Thursday, January 24, 2008

Legal Notices


Public Notic

Union Hill I.S.D. is currently seeking bids for building track. Sealed bids will be received by the Union Hill I.S.D. for the above category listed, in the Office of the Superintendent until 1:00 P.M., October 5, 2009. Any bids received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bids will be opened October 5, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. Please obtain specifications from:

Office of Superintendent

Union Hill I.S.D.

2197 FM 2088

Gilmer, TX 75644

The District reserves the right to reject any/or all bids, to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.




PubLic Notice

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

NOTICE To All Customers of Etex Telephone

Cooperative, Inc.

On December 10, 1997 the Public Utility Commission of Texas designated Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. an "Eligible Telecommunications Carrier" for its service area for universal service purposes. The goal of universal service is to provide all citizens access to essential telecommunications services.

 Etex utilizes Dual Tone multi frequency signaling (or its functional equivalent) and provides single party residence (with unlimited local usage) and business service for rates which range from $7.05 for residential customers and from $13.20 per month for business customers. This includes access to:

Long distance carriers – available from $0.12 per minute

Emergency services – available for $0.50 per month

Operator services – available for $0.70

Directory assistance – available for $0.85 per use

Telecommunications Relay Services – available N/C

Other services designed to persons with disabilities – available N/C

Toll blocking – available for $1.75 per month

In addition, Etex provides one copy of its annual local directory without charge. Touch Tone service is available for a charge of $2.00 per month.

 Etex would be pleased to provide you with specific rates for your area upon request.

 As of 1985, Etex offers qualified customers Lifeline Service. If you are a Low Income customer you may qualify for Etex’s Lifeline Program. This means you may receive a monthly discount for your basic phone charges. This service also includes a discount for line connection charges and free toll blocking for qualifying customers.

 Please call Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. if you have any questions at 903-797-4357 (HELP).

Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the Unincorporated Areas of Upshur County, Texas: The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency solicits technical information or comments on the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community. These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and information on the statutory period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Assistance Center toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP.



NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0046-03-036 for SEAL COAT in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on October 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 30712
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

The State of Texas

Citation by Publication

TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of GLENDA BYNUM, deceased,

1. Joe Bynum, Husband; and unknown heirs;

2. Paul Bynum, Son; and

unknown heirs;

3. David Payne, Son; and

unknown heirs;

4. Seth Pruitt, ; and

unknown heirs;

5. All unknown heirs.

PAUL BYNUM has filed in the County Court, an Application for Determination of Heirship and for Appointment of Independent Administrator of Estate of said, GLENDA BYNUM, Deceased.

The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 09-PR-7501 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of GLENDA BYNUM, deceased.

All persons interested in said estate are cited to appear in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing.

The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of applicant is:

Bradley R. Echols, 1800 N.W., Loop 281, Suite 310, Longview, TX 75604

(903) 759-2200.

 

Issued this the 31st day of

August, 2009.


Public Notice
Notice is hereby given by Lauren Parish, 115th District Judge, pursuant to section 152.905 of the local government code that a public hearing will be held at 8:00a.m. on September 18, 2009, in the jury room located in the Upshur County Justice Center for the purpose of setting the amount of the annual compensation of the 115th District Court reporter. Upshur County Auditor and Upshur Assistant Auditor.


Notice to Bidders for oil and gas lease
The Upshur County commissioner’s Court is accepting sealed bids for and oil and gas lease on 920 acres located in the Crittenden Subdivision, Upshur County School Lands Survey, Abstract No. 557, Baylor County, Texas. All bids must be received in the Upshur County Judge’s office, third floor Upshur County Courthouse, or P.O. Box 790, Gilmer, Texas 75644, on or before September 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The bids will be opened in the regular session of the Upshur County Commissioner’s Court on September 30, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.


notice of public hearing
The Board of Directors of Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will convene a public evidentiary hearing to take evidence from the admitted parties and receive public comment on whether the Board should implement the Integrated Resource Planning, Rate Design Modifications to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments, Smart Grid Information standards established by Congress on December 20, 2007, in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (hereinafter, PURPA), 16 U.S.C. 2601-2645, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
That a hearing will be convened on:
Date: October 20, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation
1200 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of
CHARLES P. HARGEST
PROBATE COURT OF UPSHUR COUNTY
ESTATE OF CHARLES P. HARGEST, DECEASED, No. 08-PR-7410, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, (Texas Probate Code §274).
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES P. HARGEST, DECEASED
CAUSE NO. 08-PR-7410
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of CHARLES P. HARGEST, Deceased, were issued on March 16, 2009, to Angela M. Jeffries and Stacy R. Clark on 2009, in Cause No. 08-PR-7410, pending in the Probate Court of Upshur County, Texas. The addresses of the Independent Executrices are: Angela M. Jeffries, 8203 Red Gate Court, Bowie, MD 20715 and Stacy R. Clark, 12127 Murr Way, Houston, Texas 77048.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated this __ day of _____, 2009.
By: /s/ Angela M. Jeffries
8203 Red Gate Court, Bowie, MD 20715
301-262-2534 (phone)
Stacy R. Clark
12127 Murr Way
Houston, Texas 77048


Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given under Texas Government Code Section 51.305(f) that a public hearing on the Upshur County District Clerk’s plan for the preservation and restoration of the District Court Records archive will be held on September 15, 2009 at 8:55 a.m. in the County Courtroom, Third Floor, Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas.
DEAN FOWLER
Upshur County Judge


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bonnie McKinley Loyd, Deceased, were issued on August 24, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7493, styled and captioned as "In re: The Estate of Bonnie McKinley Loyd, deceased," said cause pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Jack Barnes.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law, should be addresses to:
Mr. Jack Barnes
Independent Executor of the Estate of Bonnie McKinley Loyd, Deceased
c/o: Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
DATED the 25 day of August, 2009.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney for Jack Barnes
State Bar No.:24051112
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Telephone: (903) 843.5678
Facsimile: (903) 680.2310


Public Notice
Notice of renewal application for private club registration permit for Gilmer Country Club located at Highway 155 South side 2 miles Southwest City Limits Gilmer, Texas.
Owner
Gilmer Country Club Corporation
President
Mike Osborne
Vice President
Troy Murray
Secretary
Vonna Crowley


Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that on September 10, 2009, at 5:15 p.m., the City of Gilmer Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer to consider the following:
A zoning change request by Richard and Janice Gage, to re-zone R-1 Residential to MF-1 Multi-Family located on north side of Harrison Street, between N. Montgomery and Polk Streets, Lots 6A, 6B, 5C, 5A, 4C, 4B, 4A, Block 45 Old Town Addition, according to the rules and regulations of the City of Gilmer zoning ordinance Lot in question for Multi-Family construction is Lot 4 Block 45 Old Town Addition (A300).’
The public is invited to attend.


Published notice to
Creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Robert Edward Crowder, deceased, were issued on June 1, 2009, in Docket Number 09-PR-7458, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Samuel Scott Crowder and Matthew Paul Crowder.
The residence of the Co-Independent Executors is in Upshur County, Texas, and Collin County, Texas and their mailing addresses are:
Estate of Robert Edward Crowder
c/o Samuel Scott Crowder
4141 N FM 726
Diana, Texas 75640
or
Estate of Robert Edward Crowder
c/o Mattew Paul Crowder
1436 Winterwood Dr.
Allen, Texas 75002
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED the 19th day of August, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Robert Edward Crowder


Public Notice
City of East Mountain
City Ordinance #132
(Revised-July 13,2009)
Noise Ordinance
Concerning Special Events
Section II. Additional Prohibited Noises
 (C)  Exceptions
    (3) Special events conducted with a special event permit authorized by the city:
  (b) Special permits will expire at 12:00 Midnight
  (e) Permit will be obtained 7 calender days in advance of the event.
Ronnie Hill,
Mayor


Public Notice
Union Hill ISD will hold a Public Hearing on Tax Rate for the 2009-2010 school year on August 27, 2009, starting at 6:00 P.M., in the Central Administration Board Room. Immediately following the Public Hearing, there will be a Public Meeting, in the Union Hill Cafeteria, to discuss building a District Track starting at 6:30 P.M. The district would like to encourage all Union Hill I.S.D. parents, students, and community members to attend.


Public Notice
Texas Education Agency
Division of Career and Technical Education

1. New Diana ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture Science, Business Support Systems, and Technology Applications. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class size, and credit needs of the student.
2. It is the policy of New Diana ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
3. It is the policy of New Diana ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
4. New Diana ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
5. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Joyce Sloan, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Holly Duncan, at 1373 U.S. Hwy 259S, Diana, Texas 75640, 903-663-8000,.


Public Notice
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Gilmer ISD makes every effort to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning asbestos. A copy of the asbestos management plan is available in each campus principal’s office as well as in the school’s district office. If you have any questions about the plan or this federally mandated program please contact Steven Schoon, Gilmer ISD Asbestos Program Coordinator @ 903-841-7469.


Public Notice
The annual Title 1 meeting of parents and community members is scheduled for August 20, Thursday, 5:30 PM, in the Ore City ISD Board Room for information regarding the schools’ participation in Title I Part A programs and the schools’ parent involvement program.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0392-02-082 for REPAIR PAVEMENT ON EXISTING 4 LANE HIGHWAY in UPSHUR County will be opened on September 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Contract 0919-00-064 for INSTALL/UPGRADE TRAFFIC CTRL DEVICE in CASS County, etc will be opened on September 09, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 30403.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Notice of meeting to
consider proposed budget
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court will consider and take action on the proposed budget for Upshur County at 9:00 a.m. on August 31, 2009 in a meeting to be held on the Commissioner’s Courtroom, Third Floor, Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and express their views.


Published notice to
creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of John Harris Erwin, Jr., deceased, were issued on July 27, 2009, in Docket Number 09-PR-7491,pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Montie Louise Erwin
The residence of the Independent Executrix is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of John Harris Erwin, Jr.
c/o Montie Louise Erwin
1500 Greenway
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED the 10 day of August, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
John Harris Erwin, Jr.


Public Notice
The City of Gilmer will hold a public hearing at Gilmer City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, Texas, on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 5:15 p.m. to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2009-2010. The city encourages citizens to participate in the discussion of the budget and to make their views known at the public hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views to Kathy Davidson, City Secretary, at the Gilmer City Hall. Handicapped individuals wishing to attend this meeting should contact City Hall at 903-843-2552 to arrange assistance, if needed.


notice of public hearing
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the Upshur County Clerk’s Records Archive Plan will be held on August 31, 2009 at 8:55 a.m. in the County Courtroom, Third Floor, Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas.
DEAN FOWLER
Upshur County Judge


public notice
Ore City ISD Public Notification of nondiscrimination in career and technology programs.
Ore City ISD offers career and technology education programs in Business, Family and Consumer Science, and Agriculture. Admission to these programs is based on interest, aptitude, age appropriateness and class space available. It is the policy of Ore City ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Ore City ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Lynn Heflin, at 100 Rebel Road, P.O. Box 100, Ore City, Texas 75683, 903.968.3300 and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Dr. Ray Deason, at the same address and phone number.


Public Notice
A meeting will be held in the Library of the Robert F Hunt Elementary School on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm to plan the following programs for the 2009-2010 school year. Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; Title II Part D; Title IV, Part A; and Title V, Part A. Parents and private nonprofit schools within the New Diana ISD attendance area are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Kilpatrick, Elementary Principal at 903-663-8004.


Public Notice
This is to serve as notice that DFW Communications is in the process of fulfilling compliance requirements for a 440 foot guyed telecommunications tower to be located at 6283 State Highway 155 N in Gilmer, TX (32-47-29.2N Latitude and 94-52-4.6W Longitude, referred to as tower number 90097131). Comments are sought on the effect of the proposed tower on historic properties within the viewshed of the proposed tower per the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement of March 7, 2005 under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For comments, fax to: Julio A. Aguilar (210) 641-2124 (please refer to tower number).


Published notice to
creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Thelma L. Vaughan, deceased, were issued on July 27, 2009, in Docket Number 09-PR-7481,pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Robert C. Fulsom as Independent Executor.
The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur County, Texas, and his mailing address is:
Estate of Thelma L. Vaughan
c/o Robert C. Fulsom
5818 U.S. Hwy 271 N
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED the 4th day of August, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Thelma L. Vaughan


Public Notice
House for Sale
TO BE MOVED
The City of Gilmer is seeking sealed bids for the sale of a 3 BR/2 BA house to be moved. Sealed bid procedure will be observed. Interested persons should contact the City Secretary or the City Manager at City Hall at 110 Buffalo St. or call (903) 843-2552. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ALOIS O. RAABE, Deceased, were issued on July 27, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7476, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: BERNARD RAABE.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
DATED the 28th day of July, 2009.
PEGGY S. GARMON Attorney for
BERNARD RAABE
State Bar No.: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


notice to creditors
of The Estate of Patsy Ruth Hatfield Reynolds, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of Patsy Ruth Hatfield Reynolds, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 27 day of July, 2009, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas. All persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same to Mickey Glynn Reynolds, Independent Executor, Cause No. 09-PR-7485 within the time prescribed by law. My post office is 10877 Dogwood, Diana, Texas 75640.
Dated this 27 day of July, 2009.
Mickey Glynn Reynolds


citation by publication
divorce/domestic
cause no. 332-09
clerk of the court
carolyn bullock
p.o. box 950
gilmer, texas 75644
petitioner’s attorney or petitioner
Robert l. cole jr.
405 n. titus
gilmer, texas 75644
the state of texas
TO: DODSON COX, Address Unknown,, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the
4th day of June, 2009, against AMANDA K. THREADGILL Respondent(s), numbered 332-09 and entitled:
IN THE INTEREST OF ELIZABETH THREADGILL, JESSE WOODS, JR., AND CHRISTOPHER WOODS, CHILDREN
The suit requests: PRODUCTION OF A CHILD, CONSERVATORS HIP AND TERMINATION OR PATENTAL RIGHTS
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit:
ELIZABETH THREADGIL -
DOB 01/09/2002
JESSE WOODS, JR., -
DOB 12/20/2002
CHRISTOPHER WOODS -
DOB 11/07/2004
The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 7th day of July , 2009.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: L. Marshall Deputy


Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Virginia Barron, Deceased, were issued on the 6th day of July, 2009, under Docket No. 09-PR-7478, pending in the County Court at Law of Upshur County, Texas, to CHAD BARRON. Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate addressed as follows:
Representative,
Estate of Virginia Barron, Deceased
c/o Bradley R. Echols, Attorney
1800 W Loop 281, Suite 310
Longview, Texas 75604
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated this 14th day of July, 2009.
BOON, SHAVER, ECHOLS & COLEMAN, P.L.L.C.
1800 W Loop 281, Suite 310
Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone: (903) 759-2200
Fax: (903) 759-3306
BY: BRADLEY R. ECHOLS
State Bar No. 06390450
ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE


Public Notice
New Diana ISD is accepting bids for the construction of three (3) walls within the district facilities. Bid specifications can be picked up at the Business Office at 1373 US Hwy 259 South, Monday through Thursday 7:30-4:30. To schedule a time to inspect the individual facilities for construction, contact Bruce Jeffery at (903)663-2014. All bids shall be sealed in an envelope marked "Bid for Construction of walls" and mailed to New Diana ISD, Attn: Melinda Benson, 1373 US Hwy 259 South, Diana, TX 75640. The district reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
The Region 7 Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and thirty-one (131) education entities and one (1) education service center in the Region 7 Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories:
Educational Activities & Supplies
July 28, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Uniforms: Athletic; Band; Performance; Institutional & Supplies
July 28, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Mobile Communication Equipment & Supplies
August 04, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Contracted Services
August 04, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Vocational Equipment & Supplies
August 06, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Computer Hardware & Supplies
August 06, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Network Systems & Supplies
August 11, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Printing & Printing Supplies
August 11, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region 7 Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone numbers (903) 988-6859 or (903) 988-6786 or FAX (903) 988-6852. Bids will be opened at the Education Service Center on each opening date at designated time. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Jayson Lee Wynn, Deceased, were issued on May 11, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7460, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Pete Wynn and Karel Wynn.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o David Griffith
Attorney at Law
404 North Titus
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644-0864
Dated the 6 day of July, 2009.
David Griffith
Attorney for Pete Wynn & Karel Wynn
State Bar No.: 08479300
404 North Titus
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644-0864
Telephone: (903) 843-5005
Facsimile: (903) 843-5392


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of odis l. griffin, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration with Will Annexed for the Estate of Odis L. Griffin, Deceased, were issued on the 29th day of June, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7477, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Rosa Matiz Griffin.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in manner prescribed by law.
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
DATED the 29th day of June, 2009.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney for Rosa Matiz Griffin State Bar No.: 2405112
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Telephone: (903) 843.5678
Facsimile: (903) 680.2310
jwnewson@teftellerlaw.com


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of LAWRENCE PENICK, JR., DECEASED
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Lawrence Penick, Deceased, were issued on June 29, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7472, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to:
Mildred Porter Penick, Independent Executor of the Estate of Lawrence Penick, Jr., Deceased
Claims may be presented to the following address, in the care of Mildred Porter Penick, Independent Executor:
5918 FM 3358
Gilmer, Texas 75645
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2009.
LOWREY & MILLIKIN, L.L.P.
1127 Judson Road, Suite 141
Longview, Texas 75601
By D. Kent Lowrey
Attorney for the Estate


Public Notice
Effective July 1, 2009 the amount of the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) appearing on your Etex bill each month will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 11.3 % to 12.9%. The new FUSC amount is calculated by multiplying the FCC’s universal service contribution factor against your interstate access service charges. The federal universal service fund program is designed to help keep local telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States.
Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
801 Hwy 155 N Gilmer, Texas 75644
903-797-2711 or 877-482-3839(Toll Free)


public notice request for competitive proposals for fuel products
Union Grove Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following:
Fuel Products
For complete proposals requirements and specifications, please contact the Union Grove ISD Business Office, 11220 Union Grove Rd., or PO Box 1447, Gladewater, TX 75647, or call 903-845-5509. Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 8, 2009.


Public Notice
Notice of Initiation of the Section 106 Process: ATT Mobility proposes to construct a 325’ guyed telecommunications tower and associated compound at FM 2088, Gilmer, TX, at Latitude N 32° 51’ 13.770" and Longitude W 95° 03’ 36.880". The development addresses a 30’ radius beyond the proposed development area which includes a proposed 100’ x 100’ compound and associated guyed wire anchors and access/utility easements. ATT Mobility seeks comments from all interested persons on the impact of the tower on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture, that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Specific information about the project, including the historic preservation reviews that ATT Mobility has conducted pursuant to the rules of the FCC (47 CFR Sections 1.137(4) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (35 CFR Part 800) can be viewed upon request. All questions, comments and correspondence should be directed to: Micky Nielsen, Compliance Specialist, AT&T Mobility, 1801 Valley View Lane, Farrmers Branch, TX 75234, voice 9727066365, fax 9727066364.


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for:
Student Athletic Insurance
Student Catastrophic Insurance
Student Voluntary Insurance
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, please contact Beverly Grimes at (903)841-7405 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Tx 75644.
Sealed Proposals are due at the above address no later than 2:00 p.m on Monday, July 13, 2009.


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent school District is accepting proposals for:
Milk and Dairy Products
Bread and Bakery Products
For Complete proposal requirements and specifications, please contact Beverly Grimes at (903)841-7405 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Tx 75644.

Sealed Proposals are due at the above address no later than 2:00 p.m on Monday, July 13, 2009


Public notice
Out of date records to be destroyed
The Upshur County Shared Service Arrangement (UCSSA) which is comprised of the Big Sandy, Gilmer, Harmony, New Diana, Union Grove, and Union Hill Independent School Districts, proposes to destroy all out-of-date Special Education records contained in the eligibility folders of students who were dismissed from the program up through July, 2002. Also included in this purging will be records of students who were tested and did not qualify for special education services as well as records of those who qualified but were not placed. These records are presently maintained in the UCSSA office located at 113 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, TX 75644, and include referral information, educational, psychological, medical, admission review and dismissal committee minutes, individual educational plans, and classroom observation data. It is our responsibility to inform you that these records may be needed for social security benefits or other purposes and that it may be to your benefit to obtain them. Those who prefer that their records not be destroyed should send a written request to: Pat Cowan, Administration Assistant, Upshur County Shared Service Arrangement, 113 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, TX 75644 before August 01, 2009. For additional information, call (903)843-5575.


Citation by Publication
Divorce/Domestic
Cause No. 309-07
Clerk of the Court
Carolyn Bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Petitioner’s Attorney or Petitioner
Peggy Garmon
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, Texas 75644
The State of Texas
TO: Clarence Richard Shepherd, ,, and to all whom is may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
The petition of DEBRA JOHNSON BRINKLEY, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 3rd day of May, 2007, against CLARENCE RICHARD SHEPHERD Respondent(s), numbered 309-07 and entitled:
IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF DEBRA JOHNSON BRINKLEY AND CLARENCE RICHARD SHEPHERD
The suit request: ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE
The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing fore the division of property that will be binding on you.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 10th day of June, 2009.
Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK, DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
BY: L. Seahorn Deputy


public notice
Union Hill ISD is currently seeking proposals for the following items:
REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR BREAD & MISCELLANEOUS FOOD SERVICE PRODUCTS
Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD for bread and miscellaneous food service items for the 2009-2010 school year. Proposals will be received in the Office of the Superintendent until 10:00 a.m., Thursday July 9, 2009. Any proposals received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Please mail or deliver all bids and obtain specification forms from:
Office of Superintendent
Union Hill I.S.D.
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, Texas 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any bid and/or all bids, to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that on July 2, 2009, at 5:15 p.m. the City of Gilmer Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, to consider the following:
A zoning change request by Transition Two J S Limited Partnership to rezone Lot 15, Block 2, Elwood Addition, east of the railroad on Redbud from R-1 to MF-1, according to the rules and regulations of the City of Gilmer Zoning ordinance.
The public is incited to attend.


Notices of Non-discrimination
Notice #2
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The City of Gilmer does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision services.
*The City of Gilmer has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Capital Fund Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizens to follow if s/he wishes to file a written complaint about proposed TCF activities. The City will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within ten (10) working days. Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the city secretary, at 903-843-2552.


Notices of Non-discrimination
Notice #1
Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of handicapped Status
The City of Gilmer does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities. The city secretary has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained om the Department of housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).


public notice of bid
New Diana ISD is accepting bids for the sale of a 4-wheel drive Kubota tractor with a front-end loader, 1995 backhoe, hydraulic controls and bucket. All bids must be securely sealed and marked "Tractor Bid". Sealed bids will be accepted until Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Mrs. Melinda Benson, NDISD Business Manager at 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX 75640. Bids will be presented ti the school on July 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. To schedule a time to inspect the tractor, etc., please call Bruce Jeffery at 903-663-8000 ext 340. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Sharon Lynn Freeman, Deceased, were issued on Monday, June 1, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7454, styled "In re: The Estate of Sharon Lynn Freeman, deceased," pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: James Garvin Reed, Jr.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in manner prescribed by law to the following:
James Garvin Reed, Jr., Administrator of the Estate of Sharon Lynn Freeman
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
DATED the 1st day of June, 2009.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney for Applicant
State Bar No.: 2045112
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Telephone: (903) 843.5678
Facsimile: (903) 680.2310


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of Jack V. Hayes, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Jack V. Hayes, Deceased, were issued on May 26, 2009, in Cause No. 09 PR 7469, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to:
Diane Miller
and
Ray Miller
The residence of such Independent Co-executors is Upshur County, Texas. The post office address is:
c/o Patricia H. Florence
Florence & Florence Attorneys
P.O. Box 1471
Longview, Texas 75606
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED this 1st day of June, 2009.
FLORENCE & FLORENCE ATTORNEYS
PATRICIA H. FLORENCE
Attorney for Applicant


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the ESTATE OF EVELYN CECIL SMITH DECEASED, were issued on May 26, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7459 pending in the Probate Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: JERRY WAYNE SMITH.
All claims to be filed and served upon said Estate shall be served in the following manner, at the following address:
JERRY WAYNE SMITH
c/o Vincent L. Dulweber, Attorney
P.O. Box 3106
Longview, Texas 75606
(903) 757-2880
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.


public notice
The Harmony Independent School District will receive sealed bid proposals for cafeteria food items and non food products for 2009-2010 school years.
All bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. June 18, 2009. Any proposals received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bidders are invited to be present at the bid opening. Please mail or deliver all bids to:
Jed Whitaker
Superintendent
9788 S.H. 154W
Big Sandy, TX. 75755
Please mark envelope as follows: Sealed Bid- Food and Non Food Products. For more information contact Janet Albright (903) 725-5492 ext.128.
The district reverses the right to reject any bid and/or all bids and to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the district and to waive all formalities in bidding.
Bids received without proper signature will not be accepted.


public notice
Union Hill I.S.D. is currently seeking bids for building Track & Field. Specifications may be picked up from Union Hill I.S.D. Administration Office on June 1, 2009. Sealed bids will be received by the Union Hill I.S.D. for the above category listed, in the Office of the Superintendent until 2:00 P.M., June 11, 2009. Any bids received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bids will be opened June 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Please obtain specifications from:
Office of Superintendent
Union Hill I.S.D.
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any/or all bids, to make awards as they appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


Public Notice
Services through the Federal Title Programs may be available for eligible students attending private schools. Private schools and parents interested in learning more about the Federal Title Program are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday June 2, 2009 at 3:00 P.M., or 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Harmony School Board Room located in the Administration Building.
Schools that receive services must comply with all requisite policies and produces. For more information contact David Cochran by phone at 903-725-5493 Ext 161, or by mail at 9788 State Hwy. 154 W. Big Sandy, TX. 75755. A packet of information concerning eligibility requirements for Title services will be available at this meeting.
Agenda
At this meeting the following programs will be discussed and evaluated.
Title I Part A
Title II Part A
Title II Part D
Title III SSA
Title IV Part A SSA
Title V Part A
Title VI Part B
State Compensatory Education
OEYP
ARI & AMM
Carl Perkins
If you would like to help in the planning and evaluations of these programs please attend our meeting.
NONDISCRIMINATION: No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits, or be subject to discrimination under any District program or activity.


Public Notice
Ordinance No. 148
Tax freeze for residential homestead property owners if the City of East an ordinance establishing an ad valorem mountain, texas, who are disabled or who are 65 years of age or older; providing for definitions; finding that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was conducted in strict compliance with the Texas open meetings act; repealing all ordinances in conflict herewith; providing a savings clause; providing for the severability of the provisions hereof; and establishing an effective date.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Norman E. Stokes, Deceased, were issued on May 12, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7462, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas. to: Keith Stokes. All persons having claims against this Estate4 which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: NEAL SMITH
Brown, Bauman & Smith
A Professional Corporation
400 E. Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Dated the 19 day of May, 2009.
NEAL SMITH
Brown, Bauman & Smith
Attorney for Keith Stokes
State Bar No.: 18656500
A Professional Corporation
400 E. Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Telephone: (903) 597-6333
Facsimile: (903) 597-6335


notice of sale of surplus and salvage property
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court is accepting bids for the sale of surplus and salvage property. All items may be viewed online and bids will only be accepted online at AuctioneerExpress.com. Items may be viewed in person by contacting the Upshur County Commissioner’s at (903) 670-8154. Other information is available from Auctioneer Express at (903) 572-4975. the sale will begin ending at 11:00 a.m. on June 3, 2009


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0946-03-021 for PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PAVED SURFACE WIDTH in UPSHUR County, etc. will be opened on June 09, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NPO: 29818
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Public Notice
Ore City Independent School District is accepting proposals for student insurance. Specifications may be obtained from the Ore City ISD Business Office located in the administration building at 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas; or you may call the school at 903.968.3300 and select "0" for the central office. The mailing address for the district is P.O. Box 100, Ore City, Texas 75683 and is located off of Highway 259 North. Proposals must be received in the business office no later than June 25, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Opening of proposals will immediately follow. All late proposals will be returned - unopened. The Board of Trustees will consider proposals for approval at their regular board meeting on July 20, 2009. Ore City ISD is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.


Public Notice
Ore City Independent School District is accepting proposals for property and casualty insurance. Specifications may be obtained from the Ore City ISD Business Office located in the administration building at 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas; or you may call the school at 903.968.3300 and select "0" for the central office. The mailing address for the district is P.O. Box 100, Ore City, Texas 75683 and is located off of Highway 259 North. Proposals must be received in the business office no later than June 25, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Opening of proposals will immediately follow. All late proposals will be returned - unopened. The Board of Trustees will consider proposals for approval at the regular board meeting on July 20, 2009. Ore City ISD is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR EIGHT TERMS STARTING IN
SEPTEMBER OF 2009
Notice is given that the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (NETRWPG) is accepting nominations for positions to serve as voting members. Due to the expiring terms of eight positions, appointments will be made for each of the eight terms. State law and the Bylaws of the NETRWPG require diversity in the membership of the NETRWPG. Due to existing overlap, 8 members could be selected from any interest group. Section 16.053 of the Texas Water Code lists the required interest groups and the requirement that the regional planning groups maintain adequate representation from those interests. To preserve geographical diversity on a county level, selection for terms starting September of 2009 must come from the following counties: one member from each of the counties: Bowie, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Smith and Van Zandt. Due to existing overlap, two members could be selected from any county within the region. The effort to strive to achieve geographical diversity is found in Article V, Section 4 of the NETRWPG Bylaws. Terms are expiring for positions held by George Frost, Mendy Rabicoff, Jim Thompson, Sharron Nabors, Jim Clark, Bob Staton, Don Patterson and Darwin Douthit. In this selection process, NETRWPG will strive to achieve interest group, geographic, ethnic and gender diversity. To be eligible, a person must be qualified as set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. The conditions of membership are set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. This method for submission of nominations shall be to submit nominations to the principal administrative office of the NETRWPG. The mailing address for such office is Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, P O Box 955, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The physical address of such office is 4180 Farm Road 250, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The deadline for submission is June 17, 2009.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6196-24-001 for TREE TRIMMING TO IMPROVE SIGN VISIBILITY in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on June 24, 2009 at 10:00 am at the District Office for and estimate of $33,000.00.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NPO: 29771
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Public Notice of Bid
Union Hill ISD is accepting bids for bank depository for the period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011. All bids must be securely sealed and marked "Bid to Serve as Depository for time bids will be opened. Sealed bids will be accepted until Monday, June 1, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Mrs. Micki Miller, UHISD Administrative Assistant at 2197 FM 2088, Gilmer, TX 75644. Bids will be presented to the school board on June 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


notice to vendors
Ore City ISD is seeking bids for bread, milk and ice cream products for the 2009-2010 school year. Bid packets may be obtained at the OCISD Central Office during business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Deadline to submit a bid is Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Sealed bids will be publicly opened, in the board room located in the administration building, immediately following this deadline. Ore City ISD reserves the right to reject any or all bids in the best interest of the District. All bids must be signed. Late bids will not be accepted and will be returned to the company - unopened. "Request for Bid Response" forms may be obtained from the central office by calling the central office at 903.968.3300. Physical address of Ore City ISD is 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas. Ore City ISD is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact the USDA Director at : Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independent Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or by phone at 800.795.3272 or 202.720.6382.


City of East Mountain, Texas
Public Notice
A Budget Workshop for the upcoming budget year (2009-2010) will be held at the City of East Mountain City Hall, 103 Municipal Drive, Gilmer, TX on Monday, May 11, 2009 at immediately following the City Council Meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m.


CITATION BY PUBLICATION
Civil Suits
CAUSE NO. 779-08
CLERK OF THE COURT
Carolyn Bullock
PO Box
Gilmer, TX 75644
Plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff
ELIZABETH ANN FULTON
P.O. BOX 3521
LONGVIEW, TEXAS 75606
THE STATE OF TEXAS
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: "You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
TO: MICHELLE RENEE DEES VANAUKEN AND STEVEN WAYNE DEES
Defendant, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION at or before ten o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being: Monday the 15th day of JUNE, 2009, before the Honorable 115th District court of Upshur County, Texas at the Justice Center of said County in Gilmer, Texas.
Said Plaintiff’s Petition was filed in said court on the NOVEMBER 20, 2008 In this case numbered 779-08 on the docket of said court and styled,
GWENDOLYN ROSE AKIN VS. STEVEN WAYNE DEES AND MICHELLE RENEE DEES VANAUKEN
The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: GWENDILYN ROSE AKIN plaintiff(s) and STEVEN WAYNE DEES AND MICHELLE RENEE DEES VANAUKEN defendant(S).
A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: TO REMOVE A CLOUD AND QUIET TITLE OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE TO CLAIM THROUGH ADVERSE POSSESSION IS SITUATED IN UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
as is more fully shown by Plaintiff’s Petition on file in this suit. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make die return as the law directs.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 30th day of April A.D. 2009.
Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY TEXAS
BY: L.Seahorn Deputy


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for
Sports Utility Vehicles
(Minimum 8-passenger capacity)
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Please contact Beverly Grimes at (903) 841-7405 or via email at grimesb@gilmerisd.org. Proposal packets may also be obtained at the Gilmer ISD Business Office located at 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Guardianship for the Estate of Harley H. Jones, an Incapacitated Person, were issued on April 27, 2009, in Cause No. 09-GU-217, pending in the County Court if Upshur County, Texas, to: ERNEST H. JONES.
The residence of the Guardian is Big Sandy, Upshur County, TX: the post office address is:
c/o: PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street, P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the day of April, 2009.
Peggy S. Garmon
312 N, Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Peggy S. Garmon
Attorney for the Estate
State Bar No.: 00790745


Published Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Joyce E. Miller, deceased, were issued on February 24, 2009, in Docket Number 09-PR-7420, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Janet Lynn Krahn.
The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur county, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Joyce E. Miller
c/o Janet Lynn Krahn
53 Codorus Road
Montgomery, Illinois 60538
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 23nd day of April, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Joyce E. Miller


Public Notice for Parent Meeting Announcement
Services through the federal Title programs may be available for eligible students attending private schools. Private schools and parents interested in learning more about the federal Title programs are invited to attend one of two informational meetings. The first meeting will be Monday, May 4, at 10:00 A.M. in the Board Room of the Gilmer ISD administration building at 500 S. Trinity. A second meeting will be held in the same place on Monday, May 4, at 4:30 P.M. Schools that receive services must comply with all requisite federal policies and procedures. For more information, contact Sigrid Yates by phone at 903-841-7401 or by mail at 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644.


Public NOTICE
KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
Union Grove Elementary – Parents who are planning to send their child to Union Grove Kindergarten or Pre-Kindergarten in the 2009-2010 school year are urged to pre-register at the Union Grove Elementary office anytime on Wednesday, May 6th from 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM. To be eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten class, a child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1st. To qualify for the class, the child must be either unable to speak and comprehend English, homeless, or from a family whose income is at or below subsistence level. (For income guidelines, call the elementary office at 903-845-3481) The child must live in the Union Grove District. Children are eligible to enter the Kindergarten program if they will be five years of age on or before September 1st. To enroll your child for Kindergarten of Pre-Kindergarten you must furnish a birth certificate, a current immunizations record signed by a licensed physician, and Social Security number. It is the policy of Union Grove ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights ACT of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Union Grove ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all education programs.


published notice
to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Erwin C. Porter, deceased, were issued on April 7, 2009, in Docket Number 09-PR-7446, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Fern C. Latino and Homer Lee Porter, Jr.
The residence of the Co-Independent Executors is in Gregg and Upshur Counties, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Erwin C. Porter
c/o Fern C. Latino
601 Tanglewood
White Oak, Texas 75693
and
C/o Homer Lee Porter, Jr.
63 CR 2321
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
DATED the 20th day of April, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Erwin C. Porter


public notice of upshur county
voting precinct boundary changes
Notice is hereby given of the following voting precinct changes inside Upshur County, Texas. Pending approval by the United States Department of Justice, the following voting precinct boundary changes shall take effect in the first election following January 1, 2010. Voting precincts 2 (West Mountain) and 3 (Union Grove) shall become part of voting precinct 4 (East Mountain) and shall be designated voting precinct 4 (East Mountain). Voting precinct 10 (Lafayette) shall become part of voting precinct 11(Ewell) and shall be designated voting precinct 11(Ewell). Voting precincts 18 (Grice) and 20 (Latch) shall become part of voting precinct 19 (Rosewood) and shall be designated voting precinct 19 (Rosewood).


public notice
gilmer Zoning Board
Notice is hereby given that on May 7, 2009 the City of Gilmer Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall to consider the following:
A zoning request (#09-01) by Mr. Tony Putman to build a Single Family dwelling located between Buffalo west of REA Road and 154 West. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
Mike Catron
City of Gilmer


affidavit of publication and posting of notice of estray
The State of Texas
County of Upshur
Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared Randall Norred, who after being by me duly sworn deposes and says:
After the herein described estray was impounded, I made a diligent search of the register of recorded brands in the county where said estray was found. The search did not reveal the owner of said estray.
I did then advertise the impoundment of said estray in Gilmer Mirror, a newspaper of general circulation in the county where said estray was found, at least twice during the fifteen (15) days after the impoundment of said estray. The dates of such advertisement were April 18, 2009 and April 22, 2009 and a duly verified printed copy thereof is returned herewith.
I also posted a copy of the Notice of Estray and the Notice of Impoundment of Estray on the public notice board of the courthouse of the county in which the estray was found.
Said estray is described as the following:
Kind of Animal: Horse
Breed: Buckskin
Color: Bucksin
Sex: Female
Age: Approx. 1 yr to 1.5 yr
Size: Ten Hands Tall
Brand, Marks, Identifying Characteristics: Dark mane, white stripe on face, white socks on both rear feet, has blue halter & no brands
Witness my hand, this the 16th day of April, 2009
Anthony Betterton
Sheriff or Designee of Upshur
County, Texas
SWORN to and subscribed before me by Sgt. Randall Norred this the 16th day of April, 2009.
Suzanne Patterson
Notary Public, Upshur
County, Texas
My commission expires: 12-14-2009


Mandatory Public
Notification Language
Notice of Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting Violations
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF ORE CITY that we have violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set forth in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. We are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water is protected from microbial contaminations. During the fourth quarter of 2008 beginning October 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2008, we did not complete all monitoring and/or reporting for disinfectant residual monitoring and reporting, and therefore the TCEQ cannot be sure of the safety of your drinking water during that time.
We are working to correct the problem.
On April 9, 2009, we filed the required reports with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and received electronic conformation of their receipt.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and business). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or disturbing copies by mail.
For further information contact:
Mrs. Gail Weir, 903-968-2511
Public Water System ID # 2300003


Notice of General Election
TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF ORE CITY, TEXAS:
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., May 9, 2009, for voting in a general election to elect three council members. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., el 9 de mayo, 2009, para votar en la Eleccion para tres council members)
LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE (DIRECCION DE LAS CASILLA ELECTORALES): 302 E. Main St., Ore City Texas.
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votacion en adelantada en persona se llevara a cabo de lunes a viernes en) 302 East Main Street, Ore City between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning on April 27, 2009, and ending on May 5, 2009; and between hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 4, 2009 and May 5, 2009 (entre las 7:30 de la manana y las 4 de la tarde empezando el 27 de abril, 2009 y terminado el 5 de mayo, 2009; y entre las 7:00 de la manana & las 7 de la tarde, el 4 de mayo y el 5 de mayo, 2009).
Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to (Las solicitudes para boletas que se botaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a):
Mrs. Gail Weir, P.O. Box 327, Ore City, Texas 75683.
Issued this the 10th day of febrero, 2009.
(Emitada este dia 10 de febrero, 2009.)


Notice of Requirement to comply with the subdivision service extension policy of union grove
water supply corporation
Pursuant to Chapter 13.2505 of the Texas Water Code, Union Grove Water Supply Corporation hereby gives notice that any person who subdivides land by dividing any lot, tract, or parcel of land, within the service area of Union Grove Water Supply Corporation in Upshur County, into two or more lots or sites for the purpose of sale or development, whether immediate or future, including re-subdivision of land for which a plat has been filed and recorded or requests more than two water service connections on a single contiguous tract of land must comply with the subdivision service extension policy stated in the tariff/policy The Subdivision Policy contained in Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s tariff.
Union Grove Water Supply Corporation is not required to extend retail water to a service applicant in a subdivision where the developer of the subdivision has failed to comply with the Subdivision Policy. Applicable elements of the Subdivision Policy include:
Evaluation by Union Grove Water Supply Corporation of the impact of proposed subdivision service extension will make on Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s water supply service system and payment of the costs of this evaluation;
Payment of reasonable costs or fees by the developer for providing water supply service capacity;
Payment of fees for reserving water supply service capacity
Forfeiture of reserved water supply capacity for failure to pay applicable fees;
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Page 10
Chapter 291- Utility Regulations
Payment of costs of any improvements to Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s system that are necessary to provide the water service;
Construction according to design approved by Union Grove Water Supply Corporation and dedication by the developer of water within the subdivision following inspection.
Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s tariff and a map showing Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s service area may be reviewed at Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s District’s offices, at (11015 Union Grove Rd, Gladewater, Tx); the tariff and service area map also are filed of record at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and may be reviewed by contacting the TCEQ, c/o Utility Rates and Services Section, Water Supply Division, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711.


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of George F. Dent, Deceased, were issued on the 6th day of April, 2009, under Docket No. 09-PR-7448 pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Deedra Lynn Dent.
 Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate addressed as follows:
Estate of George F. Dent, Deceased
c/o Ross A. Skolnick
1809 Gilmer Road
Longview, Texas 75604
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law.
 Dated this 13th day of April, 2009.
ROSS A. SKOLNICK
ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE


Fair Housing Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement:
Fair Housing, It’s the Law
 To promote fair housing practice, the City of Gilmer encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.
 Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act or 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market.
 For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-669-9777.


PUBLIC NOTICE
EXCO Operating Company, LP, 12377 Merit Dr., #1700, Dallas, TX 75251 has applied to the Railroad Commission of Texas for exception to SWR 26/27 for surface commingling of gas well full well stream (gas and condensate) into a common separation and storage facility from separate leases with different ownership. The commingled wells in EXCO’s White Oak facility are: JW Akin 1 (159409), JW Akin 2 (194489), JW Akin 3 (201607), JW Akin A 1 (202689), Oxy Akin 1 (154841), Oxy Akin 2 (234940), Anderson-Christian GU 1 (151811), Anderson-Christian GU 2 (172782), J Bumpus GU 1 (147448), J Bumpus GU 2 (149640) J Bumpus GU 3 (158413), J Bumpus GU 4 (193392), J Bumpus GU 5 (193393), J Bumpus GU 6 (193394), J Bumpus GU 7 (209591), J Bumpus GU 9 (230842), A Carter 1 (159760), PC Castleberry GU 1 (157830), PC Castleberry GU 2 (195569), PC Castleberry GU 3 (200122), PC Castleberry GU 4 (203029), PC Castleberry GU 5 (207823), BC Christian GU 1 (154970), JM Christian GU 1 (153291), JM Christian GU 2 (157574), JM Christian GU 3 (182232), JM Christian GU 4 (193398), JM Christian GU 5 (221610), JM Christian GU 9 (pending), R Christian GU 1 (151843), W Christian GU 1 (151081), W Christian GU 2 (230840), JD Davis E GU 4 (146724), JD Davis E GU 5 (146280), JD Davis E GU 6 (175577), JD Davis E GU 7 (176935), JD Davis E GU 10 (220249), J Flemister GU 1 (153764), FM Fonville 4 (221607), FM Fonville 8 (227362), JW Free GU 1 (150256), TB Harris GU 2 (145235), TB Harris GU 3 (146725), TB Harris GU 4 (150279), TB Harris GU 5 (148253), TB Harris GU 6 (177073), TB Harris GU 7 (175576), TB Harris GU 8 (174008), TB Harris GU 9 (185126), TB Harris GU 10 (190922), TB Harris GU 13 (231800), P Hopkins GU 1 (146415), P Hopkins GU 2 (178509), P Hopkins GU 3 (199604), P Hopkins GU 4 (192448), P Hopkins GU 5 (198109), P Hopkins GU 6A (200689), P Hopkins GU 7 (199065), P Hopkins GU 8 (201144), P Hopkins GU 9 (211678), DB Key 1 (160400), DB Key 2 (230839), G Kutch GU 1 (154896), G Kutch GU 2 (203487), G Kutch GU 3 (212178), McHaney-Loeb GU 1 (154062), McHaney-Loeb GU 2 (194736), M Moncrief 1 (154371), M Moncrief 2 (182240), M Moncrief 3 (195564), M Moncrief 4 (222415), JC Persons 1A (141720), JC Persons 2 (152324), JC Persons 3 (183167), JC Persons 4 (184796), JC Persons 5 (184376), JC Persons 6 (186146), JC Persons 7 (191314), JC Persons 8 (193396), JC Persons 9 (197072), JC Persons 10 (234150), Shiloh School GU 1 (157969), Shiloh School GU 2 (184454), Shiloh School GU 3 (197071), Shiloh School GU 4 (199485), Shiloh School GU 5 (213419), Shiloh School GU 6 (224651), M Smith 1 (145192), M Smith 2 (144725), M Smith 3 (145234), M Smith 4 (150826), M Smith 5 (166436), M Smith 7 (182075), M Smith 8 (183810), M Smith 9 (198025), M Smith 10 (202329), H Stephens 1X (140508), H Stephens 2 (189302), H Stephens 3 (201648), H Stephens 4 (202912), H Stephens 5 (206366), H Stephens 6 (219502), H Stephens 7 (213680), H Stephens 8 (213150), H Stephens 9 (213146), H Stephens 10 (223107), Stuckey-Thrasher GU 1 (148685), Stuckey-Thrasher GU 2 (167387), Stuckey-Thrasher GU 3 (173003), Stuckey-Thrasher GU 4 (182955), A Tooke 1 (156009), A Tooke 2 (192048), A Tooke 3 (203019), A Tooke 4 (214712), A Tooke 5 (205254), A Tooke 8 (237269), all in White Oak (Cotton Valley Sd) field, Gregg Co., TX; RA Adkins GU 1 (150879), JF Bland 1 (155008), JJ Flewellen GU 1 (152721), JW Free 2 (155584), JW Free 3 (160641), JW Free 4 (pending), JW Free 6 (246283), H Hampton 1 (154150), GW Johnson 1 (157934), CC Landers 1 (152230), CC Landers 2 (155215), CC Landers 3 (180864), TJ Mason GU 9 (234752), Phillips-Free 1 (153437), DA Porter GU 1 (150319), DA Porter GU 2 (160972), DA Porter GU 3 (182238), all in White Oak (Cotton Valley Sd) field, Upshur Co., TX; AL Bacle GU 1 (147455), AL Bacle GU 2 (148728), AL Bacle GU 3 (183067), JC & RS McKinley GU 1 (147249), JC & RS McKinley GU 2 (148245), JC & RS McKinley GU 3 (175578), JC & RS McKinley GU 4 (197696), JC & RS McKinley GU 5 (206328), Treadaway 1 (183812), Treadaway 2 (184827), Treadaway 3 (188087), Treadaway 4 (188085), Treadaway 5 (190473), Treadaway 6 (188759), all in Willow Springs (Cotton Valley, W) field, Gregg Co., TX; OJ Albright 1 (161845), Arco Tooke 1 (163903), JC Barrett 1 (176533), JC Barrett 2 (181997), JC Barrett 3 (180099), JC Barrett 4 (180643), JC Barrett 5 (182296), JC Barrett 7 (233055), JF Bowles 1 (157571), JF Bowles 2 (159065), Mary Childress 1 (191084), Mary Childress 2 (204263), T Collins GU 1 (159051), Continental State Bank 1 (159207), Duncan 1 (200981), Duncan 2 (202252), Duncan 3 (232887), JK Edwards 2 (159774), JJ Flewellen 2 (170050), JJ Flewellen 3 (171368), JJ Flewellen 5 (176670), FM Fonville GU 3 (161905), Galvez-Sheppard GU 1 (161969), AL Hughes 1 (159063), L Ingram 1 (164473), H Key 1 (182990), HM Lawrence 1 (159466), TW Lee GU 1 (168372), TW Lee GU 2 (198569), TW Lee GU 3 (202094), TW Lee GU 4 (232860), WC Mackey 1 (181784), WC Mackey 2 (185969), JW Nicholson GU 4 (169072), JW Nicholson GU 5 (173110), JW Nicholson GU 6 (174305), JW Nicholson GU 9 (202844), Oryx-Akin 1 (161362), Oryx-Akin 2 (164504), Oryx-Akin 3 (203947), GW Richey GU 2 (162920), GW Richey GU 3 (165135), GW Richey GU 4 (167000), GW Richey GU 5 (167383), GW Richey GU 6 (168371), GW Richey GU 7 (170052), GW Richey GU 8 (209811), GW Richey GU 9 (177738), GW Richey GU 10 (178960), GW Richey GU 11 (179124), MO Sheppard 1 (165023), EC Shoults 1 (160319), EC Shoults 2 (197981), Tuttle Heirs 1 (200849), Tuttle Heirs 2 (204126), WW Wheeler 1 (160232), JW Wilson 1 (161226), JW Wilson 2 (197068), all in Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Gregg Co., TX; RA Adkins GU 2 (172009), RA Adkins GU 3 (234344), J Barksdale GU 2 (163010), J Barksdale GU 3 (165923), J Barksdale GU 7 (169062), J Barksdale GU 11 (225883), J Barksdale GU 13 (232894), DN Barnes 1 (159660), DN Barnes 2 (159661), Brawley 2 (169705), Brawley 3 (186967), Brawley 4 (224455), Brawley 5 (221328), Brawley 7 (227671), Brawley 8 (227359), Brawley 9 (228345), Brawley 11 (231944), Brawley 13 (232768), EH Brawley GU 1 (156283), EH Brawley GU 2 (156765), Buffco Brawley GU 1 (160650), Buffco Brawley GU 2 (194356), Buffco Brawley GU 3 (224400), T Collins GU 2 (171126), T Collins GU 4 (220248), T Collins GU 5 (230843), WL Dixon B 3 (171386), E Edwards 1 (159648), JK Edwards A 1 (156288), JK Edwards A 2 (232807), JK Edwards 1 (156257), JK Edwards 3 (160229), JK Edwards 4 (190362), JK Edwards 5 (232896), H Fenton GU 1 (156256), H Fenton GU 2 (157476), H Fenton GU 3 (184474), H Fenton GU 4 (232806), JJ Flewellen 4 (172013), JJ Flewellen 6 (180909), Gladewater GU 16-4 (166782), Gladewater GU 16-19 (224397), H Hampton 2 (178739), H Hampton 3 (183864), EF Johnson 1 (164177), R Kirkpatrick 1 (164120), WM Landers GU 1 (161173), WM Landers GU 2 (165451), JW Lester GU 2 (194358), JW Lester GU 3 (216863), JW Lester GU 4 (233712), TJ Mason GU 2 (216873), TJ Mason GU 3 (216872), TJ Mason GU 10 (235340), TJ Mason GU 11 (232888), JT Miller 1 (157477), JT Miller 2 (175989), JT Miller 3 (238274), E O’Byrne 1 (157572), RH Petty 1 (163188), RH Petty 2 (207205), RH Petty 3 (212223), RH Petty 4 (214801), J Phillips GU 1 (161361), TC Ramey GU 1 (159210), TC Ramey GU 2 (160324), TC Ramey GU 3A (167069), TC Ramey GU 4 (180234), TC Ramey GU 5 (194745), Rubey Est GU 2 (162901), Rubey Est GU 3 (181220), Rubey Est GU 4 (206043), Rubey Est GU 5 (206367), Rubey Est GU 6 (214066), Rubey Est GU 7 (231942), Rubey Est GU 9 (221426), Rubey Est GU 10 (229257), Rubey Est GU 11 (235305), ID Smith 1 (164119), ID Smith 2 (170436), S Brawley GU 4 (170234), S Brawley GU 5 (175994), S Brawley GU 6 (213665), S Brawley GU 7 (232773), S Brawley GU 8 (235510), S Brawley GU 9 (213462), JN Taylor GU 1 (156324), JN Taylor GU 2 (158157), JN Taylor GU 3 (158524), JN Taylor GU 4 (231941), Watts GU 1 (163714), F White GU 2 (225886), FM Willis GU 1 (167177), FM Willis GU 2 (184723), FM Willis GU 3 (189243), FM Willis GU 4 (215254), all in Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Upshur Co., TX; T Collins 3 (14623) Glenwood (Travis Peak) field, Gregg Co., TX; J Bumpus 8 (14529), M Smith 11 (14471) in Willow Springs (Travis Peak) field, Gregg co., TX. The requested exception is to be effective 1/2008. The following wells were added to the system at later dates: J Flemister GU 2 (241346) in 4/08, M Smith 13 (245706) in 2/08, TB Harris 11 (244437) in 2/08, TB Harris 14 (244859) in 5/08, TB Harris 12 (240428) in 7/08, White Oak (Cotton Valley Sd) field Gregg Co., TX; J Barksdale GU 15 (237678) in 6/08, Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Upshur Co., TX; JC & RS McKinley GU 6 (2389984) in 6/08, Willow Springs (Cotton Valley) field, Gregg Co., TX. All wells listed are in RRC district 6.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: Texas Administrative Code Title 16. Economic Regulation Part 1. Railroad Commission of Texas, Chapter 3: Oil and Gas Division, Statewide Rules 26 and 27.
Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected, or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within twenty-one days of publication, to the Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6873).


Public Notice
New Diana ISD is requesting proposals for bakery products for the 2009-10 school year. Proposals with specifications may be obtained at the business administration building during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Diana ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in the best interest of the school. Sealed proposals for bread products will be opened on Tuesday, APRIL 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the administration annex building, No late proposals will be accepted. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independent Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
Address: New Diana ISD, 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, Texas 75640
Telephone: (903) 663-8000.


Public Notice
Union Hill I.S.D is currently seeking bids for water well with the following specifications:
1. Water well for irrigation only
2. 500-600 foot deep
3. 40 gallons per minute
4. 50lbs. pressure
5. 120 gallon tank
6. 5 hp pump single phase
7. 4 inch well casing
8. Check and backflow prevention valves
Sealed bids will be received by the Union Hill I.S.D. for the above category listed, in the Office of the Superintendent until 3:00 P.M. May 14, 2009. Any bids revived after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bids will be opened at the School Board Meeting, May 14, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
Office of Superintendent
Union Hill I.S.D.
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any/or all bids, to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


Mandatory Public
Notification Language
Notice of Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting Violations
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF ORE CITY that we have violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set forth in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. We are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of wether or not your drinking water is protected from microbial contaminations. During the fourth quarter of 2008 beginning October 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2008, we reporting, and therefore the TCEQ cannot be sure of the safety of your drinking water during that time.
We are working to correct the problem.
On April 9, 2009, we filed the required reports with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and received electronic conformation of their receipt.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and business). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or disturbing copies by mail.
For further information contact:
Mrs. Gail Weir, 903-968-2511
Public Water System ID # 2300003


AVISO DE ELECCIÓN GENERAL
Y ELECCIÓN ESPECIAL
A los votantes registrados de la Ciudad de Gilmer, Texas:
Se da aviso por este medio que la casilla electoral sitada a continuación estará abierta de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. el 9 de mayo de 2009, para votar en una elección general para elegir un Alcalde y Concejales para los Distritos Dos y Tres por términos de dos años y una elección especial para elegir un Concejal para el Distrito en General por un término sin expirar de un año.

DIRECCIÓN DE LA CASILLA ELECTORAL
Municipalidad de Gilmer
110 Buffalo
Gilmer, Texas 75644
La votación adelantada en persona será conducida cada día laborable (lunes-viernes) en:
Municipalidad de Gilmer
110 Buffalo
Gilmer, Texas 75644
entre las horas de 8:00 a.m. y 4:30 p.m., comenzando el 27 de abril de 2009 y terminando el 5 de mayo de 2009; y con horas adicionales el lunes, 4 de mayo de 2009 y el martes, 5 de mayo de 2009, desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m.
Las solicitudes para las boletas que se votarán por correo deberán recibirse no más tarde de las 4:00 p.m. el 1 de mayo de 2009, en la oficina de Kathy Davidson, Secretaria de la Votación Adelantada, PO Box 760, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
R. D. Cross, Alcalde
Ciudad de Gilmer

ATESTIGUA:
Kathy Davidson, Secretaria de la Ciudad


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
AND SPECIAL ELECTION
To the registered voters of the City of Gilmer, Texas:
Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on May 9, 2009, for voting in a general election to elect Mayor and Councilmembers from Districts Two and Three for two-year terms and a special election to elect Councilmember At-Large for a one-year unexpired term.
LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE
Gilmer City Hall
110 Buffalo
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday (Monday-Friday) at:
Gilmer City Hall
110 Buffalo
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning on April 27, 2009 and ending on May 5, 2009; and extended hours on Monday, May 4, 2009 and Tuesday, May 5, 2009 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 1, 2009 in the office of Kathy Davidson, Early Voting Clerk, PO Box 760, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
R.D. Cross, Mayor
City of Gilmer
ATTEST:
Kathy Davidson
City Secretary


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
The Region 7 Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and twenty nine (129) education entities and one (1) education service center in the Region 7 Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories.
Category
Opening Date/time
Custodial Supplies
May 05, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Musical Instruments/Service
Equipment & Supplies
May 05, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Library Books & Supplies
May 07, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Classroom Calculators
May 12, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Construction, Building & Supplies May 13, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Electrical Supplies
May 19, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Plumbing Supplies
May 19, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Classroom Furniture & Supplies
May 19, 2009/ 1:30 PM 
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region 7 Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone numbers (903) 988-6859 or (903) 988-6786, or FAX (903) 988-6852. Bids will be opened at the Education Service Center on each opening date at designated time. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6166-13-001 for CALLOUT METAL BEAM GUARD FENCE in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on May 21, 2009 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $299,025.00.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 29487.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of herbert l. young, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Herbert L. Young, Deceased, were issued on March 30, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7440, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to SAMMY JOE YOUNG. The address of such executor is c/o Mr, Jon K. Alexander, Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C., P.O. Box 7339, Tyler, Texas 75711.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer ISD is accepting sealed proposals for Bank Depository Services for the period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011. All proposals must be securely sealed and marked "Proposal for Gilmer ISD Bank Depository". Sealed proposals will be accepted until Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at which time proposals will be opened. Sealed proposals should be submitted to Beverly Grimes, Gilmer ISD Director of Finance, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644. Proposals will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the May 18, 2009 board meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


Public Notice
Request for Rate Information
Gilmer Independent School District is seeking rate and payment information for
Personal Property Contractual Obligation Short-term Financing
For more information please contact
Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or email request to
grimesb@gilmerisd.org.
Rate Information is due to the Gilmer ISD Business Office
500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644
no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday April 16, 2009.
Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any information received.


Public Notice
Request for Proposals
Gilmer ISD is accepting proposals for
One (1) to Three (3) 2009 Standard-equipped Chevrolet
Suburbans with 3rd-row Seat
Proposals are due to Beverly Grimes, Gilmer ISD, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2009. Delivery envelope should be marked: "RFP for Suburbans". Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Gilmer ISD is not responsible for proposals not received by the deadline for any reason.


affidavit of publication and posting of notice of estray
The State of Texas County of Upshur
Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared Chad D. Wade, who after being by me duly sworn deposes and says:
After the herein described estray was impounded, I made a diligent search of the register of recorded brands in the county where said estray was found. The search did not reveal the owner of said estray.
I did then advertise the impoundment of said estray in Gilmer Mirror, a newspaper of general circulation in the county where said estray was found, at least twice during the fifteen (15) days after the impoundment of said estray. The dates of such advertisement were April 8, 2009 and April 11, 2009, and duly verified printed copy thereof is returned herewith.
I also posted a copy of the Notice of Estray and the Notice of Impoundment of Estray on the public notice board of the courthouse of the county in which the estray was found.
Said estray is described as the following:
Kind of Animal: Donkey
Breed: Donkey
Color: 3 white, 2 black, 7 gray & white
Sex: all males
Age: unknown
Size: Approx. 10 hands on all
Brand, Marks, Identifying Characteristics: None
Witness my hand, this the 3rd day of April, 2009
Anthony Betterton
Sheriff or Designee of Upshur
County, Texas
SWORN to and subscribed before me by Chad D. Wade this the 3rd day of April, 2009.
Alan Wade
Notary Public, Upshur
County, Texas
My commission expires: 12-14-2009

PUBLIC NOTICE
notice to all persons having claims against
the estate of
corbie lee wigington
Administration of the Estate of CORBIE LEE WIGINGTION, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original letters testamentary to MELINDA WIGINGTON on March 30, 2009, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 09-PR-7444, styled IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CORBIE LEE WIGINGTON, DECEASED, in which court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are notified to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below within the time prescribed by law.
Dated: March 31, 2009.
MICHAEL D. MARTIN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. Box 657
Gilmer, Texas 75644
ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX OF
THE ESTATE OF CORBIE LEE
WIGINGTION, DECEASED

PUBLIC NOTICE
notice to all persons having claims against the estate of paul autherian donnahoe, jr.
Administration of the Estate of PAUL AUTHERIAN DONNAHOE, JR., Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original letters testamentary on March 30, 2009, by the County court of Upshur County, Texas acting in Cause No. 09-PR-7443, styled IN RE: THE ESTATE OF PAUL AUTHERIAN DONNAHOE, JR., DECEASED, in which court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are notified to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below within the time prescribed by law.
Dated: March 31, 2009.
MICHAEL D. MARTIN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
P.O. Box 657
Gilmer, Texas 75644
ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX OF
THE ESTATE OF
PAUL AUTHERIAN DONNAHOE, JR., DECEASED

PUBLIC NOTICE
public notice of a logic and accuracy test of the automatic tabulating equipment
Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment being used in the Election to be held on May 9, 2009, will be tested on April 8, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Clerk’s office, located on the 2nd floor of the Upshur County Courthouse to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes for all offices and measures.
This test will include Big Sandy ISD, City of Big Sandy, City of Ore City, City of Gilmer elections.
Peggy LaGrone
Upshur County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE
Un Aviso Publico de la Logica y la Exactitud de la Prueba Equipo de
Tabulacion Automatica
Presente se da noticia que el equipo de tabulacion automatica que se utilizan en la eleccion que se celebrara el 9 de mayo de 2009, se pondra a prueba el 8 de abril de 2009, a las 9:00 de la manana en la oficina del Secretario del Condado, ubicada en el segundo piso de la Casa do Corte del Condado de Upshur Para acetar que contara exacramente los votos para todas oficinas y medidas.
Esta prueba incluira la Big Sandy ISD, la ciudad de Big Sandy, la ciudad de Ore City, la ciudad de Gilmer elecciones.
Peggy LaGrone
Secretaria del Condado de Upshur


public notice
notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Thelma Turner Owens aka Thelma Helen Ruth Owens aka Thelma Turner Duncan, deceased, were issued on March 30, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7439, now pending in County Court, Upshur County Texas, to : Gwendolyn Turner Clark. The residence of the Executor is in Dallas County, Texas. The post office address is:
Dr. Gwendolyn T. Clark
7215 Morton Street
Dallas, Texas 75029-3913
All persons having claims against this Estate are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated March 30, 2009
Mary McLaughlin Aikman
Tx Bar # 00947730
P.O. Box 1015
Kilgore, TX 75663-1015


Public Notice of Bid
New Diana ISD is accepting bids for bank depository for the period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011. All bids must be securely sealed and marked "Bid to Serve as Depository for New Diana ISD". Sealed bids will be accepted until Monday, April 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Mrs. Melinda Benson, NDISD Business Manager at 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX 75640. Bids will be presented to the school board on May 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6191-54-001 for INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on May 08, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $409,919.50. 
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 29260.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Public Notice
Effective April 1, 2009 the amount of the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) appearing on your Etex bill each month will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 9.5 % to 11.3%. The new FUSC amount is calculated by multiplying the FCC’s universal service contribution factor against your interstate access service charges. The federal universal service fund program is designed to help keep local telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States.
Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 801 Hwy 155 N Gilmer, TX 75644,903-797-2711 or 877-482-3839(Toll Free)


public notice
union grove isd
request for proposals
Union Grove ISD is requiring bids for the following: 60’x80’x12’ metal building to be erected on Union Grove ISD HS/MS campus on a 4" concrete slab. Proposal should include metal building, dirt work, concrete work and all labor and equipment to complete job. Liability insurance and bond required. Complete specifications can be obtained from the UGISD central administration building-address below.
Competitive proposals should be submitted (no faxed bids), to the Union Grove ISD Administration office by 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009, and worded as follows:
Union Grove ISD BOE- Metal Building Proposals - Ag Shop
C/O Terri Woodfin, Superintendent’s Secretary
PO Box 1447
Gladewater, Texas 75647
Union Grove ISD reserves the right to reject any proposals and/or all proposals, to make awards as the may appear to be advantageous to Union Grove ISD and to waive all formalities in bidding.


citation by publication
divorce/domestic
cause no. 065-08
clerk of the court
carolyn bullock
p.o. box 950
gilmer, texas 75644
petitioner’s attorney or petitioner
michael d martin
p.o. box 657
gilmer tx 75644
the state of texas
TO: KENNETH JASON KEOUGH, ,, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
The petition of AMANDA JILL KEOUGH, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on 23rd day of December, 2008, against KENNETH JASON KEOUGH Respondent(s), numbered 865-08 and entitled:
IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF AMANDA JILL KEOUGH AND KENNETH JASON KEOUGH
The suit requests: Dissolution of Marriage
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit:
Autumn Rynn Keough February 23,2005 Longview, Texas
Jasee Michelle Keough October 16,2006 Longview, Texas
The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 12th day of March , 2009.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: Karen Bunn Deputy


public notice
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Transet Co., as Construction Manager at Risk for Ore City Independent School District, will receive sub-contractor proposals for the 52,000 sq.ft. Ore City ISD, Elementary Addition. (Bid Packages will include but are not limited to: Site Work; Concrete; Masonry; Metals; Carpentry/Millwork; Insulation; Roofing; Doors/Windows; Finishes; Specialties; Equipment; Furnishings; Plumbing; HVAC; Electrical; as designed by Ted Estep Architect.
Transet Co., will receive proposals from interested subcontractors and suppliers until 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the offices of Transet Co., 400 American Legion Blvd., Longview, Texas 75601, 903-753-3086 (Tel), 903-753-3147 (Fax).
Drawings and Specifications will be available March 17, 2009 for review, and may be obtained with a $250.00 deposit at the following locations: office of Transet Co., on line at www.wolfprints.us, Quoin of East Texas (iSqFt) 4614 DC Drive Suite 2H Tyler, Texas 75701, 800-561-9416 (Tel), 903-561-9225 (Fax). Prevailing wage rates in conformance with Texas Law will be paid on this project. All proposals shall remain valid for thirty (30) days. Successful participants may be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds, each in the amount of 100% of the contract price. Bonds shall be on forms acceptable to the Construction Manager.
The Owner, CM @ Risk and Architect reserve the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informalities and irregularities in the proposal process, and to make the awards in the best interest of the school district. By submitting a proposal, each bidder agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the CM @ Risk, the Architect/Engineer, and their respective employees arising out of or in connection with administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any proposal; waiver of any requirements under the Proposal Documents, or the Contract Documents; acceptance or rejection of any proposals; and award of a Contract.


Public
NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE MATERIALS
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court is accepting sealed bids for road and bridge materials, including: Oil and Grease; Plant Mixed Asphalt and Hot Oil Sand; Rental Equipment ( including dump truck , laydown machine ,track dozer, haul truck, and track hoe); Reinforced Concrete, Corrugate Polyethylene and Corrugated Steel Pipe Culvert; Emulsified Asphalt and Refined Road Oil; Gasoline and Diesel Fuel; Gravel; and Seal Coat Materials. Specifications for each may be obtained in person from the Upshur County Road and Bridge Department, 2255 Hwy 271N., Gilmer, Texas or by mail request sent to Bubba Pendarvis, P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644 or by calling (903)680-8107 for a faxed copy. Bids should be submitted in lump sum pricing. No bond is required to bid. Method of payment will be cash at the time services are rendered. All bids must be received in the Upshur County Judges office, delivered in person or at the address listed above, on or before March 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The bids will be opened in the regular session of the Upshur County Commissioner’s Court on March 31, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Dean Fowler
Upshur County Judge

Notice
Notice of Annual
\Membership Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Pritchett Water Supply Corporation will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Upshur-Rural Electric Coop., Hwy 154 W. Gilmer, TX. Purpose: To transact any and all Business on the Agenda for Annual Members Meeting Your presence and participation are encouraged.


Public Notice
Etex Telephone Cooperative Director Nomination and Election
Director Nomination and Election Annual Meeting- April 21, 2009 The board of directors appoints a nominating committee of at least 3members, not less than 30 days nor more than 70 days before the annual meeting. The nominating committee shall post a list of the nominations at the cooperative office. Fifteen or more members may also make a nomination by petition by a certain date. Nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting. Election is held at the annual meeting for terms of 3 years. Election is by plurality vote of the members in attendance.


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of john w. bryce, jr., deceased
Independent Administration of the Estate of John W. Bryce, Jr., Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Independent Administration to Gail A. Covington on March 2, 2009, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 09-PR-7426, styled " In Re: Estate of John W. Bryce, Jr., Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mrs. Gail A. Covington
Independent Administratrix of the Estate of John W. Bryce, Jr., Deceased
c/o Mr. Joe W. Newson, Jr.,
Attorney at Law
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 2nd day of March, 2009.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.


Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Ph: (903) 843.5678
Fax: (903) 680.2310
jwnewsom@teftellerlaw.com
State Bar No. 24051112


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of HENRY CHARLES ERMLER, Deceased, were issued on March 2, 2009, in Cause No. 09-PR-7421, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: DAVID SCOTT WALKER. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Dated the 3rd day of March, 2009.
Peggy S. Garmon
Attorney for DAVID SCOTT WALKER
State Bar No.: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


Annual Stockholders Meeting
Of First Gilmer Bankshares, Inc. of Gilmer, Texas will be held the 2nd Tuesday in April, April 14th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at First National Bank, 201 N. Wood Street, Gilmer. Business to be transacted includes election of Directors and other business which may be presented in accordance with the bylaws.
Frank Breazeale
President & CEO


notice to all
persons having claims
against the estate of
betty jo robinson spencer
Administration of the Estate of BETTY JO ROBINSON SPENCER, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original letters testamentary to the undersigned on March 2, 2009, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 09-PR-7433, styled IN RE: THE ESTATE OF BETTY JO ROBINSON SPENCER, DECEASED, in which court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are notified to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below within the time prescribed by law.
Dated: March 2, 2009.
Michael D. Martin
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 657
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Attorney for co-executors of the estate of betty jp robinson spencer, deceased


tri-county community action
weatherization bid invitation
Tri-County Community Action Inc., Center, TX. is soliciting sealed bids from experienced construction firms relative to the installation of federally eligible Weatherization measures to dwellings of elderly, handicapped, and low-income individuals residing in its 9-county service area which includes: Upshur, Harrison, Panola, shelby, San Augustine, Sabine, Newton, Jasper, and Tyler counties.
Bid packages may be obtained in person, during normal working hours at Tri-County Community Action Inc at 1121 Hurst St, Center, TX. 75935, or may be requested by telephone at 936-598-6315 (Steve Hennigan or Vickie Metcalf). Bid packets may be picked up on March 16-20, 2009. A pre-bidders conference will be held on March 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the above address. Bids in response to this solicitation must be received in the TCCA office no later than 3:00 p.m. local time as of April 6, 2009. Bids may be mailed to the above address; however, TCCA shall not be responsible for late or delayed delivery. A public bid opening will be held on April 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the above address. EOE


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for:
Bullpen Fence
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office at (903) 841-7400 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644.
Sealed proposals are due at the above address no Later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


public notice
ordinance no. 09-002
An ordinance by the City of Gilmer, Texas, to establish an identity theft prevention program; to set out definitions, polices and producers for implementation of the identity theft prevention program; to provide a repealing clause, to provide a savings and severability clause and providing for an effective date.


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of estell collier, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Administration for the Estate of Estell Collier, Deceased, were issued on February 23,2009, in Cause No. 08-PR-7411, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Bonnie Johnson.
The residence of Bonnie Johnson is 800 Warren Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644. The mailing address is 800 Warren Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law to:
Bonnie Johnson
c/o Gregory J. Wright
P.O. Box 3349
Longview, Texas 75606-3349
Dated the 23rd day of February, 2009.
Bonnie Johnson, Independent Administrator
By: Gregory J.Wright
State Bar No. 22029800
Attorney for the independent
administrator bonnie johnson


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6190-16-001 for TREE TRIMMING AND BRUSH REMOVAL in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on March 25, 2009 at 10:00 am at the District Office for a estimate of $33,000.00
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 29027.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
The Region VII Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and twenty two (122) education entities and one (1) education service in the Region VII Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories.
Category
Opening Date/time
Snacks, Beverages, Ala’ Carte, & Produce
Mar 17, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Cafeteria Equipment & Supplies
Mar 17, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Athletic Equipment & Supplies
Mar 24, 2009/ 1:30 PM
General Office Supplies & Furniture
Mar 31, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Athletic Trainer/Fieldhouse Equipment & Supplies
Mar 31, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Food Service
Apr 21, 200/ 10:00 AM 
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region VII Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone numbers (903) 988-6859 or (903) 988-6786, or FAX (903) 988-6852. Bids will be opened at the Education Service Center, on each opening date at designated time. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for:
50’ x 80’ Steel Shelter
on Concrete Slab.
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office at (903) 841-7400 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644
Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


Public Notice
Request for Proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for:
Tennis Court Repair
and Resurface
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office at (903) 841-7405 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644
Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


Public Notice
Request for Proposals
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following:
Commercial Grade Zero-turn Lawn Mower
(minimum 60" cutting deck)
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 903-841-7405 or 903-841-7428
Proposals will be due in sealed envelope addressed to Beverly Grimes, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


citation by publication
divorce/domestic
cause no. 71-09
clerk of the court
Carolyn Bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, Texas 75644
petitioner’s attorney or petitioner
Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
the state of texas
To: jose’ humberto garcia, ,,
and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of tonia camacho, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 2nd day of February, 2009, against felicia barton garica Respondent(s), number 71-09 and entitled:
in the interest of jose’ humberto garcia, jr. a minor child
The suit request: original petition in suit affecting the parent-child relationship
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit: jose’ humberto garcia, jr., January 1, 2008, longview, texas.
the court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 2nd day of February, 2009.
Attest: carolyn bullock, district clerk
of the 115th district court, upshur county, texas
by: L. Seahorn Deputy


notice to creditors
On 01/26/2009, Letters of Guardianship of the Estate and Person were issued by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, for Michael C. Pankhurst, Ward, to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).
 Any party having a claim against the estate of Michael C. Pankhurst, Ward, is hereby notified to present such claim in a timely fashion for consideration of payment to the Guardian, DADS, at the following address:
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES (DADS)
Estate of Michael C. Pankhurst
Attention of Traci Delaney
1750 N. Eastman Rd.
Longview, TX 75601


citation by publication
the state of texas
TO: CHARLES PATRICK KELLY JR. AND TO ALL WHOM IS MAY CONCERN
GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the Honorable 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas, at the Justice Center of said County in Gilmer, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of 20 days from the date of service of this citation, then and there to answer the petition of JOY MELISSA AND KEVIN PAUL ANDERSON , Petitioner, filed in said Court on the 30th day of January, 2009, against CHARLES PATRICK KELLY JR. AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Respondent and said suit being numbered 70-09 on the docket of said Court, and entitled " In The Interest of PAIGE MARIE ELLIOTT, a Child", the nature of which suit is a request to TERMINATE PARENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP, AND THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD.
Said child was born the 12 day of October, 1994, in Alabama.
The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s adoption.
 The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates hereof, and make due return as the law directs.
 The name and address of the attorney for plaintiff, or the address of plaintiff is JOE THIGPEN 110 NORTH COLLEGE SUITE 1401 TYLER, TEXAS 75702.
Notice to defendant: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.
Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at Gilmer Texas, this the 30 day of January, 2009.
CAROLYN BULLOCK Clerk,
115TH DISTRICT Court,
UPSHUR County, Texas.
By Karen Bunn, Deputy.
Address of Clerk: 405 NORTH TITUS
GILMER, TEXAS 75644


public notice
the state of texas
To: richard nunez novoa, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an Attorney. If your or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of loretta louise dillender, Petitioner, was filed in the Court of Fannin County, Texas, on the 30th day of October, 2008, against richard nunez novoa, Respondent(s), numbered 37845, and entitled " in the interest of ezra jacob novoa and nathe alexander novoa children." The suit request Termination of the parent-child relationship.
The child/children who is/are the subject of the suit:
Ezra Jacob Novoa and Nathe Alexander Novoa
" The Court has authority in this suit to render and order in the child’s (children’s) interest that will be binding on you, including the termination of parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity, and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption. Filed by eileen cox ( attorney for Petitioner), whose address is 308 N. Center St,, bonham, tx 75418 Issued and given under my hand and the seal of the Court at bonham, Texas, this the 3rd day of February, 2009.
Nancy Young, District Clerk
101 E. Sam Rayburn Dr., Ste. 201
Bonham, Texas 75418
Clerk of the District Court of
Fannin County, Texas
By Cheryl Dan, Deputy


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of William Henry Sturdivant, Deceased, were issued on February 2, 2009, in Cause No. 08-PR-7415, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Jan Sturdivant.
The residence of the Independent Executrix is Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas; the post office address is:
c/o: Griffith & Smoak, PC
Attorneys at Law
404 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 3 day of February, 2009.
Griffith & Smoak, PC
404 North Titus
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644-0864
Telephone: (903) 843-5005
Facsimile: (903) 843-5392
Angela Smoak
Attorney for Applicant
State Bar No.: 00797466


Citation by publication
Civil suits
Cause no. 461-08
Clerk of the court
Carolyn bullock
P.O. box
Gilmer, texas 75644
Plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff
Dennis G. black
100 E. ferguson, ste. 400
Tyler, texas 75702
The state of texas
Notice to defendant: " You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you"
TO: van Phillips, 1566 Shady Lane, Or Wherever He May Be Found, Diana, Texas 75640, Defendant, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s PLAINtiff’s original petition at or before ten o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being:
Monday the 2ND day of MARCH, 2009, before the Honorable 115th District Court of Upshur County, Texas at the Justice Center of said County in Gilmer, Texas.
Said Plaintiff’s Petition was filed in said court on the July 1, 2008 In this case numbered 461-08 on the socket of said court and styled,
State farm mutual automobile insurance company vs. Karen wills, as next friend of Dakota wills, Lois Mae mullens, as next friend fo bryson alec mullens, julius rivera and van Phillips
The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: state farm mutual automobile insurance company plaintiff(s) and van Phillips defendant(s).
A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: payment of insurance policy
as is more fully shown by Plaintiff’s Petition on file in this suit. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs.
Issued and given under my hand and the Seal of said court, at office in Gilmer, Texas, this the 12th day of January A.D. 2009.
Attest:
Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk,
of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
BY: L. Seahorn Deputy


Published notice to
Creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration for the Estate of Johnathon Wild Baker, deceased, were issued on October 13, 2008, in Docket Number 08-PR-7366, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Dwight A. Brannon.
The residence of the Administrator is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Johnathon Wild Baker
c/o Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 3rd day of February, 2009.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Administrator of the Estate of Johnathon Wild Baker


Public Notice
Harmony ISD is accepting sealed bids for bus shop metal building. Sealed bids must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009 in the administration office, 9788 State Hwy 154 West, Big Sandy, Tx 75755. For more information or to receive a bid packet call Bo Bohannon at 903 725-6367 or 903 725-5492 ext 102 or email wrightc@harmonyisd.net.


Notice to creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ELIZABETH ANN CLOWER, Deceased, were issued on January 26, 2009, in Cause No. 08-PR-7409 pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: LOYCE D. CLOWER.
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: PEGGY GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Dated the 26th day of January, 2009.
PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney for Loyce D. Clower
State Bar No.: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


public notice
Union Hill I.S.D. is currently seeking bids for dirt work for Track/Field. Sealed bids will be received by the Union Hill I.S.D. for the above category listed, in the Office of the Superintendent until 4:00 P.M. February 12, 2009. Any bids received after this time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bids will be opened at the School Board Meeting, February 12, 2009. Please obtain specifications from:
Office of Superintendent
Union Hill I.S.D.
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any/or all bids, to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


housing Authority of the city of Gilmer
Announces a public hearing
Date: April 2, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM
Place: Main Office 104 Circle Dr. Gilmer, Tx 75644
The purpose of the hearing is to obtain input from the city residents in reference to the Five Year Agency Plan and Annual Plan Submission to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2009. Total funds being allocated for this year are estimated at $472,363.00 for Operating Funds and $193,961.00 for Capital Funds. All residents are encouraged to attend this hearing. A copy of the Five-Year Agency Plan and Annual Plan will be available for review from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to public hearing at the address below. Persons can also submit written comments prior to public hearing to:
Housing Authority of the City of Gilmer 104 Circle Drive Gilmer, Texas 76444
For further information please call Gordon Finney, Executive Director at (903) 843-3141.
Published in the Gilmer Mirror Newspaper on the following dates January 28th, 2009 & February 28, 2009.


CITATION BY PUBLICATION
DIVORCE/DOMESTIC
CAUSE NO. 633-08
CLERK OF THE COURT
CAROLYN BULLOCK
P.O. BOX 950
GILMER, TX 75644
MVNT ATTORNEY OR MVNT
KELLY HEITKAMP
1121 JUDSON ROAD SUITE 168
LONGVIEW, TEXAS 75601
THE STATE OF TEXAS
TO: JONATHAN DESHOTEL, Whereever He May Be Found,, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty two days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of JESSICA MALLON MVNT., Petitioner, was filed in the said court of Upshur County, Texas on the 12th day of November, 2008, against JONATHAN DESHOTEL Respondent(s), numbered 633-08 and entitled:
IN THE INTEREST OF MASON L. DESHOTEL A CHILD
The suit request: Terminate Parent Child Relationship
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit:
Mason L. Deshotel
Date of Birth August 3, 2005

The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 23rd day of December , 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: Karen Bunn Deputy


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6190-16-001 for TREE TRIMMING AND BRUSH REMOVAL in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on February 26, 200 at 10:00 am at the District Office for a estimate of $49,600.00.

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 28803.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
 The Region VII Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and eighteen (118) education entities and one (1) education service center in the Region VII Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories:
Audio Visual Equipment & Supplies
Feb 09, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Building Maintenance & Safety Supplies
Feb 09, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Copy Paper
Feb 12, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Health Supplies
Feb 12, 2009/ 1:30 PM
Food Service
Mar 09, 2009/ 10:00 AM
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region VII Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone number (903) 988-6855, or FAX (903) 988-6852. Bids will be opened at the Education Service Center, on each opening date at designated time. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


City of Ore City
Ordinance #2008-01-13B, Requiring in habitable structures within the city limits of Ore City to have proper connections to electrical, water and sewer services; effective January 13, 2009.
Ordinance #2008-01-13A, amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 14, regulations the environment within the city limits of Ore City: effective January 13, 2009.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0520-02-035 for REPLACE BRIDGE AND APPROACHES in UPSHUR County, etc. will be opened on February 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.  
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 28758.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6189-99-001 for CALLOUT PAVEMENT in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on February 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for a estimate of $400,000.03.

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 28686.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


union grove independent school district
public meeting notice
The Union Grove ISD will hold a public meeting for the purpose of discussing the 2007-2008 Academic Excellent Indicator System (AEIS) Report as part of the regular January board meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009, in the high school library. Members of the District Level Site-Based Committees and the Campus Site-Based Committees will be present to address questions or comments.
The District will also review the School Report Card reports from the Texas Education Agency during this meeting. Administrators will be available to answer any questions. Interested school patrons are encouraged to attend.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6190-19-001 for CALLOUT RAISED PAVEMENT MARKERS in HARRISON County, etc. will be opened on February 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for a estimate of $325,065.60
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 28619.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of LESLIE W. WEAVER, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Leslie W. Weaver, Deceased, were issued on January 5, 2009 in Cause No. 08-PR-7405, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Marilyn Weaver.
The residence of Marilyn Weaver is 800 Lyles Road, Gilmer, Texas 75644. The mailing address is 800 Lyles Road, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present to them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law to:
Marilyn Weaver
c/o Gregory J. Wright
P.O. Box 3349
Longview, Texas 75606-3349
Dated the 5th day of January, 2009.
Marilyn Weaver, Independent Executor
By: GREGORY J. WRIGHT
STATE BAR NO. 22029800
ATTORNEY FOR THE
INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR
MARILYN WEAVER


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of essie derrick, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Essie Derrick, Deceased, were issued on January 5, 2009 in Cause No. 08-PR-7414, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas to Sandra Montogmery.
The residence of Sandra Montgomery is 5661 Bob-O-Link Road, Gilmer, Texas 75644. The mailing address is 5661 Bob-O-Link Road, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present to them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law to:
Sandra Montogmery
c/o Gregory J. Wright
P.O. Box 3349
Longview, Texas 75606-3349
Dated the 5th day of January, 2009.
Sandra Montgomery, Independent Executor
By: GREGORY J. WRIGHT
STATE BAR NO. 22029800
ATTORNEY FOR THE
INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR
SANDRA MONTOGMERY


Notice of sheriff’ sale
(Real estate)
By virtue of a execution issued out of the 188th district Court of GREGG County, Texas, in a certain cause numbered Case #2008-1787-A. On the 5th day of November A.D. 2008, styled: kilgore national bank vs. spencer mccown sr, individually and spencer mccown jr individually and D/B/A mccown builders, to me, as civil deputy rick WOLOSZYN directed and delivered, I have levied upon this 15th day of December A.D. 2008 and will between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. on the first Tuesday in FEBURARY A.D. 2008, it being the day of said month, at court house door of said UPshur County, proceed to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, all right, title and interest, if any, which the defendant had on the 15TH day of DECEMBER A.D. 2008, or at any time thereafter, of in and to the following described property:
Property 66041 legal description abs a1 davenport, J B B, house on mccown land (note: undivided interest)
Property Address: 412 Holloway Ln Big Sandy, TX 75755
Said property is levied on as the property of spencer mccown sr and will be sold to satisfy the judgment for $46,162.62 Dollars.
Given under my hand on this 15 day of December A.D. 2008.
SHERIFF A. BETTERTON
UPSHUR County, Texas
By CIVIL DEPUTY RICK WOLOSZYN


NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY
ACTION, INC.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Certifies that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or beliefs be excluded from participation in the administration of or in connection with any program or activity the agency operates. For complaints or comments call Janette Williams at 936-598-6315.


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of johnnie lou
sorrells, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the estate of Johnnie Lou Sorrells were issued on December 8, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7403, pending in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to:
Gregory G. Turner
The residence of such Independent Executor is 2100 Ross Ave. Suite 2920, Dallas. Dallas County, Texas 75201. The post office address is:
2100 Ross Ave, Suite 2920
Dallas, Texas 75201
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 5th day of January, 2009.
Gregory G. Turner, Independent Executor of the Estate of Johnnie Lou Sorrells, Deceased.
By: Gregory G. Turner
Attorney for Applicant
State Bar No. 20315900
2121 San Jacinto, L.B. 38
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-7283


ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS’
MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting for the stockholders of Gilmer National Bancshares, Inc. of Gilmer, Texas will be held at the Gilmer National Bank on the 10th day of February 2008 at 3:30 o’clock p.m. for the election of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Larry Cowan, President


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of ketherine morgan verner A/K/A Catherine Morgan Verner, Deceased
Administration of the Estate of Katherine Morgan Verner a/k/a Catherine Morgan Verner, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Independent Administration to Kelly Mack Verner on December 19, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7407, styled and captioned "In Re: The Estate of Katherine Morgan Verner, a/k/a Catherine Morgan Verner, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mr. Kelly Mack Verner,
Independent Administrator of the Estate of
Katherine Morgan Verner, a/k/a Catherine Morgan Verner, deceased
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Ph: (903) 843-5678
Fax: (903) 680-2310
jwnewsom@teftellerlaw.com
Dated this 19th day of December, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
State Bar No. 2405112


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of Charles jay king, Sr.
Administration of the Estate of Charles Jay King, Sr., Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Administration with Will Annexed to Jessica Louise King Mitchell on December 19, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7408, styled and captioned "In Re: The Estate of Charles Jay King, Sr.., Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mrs. Jessica Louise King Mitchell,
Administratrix with Will Annexed of the Estate of Charles Jay King, Sr.
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Ph: (903) 843-5678
Fax: (903) 680-2310
jwnewsom@teftellerlaw.com
Dated this 19th day of December, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
State Bar No. 2405112


Public Notice
Bid Advertisement
The Union Grove Independent School District Board of Trustees will be accepting competitive sealed proposals for an asphalt parking area at the high school/middle school complex. Your company must furnish all labor, materials and equipment necessary. Specifications may be obtained by contacting:
Keith Hess
Union Hill ISD
PO Box 1447
Gladewater, Texas 75647
903-576-1400
Competitive proposals should be submitted (no faxed bids) to Union Grove ISD Administration office by 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8th, 2009 and worded as follows:
Union Grove ISD BOE- HS/MS Parking Lot Proposal
C/O Terri Woodfin, Superintendent’s Secretary
PO Box 1447
Gladewater, TX 75647
Union Grove ISD reserves the right to reject any proposals and/or all proposals, to make awards as they appear advantageous to Union Grove ISD and to waive all formalities in Bidding.


Request for Proposals
Harmony Independent School District intends to select a construction manager-at-risk for construction of an addition to the existing high school pursuant to Texas Education Code section 44.038
Proposals in response to the district’s request for qualifications are due at 2:00 p.m. on January 6, 2009 in the administration office, 9788 State Hwy 154 West, Big Sandy, TX 75755. Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Request for Proposals. The request for Proposals is available from:
Jed Whitaker, Superintendent of Schools
Harmony Independent School District
9788 State Hwy 154 West
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Phone: 903-725-5492
Fax: 903-725-6737


notice to all person having claims against the estate of william lester dixon, jr., deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of William Lester Dixon, Jr., Deceased, were issued on December 8, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7401, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas to:
William L. Dixon, Independent Executor of the Estate of William Lester Dixon, Jr., Deceased. Claims may be presented to the following address, in care of William L. Dixon, Independent Executor:
5577 FM 726 South
Gilmer, Texas 75645
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 8th day of December, 2008
Lowrey & Millikin, L.L.P.
1127 Judson Road, Suite 141
Longview, Texas 75601
By: D. Kent Lowery
Attorney for the Estate


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of Spencer Lee Morris, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of SPENCER LEE MORRIS, Deceased, were issued on December 9, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7395, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: BARBARA JANE MORRIS. The residence of the Executrix is in Upshur County, Texas; the post office address is:
c/o J. Powers Branch
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 1066
Longview, Texas 75606
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and the manner prescribed by law.
Dated this 9th day of December, 2008
Barbara Jane Morris
Independent Executrix
By: J. Powers Branch
Attorney for the Estate


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Miriam Edward Davis, deceased, were issued on December 8, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7379, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Michele Petticrew.
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: Peggy S. Garmon
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Dated the 10th day of December, 2008
Peggy S. Garmon
Attorney for Michele Petticrew
State Bar No.: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


Notice of sale of real property
The Board of Trustees of the New Diana Independent School District("NDISD") hereby serves notice that it will accept sealed bids for the purchase of the following real property: The surface estate only of approximately 96 acres of land, more or less, located in the J. Scott Survey, Abstract 440, and E. Martin Survey, Abstract 323, Upshur County, Texas, together with 30 foot wide non-exclusive access easement, and being the southernmost approximate 96 acres of land out of a 210.55 acre tract of land owned by New Diana Independent School District described in Warranty Deed recorded in Volume 396, Page 449, Official Records, Upshur County, Texas, the exact location of said approximately 96 acres of land, together with 30 foot wide non-exclusive access easement, to be determined by actual survey by a registered public land surveyor.
Bids are solicited on the entire property.
Interested parties may contact Melinda Benson, NDISD Business Manager, at the address below to receive a Bid Package and arrange for inspection of the property. The property will be conveyed subject to the conditions, exceptions, covenants, restrictions and reservations contained in the Bid Package. NDISD reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bids received. Bids received after the deadline or faxed bids will not be considered.
Sealed bids will be received until: 1:00 p.m., February 10, 2009.
Address: New Diana Independent School District 1373 US Hwy 259 S Diana, Texas 75640 (903) 663-8000.


Public notice
Union Hill I.S.D. will hold a hearing for public discussion of the Annual Performance Report on Thursday, December 11, 2008, in the Union Hill Administration Building at 7:00 P.M. The report is comprised of the District’s 2007-2008 AEIS Report, Campus Report Card and Campus Performance Objections.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Willie Lee Starr, deceased, were issued on October 27, 2008, in Docket No. 08-PR-7332, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Willie David Starr.
The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Willie Lee Starr
c/o: Willie David Starr
10629 St. Hwy 155 South
Big Sandy, Texas 75755
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Dated the 26th day of November, 2008.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O.Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Willie Lee Starr


notice to all person having claims against the estate of michael ray perkins
Administration of the Estate of Michael Ray Perkins, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original letters of testamentary to the undersigned on August 1, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 07-PR-7264, style in: the estate of Michael ray perkins, deceased, in which court the matter is pending. All persons having claims against the estate are notified to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below within the time prescribed by law


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Mildred E. Reese, deceased, were issued on November 18, 2008, in Docket No. 08-PR-7389, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Rita K. Frantzen.
The residence of the Independent Executrix is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Mildred E. Reese
c/o: Rita K. Frantzen
P.O. Box 9
Diana, Texas 75640
All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Dated the 20th day of September, 2008.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O.Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Mildred E. Reese


PUBLIC NOTICE
EXCO Operating Company, LP, 12377 Merit Dr., #1700, Dallas, TX 75251 has applied to the Railroad Commission of Texas for exception to SWR 26/27 for surface commingling of gas well full well stream (gas and condensate) into a common separation and storage facility from separate leases with different ownership. The commingled wells in EXCO’s Gladewater #1 facility, Upshur Co., TX are the Barksdale GU 4 (06-168370), Barksdale GU 5 (06-172010), Barksdale GU 6 (06-173188), Barksdale GU 8 (06-204440), Barksdale GU 9 (06-206194), JD Fenton A GU 6 (06-176970), JD Fenton A GU 7 (06-202246), Gladewater GU 14-3 (06-174307), Gladewater GU 14-2 (06-175993), Gladewater GU 14-4 (06-183170),Gladewater GU 14-5 (06-204345), Gladewater GU 15-3 (06-163902), Gladewater GU 15-4 (06-165629), Gladewater GU 15-5 (06-166026), Gladewater GU 15-6 (06-166027), Gladewater GU 15-7 (06-166028), Gladewater GU 15-8 (06-167178), Gladewater GU 15-9 (06-168503), Gladewater GU 15-11 (06-185622), Gladewater GU 15-12 (06-205298), Gladewater GU 15-10 (06-177744), Gladewater GU 19-7 (06-169275), Gladewater GU 19-5 (06-170237), Gladewater GU 19-4 (06-170972), Gladewater GU 19-6 (06-171369), Gladewater GU 19-8 (06-185627), Gladewater GU 19-10 (06-199060), Gladewater GU 6-3 (06-189559), Gladewater GU 8-4 (06-203932), Gladewater GU 8-5 (06-205680), Gladewater GU 9-4 (06-177072), Gladewater GU 9-5 (06-185745), Gladewater GU 9-8 (06-203931), Gladewater GU 9-6 (06-204391), Gladewater GU 9-7 (06-206042), Phillips E GU 5 (06-181291), Phillips E GU 6 (06-185163), Phillips E GU 9 (06-206195), all located in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, the Gladewater GU 7-2 (06-165022), Gladewater GU 8-3 (06-177739), Phillips E GU 3 (06-172466), JH Sobey GU 1 (06-167003), F Willeford GU 1 (06-162010), all located in the Gladewater E (Cotton Valley Sd) field. The requested exception is to be effective 10/2004. The following wells were added to the system at later dates: Phillips E GU 11 (06-207210), Phillips E GU 8 (06-207504), eff. 12/2004, Gladewater GU 14-6 (06-207348) eff. 1/2005, Gladewater GU 14-9 (06-208392), Gladewater GU 14-8 (06-208955), Phillips E GU 10 (06-208954) eff. 2/2005, Phillips E GU 7 (06-209924) eff. 3/2005, Gladewater GU 19-9 (06-212179) eff. 4/2005, Gladewater GU 6-6 (06-212181) eff. 5/2005, JD Fenton GU 10 (06-221097), JD Fenton GU 5 (06-221099), Gladewater GU 9-9 (06-221051) eff. 1/2006, JD Fenton A GU 9 (06-221102) eff. 2/2006, Gladewater GU 6-5 (06-222074) eff. 6/2006, Barksdale GU 10 (06-225224) eff. 9/2006, Barksdale GU 12 (06-227358) eff. 11/2006, Gladewater GU 8-6 (06-228347) eff. 2/2007, JD Fenton A GU 8 (06-231940) eff. 3/2007, Phillips E GU 13 (06-233058) eff. 7/2007, Gladewater GU 19-12 (06-234535) eff. 9/07, Gladewater GU 19-13 (06-234342) eff. 11/2007, all in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: Texas Administrative Code Title 16. Economic Regulation Part 1. Railroad Commission of Texas, Chapter 3: Oil and Gas Division, Statewide Rules 26 and 27.
Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected, or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within twenty-one days of publication, to the Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6873).


PUBLIC NOTICE
EXCO Operating Company, LP, 12377 Merit Dr., #1700, Dallas, TX 75251 has applied to the Railroad Commission of Texas for exception to SWR 26/27 for surface commingling of gas well full well stream (gas and condensate) into a common separation and storage facility from separate leases with different ownership. The commingled wells in EXCO’s Gladewater #2 facility are the Gladewater GU 16-5 (06-167130), Gladewater GU 17-3 (06-170450), Gladewater GU 16-7 (06-179613), Gladewater GU 16-16 (06-192219), Gladewater GU 16-15, (06-193399), Gladewater GU 17-7 (06-195610), Gladewater GU 17-10 (06-169568), Gladewater 17-8 (06-197070), Gladewater GU 17-9 (06-197075), Gladewater GU 17-14 (06-198903), Gladewater GU 17-12 (06-200754), Gladewater GU 17-11 (06-201574), all located in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Gregg Co., TX, the Gladewater GU 16-8 (06-178346), Gladewater GU 16-12 (06-181075), Gladewater GU 16-13 (06-186663), Gladewater GU 16-14 (06-188677), SP Victory GU 4 (06-177743), all located in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Upshur Co., TX. The requested exception is to be effective 10/2004. The following wells were added to the system at later dates: Gladewater GU 17-13 (06-206652) Gregg Co. eff. 12/2004, SP Victory GU 5 (06-217746) Upshur Co. eff. 9/2005, SP Victory GU 6 (06-222948) Upshur Co. and Gladewater GU 16-17 (06-221552) Gregg Co. eff. 3/2006, Gladewater GU 17-15 (06-224652) Gregg Co. eff. 7/2006, SP Victory GU 9 (06-234537) Upshur Co. eff. 11/2007, all in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: Texas Administrative Code Title 16. Economic Regulation Part 1. Railroad Commission of Texas, Chapter 3: Oil and Gas Division, Statewide Rules 26 and 27.
Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected, or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within twenty-one days of publication, to the Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6873).


PUBLIC NOTICE
EXCO Operating Company, LP, 12377 Merit Dr., #1700, Dallas, TX 75251 has applied to the Railroad Commission of Texas for exception to SWR 26/27 for surface commingling of gas well full well stream (gas and condensate) into a common separation and storage facility from separate leases with different ownership. The commingled wells in EXCO’s Gladewater #2 facility are the Gladewater GU 16-5 (06-167130), Gladewater GU 17-3 (06-170450), Gladewater GU 16-7 (06-179613), Gladewater GU 16-16 (06-192219), Gladewater GU 16-15, (06-193399), Gladewater GU 17-7 (06-195610), Gladewater GU 17-10 (06-169568), Gladewater 17-8 (06-197070), Gladewater GU 17-9 (06-197075), Gladewater GU 17-14 (06-198903), Gladewater GU 17-12 (06-200754), Gladewater GU 17-11 (06-201574), all located in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Gregg Co., TX, the Gladewater GU 16-8 (06-178346), Gladewater GU 16-12 (06-181075), Gladewater GU 16-13 (06-186663), Gladewater GU 16-14 (06-188677), SP Victory GU 4 (06-177743), all located in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field, Upshur Co., TX. The requested exception is to be effective 10/2004. The following wells were added to the system at later dates: Gladewater GU 17-13 (06-206652) Gregg Co. eff. 12/2004, SP Victory GU 5 (06-217746) Upshur Co. eff. 9/2005, SP Victory GU 6 (06-222948) Upshur Co. and Gladewater GU 16-17 (06-221552) Gregg Co. eff. 3/2006, Gladewater GU 17-15 (06-224652) Gregg Co. eff. 7/2006, SP Victory GU 9 (06-234537) Upshur Co. eff. 11/2007, all in the Glenwood (Cotton Valley) field.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: Texas Administrative Code Title 16. Economic Regulation Part 1. Railroad Commission of Texas, Chapter 3: Oil and Gas Division, Statewide Rules 26 and 27.
Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected, or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within twenty-one days of publication, to the Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6873).


PUBLIC NOTICE
EXCO Operating Company, LP, 12377 Merit Dr., #1700, Dallas, TX 75251 has applied to the Railroad Commission of Texas for exception to SWR 26/27 for surface commingling of gas well full well stream (gas and condensate) into a common separation and storage facility from separate leases with different ownership. The commingled wells in EXCO’s Big Sandy facility are the Billie Graham 1 (06-175995), TD Marsh GU 2 (06-173625), and Wertz 1 (06-168799) all located in the Wilkins, N (Cotton Valley Sand) field, Upshur Co., TX. The requested exception is to be effective 10/2004.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: Texas Administrative Code Title 16. Economic Regulation Part 1. Railroad Commission of Texas, Chapter 3: Oil and Gas Division, Statewide Rules 26 and 27.
Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected, or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within twenty-one days of publication, to the Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6873).


CITATION BY PUBLICATION
DIVORCE/DOMESTIC
CAUSE NO. 88-02
CLERK OF THE COURT
CAROLYN BULLOCK
P.O. BOX 950
GILMER, TX 75644
PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY OR PETITIONER
LORI CHISM
100 WEST ALABAMA
MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS 75455
THE STATE OF TEXAS
TO: SAMUEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON, May Be Served Whereever He May Be Found,, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty two days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of DELTINA MASON, Petitioner, was filed in the said court of Upshur County, Texas on the 22nd day of May, 2008, against GERTIE FAYE ANDERSON Respondent(s), numbered 88-02 and entitled:
IN THE INTEREST OF DEKEVIONE TYWAUN ANDERSON AND DEKENDRIC VONSHAYE ANDERSON CHILDREN
The suit request: Petition to Modify Parent Child Relationship
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit:
Dekevione Tywaun Anderson
DOB: 10-10-96 Morris County
Dekendric Vonshaye Anderson DOB: 02-02-98 Morris County

The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 6th day of November, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: Karen Bunn Deputy


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
The Region VII Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and twenty two (122) education entities and one (1) education service in the Region VII Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories.
Category
Opening Date time
Substance & Alcohol Abuse Testing
Dec 02, 2008 1:30
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region VII Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone number (903) 988-6855, or FAX (903) 988-6852. Propoals will be opened at the Education Service Center on each opening date at designated time. Late proposals will not be considered. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 2157-01-016 for REHABILITATE BRIDGE AND APPROACHES in UPSHUR County, will be opened on December 04, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP:28237.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6108-88-001 for TREE TRIMMING in PANOLA County, etc. will be opened on December 17, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for a estimate of $152,070.00
 Contract 6185-75-001 for ILLUMINATION MAINTENANCE in BOWIE County, etc will be opened on December 17, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $149,815.00.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 28302.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Grant Management Service and Engineering Services
Public Notice
The City of Gilmer has received funding for a Texas Capital Fund (TCF) project under the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) program. The City is requesting qualified firms or individuals submit proposals for grant management and engineering services. The City is procuring these services and will enter into contract upon the grant award.
In order is be considered, proposals must be submitted prior to 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of December. The City of Gilmer is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and individuals or firms submitting proposals will not be discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, parenthood or age.
The City reserves the right to negotiate with any and all management consultants or firms that submit proposals, per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act and the Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards Act of 1981. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
A complete Request for Proposals outlining services required by the City submission requirements, and evaluation criteria has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain copies of this Request for Proposals by contacting the person below:
Mr. Jeff Ellington
City Manager
City of Gilmer
P.O. Box 760
Gilmer, Texas 75644
903-843-2552


CITATION BY PUBLICATION
TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of JAMES M. SKINS, deceased,
1. Dennis Sinks, Brother; and unknown heirs;
2. Diane Seamans, Sister; and unknown heirs;
3. Judy McKinney, Sister; and unknown heirs;
4. All unknown heirs.
 Dennis Sinks has filed in the County Court of Upshur County, an Application To Determine Heirs-At-Law of James M. Sinks Deceased.
 The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 6842 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of James M. Sinks, deceased.
 All persons interested in said estate ARE CITED TO APPEAR in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such Publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing.
 The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of application is: Karen Bishop, P.O. Box 1330, Gilmer, Tx 75644 (903) 843-2255 Issued this the 30th day of October, 2008.
 The officer executing this Citation shall have a the copy of this Citation served by publication in the newspaper in the City of Gilmer, for not less than 10 days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication and return the original copy of this Citation to the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time and place where citation was published.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 30th day of October, A.D., 2008
PEGGY LAGRONE, Clerk
County Court, Upshur County, Texas
By B. Wenchester Deputy
P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644
75644


GILMER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT DEBT
Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Gilmer Industrial Development Corporation (the "Issuer") at 4:30 p.m. on November 19, 2008 at the Gilmer Airport Terminal Building, 40 Aviation Drive, Gilmer, Texas, on the proposed issuance by the Issuer of one or more tax-exempt bonds (the "Bonds") to provide financing for the construction and equipping of a facility for the manufacture and installation of fiberglass liners for oilfield steel tubular lining (the "Project"). The Project will be located at 250 Bluebird Road, Gilmer, Texas, and will be owned and operated by Duoline Technologies, L.P. and its assigns. The maximum aggregate face amount of the Bonds to be issued with respect to the Project is $10,000,000. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing to express orally, or in writing, their views on the Project and the issuance of the Bonds. The Bonds shall not constitute or create an indebtedness, general or specific, or liability of the City of Gilmer, Texas (the "City"), the State of Texas, or any political subdivision thereof. The Bonds shall never constitute or create a charge against the credit or taxing power of the City, the State of Texas, or any other political subdivision thereof. None of the City, the State of Texas, or any political subdivision thereof shall in any manner be liable for the payment of the principal of or interest on the Bonds or for the performance of any agreement or pledge of any kind which may be undertaken by the Issuer and no breach by the Issuer of any agreements will create any obligation upon the City, the State of Texas, or any other political subdivision thereof. Further information with respect to the proposed Bonds will be available at the hearing or upon written request prior thereto addressed to the Issuer at the address below.
GILMER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
110 Buffalo Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of LAMON ELOISE GAVIN, Deceased, were issued on October 27, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7383, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: LAMON E. GEDDIE.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
dated the 27th day of October, 2008.
PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney for LAMON E. GEDDIE
State Bar No.: 00790745
312 N, Titus Street, P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


Notice to all person having claims against the estate of Joe Mack gardner, deceased
Independent Administration of the Estate of Joe Mack Gardner, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Jimmy Kaye Gardner on October 27, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7386, styled :In Re: Estate of Joe Mack Gardner, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mrs. Jimmie Kaye Gardner
Independent Executrix of the Estate of Joe Mack Gardner, Deceased
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 27th day of October, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
Gilmer, Texas 75644
PHONE: (903) 843.5678
FAX: (903) 680.2310
TSB#24051112
Jwnewsom@teftellerlaw.com


public notice
notice to vendors
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting vendor proposals for the 2008-2009 school year for the following items:
Snack Foods
Office Supplies
Awards/Plaques/Trophies
Building Materials
Misc. Hardware Supplies
Misc. Automotive Supplies
Misc. Apparel
Misc. Goods & Services
Integrated Pest Management Services
For proposals packet, please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or Gilmer ISD Business Office 500 South. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12,2008.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gifted/Talented program in Gilmer Schools offers the opportunity for academic challenge to students who are capable of functioning at advanced levels. This program also serves the unique needs of students who have advanced abilities that are expressed creatively and/or artistically. If at anytime you feel that your child would qualify for the Gifted/Talented program, please go by your child’s campus to pick up a GT Nomination Packet. Nominations for grades K through 12 will be accepted Oct. 30 through November 25.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bybee Ward Weisinger, Deceased, were issued on August 25, 2008 in Cause No. 08-PR.7363 pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: David Bybee Weisinger, Independent Executor.
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: David Bybee Weisinger
3627 Bobwhite Road
Gilmer, Texas 75645

DATED the day of , 2008.

Jordan A. Glaze
State Bar No.: 24059826
1428 W. 24th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
Telephone: (713) 822 4730
Facsimile: (713) 228 3003
ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE


Invitation to Bid No. 901-09
Sale of Building
Upshur County Texas
Notice to Bidders
Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center dba Community Healthcore will receive sealed bids in the office of James W. Dees, Purchasing Manager, at 107 Woodbine Place, Longview Texas 75601 for the sale of the building located at 316 N. Trinity Street, Gilmer, Texas. This property is offered on an "AS IS" basis. Bids will be accepted until 11:00 am, 17th of November, 2008 in the Purchasing Manager’s office, Room 132. Bid opening is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on the 17th of November, 2008 in the Ben Bane Room at 107 Woodbine Place, Longivew Texas 75601. To review the property record, obtain information or to schedule a site visit, please call Jim Dees at (903)237-2364. Payment from the successful bidder will be required by 5:00 p.m. upon the date of award which is anticipated to be the 5th of December 2008. Community Healthcore reserves the right to accept or reject in whole or in part any bids received and to waive any irregularities or formalities in the best interest of Community Healthcore.


public notice
Harmony ISD is accepting sealed bids for two school busses through 9:00 a.m. November 3. They are Bluebird busses with Cummins diesel engines, 1989 and 1991 models. For more information contact Mr. Bohannan at 903-725-6367. Bids may be mailed or delivered to Harmony ISD 9788 State Hwy 154 West, Big Sandy, TX 75755.


Notice to creditors
No. 08-Pr-7376
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Kermit Theolphus Mize, Jr., Deceased, were issued on October 6, 2008, in the above styled and numbered cause to Barbara R. Mize, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Kermit Theolphus Mize, Jr.
  The residence of the Independent Executor is Gilmer,, Texas; the mailing address is:
c/o Bradley T. Steele
Attorney at Law
1101 Judson Road
Longview, Texas 75601
 All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law.
 Dated the 14th day of October, 2008.
Law Office of
Bradley T. Steele, P.C.
1101 Judson, Texas 75601
(903) 234-8844
Fax: (903) 234-8848
BY: Bradley T. Steele
State Bar No. 19099350


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Maysel C. Watkins, deceased, were issued on 5th day of May, 2008, in Docket Number 08-PR-7333, pending in the County court of Upshur County, Texas, to Joe C. Watkins.
  The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Maysel C. Watkins
c/o Joe C. Watkins
P.O. Box 703
Gladewater, Texas 75647
 All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law.
 Dated the 13 day of October, 2008.
Dwight A. Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Maysel C. Watkins, deceased


PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID
The Region VII Educational Service Center is soliciting bids on behalf of one hundred and twenty two (122) education entities and one (1) education service in the Region VII Purchasing Cooperative. Bids are solicited for the following categories.
Category
Opening Date time
Substance & Alcohol Abuse Testing
Nov 04, 2008/ 1:30 PM
Computer Software & Supplies
Nov 06, 2008/ 1:30 PM
Physical Education/Recreational Sports & Supplies
Nov 06, 2008/ 1:30 PM
Science Supplies
Nov 06, 2008/ 1:30 PM
Instructional Catalog
Nov 13, 2008/ 1:30 PM
Transportation Maintenance & Supplies
Dec 03, 2008/ 1:30 PM 
Itemized specifications, estimated quantities, or estimated expenditures may be requested by contacting the: Purchasing Cooperative Department, Region VII Education Service Center, 1909 N. Longview St., Kilgore, Texas, 75662, phone number (903) 988-6855, or FAX (903) 988-6852. Bids will be opened at the Education Service Center, on each opening date at designated time. Late bids will be returned unopened. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make final decisions as to the recommendation by the Purchasing Committee.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6181-46-001 for TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL in CASS County, etc will be opened on November 20, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $181,300.00
 Contract 6181-48-001 for TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL in MARION County, etc will be opened on November 20, 2008 at 11:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $161,250.00.
 Contract 6183-79-001 for MOWING RIGHT OF WAY TRACT 2 in MORRIS County, etc will be opened on November 19, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $97,848.00.
 Contract 6183-80-001 for MOWING RIGHT OF WAY TRACT 2 in UPSHUR County, will be opened on November 19, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $115,905.60.
 Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 27939.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0046-05-045 for SEAL COAT in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on November 4, 2008 at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NPO: 27843.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Union Hill ISD
Notice of General Election
(Aviso De Eleccion General)
To the Registered Voters of Union Hill School, Gilmer, Texas: (A los votantes registrados de Distrito Escolat, Gilmer, Texas:) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on November 4, 2008, for voting in a general election to elect school board members. (Nortifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitadoes abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. ed 4 de Noviembre de 2008 para votar en la Eleccion General para elegir miembros del board.)
Location(s) of Polling Places
(Direccion(es) de las casillas electorales)
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votacion adelantada en persona se llevara a cabo de lunes a viernes en) Union Hill Vocational Building/el edificio vocacional de Union Hill between the hours of 7a.m. and 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, October 20, 2008 (entre las 7 de la manana y las 7 de la tarde empezando el lunes, 20 de Octubre) and ending on Saturday, October 25, 2008 ( y terminando el Sabado, 25 de Octubre 2008.
Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: ( Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a:)County Clerk’s Office 100 W. Tyler St.Gilmer, TX 75644
Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later then the close of business on (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el) October 28, 2008.
Issued this the 8th day of October, 2008
(Emitada este dia 8 de Octubre, 2008.


Notice of general election
New Diana Independent School District will conduct early voting by personal appearance for the school board trustee election for positions 1,3,6 and 7. Voting will be conducted at the School Administration Office 1373 US Hwy 259 S, the S.E. corner of the intersection of Hwy 259 and 154 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday October 20th through October 31st. Early voting at the administration office will be only for the trustee election and not the presidential election. Contact your county clerk’s office for times and locations of early voting in the presidential election.
The General Election will be held on Tuesday November 4th from 7am to 7 pm at the following locations:
Upshur County
S.E. Gilmer-Rock Building
Voting Box # 1
South Diana-New Diana Auditorium
Voting Box # 6
Pine Acres 1st Assembly of God Church Hwy 271
Voting Box #7
North Diana-Walnut Creek Baptist Church
Voting Box #8
Ore City-Ore City, City Hall
Voting Box #9
Harrsion County
Precinct #16 Syrmna Methodist Church
Precinct #23
Morton Baptist Church
Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on October 28th
Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
Lana Barton
Early Voting Clerk
1373 US Hwy 259
Diana, Texas 75640


NOTICe to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Okemah Haber, Deceased, were issued on June 2, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7330, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Don Gray.
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o:
Raymond E. "Bo" Rogers, Jr.
Attorney at Law
2500 Judson Rd., Ste. H
Longview, TX 75605
Dated October 8, 2008.
Raymond E. "Bo" Rogers, Jr.
Attorney for Don Gray
State Bar No.: 04010358
2500 Judson Rd., Ste. H
Longview, TX 75605
Telephone: (903) 234-2600
Facsimile: (903) 234-2511


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters of Guardianship for "In the Matter of the Guardianship of Heather Mayree Wolf." An Incapacitated Person were issued on October 3,2008, under Docket No. 08-GU-207, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas to Richard Park, Guardian of the Person and Estate of Heather Mayree Wolf.
Claims may be presented addresses as follows:
Richard Park
Guardian of the Person and Estate of Heather Mayree Wolf
c/o Karen Bishop
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 1330
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2008.
By: Karen D. Bishop,
Attorney for Richard Park


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Kenneth Venoy Benefield, Deceased, were issued on August 25, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7361, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Jeannie Benefield.
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o David Griffith
Attorney at Law
404 North Titus
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644-0864
Dated the 3 day of October, 2008.
David Griffith
Attorney for Jeannie Benefield
State Bar No.: 00797466
404 North Titus
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644-0864
Telephone: (903) 843-5005
Facsimile: (903) 843-5392


Notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DAN GWINN, Deceased, were issued on September 29, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7378, pending in Probate Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: HELEN MARIE SIMS.
 All claims to be filed and served upon said Estate shall be served in the following manner, at the following address:
HELEN MARIE SIMS
c/o Vincent L. Dulweber, Attorney P.O. Box 3106
Longview, Texas 75606
(903) 757-2880
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.


Public notice
New Diana ISD will have a public meeting to discuss the District’s State Financial Accountability Rating (FIRST) on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the New Diana Board Room in the Business Office/Technology Hall (formerly Kindergarten Wing), 1373 US Hwy 259 South, Diana, TX 75640.


Public notice
Request for qualifications
Ore City Independent School District intends to select a Construction Manager-At-Risk for construction of a new elementary school in a two-step process pursuant to Texas Education Code section 44.038.
Proposals is response to the District Request for qualifications are due AT 2:00 PM on October 21, 2008, in the Administration Office, 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas. Proposals must be submitted on accordance with the Request for Qualifications.
The Request for Qualifications is available from:
Lynn Heflin, Superintendent of Schools
Ore City Independent School District
P.O. Box 100
100 Rebel Road
Ore City, Texas 75683
Phone: 903-968-3300 FAX: 903-668-3797


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Dan Gwinn, Deceased, were issued on September 29,2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7378 pending in the Probate Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Helen Marie Sims.
 All claims to be filed and served upon said Estate shall be served in the following manner, at the following address:
Helen Marie Sims
c/o Vincent L. Dulweber, Attorney
P.O. Box 3106
Longview, Texas 75606
(903)757-2880
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.


Public notice
City of ore city
Texas community
development program
The City of Ore City has recently completed Texas Community Development Program activities under its 2006 TCDP Contract #726491 with Office of Rural Community Affairs. One public hearing will be held to allow citizens an opportunity to comment on the completed project activities, amount of funds spent and the amount of funds spent on activities that benefited low/moderate income persons. Specific information on the TCDP program will be available.
The public hearing will be held at City Hall at 302 E. Main on October 9,2008 at 3:30 P.M., to review the City’s program performance including the actual use of the TCDP funds. The city encourages individual citizens and citizen’s groups to make their views known at this public hearing and welcomes the full participation of its citizens in the close-out and completion of this TCDP contract. Written complaints and grievances regarding this TCDP contract and project activities will be received until October 24, 2008 and will be responded to in writing within fifteen (15) working days. Citizen comments may be delivered to City Hall at any time. Groups representative of persons of low and moderate income may request technical assistance in developing comments by contacting the person listed below.
A copy of the City’s Project Completion Report and Certificate of Expenditures will be available for inspection at City Hall after the hearing. Handicapped individuals who may have difficulty in attending this meeting should contact City Hall to arrange for assistance Para residentes necesitados de interpretes, favor de comunicarse con la municipalidad antes de las audiencia publica.
For further information, contact Gail Weir at 903-968-2511.


Public Notice
Request for Proposals
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for
Audio Equipment
For complete information and specifications, contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or email request to grimesb@org. Proposals are due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 10:00 am Central Time on Friday, October 10,2008. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


PUBLIC NOTICE
ORDINANCE NO. 08-010
An ordinance providing for sanitary control covering land use within 150 feet of the city’s public water supply well(s). Further, providing for the protection of groundwater sources by TCEQ rules and regulations considering Texas Administrative Code Title 30 Chapter 290, current and future modifications, and/or replacements and providing a penalty clause.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS GILMER ISD’S
State Financial Accountability Rating

GILMER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT will hold a public meeting at 6:00 P.M., Monday, October 20, 2008, in the Board Room at the District Administration Building located at 500 South Trinity Street, Gilmer, Texas.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Gilmer ISD’s FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System) Report and Gilmer ISD’s rating on the state’s financial accountability system. The public is invited to attend.


CITATION BY PUBLICATION
DIVORCE/DOMESTIC
CAUSE NO. 655-08
CLERK OF THE COURT
CAROLYN BULLOCK
P.O. BOX 950
GILMER, TX 75644
PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY OR PETITIONER
MATTHEW R. PATTON IV
P.O. BOX 1110
GILMER, TEXAS 75644
THE STATE OF TEXAS
TO: JOHNNY DARRELL BAILEY, ,,
and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty two days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of PATRICIA ANN KAMONT, Petitioner, was filed in the said court of Upshur County, Texas on the 24th day of September, 2008, against JOHNNY DARRELL BAILEY Respondent(s), numbered 655-08 and entitled:
IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF PATRICIA ANN KAMONT AND JOHNNY DARRELL BAILEY
The suit request: ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE
The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 24th day of September, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: L.Seahorn Deputy


PUB LICE NOTICE
CITY OF GILMER
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Gilmer is giving notice of the City’s intent to submit a Community Development Block Grant Fund application for a grant from the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. The grant application request is $250,000 for street improvements in the northern and southern sections of town. The application is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours.


Citation by publication
Divorce/domestic
Clerk of the Court
Carolyn bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, texas 75644
Petitioner’s Attorney or Petitioner
Christina Hollwarth
P.O. Box 488
Longview, Texas 75606
The State of Texas
To: Jessica Katherine Gailes, ,,
and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty two days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of Curtis Jarman, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 19th day of September, 2008, against Jessica Katherine Gailes Respondent(s), number 643-08 and entitled:
In the interest of marrissa stetler-Gailes a child
The suit request: original petition in to adjudicate parentage and original petition in suit affecting parent-child relationship
The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit: Marrissa Kalynn Stetler-Gailes, 9/30/2006, Arlington, Texas
The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree on the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 19th day of September, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas
By: L.Seahorn Deputy


public notice
notice to vendors
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting vendor proposals for the 2008-2009 school year for the following items:
Snack Foods
Office Supplies
Awards/Plaques/Trophies
Building Materials
Misc. Hardware Supplies
Misc. Automotive Supplies
Misc. Apparel
Misc. Goods & Services
Integrated Pest Management Services
For proposals packet, please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or Gilmer ISD Business Office 500 South. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8,2008.


union grove independent school district public meeting notice
The Union Grove ISD will review the School F.I.R.S.T. (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) report from the Texas Education Agency during a regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, October 13th, 2008, in the high school library. Administrators will be available to answer any questions. Interested school patrons are encouraged to attend.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Felton Sam Johnson, Jr., Deceased, were issued on September 16, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7345, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Bonnie Lorene Johnson.
 All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: Thomas W. Reardon, Jr.
Attorney at Law
404 North Green Street
P.O. Drawer 2072
Longview, Texas 75606-2072
Dated the 19th day of September, 2008.
Thomas W. Reardon, Jr
Attorney for Bonnie Lorene Johnson
State Bar No.: 16640500
404 North Green Street
P.O. Drawer 2072
Longview, Texas 75606-2072
Telephone: (903) 757-4001
Facsimile: (903) 753-5123


Notice to Vendors
Gilmer ISD is seeking proposals for a multi-year exclusive contract to provide Non-alcoholic Beverage Products.
Vendors wishing to submit proposals must agree to abide by and comply with all federal and state regulations and laws related to the availability of and product dispensed from school vending machines.
Please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644, to request proposals packet. Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.


notice to vendors
Gilmer ISD is seeking proposals for the purchase of fuel for district buses and vehicles. For complete information, contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 S Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644.
Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids


NOTICE TO ALL PERSON HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LUCILLE ALLRED, DECEASED
Independent Administration of the Estate of Lucille Allred, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Jack Phillips on September 10, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7360, styled "In Re: Estate of Lucille Allred, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mr. Jack Phillips,
Independent Executor of the Estate of Lucille Allred, Deceased
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 11th day of September, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
PHONE: (903) 843-5678
FAX: (903) 680-2310
TSB# 2405112


public notice
The City of Gilmer will hold a public hearing at Gilmer City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, Texas, on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at 5:15 p.m. to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2008-2009. This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $83,500.00, 5.90 percent, and of that amount, $9,143.00 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year. The City encourages citizens to participate in the discussion of the budget and to make their views known at the public hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views to Kathy Davidson, City Secretary, at the Gilmer City Hall. Handicapped individuals wishing to attend this meeting should contact Gilmer City Hall at 903-843-2552 to arrange assistance.


Public notice of test of automatic
Tabulating equipment
AVISO PUBLICO DE PRUEBA
DE EQUIPO PARA TABULAR
AUTOMATICAMENTE
Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment being used in the Election held on November 4, 2008 will be tested on September 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Upshur County Courthouse to ascertain that the equipment will perform accurately.
Por ls presente se de aviso que el equipo para tabular Automaticamente que se usara en la Eleccion que se Llevara a cabo el 4 de noviembre de 2008 se probara el 18 de Septiembre a las 9:00 manana en del la Corte Condado de Upshur para acertar queel equipo contara Con exactitude los votos para todos los puesto Oficiales.
Peggy Lagrone, County Clerk
(Secretario del Condado)


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6182-27-001 for INSTALLATION OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on October 16, 2008 at the State Office for a estimate of $1,352,201.25.
 Contract 6183-99-001 for BRIDGE REPAIR in MORRIS County, etc will be opened on October 15, 2008 at 1:00 om at the State Office for an estimate of $695,946.90.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 27537.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


Public notice
City of east mountain
Texas community development block grant program
The City of East Mountain is giving notice of the City’s intent to submit a Community Development Block Grant Fund application for a grant from the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. The grant application request is $250,000 for water system improvements for a city-wide benefit. The application is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours.


Public hearing
City of east mountain
Texas community development block grant program
The city of East Mountain will hold a public hearing at 7:00 PM on Monday, September 8, 2008 at City Hall at 103 Municipal Drive in regard to the submission of an application to the Office of Rural Community Affairs for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TXCDBG) grant. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the citizen participation plan, the development of local housing and community development needs, the amount of TXCDBG funding available, all eligible to TXCDBG activities, and the use of past TXCDBG funds. The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of this TXCDBG application and to make their views known at this public hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to City Hall. Persons with disablities that wish to attend this meeting should contact City Hall to arrange for such assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact City Hall at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Para residents necesitados de interpretes, favor de comunicarse con la municioalidad antes de las audiencia publica.
For further information, contact Tammy Hazel at the City Hall at 903-297-6041.


Clerk of the court
Ms. Barbara Duncan
Gregg County district Clerk
P.O. Box 711
Longview, Texas 75606
The state of texas
Notice to defendant: " You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written Answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
TO: Gerald Hughes, Defendant, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written Answer to the Plaintiffs’ Original Petition and Jury Demand at or before ten o’clock a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation, before the Honorable County Court at Law of Gregg County, Texas at the courthouse at Law of Gregg County, Texas at the courthouse of said county Longview, Texas. Said Plaintiffs’ Petition was filed with the court on the 12th day of March., 2008, in this case, numbered 2008-573-ccl2 on the docket of said court and styled,
GERALD HUGHES, Plaintiffs
vs.
GARY JESUS SMITH AND WHI, LLC Defendant
The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: GERALD HUGHES is the Plaintiff and GARY JESUS SMITH AND WHI, LLC are Defendants.
A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit:
Auto Damages
as is more fully shown by Plaintiff’s Petition and Jury Demand on file in this suit.
The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandated thereof, and make due return as the law directs.
Issued and given under my hand and seal of said court, at office in Longview, Texas, this date: 27th day of August, 2008.
Attest: Ms. Barbara Duncan
Gregg County District Clerk
By: Connie Sirratt


Public notice
City of Ore City is accepting bids for solid waste collection and disposal service to begin January 1, 2009. Sealed bids should be submitted on "Request for Proposals" provided by the City, and submitted to Mrs. Gail Weir, PO Box 327, or 302 E Main St, Ore City Tx 75683 by Friday, October 31, 2008, at 4pm. Bids will be opened and awarded Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at 7pm at City Hall. The City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of Betty Jo mayfield mccoy, deceased
Administration of the Estate of Betty Jo Mayfield McCoy, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Administration to Odie B. Mayfield on August 25, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7367, style "In Re: The Estate of Betty Jo Mayfield McCoy, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mr. Odie B. Mayfield,
Administrator of the Estate of Betty Jo Mayfield McCoy, Deceased,
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 27th day of August, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
PHONE (903) 843-5678
FAX: (903) 680-2310
State Bar No. 24051112


Public notice
City of gilmer
Texas community development block grant program texas capital fund
The City of Gilmer is giving notice of the City’s intent to submit a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Program grant. The grant application requests $543,600 of grants funds to carry out the construction of sanity sewer and road improvements within the southern portion of the City of Gilmer and its extraterritorial jurisdiction in support of the development of a new manufacturing facility. The application is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours


notice of renewal
Notice of renewal application for private club registration permit for Gilmer County Club located at Highway 155 South side 2 miles southwest city limits, Gilmer, Texas.
Owner- Gilmer County
Club Corporation
President- George Heath
Vice President- Louis Fennell
Secretary- Vonna Crowler


the state of texas
Citation by publication
To all persons interested in the estate of Felton Sam Johnson., Jr., deceased,
 1. Stedarole Keith Johnson, and unknown heirs;
 2. Steffond O’Shea Johnson, and unknown heirs;
 3. All unknown heirs
 Bonnie Lorene Johnson has filed in the County of Upshur County, an Application To Determine Heirs and a First Amended Application for Letters of Administration of said FELTON SAM JOHNSON, JR., Deceased.
 The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 08-PR7345 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of FELTON SAM JOHNSON, JR., deceased.
 All persons interested in said estate ARE CITED TO APPEAR in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such Publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing
 The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of applicant is: THOMAS W. READON, JR., P.O. Drawer 2072, Longview, TX 75606.
 Issued this the 22nd day of August, 2008.
 The officer executing this Citation shall have a the copy of this Citation served by publication in the newspaper in the City of Gilmer, for not less than 10 days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication and return the original copy of this Citation to the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time and place where citation was published.
 GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 22nd day of August, A.D., 2008.
Peggy lagrone, Clerk
County Court, Upshur County, Texas
By B. Wenchester Deputy
P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644


Notice of forfeiture
Notice is hereby given that in cause of United States of America v. William Allen Pipes, Cause No. 6:08CR39, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a Preliminary Order forfeiting specific property to the United States of America. Said property being:
A. Compaq Presario Model S5100NX, Serial #MXK3331TN; and
B. Blackberry ESN #07608898097
 The United States hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of the forfeiters property in such manner as the United States Attorney General may direct. Any persons having or claiming a legal right, title or interest in the aforementioned property must file a petition with the Court within thirty (30) days of the final publication of this notice or of receipt of actual notice, whichever is earlier, pursuant to the provision of Title 21, U.S.C 853(n).
 The petition shall be for a hearing to adjudicate the validity of the petitioner’s alleged interest in the forfeited property. The petition shall be signed by the petitioner under penalty of perjury and shall set forth the nature and extent of the petitioner’s right title or interest in the forfeited property, the time and circumstances of the petitioner’s acquisition of the right, title and interest in the forfeited property and any additional facts supporting the petitioner’s claim and the relief sought. The original petition shall be filed with the Clerk of this Court, and a copy mailed to Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin, United States Attorney’s Office, 110 N. College Suite 700, Tyler, Texas 75702.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 0063-04-053 for RELOCATE DYNAMIC MESSAGE in PANOLA County, etc. will be opened on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 27419.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


public notice
Ore City Independent School District will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, August 28, 2008, beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the boardroom located in the administration building at 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas, for the purpose of discussing the proposed tax rate for 2008-2009. The OCISD Board of Trustees will meet to adopt the budget and set the tax rate at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 28,2008.


Public notice
Ore City ISD public notification of nondiscrimination career and technology education programs. Ore City ISD offers career and technology education programs in Business, Family and Consumer Science, and Agriculture. Admission to these programs is based on interest, aptitude, age appropriateness and class space available. It is the policy of Ore City ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Ore City ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Lynn Heflin, at 100 Rebel Road, P.O. Box 100, Ore City, Texas 75683, 903-968-3300 and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Dr. Ray Deason at the same address and number.


REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR FUEL PRODUCTS
Union Grove Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following: Fuel Products
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, please contact the Union Grove ISD Business Office, 11220 Union Grove Rd., or PO Box 1447, Gladewater, TX 75647, or call 903-845-5509. Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 3:00 P.M. Tuesday August 26, 2008.


The state of texas
Citation by publication
To All persons interested in the estate of FELTON SAM JOHNSON, JR., deceased,
 1. Kimberly Renee Johnson, and unknown heirs;
BONNIE LORENE JOHNSON has filed in the County Court of Upshur County, an Application to Determine Heirs and a first Amended Application for Letters of Administration of said FELTON SAM JOHNSON, JR., deceased.
 The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 08-PR-7345 and the style of the case begun by such application is Estate of FELTON SAM JOHNSON, JR. deceased.
 All persons interested in said estate ARE CITED TO APPEAR in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such Publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing
 The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of applicant is: THOMAS W. READON, JR., P.O. Drawer 2072, Longview, TX 75606.
 Issued this the 14th day of August, 2008.
 The officer executing this Citation shall have a the copy of this Citation served by publication in the newspaper in the City of Gilmer, for not less than 10 days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication and return the original copy of this Citation to the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time and place where citation was published.
 GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 14th day of August, A.D., 2008.
Peggy lagrone, clerk
County Court, Upshur County, Texas
By B. Wenchester Deputy
P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644


Public notice
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. the City Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, to consider the following:
A zoning request by JOART, LLC - Joe Rice and Richard Henson to change Lot 7, Block 5, Bledsoe Addition at Bradford just south of Pine Street on the east side, from R-1 to MF-1, according to the rules and regulations of the City of Gilmer Zoning Ordinance. The public is invited to attend.


Request for competitive proposals for ice cream products
Union Grove ISD is accepting bids for miscellaneous Ice Cream products for the 2008-2009 school year. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept of reject any or all bids. Sealed bids will be accepted until Tuesday, August 26 at 3:00 pm at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Terri Woodfin, specifications forms may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent, 11220 Union Grove Rd., P.O. Box 1447, Gladewater, TX. 75645, (903) 845-5509.


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testmentary for the Estate of Lola Fay Hitt, Deceased, were issued on July 7, 2008. in Cause No. 08-PR-7335, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Lynn Hitt. The residence of the Independent Executor is Kingwood, Harris County, Texas; the post office address is:
c/o Griffith Law Firm
Attorneys at Law
404 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Dated the 1st day of August, 2008.
GRIFFTH LAW FIRM, P.C.
P.O. BOX 864
GILMER, TEXAS 75644
PHONE (903) 843-5005
FAX (903) 843-5392
David B. Griffith
State Bar No.:08479300
Attorneys for Estate


Public notice
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. the City Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, to consider the following:
A zoning request by JOART, LLC - Joe Rice and Richard Henson to change Lot 7, Block 5, Bledsoe Addition at Bradford just south of Pine Street on the east side, from R-1 to MF-1, according to the rules and regulations of the City of Gilmer Zoning Ordinance. The public is invited to attend.


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of james welton wilbanks, deceased
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of James Welton Wilbanks, Deceased, were issued on August 1, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7365, which is pending on the Probate Docket of Upshur County, texas, to:
Annie Cele Wilbanks
304 N. Montgomery Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644.
All persons having claims against said estate being administered are hereby required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Date this 6th day of August, 2008.
Russell & Wooten, P.C.
By Kerry Wootten
P.O. Box 1135
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-1135
Phone (903) 572-3653
State Bar No. 21993600


Public Notice
Notice is hereby given by Lauren Parish, 115th District Judge, pursuant to Section 152.905 if the Local Government code that a public hearing will be held at 8:15 a.m. on August 19, 2008, in the Jury Room located in the Upshur County Justice Center for the purpose of setting the amount of the annual compensation of the County Auditor, Assistant Auditor and Court Reporter.


Notice of public hearing
The Upshur County Commissioners Court will hold a Public Hearing at it’s Regular meeting in the Upshur County Commissioners Courtroom on August 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM for the purpose of establishing a Reinvestment Zone located at the Southeast Corner of Bluebird and State Hwy 271. Anyone may speak in favor or against the proposed designation of the Reinvestment Zone at this meeting. A Reinvestment Zone is necessary for the consideration of a Tax Abatement agreement with anyone located within the Zone. Dean Fowler Upshur County Judge


Notice of meeting to consider proposed budget
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court will consider and take action on the proposed budget for Upshur County at 9:00 a.m. on August 15, 2008 in a meeting to be held in the Commissioner’s Courtroom, third Floor, Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and express their views.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6098-20-001 for COLD POUR CRACK SEAL in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $474,861.60
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 27290.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the estate of John Scott Denson, Deceased, in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of John Scott Denson, Deceased, were issued on June 23, 2008 in Cause No. 08-PR-7351, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: John Burba Denson. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned attorneys within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: H. CHUCK BAUMAN, III
Brown, Bauman & Smith
A Professional Corporation
400 E. Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Dated the 18th day of July, 2008
Respectfully submitted
BROWN, BAUMAN & SMITH
A Professional Corporation
400 E. Fifth Street
Tyler, Texas 75701
Telephone: (903) 597-6333
Facsimile: (903) 597-6335
H. CHUCK BAUMAN
State Bar No.: 01930990
ATTORNEYS FOR APPLICANT


State of texas
County of upshur
Citation
TO: William Brett Mitchell
6000
6000
You are hereby commanded to appear before me, Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2, of Upshur County, Texas, at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of service of this citation upon you, at my office at 405 N. Titus, Gilmer, TEXAS 75644, to answer in the suit
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF GILMER vs. WILLIAM BRETT MITCHELL
 Being cause number 40-CO8 on the Docket of said Court, the Plaintiff’s demand being for the sum of $3,846.25 dollars, due upon: SEE ATTACHMENT.
 The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates hereof, and make due return as the law directs.
 Issued and given under my hand at Upshur County, Texas this the 16th day of July, 2008.
LYLE Potter
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT. 2
Upshur County, Texas


Public notice
Request for proposals
 Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for Computer to be purchased in September, 2008.
 For complete information and specifications, contact Rusty Ivey at 903-841-7400 or email request to iveyr@gilmerisd.org. Proposals are due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later then 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
 If awarded, vendor will be notified and purchase order issued after September 1, 2008. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


Notice of public hearing
The Upshur County Commissioners Court will hold a Public Hearing at it’s Regular meeting in the Upshur County Commissioners Courtroom on Thursday, July 31st at 9:00 AM for the purpose of establishing a Reinvestment Zone located at the Southeast Corner of Bluebird and State Hwy 271. Anyone may speak in favor or against the proposed designation of the Reinvestment Zone at this meeting. A Reinvestment Zone is necessary for the consideration of a Tax Abatement agreement with anyone located within the Zone. Dean Fowler Upshur County Judge


request for competitive proposals for fuel products
Union Grove Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following: Fuel Products For complete proposals requirements and specifications, please contact the Union Grove ISD Business Office, 11220 Union Grove., or PO Box 117, Gladewater, TX 75648, or call 903-845-5509. Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 3:00 P.M. Monday, August 4th, 2008.


public notice
Harmony ISD is accepting sealed bids for any of the following items until the opening of the bids on July 30, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
1991 Bluebird diesel bus. 5.9
Cummins diesel
1989 Bluebird diesel bus. 5.9 \Cummins diesel
Gravely X260 0-turn mower. 8 years old, needs some engine work
E-Z go electric Golf cart
Air compressor
Rolls of 4 foot cyclone fence
For more information contact John Bohannan. 903-725-6367
9788 State Hwy. 154 West
Big Sandy, TX 75755


NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT WELDON WILLS, DECEASED
Independent Administration of the Estate of Robert Weldon Wills, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Keith Ray Wills on July 7, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7358, styled "In Re: Estate of Robert Weldon Wills, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending. All person having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mr. Keith Ray Wills,
Independent Administration of the Estate of Robert Weldon Wills, Deceased
c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 7th day of July, 2008.
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
PHONE: (903) 843.5678
FAX: (903) 680.2310
TSB#24051112


Notice to creditors
Notice to hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Donna T. Herrmann were issued on June 23, 2008, in Docket No. 08-PR-7355, pending the County Court of Upshur County, texas, to: Donald E. Herrmann, Independent Executor. All claims against the Estate shall be presented to the Independent Executor at the following address:
Mr. Donald E. Herrmann
201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
All persons having claims against this Estate which currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner required by law. Dated this 7th day of July, 2008.
Donald E. Herrmann
State Bar No. 09541300
KELLY HART & HALLMAN LLP
201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Telephone: (817) 332-2500
Facsimile: (817) 878-9280
ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE


public notice
request for proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following.
High School Flooring Project
 For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Pleas contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644. 903-841-7405 or 903-841-7428.
 Proposals will be due in sealed envelope addressed to Beverly Grimes at 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644 no later than Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


Public notice
Invitation to bid
SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE UNION GROVE ISD on the following item(s) offered for sale by the Union Grove Independent School District:
1 Portable Building: Determined by the Board of Trustees to be surplus property; located on the high school/middle school campus; to be removed at bidder’s expense before August 8, 2008. Building will be open for inspection by appointment only Monday-Thursday, July 7, through July 25, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 903-845-5509. A campus plat designating the building for sale will provided on request to interested bidders.
ALL BIDS MUST BE MADE IN A SEALED ENVELOPE. Bids must be received on or before 3 p.m., Monday July 28, 2008 at the Office of the Superintendent, P.O. Box 1447, or Old Highway 271, Gladewater, Texas 75647. Attention Terri Woodfin- Portable Building Bid. Bids will be opened and examined after that time.
 Union Grove ISD reserves the right the right to reject any proposal and/or all proposals, to make awards as the may appear to be advantageous to Union Grove ISD and to waive all formalities in bidding.
 Questions, or information required to complete your bid proposals, may be directed to the Office of the Superintendent, 903-8475-5509.


Citation By Publication
Domestic
Cause No. 431-08
Clerk of the Court Carolyn Bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Petitioner’s Attorney or Petitioner
Pro Se
The State of Texas
TO: FRANKLIN THOMAS ALLEN JR, 7156 Forest Hill,, Frankston, Texas 75763 and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of JOY FAY ALLEN, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 20th day of June, 2008, against FRANKLIN THOMAS ALLEN JR Respondent(s), numbered 431-08 and entitled:
IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRAGE OF JOY FAY ALLEN AND FRANKLIN THOMAS ALLEN JR.
 The suit request: DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.
 The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas this 3rd day of July, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas. BY L. Seahorn DEPUTY


Public notice
The City of Gilmer in accordance with Section 9.71 Dangerous Buildings Ordinance as shown in the City of Gilmer Code or Ordinances will conduct a public hearing before the hearing officer concerning the condemnation of the structure located at:
908 South Montgomery
Lot 1, block 92
Newsome Addition
The meeting will be held July 30, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. All interested parties are invited to attend this hearing.
The City of Gilmer
By: Mike Carton
Code Enforcement Officer


Public Notice
Mental health service forum
Sponsored by community healthcore
Community Forum to obtain input from consumers, family members, potential mental health service providers and other community stakeholders regarding changes in Community Healthcore’s mental services will be held on Monday, July 7, 2008 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 107 Woodbine Place, Longview, Texas.


the state of texas
Citation by publication
TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of LUCILLE ALLRED, deceased,
1. Danny Houge, Nephew; and unknown heirs;
2. ______ Houge, Nephew; and unknown heirs;
3. Linda Smith, Niece; and unknown heirs;
4. Judy ______, Niece; and unknown heirs;
5. Frank _______, Jr., Nephew; and unknown heirs;
6. All unknown heirs.
JACK PHILLIPS has filed in the County Court of Upshur County, an Application For Letters of Administration of said, LUCILLE ALLRED Deceased.
 The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 08-PR-7360 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of LUCILLE ALLRED, deceased. ALL PERSONS interested is said estate ARE CITED TO APPEAR in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such Publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing.
Notice:: HEARING HAS BEEN SET FOR : JULY 28, 208; 1:30 P.M. The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of applicant is: JOE W. NEWSOME, JR. 403 WEST TYLER ST., GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-5678. Issued this the 30th day of June,, 2008. The officer executing this Citation shall have a copy of this Citation served by publication in the newspaper in the City of Gilmer, for not less than 10 days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication and return the original copy of this Citation to the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time and place where citation was published.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 30th day of JUNE, A.D., 2008.
PEGGY LAGRONE, Clerk
County Court, Upshur County, Texas
By Wenchester Deputy
P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644


notice of impoundment of estray
Cause No. 199
Date 6-19-08
On the 19 day of June 2008, I impounded the following estray
Kind of Animal: Goat
Color: White & Red
Sex: Female
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Brand, Marks, Identifying Characteristics: Yellow tag with # 56 on ear.
And, on the 25 day of June, 2008, I filed a Notice of Estray in the Estray Book of Upshur County, Texas. I have made a diligent search of the recorded brands in Upshur County & Gilmer Tx County, Texas, for the owner of the said estray, but the search did not reveal the owner. Notice is hereby given that, if the ownership of said estray is not determined by the 9 day of July, 2008, said estray will be sold at public auction/sheriff’s sake at Gregg County Humane Shelter "Longview, Tx". Witness my hand this 25 day of June, 2008.
A. Betterton
Sheriff of Upshur
County, Texas
(Designee of Sheriff of Office W. Pope
County, Texas)


public notice
request for proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for Asphalt Paving of the bus Parking Lot.
 For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Pleas contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office at (903) 841-7400 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644
 Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.


public notice
request for proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for 50’ x 80’ Steel Shelter on Concrete Slab.
 For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Pleas contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office at (903) 841-7400 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644
 Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.


public notice
request for proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for
Student Athletic InsuranceStudent Catastrophic Insurance
Student Voluntary Insurance
For complete proposal requirements and specifications, Please contact Beverly Grimes at (903) 841-7405 or 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644. Sealed proposals are due at the above address no later then 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008.


Public notice
Out of date records to be destroyed
The Upshur County Shared Service Arrangement (UCSSA) which is comprised of the Big Sandy, Gilmer, Harmony, New Diana, Union Grove, and Union Hill Independent School Districts, proposes to destroy all out-of-date Special Education records contained in the eligibility folders of students who were dismissed from the program up through July, 2001. Also included in this purging will be records of students who were tested and did not qualify for special education services as well as records of those who qualified but were not placed. These records are presently maintained in the UCSSA office located at 113 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, TX 75644, and include referral information, educational, psychological, medical, admission review and dismissal committee minutes, individual educational plans, and classroom observation data. It is our responsibility to inform you that these records may be needed for social security benefits or other purposes and that it may be to your benefit to obtain them. Those who prefer that their records not be destroyed should send a written request to: Pat Cowan, Secretary/Records Clerk, Upshur County Shared Service Arrangement, 113 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, TX 75644 before August 01, 2008. For additional information, call (903)843-5575.


public notice
Union Hill ISD is currently accepting proposals for the following items:
 1. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW CARPETING IN HALLWAYS FOR JR. HIGH, HIGH SCHOOL, AND ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS.
 2. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW ALUMINUM BLEACHERS.
 3. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW DURO LAST ROOF FOR H.S. FIELD HOUSE.
 4.REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR EXPANSION OF THE PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN BUILDING
 Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD in each of the above categories listed, in the Office of Superintendent until 4:00 P.M., June 26, 2008. Any proposals received after that time date will be returned unopened and not considered. Proposals will be opened at the School Board Meeting June 26, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. Please mail or deliver all bids and obtain specifications forms from:
Office of Superintendent
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any bid and/or all bids, to make awards as they appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


Public Notice
Effective July 1, 2008, the amount of the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) appearing on your bill each month will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 11.3 % to 11.4%. The new FUSC amount is calculated by multiplying the FCC’s universal service contribution factor against your interstate access service charges. The federal universal service fund program is designed to help keep local telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Etex Telephone Cooperative ,Inc. 801 Hwy 155 N Gilmer, TX 75644 903-797-2711 or 877-482-3839(Toll Free)


public notice
Union Hill ISD is currently accepting proposals for the following items:
 1. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW CARPETING IN HALLWAYS FOR JR. HIGH, HIGH SCHOOL, AND ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS.
 2. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW ALUMINUM BLEACHERS.
 3. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW DURO LAST ROOF FOR H.S. FIELD HOUSE.
 4.REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR EXPANSION OF THE PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN BUILDING
 Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD in each of the above categories listed, in the Office of Superintendent until 4:00 P.M., June 26, 2008. Any proposals received after that time date will be returned unopened and not considered. Proposals will be opened at the School Board Meeting June 26, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. Please mail or deliver all bids and obtain specifications forms from:
Office of Superintendent
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any bid and/or all bids, to make awards as they appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


public notice for union hill isd non-discrimination notice
Union Hill I.S.D. offers career and technical education programs in Ag. Science and Business Education. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space available.
 It is the policy of Union Hill I.S.D. no the discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
 Union Hill I.S.D. will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
 For information about your rights or grievance procedures contact the Sharon A. Richardson, Title IX Coordinator, and or the Section 504 Coordinator, at 2197 FM 2088, Gilmer, TX 75644-5557, (903) 762-2140.


public notice that application has been made for Package Store Permit
Application has been made for a Package Store Permit by Nancy Ann Harman, doing business as Fat Dog Beverages #9, located at 8915 Highway 175 West, Cuney, Cherokee County, TX.
Ben Albin Lanford, Jr., President
Kyle Tate Fair, CEO
John Melvin Bratton, CFO/Secretary
Said application has been made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provisions of the TABC Code.


Public notice application has been made for a wine only package store permit
Application has been made for a Wine Only Package Store Permit by Majestic Liquor Stores, Ins. doing business as Fat Dog Beverages #5, located at 8955 Highway 175 West, Cuney, Cherokee County, Tx.
Ben Albin Lanford, Jr., President
Kyle Tate Fair, CEO
John Melvin Bratton, CFO/Secretary
Said application has been made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provisions of the TABC Code.






Citation by publication
Civil suits
Cause no. 68-08
Clerk of court
Carolyn bullock
P.O. Box
Gilmer, texas 75644
Plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff
Brent goudarzi
P.O. drawer 910
Gilmer, texas 75644
The state of texas
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: " You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. On the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
 TO: DENNIS DELON STEWART, Defendant, Greeting:
 You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION at or before ten o’ clock a.m. Of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being:
 Monday the 28TH day of JULY, 2008, before the Honorable 115th District Court of Upshur County, Texas at the Justice Center of said County in Gilmer, Texas.
 Said Plaintiff’s Petition was filed in said court on the JANUARY 30, 2008. In case numbered 68-08 on the docket of said court and styled, JERRI FORT AL VS. ALLSTATE COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL
The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: JERRI FORT plaintiff(s) and DENNIS DELON STEWART defendant(s)
 A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: INJURY OR DAMAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLE as is more fully shown by Plaintiff’s Petition on file in this suit. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs.
Issued and given under my hand and the Seal of said court, at office in Gilmer, Texas this the 16th day of June A.D. 2008.
 Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK, DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
BY: L. MARSHALL DEPUTY.


Citation by publication
Divorce/domestic
Cause no. 378-08
Clerk of the court
carolyn bullock
p.o. box 950
gilmer, texas 75644
petitioner’s attorney or petitioner
mathew r patton iv
p.o. box 1110
gilmer, texas 75644
the state of texas
TO: LARRY WAYNE MASSIE, ,,
and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
"You have been sued. You may employ and attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you"
The petition of ROBIN LYNNE NEW, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 30th day of May, 2008, against LARRY WAYNE MASSIE Respondent(s), numbered 378-08 and entitled:
IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF ROBIN LYNNE AND LARRY WAYNE MASSIE
The suit request: DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgement or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption. Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 30th day of May, 2008.
Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK, DISTRICT CLERK
OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
BY: L. Seahorn deputy


public notice of bid
The City of Gilmer is accepting bids for grounds maintenance at the City Cemetery. Specificatins may be obtained at Cuty Hall beginnig Wednesday, June 11, 2008 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Deadline to submit bids will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Bids will be opened at Council Chambers, City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, at 10:15 a.m. on the same day. The City of Gilmer reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.


citation by publication
divorce/domestic
cause no. 576-07
Clerk of the Court
Carolyn Bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Petitioner’s Attorney or Petitioner
Heather L. Slawson
4th Floor Courthouse
Gilmer, Texas 75644
The State of Texas
To: THEODORE THOMAS, 33
Clyde Ave.,, Hempstead, Ny 11550-7001 and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s)
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you."
 The petition of DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 21st day of December, 2007, against TOSHA WILSON Respondent(s), numbered 576-07 and entitled:
 DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES VS. TOSHA WILSON
The suit requests: FIRST AMENDED PETITION FOR PROTECTION OF A CHILD, FOR CONSERVATORSHIP AND FOR TERMINATION IN SUIT AFFECTING THE PARENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP
 The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit
MALIAKAIA BUNBARY
DOB: 11/25/1990
KARLEEK BUNBARY
DOB: 12/11/1991
WILMIAQUEA BUNBARY
DOB: 07/03/1993
THEASIA BUNBARY
DOB: 10/31/1998
THEODORE THOMAS
DOB: 4/26/2000
RODRIANNIE FORD DOB:07/21/2005
 The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.
 Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 5th day of June, 2008.
 Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK, DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
BY: L. MARSHALL DEPUTY.



request for proposals for expansion of the pre k/kindergarten building
Union Hill ISD is currently accepting proposals for the following items: Request for proposals for expansion of the pre k/kindergarten building. Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD for the above category listed, in the Office of Superintendent until 4:00 P.M., June 16, 2008. Any proposals recieved after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Proposals will be opened at the School Board Meeting, June 17, 2008. Please mail or deliver all bids and obatin specifications from:
Office of Superintendent
2797 FM 2088
Gilmer, TX 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any bids and/or all bids, to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


public notice
request for proposals
Gilmer ISD is accepting proposals for a Used Utility Van or Truck less than five (5) years old with less than 75,000 miles. Proposals may by hand delivered or mailed to Beverly Grimes, Business Manager, Gilmer ISD, 500 South Trinity Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644. Proposals will also be received via fax to Beverly Grimes at 903-843-2250. All proposals must be received in the Business Office prior to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008 in order to be considered. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Gilmer ISD is not responsible for proposals not received by the Business Office by the deadline for any reasons. Vendor submitting proposal my contact Beverly Grimes or Tammie High at 903-841-7400 to confirm receipt of proposal.


Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARK WADE HUMPHREY, Deceased, were issued on June 2, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7348, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: LYNDY LEANN HUMPHREY. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
DATED the 2nd day if June, 2008.
PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney for LYNDY LEANN HUMPHREY
State Bar No,: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street; P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, Tx 75644
Telephone: (903) 843-2646
Facsimile: (903) 843-5606


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given the original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Margie Orme Stallings, Deceased, were issued on May 27, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7344, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Rosemary Fletcher. All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: Bill D. Rosenstein
Attorney at Law
1104 First Place
Tyler, Texas 75702
Dated the 28th day of May, 2008
Bill D. Rosenstein
Attorney for Rosemary Fletcher
State Bar No.:17279500
1104 First Place
Tyler, Texas 75702
Telephone: (903) 531-9803
Facsimile: (903) 531-9805


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of james champion, deceased
Independent Administration of the Estate of James Champion, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Geraldine Champion on May 27, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7343, styled "In RE: The Estate of James Champion, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mrs. Geraldine Champion
Independent Executrix of the Estate of James Champion, Deceased
c/o Mr. Joe W. Newsom, Jr.,
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 27th day of May, 2008
Joe W. Newsom, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Todd Tefteller
403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5678
Fax: (903) 680-2310
TSB#24051112


THE STATE OF TEXAS
Citation by Publication
TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of JOYCELYN V. HODGE, deceased,
1. Brenda Michelle Howell, and unknown heirs;
2. Patricia Jeanine Howell, and unknown heirs;
3. John Thomas Howell, and unknown heirs;
4. The unknown heirs of the Howells or of the decedent, Joycelyn V. Hodge;
DARIAN J. HODGE has filed in the County Court of Upshur County, an Application For Probate of Will not produced in court as a Muniment of Title of said estate, JORCELYN V. HODGE Deceased.

  The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 08-PR-7350 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of JOYCELYN V. HODGE, Deceased.
 ALL PERSONS interested in said estate ARE CITED TO APPEAR in County Court of Upshur County, Texas, in the Courthouse thereof at or before 10 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday after service is perfected by the completion of such Publication, to contest said application if they desire to do so, by filing opposition in writing.

The name and address of the attorney for applicant, or the address of applicant is:
TODD TEFTELLER, 403 WEST TYLER, GILMER, TX 75644, (903) 843-5678
Issued this the 23rd day of May, 2008.
 The officer executing this Citation shall have a the copy of this Citation served by publication in the newspaper in the City of Gilmer, for not less than 10 days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication and return the original copy of this Citation to the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time and place where citation was published.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 23rd day of May, A.D., 2008
PEGGY LAGRONE, Clerk
County Court, Upshur County, Texas
By B. Wenchester Deputy
P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644


public notice that tri county seeking board member for private sector
Tri- County is seeking a representative of the private sector to serve as a board member for the Upshur County. Representative may be from private social service agencies within the community as well as business, industry, labor, educational, and religious organization. Please Contact: Cindy Gilberg 700 East Scott Gilmer, Texas 75644 Phone: 903-843-0604 or Janette Williams 936-598-6315.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters if Independent Administration for the Estate if Donna Barboza Everitt Wiesner, Deceased, were issued on April 28, 2008, in Cause No. 07-PR-7230, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Donna Wiesner Keene. The residence of the Independent Administrator is Alexandria, Virginia; the post address is:
c/o Griffith Law Firm
Attorneys at Law
404 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law. Dated the 20th day of May, 2008.
Griffith Law Firm, P.C.
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Phone (903) 843-5005
Fax (903) 843-5392
By: Paula Hunt
David B. Griffith
State Bar No.:08479300
Paula Hunt
State Bar No.: 24005027
Attorneys for Estate


public notice for request of proposals
Gilmer Independent School district is accepting proposals for the following:
Workers Compensation Insurance
Student Athletic Insurance
Student Catastrophic Insurance
Voluntary Insurance
Milk & Dairy Product
Bread & Bakery Products
For complete proposals requirements and specifications, please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 903-841-7405 or 903-841-7428
Proposals will be due in sealed envelopes addressed to Beverly Grimes, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6178-90-001 for TREE TRIMMING CASS County, etc. will be opened on July 16, 2008 at 10:00 am at the State Office for an estimate of $121,685.50.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26864.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



Public notice Harmony isd for services through the federal title programs
Services through the Federal Title Programs may be available for eligible students attending private schools. Private schools and parents interested in learning more about the Federal Title Programs are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday May 22, 2008 at 3:00 P.M., or 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Harmony School Board Room located in the Administration Building. Schools that receive services must comply with all requisite policies and procedures. For more information contact David Cochran by phone at 903-725-5493 Ext 161 or by mail at 9788 State Hwy. 154 W. Big Sandy, TX 7577. A packet of information concerning edibility requirements for Title services will be available at this meeting. At this meeting the following programs will be discussed and evaluated.
Title I Part A
Title II Part A
Title Part D
Title III SSA
Title IV Part A SSA
Title V Part A
Title VI Part B
State Compensatory Education
OEYP
ARI & AMI
Carl Perkins
If you would like to help in the planning and evaluations of these programs please attend our meeting. NONDISCRIMINATION: No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits, or be subject to discrimination under any District program or activity.


public notice for parent meeting announcement
Services through the federal Title programs may be avaiable for eligible students attending private schools. Private schools and parents interested in learning more about the federal Title programs are invited to attend one of two informational meetings. The first meeting will be Tuesday, May 27, at 10:00 A.M. in the Board Room of the Gilmer ISD administration building at 500 S. Trinity. A second meeting will be held in the same place on Tuesday, May 27, at 4:30 P.M. Schools that receive services muct comply with all requisite federal policies and procedures. For more information, contact Sigrid Yates by phone at 903-841-7401 or by mail at 500 S. Trinity.


union hill is currently seeking proposals for the following items Request for competitive
proposals for bread & miscellaneous food
service products
Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD for bread and miscellaneous food service items for the 2008-2009 school year. Proposals will be received in the Office of the Superintendent until 10:00 a.m., Thursday June 12, 2008. Any proposals received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Please mail or deliver all bids and obtain specification forms from:
Office of Superintendent
Union Hill ISD
2197 FM 2088
Gilmer, Tx 75644
The District reserves the right to reject any bid and/or all bids, to ,make awards as they may appear advantageous to the District and to waive all formalities in bidding.


City of East mountain, texas
Public Notice
A Budget Workshop for the upcoming budget year (2008-2009) will be held at the City of East Mountain City Hall, 103 Municipal Drive, Gilmer, Tx on Monday June 2, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.


Public notice for Harmony ISD Sealed bid proposals for cafeteria food items and non food products for 2008-2009 school year.
The Harmony Independent School District will receive sealed bid proposals for cafeteria food and non food products for 2008-2009 school years. All bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. June 10, 2008. Any proposals received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Bidders are invited to be present at the bid opening. Please mail or deliver all bids to:
Jed Whitaker 9788 S.H. 154W Big Sandy. Tx 75755.
Please mark envelopes as follows: Sealed Bid Food and Non Food Products. For more information contact Janet Albright (903) 725-5492 ext. 129. The district reserves the right to reject any bid and/or all bids and to make awards as they may appear advantageous to the district and to waive all formalities in bidding. Bids received without proper signature will not be accepted.


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of JUAN SANCHEZ DOMINGUEZ, Deceased, were issued on April 28, 2008. in Cause No. 08-PR-7328, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Juan Dominquez. All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o Mr. Marty Young Goudarzi & Young, LLP P.O. Drawer 910 Gilmer, Tx 75644.
Dated the 12 day of May, 2008.
Respectfully submitted. GOUDARZI & YOUNG, LLP P.O. Drawer 910 Gilmer, Tx 75644 Telephone: (903) 843-2544 Facsimile: (903) 843-2026. Marty Young Attorney for Estate of Juan Dominguez State Bar No: 24010502.


notice to all persons having claims against the estate of herbert ray horton, deceased
Independent Administration of the Estate of Herbert Ray Horton, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Ruthy Elaine Dansby on May 13, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7324, styled "In Re: Estate of Herbert Ray Horton, Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending.
All person having claims against the estate hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
Mrs. Ruthy Elaine Dansby, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Herbert Ray Horton, Deceased c/o Mr. Dwight Brannon, Attorney of Law P.O. Box 670 Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 13th day of May, 2008
Dwight Brannon
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Phone: (903) 843-2523
Fax: (903) 843-6014
TSB#02894500


Texas commission on
Environment quality
notice of receipt of
application and intent
to obtain air permit
Proposed air quality
permit number 84664L001
Application Flat Rock Minerals, LLC has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Air Quality Permit Number 84664L001, which would authorize construction of a portable rock crushing facility located 5.8 miles southeast of Ore City in Upshur County, Texas. The applicant provides the following directions to the site: from the intersection of FM 2796 and FM 557, travel 3.2 miles to the west on FM 2796. Turn left at the LaFayette Ranch and enter through the gate on the ROW. The facility will emit the following contaminants: organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter including particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter.
 This application was submitted to the TCEQ on April 14, 2008. The application is available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Tyler regional office, and the Upshur County Library, 702 West Tyler, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the Tyler regional office of the TCEQ.
 The TCEQ executive director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application.
 Public comment/public meeting You may submit public comments, a request for a public meeting, or request a contested case hearing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. The TCEQ will consider all public comments in developing a final decision on the application. The deadline to submit public comments is 30 days after newspaper is published.
 The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or ask questions about the application. A public meeting about the application may be held if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing.
 If only comments are received on the application, the response to comments, along with the notice of the executive director’s action on the application , will be mailed to everyone who submitted comments or is on the mailing list for this application.
 If a hearing request is timely filed, the executive director will complete the technical review, issue a preliminary decision on the application, and a Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the final deadline for submitting public comments.
 After the final deadline for public comments following any required Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. If comments are received, the response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will then be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on a mailing list for this application.
 Opportunity for a contested case hearing You may request a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. Unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days from this notice, the executive director may approve the application. If no hearing request is received within this 30-day period, no further opportunity for hearing will be provided. A contested case hearing will only be granted based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on those issues raised during the public comment period and not withdrawn.
  A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from the facility is entitled to request a hearing. If requesting a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name ( or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement "(I/we) request a contested case hearing"; (4) a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; and (6) a description of how you use the property which may by impacted by the facility. If the request is made by a group or an association, the one or more members who have standing to request a hearing and the interests which the group or association seeks to protect, must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns.
 If a hearing request is timely filed, additional notice may be provided. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the executive director will forward the application and any requests for contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact relating to relevant and material air quality concerns raised during the comment period. Issues such as property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside the Commission’s jurisdiction to address in this proceeding.
 Mailing List In addition to submitting public comments, you may ask to be placed on a mailing list to receive future public notices for this specific application mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk by sending a written request to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.
 Information Written public comments or requests for a public meeting or contested case hearing should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea informacion en Espanol, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at www.tceq.state.tx.us.
 Further information may also be obtained from Flat Rock Minerals, LLC, P.O. Box 2967, Longview, Texas 75606 or by calling Mr. Mitch Wilson, Consultant, Titanium Environmental Services, LLC at (903) 234-8443.


Notice to
Vendors
Ore City ISD is seeking bids for the following food service items: bread, milk and ice cream products for the 2008-2009 school year. Sealed will be received in the Central Office of Ore City Independent School District, P.O. Box 100, Ore City, Texas 75683, until 10:00 A.M. June 16, 2008. All bids must be signed. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately following the deadline for receiving bids. Bids received late will be returned to the company unopened. "Request for Bid Response" forms may be obtained from the central office of the superintendent by calling 903-968-3300. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


Public notice of request for proposal
Gilmer Independent School District is accepting proposals for District Photography Services for complete proposals requirements and specifications, Please contact the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, TX 75644. 903-841-7405 or 903-841-7428. Sealed proposals are due at the above address no Later then 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2008.


notice of sale of surplus and salvage property
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court is accepting bids for the sale of surplus and salvage property. All items may be viewed online and bids will only be accepted online at AuctioneerExpress.com. Items may be viewed in person by contacting the Upshur County Commissioner’s at (903) 680-8154. Other information is available from Auctioneer Express at (903) 572-4975. The sale will begin ending at 11:00 a.m. on May 29, 2008.


Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of mattie ruth WILLIAMS, deceased
Notice is hereby given the original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of MATTIE RUTH WILLIAMS, Deceased were issued on April 28, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7319, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to DON WIL WILLIAMS, STEPHEN J. WILLIAMS and PAUL D. WILLIAMS. The address of such executors is c/o Mr. Jon K, Alexander, Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C., P.O. Box 7339, Tyler, Texas 75711. All person having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6179-51-001 for REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING ROADWAY in UPSHUR County will be opened on June 5, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $290,190.75.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26656.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



CITATION BY PUBLICATION
DIVORCE/DOMESTIC
CAUSE NO. 819-04
CLERK OF THE COURT
CAROLYN BULLOCK
P.O. BOX 950
GILMER, TEXAS
PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY OR PETITIONER
TODD TEFTELLER
403 WEST TYLER STREET
GILMER, TEXAS 75644
THE STATE OF TEXAS
TO: HANNAH JACKSON, Wherever She May Be Found,, and to all whom it may comcern, Respondent(s), " You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you." The petition of JOHN MICHAEL JACKSON, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 10th day of April, 2008, against HANNAH JACKSON Respondent(s), numbered 819-04 and entitled: IN THE MARRIAGE OF HANNAH JACKSON AND JOHN MICHAEL JACKSON AND IN THE INTEREST OF WESLEY JAMES JACKSON, A MINOR CHILD The suit requests: MODIFICATION OF DECREE OF DIVORCE DATED MARCH 28, 2005. The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit: WESLEY JAMES JACKSON AUGUST 13, 2004 LONGVIEW, GREGG COUNTY, TEXAS. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to child’s (children’s) adoption. Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas this 23rd day of April, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas. By Karen Bunn DEPUTY


published notice
to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Mildred Faulkner Cly, deceased, were issued on April 28, 2008, in Docket Number 08-PR-7320, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Jackie Wayne Cly and Rex Karl Cly as Independent Executors.
 The residence of the Co-Independent Executors is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Mildred Faulkner Cly
c/o Jackie Wayne Cly
326 Old Coffeeville Road
Gilmer, Texas 75644
and
Rex Karl Cly
P.O. Box 1433
Gilmer, Texas 75644
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
 Dated the 29th day of April, 2008.
Dwight Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 756444
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Mildred Faulkner Cly


published notice
to creditors
Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Myrtis Easley, deceased, were issued on April 28, 2008, in Docket Number 08-PR-7331, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Estella Scaggs.
 The residence of the Independent Executrix is in Dallas County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Myrtis Easley
c/o Estella Scaggs 810 Summit Drive DeSoto, Texas 75115.
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
 Dated the 29th day of April, 2008.
Dwight Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 756444
Tel: 903-843-2523
State Bar No. 02894500
Attorney for the Estate of
Myrtis Easley


notice to creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MALBA C. THORN, Deceased, were issued on April 28, 2008, under Docket 08-PR-7322, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Charles M. Johnson.
Claims may be presented in care of the Representative for the estate, addressed as follows:
Representative,
Estate of Malba C. Thorn, Deceased
c/o Charles M. Johnson
1044 S. Mimosa
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law. Dated April 28, 2008.
Gordon McCool
Attorney for Applicant
State Bar No. 13450500
1213 N. Bradford
Gilmer, TX 75644
(903) 843-3009
FAX (903) 843-3009

Citation By Publication
Domestic
Cause No. 282-08
Clerk of the Court Carolyn Bullock
P.O. Box 950
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Petitioner’s Attorney or Petitioner
Todd Tefteller 403 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, Texas 75644
The State of Texas
TO: Michael Arnold, address unknown and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s),
" You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you."
The petition of Nicholas Dwain Bonnette and Candice Lynnette Bonnette was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 21st day of April, 2008, against Michael Arnold Respondent(s), numbered 282-08 and entitled:
 In the interest of Chloe Faith Godwin A Child
 The suit request: original petition for termination and adoption of minor child. The date and place if birth of the child(children) who is (are) the subject of the suit: Chloe Faith Godwin, December 11, 2006 Longview, Gregg, County, Texas
 The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child’s (children’s) interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to child’s (children’s) adoption.
Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas this 21st day of April, 2008.
Attest: Carolyn Bullock, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas. BY Tina Henson DEPUTY

ordinance publication
On April 22, 2008 at a meeting of the City Council of the City of Gilmer, at which a quorum was present, the City of Gilmer, Texas passed the following ordinance which provides for fees and/or fines:
Ordinance No. 08-005
An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gilmer, entitled "Curfew hours for minors, defining terms; creating hours of minors, and business establishments violating curfew regulations; providing defenses; providing for enforcement by the Police Department; providing for review of this ordinance within 36 months after the date of passage; providing penalties; providing a saving clause; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.


public notice for an application for a Package store permit
Application has been made for a Package Store Permit by Nancy Ann Harman doing business as Fat Dog Beverages #4, 709 West Broadway, Big Sandy, Upshur County, Tx. Said application has been made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.


Notice of Public bid
City of Ore City is accepting sealed bids on 1994 Ford Taurus Auto may be inspected at 302 E. Main Street. Bids will be opened May 13, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. City reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.


public notice of bid
New Diana ISD is accepting bids for leasing fiber optics between the current facilities and the new construction of the PK-3 buildings. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Sealed bids will be accepted until Friday, May 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Mrs. Melinda Benson, NDISD Business Manager at 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX 75640. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the bid specifications, contact Technology Director Sharon Wager (903) 663-8000 ext 215 swager@ndisd.org.


Notice of Requirement to comply with the subdivision service extension policy of union grove
water supply corporation
Pursuant to Chapter 13.2505 of the Texas Water Code, Union Grove Water Supply Corporation hereby gives notice that any person who subdivides land by dividing any lot, tract, or parcel of land, within the service area of Union Grove Water Supply Corporation in Upshur County, into two or more lots or sites for the purpose of sale or development, whether immediate or future, including re-subdivision of land for which a plat has been filed and recorded or requests more than two water connections on a single contiguous tract of land must comply with the Subdivision Policy contained in Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s tariff.
 Union Grove Water Supply Corporation is not required to extend retail water to a service applicant in a subdivision where the developer of the subdivision has failed to comply with the Subdivision Policy.
 Among other requirements the Subdivision Policy requires Applicable elements of the subdivision Policy, depending on the specific circumstances of the subdivision service, may include:
 Evaluation by Union Grove Water Supply Corporation of the impact of proposed subdivision service extension will make on Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s water supply service system and payment of the costs of this evaluation:
 Payment of reasonable costs or fees by the developer for providing water supply capacity.
 Payment of fees for reserving water supply service capacity;  Forfeiture of reserved water supply capacity for failure to pay applicable fees.
 Payment of costs of any improvements to Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s system that are necessary to provide the water service.  
 Construction according to design approved by Union Grove Water Supply corporation and dedication by the developer of water facilities within the subdivision following inspection.
 Union Grove Water Supply Corporation’s tariff and a map showing UGWSC service area may be reviewed at UGWSC offices at 11015 Union Grove Rd Gladewater, Tx; the tariff/policy and service area map also are filed of record at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in Austin, Texas and may be reviewed by contacting the TNRCC, c/o Utility Rates and Services (Certification and Rate Design) Section, Water Utilities Division, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6178-90-001 for TREE TRIMMING in CASS County, etc. will be opened on May 14, 2008 at 11:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $121,685.50.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP:26617.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ORE CITY ISD PRE REGISTRATION ROUNDUP
The Ore City Independent School District will hold its annual Pre-Registration Roundup for children living in the school district who will be four or five years old on or before September 1, 2008. Registration will be held in the elementary office from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 5,6,7 and 8, 2008. Children who qualify for participation in pre-kindergarten by being limited English proficient or low income will be served. Parents or guardians should bring a copy of the child’s original birth certificate, an up-to-date immunization record, the child’s social security number, proof of income, and proof of residence. Parents or guardians are asked to bring their kindergarten child to registration because there will be a short test administered. The information gathered should help us better meet your child’s educational needs. Children who are presently enrolled in pre-kindergarten will automatically be enrolled in kindergarten for the next year; therefore, they do not need to attend round-up. Any questions concerning Pre-kindergarten or Kindergarten Roundup should be directed to the school by calling 968-3300 and asking for the elementary office.


Un Aviso Publico
La escuela Independiente Regional de Ore City Invita ha la comunidad de Ore City atentamente Asistir ha la Reunion de registracion de sus hijos que esten listo para el Pre-kinder para este presente ano. Esta invitacion es para las personas que vivenen la region de la escuela de Ore City y, que tienen ninos que ya cumplieron los 4 anos o los 5 anos de edad antes del primero de Septiembre o que los ban ha cumplir en el 1 de Septiembre. La reunion se ba ha llevar acabo en la officina Elemental. Desde las 9:00 de la manana hasta las 2:00 de la tarde los dias 5,6,7,8 Mayo del ano 2008. Los ninos que cualifican para participar en Pre-kinder por estar limitados en la Idioma de Ingles y de tener bajos recursos economicos podra participar. Padres o cuidadores legales deben de traer una copia original del certificado de nacimiento y la tarjeta de sus vacunas tienen que estar al corriente de las fechas mas recientes. El numero de seguro social y una prueba de sus recursos ingresos de ano. Una prueba de residencia por ejem. (una carta con su diveccion). Padres y cuidadores legales. Se les pide que traigan sus ninos ha las registraciones. Porque se les ba hacer un apequena prueba, esa prueba nos ba hayudar ha darle major educacion ha su nino(a). Los ninos que ya estaban en el Pre-kinder ban hacer automaticamente registrados en el kinder. Para el siguiente ano escolar. Asi que No tienen que venir ha registrarlos. Si tienen alguna pregunta hacerca de la reunion del Pre-kinder favor de llamar ha la escuela y preguntar porla officina Elemental. Ph. 903-968-3300.


NOTICE OF GENERAL
ELECTION TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF ORE CITY, TEXAS
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., May 10, 2008, for voting in a general election to elect mayor and two council members. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., el 10 de mayo, 2008 para votar en la Eleccion para mayor y dos council members.)
LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE (DIRECCION DE LAS CAILLA ELECTORALES): 302 E. Main St., Ore City, Texas.
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votacion en adelantada en persona se llevara a cabo de lunes a viernes en) 302 East Main St., between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning on April 28, 2008, and ending on May 2, 2008; and between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2008, and May 6, 2008 (entre las 7:30 de la manana y las 4 de la tarde empezando el 29 de abril, 2008 y terminado el 30 de abril, 2008; y entre las 7:00 de la manana & 7 de la tarde, el 5 de mayo y el 6 de mayo, 2008). Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to (Las solicitudes para boletas que se botaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a): Mrs. Gail Weir, P.O. Box 327, Ore City, Texas 75683. Issued this the 18th day of April, 2008. (Emitada este dia 18 de Abril, 2008.)
Mayor Glenn Breazeale


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 1895-01-024 for REHABILITATE BRIDGE AND APPROACHES in UPSHUR County, etc. will be opened on May 09, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26516.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



PUBLIC NOTICE that East Texas Radio proposing a New Build
East Texas Radio Group is proposing a New Build 1,549-foot Guyed Tower located at Northeast of Martin Lane , Gilmer, Upshur County , TX 75645. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Jennifer Clark, Telecoms Projects, Environmental Resources Management, 10101 Alliance Rd., Suite 140, Cincinnati, OH 45242, e-mail: Jennifer.clark@erm.com, Telephone # : 513-830-9030.



Public Notice of
Fair Housing
To promote fair housing practices, Upshur County encourges potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination aginst any person on the bases or race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report poaaible fair housing discrimination, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deelopment’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-669-9777.


NOTICE OF ELECTION
CITY OF EAST MOUNTAIN
MAY 10, 2008
Notice is hereby given that a City Election will be held on May 10, 2008, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the above named City for the purpose of voting to elect two Council Members and Mayor. Early Voting for the said election will be held at the East Mountain Municipal Building, at 103 Municipal Drive, Gilmer, Texas during the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday April 28, 2008 through Friday, May 2, 2008 and Monday, May 5, 2008 through Tuesday, May 6, 2008 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To request an application to vote by mail contact the City Secretary by calling 903-297-6041. Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to:
Tammy Hazel
Early Voting Clerk
103 Municipal Dr.,
Gilmer, Texas 75645
Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 2, 2008.
Ronnie Hill-Mayor
Tammy Hazel- City Secretary


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE ELECTION
AVISO DE ELECCION (de Regentes)
To the Registered Voters of Ore City ISD, Ore City, Texas:
(A los votantes registrados del Ciudad de Ore City ISD, Ore City, Texas) Notice is hereby given that he polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m. On May 10, 2008, for voting in a Trustee election to elect two (2) trustees for full three (3) year terms. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. hast alas 7:00 p.m. el 10 mayo de 2008 para votar en las Eleccion para el proposito de elegir dos (2) regented por un periodico tres (3) anos cada.)
LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACE (DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES)
City of Ore City Office, Ore City, Texas Cuidad de Ore City oficina de cuidad, Ore City, Texas
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted weekday at (La votacion adelantada en persona se llevara a cabo de Lunes a Vierner en) Ore City Independent School District, Board Room in the administration building, Ore City, Texas between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning on April 28, 2008 (entre las 7:30 a.m. ded la manana y las 4:00 p.m. de la tarde empezando el Lunes, 28 de abril de 2008) And ending May 6,088 ( y terminando el 6 de mayo, 2008)
Applications for ballot by mail shall mailed to: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a:)
Nancy Snelgrove
Ore City ISD
P.O. Box 100
Ore City, Texas 75683
Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on(Las solicitudes para bolets que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el)
May 2, 2008
2 de mayo, 2008
Issued this 16th day of April, 2008
(Emitada este dia 16th de abril, 2008)
Lyle Potter, President
Ore City ISD Board of Trustees


NOTICE OF GILMER ISD
GARAGE SALE
Gilmer ISD public garage sale. April 19 7am-4pm. Hwy 271 North the white building past Texas Department of Transportation.


Public Notice New Diana ISD is requesting proposals for bakery and dairy products
New Diana ISD is requesting proposals for bakery and dairy products for the 2008-09 school year. Proposals with specifications may be obtained at the business administration building during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Diana ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in the best interest of the school. Sealed proposals for bread products will be opened on Tuesday, APRIL 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the administration annex building. Sealed proposals for milk and dairy products will be opened on Tuesday APRIL 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. also in the administration annex building. No late proposals will be accepted. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independent Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Address: New Diana ISD, 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, Texas 75640
Telephone: (903)663-8000.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6173-72-001 for INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on May08, 2008 at 10:00 am at the State Office for an estimate of $349,999.75.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26582.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



Notice to Bidders for road and bridge materials
The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court is accepting sealed bids for road and bridge materials, including: Oil, and Grease; Plant Mixed Asphalt, Oil Dirt, Hot Mix Asphalt and Hot Oil Sand; Rental Equipment (including dump truck, laydown machine, track dozer, haul truck, and track hoe); Reinforced Concrete, Corrugate Polyethylene and Corrugated Steel Pipe Culverts; Emulsified Asphalt and Refined Road Oil; Gasoline and Diesel Fuel; and Seal Coat Materials. Specifications for each may be obtained in person from the Upshur County Road and Bridge Department, 2255 Hwy 271 N., Gilmer, Texas or by mail request sent to Bubba Pendarvis, P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644 or by calling (903)-680-8107 for a faxed copy. Bids should be submitted in lump sum pricing. No bond is required to bid. Method of payment will be cash at time services are rendered. All bids must be received in the Upshur County Judge’s office delivered in person or at the address listed above, on or before April 29, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The bids will be opened in the regular session of the Upshur County Commissioner’s Court on April 30, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.


PUBLISHED NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Charlene Brannon, deceased, were issued on March 31, 2008, in Docket Number 08-PR-7314, pending in the County of Upshur County, Texas, to Dwight A. Brannon.
 The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:
Estate of Charlene Brannon
c/o Dwight Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by the law. 
 Dated the 31st day of March, 2008.
Dwight A, Brannon
P.O. Box 670
Gilmer, Texas 75644
903-843-2523
Sate Bar No. 02894500
Independent Executor of the Estate of
Charlene Brannon, deceased


Notice of Sale
The State Of Texas
By Virtue of an Order of Sale
County of Upshur
Dated April 2, 2008, and issued pursuant to a judgment decree of the District Court of Upshur County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date in the hereinafter styled and numbered causes, and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff of said Court, I have on April 2, 2008 seized, leived upon, and will on the First Tuesday in May, 2008, the same being the 6th day of said month at the Courthouse door of said County, in the City of Gilmer, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. on said day, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all of the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Upshur and the State of Texas to wit:
Cause No. Styling, Defendants and Property Description
01-173-TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Thomas Gage, Deborah Gage and Billy Foote, Lienholder (In Rem Only) 10.366 Acres, more or less, out of Abstract 296 of the A T Mitchell Survey, Upshur County, Texas being that property more particularly described in Volume 345, Page 56 of the Official Records of Upshur County, Texas (02950-29600-01715-000009)
05-150TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Jimmy Carl Richardson AKA Jimmy Richardson AKA Jim Richardson AKA Carl Richardson and Conseco Finance Servicing Corp., Lienholder (In Rem Only) Lot 5, Block 4, Sunny Acres Addition to the City of Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas (68290-00004-00500-000009)
06-6TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Curtis L. Hudson AKA Curtis Hudson AKA C L Hudson and Rebecca A. Hudson AKA Rebecca Hudson AKA Becky Hudson AKA Rebecca Clark AKA Becky Clark Part of Lot 10, Quail Run Acres Subdivision of Upshur County, Texas being that property more particularly described in Volume 478, Page 597 of the Deed Records of Upshur County, Texas SAVE AND EXCEPT Volume 114, Page 91, Volume 120, Page 972 and Volume 122, Page 325 of the Official Records of Upshur County, Texas (57200-00000-01000-000009)
06-122TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Martin Lopez, Linda Lopez, and Shirley L. Mauldin AKA Shirley Mauldin, Lienholder (In Rem Only) Lot 5, Block 1, Gladeview Addition to the City of Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas (26250-00001-00500-000009)
06-167TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Claude L. Dickens AKA Claude Dickens and Kathryn Dickens AKA Kathy Dickens Lot 20, Block 3, Silver City Addition No. 2, Upshur County, Texas (64200-20003-02000-000009)
06-170TX
Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater V. Angienetta Brewster .351 Acre, more or less, out of Abstract 229 of the George Hampton Survey, Upshur County, Texas and being Lot 27 as shown by plat of partition, plat "A" of the Hawley Estate as recorded in Volume 4, Page 606 of the Plat Records of Upshur County, Texas being that property more particularly described in Volume 120, Page 808 of the Deed Records of Upshur County, Texas (01730-22900-02800-000009)
The following property held in trust by Gladewater Independent School District/City of Gladewater, Trustee, will be offered for resale pursuant to Section 34.05 of the Texas Property Tax Code:
Tract 1: Lot 4A, Block 1, Jackson-Rotramel Addition to the City of Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas which was bid in trust on August 7, 2007 at a tax foreclosure sale pursuant to a judgement in Cause #06-119TX styled Gladewater County Line ISD/City of Gladewater v. Donna Hall Lamb (34600-00001-00401-000009)
Tract 2: .352 Acre, more or less, out of Abstract 229 of the George Hampton Survey, Upshur County, Texas being that property more particularly described in Volume 100, Page 742 of the Official Records of Upshur County, Texas which was bid in trust on August 7, 2007 at a tax foreclosure sale pursuant to a judgement in Cause #06-125TX styled Gladewater County Line ISD/City of Gladewater v. Leonard Merrill et al (01730-22900-02600-000009)
Or upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion thereof to satisfy said judgment for delinquent property taxes and accrued penalties and interest and costs of suit and sale; subject, however, to the right of redemption, the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem said property, or their interest therein, within the period of time and in the manner provided by law, and subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgement for delinquent property taxes and accrued penalties and interest rendered in the above styled and numbered cause, together with interest therein and costs of suits and sale and the proceeds of said sale to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs.
Dated April 2, 2008, at Gilmer, Texas.
By Sheriff A. Betterton
Deputy Sheriff Rick Woloszyn , Upshur County, Texas.
You may contact the Plaintiff’s attorney, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen at 903-757-5757


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6162-41-001 for CALLOUT METAL BEAM GUARD FENCE in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on May 14, 2008 at 10:00 am at the State Office for an estimate of $255,160.00.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26466.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



Notice of Public Meeting
Regional Water Planning
The North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region D) will receive suggestions and recommendations from the public on the issues that should be addressed or provisions that should be included in the scope of work for Phase II of the Third Round of Regional Water Planning (2011 Planning Cycle). Region D consist of a 19-County planning area that includes all or part of the following counties: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Rains, Red River, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.
The public meeting will be held in conjunction with the next meeting of the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 North Jefferson Ave., Mount Pleasant, Texas, on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Written and oral comments will be accepted at this meeting.
Notice is also given that the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District (NETMWF) will submit a water planning grant application for financial assistance for Phase II of the Third Round of Regional Water Planning (2011 Planning Cycle) to the Texas Water Development Board by June 13, 2008.
Copies of the grant application may be obtained from the
Northeast Texas Municipal Water District when it becomes available. Written comments on the grant application must be submitted to the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group by July 31, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. and to J. Kevin Ward, Executive Administrator, TWDB by July 31, 2008 as follows:
Walt Sears Jr.
Administrative Agent for Region D
Northeast Texas Municipal Water District
P.O. Box 955
Hughes Springs, Texas 75656
J. Kevin Ward
Executive Administrator
Texas Water Development Board
P.O. Box 13231
Austin, Texas 78711-3231


NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY
ACTION, INC.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Certifies that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or beliefs be excluded from participation in the administration of or in connection with any program or activity the agency operates. For complaints or comments call Janette Williams at 936-598-6315.


Request for
Competitive Proposals for Bread & Miscellaneous Food Services Products
Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Grove ISD for bread and miscellaneous food service items for the 2008-2009 school year. Proposals will be received in the Office of the Superintendent until 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 2, 2008. Specification forms may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent, 11220 Union Grove Rd., P.O. Box 1447, Gladewater, TX. 75647, 903-845-5509.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6177-11-011 for GUIDE AND CALLOUT SIGN INSTALLATION IN UPSHUR County, etc. will be opened on May 13, 2008 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $271,830.00.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26432.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



Notice That Amount of the Federal Universal Charge Will Increase
Effective April 1, 2008, the amount of the Federal Universal Charge (FUSC) appearing on your bill each month will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 10.2% to 11.3%. The new FUSC amount is calculated by multiplying the FCC’s universal service contribution factor against your interstate access service charges. The federal universal service fund program is designed to help keep local telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 801 Hwy 155 N Gilmer, TX 75644. 903-797-2711 or 877-482-3839 (Toll Free).


Public Notice of Bid
New Diana ISD is accepting bids for recoating of track and any structural or drainage issues related to track project. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Sealed bids will be accepted until Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm at which time bids will be opened. Sealed bids should be submitted to Mrs. Melinda Benson, NDISD Business Manager at 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX 75640. For additional information, contact Athletic Director Roger Adams or Superintendent Pat Clark at (903) 663-8000.


Notice of Application for Wine Only Package Store Permit
Application is being made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine Only Package Store Permit by Hometown China Restaurant, Inc. doing business as Lucky Beer & Wine, to be located at 507 Hwy 155 South, Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas. Officers of said corporation: Gina Weng; President. Steve Tao Weng; Secretary.


Notice of Application for
Package Store Permit
Application is being made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Package Store Permit by Hometown China Restaurant, Inc. doing business as Lucky Spirits, to be located at 611 Hwy 155 South, Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas. Officers of said corporation: Gina Weng; President. Steve Tao Weng; Secretary


Un aviso publico de la logica y la presision de ensayo para la eleccion actual base de datos sobre el sistema de votacion del condado Upshur
Presente se da noticia de que una prueba da la logica y la exactitud de la base de datos actual de eleccion en el Condado del Upshur Hart sistema de votacion que sera utilizado en la Elession Democratica Escorrentia celebrado 8 de abril de 2008 se llevara a cabo el 26 be marzo de 2008, a las 9:00 A.M. en la oficina del Secretario del Condado, unicado, ubicado en la segundo piso de la casa de corte del condado Upshur que se cercioren de que se precisa contar con los votos de todas las oficinas y medidas.
Peggy LaGrone
Secretario del Condado de Upshur


Notice of a Logic and Accuracy Test For the Current Election Database on the Upshur County Voting System
Notice is hereby given that a logic and accuracy test for the current election database in the Upshur County Hart Voting system that will be used in the Democratic Runoff Election held April 8, 2008 will be conducted on March 26, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. in the County Clerk’s office, located on the 2nd floor of the Upshur County Courthouse to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes for all offices and measures.
Peggy LaGrone
Upshur County Clerk


APPLICATION FOR WINE ONLY PACKAGE
Application has been made for a Wine Only Package Store Permit by Majestic Liquor Stores, Inc. doing business as Fat Dog Beverages #3, 707 West Broadway, Big Sandy, Upshur County, Tx
Ben Albin Lanford,Jr., President
Kyle Tate Fair, CEO
John Melvin Bratton, CFO/Secretary
Said application has been made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provisions for the TABC Code.


APPLICATION FOR PACKAGE STORE PERMIT
Application has been made for a Package Store Permit by Majestic Liquor Stores, Inc. doing business as Fat Dog Beverages # 4, 709 West Broadway, Big Sandy, Upshur County, TX.
Ben Albin Lanford,Jr., President
Kyle Tate Fair, CEO
John Melvin Bratton, CFO/Secretary
Said application has been made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provisions for the TABC Code.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The Annual Meeting of the Pritchett Water Supply Corporation will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Upshur-Rural Electric Coop., Hwy 154 W. Gilmer, TX.
Purpose: To transact any and all Business on the Agenda for Annnual Members Meeting. Your presence and participation are encouraged.


Annual Stockholders Meeting
Of First Gilmer Bankshares, Inc. of Gilmer, Texas will be held the 2nd Tuesday in April, April 8th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at First National Bank, 201 N. Wood Street, Gilmer. Business to be transacted includes election of Directors and other business which may be presented in accordance with the bylaws.
Frank Breazeale
President & CEO


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS
Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.
CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
Dist/Div: Atlanta
Contract 6163-41-001 for INSTALLATION OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS in BOWIE County, etc. will be opened on April 09, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $1,799,997.14.
 Contract 6173-72-001 for INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS in BOWIE County, etc will be opened on April 08, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $349,999.75.
Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for t he TxDOT Prequalified Contractor’s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT’s website at www.dot.state.tx.us and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NOP: 26263.
State Office
Constr./Maint. Division
200 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-416-2540
Dist/Div Office(s)
Atlanta District
District Engineer
701 E Main
Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210
Phone: 903-796-2851
Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that original of Independent Administration for the Estate of PATSY MARIE McFADDEN, Deceased, were issued on March 3, 2008, in Cause No. 08-PR-7296, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: ANGELA M. BRUNO. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o: PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney at Law
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
DATED the 3rd of March, 2008.
PEGGY S. GARMON
Attorney for ANGELA M. BRUNO
State Bar No: 00790745
312 N. Titus Street
P.O. Box 1412
Gilmer, TX 75644
Telephone: (903)-843-2646
Facsimile: (903)-843-5606


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION
 Tri-County Action, a non-profit community action agency, is required to have a market analysis of all of our leased properties at least once every three years. We would like to hire one agency to do the appraisals for all of our sites in Center, Lufkin, Newton, Hemphill, Jasper, Woodville and San Augustine. For further information and bid packet, please contact Latricia Reynolds or Lenola Wyatt-Tutt at 936-598-6315.


NO. 08-PR-7299 IN THE ESTATE OF RICHARD ELLIS GRAY DECEASED IN THE COUNTY OF
UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Richard Ellis Gray, Deceased, were issued on February 25, 2008, in Cause No.08-PR-7299, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Kathryn Lynn Launey. The residence of the Independent Executrix is Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas; the post office address is :
c/o Griffith Law Firm
Attorneys at Law
404. N Titus Street
P.O. Box 864
Gilmer, Texas 75644
All persons having claims against this Estate is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Dated the 26 day of February, 2008.
GRIFFITH LAW FIRM, P.C. P.O. BOX 864 GILMER, TEXAS 75644 PHONE 903-843-5005
FAX 903-843-5392


NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF GRADY "BULL" KING, JR., DECEASED
Administration of the Estate of Grady "Bull" King, Jr., Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Testamentary to the undersigned on February 25, 2008, by the County Court of Upshur County Texas, acting in Cause No. 08-PR-7303 styled " In Re: Estate of Grady "Bull" King, Jr., Deceased," in which Court the matter is pending. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address specified herein below within the time prescribed by law.
John E. King
Independent Executor
913 Success St.
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Dated this 25th day of February, 2008
John E. King
913 Success St.
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Independent Executor of the Estate of Grady "Bull" King, Jr., Deceased

3 comments:

candace said...

its sad to see that i get stuck with paying for 400.00 for her ex husbands utah tax debt we wasnt even married in 2000 and he owes 1900.00 in back support as of this month

Jimmy said...

Yeah, what the hell. :(

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