We want to express our sympathy to the family of Gerald “Jerry” Levine. His wife, of 54 years, Jo Elizabeth Chapman Levine, survives. His funeral service was held on Tuesday, with his burial at the Tira Cemetery.
It’s almost time for the annual Tira Homecoming, which will be held on Sunday, July 5. Dusti Evans James is planning a special video presentation, including pictures, memories and history collected from families who have roots in Tira. We encourage everyone to attend the program at 11 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church, and then join together for a pot luck lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds. In the event of rain, the lunch will be held at the Tira Community Center. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery are appreciated and may be given at the homecoming or may be mailed to Floyd Payton, Chairman of the Perpetual Care Committee, 1601 County Road 4612, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
The Tira City Council held a called meeting on Monday, June 8, at the Tira Community Center. Commissioner Danny Evans met with the group to discuss a grant opportunity for the volunteer fire department. The council voted to enter into the grant application process.
The Tira City Council met at the community center on Tuesday evening. Floyd Payton took the oath of office as the new mayor of Tira and Janie Lewis and Joyce Dodd were sworn in as council members. John Hadley was presented a clock in appreciation of his years of service as the mayor of Tira, and John presented a gavel to Floyd. We want to express our appreciation to John and Dorothy for their dedication to our community and hope that they will be able to continue participating in our activities. The next regular quarterly council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1.