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 all the members who helped make the event possible.
New teachers arrived on Monday and spent the day in training. They, and several guests, enjoyed a wonderful meal, catered by Andy and Mary Lou Wright. Some of the guests, including former superintendents, Tommy Long and Donna George, and former principals, Vaden Richey, David Penn, and Jim Westbrook, shared about the history and special memories of North Hopkins School.
Yvonne Weir shares that she and her family went to Elise’s birthday party last Saturday. The party had a luau theme. Elise is the daughter of Mike and Dacy (Weir) Campbell. She adds, “Got to see Dustin and Natalie, Destri and Eben, and lots of children running around.”
Mary Rawson enjoyed a visit from her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Judy Rawson, of Denton, recently.
Kim Beck reports, “Jackson Dailey married his best friend, Courtney Fleming, in a scorching hot, beautiful ceremony in San Antonio and they are off for a week in Daytona, Florida for the honeymoon. They will come back and Courtney will start Law School at St. Mary’s and Jackson will start his Masters plan at UT San Antonio. August has been crazy!”
Applications are still being accepted for a place on the ballot for Tira City Council. The deadline to apply is August 22nd. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688.
Floyd Payton will be honored with a reception, following the Tira City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 6th. Floyd resigned just before the last quarterly meeting, due to health issues. Make plans to come by and express your appreciation to Floyd for his years of service as Mayor of Tira and for all he has done for our community.
Tiffany Vaughn, and Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin went to The Villages Resort, on Lake Palestine, near Tyler, last week. Jacob, Collin, and Jakota Peugh joined them on Thursday. They enjoyed the water park, playing volleyball, and other amenities, at the resort.
Grace and Linda Vaughn came for a visit on Sunday and had lunch with us.
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].