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Richards News

I hope all my readers are drinking plenty of fluids and staying cool during rising temperatures. The weather has continually exceeded 100 degrees for consecutive days. That kind of heat can easily cause overheating and dehydration. The heat is dangerous for all especially the elderly. Please check on them often the next few weeks.

A reminder that Aug. 17, Richards PTO and Athletic Booster Clubs are hosting their Panther Trade Day from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Schools throughout the county are preparing for the new year. On Aug. 22, RISD will host meet the teacher from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. School will begin Aug. 26. RISD students will eat free breakfast and lunch again for the 2019-2020 school year.

I am sorry to report a church in Richards was broken into this past week. Someone entered Crossroads Fellowship Church through a window. According to Sheriff Don Sowell and his staff it is an isolated incident. If you have information on this incident or notice anything suspicious call the sheriff’s department. It is disturbing when someone breaks into a church with the intent to steal or vandalize.

The best way to prevent crime is to look out for your neighbors. Don’t forget to lock your vehicles and homes and take good notes when calling to report a crime such as a writing down a license plate number, description of suspects and the clothes they are wearing. Thank you to Sheriff Sowell and his staff for being available when we need you.

My deepest Sympathy goes to the family of Pearl Busa, 96, of Anderson. Pearl died Aug. 3 in Navasota. Pearl was the owner and operator of the Trailriders Cafe in Anderson for many years until she retired in the 90s. She was a very special lady that many loved and a great cook. Pearl loved the outdoors and the country life. Please remember her daughter Betty and husband Antone Tony Pavlock (formally of Richards) and her family and friends in your prayers. Pearl was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson. A beautiful service was held there for her Aug. 8, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Remember in prayer, the Pearl Busa family, Tere Phelps, our President and all the people who have been affected by the recent violence across the United States. Remember all the children as they head back to school and ask for protection in keeping them safe throughout the school year.

A reminder to keep your news coming. If you have news you can email me at or call 936-851-2585. Have a beautiful week.