Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit with their daughter, Regina. She arrived on Wednesday evening before Easter. Martha says, “We caught up on some small problems with an i-Pad, made a trip to the library and had lunch in Sulphur Springs. Floyd hasn’t been feeling well lately, so we stayed close to home. Brad Payton from Keller came on Wednesday and visited with us until Saturday afternoon, also our grandson, Eric arrived from San Diego on Friday and stayed until Monday afternoon. He will be returning on Thursday afternoon for an overnight stay and catfish dinner. The house was rather quiet by Monday night, just the two of us again.” She adds, “Enjoy this beautiful weather and spring. The bluebonnets are blooming on the roadways and are very pretty.”

The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will be having a business meeting on Monday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the cemetery chapel. Shirley Glossup would like to encourage all interested parties to attend.

The “My Hero’s” bowling party at the Weirs’, was a success, with lots of fun and food. Yvonne Weir informed me that about 30 people were there.

Danna Lewis, golf coach at North Hopkins School, reported that the boys’ golf team placed second and will advance to regional competition. Team members are Evan Lewis, Mason Virgel, Ryan Reed, Aaron Stanley and Samuel Stanley. Evan was 5th overall individual.

Jackson Dailey and his girlfriend Courtney traveled to Arlington on Monday to cheer the Texas Rangers on to an Opening Day win!

Our neighboring community, Birthright, has a new Dollar General store, located on Highway 19 North, just north of FM 71. They will be having their Grand Opening this Saturday, April 9th. Store employees commented, “Y’all come check us out.” The store hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.


Chip and I met Garry and Gena Jordan in Sulphur Springs on Friday evening for a delicious meal and a wonderful time of visiting.

On Saturday, Chip Vaughn met the Sulphur Springs Middle School Destination Imagination teams at Anna High School for their state competition. Chip assists Clay Hansford in coaching the technical team. They were excited to win second place and have the opportunity to move on to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May.

Tiffany Vaughn met her friend, Stephanie Weaver of McKinney, on Friday evening, and then they spent the weekend in San Marcos, shopping and visiting with Stephanie’s mom, Debbie Simonton, for her birthday.



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]




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