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May 21, 2021 is Officially Declared as “International Tennessee Whiskey Day”

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Cheers To Tennessee Whiskey Day


NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 5, 2021) – On May 5, the Tennessee General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring May 21, 2021 as International Tennessee Whiskey Day. Historically, the date signifies the state’s repeal of the ban on manufacturing alcoholic beverages in Tennessee on May 21, 1937.


“This General Assembly wishes to celebrate and acknowledge the many contributions of our state’s renowned distilling industry, its people, and products that help fuel Tennessee’s economy, and our culture and status as the world’s only producer of Tennessee whiskey,” stated Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R – Crossville) in his resolution (HJR0477)


Tennessee has a long, rich history with whiskey-making. Early farm-based distilleries in Tennessee date back to the late 18th century, when settlers traveling west found that the area’s fertile land, water, and climate were ideal for making good whiskey. Tennessee is even home to the nation’s oldest registered distillery and several other distilleries that date back to the 1800s.


Today, Tennessee whiskey is a thriving industry that draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world, generates millions of dollars in tax revenue, and even serves as a popular subject matter for many of the state’s famed musicians and songwriters.


“The Tennessee Distillers Guild is proud to be an integral part of carrying on the rich tradition of Tennessee whiskey,” said Sara Beth Urban, executive director of the Tennessee Distillers Guild. “We are thrilled to see the recognition of the positive impact that Tennessee whiskey has had on this state, and we look forward to celebrating International Tennessee Whiskey Day each year.”


Officially, “Tennessee whiskey” must be made from fermented mash of at least fifty-one percent corn, aged in new oak barrels, charcoal mellowed, and produced in Tennessee.


“When consumers see ‘Tennessee whiskey’ on the label, they know it is a premium product that is made with quality ingredients, the utmost care, craftsmanship, and character and to a world-class standard,” said Sexton. “We honor and commend all of Tennessee’s distilleries, their workers, and the generations of families who have gone before them.”


About the Tennessee Distillers Guild:

The Tennessee Distillers Guild is a membership organization that consists of 32 Tennessee distilleries and associate members. The mission of the Tennessee Distillers Guild is to responsibly promote and advocate for the distilling industry in Tennessee through the collective voice of its members. In June 2017, the Tennessee Distillers Guild launched the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 26-sto

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for Adolescents Ages 12 to 15 at Select CVS

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12-15 Year Old’s Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 12, 2021 — CVS Health announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 Pharmacy locations nationwide, including 485 CVS Pharmacies offering Pfizer across Texas. Starting tomorrow, May 13, participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to this newly eligible population. Parental or legal guardian consent is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.


CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 Pharmacy locations nationwide, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Starting tomorrow, May 13, participating CVS Pharmacy locations will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to this newly eligible population. Parental or legal guardian consent is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.


“With every new wave of eligibility our teams have worked around the clock to ensure vaccine access as soon as possible,” said Karen Lynch, President and Chief Executive officer, CVS Health. “Offering vaccinations to younger populations at thousands of locations across the country brings us one step closer to prevailing over the pandemic.”


Because the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents in this age group, patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at cvs.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app to ensure availability. Walk-ins are also accepted. The scheduling tool will only display appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations that have the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine once the patient’s age is provided.


Return Ready, CVS Health’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing and vaccine solution for businesses, schools and other organizations will also meet the expanded eligibility for adolescents ages 12 to 15. Schools, businesses and other organizations with more than 48 participants can sponsor an on-site clinic with COVID-19 vaccines administered by CVS Heath for eligible populations. Learn more and complete the online clinic submission form here.


CVS Health has administered more than 17 million COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care and retail settings and will be offering vaccinations at more than 9,600 CVS Pharmacy locations across 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. as of this Sunday, May 16. Nearly 85% of the U.S. population resides within 10 miles of a CVS Pharmacy.


Multimedia assets, including b-roll and still photography from in-store COVID-19 vaccinations, are available here. More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the pandemic is available at the company’s frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.

Baylor Scott & White Health and One Medical Announce Collaboration

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One Medical plans to bring its technology-powered primary care model to Dallas-Fort Worth

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With a shared commitment to transforming healthcare, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, and One Medical, a leading national technology-powered primary care organization, will collaborate to deliver seamless coordinated care in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The affiliation will provide Dallas-Fort Worth area residents with coordinated care across One Medical’s modernized membership-based primary care model and Baylor Scott & White’s premier network of providers, ambulatory facilities and hospitals. One Medical’s model provides on-demand 24/7 access to telehealth services, paired with convenient in-person care. In addition to direct-to-consumer memberships, more than 8,000 employers have sponsored memberships on behalf of their employees and dependents. Together, the two organizations will advance clinical integration to deliver exceptional care and value to consumers and employers.

“Our collaboration with One Medical allows us to build upon the significant value that our integrated network offers to consumers and employers,” said Laura Irvine, Chief Network Strategy Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health. “Our affiliation will provide Dallas-Fort Worth area residents access to One Medical’s membership-based primary care model, along with seamless access to Baylor Scott & White’s network. Together, we will advance consumer-driven, coordinated care.”

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is One Medical’s 19th planned market entry and third Texas market entry, following its recent arrival in Austin and planned entry in Houston. Other previously announced anticipated market entries include Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Miami, Florida.

“We are delighted to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health to offer an unrivaled patient care experience and seamless coordinated care across primary and specialty settings to help deliver the highest levels of health, care, and value,” said Amir Dan Rubin, Chair & CEO at One Medical. “Collaborating with Baylor Scott & White further advances One Medical’s mission of transforming health care, bringing our human-centered and technology-powered model to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.”

About One Medical

One Medical is a membership-based and technology-powered primary care platform with seamless digital health and inviting in-office care, convenient to where people work, shop, live, and click. Our vision is to delight millions of members with better health and better care while reducing costs. Our mission is to transform health care for all through our human-centered, technology-powered model.

Headquartered in San Francisco, 1Life Healthcare, Inc. is the administrative and managerial services company for the affiliated One Medical physician-owned professional corporations that deliver medical services in-office and virtually. 1Life and the One Medical entities do business under the “One Medical” brand.

About Baylor Scott & White Health

As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information, visit BSWHealth.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about One Medical and its industry that involve substantial risks and uncertainties and are based on One Medical’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to One Medical. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding future results of operations, financial condition, business strategy and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause One Medical’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent One Medical’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this release. These statements, and related risks, uncertainties, factors and assumptions, include, but are not limited to: timing of office openings and commencement of operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region; One Medical’s relationships and collaborations with its health network partners and enterprise clients; One Medical’s ability to deliver seamless coordinated care across primary and specialty care settings; One Medical’s ability to achieve an exceptional care experience with reduced administrative burdens and costs with its partners; and One Medical’s ability to digitally and clinically integrate with its partners. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties.

Except as required by law, One Medical assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by One Medical’s forward-looking statements will be included in the reports One Medical will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These filings, when available, are available on the investor relations section of One Medical’s website at investor.onemedical.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.


Mansfield ISD Board Votes To Make Masks Optional Effective May 28

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May 28 Mansfield ISD COVID-19 Protocols Will Expire, Masks Optional

In a heated school board meeting Tuesday night the Mansfield community voiced their opinions for and against the use of masks. Some parents argued COVID cases have declined and its time to “let kids be kids” again, while others argued masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID.

A group of parents called “Unmask Mansfield ISD” rallied likeminded parents to attend tonight’s school board meeting, but decided they would not publicly speak on the topic.

They shared this on the group’s Facebook page “We have decided we WILL NOT be speaking publicly as we recognize that voting on this issue is merely to satisfy a procedural formality. We believe the school board members will vote to LIFT THE DISTRICT’S MASK REQUIREMENT.”

On May 3, Unmask Mansfield ISD posted with photos including the one below: Let’s play ball! ⚾️⚾️⚾️
Arlington and Mansfield community leaders took in a Texas Rangers game this weekend – WITHOUT MASKS!!! 😷🚫🚫🚫

We are thrilled to see Mansfield’s own superintendent, Dr. Kimberley Cantu along with Mayor Michael Evans and former Mansfield superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, connecting the dots with other community leaders and showing their support for unmasking our district in a very public way.

Thank you for your support, Dr. Cantu!! That’s what true leadership is all about.

Dr Cantu Mansfield Mayo Evans at Rangers game
Photo credit Raul H. Gonzalez Arlington Facebook page

Raul H. Gonzalez, Arlington Council District 2 shared the photo and Mansfield parents commented about the lack of masks and double standard.

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Facebook comments as shared on Raul H. Gonzalez page

Tonight the Mansfield ISD Board voted 6-0 to remove COVID-19 protocols effective May 28, with masks optional starting 5/28/2021.

Mansfield ISD said this in a press release following their decision, “With those factors in mind, the MISD School Board has made the decision to return to normal operations beginning May 28, 2021. (Editor’s Note: The last day of school for Mansfield ISD is May 26, 2021)

Starting on that day, the district’s COVID-19 safety and health protocols will expire, and face coverings will be optional. *cleaning and disinfecting will continue*

The safety and well-being of our students and staff members will always be our top priority. MISD will continue to clean and disinfect schools and buildings. We will also continue to emphasize proper hygiene, such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and encouraging students and staff members to remain home when sick.

For those who thrive in the virtual setting, MISD is currently in the planning stages of establishing a fully online school of choice for students in grades 5-12 for the 2021-22 school year. The launch of this school of choice—named the MISD Virtual Learning Academy—is dependent upon decisions being made at the state level that pertains to the funding of online learning.”


Black Button Distilling Four Grain Straight Bourbon Has Character

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Black Button Disitlling bourbon by Solo Stove Ranger firepit Photo by M Barclay

Black Button Distilling Four Grain Straight Bourbon Arrives In Texas

I love a good bourbon, and while the flavor is important to me, I also appreciate the story behind the amber liquid. Recently I spent an evening tasting two products from Black Button Distilling, while getting to chat with Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling president and master distiller via Zoom.

Now, most of us are all too familiar with Zoom meetings by now and know they can be boring but, Jason’s passion for Black Button Distilling and bourbon was palpable even through the computer. The self described “bourbon nerd”, started Black Button Distillery at age 24.

You might wonder, what does someone so young know about making bourbon? Well, Jason got his passion for bourbon from his grandfather. On Sundays the family would get together for dinners and he’d watch his grandfather enjoy his ritual of a bourbon afterwards.

Jason Barrett with Black Button bourbon barrel
Owner of Blackbutton Distilling Jason Barrett Photo courtesy Black Button Distilling

A Passion For Bourbon You Can Taste

His appreciation for bourbons and whiskeys has grown and was evident when we got a sneak peek of his personal whiskey collection. I won’t name names but will say there was at least one Texas based bourbon in his bar.

With Black Button four grain straight bourbon Jason uses a unique process to achieve a smooth bourbon with a clean finish. With its aroma of fresh oak, toffee and leather along with light caramel and vanilla flavors it can be enjoyed with a ball of ice or in an old fashioned.

When Jason started the distillery there were no other distilleries in Rochester, so the barley they use is malted specifically for them. Black Button is the first grain-to-glass farm distillery in Rochester, NY since prohibition. Staying true to their roots, their spirits are made with 90% New York State all-natural ingredients.

Jason said, “We are a licensed Farm Distillery, dedicated to preserving New York State’s rich agricultural heritage. That focus on creating the finest grain-to-glass spirits with locally-grown grains is important to Texans who appreciate high-quality small batch, handcrafted spirits made with only natural ingredients and sustainable practices.”

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Black Button Bourbon, Bourbon Cream and Citrus Forward Gin Courtesy photo

Black Button Four Grain Is A Homerun

I’ve been enjoying the Black Button four grain bourbon neat or with a large ball of ice. Its so smooth I have to remember to savor it. Even my non-bourbon drinking hubby found it easy to drink. The Four Grain Straight Bourbon has won numerous awards including a 2020 John Barley Corn Gold Medal. It is available in 750mL for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Black Button also sent a bottle of their Bourbon Cream to try, and it is incredible. I’m not a big liqueur drinker, but I instantly fell in love with the rich Bourbon Cream and started imagining it with a slice of whiskey cake or with chocolate ice cream! When winter returns I’m going to try a splash in my coffee on cold evenings, and may try a few blender drinks this summer.

The Bespoke Bourbon Cream has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal at the 2020 Concours International de Lyon competition. It is available in 750mL for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

Both the four grain bourbon and the bourbon cream are homeruns and will become regulars in my home bar.

Spirit lovers can find a store near them which retails Black Button Distilling’s products by using the following online store locator: https://www.blackbuttondistilling.com/where-to-buy.




Key Moment for Mental Health in Tarrant County

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‘A Huge Difference in How We Do Criminal Justice In Our Community’

(Fort Worth, TX) – A long-term plan to create a mental health jail diversion center – and provide an alternative to putting people with mental health needs behind bars – appears to be on the fast track.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said Tuesday during the Commissioners Court meeting that he would like to see the facility, geared to get the mentally ill the medical attention they need, open by October 1, 2021.

County officials have talked about the need for such a facility for years.

“This will make a huge difference in how we do criminal justice in our community,” said Sharen Wilson, Tarrant County’s criminal district attorney, a key advocate of this effort. “The mentally ill, for the most part, should not be in our jails. This gives them an opportunity to not be there.”

A mental health jail diversion center would be a partnership that involves the county, JPS, MHMR and law enforcement.

It would give law enforcement officers a place to take someone who, for instance, could have been detained for criminal trespassing – or another non-violent, low-level crime – but who instead might have mental health issues that need to be addressed. That person no longer would have to go to jail.

Fewer Inmates At Tarrant County Jail

Instead, they could be taken to this center where they could stay while MHMR and community partners find the best facilities for them to get help for psychiatric needs, homelessness, medication management, health issues, and more.

As a result, there would be fewer inmates at the Tarrant County Jail and in the criminal court system –and fewer people in hospital emergency rooms.

“We recognize the county jail is not the place for one to regain one’s mental health,” Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks said during Tuesday’s meeting. “This is truly a diversion program. These people will never hit the front door of the jail. … The objective of this center is to stabilize this person and do a warm hand-off to community-based care.”

The question now is which entity will pay for the center – and which will manage it.
Whitley noted that those are important questions to answer at a soon-to-be scheduled workshop. But for now, Tarrant County Administrator G.K. Maenius said he will engage a real estate agency to find an 18,000- to 20,000-square-foot rental facility in Tarrant County to house this facility.

“It’s what is best for everybody,” Wilson said. “It’s best for police, the courts, the county, and for the individual and their families.

“We just need it.”

Grand Prairie Police Investigating Fatal Mother’s Day Crash

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Detoderick Jawayne Gaston, mugshot Grand Prairie Police

Driver Arrested And Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault

The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred late Sunday on eastbound I‐30 at the Belt Line Rd exit.

At about 11:40 PM a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro was involved in a minor accident on eastbound I‐30 near SH 161 and left the scene. The Camaro then came to a stop in the eastbound traffic lanes at the Belt Line exit and was struck from behind by a 2012 Nissan Versa.

Two children in the back seat of the Versa were transported by ambulance to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where one of them, 5 year old Ayanna Sullivan, died from injuries sustained in the crash. The second child, Renda Sullivan, 8 years old and the 34 year old father, the driver of the Versa, are being treated for serious injuries. Both children were restrained in the back seat at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Camaro has been identified as Detoderick Jawayne Gaston, 31, of Dallas. Gaston was arrested at the scene and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and two counts of Intoxication Assault. He is currently being held at the Grand Prairie Police Detention Center.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sullivan family. The Sullivan family has a GoFundme to help with medical and funeral expenses.

Cedar Hill Theatre Receives Record Number of DSM Nominations

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“The Wiz” Was a Hit With DSM Award Nominations

(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) The Cedar Hill High School Theatre Program has received a record number of nominations for the Dallas Summer Musical Awards, the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards.

Cedar Hill received five nominations (its most nominations ever) – for its production of “The Wiz”, in January.

“We put so much work into that show,” Cedar Hill Theatre Director Bethany Kennedy said. “We put so much heart into it. It paid off, and it showed the judges what they’re capable of doing.”

For the first time ever, Cedar Hill has been nominated for Best Actor (senior Jacobie Thornton) and Best Actress (Sydney Wade).

Cedar Hill also received nominations for Best Orchestra, Best Costumes and Best Featured Performer (Collegiate senior Sandy Johnson).



The award show will be held at On The Levee theatre in Dallas at 7 p.m. Friday, June 11.


If that date sounds familiar, it’s also the exact time of the Cedar Hill High School Class of 2021 Graduation at Globe Life Field in Arlington.


As much as the scholars were looking forward to graduation, the theatre performance takes precedence for a couple of reasons. They will make arrangements to receive their diplomas at a later date.

Winners of Best Actor & Best Actress Receive $10K Scholarship

The winners of Best Actor and Best Actress will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. There are 10 finalists in each category. And the winners in each category will advance to The Jimmy Awards, the national high school musical awards, which will be held virtually on July 15.


“Being nominated means a lot,” Wade said. “It shows that people are paying attention and that they appreciate your hard work. Somebody’s always watching your success – even when you think they’re not.”


Wade played the lead role for the second straight year, starring as “The Wiz.” She also served as the emcee/host for the 2020-2021 Cedar Hill ISD Convocation. She is undecided on her college choice but plans to study Theatre.


Johnson has the chance to become the second Best Featured Performer from Cedar Hill ISD in the past three years. University of North Texas sophomore Jeremiah Tarver earned the honor in 2019 for his performance in “Newsies.” She will attend Texas A&M-Commerce to major in Political Science and minor in Marketing.


“It’s been really exciting, and I’ve put a lot of time into the show,” Johnson said. “I also work on the costumes a lot during the school day.”


Thornton received All District Honors at UIL One Act Play. He played the Tin Man in “The Wiz” and will study Theatre at Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois.


“This honor is huge for me – just to know all of my hard work has been recognized and to know that we stood out to the judges,” Thornton said. “We’re making a name for theatre at Cedar Hill.”


Glenn Heights’ Oldest Neighborhood Gets Water, Road Improvements

Work is underway in Glenn Heights oldest neighborhood Photo courtesy Glenn Heights Public Works

Mesa Addition Gets Infrastructure Upgrades

GLENN HEIGHTS – Late last month the City of Glenn Heights began a Capital Project in the city to improve both water and roads in the city’s oldest neighborhood. The water main and road improvements project began on April 29.

Earlier in April the City of Glenn Heights began the process of the improvements as the long anticipated capital project was finally underway in the city’s Mesa Addition. The project is being led by the city’s contract partner Douglas Daley Construction. It will include the replacement of six-inch water lines with eight-inch lines to improve water flow and capacity and reduce the number of water line breaks within the neighborhood.

Deputy City Manager Michael Rogers who is the project manager for the City said, “We are excited to start this project in the Mesa subdivision in a holistic manner, where upgrades of the water, gas and roadway will all be replaced as part of the same project and be completed within 180 days.”

180 Days of Construction

The project will also include the repaving and replacement of roads, curbs and guttering to improve surface drainage. As a concurrent phase of the utility and road improvements, Atmos Energy will be making gas line improvements within the Mesa Addition to help improve service delivery to residential customers. All phases of the project are expected to be completed within the 180 day timeline per the terms of the contract with Douglas Daley Construction.

As part of the funding allocated for this capital improvement project, the City of Glenn Heights was awarded a grant in the amount of $236,000 from Dallas County in response to a competitive grant process for FY 2020 CARES Act funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The total budgeted cost approved for this capital project is $1.5 million.

For additional information about the Mesa Water Main Replacement and Road Improvements visit the City of Glenn Heights website at www.GlennHeightsTX.Gov/Current-Projects.

Two Arrests Made in Ellis County Murder, Suspect Still In Houston

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Trenton James Adams Photo credit Ellis County jail

Ellis County Murder Suspect In Harris County Jail

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said late last week that Trenton James Adams has still not been returned to Ellis County.

In a short statement the spokesperson said once the 28-year-old Ellis County resident, Trenton Adams, has been arraigned, and has been cleared by Harris County he will be transported to the Ellis County Jail in Waxahachie, Texas. When he arrives he will be booked in for the Murder of 29-year-old Waxahachie resident Jordan Von Hoffman.

Adams was already wanted on a Parole Violation with no bond. There was a recommended bond of $1,000,000.00 for the for the murder warrant at the time of his arrest.

Von Hoffman was found dead last month in Ennis.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department did not release the cause of death, only that it was homicide.

While Adams is still in Harris County, Ellis County Sheriff’s Department made a second arrest on April 28.

Lauren Dovers Arrested In Connection With Murder of Jordan Von Hoffman

Lauren Dovers mugshot
Mugshot credit Ellis County Jail

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division arrested 25-year-old Lauren Danielle Dovers of Waxahachie in the murder investigation of Von Hoffman.

She is reportedly the girlfriend of suspect Trenton Adams. Dovers was taken into custody on charges of Tampering/Fab Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair a Human Corpse. The charge is a 2nd Degree Felony.

She was booked into the Ellis County Jail and given a $200,000.00 bond. Dovers has bonded out.

It was on March 24, that Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 6900 block of Ensign Road in Ennis for a suspicious activity report.

The reporting party believed there was a human body on the property.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations and Ellis County Crime Scene responded to the location with assistance from the Department of Public Safety – Texas Rangers.

The Ellis County Justice of Peace pronounced the body as deceased. The body was transported to the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office and an autopsy ordered.

The following day Von Hoffman’s body was identified.

Sergeant Joe Fitzgerald, Ellis County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer and Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant said,  “We haven’t stopped working on this case and we are leaving no stone unturned.”

He also reminded that the department can’t release additional information since it is an ongoing investigation.


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