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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke Clayton
April 16, 2024

OLDER SPORTSMEN HAVE MORE FUN

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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke ClaytonThere was a time back when I was in my twenties and thirties that I thought I would be hanging…
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April 13, 2024

Close-to-home fun

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As an outdoors writer for the past 39 years, I’ve become accustomed to “gallavanting” around the country fishing, hunting and collecting material for my articles. Lately though, I’ve been sticking pretty close to home. Kenneth Shephard with a good “eater…

Tyler County News - Breakout

Lions hosting chili supper

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One of the offerings in the silent auction.One of the offerings in the silent auction.

WOODVILLE – The Woodville Lions Club is hosting a chili supper and silent auction this Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lions Den, located at 775 US Highway 190.

The event will last until 7 p.m., and patrons have the option of dining in, getting take-out or even curbside service. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $10 each from any Woodville Lions Club member, or at the door.

There are some great items up to the silent auction, and bidding begins with the start time of the event. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward local scholarships, as well as the club’s support of the Texas Lions Camp for Children with Disabilities, and many Lions activities aimed at the mission of sight.

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Dogwood Princess candidates chosen

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One of these five girls will be named Queen on April 2. – The 2022 Tyler County Dogwood Princesses are:  Emma Grimes (Chester), Abagail LeBlanc (Spurger), Kirby Wright (Woodville), Sadie Calhoon (Colmesneil) and Zoe Gonzalez (Warren).One of these five girls will be named Queen on April 2. – The 2022 Tyler County Dogwood Princesses are: Emma Grimes (Chester), Abagail LeBlanc (Spurger), Kirby Wright (Woodville), Sadie Calhoon (Colmesneil) and Zoe Gonzalez (Warren).

From the Dogwood Festival Publicity Committee

The Princesses for the 2022 Tyler County Dogwood Festival have completed the judging process.  The Kingsmen have chosen a queen, and her identity will be kept a secret until the she is crowned at the coronation on Saturday, April 2. 

Representing Chester High School is Emma Grimes, daughter of Bronson and Susan Grimes. Sadie Calhoon, daughter of Donald and Melanie Calhoon, will represent Colmesneil.  Spurger will be represented by Abagail LeBlanc, daughter of Brad and Amy LeBlanc.  Zoe Gonzalez will represent Warren High School.  Zoe is the daughter of John and April Gonzalez.  Representing Woodville this year is Kirby Wright, daughter of Morgan and Chesney Wright. 

These young ladies will be busy the next few months, as they will be building and decorating their floats for the Dogwood Parade, making publicity appearances, and making memories at events during the Festival of the Arts and during the Western Weekend. 

The Festival of the Arts will be held March 19-20.  Western Weekend is the following weekend, March 25-26, and the festival will conclude with events on Saturday, April 2.  For more information, visit the Tyler County Dogwood Festival Facebook page or website at www.tylercountydogwoodfestival.org. 

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New Chester mayor sworn-in

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chester logoBy Michael G. Maness 

CHESTER – Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette swore in Chester mayor Robert Poynter Monday evening, Feb. 7, at his first regularly scheduled council meeting. 

Poynter had officially assumed office by council vote at a specially called meeting on Jan. 17 after long-serving mayor Floyd Petri tendered resignation at that meeting for health reasons.

Poynter appointed Country Church Youth Pastor Kevin Hicks and Chester ISD business manager Austin Odom to fill the vacant spots on the council. 

At the called meeting on Jan. 17, the council hired Ovita Barnes as city secretary to undergo immediate training with retiring decades-long Secretary Annette Hickman. There have been several personnel changes in January as recent hires could not remain, and the council will be hiring a clerk to aid Barnes. 

Poynter outlined several adjustments as the council discussed concerns over making a smooth transition to Barnes and the new software. New Councilman Odom brings a financial expertise that was especially valued at this time as the city transitions to QuickBooks. 

There were adjustments in employee insurance, the grants, and a determination to keep track of the past due accountants, the latter seeming to be on the decrease. 

The previous minutes and the financials were passed without little ado.

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Miss Tyler County pageant scheduled

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WOODVILLE – The annual Miss Tyler County Scholarship Pageant takes place on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Woodville High School Summit. 

The event organizers have Brandon Belt, first baseman for the San Francisco Giants and Ashly Elam, the sportscaster for Channel 12 News as celebrity judges. In all, 20 judges are coming from all over the state of Texas. 

Shelby Tillery, Former Miss Tyler County in 2009 from Woodville, will be a special guest performer as well as Miss Southeast Texas, Madison Matlock and Miss Southeast Texas Outstanding Teen, Ella Lozier. There will also be a very special performance from the 2022 Miss Tyler County Princesses. 

There will be programs for sale at $15 a book. There is a limited supply this year, so first come first serve. Wristbands are $10 for adults and children, and age three and under are free. You can purchase those at the box office the day of the pageant. There will be no presale wristbands sold. 

Miss Tyler County Director Kristi Holmes said “We have a great group of girls this year! They have worked very hard preparing for this competition, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. I wouldn’t want to be a judge.”

Holmes added: “I would like to thank all of the contestant sponsors and the scholarship sponsors! I would like to thank all of the businesses, family and friends who bought ads and a huge thank you to all of our volunteers! We could not be successful without any of y’all.” 

The Baby Miss Tyler County Pageant will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Summit. 

The Little Miss Tyler County Pageant will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2 p.m. It will also be held at the Woodville High School Summit. 

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