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Pancake breakfast Saturday morning

The Gladewater Antique District Association’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is slated for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce at 215 N. Main St. Tickets are $5 and available in most downtown stores.

Annual Edom Art  Festival coming

The Edom Art Festival will be Oct. 17-18 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. bend the Shed Cafe at the intersection of FM 279 and FM 314. The Edom Arts Festival has been a fan favorite for over 40 years. 

Artists and musicians from all over the southwest will present their work including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, metal smithing, sculpture, painting, glass blowing, weaving and mixed media.

For information go to or call Mary Whilhite at 902-852-3897 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rising Star Revival

The Rising Star Church of God in Christ will host a Fall Revival Sept. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor H.L. Bean of Friendly Wayside Church of God in Christ in Rowlett. Rising Star Church of God in Christ is located at Hwy. 271 at McNeece Street in Gladewater.

GHS Calendar

9/16, Wednesday

Green Out Day (everyone green)

10 a.m. “Be the One” Assembly

9/17, Thursday

Constitution Day (wear red, white & blue)

5 p.m. 9/JV FBall vs. Carthage-H

4:30 p.m. 7/8 FBall@Carthage

9/18, Friday

4:30p.m. V VBall@Elysian Fields

7:30 p.m. V Fball@ Carthage

9/21, Monday

Tennis vs. Kilgore

9/22, Tuesday

4:30 p.m. 9/JV/V VB vs. Hawkins-H

9/23, Wednesday

7:25 p.m. Homecoming practice

9/24, Thursday

9/JV FB@Kilgore

4:30 p.m. 7/8 FBall vs. Kilgore

9/25, Friday

9 a.m. District Pep Rally

6:55 p.m. Homecoming 


7:30 p.m. VFball vs. Kilgore-H

9/26, Saturday

Noon  9/JV/V VB@Bullard

Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk Oct. 10

The Caring Hearts of Gladewater 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Oct 10 with registration from 7-7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. The donation registration is $10 per participant and will go to assist cancer patients being treated at Texas Oncology at the Longview Cancer Center.

For information please call Shelia Faggans at 903-844-1326 or mail checks to:  Caring Hearts P.O. Box 260, Gladewater 75647.

GISD Golden Bear Club available

Any resident of Gladewater Independent School District 65 years of age or older, or retired GISD employee, is eligible for membership in the Golden Bear Club.

Club members receive free admission to school programs, plays, musical performances and general admission seating at all home athletic events sponsored by GISD.

Interested residents need to provide proof of GISD residency with driver’s license to Dena Sloan at the Administration Building at 500 W. Quitman Street. For information call 903-845-6994.

Upshur County Library Storytime set

GILMER--Two books will be read to children at both of the Upshur County Library’s weekly “Storytime” sessions Thursday.

“Go to School, Little Monster” by Helen Ketteman, and “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON’T” by Elise Parsley, will be presented at the 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. sessions.

A craft will follow each Storytime at the library, 702 W. Tyler, said Debbie White of the Children’s Services division.

The events are free to the public, but children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at (903) 843-5001.  

FOL Book Sale to support library

BOOKWORM ALERT! The annual Friends of the Library fall book sale will be held at Lee Library on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 312 W. Pacific Ave.  All proceeds will be used to fund special projects and meet library needs. To donate books or money to the Friends of the Library please see Head Librarian Judy Hagle Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. 

Pritchett FVD fish fry Sept. 26

The Pritchett Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fish fry fundraiser/open house and “KIds Day” Saturday, Sept. 26.

Circle M Crawfish will cater the 3 p.m. event at the fire station on FM Road 1404. The day will feature the landing of an East Texas Medical Center helicopter at 3:30, Smokey the Bear, games for all, and free hot dogs for children under age 12.

Cost to dine is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under. Purple Heart recipients can eat free of charge.

The fire station is located in rural Upshur County beside the Pritchett Community Center, a short distance from the intersection with Texas 155. The intersection is located between Gilmer and Big Sandy.

RJM open house set

Restoring Joy Ministries is hosting an Anniversary Celebration and Open House on  Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2-6 p.m. (come and go). There will be food, live music, bounce house and tours and families are warmly invited. For information call 903-844-8066.

Historical marker

workshop Saturday

The Gregg County Historical Commission will offer a workshop to discuss how to develop and submit an application for an Official Texas Historical Marker.

The workshop is free and the public is invited to attend on Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St, Longview.  Individuals and organizations interested in preserving and promoting local history with a State of Texas plaque are urged to attend.  

The workshop will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample application and narrative that are required by the Texas Historical Commission.

The 2016 application cycle deadline for submitting applications to the Gregg County Historical Commission is Friday, October 23, 2015. Markers approved by the state will be available in late 2016. 

For more information contact Gregg County Historical Commission Chair Gem Meacham at 903-983-2554 or visit the Texas Historical Commission’s website