Vandals knocked over several headstones, broke another headstone into several pieces, and damaged a door to a building at Nacogdoches' Oak Grove Cemetery located at 200 N. Lanana Street. The historic cemetery is one of the oldest graveyards in the county.
According to a report, Nacogdoches Police Department officers took a report on the incident Thursday morning. The damage to the cemetery was done sometime between 5 p.m. Jan. 18 and 9 a.m. Jan. 21.
The damage was scattered throughout the cemetery, and the maintenance building with the damaged door is on the east side of the property.
A sign at the front of the cemetery states that the oldest grave at Oak Grove Cemetery dates back to 1837. Numerous well known individuals from Nacogdoches' history are buried there, including Thomas J. Rusk, Charles Stanfield Taylor, Haden Edwards, Adolphus Sternes, and John S. Roberts are buried there.
Brian Bray, Nacogdoches' director of community services said this sort of thing happens at the Oak Grove Cemetery at least once a year.
Anyone with any information that could lead to the arrest 0f the people responsible for the damage should call the Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers hot line at (936) 560-INFO (4636) or visit the Web page at www.ncstips.com.
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:43:19 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:37 GMT
Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>