On 10/22/20, an Olney Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that resulted in a pursuit. The pursuit terminated in Seymour when the suspects crashed their truck and fled on foot. After a brief search, one suspect was taken into custody. The other suspect was taken into custody approximately an hour and a half later with the assistance of a Texas Game Warden drone. As a result, two felons, one with a parole warrant, were taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered several firearms, one of which was stolen, methamphetamines, mushrooms, marijuana, Xanax and Oxycodone. Between the two suspects, 17 felony charges were or will be filed.
“My name is Jason Chandler, I’m 34 years old and I’m from Austin, Texas. I have been addicted to drugs and the life of crime since the age of ten. I have been to prison three times and once as a juvenile. Whenever I came to the House of Mercy I learned about God’s grace and the revelation of the Mystery through Paul’s teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. How he came to this world, lived a perfect life, took the weight of the world’s sin on his shoulders and died on the cross, then rose three days later. Since being at the House of Mercy my family has been restored, including relationships with my mom and son. I’ve learned to look at life as a giver and not a taker. They say the word fear is written over 500 times in the Bible. Growing up a lot of times I had the fear of success. I would get a job, get a little clean time, everything would be going good then I would self-sabotage myself. I no longer fear the future with God today. Everything I do as a result of this program and the willingness to change, I do unto the Lord because he has done so much for me. I’ve learned to put others before myself and that his complete will for my life is found in the Holy Bible. I’m living proof God can change someone, even someone like me. Living proof.”
The Olney Volunteer Fire Department had a great showing and were happy to answer any questions the community might have. From left to right are: Spencer Cox, Hunter Enloe, Jeff Harvey, Jason Pack, Justin Piercy, Cody Dixon, Fire Chief - Clint Pulliam and Asst Fire Chief - Kenley Lane
“Before I came to H.O.M.E. I was lost in addiction. So lost I went into a rehab in Dallas, TX hoping to find my peace and happiness. I was wrong. There was still so much missing. While in rehab, a good friend of mine heard about H.O.M.E. and she told me about it. Right away I was intrigued. I told my husband. Unsure at first but something kept telling us to just go. So, we did.
Olney welcomes a new doctor to Olney Hamilton Hospital; Dr. Chantel Taylor. Dr. Taylor specializes in family practice, including Neonatal, Pediatrics, Adults, and Geriatrics. Taylor also works with gynostretics and gynecology, emergency care and sports. Taylor has had much experienced from all across the country and the World—attending Brown University, Medical School in Australia and Residency at the LSU Rural Family Medicine Program.