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Tira News: July 13th 2018

By Jan Vaughn

Tira residents who have an interest in serving on the Tira City Council have until 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2018 to file as a write-in candidate for the November 6th election. For more information, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary. My phone numbers and email address are at the end of the column and my mailing address is 776 FM 1536, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

An informational meeting was held at the Tira Community Center on Monday afternoon, July 9th, concerning the possibility of certain fire fighting equipment lowering the insurance rates of the community residents. Tira Mayor, Powell Vickery, reported that Hopkins County Fire Chief, Andy Endsley, County Judge Robert Newsom, and Commissioner Danny Evans were on hand to give the presentation and answer questions. John and Shawn Martin were there representing the Tira Volunteer Fire Department and they shared information on a fire truck that meets the specifications. Several community residents and Tira council members attended the meeting.

Powell, also, shared that the LED lighting has been installed at the Tira Community Center.

Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, and Chip and I spent a few days at Holly Lake Resort for the 4th of July holiday. We drove there on Tuesday evening and stopped at Verona’s Italian Cafe at Lake Fork for dinner on the way. On Wednesday morning, we watched the decorated golf cart parade, and then enjoyed the fireworks display over the lake that night. We stayed until Friday afternoon and had fun playing mini golf, shuffleboard, swimming, and playing games.

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]

Author: Savannah Everett

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