March 28 – Save the date!

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The date for Spring Fling at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market has been announced already so be sure to get that on your calendar and plan to attend. This is a great family-friendly event, with even more vendors than usual, plus a special children’s area, (often with petting zoo) and special music and special everything. It’s a fun time!

More info will be posted at the Farmers Market main site as it becomes available.

Check here for more info.

More info here and at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Sugar Cane Festival

The Sugar Cane event is happening this morning at the Durst Taylor house, 304 North Street, in Nacogdoches. The mules will be turning the crank to press the cane into syrup in the traditional way, plus you can purchase a delicious pancake breakfast! Enjoy!

Durst Taylor house info here.



Haunted Gardens

2nd annual “Haunted Gardens” at the SFA Mast Arboretum.

Entry to the haunted trail is located on Wilson Drive between the agriculture and art buildings.

Cost varies.

$2 for SFA students with ID

$3 for general admission.

Proceeds help provide professional training to members of the Horticulture Club.

See more events at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Old-Fashioned Trick-or-Treat

Enjoy the traditional trick-or-treat experience at the Ghosts of Millard’s crossing event.

DATE: October 31, 2014
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
COST: $5 for adults and $3 for children.

This event is intended for children ages 12 and younger.

Activities include face painting, cupcake walk, hay ride, train ride, music and so much more!

The Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing event is a great way to step back in time and remember the concept of a neighborhood, where children could play on their own safely, because all the adults were keeping an eye out for everyone. At this event, the feeling is much the same, as children & their families can stroll at their own pace throughout the village, stopping off at each house one by one, to hear a “ghost” tell a short story or part of history from their life.

The “ghosts” are simply regular people with white face paint and they are not scary to most children.

The headless horseman comes racing through the town on his horse about every 20 minutes and that can indeed be quite thrilling but perhaps could be a bit alarming to little ones, so be prepared for this, just in case.

At each house or other building, there is candy available, and young children will have a traditional and exciting trick-or-treat night.

This is a really great event and if you have not attended in the past, give it a try.
Highly recommended!

(And, it sure beats the heck out of driving all over town to trick-or-treat at houses where you know people.)

Holiday in the Pines 2014

More than 60 different vendors will be available in one location at the Holiday in the Pines event hosted by Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

Dates: November 20-22, 2014

Location: at the new Nacogdoches Civic Center

Come get your holiday shopping taken care of early in the season and then sit back and relax for the rest of the year. Profits from this event are returned to the local community in the form of grants to non-profit organizations throughout the county, so your help really does help our community stay strong and grow.

For all the details, please visit the Holiday in the Pines main website here.

Duck Dash

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The 24th annual “Duck Dash” is a thrilling spectacle of toy ducks that race on a special course at the Ag Pond, near the Homer Bryce Stadium at Stephen F. Austin State University. These types of toy duck races are always entertaining and everyone is encouraged to attend just for the fun of it.

If you want to take the next step, you can also help by sponsoring a duck to help raise money for the SFA Alumni Association. Sponsorships are $5 each duck, or 6 ducks for $25.00 and the deadline is Saturday, so don’t delay. There are all sorts of prizes available, including $1,000 cash for first place – wow!

For more info about how to sponsor a duck, please call the SFA Alumni Association at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.

Free pancakes!

pancakesFree pancakes will be available for the hungry runners who are participating in the Homecoming 5K during SFA homecoming weekend.

For the rest of us, just $6.00 is all it takes to enjoy a buffet of flapjacks and special toppings to make your breakfast both bountiful and beautiful.

This delicious event will be held on October 25 (Saturday) at 8:00 a.m. right in front of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar Street, in downtown Nacogdoches. Come early to get a spot in line because these fantastic flapjacks won’t last long, I’m sure!

This is a fundraiser event for the SFA Alumni Association.

For more info, contact them at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.

Veterans Fundraiser & Exhibit


Vintage military uniforms and other memorabilia from the collection of Mary Ann Derby, primarily from the era of the Korean conflict, are currently on display at the main offices of the Daily Sentinel, located at 4920 Colonial Drive. The exhibit is on display at the main offices of the Daily Sentinel, so stop by any time for a quick mini-history lesson.

You can also honor your favorite veteran with an entry in the Veterans Day Fundraiser hosted by the Daily Sentinel. Simply provide a photo and fill out the registration form with some basic info about the veterans service and war/conflict, and send the entry with $5 donation to the Daily Sentinel. All proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Resource Center at Stephen F. Austin State University (main site here).

Registration forms will be available at the Daily Sentinel office or in the newspaper.

Turn in the forms at that same office, or mail to:

Daily Sentinel
Attn: Veterans Day Photos
P.O. Box 630068
Nacogdoches, TX 75963

For more info, call the Daily Sentinel at 936-564-8631.

Alzheimer’s Walk

October 11, 2014 (Saturday) will be the Nacogdoches “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event at the Native Plant Center.

This event is “dog and stroller friendly” and is expected to be a lot of fun, so register your team today!

To register, visit

Or, call 1-800-272-3900.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 million people have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. In Texas, 340,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease.

More info about how Alzheimer’s is affecting Texas available here.