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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

CITY OF BIG SANDY, TxCDBG #710069

PEARL STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

SEALED PROPOSALS addressed to City of Big Sandy, 100 N. Tyler St., Big Sandy, TX 75755 will be received until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2012, for furnishing all labor, equipment, materials, supplies, and supervision necessary for constructing approximately 1,800 LF of 6” water mains and related appurtenances and 8,586 SY of asphalt street reconstruction in accordance with the plans and specifications on file at the office of Hayes Engineering, Inc. At the date and time stated, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at City Hall.

 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS may be examined without charge or obtained for $40.00 (nonrefundable) at the office of Hayes Engineering, Inc., 2126 Alpine St., Longview, Texas 75601, (903) 758-2010.

 ALL BID PROPOSALS submitted should be marked clearly on the outside of the sealed envelope with the project name, and bid opening time and date.

 A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK, or an acceptable Bid Bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid shall accompany each bid as a guaranty that, if awarded the contract, the bidder will promptly enter into contract with City of Big Sandy and furnish all required bonds and certificates of insurance on the forms provided.

 THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER OR BIDDERS will be required to furnish Performance, Payment, and Maintenance Bonds, each in the amount of the contract, written be a responsible surety company authorized to do business in the State of Texas, and satisfactory to the Owner as required by Article 5160 V.A.T.C.S.

 ATTENTION is called to the fact that not less than the federally determined prevailing (Davis-Bacon and Related Acts) wage rate, as issued by the Office of Rural Affairs within the Texas Department of Agriculture and contained in the contract documents, must be paid on this project. In addition, the successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

 BIDDERS SHALL INSPECT the site of the work and inform themselves of all local conditions. Time of completion shall be one hundred twenty (120) calendar days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

 NO BID may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least 60 calendar days after opening of bids, to allow review of bids and investigation of bidder’s qualifications prior to award.

 IN CASE of ambiguity or lack of clearness stating the price in the bids, City of Big Sandy reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any or all informalities and to award the contract to the bidder or bidders who, in the opinion of City of Big Sandy offers the proposal to the best interest of same.

 ALL CONTRACTORS/SUBCONTRACTORS, which are debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation on Federal Assistance programs may not undertake any activity in part or in full under this project.

EEO/M/F/V/H/D

The Honorable Wayne Weese, Mayor

City of Big Sandy, Texas

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

DIVORCE/DOMESTIC

CAUSE NO 580-11

CLERK OF THE COURT

Carolyn Parrott

405 N. Titus

Gilmer, Texas 75644

PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY OR PETITIONER

aNGELA SMOAK

P.O.BOX 864

GILMER, TEXAS 75644

THE STATE OF TEXAS

TO:TERRY LEE JORDON JR, May Be Served Wherever 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 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.”

The petition of SHERRI AND JORDON, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 29th day of September, 2011, against TERRY LEE JORDON JR Respondent(s), numbered 580-11 and entitled:

IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF SHERRI ANN JORDON AND TERRY LEE JORDON

The suit requests: DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court at Gilmer, Texas, this the 21st day of December, 2011.

Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY TEXAS

BY: Karen Bunn, Deputy

Public Notice

Request for Rate Information

Gilmer Independent School District is seeking rate and payment information for the following types of financing:

Personal Property Contractual Obligation Financing

and/or Maintenance Tax Notes

For more information please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405 or email request to grimesb@gilmerisd.org. Rate Information is due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644

no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any information received.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE LEASE OF UPSHUR COUNTY SCHOOL LANDS

The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court is accepting sealed proposals for the lease of 9,847 acres known as the Upshur County School Lands located and being described as “Two leagues of land situated in Throckmorton and Baylor Counties, Texas, granted by the State of Texas to the Commissioner’s Court of Upshur County, by Patent No 772, Vol 12, A567” and 7,865 acres known as the Upshur County School Lands located and being described as ”Two leagues of land situated in Throckmorton County, Texas, granted by the State of Texas to the Commissioner’s Court of Upshur County, by Patent No. 494, Vol 11”. The Upshur County Commissioner’s Court will accept proposals for the lease of one or both tracts.

All proposals should include a copy of the proposed lease. All proposals must include provisions for the lease of the lands for a term of five years beginning and with the first annual payment due June 1, 2012. All proposals should include proposed rental rates per acre per annum or rental rates per acre for the five year term of the lease. All proposals should include provisions for adequate land management practices.

ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES SUBMITTING PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE AN IRREVOCALBE LETTER OF CREDIT, MADE PAYABLE TO UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ONE PROPOSED YEARLY RENTAL PAYMENT.

Inquiries and questions may be directed to and a copy of the current lease may be acquired from Dean Fowler, Upshur County Judge at (903) 843 4003.

All proposals must be received in the Upshur County Judge’s office, 100 W. Tyler Street, third floor Upshur County Courthouse, or P. O. Box 790, Gilmer, Texas 75644, on or before February 28, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The proposals will be opened in the regular session of the Upshur County Commissioner’s Court on February 29, 2012 at 9:00 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 6237-57-001 for CALL-OUT SPOT SEALCOAT in HARRISON County, etc will be opened on March 06, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $1,058,712.00.

Contract 6238-12-001 for MOBILE RETROREFLECTIVITY DATA COLLECTION in BOWIE, County, etc will be opened on March 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the District Office for an estimate of $30,000.00

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. NOP: 39158

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

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, 2005. 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 March 1, 200. For additional information, call (903)843-5575.

Notice too all persons having claims against the estate of jerry farr deceased

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Jerry Farr, Deceased, were issued on January 30, 2012, in Cause No. 11-PR-7784, pending in the County Court at Law of Upshur County, Texas, to Karen Farr.

The residence of Karen Farr is Upshur County, Texas. The mailing address is: 1533 FM 2685 Gladewater, Texas 75647.

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:

Karen Farr

c/o Gregory J. Wright

P.O. Box 3349

Longview, Texas 75606-3349

Dated the 30th day of January 2012.

Karen Farr,

Independent Executor

By: GREGORY J. WRIGHT

STATE BAR NO. 22029800

ATTORNEY FOR THE INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR KAREN FARR

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARY J. SMITH, Deceased, were issued on January 30, 2012, in Cause No. 11-PR-7785, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: ELICK JOHN HUBACEK, Sr.

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

Attoney at Law

312 N. Titus Street

P.O. Box 1412

Gilmer, TX 75644

DATED the 30th day of January, 2012.

PEGGY S. GARMON, Attorney at Law

Attorney for Elick John Hubacek, Sr.

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 that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Billy Joe Armstrong, Deceased, were issued on October 14, 2010, in Cause No. 10-PR-7605, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Vicki J. Harrington.

The residence of the Independent Executrix is Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas; the post office address is:

c/o: Griffith & Smoak, P.C.

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 23 day of January, 2012.

GRIFFITH & SMOAK, P.C

P.O. BOX 864

GILMER, TEXAS 75644

PHONE (903) 843-5005

FAX (903) 843-5392

By: David B. Griffith

State Bar No.: 08479300

Attorneys for Estate

TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PEGGY PARKS, DECEASED

GREETING:

You are hereby commanded to appear before the County Court of Upshur County, Texas at the Courthouse of said County in the City of Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, at or before 10:00 a.m. of the first Monday after the expiration of ten days from the date of publication of this citation by filing a written answer to a petition filed in said Court on January 9, 2012, in Cause No. 12-PR-7788, styled Estate of Peggy Parks, Deceased.

A brief statement of the nature of the petition is as follows, to wit:

TO DETERMINE THE HEIRS AND THEIR PERCENTAGE OWNERSHIP IN THE ESTATE OF PEGGY PARKS

as is fully shown by the petition on file in this cause.

DATED the 13 day of January, 2012.

Harvey L. Warren, III

ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE

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 14th day of February 2012 at 4:00 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 CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Perry Hearnsberger, Deceased, were issued on March 2, 2011, in Cause No. 10-PR-7641, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Brandon Hearnsberger and Melanie Hearnsberger.

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: Michael Martin

Attprney at Law

P.O. Box 707

Longview, Texas 75606

DATED the 19th day of December, 2011.

Matthew K. Simcox

Attorney for Brandon Hearsberger

State Bar No.: 24051339

P.O. Box 707

Longview, Texas 75606

Telephone: (903) 230.9863

Facsimile: (903) 234.1537

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of james f. hamper, deceased

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of James F. Hamper, Deceased, were issued on January 3, 2012, in Cause No. 11-PR-7783, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas to:

Donna Hamper, Independent Executor

of the Estate of James F. Hamper, Deceased

Claims may be presented to the following address, in care of Donna Hamper, Independent Executor:

6514 Highland Road

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 3rd day of January, 2012.

LOWREY & MILLIKIN, L.L.P.

1127 Judson Road, Suite 141

Longview, Texas 75601

By: D. Kent Lowrey

Attorney for the Estate

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 6234-44-001 for IMPROVEMENT OF ROADWAY DRAINAGE in UPSHUR County, etc will be opened on February 15, 2012 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $37,568.06.

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: 38915

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 Vendors

Gilmer Independent School District is accepting vendor proposals for the 2011-2012 Local Vendor List for the following items:

Snack Foods

Office Supplies

Awards/Plaques/Trophies

Building Materials

Misc. Hardware Supplies

Misc. Automotive Supplies

Misc. Apparell

Misc. Goods & Services

For proposal packet, please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405, Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644, or via email at grimesb@gilmerisd.org.

Proposals must be received in the Business Office by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 to be added to the Local Vendor List for 2011-2012.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Flora E. Giles, Deceased, were authorized to Janie L. Waller on November 28, 2011, under Docket No. 11-PR-7765, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas.

Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate and addressed as follows:

Janie L. Waller

Independent Administratrix

Estate of Flora E. Giles, Deceased

c/o The Mendel Law Firm, L.P.

1155 Dairy Ashford, Suite 104

Houston, Texas 77079

Tel: 281-759-3213

Fax: 281-759-3214

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 December 12, 2011.

Stephen A. Mendel

Thuy T. Tran

Attorneys for the Estate

Published Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration for the Estate of Vernon Lee Naylor, deceased, were issued to Barry Wallace on November 28, 2011, in Cause Number 11-PR-7775, which is pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas.

The address of the Independent Administrator is P.O. Box 1408, Gladewater, Texas 75647.

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 12th day of December, 2011.

Dwight A. Brannon

State Bar #02894500

P.O. Box 670

Gilmer, Texas 75644

(903) 843-2523

ATTORNEY FOR GILMER NATIONAL BANK, GILMER,TEXAS

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 6232-59-001 for TREE TRIMMING in TITUS County, etc will be opened on January 18, 2012 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $137,752.00

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: 38670

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.

Published Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of William Mike Talley, deceased, were issued on November 28, 2011, in Cause Number 11-PR-7769, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas.

The address of the Independent Executor is 3947 Arrowwood Road, 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 7th day of December, 2011.

Dwight A. Brannon

State Bar #02894500

P.O. Box 670

Gilmer, Texas 75644

(903) 843-2523

Attorney for the Estate of William Mike Talley

PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF GILMER

ORDINANCE NO. 11- 017

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GILMER , TEXAS REGULATING THE CONTROL OF ANIMALS WITHIN THE CITY OF GILMER , TEXAS : PROVIDING DEFINITIONS, ENFORCEMENT, RUNNING AT LARGE, ANIMAL VACCINATION, IMPOUNDMENT, IMPOUNDMENT FEES, ANIMAL QUARANTINE, ANIMAL NUISANCE, PROHIBITED ANIMALS, VICIOUS ANIMALS, SANITARY CONDITIONS, PET CARE, PENALTY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Notice of Public Hearing on the Ore City ISD AEIS REPORT

A public hearing will be held on Monday December 12, 2011, at 6:00 PM in the ORE CITY ISD Boardroom located in the administration building on 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas. The district’s ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE INDICATOR SYSTEM for the 2010-2011 school year will be reviewed at this time and the public is encouraged to attend and then stay for the regular monthly board meeting which will begin at 6:30 PM.

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 at the Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any information received.

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of eugene edward stone

Administration of the Estate of EUGENE EDWARD STONE, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original letters testamentary to DONNA PRITCHETT ARCHER, on November 28,2011, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 11-PR-7772, styled IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EUGENE EDWARD STONE, 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: November 28, 2011.

MICHAEL D. MARTIN

ATTORNEY AT LAW

P.O. Box 657

Gilmer, Texas 75644

ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF EUGENE EDWARD STONE, DECEASED

Published Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Frances Merl young, deceased, were issued to Shirley Young Watters on November 2, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7764, which is pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas.

The residence of the Independent Executor is 11576 Waterbuck Road, Winnsboro, Texas 75494.

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 9th day of November, 2011.

Dwight A. Brannon

P.O. Box 670

Gilmer, Texas 75644

State Bar No. 02894500

(903) 843-2523 Office

(903) 843-6014 Fax

ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE

OF FRANCES MERL YOUNG

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 6227-47-001 for SEAL COAT in BOWIE County, etc will be opened on December 01, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $4,096,000.00.

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. NOP: 38500

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

In accordance with Texas Property Code Chapter 59 Self Storage facilities liens; West Mountain Self Storage, hereby gives notice of sale of household items, misc., clothes, tools. The property being sold to satisfy a contractual land lords lien. This property belongs to

Loretta Scrimsher

Michael Jason Files

This property subject to prior redemption location of sale; on site 8598 US 271 S. Gilmer, Texas 75645

Time of sale; 10:30AM

Date of sale; 11-17-11

Terms of sale; Cash only - Contents must be removed same day of sale!

Auctioneer; Walt Cade TX Lic# 16645

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 6227-47-001 for SEAL COAT in BOWIE County, etc will be opened on December 01, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $4,096,000.00.

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. NOP: 38359

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.

Published Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Andrew Herbert Young, deceased, were issued on October 25, 2011, in Docket Number 11-PR-7762, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Marty Leon Young.

The residence of the Independent Executor is in Upshur County, Texas, and the mailing address is:

Estate of Andrew Herbert Young

c/o Marty Leon Young

P.O. Box 910

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 2nd day of November, 2011.

Dwight A. Brannon

State Bar #02894500

P.O. Box 670

Gilmer, Texas 75644

(903) 843-2523

Attorney for the Estate of Andrew Herbert Young

Public Notice

Request for Proposal

Gilmer Independent School District

Is accepting proposals for

Demolition and Debris Removal of Building (Approximately 12,000 square feet)

For proposal packet, please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405, Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644, or via email at grimesb@gilmerisd.org.

Proposals are due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office located at 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR GENERAL PERMIT TO REMOVE OR DISTURB SEDIMENTARY MATERIAL

TransCanada has applied to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a general permit to remove or disturb less than 1,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from and within the bed of an unnamed tributary to the Sabine River in Upshur County. The purpose is for the installation of an underground pipeline crossing below the bed and bank of the referenced water feature. The location will be downstream 0.58 miles from US Hwy 80, and upstream 1.55 miles from State Rd 155. Operations will begin no sooner than 1/1/2012. Written comments on this application may be made by mail to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director, care of Mr. Tom Heger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or by calling Mr. Heger at 512-389-4583, or by e-mailing tom.heger@tpwd.state.tx.us.

Public Notice

Request for Proposal

Gilmer Independent School District Is accepting proposals for

District-wide Virtual Desktop Solution

For complete proposal requirements and specifications, contact Rusty Ivey at 903-841-7400 or email request to iveyr@gilmerisd.org.

Sealed Proposals are due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office located at 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 , 2011. Proposals will also be accepted electronically if received no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011.Electronic proposals must be submitted to iveyr@gilmerisd.org

It is the sole responsibility of the Vendor to deliver proposals by the stated deadline. Gilmer ISD is not responsible for server/firewall issues related to electronic submissions.Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

Public Notice

ORDINANCE NO. 11-016

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GILMER, ENTITLED “CURFEW HOURS FOR MINORS, DEFINING TERMS; CREATING HOURS FOR 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.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DARLENE GAYLE BELL, Deceased, were issued on October 24, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7766, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: TAMERA DAWN BROYLES.

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

312 N. Titus Street

Gilmer, Texas 75644

DATED the 25th day of October, 2011.

PEGGY S. GARMON, Attorney at Law

Attorney for TAMERA DAWN BROYLES

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

New Diana ISD is accepting bids for the lease of 18.94 acres, more or less, a part of the JAMES SCOTT SURVERY, A-440. Bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Mail bids to New Diana ISD, 1373 U.S. Hwy 259 S, Diana, TX 75640, ATTN: Melinda Benson, Business Manager. Bids should be marked clearly on the envelope “Bids for Lease”.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Skyway Towers proposes to construct a telecommunications tower at 322 Bluewood Road, approximately 10 miles north of Big Sandy, in Upshur County, Texas. The proposed guyed tower will be approximately 480 feet in height. In accordance with 36 CFR Part 800 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the effect the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to Erin Heinemann of Aarcher, Inc. at eheinemann@aarcherinc.com, telephone number (443) 243-3383, 200 Rufe Snow North, Suite 103, Keller, TX 76248. Please refer to 13-0002.

Notice of Requirement To

Comply With the Service Extension Policy of the

DIANA SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT

Pursuant to Chapter 13.2502 of the Texas Water Code, Diana Special Utility District hereby gives notice that any person who subdivides land by dividing any lot, tract, or parcel of land, within the service area of Diana Special Utility District, Certificate of Convenience and Necessity No. 10425 and/or 20189, Harrison, Marion, and Upshur Counties, Texas, 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 or sewer service connections, or metering equivalents thereof, on a single contiguous tract of land, must comply with the Non-Standard Service Extension Policy (the “Subdivision Policy”) contained in the Diana Special Utility District’s service policy.

Diana Special Utility District is not required to extend retail water or sewer utility service to a service applicant in a subdivision where the developer of the subdivision has failed to comply with the Non-Standard Service Extension Policy (also known as Service Extension Policy or Subdivision Policy).

Among other requirements, the Non-Standard Service Extension Policy requires: Formal application for service, and Submittal of information necessary for complete evaluation of service needs;

Other applicable elements of the Extension Policy, depending on the specific circumstances of the Non-Standard or subdivision service, may include: Evaluation by the Diana Special Utility District of the impact the proposed service extension or subdivision will make on the Diana Special Utility District’s water supply and/or sewer service system and payment of costs for this evaluation; Payment of reasonable costs or fees by the developer for providing water supply and/or sewer service capacity; Payment of fees for reserving water supply and/or sewer service capacity; Forfeiture of reserved water supply and/or sewer service capacity for failure to pay applicable fees; Payment of costs of any improvements to the Diana Special Utility District’s system that are necessary to provide the water and/or sewer service; and Design and construction of required on-site and off site facilities by the Diana Special Utility District and the dedication of required property, facilities, and rights-of-way for the subdivision by the developer upon approval and acceptance by the District.

The Diana Special Utility District’s service policy and a map showing the Diana Special Utility District’s service area may be reviewed at the Diana Special Utility District’s office, at 1716 U.S. Highway 259 South, P. O. Box 74, Diana, Texas 75640. The service policy and service area map are also filed of record at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin, Texas and may be reviewed by contacting the TCEQ, c/o Utility Rates and Services Section, Water Utilities Division, P. O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Glenn Ray Green, Deceased, were issued on September 26, 2011, in the above styled and numbered cause to: Betty Allen, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Glenn Ray Green.

The residence of the Independent Executrix is, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas; the mailing address is:

c/o: Joe R. Green

Attorney at Law

1101 Judson Road

Longview, Texas 75601

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 13 day of October, 2011

Respectfully Submitted,

LAW OFFICE OF JOE R. GREEN

1101 Judson Rd.

P.O. Box 4114

Longview, Texas 75606

(903) 234-8844

Fax: (903) 234-8448

BY: JOE R. GREEN

STATE BAR NO. 08356500

Public Notice

Tri-County Community Action will hold a Public Hearing regarding the expectations of receiving a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for the fiscal year 2012. The Hearing will be October 17, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. Upshur County Courthouse 3rd Floor 100 West Tyler Gilmer, Texas 75644

Public Notice

The Upshur County Road & Bridge Department will have a roadway culvert replaced on Bob O Link Road October 18-19, 2011. The road will be closed between Pheasant/Bailey and FM 1844 to through traffic; only local traffic will be allowed to go around barricades. Please plan an alternate route during this time period, weather permitting.

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 6233-02-001 for ROW MOWING & LITTER PICKUP - TRACT 2 in MORRIS County, etc will be opened on November 16, 2011 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $115,835.00.

Contract 6233-03-001 for ROW MOWING & LITTE PICKUP - TRACT 3 in UPSHUR County will be opened on November 16, 2011 at 10:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $113,730.00.

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: 38035

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 Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARIA R. ROBERTSON, Deceased, were issued on October 3, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7750, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: SHARON ANN HENRY.

All persons having claims against this Estate 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 October, 2011

PEGGY S. GARMON, Attorney for

SHARON ANN HENRY

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 that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Osler C. Hutson, Deceased, were issued on September 27, 2011, under Docket No. 11-PR-7755, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to Jamie D. Hutson.

Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the estate, addressed as follows.

Representative,

Estate of Osler C. Hutson, Deceased

c/o Mark L. Boon, Attorney

1800 NW Loop 281, Suite 303

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 September 27, 2011.

BOON, SHAVER ECHOLS COLEMAN & GOOLSBY, P.L.L.C.

1800 NW Loop 271, Sutie 303

Longview, Texas 75604

Telephone: 903-759-2200

Fax: 903-759-3306

By: MARK L. BOON

State Bar No. 02626500

ATTORNEYS FOR APPLICANT

Notice to Creditors

Pursuant to Texas Probate Code section 294, notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DONALD LEE RAY, Deceased, were issued on the 1st day of August, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7726, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to NELTA BUIE RAY as Independent Executrix.

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 by addressing same to:

ESTATE OF DONALD LEE RAY

Attn: Kyle J. Nelson, Attorney

Post Office Box 3427

Longview, Texas 75606

DATED the 28th day of September, 2011

KYLE J. NELSON

Attorney for Estate

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ALMA WELCH SNIDER, Deceased, were issued on September 26, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7749, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: ALMA JANE STEWART and NANCY ELYCE STILL.

All persons having claims against this Estate 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 September, 2011

PEGGY S. GARMON, Attorney for

ALMA JANE STEWART and NANCY ELYCE STILL

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 BANK MERGER

Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Comptroller of the Currency, Southern District Office, 500 North Akard Street, Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas 75201, to merge Wood County National Bank, Quitman, Wood County, Texas, with and into First National Bank, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas.

It is contemplated that First National Bank will continue to operate from its existing home office location and from its existing branch locations. The former main office and branch locations of Wood County National Bank will become branch locations of First National Bank upon consummation of the merger.

This notice is published pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1828(c) and 12 C.F.R. 5. This notice will appear three times in approximately two week intervals over a 30 day period beginning September 28, 2011 and ending October 26, 2011.

Any person desiring to comment on this application may do so by submitting written comments by October 28, 2011, to Director for District Licensing, Comptroller of the Currency, Southern District Office, 500 North Akard Street, Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas 75201. The public file is available for inspection at that office during regular business hours. Written requests for a copy of the public file on the application should be sent to the Director for District Licensing.

To the unknown heirs of Thomas L. Parks, Deceased

GREETING:

You are hereby commanded to appear before the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, at the Courthouse of said County in the City of Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, at or before 10:00 a.m. of the first Monday after the expiration of ten days from the date of publication of this citation by filing a written answer to a petition filed in said Court on May 12, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7700, styled Sate of Thomas L. Parks, Deceased.

A brief statement of the nature of the petition is as follows, to-wit:

TO DETERMINE THE HEIRS AND THEIR PERCENTAGE OWNERSHIP IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS L. PARKS

as is more fully shown by the petition on file in this cause.

DATED the 19th day of September, 2011

Harvey L. Warren, III

ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE

Public Notice

New Diana ISD will have a public meeting to discuss the District’s State Financial Accountability Rating (FIRST) on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the New Diana Board Room, 137 US Hwy South, Diana, TX 75640.

Public Notice

Request for Proposal

Gilmer Independent School District Is accepting proposals for

Computers

For complete proposal requirements and specifications, contact Rusty Ivey at 903-843-7400 or email request to iveyr@gilmerisd.org.

Proposals are due at the Gilmer ISD Business Office located at 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644 no later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

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Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

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 10, 2011, 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.

Notice to Vendors

Gilmer Independent School District is accepting vendor proposals for the 2011-2012 Local Vendor List for the following items:

Snack Foods

Office Supplies

Awards/Plaques/Trophies

Building Materials

Misc. Hardware Supplies

Misc. Automotive Supplies

Misc. Apparell

Misc. Goods & Services

For proposal packet, please contact Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405, Gilmer ISD Business Office, 500 South Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644, or via email at grimesb@gilmerisd.org.

Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Notice to Vendors

Gilmer ISD is seeking proposals for the purchase of fuel for district buses and vehicles. A proposal packet may be requested by contacting Beverly Grimes at 903-841-7405, grimesb@gilmerisd.org, or at Gilmer ISD, 500 S. Trinity, Gilmer, Texas 75644.

Proposals will be received in the Business Office until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Gilmer ISD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Public Notice

Effective October 1, 2011 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 14.4% to 15.3%. 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)

NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE INTENTION OF THE CITY OF GILMER TO LET CONTRACT FOR “WEST SIDE LIFT STATION & SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION”.

SEALED PROPOSALS addressed to the Honorable R. D. Cross, Mayor, City of Gilmer, P.O. Box 760, Gilmer, TX 75644, will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2011, for furnishing all labor, equipment, materials, supplies, and supervision necessary to construct a lift station and approximately 1,850 LF of 8”-12” sanitary sewer and related work in accordance with the plans and specifications on file at Hayes Engineering, Inc., 2126 Alpine St., Longview, TX 75601, (903) 758-2010. At the time stated, bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at Gilmer City Hall.

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS may be examined without charge at the office of Hayes Engineering or the City of Gilmer. One set of documents may be obtained from Hayes Engineering for $40.00. No refunds will be made.

A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK, or an acceptable bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid shall accompany each bid.

EEO/M/F/V/H/D

CITY OF GILMER, TEXAS

The Honorable R. D. Cross, Mayor

Public Notice

The City of Gilmer will hold a public hearing at Gilmer City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, Texas, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to vote on the proposed tax rate. The proposed tax rate is 0.6314 which is the effective tax rate for the year 2011-2012. The tax rate is broken down as General Operating 0.4122 and Debt Service Rate 0.2192. The public is invited to attend.

Public Notice

The City of Gilmer will hold a public hearing at Gilmer City Hall, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, Texas, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:15 p.m. to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. 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 D. Hoover, 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.

The State of Texas

Citation by Publication

TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of MILDRED IRENE SMITH, deceased,

1. Brian R. Smith, and unknown heirs;

2. Lauren Elizabeth Smith, and unknown heirs;

3. James Thomas Smith, and unknown heirs;

4. Sarah Abigail Lucas Kolbo, and unknown heirs;

5. Samantha Ashton Lucas, and unknown heirs’

6. Seth Adam Lucas, and unknown heirs;

7. Sasha Amelia Lucas, and unknown heirs;

8. And all unknown Heirs.

BRIAN R. SMITH has filed in the County Court of Upshur County, an Application to Determine Heirs of said MILDRED IRENE SMITH, Deceased.

The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 11-PR-7704 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of MILDRED IRENE SMITH, 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: BARRY WALLACE, P.O. BOX 1408, GLADEWATER, TX 75647 903-845-2193

Issued this the 18th day of May, 2011.

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 tome and place where citation was published.

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 10th, 2011, in the high school library. Administrators will be available to answer any questions. Interested school patrons are encourages 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 0010-11-068 for SEAL COAT in BOWIE County, etc will be opened on October 06, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $1,347,253.50.

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: 37773

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 in a meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. on September 27, 2011 on the Third Floor of the Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas. Member of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and express their views.

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO. 11-014

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GILMER, TEXAS REGULATING THE SPEED OF MOTOR VEHICLES UPON A CERTAIN SECTION CONSTRUCTION ZONE OF SH 155 WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GILMER, TEXAS. AUTHORIZING THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ERECT SIGNS, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO. 11-013

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GILMER, TEXAS REGULATING THE SPEED OF MOTOR VEHICLES UPON A CERTAIN SECTION CONSTRUCTION ZONE OF US 271 WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GILMER, TEXAS. AUTHORIZING THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ERECT SIGNS, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

citation by publication

divorce/domestic

cause no. 40-10

clerk of the court

carolyn parrott

405 n. titus

gilmer, texas 75644

petitioner’s attorney or petitioner

edward choy

405 n. titus st

gilmer, texas 75644

the state of texas

TO: KERRY POWELL, ,, 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 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 15th day of January, 2010, against CRYSTAL POWELL Respondent(s), numbered 40-10 and entitled:

IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES CAFFY, JR. AND SUMMER POWELL, CHILDREN

The suit requests: FIRST AMENDED PETITIO FOR PROTECTION OF A CHILD, FOR CONSERVATORSHIP, AND FOR TERMINSATION 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:

SUMMER POWELL - D.O.B.:

MAY 30, 2000

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 25th day of August , 2011.

Attest: Carolyn PARROTT, District Clerk of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas

By: L.M. Deputy

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 in a meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m. on August 15, 2011 on the Third Floor of the Upshur County Courthouse, 100 Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and express their views.

JAMES BOWLING

Upshur County Judge

The State of Texas

Citation by Publication

TO ALL PERSONS interested in the estate of RICARDO PENA, deceased,

1. All unknown heirs.

BERTHA CRUZ PINEDA has filed in the County Court of Upshur Count, an Amended Request to Determine the necessity for Administration and an Application For Letters of Administration and Determination of Heirship of said, RECARDO PENA, Deceased.

The file number of such application and the Probate Docket number being No. 10-PR-7589 and the style of the case begun by such application is: Estate of RICARDO PENA, 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: DOMINGO GARCIA, ESQ., 400 S. Zang Blvd., STE. 600, DALLAS, TX 75208.

Issued this the 6th day of September, 2011.

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 tome and place where citation was published.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court, at the office in Gilmer, Texas this the 6th day of September, A.D., 2011

BRANDY LEE, Clerk

County Court, Upshur County, Texas

By B.W. Deputy

P.O. Box 730, Gilmer, Texas 75644

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 6232-62-001 for TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL - SOUTH in HARRISON County, etc will be opened on October 12, 2011 at 11:00 am at the District Office for an estimate of $172,085.00.

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: 3770

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 INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

The following property described below was seized by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation,

2009 Mariah Boat, VIN: VMHBD105F809; 2009 Roadrunner Boat Trailer, VIN: unknown; $8,917.00 US Currency; $12,813.00 US Currency; $145,100.00 US Currency; $64,278.47 First National Bank Account: XXXXX1264; $13,255.00 Southside Bank Account: XXX1011; $64,198.97 Southside Bank Account: XXX4373; $893.80 Southside Bank Account: XXX8146; $19,249.00 US Currency; $9,000.00 US Currency; $4,142.59 US Currency; $1,383.00 US Currency; $500.00 US Currency; 2009 Parker Performance Trailer, VIN: 13ZRP162491001543; 2010 Gooseneck Trailer, VIN: 5L8GC2625A1020371; 2007 Honda ATV, VIN: unknown; Year unknown John Deere Tractor, VIN: W00300X008333; 2010 Polaris Sportsman 800, VIN: 4XAMN76A4AB056029; 2009 Polaris RZR, VIN: 4XAVH76A39D642104; 2010 Quicksilver, GT-500, SN: 0433, Tail No: N767LF; 2011 Seadoo RX7, SN: YDV03717A111; 2009 Seadoo Rotax, SN: YDV53916F909; 2011 Polaris RZRS, VIN: 4XBAVE76AXBB065582; 2011 Yacht Club Boat Trailer, VIN: 4H1001814B0453263; 2007 Lexus, VIN: JTHBK262872032330; 2011 Dodge Ram, VIN: 3D7UT2CL3BG509109; 2011 Cadillac CTSV, VIN: 1G6DV5EP2B0152972, from 5008 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75601; 904 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX 75604; 4701 Estes Parkway, Longview, TX 75603; 201 North Wood Street, Gilmer, TX 75644; 1201 South Beckman, Tyler, TX 75644; 130 Coyle Road, Gilmer, TX 75644; 15687 Cessna Road, Justin, TX 75247 on July 7, 2011, due to the property’s involvement in a transaction or attempted transaction in violation of Title 31 USC §§ 5317; 5324 and/or pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 981, this property is subject to forfeiture. Any person(s) claiming an interest in this property may file a claim to the undersigned before the close of business (4:30 p.m. Central Time) on October 20, 2011; otherwise the property will be forfeited by law to the United States of America and disposed of according to law. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Attn: Mark Parsons, Asset Forfeiture Coordinator, 1100 Commerce Street, MC: 9000 DAL, Dallas, TX 75242, Telephone (214) 413-5927

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of Palmer J. Seller, Deceased

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration for the Estate of Palmer J. Sellers, Deceased, were issued to Linda Hillman on August 29, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7720 pending in the County Court in and for Upshur County, Texas.

Claims should be addressed to the personal representative in care of her attorney at the following address:

c/o Mitch Motley, Attorney

Coghlan Crowson, LLP

Post Office Box 2665

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 the 31 day of August, 2011.

Notice of Impoundment of Estray

Case Number: 11-05521

Date: 8-12-2011

On the 12 day of August, 2011, I impounded the following estray:

Kind of Animal: White Donkey

Breed: Donkey

Color: White and Grey

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown

Size: Medium

Brands, Marks, Identifying Characteristics: None

And, on the 12 day of August, 2011 I filed a Notice of Estray in the Estray Book of Upshur County, Texas.

I have made a diligent search of the register of recorded brands in Upshur County, Texas, for the owner of the said estray, but the search did not reveal the owner.

Notice is hereby given that, of the ownership of said estray is not determined by the 26 day of Agusut, 2011 said estray will be sold at public auction/sheriff sale at Winnsboro Livestock.

WITINESS my hand 12 day of August, 2011.

A.Betteron

Sheriff of Upshur County, Texas

(Designee of Sheriff of Upshur County, Texas) David Chandler

Public Notice

In accordance with Texas Property Code Chapter 59 Self Storage Facility Liens: West Mountain Self Storage 8598 US 271 S. Gilmer. Notice of Auction Sale of household items, misc., clothes, tools. The property being sold to satisfy a contractual landlord lien. This property belonged to:

Michael Files

Robert Tatum

Dusty Storm

Mary Anne Farrow

Location of sale: On site 8598 US 271 S Gilmer, Texas 75645

Time of sale: 10:30 a

Date of sale: 8-25-11

Terms of sale: Cash only - Contents must be removed same day of sale! Contact person: Ken Collins 903-238-3558

Public Notice

In accordance with Texas Property Code Chapter 59 Self Storage Facility Liens: 8598 US 271 S. Gilmer. Notice of Auction Sale of household items, misc., clothes, tools. The property being sold to satisfy a contractual landlord lien. This property belonged to:

Michael Files

Robert Tatum

Location of sale: On site 8598 US 271 S Gilmer, Texas 75645

Time of sale: 10:30 a

Date of sale: 8-25-11

Terms of sale: Cash only - Contents must be removed same day of sale! Contact person: Ken Collins 903-238-3558

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

Upshur County has been awarded $15,178.00 Federal Funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

 Upshur County has been chosen to receive funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

 The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and United Way of America. The local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

 A Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Upshur County are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional fund available under this phase of the program.

 Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must; 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board. Qualified agencies are urged to apply.

 Persons receiving assistance under this program, if eligible, may only be assisted once within the phase. An application process will be taken on all persons requesting assistance.

 Upshur County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds in the past. Public or private voluntary agencies interested must contact:

 Local Board Upshur County P. O. Box 842 Gilmer, Texas 75644. The deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.

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, Health Science and Technology Education. 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

The regular Union Hill I.S.D. School Board Meeting date for August has been changed and will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.

public notice 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. 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 Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

It is the policy of Union Hill I.S.D. 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 Educational Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; 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.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of RAFEAL TRAMAINE GUNTER, Deceased, were issued on August 1, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7731, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to : HEATHER GUNTER

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, Texas 75644

DATED the 1st day of August, 2011

PEGGY S. GARMON,

Attorney for HEATHER GUNTER

State Bar No.: 00790745

312 N. Titus Street

P.O. Box 1412

Gilmer, Texas 75644

Telephone: (903) 843-2646

Facsimile: (903 843-5606

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of NORMA BRISON FINK, Deceased, were issued on July 25, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7721, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to : EARNEST SELWYN FINK

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, Texas 75644

DATED the 2nd day of August, 2011

PEGGY S. GARMON,

Attorney for EARNEST SELWYN FINK

State Bar No.: 00790745

312 N. Titus Street

P.O. Box 1412

Gilmer, Texas 75644

Telephone: (903) 843-2646

Facsimile: (903 843-5606

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of illa daphene arrington, deceased

Independent Administration of the Estate of ILLA DAPHENE ARRINGTON, Deceased has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Tommie Gerald Arrington, on July 27, 2011 by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 11-PR-7714, styled “In Re: The Estate of Illa Daphene Arrington, 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. Tom Arrington

Independent Executor of the Estate of Illa Daphene Arrington, Deceased

c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law

Tefteller, Newsom & Tefteller, PLLC

403 West Tyler Street

Gilmer, Texas 75644

Dated this 1st day of August, 2011.

Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law

Tefteller, Newsom & Tefteller, PLLC

403 West Tyler Street

Gilmer, Texas 75644

PHONE: (903) 843.5678

FAX: (903) 680.2310

TSB#24051112

Public Notice

The Board of Trustees of the Union Grove Independent School District has entered into negotiations and a contract with Robert Dutschmann with the intent to purchase ABS A151 Evans, E A J.1.105 acres, commonly known as 11738 US Hwy 271 S. Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas 75647, together with any and all improvements to the real property. The purchase price is $80,000, plus the costs related to the conveyance. This property will be utilized for future district facilities. This notice is published to meet the requirements of Local Government Code Section 271.004.

Public Notice

The Ore City Independent School District will hold a special meeting August 15, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget and proposed tax rate for the 2011-2012 school year. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the boardroom located in the administration building at 100 Rebel Road, Ore City, Texas.

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION



the railroad commission of texas has disposed of equipment and/or hydrocarbons pursuant to section 89/085 of the texas natural resources code. any person with a legal or equitable ownership or security interest in the equipment or hydrocarbons that was in existence on the date the commission entered into a contract to plug the following well (s) or clean the following leases/facilities may file a claim with the commission. contact the kilgore district office at 903-984-3026 to obtain a claim form.



1. indian rock swd 95549

well number (s) 1

upshur county

Public Notice

Beginning Monday, July 25, 2011, Pritchett Water Supply Corporation is asking our members to eliminate all outside watering during peak times of usage due to lack of rain.

Hours: 6:00 a.m. thru 9 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. thru 10 p.m. Please do not water.

This is stage 1 voluntary reduction in water usage. We are asking for your cooperation.

Pritchett Water Supply

Cindy McMillan

903-734-5438

Public Notice

Notice of renewal application for private club registration permit for Gilmer Country Club located at 411 PR 3200, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas.

Owner-

Gilmer Country Club Corporation

President- Mike Helman

Vice President- Don Okley

Secretary- Melinda Smith

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of James M. Harvey, Deceased, were issued on July 19, 2011, in Cause No. 9006295, pending in the County Court of Marion County, Texas, to James C. Harvey.

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: James C. Harvey

309 Beach Drive

Ore City, Texas 75683

DATED the 25th day of July, 2011.

G.F. STOVALL

Attorney for James C. Harvey

State Bar No.:1936450

P.O. BOX 1449

HUGHES SPRINGS, TEXAS 75656

Telephone: (903) 639-7535

Facsimile: (903) 639-2718

Public Notice

Beginning Monday, July 25, 2011, Pritchett Water Supply Corporation is asking our members to eliminate all outside watering during peak times of usage due to lack of rain.

Hours: 6:00 a.m. thru 9 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. thru 10 p.m. Please do not water.

This is stage 1 voluntary reduction in water usage. We are asking for your cooperation.

Pritchett Water Supply

Cidy McMillan

903-734-5438

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given by Lauren Parish, 115th District Judge, pursuant to Sec. 152.905 of the Local Government Code, that a public hearing will be held at 8:00 a.m. on August 16, 2011, 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 the 115th Court Reporter.

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed

Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that Upshur County has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential effect that its activity in the floodplain will have on the human environment for Texas Community Development Block Grant Program under Small Towns Environment Program (STEP) Contract #710046. The project will provide first-time water service to residents of the Red Rock Community along Locust Road, Highway 80, Juniper Road and Sweet Gum Road in southwest Upshur County. The project will benefit 26 households, of which 71.2% of the occupants are low to moderate income families. The project will involve the installation of water mains in the project area, which will require boring, trenching and other related activities resulting in the temporary disturbance of less than half an acre of floodplain.

Upshur County has evaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain, and has determined that it has no practicable alternative as the proposed improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location, as relocation costs would exceed available program resources. Failure to provide the improvements would result in continued unsafe and unhealthy living conditions for the 26 families. It is Upshur County’s judgment that Executive Order 11988 has been considered in proceeding with this project for first-time water service, and it has determined that no significant impact will be had upon the floodplain, as a total of less than one-half acre will be temporarily disturbed during the installation process. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the Upshur County Courthouse, 100 West Tyler, Gilmer, Texas between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Public Notice

Attention City of Gilmer Water Customers

 Due to area drought conditions and with no relief in sight, it becomes necessary to implement “Stage One” of the City’s “Drought Contingency Plan”. The City of Gilmer has been blessed with good quality water and we all need to help protect this precious resource.

 In an effort to conserve water, City staff has reduced non-essential water use; such as, line flushing, the downtown fountain, vehicle washing, and landscape irrigation.

 We now ask that all water customers voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and to irrigate landscapes only between the hours of midnight and 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to midnight on designated watering days. Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

 If conditions do not improve mandatory restrictions may follow.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Mayvone Reynolds Case, Deceased, were issued on April 4, 2011, in Cause No. 11-PR-7664, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Sheila Burks.

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: Sheila Burks

Bo Rogers

1504 Colony Circle, Longview, Texas 75604

DATED the ___ day of ____, 2011.

Raymond E. “Bo” Rogers, Jr.

Attorney for Sheila Burks

State Bar No.: 24010358

1504 Colony Circle

Longview, TX 75604

Telephone: (903) 234-2600

Facsimile: (903) 234-2511

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 0062-06-051 for IMPROVE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND ADVANCE WARNING in MARION County, etc will be opened on August 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.

Contract 0946-03-022 for SAFETY TREAT FIXED OBJECTS in UPSHUR County will be opened on August 09, 2011 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. NOP: 37211

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: Fort Worth

Contract 6230-50-001 for REMOVE AND REPLACE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS - in TARRANT County, etc will be opened on August 09, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office for an estimate of $1,279,993.43.

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: 37023

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 UPSHUR COUNTY TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM



Upshur County will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2011, at Pritchett Water Supply located at 3670 State Highway 155 South, Gilmer, Texas, in regard to the close-out of TxCDBG Contract # R729660 with the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss final project accomplishments, citizens served, project completion report, and final project expenditures. The County encourages citizens to make their views known at this public hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views to the County. Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact Pritchett WSC to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact Pritchett WSC at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. For further information, contact Robbie Arrington at Pritchett WSC at (903)734-5438.

Notice to Bidders

The City of Gilmer is accepting sealed bids for the following: Digital Mobile Radio(s) and Portable Mobile Radio(s) for the Gilmer Police and Fire Departments. Radios must be P25 compliant. Specifications may be obtained at City Hall beginning Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 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. Monday, August 1st, 2011. Bids will be opened at City Hall Council Chambers, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, Texas at 10:15 a.m. on the same day. The City of Gilmer reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of anna louise williams, deceased

Administration of the Estate of Anna Louise Williams, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters of Testamentary to the undersigned on July 6, 2011, by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 11 PR 7705, styled “In Re: Estate of Anna Louise Williams, 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.

Paul Lane Williams

Independent Executor

921 N. Montgomery

Gilmer, Texas 75644

DATED this 6th day of July, 2011.

Paul Lane Williams

921 N. Montgomery

Gilmer, Texas 75644

Independent Executor of the Estate of

Anna Louise Williams, Deceased

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Mary Ruth LeBus, Deceased, were issued on July 6, 2011, in Docket No. 11-PR-7718, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Martha Jane Frantz Wolaver and Jack G. LeBus. Jr.

The residence of the Martha Jane Frantz Wolaver is in Marion County, Texas. The residence of Jack G. LeBus, Jr. Is in Gregg County, Texas, and the post office address is:

c/o Robert G. Schleier, Jr.

116 N. Kilgore St.

Kilgore, TX 75662

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 6th day of July, 2011.

LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT G. SCHLEIER, JR., P.C.

By: Robert G. Schleier, Jr.

State Bar No. 17755300

116 N. Kilgore, St.

Kilgore, Texas 75662

Ph: (903) 984-0999

Fax: (903) 984-2697

Attorney(s) for the Estate

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, 2004. 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.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that on 21 July, 2011 at 5:15 P.M. The City Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall to consider the following:

A zoning change request by Richard & Janice Gage to re-zone 201 Henderson St, from B-1- commercial to MF-1 multi family, and also re-zone Lot 62, Quail Dr, Quail Run Addition from R-1 residential to multi family MF-1., according to the rules and regulations of the City of Gilmer Zoning Ordinance.

The Public is invited.

Mike Catron

City of Gilmer

Published Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Grace Lindsey, deceased, were issued on June 3, 2011, in Docket Number 11-PR-7693, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to William Carson, Collier.

The residence of the Independent Executor is:

Estate of Grace Lindsey

c/o William Carson Collier

1501 Prather St.

Taylor, Texas 76574

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present tem within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED the 22nd day of June, 2011.

Dwight A. Brannon

State Bar #02894500

P.O. Box 670

Gilmer, Texas 75644

(903) 843-2523

Attorney for the Estate of Grace Lindsey

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Richard J. Center, Deceased, were issued on June 8, 2010, in Cause No. 09-PR-7534, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Loretta Chasteen.

The residence of the Independent Administratrix is Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas; the post office address is:

c/o Griffith & Smoak, P.C.

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 20 day of June, 2011

GRIFFITH & SMOAK, P.C.

P.O. BOX 864

GILMER,TEXAS 75644

PHONE (903) 843-5005

FAX (903) 843-5392

By: David B. Griffith

State Bar No.: 08479300

Attorneys for Estate

public Notice

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION

DIVORCE/DOMESTIC

CAUSE NO 865-08

CLERK OF THE COURT

Carolyn Parrott

405 N. Titus

Gilmer, Texas 75644

PETITIONER’S ATTORNEY OR PETITIONER

MATTHEW R. PATTON IV

P.O. BOX 1110

GILMER, TEXAS 75644

THE STATE OF TEXAS

TO: AMANDA JILL KEOUGH, 1413 Apricot Road, Gilmer, Texas, Or Wherever She 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 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.”

The petition of KENNETH JASON KEOUGH, Petitioner, was filed in the said Court of Upshur County, Texas on the 15th day of April 2011, against AMANDA JILL KEOUGH Respondent(s), numbered 865-08 and entitled:

IN THE INTEREST OF AUTUMN RYNN KEOUGH AND JASEE MICHELLE KEOUGH

The suit requests: PETITION TO MODIFY PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

The date and place of birth of the child (children) who is (are) the subject of the suit:

AUTUMN RYNN KEOUGH, -

D.O.B. 02/23/2005,

LONGVIEW, GREGG COUNTY, TEXAS

JASEE MICHELLE KEOUGH - D.O.B. 10-16-2006

LONGVIEW, GREGG COUNTY, 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 15th day of June, 2011.

Attest: CAROLYN BULLOCK DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY TEXAS

BY: L.H. 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 0062-06-051 for IMPROVE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND ADVANCE WARNING in MARION County will be opened on July 8, 2011 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. NOP: 36835

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-civil suits

Cause No. 356-11

Clerk of the Court

carolyn parrott

405 N. titus

gilmer, texas 75644

Plaintiff’s Attorney or Plaintiff

ANGELA L. HAMMONDS

p.o. BOX 104

WINNSBORO, TX 75494

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: HERARDO FLORES, , , , Defendant, Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s Original Petition FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF CHILD 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 1st day of AUGUST, 2011, 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 JUNE 13, 2010 In this case numbered 356-11 on the docket of said court and styled,

IN THE INTEREST OF ALEXANDRA JEWEL DRIGGERS A CHILD

The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: STEPHANIE RENNE MITCHAM plaintiff(s) and HERARDO FLORES defendant(s).

A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: ORIGINAL PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF CHILD

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 13th day of June A.D. 2011.

Attest: carolyn parrott, district clerk

of the 115th District Court, Upshur County, Texas

BY: L.M. Deputy

Notice to all persons having claims against the estate of sollie finch, deceased

Independent Administration of the Estate of SOLLIE FINCH, Deceased, has been commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Frankie Finch, on June 8, 2011 by the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 11-PR-7698, styled “In re: The Estate of Sollie Finch, 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. Frankie Finch

Independent Executor of the Estate of Sollie Finch, Deceased

c/o Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law

Tefteller, Newsom & Tefteller, PLLC

403 West Tyler Street

Gilmer, Texas 75644

Dated this 8 day of June, 2011.

Joe W. Newsom, Jr., Attorney at Law

Tefteller, Newsom & Tefteller, PLLC

403 West Tyler Street

Gilmer, Texas 75644

PHONE: (903) 843.5678

FAX: (903) 680-2310

TSB#2405112

Public Notice

Union Hill ISD is currently seeking proposals for the following items:

Request for competitive proposals for bread, milk and miscellaneous food service products

Sealed proposals will be received by the Union Hill ISD for bread, milk, and miscellaneous food service items for the 2011-2012 school year. Proposals will be received in the Office of the Superintendent until 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2011. Any proposals received after that time and date will be returned unopened and not considered. Pleas mail or deliver all bids and obtain specification forms from:

Office of Superintendent

Union Hill I.S.D.

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.

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration for the Estate of Benny Tom Wyatt, Deceased, were issued on the 27th day of May, 2011, under Docket No. 11-PR-7682, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to: Joshua M. Wyatt. Claims may be presented in the care of the attorney for the Estate addressed as follows:

Estate of Benny Tom Wyatt,

Deceased

c/o Ross A. Skolnick

1504 Colony Circle

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 7th day of June, 2011.

ROSS A. SKOLNICK-

ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE

City of East Mountain, Texas

Public Notice

A Budget Workshop for the upcoming budget year (2011-2012) will be held at the City of East Mountain City Hall, 103 Municipal Drive, Gilmer, TX on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST

THE ESTATE OF JUAN H. RIVERA



Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Juan H. Rivera, Deceased, were issued on the 4th day of May, 2011, in Cause Number 10-PR-7647, pending in the County Court of Upshur County, Texas, to HOWARD M. REINER.

The address of Howard M. Reiner, is Howard M. Reiner & Associates, 5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75240.

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the above address in care of Howard M. Reiner, Administrator of the Estate of Juan H. Rivera, Deceased, within the time and manner prescribed by law.

Public Notice

The Northeast Texas Public Health District-WIC Program is soliciting bids for office space, approximately 2000 sq. ft., in Gilmer. Space must have at least 10 parking slots and ac/heat. To submit a bid fax to Tecora Smith at 903-593-4795, or call 903-593-8331. Deadline is June 15, 2011.

Public Notice

A Budget Workshop for the upcoming budget year (2011-2012) will be held at the City of East Mountain City Hall, 103 Municipal Drive, Gilmer, TX on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE – NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER

Mobilitie, LLC proposes to construct a telecommunications tower at 963 Lazy Daisy Lane, northwest of Diana, in Upshur County , Texas . The proposed lattice tower will be approximately 320 feet in height. In accordance with 36 CFR Part 800 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the effect the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to Erin Heinemann of Aarcher, Inc. at eheinemann@aarcherinc.com, telephone number (443) 243-3383, 200 Rufe Snow North, Suite 103, Keller, TX 76248.

Notice too all persons having claims against the estate of raymond A. knight, deceased

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