Sometime between 6:45 and 7:50 on this morning (the times that Chip and I left for work), Wedneday, September 10th, a large limb fell on FM 1536 and was blocking one lane. The weather was not stormy, so there seemed to be no explanation as to why it snapped. Thankfully it did not fall on a vehicle. Rheston Sills stopped and, after I took some pictures, we were able to pull the branches off the road. TxDOT was notified about clearing the hazard.
Debra Wood and her sister Barbara Cockrum, who are members of the Capt. David Philips Chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, left Friday for Austin to attend the organization’s annual Fall Forum. On the way down to Austin, the sisters enjoyed having lunch at Casa Ole in Georgetown and shopping at the outlet mall in Round Rock. Friday evening the pair attended the opening night of the conference. On Saturday Barbara and Debra collected information for their chapter to use in the new year. They enjoyed a lunch at Pappadeaux, and then returned for a session where a 92 year-old WW II Veteran was honored. Also, the organization’s State Regent made a phone call to a friend whose son is stationed in Afghanistan. She was connected to him by Skype, which was a surprise for her. Debra commented, “It was very touching to see the son and mother make contact.” Debra and Barbara enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones.
North Hopkins will be hosting a Cross Country Meet on Thursday afternoon, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Make plans to come out and support the athletes.
On Labor Day, Jacob and Tiffany Peugh and their children Tyler, Collin, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn joined us for hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade ice cream. After the meal, the kids had fun riding bicycles and our other wheeled toys.
I guess it’s been a slow week in Tira. I hope to have more news to report next week.
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 [email protected]