Saturday, January 31, 2015

Brown is President of Texas Young Farmer Assoc.

MOST LIKELY TALKING AGRICULTURE with Congressman Flores in Bryan, Texas at the Texas Young Farmer Association Convention are Kenneth and Lisa Brown, along with their daughter, Stephanie. Kenneth was installed as the new President of the 800+ member Texas Association. Cristan Thompson was installed as Vice-President of Area VIII. The Teague chapter is the largest chapter in the state with 56 members.

The 60th State Convention of the Texas Young Farmer Association was held January 8-10, 2015, in Bryan, Texas. Two Freestone County residents who are members of the Teague Association were installed as new officers of the Texas Association which now boasts over 800 members. Kenneth Brown is the new President and Cristan Thompson is Vice President Area VIII.

Attending the Convention from the Teague chapter, which is the largest chapter in the state with 56 members, were Kenneth, Lisa and Stephanie Brown of Donie, Herb and Jackie Casey of Mexia, Greg and Jeri Gore of Teague and Cristan Thompson of Wortham. Participants took advantage of several educational activities and toured the Texas A&M University Veterinary Emergency Response Team facilities, the Texas Transportation Institute on the A&M campus and downtown businesses including the Chocolate Gallery, Catalena Hatters, Brazos Glassworks and the Carnegie History Center.

Keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet was the Honorable Wm. “Bill” Flores, U.S. Representative 17th District. He briefly outlined congressional activities affecting rural and farming/ranching enterprises.

The Teague Young Farmer Association is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students...

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Hats Off! to Crowns Thursday and Saturday

IGURUBANDO-CON, a fundraiser for the Fairfield Eagles Band was held last Saturday, featuring the comic book and animation conventions. Pictured is Dallis Poller Gregory who graduated from Teague High School in 2010. She is portraying Rever, a villain character from Fable 3.

Crowns, the Gospel Musical, debuts at the Theatre at Teague High School Thursday, January 29, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, January 31, at 3:00 pm. A collection of stunning hats from the collections of Irene Slaughter and Lois Gatson will be on view in the lobby preceding the performance. Freda Payne, multi-talented vocalist and actress, and the gifted area cast members will present their “crowning achievement” for Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) audiences.

Much goes into a community theater production of this caliber. Preparation by cast and musicians is a given, but the crew including props, lighting, and sound make any production go from ordinary to exceptional. Promotion and advertising are also essential prerequisites for the event.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door, online at www.trinitystararscouncil.org for pick up at Will Call, Armadillo Emporium in Fairfield, and The Teague Chronicle in Teague.

TSAC is a non- profit organization whose members provide enrichment of the arts in musical performances, author visits, art shows, school programing, and culinary events throughout the year. No salaries are paid; no office is maintained. Arts programing ticket pricing is kept to a minimum. TSAC depends on the support of patrons and businesses through annual membership, corporate sponsors, established trusts, donations, and volunteerism. Just like public television, TSAC depends on YOU...

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Council approves $699,832 bid

Teague City Council members approved the low bid of $699,832 from Pittard Construction to perform construction of the City’s new Hwy. 84 sewer and water project during regular action held Tuesday evening, January 20th at City Hall. Immediately following the acceptance of the bid, council members...

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Trim Aire Aviation is Limestone Employer of Excellence

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas awarded Trim-Aire Aviation, Incorporated with the Limestone County Employer of Excellence Award at its Annual Award of Excellence Banquet held in January. The Annual Awards of Excellence event honors members of the Heart of Texas region who add value to our communities...

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THS Film Makers Advance Three Films

The Teague High School theater department advanced three student-created films last week in the “Young Film Makers Competition.” Over 200 films were submitted in Teague’s Division One narrative category. Teague was one of two schools to advance all three submissions to round two. Teague’s Division 1 consists of 1A-4A...

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Haz-Mat Spill shuts down I-45 northbound

A hazardous material spill late Sunday night, January 25th, north of Fairfield shut down both northbound lanes of Interstate-45 for close to 12 hours as Haz-Mat teams worked to clean up the spill. According to DPS reports, an 18-wheeler carrying the hazardous material was traveling north on I-45 when the driver reached in a cooler to get a drink...

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