PITTSBURG – Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday for Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, 89. Pilgrim, the co-founder and longtime Chairman and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, and Chairman Emeritus of Pilgrim Bank, died at his home on Friday. No word on the cause of death. According to the Erman Smith Funeral Home web site, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. There will be a private family burial prior to the memorial service.
BULLARD – A member of the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has drowned. Zane Simons, 19, was swimming with friends on Friday evening when he had a seizure and drowned. CPR was performed on him and he was rushed to a Tyler hospital where he died. To assist the family in paying for his funeral, a gofundme account has been established. You can go to https://www.gofundme.com/zane-simons-funeral-fund if you would like to donate.
LONGVIEW – There will be no jury selection in Gregg County on Monday. The district clerk’s office has posted on the county web site that jury selection set for Monday in Gregg County has been canceled.
GLADEWATER – A Gladewater man has been charged with making a terroristic threat. Arrested shortly after 6:00 Friday evening was Leroy Carter III, 58. According to the Gladewater Police Department Facebook page, Carter threatened to come to the Sonic Drive-In on East Broadway and shoot employees. Carter is being held in the Gregg County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
LONGVIEW — A man was arrested Thursday after police said he punched a Longview officer attempting to arrest him. According to the Longview News-Journal and KETK, Cesar Danilo Cordova, 22, was held Friday on bonds totaling $22,500, charged with assault of a public servant, evading arrest detention with a previous conviction and harassment of a public servant. Jail records showed Cordova also was being held on an immigration detainer. Police responded about 7 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of East Marshall Avenue in reference to a criminal mischief in progress.
Night work is slated to start Wednesday for a new U.S. Highway 271 project in Tyler. The project consists of repairing the base in the main lanes, conducting work on the side streets, applying a new surface, and striping. This work will have major impacts on traffic flow. Work will be conducted from 7:30pm to 6:00am, Sunday through Thursday nights. Expect lane closures and delays during this work. Get additional project information in the Smith County section of this release.… Read More