch 10:00 Nursery provided Church of Christ in Montgomery 301 Pond Street, Montgomery, TX. Sunday Bible Class - 9:30 am Worship - 10:30 am and 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Phone: 936-5824855 Email: cofcmontgomery@c onsolidated.net Web: www.cofcmontgom ery.org Paul Praschnik, Minister


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and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Constable of said County, I have on October 28, 2019, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in December, 2019, the same being the 3rd day of said month, at 501 N. Thompson, 4th Floor, Suite 402, Conroe, Texas, 77301, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Montgomery and the State of Texas, to-wit:

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and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Constable of said County, I have on October 25, 2019, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in December, 2019, the same being the 3rd day of said month, at 501 N. Thompson, 4th Floor, Suite 402, Conroe, Texas, 77301, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Montgomery and the State of Texas, to-wit:

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, Montgomery County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs. PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY MUST PRESENT TO THE CONSTABLE CONDUCTION THE SALE A WRITTEN STATEMENT ISSUED TO THE PURCHASER BY THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR STATING THAT THE PURCHASER OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO THE COUNTY AND THAT THERE ARE NO KNOWN OR REPORTED DELINQUENT TAXES OWED BY THE PURCHASER TO ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. STATE LAW FURTHER PROHIBITS THE CONSTABLE FROM DELIVERING A TAX DEED TO ANY PURCHASER WHO FAILS TO PRESENT TO THE OFFICER THE REQUIRED WRITTEN STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAX ASSESSORCOLLECTOR'S OFFICE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE. Dated at Conroe, Texas, the 28th day of October 25, 2019 /s/ Barry Welch, Chief Deputy Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden Montgomery County, Texas By /s/ Ricky Ford, Deputy      NOTES: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (936) 760-1410 Published Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 2019 NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS  *    COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY*

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DATED January 13, 2016, and issued pursuant to a judgment decree(s) out of the Justice Court Precinct 1 Place 2 of Harris County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court; on October 1, 2019, to me directed and delivered, and as Constable of said County, I have on the 1st day of October 2019, seized, levied upon, and will on the first Tuesday in December 2019, the same being the 3rd day of said month, at the Courthouse door of said County, in the City of Conroe, Texas, beginning at or about 10:00 a.m., on said day, within legal hours of 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. as prescribed by law, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title and interest of the defendants in such suit in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Montgomery, and the State of Texas, to-wit:

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, Montgomery County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs. PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY MUST PRESENT TO THE CONSTABLE CONDUCTION THE SALE A WRITTEN STATEMENT ISSUED TO THE PURCHASER BY THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR STATING THAT THE PURCHASER OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO THE COUNTY AND THAT THERE ARE NO KNOWN OR REPORTED DELINQUENT TAXES OWED BY THE PURCHASER TO ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. STATE LAW FURTHER PROHIBITS THE CONSTABLE FROM DELIVERING A TAX DEED TO ANY PURCHASER WHO FAILS TO PRESENT TO THE OFFICER THE REQUIRED WRITTEN STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR'S OFFICE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE. Dated at Conroe, Texas, the 25th day of October 25, 2019 Constable Gene DeForest Montgomery County, Texas By C. Michael White Chief Deputy C. Michael White      NOTES: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (936) 760-1410 Published Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 2019

Suit No. CV12C0109091; Advantage Assets Li, Inc. assigned to ECCO2018TX1, LLC vs. Katherine C. Martinez Holiday Oaks 04, Block 9, Lot 5, Acres 0.300 (Acct# 5850-04-09050) Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment rendered in the above styled and numbered cause, together with interest and costs applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs. This real property will be sold in its present condition "AS IS", and no warranties of any kind will be made or given. The sale will be subject to all valid and subsisting covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservation, exceptions, rights-of-way, easements, encumbrances and ad valorem taxes affecting and assessed against the real estate as of the date of sale. A full metes and bounds legal description of the real estate may be obtained from the Deed Records of Montgomery County, Texas. Purchasers at this sale will receive an ordinary type of Constable's Deed which is without warrant, express or implied. The purchaser will be required to produce an unexpired written statement from the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector that there are no delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by them to the county, school district or municipality. The tax assessor will send the request to the municipalities and school district if the tax assessor does not collect for those entities. At the time the sale begins, all bidders at the sale must be registered with the officer who conducts the sale. Dated at Montgomery County, Texas, this the 3rd day of October, 2019.  Kenneth Hayden, Constable Precinct 4   Montgomery County, TX  /s/ Ricky Ford Deputy    Published Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 2019

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION – CIVIL Cause Number: 19-08-10443-CV Clerk of the Court Melisa Miller  P.O Box 2985  Conroe, Texas 77305   

Attorney Requesting Service  Bradley Conway  14841 Dallas Parkway  Suite 425  Dallas TX 75254

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED:

THE STATE OF TEXAS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: "You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney does not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."

1. ON THE 24TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019, TED ERNEST STIVERSON WAS DULY APPOINTED BY ORDER OF SAID COURT AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR WITHOUT BOND, OF THE ESTATE OF MARY FLORENCE STIVERSON, DECEASED;

To: The Unknown Heirs at of Law of Gregory D. Brown, The Unknown Heirs at Law 2. ON THE 24TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019, HE QUALIFIED AS THE LAW REQUIRES; of Margaret M Brown You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Original Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being Monday, the 8th day of December, 2019 before the 284th Judicial District Court of Montgomery County, Texas at the Courthouse of said County in Conroe, Texas. Said Original Petition was filed in said court on the 1st day of August, 2019, in this case, numbered 19-08-10443-CV on the docket of said court. The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: New Penn Financial, LLC d/b/a Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing are Plaintiffs and

3. INSOFAR AS THE RECORDS IN MY OFFICE SHOWS TED ERNEST STIVERSON IS STILL ACTING IN SAID CAPACITY. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT, AT CONROE, TEXAS, ON THE 24TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019. (SEAL, County Court at Law #2)  MARK TURNBULL, COUNTY CLERK      MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS      /s/ Sandy A. Faught      SANDY A. FAUGHT, Deputy Clerk     Published Date: November 6, 2019 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The Unknown Heirs at of Law of Gregory D. Brown; The Unknown Heirs At Law of Margaret M Brown are Defendants

 Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARY CUBILLAS, Deceased, were issued on October 17, 2019, in Cause No. 19-38459-P, pending in the County Court at Law No. Two, Montgomery County, Texas, to: Leon Cubillas.  All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.   c/o: Leon Cubillas   9754 Daw Collins Rd   Cleveland, Texas 77328  DATED the 1st day of November, 2019.     /s/ Amanda Jean Hill     AMANDA JEAN HILL     Attorney for Leon Cubillas     State Bar No.: 24071334     8000 Research Forest Dr., Suite 115-254     The Woodlands, Texas 77382     Telephone: (281) 844-8514    Facsimile: (281) 296-2227 THENCE: S. 0 DEG. 20` WEST, 137.0 FT TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING AND     (Attn: Suite 115-254) E-mail: Amanda@ajhillattorney.com CONTAINING .28 ACRES OF LAND. BEING LOT FOUR (4), BLOCK ONE (1) OF HICKORY RIDGE SUBDIVISION, AN      Published Date: November 6, 2019 UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THE MATILDA WILBURN SURVEY, A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: Plaintiff is seeking a judicial declaration that, as recourse for default under that one certain voluntary security instrument, it may proceed in accordance with the terms of such security instrument and the Texas Property Code with the non-judicial foreclosure of that certain real property, to wit: LOTS 3 AND 4 BLOCK 1 OF HICKORY RIDGE, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION SITUATED IN THE MATILDA WILBURN SURVEY A-597, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTION DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING LOT 3, OF HICKORY RIDGE SUBDIVISION, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE BRADLEY SOUTH LINE, BEING S. 89 DEG. 40` 190.0 FT. FROM ITS SW CORNER; THENCE: N. 0 DEG. 20` EAST, 137.0 FT. TO AN IRON PIPE IN THE SOUTH LINE OF A 60 FT. STREET; THENCE: S. 89 DEG. 40` EAST, 90.0 FT TO AN IRON PIPE FOR CORNER; THENCE: N. 89 DEG. 40` WEST, 90 FT. TO AN IRON PIPE FOR CORNER;

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, AND CONTAINING 0.28 ACRE OF LAND, AND BEING DESCRIBED A FOLLOWS, TO WIT: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE BRADLEY SOUTH LINE, BEING S. 89 DEGREES 40` E., 280 FT. FROM ITS SOUTHWEST CORNER; THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 40` E., 90.0 FT. TO AN IRON PIPE FOR CORNER IN THE BRADLEY SOUTH LINE; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 20` E. 137.0 FT. TO AN IRON PIPE FOR CORNER; THENCE N. 89 DEGREES 40` W., 90.0 FT. TO AN IRON PIPE FOR CORNER; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 20` W., 137.0 FT. TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 0.28 ACRE OF LAND.

PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Public Hearings on Permit Applications, Special Hearing, and Regular Board Meeting. 6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 655 Conroe Park North Drive Conroe, TX 77303   Published Date: November 6, 2019 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

as is more fully shown by Original Petition on file in this suit.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Hiroshi The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of Sakahara, Deceased, were issued on October 31, 2019, in Cause No. 19-38573-P, pending law, and the mandates thereof, and make due as the law directs. in the County Court at Law No. 2, Montgomery County, Texas, to: Ruth Miyoko Maroney. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being Issued and given under my hand and the Seal of said Court, at office in Conroe Texas, on this administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the the 1st day of November, 2019. manner prescribed by law. c/o: Gina A. Price, Attorney at Law, 101 Simonton, Conroe, TX     Melisa Miller, District Clerk 77301.     Montgomery County, Texas DATED the 31st day of October, 2019.     By: /s/ Deven Maropis 11/1/2019 3:08:19PM /s/ Gina A. Price     DEVEN MAROPIS Gina A. Price     Published Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 2019 Attorney for Ruth Miyoko Maroney State Bar No.: 16287350 101 Simonton NOTICE TO CREDITORS Conroe, TX 77301 Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of August 2019, Garland Barnett was Telephone: (936) 756-5511 duly appointed as Independent Executor of the Estate of Elvira Springer Barnett in Cause Facsimile: (936) 441-5745 No. 19-38575-P, County Court at Law No. 2, Montgomery County, Texas and Letters E-mail: gaprice@priceandprice-law.com Administration have been issued to Garland Barnett. Published Date: November 6, 2019 All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required to present same within the time required by law to the address of: NOTICE TO CREDITORS c/o: Ryan Putz Attorney for Garland Barnett Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Gloria 615 Gammon Drive Dean Williamson McIver, Deceased, were issued on October 31, 2019, in Cause No. 19Houston, TX 77022 38553-P, pending in the County Court at Law No. 2, Montgomery County, Texas, to: DATED the 1st day of November 2019 Elizabeth Anne Brumley. /s/ Ryan Putz All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being Attorney for Garland Barnett, Independent Executor administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the State Bar No. 24105959 manner prescribed by law. c/o: Gina A. Price, Attorney at Law, 101 Simonton, Conroe, TX 615 Gammon Drive 77301. Houston, TX 77022 DATED the 31st day of October, 2019. Telephone: (409) 996-6982 Fax: (409) 204-4538 /s/ Gina A. Price Email: ryanputzlaw@gmail.com Gina A. Price Published Date: November 6, 2019 Attorney for Elizabeth Anne Brumley State Bar No.: 16287350 101 Simonton Conroe, TX 77301 Telephone: (936) 756-5511 Facsimile: (936) 441-5745 E-mail: gaprice@priceandprice-law.com      Published Date: November 6, 2019

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Pet Talk: Eating Your Greens: The Basics of Cat Grass COLLEGE STATION, Nov. 1, 2019 – When confronted with the topic of healthy eating, we, as humans, are frequently reminded of the importance of including daily greens in our diets. Does your cat’s diet need the same? Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses the basics of cat grass that every cat owner should know. “Cat grass isn’t any one type of grass but can be a combination of grasses,

such as rye, barley, oat, and wheat,” Teller said. “Cat owners can buy kits at many stores to grow cat grass for their kitties.” Most owners don’t need to rush to the store to purchase this grass for their pet cat, however, as it is not always necessary to complete their diet. “Cat grass is not a required part of a cat’s diet if the food they are eating is well-balanced, but it is something that many cats e n j o y, ” Te l l e r s a i d . “Especially for indoor cats, it can be a source of environmental enrichment. In some cases, it may

provide some micronutrients, such as vitamins A and D.” The reasons cats seek out such grass are still unclear. Though veterinarians have yet to come to a consensus on one definit i v e a n s w e r, s e v e r a l theories exist. “One theory is that cat grass is a source of fiber that can either act as a mild laxative or trigger vomiting,” Teller said. “When cats lived in the wild, they may have eaten grass to trigger vomiting to rid their stomachs of the nondigestible parts of the prey they ingested. It is also

thought that the chlorophyll contained in the grass could serve as a mild pain reliever and help keep the cat’s breath fresh.” Teller also advises that owners shouldn’t be nervous about introducing cat grass to their pet’s environment, even if it something their pet hasn’t yet encountered. “For outdoor cats, homegrown cat grass will be safer than what they may nibble on outside because those plants may have been exposed to chemicals or water contaminated with bacteria that may cause d i s e a s e , ” Te l l e r s a i d .

“While it would not be dangerous to have the cat grass freely available, if a cat seems to eat it voraciously, then it may be worth consulting with a veterinarian to determine if the cat’s diet is meeting all of its nutritional needs.” Owners residing in multiple-pet households can also be assured that cat grass is likely a safe addition to their home. “It is not likely that cat grass would be a problem for other animals in the household,” Teller said. “The bigger concern would be if a cat or other animal confused cat grass with

other plants in the home that are potentially toxic. It is important to keep those plants out of reach of any pets.” Ultimately, the decision to introduce cat grass to a feline friend is up to their owner. As always, cat owners should consult with their veterinarian if they are concerned about nutritional deficiencies in their cat’s diet. By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


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Veteran of the Week

Peter Allan Johnson, Conroe, Texas

By Lew McCreary Born in Brookline, Mass., Peter graduated from high school in 1959 where he already had obtained his pilot’s license. He joined the army reserve and later the USAF in the early 60’s. Thirty-four years later he had accumulated a great deal of satisfaction serving on active duty. Why did he join the air force? Because he somehow foreknew, he would enjoy the military and as it played out…his hunch had been spot on. In regard to deployments, as a pilot of large transports such as the C-123’s, C-130’s and the mighty C-5A Peter took part in more than thirty flights worldwide in scope that took him to numerous military bases and was always part of strategic and usually risky military operations. The magnificent C-130 transport four engine

Montgomery County News has published VETERANS OF THE WEEK since 2014 numbering more than 200. The purpose? An endeavor to educate readers regarding the depth of personal valor and selfless sacrifice of patriotic men and women of WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Middle East deployments during their service commitment and the protection of the homeland. In particular these articles target younger generations that have not been adequately schooled in US history. WW2 still is the biggest event in human history and veterans of that world war are now in their 90’s so please thank them at every opportunity.

turboprop was designed and built by Lockheed and capable of using unprepared runways for take-offs and landings. It was originally designed as a troop, medivac and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of roles…including as a gunship (A-130) for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support weather recon, aerial refueling, patrol and firefighting. It is currently the main tactical airlifter for many military forces the world over. Peter’s civilian pilot license was secured while attending Westover Mary’s High School and he completed his pilots training at Atlas Air Force Base, followed by numerous other aircraft training schools that included various safety and maintenance training

sessions. Earlier his boot camp was completed at Fort Dix, NJ and he proceeded to use his skills by applying them all over the world in various destinations located on just about every continent. Peter often took part in NATO operations…and also experienced five tours in Vietnam. As a jump start for his military career, he previously had attended many reserve safety schools and summer camps in training for what was ahead…strategic schooling that helped determine his ultimate MOS. To say the very least his training in army reserve schools always proved to be very advantageous. While in the air force in the early and mid ‘60’s much of his training was received at Westover AFB. By 1962 he made his first l a n d i n g i n V i e tnam…followed by in excess of seven more in later years…on a spotty basis. Much later in the early 90’s he flew into Iraq during Desert Storm…as well as dozens of other major and significant deployments that followed over the years, including relief trips into Haiti because of a horrific hurricane…and also missions to Labrador as m e n t i o n e d e a rlier…numerous NATO exercises. Peter also took part in the Iraq War late in the 80’s and early 90’s and by that time had experienced a virtual pilot overdose. So, when they were shot down over Vietnam by ground fire and crashed into a tree (that split their plane in pieces), both pilot and co-pilot walked away understandably relieved and grateful. They both maintained that a

supernatural voice helped direct them to South Korean ground troops (ROKs) and fortunately were then rescued by “friendlies”. Having been a Christian for several prior years Peter was

MCPHD from page 1 Management. Evaluators from different disciplines observed the operations. Those evaluators are from agencies such as Texas Division of Emergency Management, U.S Marshals Service, U.S. Army National Guard ( We a p o n s o f M a s s Destruction) Civil Support Team, and Austin Public Health Department. An exercise involving the dispensing of medications was conducted in Montgomery with a group

also blessed to also receive the Holy Spirit. These days he volunteers locally to help veterans with PTSD issues…and occasionally is saddened whenever he remembers the atrocities

suffered by children in Afghanistan and Vietnam. He still becomes discouraged with the ugly memory of the suffering children injured in Afghanistan and Vietnam.

of MCPHD staff, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and student volunteers. These types of exercises are only possible when the community gets involved. We would like to give a special thanks to Montgomery County Hospital District for hosting and providing support with employees who participated in the exercise. We’d also like to thank our sponsors, McDonalds in Montgomery, Chick-Fil-A on 336 South, and Montgomery Independent School District and its volunteers. Planning, training and exercising these emer-

gency response plans will preserve and protect the health and lives of the citizens of Texas against a wide range of lifethreatening risks. Montgomery County Public Health District’s mission is promoting a healthy, resilient community through health education, disease prevention, clinical services, and emergency preparedness. For more information about the Montgomery County Public Health District please go to www.mcphdtx.org.

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