Tira News
Sep16

Tira News

By Jan Vaughn Floyd and Martha Payton want to say, “‘Thank You’ for the honor and thanks for the service bestowed on Floyd from the Tira Council and friends in the community.” The former mayor was honored with a reception at the Tira Community Center on Tuesday, September 6th. Regina Payton was visiting her parents and was privileged to attend the reception, also. Brad Payton came for a visit on Sunday afternoon before Labor Day. He...

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Tira News
Sep09

Tira News

by Jan Vaughn A good group gathered at the Tira Community Center on Tuesday evening, September 6th, to honor Floyd Payton, former Mayor of Tira, who resigned just prior to the last quarterly Tira City Council meeting, due to health issues. Current Mayor Powell Vickery presented a gavel plaque to Mr. Payton from the Council, in recognition of his dedicated service. Floyd and his wife, Martha, have given much to the community through...

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Tira News
Sep02

Tira News

By Jan Vaughn Don’t forget to stop by the Tira Community Center on Tuesday evening (September 6th) for a reception honoring Floyd Payton, former Mayor of Tira. A brief council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by the reception. Brenda Allen and Yvonne Weir have been traveling. They went to Glacier National Park in Montana, by way of Colorado. Yvonne reports, “Montana’s mountains and lakes were beautiful.” They traveled to...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
Aug12

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News. By Jan Vaughn The staff members at North Hopkins returned to work on Tuesday. Everyone was treated to a delicious barbecue lunch, with all the trimmings and lots of desserts at the Peerless Baptist Church. Teachers were also able to pick up “goody bags” of school supplies to for their classrooms. Several of the staff members won door prizes, which were donated by local vendors. We would like to express our appreciation to...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
Aug05

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

By Jan Vaughn Applications for a place on the ballot for Tira City Council will be accepted through August 22, 2016. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. North Hopkins is gearing up for another great school year! Teachers begin next week and students return to the classroom on Monday, August 22nd.  Elementary students are encouraged to “Meet the Teacher” and drop off their school...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
Jul22

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

By Jan Vaughn Applications for a place on the Tira City Council will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2016. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. John and Stephanie Long of Alvin announce the birth of their son Quentin Michael on July 8th in Houston. Quentin weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. He is the grandson of Tommy and Carolyn Long of North Hopkins,...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
Jul08

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

A good group gathered for the Tira Homecoming on Sunday. Danna (Evans) Lewis did a great job emceeing the program. Also, she and her sister, Dusti (Evans) James, each sang a beautiful, inspirational song. Several members of the congregation shared stories of memories in Tira. Floyd and Martha Payton were honored for their many years of dedicated service to the Tira Cemetery Association and the community. Martha presented a rose to the...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
Jul01

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Leroy Reaves. His funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, at the Tira Methodist Church, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. He was buried in the Tira Cemetery, and then family and friends gathered at the Community Center for lunch. Leroy was married to the late Mamie Lou (Weir) Reaves. Please remember the family in your prayers. Also, we extend our sympathy to the family...

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Tira News
Jun17

Tira News

By Jan Vaughn The annual Tira Homecoming and Cemetery Association Meeting is coming up on Sunday, July 3rd. The program and business meeting will begin in the Tira Methodist Church at 11:00, followed by a covered-dish lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds. Last year, Larry Fitzgerald volunteered to serve as the Program Chairman, but he has since taken the position of Music Director of First Baptist Church in Somerville, so he and...

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Tira News: Vickery Elected Mayor
Jun10

Tira News: Vickery Elected Mayor

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Donald Wayne “Don” Hargrave. He passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, and their four children, and several grand- and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 7th, at West Oaks Funeral Home, with the burial at Tira Cemetery. Please remember the family in prayer. The Tira City...

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