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Commissioners honor Trinity County citizens for their heroic works after Hurricane Harvey

Standing (Left to Right)…Anthony King, Sam Shanafelt, Kevin Searcy, Sheriff Woody Wallace, Scott Womack, Deputy Chief Tommy Park, VFW Commander Don Chambers, Karlene Chambers, VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Delorise Grey, Sheran Casey and Jessica Dean.  Seated (Left to Right)…Precinct #3 Commissioner Neal Smith, County Judge Doug Page, Precinct #2 Commissioner Rich Chamberlin and Precinct #4 Commissioner Jimmy Brown.Standing (Left to Right)…Anthony King, Sam Shanafelt, Kevin Searcy, Sheriff Woody Wallace, Scott Womack, Deputy Chief Tommy Park, VFW Commander Don Chambers, Karlene Chambers, VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Delorise Grey, Sheran Casey and Jessica Dean. Seated (Left to Right)…Precinct #3 Commissioner Neal Smith, County Judge Doug Page, Precinct #2 Commissioner Rich Chamberlin and Precinct #4 Commissioner Jimmy Brown.

(Trinity, TX)---Trinity County Commissioners Court recognized several citizens and first responders at their regular meeting held on Monday, September 25th at the county courthouse in Groveton. Recognized for helping to rescue residents in flooded areas of Sportsman’s Oaks subdivision off of Doug Bell Road with the fire rescue boat were Trinity Volunteer Fire Department Certification Coordinator Scott Womack, volunteer Justin Womack, and firefighter Kevin Searcy. Law enforcement officials that helped coordinate rescue activities were Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace and Deputy Chief Tommy Park. Responding with the game warden low water boat were Game Wardens Sam Shanafelt and Anthony Park. For their part in opening and operating the VFW Post #6899 emergency shelter with American Red Cross supervision were Post Commander Don Chambers, his wife Karlene and VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Delorise Grey. Some sixteen evacuees were sheltered at the VFW facility on Caroline Street for four days during the mandatory evacuation of Sportsman’s Oaks order declared by County Judge Doug Page. Also, Sheran Casey and her team of volunteers were recognized for establishing a donation center at Mickey’s House on Main Street for clothing, food, and cleaning supplies suggested by Jessica Dean from the County Attorney’s office. All were presented with certificates of appreciation by Precinct #2 County Commissioner Rich Chamberlin.

While countless people gave their time and resources to ease the burden of those affected by Harvey, these individuals went above and beyond what’s expected.

Thank you all, and our appreciation goes out, as well, to the scores of people who gathered food, clothing, water, fuel, and supplies for those here in Trinity County in southern Texas who were recipients of Trinity’s generosity.