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Tira News – Sept. 15, 2021: Tira Food Pantry Receives Boost From Community, Elementary Students
Sep15

Tira News – Sept. 15, 2021: Tira Food Pantry Receives Boost From Community, Elementary Students

Dodd, Lewis Unopposed In Bids For Reelection To Tira City Council By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met on Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021, at the Tira Community Center and conducted routine business. A few residents from the Dike community were also in attendance to observe. Joyce Dodd reported that the Tira Food Pantry had received some generous donations. I received an anonymous donation this week, as well. Sherry Smiddy...

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Tira News – Sept. 9, 2021: New Owners Allen and Tami Joslin Invite You to the White Oak Buffet
Sep09

Tira News – Sept. 9, 2021: New Owners Allen and Tami Joslin Invite You to the White Oak Buffet

By Jan Vaughn White Oak Buffet Allen and Tami Joslin are excited to share their big news! They are the proud new owners of the White Oak Buffet! They would love for you to come try it out. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir and their friend, Brenda Allen, went to Greenville Municipal Auditorium on Friday night to see a Neil Diamond tribute band. Yvonne commented that it was good music.  Also, Yvonne babysat with her granddaughter,...

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Tira News – Aug. 27, 2021: Navy Sailor Jason Beck Returns Home from Serving in Japan
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Tira News – Aug. 27, 2021: Navy Sailor Jason Beck Returns Home from Serving in Japan

By Jan Vaughn Kim and Lee Beck & family met son, Jason Beck, at DFW at midnight recently, as he arrived from Japan. Jason is returning home after completing his Navy career. Thanks for your service! The quarterly Tira City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021, since the first Monday is the Labor Day holiday. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. Joyce Dodd and Tammy Joslin reported that...

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Tira News – Aug. 16, 2021: Write-In Candidacy For Tira City Council Accepted Through Aug. 20
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Tira News – Aug. 16, 2021: Write-In Candidacy For Tira City Council Accepted Through Aug. 20

By Jan Vaughn Declarations for Write-In Candidacy for a place on the Tira City Council are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. For more information contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. North Hopkins ISD Panthers Faculty and staff returned to work at North Hopkins School last week and students return on Wednesday, August 18. First Baptist Church hosted a lunch for the area school employees on...

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Tira News – Aug. 5, 2021: Catch Up On Community Birthdays, Donations
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Tira News – Aug. 5, 2021: Catch Up On Community Birthdays, Donations

By Jan Vaughn Joyce Dodd met with several of her ex-coworkers at Tejano’s Mexican Restaurant in Cooper for lunch on Thursday, July 29. Joyce reports, “We celebrated one of their birthdays. It was good to visit and catch up on everyone’s life since my retirement.” We’ve received several generous contributions for the Tira Food Pantry over the last few weeks. We want to express our appreciation to everyone who helps with the cause....

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Tira News – July 29, 2021: A 100 Year Old Woman Kayaks At Cooper Lake
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Tira News – July 29, 2021: A 100 Year Old Woman Kayaks At Cooper Lake

By Jan Vaughn Landon, Laiken, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin camped at Cooper Lake State Park last week. Chip, Grace, and I visited them on Saturday evening and swam with the kids. Grace (100) and Chip paddled on the kayaks for a little while, and then we got supper from Tejano’s Mexican Restaurant in Cooper and all enjoyed eating together at the camp site. Laiken’s aunt, Rhonda Harness, brought her grandchildren, Brailee...

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Tira News: ‘Good Group’ Gathers For 2021 Tira Homecoming
Jul15

Tira News: ‘Good Group’ Gathers For 2021 Tira Homecoming

By Jan Vaughn We had a good group at the Tira Homecoming on Sunday, July 4. Danna Lewis coordinated the program and led the congregational singing. Coy Vicars was the Master of Ceremonies and folks shared memories of Tira. Tiffany Gilbert passed out roses to the families of those who were buried in the Tira Cemetery since the 2019 Homecoming. Mark Chapman, Vice President of the Tira Cemetery Association, led the business meeting....

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Tira News – June 25, 2021: Tira Residents Enjoy Spending Father’s Day Together
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Tira News – June 25, 2021: Tira Residents Enjoy Spending Father’s Day Together

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News Correspondent We want to express our sympathy to the family of Billy Crowson. He passed away on Sunday, June 20, with the funeral being held at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs on Friday, June 24, at 9 a.m., under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, and burial in the Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for his wife, Nell, and all of his family. Billy Moss reported that his new...

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Tira News: Homecoming Slated July 4
Jun17

Tira News: Homecoming Slated July 4

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News correspondent, [email protected] The Tira Homecoming is quickly approaching. It will be held on Sunday, July 4. The program and business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. inside the Tira Methodist Church, and then a covered dish lunch will be shared at the picnic tables on the grounds. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery grounds may be given that day or you can mail them to the Tira Cemetery Association,...

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Tira News – June 10, 2021: Residents Celebrate Births, Birthdays, Graduations
Jun10

Tira News – June 10, 2021: Residents Celebrate Births, Birthdays, Graduations

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News Correspondent Congratulations are in order for Billy Moss! His granddaughter, Caroline Jo Shaffer, was born on June 3, which is, also, Billy’s mother Mamie Jo’s birthday. Mother, Mindy Moss Shaffer, and baby are doing well. Billy commented, “We are blessed.” Billy, also, reported that he has two new colts that were born on “Cinco de Mayo.” Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir traveled to Sunnyvale on Friday to...

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