updated 8:09 AM UTC, May 21, 2020

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Abbott announces new phase of reopening

May 20, 2020

  BY CHRIS EDWARDSnews@tylercountybooster.com AUSTIN – On Monday Governor Greg Abbott announced the next phase of business reopenings in the ongoing plan to reopen the state. Abbott said as of Monday, under the second phase of the plan, restaurants can increase their occupancies to 50%, and additional services and activities that remained closed during the first phase may open as long as restricted...

Commencement exercises to take place

May 15, 2020

  By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com AUSTIN – Last week the Texas Education Agency issued guidance to Texas schools as to how to carry out graduation ceremonies during what TEA Commissioner Mike Morath called “a very strange time for public education.”  With the phased reopening under Gov. Greg Abbott’s orders, public schools are remaining closed throughout the 2019-20 school year, with students receiving at-home instruction...

Flores named ‘Ms. East Texas’

May 13, 2020

  By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Council Chairperson Cecilia FloresWOODVILLE – The operating directors of the annual Dogwood Festival have named Cecilia Flores as ‘Ms. East Texas’ for this year’s festival season. Flores, who serves as the Tribal Council Chairperson for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, said she is dedicated to providing opportunities for the region’s residents to gain cultural knowledge, economic prosperity and an...

Chris Edwards Performs at the Emporium

Tyler County Harvest Festival 2018 Video Wrap Up

Ghosts of Texas Past 2018

News

Abbott announces new phase of reopening

  BY CHRIS EDWARDSnews@tylercountybooster.com AUSTIN – On Monday Governor Greg Abbott announced the next phase of business...

Sports

Yellowjackets start season strong

Yellowjacket J.D. Clarke was the closer in Chester’s 16-2 victory over the Chireno Owls. (JANA...

Meetings

County approves COVID-19 budget amendment

  By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com WOODVILLE – Tyler County Commissioners approved a measure to pay for COVID-19 related...

Features

Babin named ‘Citizen of the Year’

Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin (left) and Sheriff Bryan Weatherford were named the Chamber...

Video Gallery

Tim Keen for Sheriff
Tim Keen for Sheriff

Tim Keen for Sheriff

Caleb Fortenberry Interview
Caleb Fortenberry Interview

Tyler County Booster Editor Chris Edwards interviews Polk County Publishing Company Intern Caleb Fortenberry. Caleb will be working in all the PCPC newspapers over the next few months learning various aspects of the business. Caleb grew up in Tyler County and, as you will see, is glad to be back in ...

Chris Edwards Performs at the Emporium May 5, 2019 - Woodville School of Music Fundraiser
Chris Edwards Performs at the Emporium May 5, 2019 - Woodville School of Music Fundraiser

For those who don't know, Chris is not only the Tyler County Booster editor, but an accomplished singer/songwriter that performs regularly all over East Texas. The Woodville School of Music hosted a concert at the Emporium Saturday night as part of a fundraiser for the organization. The concert fea...

Ruth Houston and Port Arthur Choir Director sing duet
Ruth Houston and Port Arthur Choir Director sing duet

Ruth Houston and Choir Director sing a duet during Dogwood Festival of the Arts 2019 at Heritage Museum in Woodville, TX.

Multicam Podcast Concept - Chris Edwards - Judith Haney
Multicam Podcast Concept - Chris Edwards - Judith Haney

This is just a proof of concept video

Edgar & Mark Cruz at the Emporium in Woodville, TX 11-10-2018
Edgar & Mark Cruz at the Emporium in Woodville, TX 11-10-2018

Cruz Brothers Back In Town - Edgar and Mark Cruz, two incredible guitar players, were back at the Emporium for the Arts in Woodville Saturday night for an outstanding performance. If you weren't there, you missed a great show! (Jim Powers/Tyler County BoosterVideo)

Tyler County Harvest Festival 2018 Video Wrap Up
Tyler County Harvest Festival 2018 Video Wrap Up

Harvest Festival 2018 Video Wrap Up - The 2018 Tyler County Harvest Festival is history, but here's a wrap up compilation from the weekend's activities. (About 3.5 minutes) {Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster Video}

Tyler County TBW Political Forum 2018
Tyler County TBW Political Forum 2018

Tyler County Texas Business Women held a Political Forum Monday, October 15, at the Lions Den in Woodville, TX. Despite the rain and windy weather, a good group of local folks turned out to hear those seeking political office. (Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster Video)

Ghosts of Texas Past 2018
Ghosts of Texas Past 2018

Heritage Village Museum in Woodville hosted it's annual "Ghosts of Texas Past: Legends and Tales of Texas and Tyler County's Colorful Past" September 29. The even featured story tellers Angela Davis, Judith Haney, Roy Bolding and Shelby Smith. Here's Angela Davis spinning a yarn for a group of folk...

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.

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