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Lake Amanda: A Phoenix without ashes

August 17, 2018

Officials and Lake Amanda property owners break ground on the dam reconstruction project last Friday. CHRIS EDWARDS | TCB)   By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com COLMESNEIL – A vital part of Tyler County’s culture is set to experience a rebirth. Lake Amanda is coming back. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, Aug. 10, for property owners and officials to enjoy fellowship and celebrate getting the dam...

County audit, investment reports presented

August 9, 2018

  By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com WOODVILLE – Tyler County Commissioners Court received the annual audit report for the county at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Darla Belt Dear and Sunny Gardner of Belt, Harris, Pechacek were present to give their audit findings. The opinion letter from the firm states that Tyler County has an unmodified opinion for its 2017 audit, which is the highest...

Concerned Citizens group hosts event at Eagle Summit

August 2, 2018

  By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com WOODVILLE – “You are not welcome here!” yelled Sal Baldovinos, from the stage at Eagle Summit in Woodville on Saturday evening. The comment, which drew applause from the crowd, was directed toward East Texas Packing Company, LLC. Baldovinos, the spokesman for Concerned Citizens of Tyler County, served as host for the group’s educational forum. Baldovinos spoke about the meat processing...

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Tyler County Festival of the Arts 2018

Tyler County Art League Summer Show 2018

News

Lake Amanda: A Phoenix without ashes

Officials and Lake Amanda property owners break ground on the dam reconstruction project last Friday...

Sports

Weichert excited about 2018 Warren volleyball; Warrior football scrimmages Friday

  By Robert Jacobus WARREN – Michelle Weichert spoke recently about the Warren Lady Warriors prospects for the...

Meetings

Chester approves slaughterhouse ordinance

Chester Mayor Floyd Petri invited Texas Rep. James White (R-Dist. 19) to come for the...

Features

Private Lives at the Emporium

Private Lives - “Private Lives,” a play directed by Tanner McAlpin, was performed last weekend...

Video Gallery

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Emporium Stage
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Emporium Stage

The Graffiti Theatre's production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was a hit Sunday on the Emporium Stage in Woodville. If you missed this week's presentations, there will be two more June 28 and June 29 at 7 p.m. Gem White directed the play. Chase Owen was assistant director and played the ro...

Tyler County Art League Summer Show 2018
Tyler County Art League Summer Show 2018

Tyler County Art League held a reception to kick off the Summer 2018 Show. The Gallery is located on West Bluff street in Woodville, Tx. (Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster Video)

Tyler County Festival of the Arts 2018
Tyler County Festival of the Arts 2018

The first of three weekends of the Tyler County Dogwood Festival is the Festival of the Arts. Here are some clips from this year's event at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville, Texas.

Tyler County District Attorney Candidates Debate - 2-5-2018
Tyler County District Attorney Candidates Debate - 2-5-2018

Tyler County District Attorney Candidates Jim Spensor, Amy Bythewood and Lucas Babin held a debate in the District Courtroom in Woodville February 5, 2018. Here's the entire debate.

Edgar and Mark Cruz at the Emporium 2017
Edgar and Mark Cruz at the Emporium 2017

Brothers Edgar and Mark Cruze performed Friday, November 17 at the Emporium for the Arts in Woodville, Texas. Edgar has been in Woodville many times, but this was a first for Mark. Here's Edgar and Mark performing "Sir Duke."

Tyler County Courthouse Clock Tower Coming Down
Tyler County Courthouse Clock Tower Coming Down

The Clock Tower on the Tyler County Courthouse has been deteriorating for some time due to water leaking into the structure and just old age, so workers have started work on removing the structure. The fear is that it will one day collapse into the courthouse. It will be put into storage until it ca...

Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past - Heritage Village Museum 2017
Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past - Heritage Village Museum 2017

Heritage Village was the place Saturday night, September 30, to be if you like a good scary story! Four story tellers gave the great crowd that attended an opportunity to sit in the dark and listen to scary stories. Story Teller Roy Bolding is featured in this tall tale from Texas past. (Jim Powers/...

MexicanDinner
MexicanDinner

Tyler County Heritage Society held their annual Mexican Dinner and Auction Friday, September 29. Looked like a lot of folks were hungry for Mexican food!

Lakeside Theater Co. Presents 'The Golden Girls' - 09/24/2017
Lakeside Theater Co. Presents 'The Golden Girls' - 09/24/2017

Lakeside Theater Company in Ivanhoe wrapped up a four-day production of "The Golden Girls" with a Sunday Matinee today. The cast included Shelby Smith as Sofia, Lynn Lewis as Dorothy, Barbara Morris as Rose and Amy Blythewood as Blanche. The “guest” appearances feature Tracy Spencer as Marguerit...

Texas State Representative James White explains DSNAP program
Texas State Representative James White explains DSNAP program

Texas Rep. James White visits with Booster Editor Valerie Reddell about the emergency food replacement program D-SNAP and other issues surrounding recovery from Hurricane Harvey. (Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster Video)

Texas State Rep. James White explains DSNAP program
Texas State Rep. James White explains DSNAP program

Texas Rep. James White visits with Booster Editor Valerie Reddell about the emergency food replacement program D-SNAP and other issues surrounding recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Michael Kelsey and Edgar Cruz at the Emporium 2017
Michael Kelsey and Edgar Cruz at the Emporium 2017

Michael Kelsey and Edgar Cruz gave another outstanding performance Friday, September 8, on the Emporium State in Woodville Texas. A crowd of local folks turned out for the event. Here's one tune where they performed with the help of an audience member playing drums!

Tree falls in city park from Harvey rainfall
Tree falls in city park from Harvey rainfall

The ground in Woodville City Park is still saturated with water, and this huge pine tree simply fell over when it lost its footing sometime during the storm. (Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster Video)

Volunteers Fill Sandbags In Woodville Monday, 8-28-2017
Volunteers Fill Sandbags In Woodville Monday, 8-28-2017

Volunteers spent Monday filling sandbags for those who needed them next to the Nutrition Center in Woodville, Texas.

Harvey visits Tyler County 7 a.m.  08-28-2017
Harvey visits Tyler County 7 a.m. 08-28-2017

Downtown Woodville, 7 a.m., Monday morning. The wind is starting to gust now, and blowing the rain around a lot. Too many gusts for an umbrella to hold up, so if you get out, you are probably going to get wet!

Harvey - 3:30 a.m. CST - 8-28-2-17
Harvey - 3:30 a.m. CST - 8-28-2-17

And The Rain Keeps Coming - Too dark to get any video around Woodville, but at 3:30 a.m. the rain has picked up and has been coming down steady for hours. Our "private river" (AKA "Driveway") here at the apartment complex south of Woodville, has grown in size and intensity during the night! Fortunat...

Rain, Rain Go away
Rain, Rain Go away

7:30 a.m. Sunday, Woodville Texas. While Houston is suffering historic flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Woodville is so far experiencing only light, steady rain.

Booster Editor Valarie Reddel interviews Woodville ISD Superintendent Glen Conner
Booster Editor Valarie Reddel interviews Woodville ISD Superintendent Glen Conner

Booster News Editor Valerie Reddell discusses Saturday’s Tax Ratification Election with Woodville ISD Superintendent Glen Conner, and the financial decisions by state leaders that made the election necessary.

Booster Editor interviews Texas State Rep. James White
Booster Editor interviews Texas State Rep. James White

State Rep. James White visits with Tyler County Booster Editor Valerie Reddell on how Texas should treat historical monuments related to the Civil War, possible methods to cool racial unrest and recent issues that came before the Texas Legislature. Along the way, they discussed school finance, achie...

WoodvilleUMC feeds teachers
WoodvilleUMC feeds teachers

Woodville UMC Feeds County Teachers -County teachers are back at work, and Woodville United Methodist Church recognized their hard work by feeling them lunch Monday, August 14. All the teachers in the county were invited, and it looked like many of them took advantage of a nice meal!

One Breath At A Time
One Breath At A Time

One Breath at a Time - Gem Baker White's play about her daughter Frankie Rae Baker's death in an auto accident and its impact on Gem's and many other's lives opened Friday night on the Emporium Stage in Woodville. Here's a short teaser from the play. There is a performance tonight, and another Sunda...

Claude Gulley Wins Brookshire Bros.
Claude Gulley Wins Brookshire Bros. "Price is Right Shopping Spree'

Claude Gulley of Woodville won a one minute dash through Brookshire Bros in Woodville, Texas in the "Price is Right Shopping Spree.' Gulley picked up $398.20 worth of merchandise during his dash through the store.

She Kills Monsters - Emporium Stage
She Kills Monsters - Emporium Stage

The Emporium Stage in Woodville, Texas featured weekend performances of the play "She Kills Monsters." Here is a clip from the Sunday, July 16 performance. These young actors did a great job with this play.

Gloria Newsome 95th Birthday - Gray House - 7-14-2017
Gloria Newsome 95th Birthday - Gray House - 7-14-2017

Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette makes presentations to Gloria Newsome on the occasion of her 95th Birthday Celebration held in the Gray House at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville, Texas July 14, 2017.

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