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The good thing about Thanksgiving is that you can overeat and you don’t have to feel guilty about it. We have so much to be thankful for, can you imagine the first Thanksgiving, times have changed so much. We are blessed to live in Jasper County. Enjoy your family, hug them and thank the Good Lord for allowing us to share everything, and take time to remember your loved ones that are gone.

We assisted Tyler County last week searching for a wanted man. We had several agencies helping us and it was a team effort from DPS, Constables, Tyler County Deputies, and Texas Rangers supplied us with a helicopter. I’m sure I am leaving some out, but everyone pulled together to help our neighboring agency. My shoes are still filthy and I washed my jeans off with a water hose. The bad thing is that I missed cooking in Evadale but I was close enough that Mr. Conner sent some frog legs over and I finally got to eat them about 9 p.m... Ricky the dog handler from Vernon Parish was bragging on how good they were. It’s good to know that help is just a phone call away and we appreciate everyone.

We have 116 in jail. Drive carefully, the highways will be busy, and remember you can’t afford to drink and drive. Happy Thanksgiving!