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Arson Suspected In Wood County House Fire

    A Hawkins family is homeless after a fire destroyed their house. Wood County fire officials say the blaze did not start accidentally. Several hours before the fire, a man staying with the homeowner’s family broke out several windows. Timothy Robinson turned himself in at the Wood County Jail and ...

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Parolee Jailed In Titus County

    Thirty-seven-year-old Henry Calvin Willis is in the Titus County Jail for possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Bond was set at $15,000. Bond was denied, however, on an additional charge of violating his parole.

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ET Medical Helicopter Just Misses Hitting Drone

    similar helicopter Authorities are investigating a near miss between a UT-Health East Texas helicopter ambulance and a drone in Dallas. The Air 1 helicopter dropped off a patient at Children’s Medical Center and after taking off, the pilots noticed a drone in their airspace. They had to take evasive ...

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Tx Pardons And Paroles Denies Clemency

    The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously has refused a clemency request from a Texas inmate set for execution tomorrow night. A jury condemned 31-year-old Erick Davila, a former Fort Worth street gang member, for fatally shooting a five-year-old girl and her grandmother.

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Jarvis Christian College Announces Keynote Speaker

‘Black Panther’ author Jesse J. Holland keynote speaker for Jarvis Christian College 2018 Spring Commencement Hawkins, TX – Mr. Jesse J. Holland, Race and Ethnicity writer for the Associated Press, will give the keynote address during Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, ...

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May
14
Mon
Financial Peace University
May 14 @ 1:00 am – Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Jun
22
Fri
59th Annual Paris Rodeo
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 59th Annual Paris Rodeo is Friday and Saturday (Jun 22-23) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. For more info, you can go to the website at http://www.785TIPS.com

Paris Rodeo
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The 59th Annual Paris Texas Rodeo is Friday and Saturday (Jun 22-23) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. For more info, you can visit the website: http://www.785TIPS.com

Jun
23
Sat
Daingerfield State Park – June
Jun 23 all-day

Summer is here! Why not spend some quality time in the outdoors experiencing what Daingerfield State Park has to offer. We are hosting numerous fun and educational programs during June plus providing probably the best swimming hole in all of Northeast Texas! All programs are free with a paid entrance permit. Fishing, hiking, and boat rentals are all on the list of fun activities at the park. Don’t forget about our Saturday night Dances at the historic Pavilion. See you in June!

Also, a separate press release for our Second Annual Freedom Fest (June 30) will follow early next week.

Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park has been the place for summer fun for almost 80 years, and this summer may be our best! We have a lot of fun and educational programs and events scheduled for June. Starting Saturday (Jun 2) through Saturday (Jun 30), the park will host 16 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world. The park will conduct ranger-led hikes summiting Iron Hill which winds through the “Cathedral of the Trees” to one of the highest points in East Texas as night falls. Also during June, you will have a chance to fish with a Ranger, paddle boarding classes with a Ranger exploring the lake (free with paid park entrance permit), aquatic nature program where visitors net and help identify underwater life plus have fun making nature art scheduled for kids at heart. To bring each fun-packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion, we will host a Dance with classics from our vintage jukebox from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The first Saturday night of the month will be our Karaoke Dance.

On Saturday (Jun 30), Daingerfield State Park will be hosting our Second Annual Freedom Fest in honor of our Nation’s birthday, which will include a 5K Race, Dutch oven cooking contest, booths, scavenger hunts and finish the evening with live music featuring “Hurry Up & Wait” playing classic country and rock classics till 11:00 pm at the historic Pavilion under the stars! It is a free event with your paid park entrance permit.

Rent a paddle boat, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or one of our newly motorized fishing boats! Bring a picnic and enjoy the awe-inspiring views from our day-use area. Fish off our pier where visitors had many nice record catches. They commonly catch crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish, and chain pickerel. Swim in the clear, fresh, spring feed water of Little Pine Lake. Hike our trails or relax under a giant shade tree recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $4 for adults with kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $2 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70 which is good for over 12 months. For more information, please call Daingerfield State Park’s Headquarters at 903-645-2921 to reserve your site. Spaces may be limited so arrive early for the programs of your choice.

For more information on this or other events and programs at Daingerfield State Park, please visit our Facebook page, website or call (903) 645-2921 for more information. See you at the Park!!

June 2018 Schedule

Saturday, June 2nd

9:00 am – Little Pine D.O.G.S. – Dutch Oven Gathering – Pavilion

10:00 am – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Paddle Boarding 101 – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Karaoke Dance – Pavilion

Saturday, June 9

9:00 am – Hike to the Summit – Pavilion

2:00 pm – Paddle Boarding 101 – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 15

8:00 pm – Night Hike – Pavilion

Saturday, June 16

10:00 am – Fishing with a Ranger – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 22

8:00 pm – Night Hike – Pavilion

Saturday, June 23

10:00 am –Art in the Park – Painting – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 30

7:00 am to 11:00 pm – FREEDOM FEST! (More information forthcoming)

Steve Killian
Superintendent, Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638
Office (903) 645-2921

Chapel Hill FFA Fundraiser
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chapel Hill FFA is hosting a fundraiser for the 90th Annual FFA State Convention. Support your local FFA organization by attending the $6 per plate meal that includes hamburger, drink, chips at Tractor Supply Saturday (Jun 23) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Texarkana Fallen Bikers
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Annual 22-Mile Cruise And Car Show
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mustang Syndicate U.S. presents the “First Annual 22-Mile Cruise and Car Show. It is Saturday (Jun 23) at Celebration Plaza in downtown Sulphur Springs at 11:00 am. The 22-mile cruise represents a mile for every veteran we lose per day to suicide. There is a police escort for safety.
www.facebook.com/events/194980537945695/.
Car Show is for all makes, models, truck, and bikes.

59th Annual Paris Rodeo
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 59th Annual Paris Rodeo is Friday and Saturday (Jun 22-23) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. For more info, you can go to the website at http://www.785TIPS.com

Paris Rodeo
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The 59th Annual Paris Texas Rodeo is Friday and Saturday (Jun 22-23) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. For more info, you can visit the website: http://www.785TIPS.com

Jun
28
Thu
Reading With A Ranger
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

 

Beginning this week, Bob Sandlin State Park has Reading with the Ranger on Thursdays at 10:00 am. Children 12 and under are FREE, and adults are $4. It is a great summer program for children.

Paige Green
Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Rd 2117
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
(903) 572-5531