Goats to be returned to Goat Island on Sunday

After months of dealing with lawyers and the Trinity River Authority, raising funds, and waiting for the process to proceed to each “next step,” we are finally seeing the fruition of our work. In September Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Danny Martin, Trinity County News editors Michael Schuetz, and Dr. Sharon Schuetz held a community meeting to select a committee who would take the project to completion. Members of that meeting elected Terry Threlkeld to serve as Manager, Ron Crone, Assistant Manager, Jennifer Staples, Secretary, Sharon Crone, Susan Martin, Tammy Muir, and Betty Busch to serve on the committee. This committee has taken on the task of getting the goats and doing what is needed to maintain them in the future.

After signing a two-year lease with the TRA for grazing rights on the island, the committee has purchased ten nanny goats and 1 Billie goat which are at the Groveton High School being examined, wormed, and monitored by the FFA teacher Larry Fortenberry and his students. On Sunday, December 2, at 3 PM, we will bring the goats to their new home on Goat Island. Trinity County News will be there to broadcast Facebook live for those who cannot attend the celebration.

None of this would be possible without the following community members who donated money to help with the finances. In August a gofundme account was set up to raise funds to buy goats and take care of the fees and expenses to repopulate the island. Thanks to the generosity of 32 of Trinity County’s residents we were able to raise $2,000.35 to cover expenses and start a fund that will continue to be used in the future.

Thank you for your generosity.

Karen Rmery                                                                                      Chris and Kim Seitz
Ken and Tiffany Gobble                                                                 David Stoll
Betty and Jerry Busch                                                                     Steve Littlefield
Stacie Reed                                                                                        C.J. and Charlotte Vice
Keith Brown                                                                                       Rick Stermer
Pat and Deb Casares                                                                       Larry and Ruby Dean
Tammy Yawn                                                                                     Harbor Point NFNCC
James and Penny Kelley                                                                Elaine Newton
Scott McEwen                                                                                   Kurt Smith
Kerry and Gail Cooley                                                                     Don and Becky Motley
Robert Lawrence                                                                              Stan and Merle Nevill
Cheryl Lankford                                                                                Peggy Louise Davis
George Hays                                                                                      Jennie-Farron Eastburn
Connie Johnson                                                                                Chris Mcniff
Alice Lankford                                                                                   Kay and Bill Culpepper
Sharon Crone

About Dr. Sharon Schuetz (224 Articles)
Dr. Sharon Schuetz has a Ph.D. in clinical Christian counseling and has counseled hundreds of families over the past 25 years. In 2013 she and a friend started the website Lady-Patriots.com with 26 different authors and millions of visitors until she sold it in 2016. Since then, she has worked in her local county, Trinity, Texas in the Republican Party, Republican Women, the Trinity County Patriots, and is the former editor of the local newspaper, The Trinity Standard. She recently accepted the position of Secretary of the Trinity County Republican Party. Sharon and her husband of 42 years, Michael, pastor the Sebastopol Community Church in Trinity, and have three children and ten grandchildren.

1 Comment on Goats to be returned to Goat Island on Sunday

  1. Thanks to all responsible for making Goat Island, Goat Island Again!

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