Author: Valerie Reddell

News Director for Polk County Publishing Company Inc., a family of six community newspapers in East Texas.

Coping with tragedy

In the wake of the mass shooting at Delaney Ranch near Livingston, Valerie and Tim spend Valentine’s Day with a former counselor, County Judge Sydney Murphy.


Carlos “Gene” Delaney and his wife Lynda Elliott Delaney with great-granddaughter Ranley Horn. All three of them as well as Ranley’s mother Ashley Horn were killed in a mass shooting at their ranch in Blanchard Feb. 11. Contributed photos. The shooting remains under investigation, but it appears the Delaneys were shot by Ashley’s husband, Randy Horn, who was also found dead at the scene.