Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Mick and Linda Petty spent a couple of days in Fredericksburg last week. They drove the Willow loop, which is a beautiful 15-mile stretch of private lands just north of town where the wildflowers were beautiful. They also did a little window shopping.

Linda commented that they had dinner one night at the Alamo Street café, “where they have some of the best hamburgers and onion rings in Texas, really a unique place to eat.“  She adds, “It was a great short road trip.”

Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit with their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Virginia Payton, from Keller, over the weekend. They were celebrating their forty-fourth wedding anniversary on Monday April the 20th. They had dinner on Saturday evening at White Oak Buffet and for Sunday lunch they had lasagna, salad, garlic bread and Italian Cream cake. Martha reports, “We had a nice visit and they returned home on Sunday afternoon safely.”
My daughter, Tiffany, and I went to the flea market in Paris on Saturday morning, and then Tiffany met her friend Stephanie Weaver for lunch in Sulphur Springs. That evening Tiffany and Morgan were in Fort Worth at the DFW Marriott South for a Civil Air Patrol change-in-command ceremony, where Steve Hudson of Sulphur Springs was named the next Texas Wing Commander.

Linda Ellen Vaughn, of Dallas, and Grace Vaughn, of Sulphur Springs, joined us for lunch on Sunday. Later that afternoon, Chip and I attended a church picnic on the First Baptist Church parking lot. It was originally planned for Heritage Park, but all the recent rains had made the grounds too soggy for parking. Legacy ensemble from Dallas Baptist University performed several songs at the event. Guests were served grilled hamburgers and homemade desserts.

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

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Author: Staff Reporter

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