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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

AGENDA Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting JUNE 28, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 N. Davis, Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Emily Glass, Councilwoman, ...

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DPS Urges Same Summer

DPS Urges Texans to Take Safety Precautions This Summer AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21. Rising temperatures and increased travel can create additional safety concerns over the summer, ...

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Art For A Grand Opening

Chief Gary Batton and artist Jane Semple Umsted discuss her latest artwork, “Sacred Journey” and “Sacred Vision,” as the sculptures are set into place Wednesday in front of the new Choctaw Nation Headquarters, 1802 Chukka Hina in Durant. The 25-foot bronzes represent a pole, or iti fabvssa, that according to ...

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Texas Ten Most Wanted

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Nacogdoches AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to his capture. Sterns, affiliated ...

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Texas To Expand High Quality Child Care Programs In Texas

    28,000 more Texas children per day will receive high-quality child care AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase the ...

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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

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

Hardwood Forest Management
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn Management techniques that improve the health of your hardwood forest. There is a “Hardwood Forest Management” workshop promoting health and resiliency Friday (Jun 29) from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. It is at Titus County AgriLife Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mt Pleasant. You need to register online at For more information, you can call Michelle Moore at 936-639-8184. (

Daingerfield State Park – June
Jun 30 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

Free Hot Dogs!
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The VFW Post 5398 in Pittsburg is offering free hot dogs in their parking lot Saturday (Jun 30) from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm or until they are out. There is Karaoke at 8:00 pm. It is open to everyone.

Circle C Rodeo
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Circle ‘C’ Cowboy Church in Mt Pleasant Saturday (Jun 30) for “Built God Tough Youth Rodeo Buck Out and Open.” The church is hosting an exciting rodeo beginning at 7:00 pm. The entry fee is $65 for all classes, and spectators attend free. Circle C Cowboy Church also invites you to come as you are for Sunday services at 8:30 or 10:30 am. The event is at the church 1757 FM 3417 in Mt Pleasant across from Lake Bob Sandlin. (903-285-3756)

Fireworks – Talco
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talco’s Fourth of July Fireworks is Wednesday (Jul 4) at Talco Park. Enjoy free hot dogs and watermelon at 7:00 pm. Fireworks light at 9:15 pm. Talco Fire Department, businesses, churches, and citizens are sponsoring the event.

Vacation Bible School – Mt Pleasant
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seventh-Day Adventist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School Jul 9-13 from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm. The church is at 302 Lakewood Dr. in Mt Pleasant.

Vacation Bible School – Mt Pleasant
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seventh-Day Adventist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School Jul 9-13 from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm. The church is at 302 Lakewood Dr. in Mt Pleasant.

Vacation Bible School – Mt Pleasant
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seventh-Day Adventist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School Jul 9-13 from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm. The church is at 302 Lakewood Dr. in Mt Pleasant.