Pet Appreciation Week


On September 20, 2014 (Saturday), the Nacogdoches location of Tractor Supply Store will be hosting a full day of fun events and activities for families and pets in honor of their annual Pet Appreciation Week. Pet adoptions will be available, as well as info about pet nutirition, discounts on pet food and other supplies and free items to be given away (while supplies last).

Pet awareness is an important topic for all communities, but especially in Nacogdoches where we have one of the very highest rates of stray cat problems in the entire state and nation, amazingly enough.

There are simply not enough people willing to accept more pets into their homes to meet the great need for adoption at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. They also need volunteers to help care for the animals and for people to donate supplies. Find out more about their services here and visit their Facebook page here.

For those who are specifically interested in cats and the local stray cat problems, we have the O’Malley Alley Cat organization with that focus. This is a well-established group that has been helping stray cats locally for many years. Volunteers and donated supplies are always welcome! Visit their main site here.

Just how many unwanted cats are out there? MILLIONS!
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Workforce Center – new location

Effective Monday, September 8, 2014, the Nacogdoches Workforce Solutions center will be located at 235 N. University Drive. If you are seeking employment, or have a job to offer, please be sure to stop by and visit with their helpful staff who can guide you in your search for either finding or offering employment.

Fall Fling at Farmers Market


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September 20, 2014 (Saturday) will be the annual Fall Fling hosted by the Nacogdoches Farmers Market.

This fabulous event is free (with shopping opportunities available) and includes great entertainment for all ages.

Musical acts include the young violinists, the Rhythm Rockers cloggers, Cindy Grayson, Emily Williams, El Camino Real and Miki Lynn.

There will also be free music lessons, a petting zoo, and so much more.

The children’s activity area will be open from 9 am to 1 pm.

The Nacogdoches Farmers Market is one of the best and most exciting markets in the state. You can get almost everything you need or want at the market, including fresh groceries, fruits, vegetables, eggs, candles, baked goods, bread, cheese, flowers, herbs, spices, honey, baby items, furniture, jewelry, dishes, home furnishings, meat, cornmeal, soap and so much more.

Visit the Nacogdoches Farmers Market online HERE and tell them you saw it at Shangriladoches!

Sports Day Out

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September 27, 2014 (Saturday) will be “Sports Day Out” for all people with disabilities, and their families and friends, too, of course! (Under 18 must have a supervising adult with them, please).

This event will be held at the SFA Ag Pond, with the Registration Tent nearby at Hall 20.

There will be free fishing, with poles & bait provided and no fishing license required. Other activities include lunch, games, prizes, petting zoo and ponies, plus music from The Never Brothers.

For more info, contact Todd at 936-564-1433.

See you there!

Nac Band – rescheduled

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Due to last-minute yet unavoidable circumstances, the Nacogdoches Community Band was not able to meet for their first rehearsal last week. They will be starting up again this weekend, Sunday the 14th, so if you were considering going to find out more, you have a second chance. It’s a fun group and they hope you can join this year!

“Ring the Bell” for Nac High School PTA

Nacogdoches Independent School District invites the whole community to this year’s membership kick-off event for the newly re-formed Nacogdoches High School PTA.

On Monday, Sept. 8, the “Ring The Bell” Membership Meeting will be held in the 9th grade Commons at NHS at 5:30 pm.

The event will include a 5:15 p.m. performance of the NHS drum line, a special statement from Mayor Roger Van Horn, ribbon cutting by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and more.

Parents, educators, and community members are invited to attend the celebration.

The event is immediately followed at 6 p.m. by an open house at the high school where parents can meet their students’ teachers for the 2014-15 year.

For more information, call Nacogdoches High School at 564-2466.

Boots & Brew 2014 – tickets now on sale

A fun new festival is coming to town, and downtown Nac is expected to be filled with locals, visitors and guests who enjoy Boots & Brew (which I will say does sound fun!) on September 27, 2014.

Live music will be provided by the Dirty River Boys band from Austin, at 7:00 p.m.

Other events included in the ticket price are a wine & pilsner tasting souvenir glass, tasty wine & beer samples, and discussions with Collin Klingemann from the St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston.

Numerous vendors will also be at the festival ready to help you find just the perfect item for yourself or for early holiday gift purchases.

The Boots & Brew festival has a Facebook page to Like so you can keep updated with any last-minute information. Visit them here: Boots & Brew

You’ll want to be sure to get your tickets early, as this is a limited-attendee festival and only 600 tickets are available. You can pick up your tickets ($35) at the Liberty Bell wine bar & pub in downtown Nacogdoches.

For more info, contact Nacogdoches Main Street at 936-559-2573 or email at

Nac Community Band – Fall 2014

Rehearsals for the 2014-2015 Season of the Nacogdoches Community Band will begin on September 7th at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the SFASU Band Hall.

A membership drive to increase the size of the band is currently underway and nearly all band instruments are
needed for this group. Clarinets, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, you name it, you’re welcome to join this fabulous band group. And don’t worry if you have not played in awhile . . . it will all come back to you, sooner than you think.

Please help us reach new band members by spreading the word in the community – let’s get the word out there! It’s going to be a great year!

You can also help by buying a bumpersticker for your car or bike, or a T-shirt to wear around town, to help other musicians find out about us. Bumperstickers in particular are nicely affordable – get several and share with friends!

For more info, contact band director Jeff at

You can get even more info and find the links to the Store on our website at:

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Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Come see this great show at the Lamp-Lite theatre!

(info provided from the Lamp-Lite theatre)

September 26 & 27, October 3 & 4 – 7:30 p.m.

September 28 & October 5 – 2:00 p.m.

Hello Dolly, one of the world’s favorite musical comedies, opens Lamp-Lite’s forty-fourth season. Garland Buffalo and Debbie Berry, co-star in the star studded cast featuring Keith Aiavolasiti, Nita Hudson, Jessie Erb, Michael Dean, Richard Malloy, Lee Broadwater, Bill Small, LaChanda Maxie, and a host of talented singers of all ages.

Multi-talented Musical Director, Davy Thomas, leads a cast of 30+ in upbeat music that includes Till the Parade Passes By, So Long Dearie, It Takes a Woman, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Hello Dolly.

For all the details, visit their website at and look for them on Facebook, too.

In the Nacogdoches Area purchase tickets in advance at:

The Convention and Visitors Bureau 936-564-7351

Fitness 360 936-569-0068

Glass Castles 936-560-3249




For accurate RESERVATIONS provide:
NAME (tickets will be held at the Box Office in this persons name)
Day & Date (of the performance you want to see)
Number of Tickets
Email or Telephone Number

Minors, Students = $8.00
Seniors (60 and over) = $12.00
All Others = $15.00

Season Ticket:
(Good for six admissions to the plays of your choice throughout the season)
Students = $40.00
Seniors (60 and over) = $65.00
Regular = $80.00

The Box Office accepts Cash, Check, Season Tickets, Visa or Master Card.

The Outlets require Check or Season Ticket.


Lamp-Lite Theatre
4210 Lamp-Lite Lane
P.O. Box 630446

Lamp-Lite Theatre is located on the west side of Nacogdoches, Texas at the junction of US59 and Old Tyler Road (FM1638). You need to know that US59 is incorporated in the west portion of Loop 224 that surrounds Nacogdoches. Lamp-Lite Theatre is nestled in the trees at the very end of Lamp-Lite Lane. Lamp-Lite Lane intersects Old Tyler Road at the north east quadrant of the junction of US59 and Old Tyler Road. Lamp-Lite Lane is a short black top street that runs between the Grace Baptist Church on the left and a Texas State Forrest Service Compound on the right.

GPS Coordinates
N 31° 38.581 W 094° 40.876