A new school in Nac? (Jan 30)

A new elementary school in the north end of town is just one of many options to be considered when discussing the need for new or improved facilities in our community. There will be a meeting to inform the public and hear discussion on these items and more on January 30, 2014. This is an open meeting for the community and everyone is invited to attend.

DATE: January 30, 2014 (Thursday)

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Nacogdoches High School

COST: Free

More Info: Call the High School, at 936-564-2466

Community Band (Jan. 26)

Nacogdoches Community Band will begin rehearsal for the Spring 2014 semester on January 26th at 4:00 p.m. Remember how much fun you had as a band nerd in days gone by? You can enjoy the fun of playing with a musical group again by joining the Nac Band.

Musicians ages 16 and older are invited to participate in the band and membership is free. All concert band instruments are needed, especially clarinets and other woodwinds. Don’t worry if you have not played with a band in several years, as you’ll find that it all comes back to you.

The band practices once a week, Sunday afternoons, with additional practice at home, and will have a concert later this spring.

For more info, visit Nacogdoches Community Band website here.

Lighten Up, East Texas!

Need some motivation for losing weight? How about the chance to win a new car!? Allen Samuels Tyler has donated a new 2014 Dodge Dart as the grand prize in the weight loss competition that starts soon. Keep healthy eating affordable with other potential prizes of up to $5,000 worth of gift cards to Brookshire Brothers and other stores, too.

Registration is free and you can join the fun as an individual or as part of a team. You can also register as a team, with up to 5 people, to encourage each other.

To sign up, visit the following locations:

Fitness 360
4822 N. University Drive
Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

C.L. Simon Recreation Center
1112 North Street
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

M & S Pharmacy
917 E. Austin Street
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SFSA Campus Recreation
1817 Wilson Drive
Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment

Foster/Adopt Info Meeting (Jan 27)

Buckner Children and Family Services is offering a free informational seminar about topics such as foster care and adoption in Texas, the Waiting Texas Children program, domestic infant adoption and international adoption programs. The need for loving families to foster and adopt in Texas continues to be very great. Everyone is encouraged to search your heart to see if adoption or fosterage might be right for your family. You can attend this workshop with no commitment required for any further participation or followup.

DATE: January 27, 2014 (Monday)
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 3402 Daniel McCall Drive in Lufkin (Buckner Children and Family Services)
REGISTER: Call Wendy at 936-637-3300 or email to wmcmillan@buckner.org

Kid’s Hobby Fair (Jan 30)

Nacogdoches Public Library will host a hobby fair for young people on January 30.

Different clubs, organizations and individuals will share information about their chosen hobby during the come-and-go event. This will be a great chance to meet people who are doing what you already love…..or want to learn more about. More about clubs & groups here.

If you would like to share your hobby, please contact the Library at 559-2970. Booth space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis, so call soon.


Date: January 30, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (come-and-go)
Place: Public Library (1112 North Street)
Ages: all ages welcome

More info? Call the Library at 936-559-2970

Kid Fish 2014

The fun and fabulous (and annual) Kid Fish tournament will be held at Lakeside Park on January 25, 2014 (Saturday). This is a fun time for friends and families to get together for a day outside. The weather is predicted to be in the 60s and only 20% of chance of rain (as of 1/17), so it should be a great day for this event.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Lakeside Park, 4800 Pearl Street

Ages: 1 to 16 years

Cost: Free

Info: Children must provide their own tackle and bait.

Please contact the Nacogdoches Parks & Rec Department for final confirmation, at 936-559-2960.