The Tira City Council met on Tuesday night and ordered the May 9 election. Routine items of business were also discussed in the meeting. The next regular
meeting of the council is scheduled for June 2. It was good to see John and Dorothy Hadley. They have been under the weather and were unable to be at the December meeting.
The city of Tira is accepting declarations of write-in candidacy for the Tira City Council. The deadline to file for the May 9 election is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The council members whose terms are expiring are Joyce Dodd, Floyd Payton, and Mayor John Hadley. For more information please contact city secretary, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688.
Tira volunteer firefighters had a busy afternoon on Sunday. They responded to a grass fire on County Road 4763 (across from Mahoney Road) and then were called to an accident involving a 4-wheeler on Texas Highway 19. Later that day they responded to another grass fire on County Road 4789, just west of Highway 19.
Sandra Wester and Carolyn Miller were in Corpus Christi attending softball games last Monday through Wednesday. They also found some time to do some sightseeing.
Kadee Melton took Grand Champion honors when she exhibited her cattle at the Northeast Texas Livestock Assoication Junior Market Livestock Show this weekend. This is Kadee's 10th and final year to exhibit at the county show. Her very first project was a dairy heifer for the Dairy Classic. Over the past 10 years, she has also shown a goat, lambs, and raised a pen of chickens, as well as exhibited steers. She has made the Sale of Champions nine out of the 10 years she participated in the show and also won Junior Lamb Showmanship two years, a Junior Steer Showmanship, and both Senior Steer and Senior Heifer Showmanships for the past four years. She would like to thank the NETLA’s members and all the supporters and buyers. Kadee said she would truly miss being a part of this show next year.
For the 2009 show, Kadee exhibited two steers, winning first in Class 4 with her Charolais cross steer and first in Class 5 with her Hereford steer, which she raised. She went on to be named Grand Champion with the Charolais steer and also won Senior Steer Showmanship with the Hereford steer. Kadee came back for the heifer show with both her Horned and Polled Hereford heifers as single entries in her classes. Kadee also took home the buckle for winning Grand Champion Heifer (with the horned heifer) and Senior Heifer Showmanship.
Kadee would like to thank Farm Bureau for purchasing her steer on Saturday night at the Sale of Champions.
Kathy Glosup and I went to San Antonio last week for the TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials) conference. We left around noon on Tuesday and spent the afternoon on the road. Wednesday through Friday was spent in sessions and classes. We had a little free time for shopping, and, of course, eating out on the River Walk. On Thursday evening we went to El Mercado and browsed the Mexican markets, and then we returned to the River Walk and took the river cruise. On the way home on Friday night we stopped in Waco for a burger. Delayne Vaughn met us there and we had a nice (but short) visit.
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