Rangers investigating death at Polk County Jail

POLK COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers are investigating an in-custody death that that occurred Thursday morning at the Polk County Jail. “We are praying for her and her family at this difficult time,” Sheriff Kenneth Hammack said. “The investigation by the Rangers will be thorough.” The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 8:30 a.m.,...

22 Murder at Thousand Pines Ranch

GROVETON — Back in 1960, two sisters in their 60s lived quietly on a 1,100-acre ranch about nine miles north of Groveton. The sisters, Lily and Hattie Bauer, seemed to treasure the big spread, mostly for the quiet and privacy. They ran 70 head of cattle on the property, a flock of chickens and a garden. Their nearest neighbor was three miles away and the pair only occasionally had visitors....

The Murder of Junior Boy

Jackie Welch (in front) and Kevin Wright are led out of the Polk County courthouse in July 2007 after being convicted of the murder of Clayton Junior Jones.ENTERPRISE ARCHIVE PHOTO / VALERIE REDDELL On Saturday, May 13, 2006, Kevin Rashawn Wright of Houston noticed he had missed a call from his sister, Angela. He called Angela and soon learned that Angela’s boyfriend, Clayton “Junior Boy”...