Emporium presented 'The Great Gasby'

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A Great Production of 'The Great Gatsby'—'The Great Gatsby' was the feature performance of the Emporium for the Art's playbill last weekend and theatre-goers definately got their money's worth! Simple sets highlighted fine performances during all three days. (Jim Powers Photo)

Woodville Lions hold annual officer installation


Woodville Lions Club held its annual installation of officers on Thursday evening, June 30, at their Lions Den just west of Woodville. In the photo are seated (L-R) incoming President Brian Smith, District Governor Ed Stiles and Past President Ken Jobe; standing (L-R) are Ronnie Pryor, Deborah Smith, 1st VP Bryan Weatherford, 3rd VP Laura Winegeart, 2nd VP Jacob Spivey, Keith Bellamy, Ken Weaver, Treas. Rachel Iglesias, Randy Carter, Tommy Weaver and Ron Keef. The Lions meet every Thursday at Noon, have a program, and always welcome guests. For more info see their web site at, their motto being Liberty Intelligence Our Nation's Safety.

Allan Shivers Library Honors Kay Hicks


Kay Hicks, owner of Somerset Stables on FM 1746 in Woodville. was honored recently at the children's summer reading program at the Allan Shivers Library. Her mother, Mrs. Rosemary Bunch, has served as the library's director for the past twenty years. For each of those years at her own expense, Ms. Hicks has trailered ponies to the rewards party honoring children who complete the reading program requirements. The pony rides have gained a reputation as the highlight of the party, and the children eagerly anticipate this event. County Judge Jacques Blanchette and Brian Shivers, son of former Governor Allan Shivers. presented a framed certificate of appreciation to Ms. Hicks for her generous long-time service to the library. Her sister from England, Philippa Mols, also attended the event. (Jim Powers Photo)

'Down by the Sea' Art Show at the Gallery in Woodville

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'Down by the Sea' Art Show—Tyler County Art League's "Down by the Sea" Art Show will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Gallery, 210 W. Bluff in Woodville. Artwork by Shirley Peel, well-known artist and painting instructor from Beaumont, will be displayed during the show, which will hang through July 23. The show will feature artwork in all mediums.

Booster wins awards in ‘Better Newspaper Contest’

by Jim Powers, Editor

The Tyler County Booster participates in two peer judged contests each year. Winners in the first of those contests, the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, were recently announced, and the Tyler County Booster won several awards in our division.

The Booster won 1st Place for our Web Site, 1st Place in Special Sections for our Discover Tyler County Magazine, 1st Place for Feature Photo, 2nd Place in News Writing, and 3rd Place for Serious Columns.

The Booster benefits from a talented team of people with decades of experience in providing local news and advertising to the people of Tyler County. We are proud of the product we produce 52 times each year, and proud of the community that supports our efforts through buying our newspapers and supporting our advertisers.

Always Patsy Cline at the Emporium in May


The Emporium Stage in Wodville presents Rhonda Bigby and Carina Haygood, along with a six peace band, performing "Always Patsy Cline."

Play dates are Friday and Saturday, May 6 & 7 at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. May 13 & 17 at 7 p.m. and May 15 at 2:30 p.m.; and, May 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., May 22 at 3:30 p.m. The Emporium is located at 210 W. Bluff in Woodville.