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The May 7 municipal election for the Gladewater City Council Place 3 seat has three contenders – incumbent Lana Niemann and challengers Mark May and Johnathon Allen – and this race promises to be quite interesting in the fact that one of three may not be able to serve if elected. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)


Gladewater City Judge Donna Blalock took nine horses seized from a Gladewater residence from their owner and awarded them to Safe Haven Equine Rescue following a court hearing last week. Blalock found the animals to have been cruelly treated, although their owner Ronnie Knox claimed he had fed them regularly.  (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)


The City of Gladewater decided Monday to take its Main Street Program in a new direction, dismissing its manager, who had been on the job since June 2014. “We had to make a tough decision to move in a different direction for our Main Street Manager position,” said Gladewater City Manager Theo Melancon.  (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)


The Gladewater Police Department has initiated “Operation Cold Turkey” – an operation directed at removing the presence of illegal narcotics from the city limits of Gladewater. According to GPD Chief of Police Rob Vine, the purpose of this operation is to provide a structured, tactical approach to identify and effectively remove the presence of illegal narcotics in Gladewater.  (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)


Upshur County Republican primary voters on March 1 sent races for sheriff and county tax assessor-collector into a May 24 runoff, while joining the statewide trend in the Presidential race as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz carried the county. Local GOP voters also effectively reelected Pct. 3 County Commissioner Frank Berka, Pct. 3 Constable Stanley E. Jenkins and effectively elected Larry Sewell as Pct. 4 constable.  (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)


Isabella McAvoy will head to the nation’s capital this summer because of her leadership qualities, a winning essay and her scholastic ability. Upshur County Rural Electric Company representatives Lynn Gray and Lula Johnson surprised the GHS senior at a girls’ assembly last week to announce that McAvoy was the recipient of a scholarship to attend a 9-day leadership workshop in Washington D.C. this coming summer.


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Learn the Inner Workings of Cleburne and Dinosaur Valley State Parks

GLEN ROSE – Anyone who’s ever wanted to be a park ranger or wondered about the inner workings of a Texas state park could consider enrolling in the third annual Citizen’s Park Ranger Academy, offered this spring in North Texas by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Robert Enckhausen, a park police officer and superintendent of Dinosaur Valley State Park, says he sees the citizens academy as a way to help area residents and local business community members better understand their local state park and to garner greater park support. The classes will be taught by park staff.

“I consider this academy a gateway to building long-lasting partnerships,” Enckhausen said. “Academy graduates should gain an in-depth appreciation of Dinosaur Valley, the state park’s purpose and mission, and a greater understanding of the Texas State Park system.”

Students will meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April 9 through April 30. Enrollees will split their time between Dinosaur Valleyand Cleburne state parks. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend without a parent and be prepared to engage in physically demanding activities, such as lifting, hiking and crawling. Youngsters 13 to 15 years of age may attend with a parent.

Participation in the academy is growing, with 15 individuals trained the first year and 21 trained the second year. Several participants have even volunteered or been hired at a state park after undergoing training in the academy.

One of the hires from the first year, Tony Smith, is now the office manager at Daingerfield State Park, where he assists with registration, collects fees and helps answer questions for park visitors. A new hire from last year’s program, Brandi Heasley, is now a seasonal clerk at Meridian State Park just south of Dallas.

“The academy gave me a great deal of knowledge, skills and insight into the agency,” said Heasley. “I made great contacts at CPRA and my love for this field grew greatly.”

This year’s Citizen’s Park Ranger Academy features new segments on trail building and maintenance. Enrollees can also expect hands-on instruction on wildland firefighting, park interpretation, search and rescue operations and law enforcement, according to Enckhausen. Participants will also alternate between Cleburne and Dinosaur Valley for interactive participation in expanded field operations with large equipment usage, an archeological session and a Dutch oven cook-off.

Participants must be physically and mentally prepared to walk, hike, crawl, dig, stand, jump, lift and perform other physically demanding tasks as part of the academy. Academy graduates will receive a certificate and t-shirt.

All activities will be led by park staff, and there is no cost to attend the academy. Class size is limited and registration should be completed by April 5.

To learn more about the Citizen’s Park Ranger Academy and to enroll, contact Dinosaur Valley’s Robert Enckhausen at 254-897-4588, ext. 222 or

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AUSTIN—Go from everyday to getaway this spring with the new Texas State Parks Official Guide mobile app. The app, which is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play, makes it easy for park enthusiasts to find their perfect park based on favorite activities, campsite requirements and trail preferences from the palm of their hand.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this new and free tool to our customers” said TPWD Marketing Director Darcy Bontempo. “The app makes it easy for people to find the perfect state park getaway.”

The mobile app gives visitors access to park descriptions, locations, facility maps, and other essential information from anywhere. It also keeps users up-to-date on full or partial park closures caused by weather or other events, so visitors can keep their getaways happy and safe.

The new app features a filtered search that allows users to sort through the Texas State Park system by location, by facilities and by activities and amenities offered at any of the 95 state parks.  Visitors can also create a custom list of their favorite parks, which is a fun way to keep track of the parks they frequent or hope to visit in the future.

Texas State Parks Official Guide Features

  • Facilities and amenities for all 95 Texas State Parks
  • In-app dialing to make reservations or contact a park
  • Downloadable trail maps for offline use
  • Driving directions to parks from current location
  • Photos and videos of parks

“Mobile devices are very much part of our lives these days and with this app, we can help enhance the park experience in more interactive ways,” said Brent Leisure, Texas State Parks Director. “It brings the outdoor experience into the 21st century by making valuable state park information more accessible than ever before in a very user friendly and easy to use format.”

Get more information about the Texas State Parks Official Guide, visit

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GILMER–Some 12 area schools, including Gladewater, Union Grove, Big Sandy and Harmony, are scheduled to participate in the Special Olympics to be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Gilmer here April 1.

The event is set for 9 a.m. on a Friday at Buckeye Stadium, located on the Gilmer High School campus on Bradford Street. Club President Bonnie Jordan said the public is “welcome to come watch and sit in the bleachers and cheer them (contestants) on.”

Some 220 athletes are signed up to compete as compared to only 170 last year, said Kiwanian Charlotte Carter. Schools participating other than the aforementioned include Gilmer, New Diana, Union Hill, Canton, Mabank, Shelbyville, Kilgore and Pine Tree.

Gilmer Kiwanian Ed Williams said the club is facilitating getting sponsors for the event in order to help pay for tee-shirts, medals and food. Those wanting to sponsor may contact Carter at 903-790-1311.

The Gilmer Kiwanis club also will host a fundraising golf tournament April 15 in the Longview area. Those interested in sponsoring or competing should call Kiwanian Dr. David Buller at 903-790-7394.

Bob Brewster, lieutenant governor of Division 34 of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International (and a member of the Hide-A-Way Lake Kiwanis club), is scheduled to discuss his career in the U.S. Air Force at the Gilmer Kiwanians’ luncheon Thursday. The Gilmer club meets at the First United Methodist Church at noon.

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On March 1, 2016, the Gladewater Police Department initiated “Operation Cold Turkey”. This operation is directed at removing the presence of illegal narcotics from the city limits of Gladewater. The following is a brief synopsis of this program:

The purpose of this operation is to provide a structured, tactical approach to identify and effectively remove the presence of illegal narcotics in The City of Gladewater.

The goal of this operation is to effectively reduce the overall amount of criminal activity within the city limits of The City of Gladewater which is directly related to the presence of illegal narcotics and to improve the overall quality of life for our citizens.

“Operation Cold Turkey” will consist of methodical, intentional and persistent tactics to strategically and drastically reduce the availability of illegal narcotics inside of the incorporated city limits of The City of Gladewater.

Information pertaining to Individuals and locations made known to the department to be engaged in the use and/or sale of illegal narcotics will be documented, investigated and shared in a structured format with all GPD officers in a timely manner. A structured and regularly updated medium will be utilized to ensure information is disseminated and shared between the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division of GPD in timely and accurate manner.

The Chief of Police will be provided with a briefing at the beginning of each month which will contain an update on the status of any and all current open narcotics investigations, as well as, any enforcement actions taken by the department during the previous month.

Although GPD has been aggressively seeking out the drugs in our community, this operation will significantly raise the level of focus by our staff and it is my personal hope that the members of our community will also stand with us and do their part to help.
Each arrest that is made in conjunction with this operation will be made public so the community can see that we are doing exactly what we said we would do.
If the criminal element is reading this let me simply say this –
This is OUR community and you and your drugs are not welcome here. If you think we will not find out who and where you are I look forward to personally telling you that you were wrong when I see you in our jail facing possession charges.

Let this serve as a warning to anyone who is involved in any way in the drug game. Gladewater is about to go “Cold Turkey”.
If you have any information regarding the use or sale of illegal narcotics, please contact GPD at 903-845-2166, visit with us at the station at 511 S. Tyler, message us on Facebook, contact us via e-mail on our website or submit anonymous tips using the Nixle App.

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FBC hosts Songfellows

First Baptist Church of Gladewater will host the Songfellows Quartet March 19 at 6:30 p.m. The quartet is seen weekly on national TV on the Brush Arbor Jubilee. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.

Lee Storytime returns

Lee Public Library invites young children to Story Time at Lee Public Library every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.

This Wednesday we will enjoy two alphabet stories:

Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson  and  The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra.  We will also have a coloring activity featuring the alphabet.

Lee Public Library is located at 312 West Pacific Ave., Gladewater.  For more information you may call 903-845-2640.

Opry lineup

The Gladewater Opry will host “Shake, Rattle & Roll” and Elvis tribute artist James Wages on Friday. Saturday night the Opry will host Kimberly Drum, Carson Wallace, Sara Bryan, Courtney Taylor, Sid Cox, Mallory Wallace, Sadie Evans, Southern Koast and The Texas Smoke Band. Tickets for both nights are adults $10 and children $5.

Grace Baptist revival

Grace Baptist Church at 212 E. George Richey Road will hold a revival March 16-20 with Ohio evangelist Jared Williams bringing the message. Services Wednesday through Saturday are at 7 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Jim Withers is pastor of the family of faith.

Storytime is on Thursday in Gilmer

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

“When Spring Comes” by Kevin Henkes, and “Butterfly Park” by Elly Mackay, will be read at the 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. sessions at the library, 702 W. Tyler (which is also Texas Hwy. 154.) 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 or visit its website at

Special Olympics sponsors needed

GILMER–The Kiwanis Club of Gilmer is seeking sponsors for the Special Olympics it will host April 1.

A minimum $100 donation is required to list the sponsor’s name on tee-shirts for the event at Gilmer High School, said Kiwanian Charlotte Carter. Anyone interested in sponsoring may call her at 903-790-1311.

Health fair planned in Marshall

Texas State Technical College in Marshall will host a Health and Community Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at the South Building Visitor’s Entry. The campus is at 2650 East End Blvd. North in Marshall.

Some of the agencies that will have representatives at the event include the East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Be A Match Bone Marrow Registry, the East Texas Affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Choice Dental Clinic and HealthCare Express.

Upshur County Health Fair set March 5

Health, Wellness, and Safety are the focus of the 34th Upshur County Free Health Fair scheduled Saturday, March 5.

The fair, sponsored by the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce, is set from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gilmer Civic Center, said event chairman Julie York. An effort has been made to expand the fair to serve not only senior citizens, she said.

Call the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce at (903) 843-2413 or the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (903) 843-4019 for more information.

Upshur Libertarian Party to hold convention

GILMER–The Upshur County Libertarian Party will hold its precinct convention for all precincts in the county March 8, and its county convention March 12, county Libertarian Chairman Vance Lowry announced Monday.

The earlier convention will be at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday at Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant in downtown Gilmer.  The second convention will also be held there at 4 p.m. on a Saturday.

St. James hosting Grandparents’ Day

St. James Missionary Baptist Church will host a Grandparents’ Day on March 6 at its 11 a.m. Sunday service and on March 19 will host a Musicians’ Appreciation at its 6 p.m. service.

Cherokee Rose Republican Women to meet

GILMER–Conservative author Nick Adams will address the public monthly meeting of the Cherokee Rose Republican Women on Monday night, March 14.

The public is invited to the 6:30 p.m. event at the Lantana Activity Center on Lantana Road outside Gilmer. Light refreshments will be served.

Adams, an Australian, “speaks from personal experience about the eradication of freedom when a nation loses its right to bear arms,” said Cherokee Rose President Cynthia Ridgeway.

His lastest book is Retaking America: Crushing Political Correctness. Adams has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

With Spring break approaching next week, both Gladewater and Union Grove have a full slate of sports activities this week.  Support your local teams and athletes.

Tuesday, March 1 

Gladewater Lady Bear Softball  @ Jefferson  JV/V  4:30/6:00

Gladewater Bear Baseball @ Canton V  6:00

Gladewater Lady Bear/Bear Soccer – vs. Chapel Hill @Jack V. Murphy Stadium   5:30/7:00

Gladewater Cub/Lady Cub Middle School Relays @ Jack v. Murphy Stadium 3:00-            Teams: Gladewater, Spring Hill and Jefferson

Union Grove Lion Baseball @ UG Lion Baseball Field vs Waskom  JV/V  4:30/7:00

Thursday, March 3

Gladewater Bobby Bernard Relays- Jack V. Murphy Stadium  JV/V   1:00- meet ends                                                 Teams:  Gladewater, Spring Hill, Sabine, Rains, Jefferson, Troup, Canton, and Mabank.

Gladewater Bear Club Tennis Tournament- Butch Clay Tennis Complex   8:00 am                Teams:  Gladewater, Evangel, Pine Tree and Bullard

Gladewater Bear Baseball Classic Tournament   March 3-5   JV/V  @Bear Baseball Field

Gladewater Lady Bear Softball @ Hawkins Tournament   March 3-5

Union Grove Lions Baseball Tournament @ UG Lions Baseball Field   March 3-5

Union Grove Jr. Hi Relays@ Glynn Johnston Stadium

Friday, March 4

Union Grove Dee Mackey Relays- Glynn Johnston Stadium Friday

The track meet will start at 12 noon with the 3200m and Pole vault.  The rest of the field events will start at 12:30.  The running will be finals only starting approximately 4:00pm.  The teams attending will be:  Union Grove, Elysian Fields, New Diana, Maud, Sabine, White Oak, ETCS, Hawkins, Ore City, Harmony, Leverett’s Chapel, Glenbrook, Big Sandy, Arp, Harleton, West Rusk, Beckville and St. Mary’s of Longview.

Union Grove Lady Lion Softball – Lady Lion Softball Field vs. Overton   6:00

Gladewater Bear Baseball Classic Tournament@ Bear Field   March 3-5   TBA

Gladewater Lady Bear Softball @ Hawkins Tournament   March 3-5   TBA

Union Grove Lions Baseball Tournament-@ UGLions Baseball Field  March 3-5   TBA

Saturday, March 5

Gladewater Bear Baseball Classic Tournament@ Bear Field   March 3-5   TBA

Gladewater Lady Bear Softball @ Hawkins Tournament   March 3-5   TBA

Union Grove Lions Baseball Tournament-@ UGLions Baseball Field   March 3-5.


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A Honor Roll


Lillie Allen,  Baylee Atchley,  Macen Autrey,  Braylin Beck,  Bratcher Jayce, Troy Bryant,  Caleb Budro,  Porter Carr, Castaneda-Pargas,  Ayanah Celestine, Bailey Childress,  Lily Childress,  Caleb Clark,  Noah Clay,  Samuel Corona,  Mariana Coronado,  Connor Cummins,  Arya Czupich,  Zarya Daniels, Angel Davis,  Emily Dickinson,  Alissa Dobbins,  Liam Dooley, Nikki Dumas,  Jadyn Duncan, Payton Fountain,  Aubrie Garcia,  Alexis Hampton, Malik Hatten,  Emily Head,  Marco Hernandez,  Mckinley Holcomb, Kalieayn Lacoe, Dawson Long,  Jayvion Loyd,  Cooper Manley,  Isaias Martinez,  Konnor Mason,  Zachary McAlister, Cruz Mejia,  Konnor Messer,   Ki’Zyah  Miles,  De’Ashton Mills,  Jade Mireles,  Grace Newberg,  Zoe O’Donnel, Chole Osborn, Rian Owens,  Peyton Paterson,  Zachariah Paz,  Tyler Petty,  Madden Ramirez,  Thomas Richardson, Draven Rodriguez,  Jesus Rojas,  Lilia Sanchez, Bradyn Sanders,  Gavin Selman,  Vanessa Serrano Paez, Savannah Sides,  Isaias Sierra,  Kida Sims,  Samuel Taylor,  Wayne Terrell,  Anna Thomas,  Moriah Tisdale, Kamilia Turner,  Alexander Villalpando,  Noah Wallace,  Trenton Wallace,  Rebecca Wilson,  Kenneth Zihlman.

AB Honor Roll


Stormi Aguilar,  Gionni Alexander,  Lucas Bailey,  Kennedi Brown,  Bryon Bryant,  Raegan Capps,  Jaden Casey,  Peyton Chatham,  Aurianna Chiasson,  Amy Crockett,  Carson Cummins,  Candace Dearing,  Landon Ector,  James Garriott,  Jaylynn Gibbs,  Kira Graham, Alton Gurrusquieta, Ryan Hawley,  Kenlee Herrelson,  Derrick Holland,  Gunner Hudson,  Triston Johnson,  Brandon Johnson, Kelei Kirkpatrick,  Ya’Lexan Martinez,  Payton Myers, Ja’Kavon Ray,  Jorden Self,  Zayla Slider-Ector, Arianna Smith,  James Solley,  Jaden Swigart,  Emily Terry, Emily Thomas,  Walter Thomas,  Ty Trout, Bailey Young

A Honor Roll

1st Grade

Nathaniel Aga,  De’Niah Alexander,  Cheyanne Allen,  Jazzayln Anthony, Austin Bateman ,  Kayla Brown,  Abigail Carney, Beaux Clark,  Aliyah Criss,  Alivia Duncan,  Adyson Evans,  Sidnie Garcia,  Kymorah Gordon,  Jasmin Guillen,  Angela Hampton,  Elijah Hardin,  Summer Hernandez,  Nobellee Humphrey,  Jazmin Jimenez-Estrada,  Khalyd Kelly,  Ella Kent,  Lankstyn Lewis,  Adam Loftis,  Sailas Mackey,  Lily Mahfood,  Amarion Minter, Jenni Mireles, Grace Mooney,  William Morgan, Kalynn Nolen,  Talon Robinson,  Kynleigh Snyder,  Maddox Thomas, Carlee Townsend,  Rileigh Van Dyke, Connor White,  Ashton Willoughby, Kendal Yount

AB Honor Roll 1st Grade

Cameron Aga,  Leila Allen,  Riley Ashworth,  Caleb Balcorta,  Cheyenne Braulick,  John Brown,  Alicia Chean,  Lane Cherry, Brendan Curtis,  Jaxon Crutis, Ashley Dimas Dejesus, Shaylee Ellis, Ty’azia Fagans, Jada Gordon,  Camden Gregory,  Xavier Gregory,  Rebecca Halik,  Zae’Drain Hill,  Landon Hogue,  Honestee Houston, Christian Jackson,  Bryannah Jackson,  Jacobe Johnson,  Katie Lewis, Khera Lincoln,  Audryana Lorenzo,  Dayla Luna, Lillian McKnight,  Olivia Miller,  Hayden Mumphrey,  San’Tonja Murphy,  Jordyn Patterson,  Melvin Patty,  Miryam Perez,  Katelyn Pugliese, Gabriela Rojas,  Amy Sanchez,  Ka’Vyrion Sheppard,  Ethan Smith,  Paytin Thompson, Evan Wallace,  Gregory Warnick




Ally Albright, Bailey Ashworth, Harper Bittick, Makenze Boyce, Carter Brannon,  Elizabeth Brown, Luke Brown, Mason Budro, Aaron Chavarria, Brittany Clark, Aidan Clay,  Aidan English, Jeremiah Flanagan, Pierce Garcia, Karyme Gomez, Alayah Gordon, Natalie Guthrie, Alex Huber, Alyssa Johnson, Shayla Lara,  Julia Lawrence, Sadie Loftis, Kevin Mireles, Grafton Morgan, Jeremiah Paz, Azucena Perez, Isaac Reyes, Kingston Sheffield, Ivan Thomas, Payton Thompson, Anneisha Walker, Ella Williams, Oscar Williams, Carson Wood

2nd Grade


Elijah Anthony, Alexis Bauman-Cooper, Robert Benninger, Ma’khya Boone, Kadence Brannan, Erron Brooks, Samantha Brown, Hayden Bryant, Juliana Cerda, Saul Cerda Hernandez,Heaven Chiasson, Jace Curtis,  Emily Delgado, Kreston Denson-Grimes, Emma Diviney, Rilynn Duren, Ryder Elrod, Jacksyn Gleghorn, Talajah Griffin, Callie Harris, Kayson Harris, Rylan Hilton, Jaden Holladay, Chloe Hopper, Jazlyn Jones, Jacqulyn Marruffo Fields, Caydence Martin, Gage Morgan, Mason Morris, Dakalynn Murphy, Travis Osborn, Katie Pruitt, Christian Rojas, Kenny Sanchez, Arllis Selman, Akeelah Stevens, Michael Tackett, Ashlyn Tubbs, Drue Watson, Brian Wilson, Brayson Woods




Jaxxon Cook, Erika Evey, Pamela Fagans, Navaeh Flanagan, Barbara Lee, George Merrill, Garrick Rogers, Luke Rogers, Noah Smith, Samaria Tennison, Mason Thompson, Cameron White, Brayden Wood, Rogelio Zamarripa



Nicholas Allen, Nevaeh Bailey, Emilly Ballew, Savannah Barnes, Mason Bauman, Connor Bernard, Preston Bohanon, Zoe Bowling, Braydon Bratcher, Landon Brown, Crystal Castro, Kelton Cates, Lucas Chavers, Janee Davis, Donavon Denmark, Ethan Evey, Jasmine Fisher, Nathan Fortenberry, Trentley Gamel, Sha’Marian Gipson, Illyssa Hawley, Rylee Hicks, Keenan Jalomo, Hannah Johnson, Jason Johnson, Ava Langford, Isaiah Ledesma, Braxton Lindsey, Lilyana Lorenzo, Levi Mackey, Karli Maloney, Logan McKnight, Abbygale McQueen, Sa’Rya Miles, Amiyah Minter, Anthony Moreno, Liliana Moreno, Karlee Moses, Charles Murphy, Gabriel Navarro, Charles Nolen, Melanie Perez, Tiffani Pittman, Landen Porter, Rachel Shepard, Cajay Taylor, Trenton Teague, Nathaniel Thomas, Reagen Verner, Kadin Voss,  Brianna Wheeler, Alyssa Whitaker, Marissa Williams, Ashley Wilson, Brooklyn Yount, Angel Zamarripa


4th Grade

A Honor Roll

Hadassah Balcorta, Madisyn Bedair, Hunter Evers, Charlene Fraizer, Kyle Martin, Katie Menjivar, and Lily Smith.

A/B Honor Roll

Jasmine Brown, Dallas Cadenhead, Cameron Christine, Blake Crane, Eduard Delgado-Camargo, Lanyce Fulmore, Hailey Head, Timothy Heashe, Savannah Kegarise, Emma Langford, Katelynn Lewis, Charlee Martin, Ruston Padgett, Eddie Patino, Christian Ramirez, Chance Sims, John Smith, Rachael Vaughn, Layne Warburton, Savannah Warren, and Phillip Wilson.

5th Grade

A Honor Roll

Ethan Bailey, Ne’Adriya Bradley, Ji’Maury Hull, Kylie Jalomo, Callie Loftis, Sixto Rojas, Aaron Smith, Logan Stehno, Tristen Teague, and Sarah Walbridge.

A/B Honor Roll

Austin Allen, Christian Allen, Lexi Betts, Karter Bocanegra, Alexis Boyd, Rigo Castaneda, Kalie Castro, Osvaldo Chavarria, Carter Dunaway, Anastasia Goodman, Aminah Gordon, Celeste Harris, Julia Hoffman, Khristian Jolliff, Kollin Lewis, Landon McKnight, Paris McNeely, Payton McQueen, Victoria Orndorff, Ethan Phillips,

Abby Pittman, Aaliyah Potichko, Jordan Reynolds, Jacob Shepard, Lanai Small, Matthew Smith, Keiley Steddum, Matthew Tant, Jocelyn Taylor, Fe Terrell, Michael Walbridge, Jenna Watson, Savanna Whitley, and Matthew Womack.


6th Grade

A  Honor Roll

Brayden Beaver, Alyssa Bynum, Kaitlynn Canaguier, Treva Canas, Riley Crane, Hannah Edwards, Jane Gasperik, Michael Lewis, Trinity Mooney, Jackson Richardson, Jade Thomas, Brian Vanhouten, Shelby Weaver.

A/B Honor Roll

Jonatan Arreguin, Zane Bailey, Logan Bohanon, Makenna Boyles, Kayce Cahal, Joshua Choate, Kira Evans, Jesus Ferrusquia, Cedrick Foster, DeedrickFoster, Daniela Gomez, Tanner Gothard, Key’Anna Graham, McKenna Hamilton, Alexis Hart, Sebastian Holland, Lilah Hopper, Daleya Hughes, Andrew Jones, Brock Jones, Caleb Kimbrell, Klemente Klein, Adamaris Lopez, Garrison Martin, Antonio Menjivar, Jillian Moon, Katelynn Moses, Maria Nino, Valeria Olivan, Zachary Polanco, Ximena Rojas, Hollis Selman, Zachary Shipp, Virginia Stephenson, Tiffani Tant, Kadynce Taylor, Kimberli Vite, Adasyn Williams, Grayson Wragg.

7th Grade

A  Honor Roll

Kaylee Alderson, Edith Alvarez, Riley Bewley, Felix Contreras, Trimmer Khuu, Juan Menjivar, Allissa Russell, Sydney Spurlock, Brooklyn Stevens, Chance Zamora.

A/B Honor Roll

Janet Aguillion, Brandon Baird, Trent Bolt, Mackenzi Dans, Madison Dans, Morgan Dans, James Estes, Garrett Glenn, Jason Harris, David Head, Daylon Hernandez, Tristan Holmes, Kylan Johnson, Tony Jones, Nathan Keller, Jordan Kinsey, Nickalus Lincoln, Azucena Lopez, Deja Martin, Ryan Martin, Gage Mitchell, Kaylie Modisette, Desirae Peavy, Cristian Perez, Jennifer Rivera, Gabriel Rogers, Aalatiah Turner, Cinthia Vicente, Pamela Zarate.

8th Grade

A  Honor Roll

Daisey Bewley, Lily Cahal, Casey Duncan, Elizabeth Fortenberry, Tahira Hall, Raymundo Hernandez, Christopher Houston, Jacob Weaver.

A/B Honor Roll

Hannah Ballard, Raiden Bynum, Kayla Cates, Kylie Clark, Logan Cordray, Brody Ellis, Joshua Eubanks, Andrew Foster, Tia Gbawar, Skylee Hall, Paciano Hansen, Robert Hodges, Jordan Kort, Ashley Lara, James Leavitt, Katie Lichtenberg, Bethanie Longmire, Alexis McKinley, Madison Merrill, Matthew Moore, Ramzey Osteen, Timothy Partain, Victoria Perry, Zoie Pilgrim, Timothy Pugliese, Whitney Sanchez, Nicholas Sanders, Emitt Stafford, Michelle Teve, Abigail Townsend, Zachary Villarreal.


9th Grade

A Honor Roll  

Daniel Badger, Breeana Clay, William Fouse, Josephine Fowler, Genifer Gomez, Lindsey Hickey, Ceara Latson, Landon Richardson, Patton Rode, Garett Walls, Zachary Wise

A/B Honor Roll

Jace Adkinson, David Bohanon, William Brashears, Leah Burgess, Chloe Chavers, Liliana Corona, Brianda Coronado, Neal Davis, Bailey Devendorf, Tealie Gaudet, Cheyanna Gleghorn, Alissa Harper, Ajani Harris, Zelsnick Hawley, Kali Hopper, Rashaud Johnson, Tambrea Lee, Braydon Lindsey, Jagraysha Miller, Bailey Montgomery, Givran Nino, Angel Partain, Leticia Peralta Camargo, Brittan Price, Adam Ramsey, Jarrett Reynolds, Karen Rivera, Layla Rodriguez, Valeria Rodriguez, Tristian Seahorn, Adam Smith, Deanna Tran, Katherine Watson, Justin Wheeler, Madison Willson, Lela Wragg

10th Grade

A Honor Roll

Timothy Bland, Brittany Cordray, Briona Jones, Deanna McEvoy, Victoria Sexton, Michael Teve, Derek Wallace, Collin Williams

A/B Honor Roll

Melissa Ainsworth, Raymundo Alvarez-Coronado, Walker Bailey, Tyler Bewley, Saige Brown, Nicholas Byrd, Rayne Byrd, Isaiah Davis, Ugonna Duru, Amado Espinoza, Katlyn Foster, Tyler Glenn, Dajanique Gordon, Canissia Green, Preston Hammans, Rebecca Henkle, Jaylen Jordan, Colin Keller, Tiffany Kirby, Haley Krause, Gabrielle Landry, Chancellor Lewis, Caitlyn Mackey, Terracia Miller, Markenya Morton, Joshua Nichols, Ismael Olivan Martinez, Brayden Payne, Davenity Pogue, Tyrell Redmond, Hunter Steptoe, Alexus Townsoner, Andrew Vickers, Andrew Williams, Murphy Williams, Faith Winterton

11th Grade 

A Honor Roll

Jace Armstrong, Morgan Clark, Dulce Espinoza, Dakota Foster, Laura Lara, Kiara Manning-Shaw, Tyler Ray, Bailey Rode, Carlos Ruiz, Justin Simmons

A/B Honor Roll

Guadalupe Arredondo, Kayla Baird, Ashley Beall, Cameron Callaway, Heavon Carter, Lexandra Cerda, Dakota Cowley, Justice Deroboam, Jordan Duren, Ashley Folden, Samuel Frake, Austin Hawley, Alexa Higginbotham, Makaidi Jones, Carmen May, Darius Merricks, Hannah Moore, Lena Pellegalle, Nanyamka Randle, Braionne Roberts, Dakota Smith, Clintarius Starling, Cheyenne Webber, Randell Wilburn, Juliana Zapata

12th Grade 

A Honor Roll

William Allen, Kacey Bailey, Reba Early, Blake Guthrie, Mya Hicks, Diana Luna, Jadeann Martinez, Isabella McAvoy, Jaci Moore, Sara Moore, Allyson Phillips, Taylor Radford, Lacie Stillie, Shane Townsoner, Caleb Williams

A/B Honor Roll

Alexis Adams, Jessica Ainsworth, Aaron Alvidrez, Krysta Arledge, Jonah Blackmon, William Blackmon, Molly Bugh, Albert Cassar, Justice Centers, De Arius Cobbin, Hannah Cooper, Alyssa Enox, Ezekiel Espinoza, Hannah Eubanks, Jaryd Gipson, Raymond Gonzales, Joseph Hawley, Madison Hefner, Sarah Hicks, Colton Hitt, Santoya Johnson, Katie Johnston, Christopher Jones, Keshawn Lawler, Mason Longacre, David Longmire, Summer Martin, Hannah May, Nickeasha McCollum, Charynn McCurdy, Kamryn Murphy, Tyler Myers, Angelica Owens, Mykey Parker, Katerina Patterson, Lauren Rowe, Autumn Schara, Alex Shirley, Andrew Smith, Misti Urban, Marissa Vasquez, Anastacia Vaughn, Jessica Weinzettle, Courtnie Williamson

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The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will host a lecture featuring Texas State Historian and award winning author, Dr. Bill O’Neal at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 17.

O’Neal will speak on his newly released book, Sam Houston, A Study in Leadership. Sam Houston is a Texas icon, general of the spectacular victory at San Jacinto, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence (on his 43rd birthday on March 2, 1836), and governor of Texas (and of Tennessee – the only man ever to serve as governor of two states). Soldier, statesman, duelist, brawler, thrice married – Houston lived a turbulent and controversial life filled with drama, conflict and superlative achievements.

“The topic of leadership is very relevant to today’s society,” said Dr. Van Patterson, director of the UT Tyler Longview University Center. “An individual’s ability to lead others will be the key to their success. Sam Houston was a leader in his time, and I am confident the information presented by Dr. O’Neal will prove beneficial to those seeking to someday lead businesses, cities, states or possibly this great nation.”

O’Neal currently is serving his second two-year term as State Historian of Texas. He is the author of more than 40 books, as well as 300 articles and book reviews. Last September, at the West Texas Book Festival in Abilene, Bill was presented the A.C. Greene Distinguished Author Award of 2015. In 2012 Bill received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Wild West History Association, and in 2007 he was named True West Magazine’s Best Living Nonfiction Writer.

O’Neal will be on hand to greet the public in the downstairs lobby of Garland Hall located at 3201 N. Eastman Rd in Longview. Admission is free, and the lecture will begin at 6:30 pm.

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 8,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.Bill O'Neal State Historian of Texas copy

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GILMER – Conservative author Nick Adams will address the public monthly meeting of the Cherokee Rose Republican Women on Monday night, March 14.

The public is invited to the 6:30 p.m. event at the Lantana Activity Center on Lantana Road outside Gilmer. Light refreshments will be served.

Adams, an Australian, “speaks from personal experience about the eradication of freedom when a nation loses its right to bear arms,” said Cherokee Rose President Cynthia Ridgeway.

His lastest book is Retaking America: Crushing Political Correctness. Adams, who has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, is also a commentator, a columnist for Town Hall Finance and a Centennial Institute policy fellow at Colorado Christian University, said Ridgeway.

Adams, who was elected the youngest deputy mayor in Australian history in the city of Sydney at age 21, was also named an “Honorary Texan” by then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2013, she noted.

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