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A good time was had, will be had by all

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Julias TidbitsThis past weekend Trinity was really hopping. We had so many fundraisers and organizational events going on that it was hard to choose which one to attend.

The one I attended, of course, was the SAAFE House Denim & Diamonds Purse Bingo at the Trinity Community Center. I have attended this fundraiser for more than 13 years.

The SAAFE House event was a huge success. Everyone had a great time, the food was great, the prizes were awesome, and Rana Wingo is to be commended for raising funds for her organization these past 13 years to advocate for Trinity children.

Wingo has been a children’s advocate for more than 20 years for SAAFE House in Trinity, and I hope they appreciate her as much as Trinity County does for all her caring, compassion, and professional expertise to all the law enforcement agencies, and other children’s group.

•Now, a recap for this week’s enjoyment opportunities.

The Wall of Honor Society 16th annual fundraiser is Saturday starting at noon and ending at 6 p.m. The event benefiting the Trinity County Veterans has 10 major raffle drawings throughout the afternoon and you do not have to be present to win. In addition to the raffle drawings, there will be door prizes, food, and music with silent and live quilt auctions too. For more information, please contact Bill Reeves at (936) 661-7107 for raffle tickets and prize details.

•Don’t forget the Pumpkin Patch opened this weekend. Donations are the standard fee. The patch is located downtown on the FTMC lot, and it is decorated wonderfully for the children to have fun, and for the parents to take pictures of them having fun.

The days and time of operating hours in the Pumpkin Patch are Oct. 14-31, Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sundays 12:30-5 p.m.

•The Trinity High School Seniors are having a Senior Halloween Haunted House on Oct. 28, starting at 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person.

•The Trinity Police Department is hosting Treats on the Street Halloween Festival on Tuesday on Elm Street at 6:30 p.m. The festival is free with prizes galore, including drawings, bicycle giveaways, gift certificates, and all the candy donated by Trinity citizens for the children. For more information, please call (936) 594-2505.

This weekend will be easier to choose your pleasure as most of the events held this weekend are age- and gender-appropriate. For instance, haunted houses, Treats on the Streets, the Pumpkin Patch and and church parties will abound for the children, and other events and activities are planned for the adults and veterans in our area at the VFW Hall and Scheelbillies on FM 356.

•As previously mentioned in the last issue, November is taking the spotlight in less than two weeks for more activities.

The month of November up-dates:

•Nov. 4, deer season opens

•Nov. 4, Boys & Girls Club Bingo Bash at VFW hall.

•Nov. 4, Liberty Christian Center Veterans Event.

•Nov. 4, VFW Post 6899 Dinner and Dance.

•Nov. 5, Knights of Columbus Shrimp Gumbo Dinner.

•Nov. 11, First Presbyterian Church Art/Bake Sale.

•Nov. 11, Veteran Appreciation Banquet, VFW Hall.

•Nov. 20-24 is TISD Winter Break.

•Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 23.

•First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Quilt and Art Show from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. There will be a bake sale and other items to help raise funds for various charities supported by our Presbyterian Women’s Group.

The church is located at 405 N. Elm St. and celebrates 110 years of service. Their building was dedicated on Oct. 12, 1913. Please attend this celebration and see their beautiful sanctuary.

Saturday, December 2, is the TPCC Christmas Show at the Trinity Community Center at 10 a.m.

•Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting is Nov. 7 at the Chamber Building located at 105 Stadium St. at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend and give suggestions, we will be planning the agenda and Christmas program at this time and we welcome all ideas and improvements.

For your information, the applications for the Trinity Christmas Show were sent out Friday, so if you did not get one, call or text me at (936) 537-8171.

•TISD Christmas break is Dec. 25, until Jan. 4, 2024.

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Casa Speaks To Lions

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Groveton Lions Club guest speaker Janet Davidson from Court Appointed Special Advocates shared valuable information on how to best help and encourage our children. Courtesy photo

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Logging truck overturns

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Law enforcement officials survey the wreckage of a logging truck that overturned.  Courtesy photoLaw enforcement officials survey the wreckage of a logging truck that overturned. Courtesy photo

TCNS staff

TRINITY COUNTY —Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 287, near state Highway 94, that occurred Oct. 11.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that at approximately 8 a.m., a 2020 Mack truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling east on U.S. 287. It is reported that the driver was traveling at a speed which was unsafe as he took the exit ramp to merge onto S.H. 94, causing the truck tractor and semi-trailer to overturn on its left side.

The driver, 57-year-old Russell Maddox of Diboll, was not injured.

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Early voting begins Monday

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TCNS staff

Fourteen amendments to the state constitution are the only choices facing Trinity County residents in the Nov. 7 election.

The amendments on the ballot include:

•Proposition 1: Establishing a right to farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management on owned or leased personal property.

•Proposition 2: Allowing local governments to exempt childcare facilities from property taxes.

•Proposition 3: Prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax on individuals or families.

•Proposition 4: Increasing the homestead tax exemption by a school district to $100,000 and increasing state funding for public education.

•Proposition 5: Renaming State University Research Fund from National Research University Fund and establishing an ongoing revenue source from the accrued interest of the Economic Stabilization Fund (the Rainy Day Fund).

•Proposition 6: Creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.

•Proposition 7: Creating the Texas Energy Fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.

•Proposition 8: Creating the Texas Broadband Infrastructure Fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

•Proposition 9: Authorizing the state legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to eligible annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

•Proposition 10: Authorizing the state legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property manufactured by medical or biomedical companies.

•Proposition 11: Authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.

•Proposition 12: Providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County.

•Proposition 13: Increasing the mandatory retirement age for state judges and justices from 75 to 79 and the minimum retirement age to 75 years, up from 70.

•Proposition 14: Providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.

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