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Tipitina's, Facebook

The director of the Tipitina's Creative Co-op in Commerce, Rick Parent, says work crews have begun preparing to provide electrical power to the old A.L. Day Elementary School building in Commerce.  That will be a major step in Tipitina's occupying the building at 905 College Street, one block east of Park.  Currently, Tipitina's operates in an auxilary building adjacent to A.L. Day.  Rick says he'll be offering photography classes soon, and Tipitina's is now hosting creative-arts parties.

Josh Giles (right) and Matt Meinke at Notably Texan headquarters.
Carinne Manning

Josh Giles is taking his lifelong passion of music to the next level. He studied music at University of North Texas, he's been refining his craft through workshops, and he just produced a new single in Commerce with Brad Davis.

Carey Mae Parker's mother Elizabeth died in 1995.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next three episodes of Buried, in which Carey Mae Parker's family reconsiders shocking claims that have never been investigated. 

The sky view from the upstairs landing at Charleston Sky and its recent "look and book" event.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The pubic recently received the grand tour from the sky view to the turf of Charleston Sky, the newest event venue in Delta County. The establishment hosted a “look and book” event to nearly 25 vendors ranging from bakers and caterers to florists and local accommodations and more.

The event allowed vendors and venue owners and staff to exchange information and network. The venue recently completed outdoor landscaping from field turf by the pond near the outdoor bar created from an old farm silo to wedding pews and signature windmill.

Texas State Historical Association

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the writings of Frederick Law Olmsted, a noted architect who traveled Texas with his brother in the 1850s.  Olmsted found the food in Texas particularly bad, with the exception of food in the German communities of the Hill Country, such as New Braunfels, and Galveston.

It was a different kind of splash in the summer heat – the sound of freshly brewed beer being drawn into glasses. It is a new story in an old building. BackStory Brewery recently opened to the public at 211 Magnolia Street in Sulphur Springs, the Celebration City.

The $1.8 million renovation of the establishment formerly housed an ice house and meat packing plant. Remnants of the history of Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs can be seen all over the tap room from original fixtures and decor.

A receoption in honor of Gracie Young will be hosted by the Chamber on Thursday from 2-4 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber announces after 18 years office manager Gracie Young will be officially retiring. She informed the Board of Directors last Tuesday morning.

The Board will be hosting a reception for Gracie Young on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce office and meeting room located at 41 West Side Square in Cooper, Texas. The public is invited to attend and extend their good wishes.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Ridgecrest Baptist Church's "Tools for Schools" project is packing hundreds of backpacks with school supplies at 9:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 1) and 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, August 2) at Bowie Elementary School.  The backpacks will be distributed Saturday and Saturday, August 25.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says there's still time to plant fall tomatoes.  They may not ripen before the first frost, but he says pick them while they're still green, and they'll ripen in your window sill. 

 

Community Seeds, Facebook

The director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, Bert Cooper, says the charitable organization should be ready to open its incubator kitchen and "country store" in downtown Lone Oak by the end of August.  The incubator kitchen will allow individuals to legally prepare food products for sale.  The kitchen and store will be in one of the oldest buildings in East Texas, built in 1849. 

Glenn Guess (the Hog Zombie) and his wife Michelle
Luke Clayton

Glenn Guess, the Hog Zombie is my guest again this week. Glenn is an expert in calling wild hogs within rifle or bow range and in today's show divulges more of his techniques.

Delta County AgriLife Extension office is filling the vacancy left by former agent Alford Echols. In Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting it was announced that Morgan Wood was hired for this position.

Mission Impossible: Fallout, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, agrees with the almost unanimous verdict of critics that "Mission Impossible: Fallout" with Tom Cruise is a nearly perfect summer action movie.  Alice also enjoyed "Mamma Mia:Here We Go Again," even though she says it features "strange characters, the oddest combination of people."

Albert Pardo and other Fannin County residents addressed the board of the North Texas Municipal Water District.
Scott Morgan

Several dozen Fannin County residents packed the North Texas Municipal Water District administration building's meeting room during Thursday's gathering of the board. It was their last public shot to persuade the board to change the name of North Texas Municipal Lake to Bois D'arc Lake. Or, Lake Bois D'arc. Anything, actually, as long as it has the name Bois D'Arc in it.

A view of the Quinlan Police Dept. building on Main Street.
Brittany Gryder

Emma Anderson joins Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight to discuss the past year's reporting on a party in Hawk Cove, TX. 

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