by Jan Vaughn
We want to express our sympathy to the family of Fay Burns, mother of Linda Petty of Tira. She passed away on Sunday, November 20th and was buried on Wednesday. Please be in prayer for the family.
We also want to be in prayer for the family of Bobby McDonald. He was so good to cover the news in our county and the surrounding area. I appreciate him including the Tira News on his Front Porch News Website. He will be missed. I always appreciate the News Telegram, Cooper Review, and KSST Radio including our news, too.
Robert, Yvonne, Wesley, Dustin, and Natalie Weir and Natalie’s niece, Maria, went to six Flags on Wednesday. Yvonne commented that it was crowded, but they had fun. Wesley spen Thanksgiving Day with his friend Sarah, in Plano. She adds, “We are celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday with our whole family.”
Kim and Lee Beck had his mom, Sue Beck, from Sulphur Springs, over for Thanksgiving. Daughter, Maddie Beck, came in from Grapevine to join them. Kim says, “Great time for all.”
Floyd and Martha Payton want to thank the Tira Council and community for the “wonderful meal provided to the Payton family” during their time of sorrow.
Landon, Laiken, and Rylan Joslin went to pick up Dixie, Rylan’s sister, and bring her to Tira for a few days. They all spent Friday evening through Saturday morning at Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe, where they enjoyed playing mini-golf and board games. Chip and I kept Brailon and Slaiden Joslin, while they were gone. They enjoyed getting to play on their riding toys, and not having to be in their car seats for the long trip.
We began our Thanksgiving celebration on Monday evening with hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade ice cream, while Dixie was here. Landon, Laiken, and the kids, plus Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, Morgan and his friend, Alexis, were here. Our granddaughter, Jaidyn, rode with Chip and me to take Dixie home to Sour Lake (near Beaumont) on Wednesday. Our son, Delayne, arrived from Waco on Thursday evening. Tiffany was with us, too, and we celebrated Thanksgiving with grilled steaks. Kenden and Jaidyn were with their dad, Malcolm, and his family on Thanksgiving Day. Our whole family will be gathering to celebrate with turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings today (Friday).
The community Christmas party is coming up on Saturday, December 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. Brisket will be provided. Residents should bring side dishes and desserts and come enjoy visiting with neighbors. Also, we will be collecting canned goods (preferably gallon-size) for the Meal-a-Day program in Sulphur Springs. There will be a brief Christmas program, following the meal, and then Santa is planning to stop by and visit with the children.
The Tira City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 6th, for their regular quarterly meeting. Afterward, they will be decorating the center for the Christmas party. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.
I hope that you are all enjoying the Thanksgiving holidays. I look forward to more reports for the next column.
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].