Handel’s Messiah Some history behind the performance

By Carla Bass – City Editor Handel Messiah is a gift for anyone to be able to hear. For those unfamiliar with the piece, you’ve most likely heard, if nothing else, the “Hallelujah Chorus” hundreds of times. It would be unmistakable for those unaware if they have ever heard Handel’s Messiah. Most do not know the history behind “Handel’s Messiah” and we will try to share with… Read More Handel’s Messiah Some history behind the performance

OHTP Board gather for Christmas

Contributed by Marcia Thomas The Opera House Theatre Players board met for their regular monthly meeting at Lamache’s Restaurant on Thursday, December 7. The meeting was also the annual Christmas gathering for board members and their friends and/or family who wished to attend and help celebrate the religious holiday, as well as the theatre season. Following a brief business session, a little Christmas remembrance was passed out by director Marcia… Read More OHTP Board gather for Christmas

TAFE Students advancing to State

Jefferson High School’s members of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) competed in the Regional competition last week in Mt. Pleasant.  Three students will be advancing to State Competition at Sam Houston State University in February.  Jazmine Johnson advanced in Impromptu Speaking, Jasmine Bryson advanced in Education Leadership Fundamentals and Elementary Bulletin Board, and… Read More TAFE Students advancing to State

Anderson named new TxDOT District Engineer

Press release by Marcus Sandifer, TxDOT ATLANTA – Michael “Mike” Anderson, P.E. has been selected as the new district engineer for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Atlanta, effective Dec. 11, 2017. He replaces Glenn Green, P.E. who recently returned to the Tyler District to serve as district engineer there. In his new role, Anderson will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the state… Read More Anderson named new TxDOT District Engineer

Campbell inducted into The Honor Society

BATON ROUGE, LA (11/2017) — Katelyn Campbell of Harleton, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Campbell was initiated at The University of Mississippi. Campbell is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi… Read More Campbell inducted into The Honor Society