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Kreuzer enters sheriff race Monroe Kreuzer Jr. served as sheriff from 2001-2004 — Page 8

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Inside n Forty-four individuals were arrested last week. See who and why. Page 2. n Community Calendar. Page 3. n What do you think? Chambers Health wants readers to fill out a survey to help the health care provider do a better job and help it meet Pascacio the needs of the communities it serves. Bob Pascacio, CEO of Chambers Health, explains in his weekly YOUR HEALTH column in today’s edition. Page 5. n Breathe in, breathe out. The Lord will take care of the rest. Bro. Danny Biddy explains in his Biddy Bits column. Biddy Page 6.

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Republicans have choices in Primary election SCOTT REESE WILLEY Hometown Press Chambers County voters who are Republicans will have some choices to make during the May 29 primary election. Two qualified candidates are running for sheriff: Brian Hawthorne and Monroe Kreuzer Jr. Hawthorne retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Trooper in December. Kreuzer served as Chambers County Sheriff from 2001-2004. The winner of the Republican primary election will assume office in January 2013 unless a write-in candidate files. Incumbent Sheriff Joe LaRive is not seeking re-election to another four-year term of office. Jimmy Gore, Eric Bagwell and Arlette Hankamer-

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The Republican Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29.

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A fast-moving thunderstorm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on the Winnie area on Tuesday. Forecasters predict lots of clouds but little or no rain in the days to come. Still, Tuesday’s deluge will almost certainly postpone any mowing planned for the rest of the week or this coming weekend. Ditches and low-lying areas are still filled

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Williams are seeking the Republican nomination in the race for Precinct 1 County Commissioner. The winner of that race will face incumbent commissioner Mark Huddleston in the November general election. Huddleston is running unopposed in the May 29 Democratic primary election. Republicans also have a choice in who they want for the next Chambers County Tax AssessorCollector. Denise Hutter, who was appointed to the post earlier this year when Margie Henry retired, will face Robin SudberryBoles. Two Republicans are also battling in the 344th District Court Judge’s race. Richard Baker and Randy McDonald are seeking to replace longtime District Court Judge Carroll Wilborn Jr. Wilborn announced last year he was retiring from the bench.

The Hometown Press columnist Tumbleweed Smith wins DAR award

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The Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded columnist Tumbleweed Smith with the Society’s state media award. Tumbleweed Smith, whose weekly columns appear in the award-winning Hometown Press, received the award during the Society’s annual state conference on March 10. The conference was held in San Antonio. “This award is presented to an individual who has contributed greatly to American culture within the historical educational or patriotic objectives of the National Society,” Tumbleweed DAR executives said in a press release. “Tumbleweed epitomizes such an individual, producing “The Sound of Texas,” which has aired for more than 40 years on radio stations across Texas. Tumbleweed reports on how Texans have fun. The subject matter of his daily syndicated show covers history, folklore, legends, small towns, unique events, storytellers, musicians, artists and characters of all ages. His collection of nearly 11,000 programs is one of the largest private collections of oral histories in the country.” Tumbleweed, Page 8

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