Monday, December 05, 2016

After accident Thanksgiving morning... Donut Shop turned into drive-in

THANKFULLY NOBODY WAS HURT early Thanksgiving morning, November 24th as a car accidently drove into the front of Star Donut Shop on Main Street.

Not too long after opening at 5:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. November 24, 2016, a car came crashing through the front of the Star Donut Shop on Main Street in Teague.

According to Lt. DeWayne Philpott of the Teague Police Department, a vehicle belonging to 46 year old, David Root of Teague, was parked in front of Star Donut Shop, about to go in and get his regular order, when the car slipped out of gear and began to move forward toward the building. Chakrya Mam, owner of Star Donut Shop said that she believes that he meant to step on the brake and hit the gas instead. “It was an unfortunate accident but we are very happy that no one was injured,” she said.

The Teague Police Department received the call at 5:55 a.m. and was on the scene almost immediately to give aid.

Chakrya Mam said she spoke to the insurance agent Monday, November 28th, and he told her that she should be back in business in around 2 to 4 weeks. That’s good news for Chakrya and all her customers that she is so fond of.

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Teague Elementary School offers one stop Christmas shopping Friday

THE BALL JUST NEVER seemed to bounce Teague’s way during last Friday night’s loss to Cameron Yoe in the State Regional 3A Division 1 Semi-Final game. The Lion’s were defeated by a 23-6 margin in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. All Teague Lion players, coaches, and fans are to be congratulated on another outstanding season of Teague Lion football. GO LIONS!!

Come get your Christmas shopping done in one stop at Teague Elementary School! 

With 30 confirmed vendors selling everything from Perfectly Posh to Scentsy, Pampered Chef to Owl Origami, amazing candles and completely personalized ornaments, there’s something for even the grinchiest Grinch on your list!  Bring your shopping bags and wish list over to the Elementary School. 

The Marketplace will be open from 5:30-7:30, THIS FRIDAY, December 2nd. 

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Boyd served as Teague’s first Mayor at age of 21

Editor’s note: This article is one in a series of historical facts and stories about the beginning of Teague. -By Dorothy McVey- William R. Boyd, Jr. who served as the first Mayor of Teague at the age of 21 years, was a brilliant young attorney who eventually rose to the Presidency of the American Petroleum Institute. He and his father, William R. Boyd, Sr. moved to Teague from Fairfield in 1906 to open their law office after the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway was established here. Both were actively involved in the early civic, economic and social development of the railroad boom town of Teague. Even though “Bill” Boyd became one of Freestone County’s most prominent citizens he never forgot his hometowns and home county. Returning to Teague following his retirement in 1949, he continued his interest in the progress and welfare of this city. In order to encourage and stimulate civic pride in its local citizens, he presented a beautiful sterling silver cup to be awarded to those who preformed outstanding volunteer civic service. His mother, Mrs. W. R. Boyd, Sr., wrote him a letter saying: “Dear Son, That loving cup should be an incentive to work for better things in Teague. It certainly was a great thought and a worthy gift.” This letter is now included in the exhibits of the W. R. Boyd, Jr. Room at the B–RI Railroad and Historical Museum. The various clubs and organizations in Teague have made nominations for this award with presentations being made by the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce...

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Route remains the same...Christmas Parade is Dec. 8th

The Teague Chamber of Commerce’s Parade of Lights will roll down Main Street beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th. Children of all ages always enjoy seeing Santa Claus in the parade as he rides on top of one of Teague’s fire trucks.

Several events are added this year including the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree at Main Street and Third Avenue after the parade ends. The Teague Lion Band will lead the parade and play a few Christmas favorites during the tree lighting.

Following the bands performance, citizens are encouraged to come to the Teague City Park to see the beautiful light display the city has erected due to the generosity of Mike and Sherry Gregory donating thousands of dollars worth of Christmas lights and decorations. The light show donated by the Gregory’s has been seen by many in years past on Wildflower Street during Christmas time.

Hamburgers and all the trimmings will also be sold again this year in the Teague Community Center before, during and after the parade. Proceeds from the event are used by the First United Methodist Church and friends to purchase clothes and gifts for less fortunate area children.

Santa will arrive in town at 3:30 p.m. next to the B-RI Museum for children to come and see. He will then head to the Community Center for pictures before and after the parade.

Last’s year’s parade participation was outstanding and everyone is encouraged to participate again this year. All you have to do is have lights on your entry, what ever it is, and begin lining up at 5:30 at the Elementary School on North 10th Avenue. The parade will travel down 10th Avenue, turn right on Main Street and disburse at the end of Main Street where the tree lighting will be held. For questions about the parade, call Steve Massey at 739-2141.

See you there!!!

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For Jim Lawrence... Retirement Party is Friday

Mr. Jim Lawrence will be retiring from Prosperity Bank in Teague after 41 years in the banking industry. Prosperity Bank and Jim’s co-workers are inviting everyone to join them in offering Jim “Best Wishes” on his retirement. A retirement party will be held in his honor on Friday, December 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Prosperity Bank, 420 Main Street in Teague.

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