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updated 8:40 PM UTC, Dec 13, 2018


Pioneer Texas lives again

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Visitors to the Heritage Village for last weekends Harvest Festival watching weaving demonstrations as well as many other skills used by residents of early Texas. (Jim Powers photo)

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Woodville FUMC welcomes teachers


First United Methodist Church welcomed teachers back to campus with a luncheon Monday. (Jim Powers photo)

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County Judge attends Commissioners Court Leadership Academy

County Judge attends Commissioners Court Leadership Academy,  visits Washington, D.C.

Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette was among fourteen commissioners and county judges to visit Washington, D.C. as part of the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy sponsored by Texas A&M and AgriLife Extension. Participants met with Senator Cornyn to discuss issues affecting Texas counties while other presenters addressed foreign policies, as well as domestic matters that affect counties. The group spent a day with local county officials in Cecil, Maryland, sharing solutions they have used to successfully boost their local economies, in addition to solving infrastructure challenges. Dr. Shelton Williams, a Midland native and tenured professor at Austin College, who heads the Osgood Center for International Studies, led the delegation on a visit to the Hong Kong Embassy.

Washington, D.C. is the home for over one hundred seventy embassies that participate in international relations because of the influence the U.S. has on world affairs. The group concluded their week-long visit with a tour to various historic landmarks, including the Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier; the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials; and the WWII Memorial.

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Rotary International Study Program Exchange Group

Rotary Club

Rotary International group study exchange program team from District 4540 in Brazil visited Woodville last week. The Woodville Rotary Club hosted the team and arranged trips to Livingston and Huntsville, as well as the chance to see the Dogwood Festival here. A team from this area will also be visiting Brazil later this year. The team was presented a Texas flag by State Representative James White at a reception held for them. The team consists of Pamela Silva, Ivan Pironti, Thiago Facchini (team leader), Livia Silva, and Jose' Rocha. They are shown with Woodville Rotary Club representativses Jerry and Rochelle Springfield. Their tour of South East Texas will continue for about a month. The Woodville club, as always, enjoys hosting teams each year.

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