The deadline to file as a write-in candidate for a place on the Tira City Council is Aug. 22. The election is Nov. 4. For more information, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary.
My phone numbers and email address are at the end of the column and my mailing address is 776 FM 1536, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.
Jacob and Tiffany Peugh and their children, Tyler, Collin, Kenden and Jaidyn, and Chip and I visited Liz Steinsiek and her children, Michael and Tonja, and their families Thursday evening.
Michael, Tracy, Jordyn, Madison and Lani were visiting from Schertz (near San Antonio) and Will, Tonja, Gabriel and Kristina were in from Chicago. Harold Cowley, Tracy’s mother, Susan Gatewood, and Will’s parents, Johnny and Cilla Hudson, were there too. We enjoyed a wonderful meal of smoked brisket and all the trimmings, prepared by Will and Tonja. Guests brought side dishes and desserts to share. Following the meal, we had a good time visiting and playing games.
Morgan Joslin met friends in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, July 26, and they flew in a small plane to Oshkosh, Wis., for the Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure fly-in airshow. It is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with some 10,000 planes, helicopters and experimental aircraft. He got home Saturday, Aug. 2.
The annual Hot August Night BBQ Cook-off and music event at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center is coming up Saturday, Aug. 16.
Phil Vassar will be the featured performer.
The fundraiser benefits the county volunteer fire departments. Please make plans to attend and support your local firefighters. The barbecue grounds will open at 1 p.m., with cooks preparing their entries. There will also be vendors and a kids’ zone. Serving of the barbecue meal will begin at 5 p.m. The concert will start at 7 p.m. inside the civic center arena.
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