2017: A year in review through Groveton News headlines

January 5, 2017-Trinity County Officials sworn in on New Year's Day; Silsbee gospel group The Master's Men to perform at Josserand.

January 12, 2017-Commisssioners hear presentation on body cams from Sherriff; "Battle of Blackjack Grove" to return; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed Monday; Groveton High students, Eden Dillard and Kaitlyn Allen perform at Citrus Bowl Halftime show.
January 19, 2017-Local Lions attend Lions International Centennial Celebration; Trial date set for former DETCOG executive director Diggles; Trinity County Crime Stoppers spotlight: Groveton Police Sergeant Shane Sandifer; Judge Blair speaks to Republican Women.

January 26, 2017-Memorandum of support for potential regional growth approved by commissioners; Local boys, Trey Hance and Ethan Reynolds help win championship; Four-year-old boy, Tanner Hemness with local ties is a guest on "The Steve Harvey Show".

February 2, 2017-Second annual "Battle of Blackjack Grove" is getting close; Apple Springs ISD welcomes alumni; DETCOG Board approves solid waste grants program.

February 9, 2017-Longtime community leader Glen Ward dies; Fire claims pair of buildings; Nichols, Ashby file bills to help small school districts; Kalin's Center representatives travel to Austin to meet with children's advocates, discuss way to better serve children.

February 16, 2017-All-East Texas News team picked; several Indians selected; "Battle of Blackjack Grove" event this weekend; Trinity County Fair to celebrate 30 years.

February 23, 2017-Commissioners discuss possible county park project; Tri-Cities Baseball, Youth Softball registration deadline extended; Judge Blair attends seminar; Ashby files legislation to remove fee for firefighters; Forest Service urges caution when flying drones.

March 2, 2017-New councilmember, Robert Smith sworn-in: property sale to GISD approved; Young Trinity county farmers Mikayla Davidson and Cole Sullivan win big at San Antonio show; Three arrested in Nogalus meth bust.

March 19, 2017-Governor Abbott to visit Trinity; Groveton Elementary plays host to new Texas author; Trinity County Fair to celebrate thirty years with this year's event; Commissioners approve patrol vehicles' purchase.

March 16, 2017-Trinity County Constable cracks down on animal abuse; Schedule for Dinner with the Governor; Hearing on Westwood Shores roads rescheduled; Trinity County Fair to celebrate thirty years with this weekend's event.

March 23, 2017-Gov. Abbott comes to Trinity for historic visit; Bear Chase Marathon to celebrate tenth year in Groveton.

March 30, 2017-Crash claims life of Grapeland man; Young area farmers enjoy successful fair weekend; DETCOG Board initiates planning for new facilities at meeting.

April 6, 2017-Council cancels May City Election; Veterans' "Stand Down" to be held in Lufkin; Groveton Ex-Student News- A look back in the '67 Tomahawk.

April 13, 2017-Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon a success; FCCLA students compete at State Leadership Conference; A little about Easter and Lenten season.

April 20, 2017-John W. Reynolds honored for long service to public education; Dispatchers recognized by Commissioners; Tyler County man charged with underage solicitation; Republican Women to host fiesta
luncheon, style show.

April 27, 2017-Commissioners discuss proposed Hogg Road name change; "Immediate action" taken in regard to report at GISD; Groveton's Meredith Ecord wins first place in State-level UIL competition; Community Health Fair to feature screening, door prizes.

May 4, 2017-National Day of Prayer observed in Groveton; Dial boys finish successful rodeo season; Police apprehend sexual predator, search for another; Famed defense attorney "Racehorse" Haynes dies at
his home in Trinity; Ex-Student News: life of an Indian in 1977.

May 11, 2017-Longtyime Precinct 3 County Commissioner Cecil Webb dies at 82; Annual audit results presented to Commissioners' court; Bill assistance available; Indian track athletes are State-bound.

May 18, 2017-Indians do Groveton proud at State Track Meet; Nigton historical dedication May 28; Timberland welcomes Groveton clinic.
May 25, 2017-Groveton senior Caleb Yarbrough awarded scholarship from SHECO; New Church Cemetery Assn. reports contributions; Bennett Cemetery Homecoming nets several contributions.

June 8, 2017-Indian baseball is State Bound!; Fourth of July celebration promises fun food, family, fireworks, and live music; A day of fishing and prizes for those who fish was enjoyed by many area
youngsters the 27th Annual Trinity County Kid Fish event.

June 15, 2017-Congratulations to Groveton's 2A State Semifinalist Baseball Team! ; Hit to rural healthcare affects Trinity, sixty hospital employees; CASA urges volunteers to help out foster children
on Father's Day.

June 22, 2017-Legendary Texas fiddler Smokey Butler dies at 91; Commissioners approve summer internship program; Tri-Cities T-Ball Allstars win District championship; Annual Fourth of July celebration
promises family fun.

June 29, 2017-Blake Hollis selected to attend blue-grey super combine; Annual Fourth of July celebration promises family fun;4-H Shooting Sports teams participate in State competition; Ex-Student News: A look at the '87 Tomahawk.