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TIRA NEWS Feb. 5, 2014

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Janie Lewis has just returned from a wonderful vacation. On Thursday, Jan. 30, she flew to Atlanta, Ga., where her son, Jeremy, lives. She, Jeremy and seven of his friends flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and boarded a ship for a seven-day Caribbean cruise.

They had stops in Barbados, St. Lucia, St. John, St. Thomas and St. Martin. Janie reported that they saw lots of beautiful water and landscapes. She said the weather was nice and warm, but the water was a little cool. They all had a great time! She returned to Tira on Sunday.

I received news recently that Glyn Withrow had passed away at the end of December. I am sorry that I was not aware of it at the time. We want to express our sympathy to his family. Glyn’s parents were Wesley and Jewel (Colley) Withrow. He is survived by his wife Ina (Wester) Withrow; sons Tom Withrow and wife, Sherry, and James Withrow and wife, Sheilia, all of Garland; grandson Tyler Withrow of Rowlett; granddaughters Cassy Chappell and husband, Dennis, of Wylie, and Angela Withrow and Hayley Withrow, both of Garland; and great-granddaughter Sadie Chappell. Please remember the family in your prayers.

Chip and I visited Chip’s sister, Linda Ellen Vaughn, in Dallas on Friday evening and Saturday. We had a delicious meal at Genghis Grill in Mesquite on Friday night, and then on Saturday, Chip spent the day doing odd jobs at Linda’s home.

North Hopkins ISD Athletic Director/Coach Larry Tucker reports, “Homecoming and Girls’ Senior Night were a rousing success. The packed crowd saw some great basketball with our kids winning three out of four from McLeod. One of my girls, senior post Chelsea Houser was named homecoming queen. The girls’ varsity played tough and came away with a 45-37 win.”

At the time of this writing, the team was awaiting the outcome of Tuesday’s Bowie and McLeod game. Coach Tucker says, “If Bowie wins, we will have to have a playoff with them for third place; a Bowie loss and we would claim the spot outright. The boys continue to demolish all opponents this year, whipping McLeod 81-55 to go 10-0 in district and 22-7 for the year. They were ranked 13th in the state in the latest poll.

“The JV girls ended their season winning 27-17 and going 10-8 for the year and 7-5 in district play. Congrats to Coach Wood on a job well done. Our teams also honored Mr. Cockrum with a nice plaque, for the many things he does for us. We are blessed to have Mr. Cockrum and he is a huge help to our athletic department. Also, a special thanks to Mrs. Butler and Ms. Vititow for having pre-k do such a great job on the Pledge of Allegiance, prior to the girls’ game.”

The boys’ last home game will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, against Honey Grove.

I guess the cold weather is keeping our Tira folks inside. Hopefully, when the weather warms up I will have more news of activities in our community.

I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. 

If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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