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Woodville resident gets keys new home

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Workers with the Samaritans Purse organization presented Woodville resident Alfaye Poole with the keys to her new home on Monday afternoon. Poole, who lost her home during Hurricane Harvey, is the first Tyler County recipient to have her home replaced by the organization. Samaritans Purse is an international donor-funded organization and focuses its work on disaster relief. Poole was overjoyed. “I just want to thank y’all,” she said. Poole shared how her faith in God has kept her going through struggles of the past couple of years. Poole is shown with Margaret Marsh of Catholic Charities, Kimberly Cline of Rep. James White’s office and Rep. White. (CHRIS EDWARDS | TCB)

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Annual spooky storytelling event scheduled at Heritage Village

Angela Davis entertains at last year’s “Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past” event at Heritage Village. Davis will return for this year’s event and will be joined by Austin-based storyteller Rick Davis. (BOOSTER FILE PHOTO | JIM POWERS)Angela Davis entertains at last year’s “Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past” event at Heritage Village. Davis will return for this year’s event and will be joined by Austin-based storyteller Rick Davis. (BOOSTER FILE PHOTO | JIM POWERS)

 

By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – Who doesn’t love a good spooky story when fall sets in? Heritage Village will be the place to get your fix on ghost stories at its annual storytelling event “Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past” on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The two storytellers scheduled for this year’s event are Angela Davis and Rick Davis (no relation to each other).

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Event organizers invite the public to come out and “listen to fascinating stories regarding legends and tales from Texas and Tyler County’s colorful history.”

Angela Davis, who calls herself “the Yarnspinner,” is the International Storytelling Ambassador and shares stories from her native Louisiana roots. She has performed in over 50 countries and continues to be in demand for festivals, conferences, schools, etc. According to her bio, she travels to tell her stories to “help make the world a better place.”

Rick Davis, who was born and raised in Woodville, and is now an Austin resident, “welcomes storytelling as a friendly alternative to truth,” according to his bio. He performs many old favorite traditional tales, from chilling ghost stories to humor-filled “Jack Tales,” in addition to his own original stories, which chronicle his childhood in East Texas.

The organizers of the event encourage everyone to come and take part in this entertaining event and to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Heritage Village.

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Car show highlight of Chamber Fest Saturday

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Festival goers check out what is under the hood of this classic ride at the inaugural ChamberFest event held last Saturday on the square in Woodville. The event, sponsored by the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce, featured a classic car show, vendors and live music. (Jim Powers/TCB Photo)

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Spivey receives Early Career Award

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On July 29 Jacob Spivey, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Tyler County AgriLife Extension, was awarded the Early Career Award from the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association. This award is voted on annually by the TCAAA membership and is award to agents with less than five years of experience with Texas A&M University who have exhibited superior leadership in achieving excellence in Extension educational efforts through outstanding activities to help Texas citizens achieve higher economic and social goals. Jacob is pictured with TCAAA President Brian Triplett.

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