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Message in a Bottle - Good People of Tyler County 

2016

052 ... more to come ...

051 Durwood Ling - Doucette Blueberry Farm - 2-25-16, 8B. 

2015

050 Mayor Don Baird - Colmesneil Christmas Spirit - 12-17-15, 4B. 

049 Pastor Gina Harrison - "Don't Wait for the Bear!" - 8-20-15, 8A. 

048 Coach Sergio Ramos - Christian Tennis Champ - 7-8-15, 10B. 

047 Toby & Art Spurlock - First Place International Walker Running Hound Classic - 2-5-15, 4A. 

046 David Rust - Writer, Engineer, Prison Chaplain - 1-8-15, 1A & 5A. 

2014

045 Naomi LoRayne Anderson - Devote Catholic Teacher - 10-2-14, 5B. 

044 Sgt. Stanely Simon - WWII Battle of the Bulge Veteran - 07-7-14, 5B. 

043 Dr. Brian Babin - Family Man, Dentist, U.S. Representative - Full - Short Version - 06-19-14, 5B.

042 Michael Gracey Publishs Ma Thicket's Story - 6-19-14, 8A.

041 Jack Clark - Transitors to Tree Farming - May 1, 2014, 6B.

040 Heritage Village Fiber Arts Building - A Dream Come True - Mar. 27, 2014, 10B.

039 Warren Babin - Country Cajun Poet - Feb. 21, 2014, 8B.

038 Rev. Jack Lewellen - 50 Years a Baptist Preacher - Feb. 4, 2014, 8B.


2013

037 Harriet Lou "Harry" Shields - 3rd Grade Teacher - Dec. 12, 2013, 6A.

036 John R. Kenner - the Barbeque Man - Oct. 17, 2013, 8B.

035 Wanna Witson - Shivers Librarian & Volunteer Extraordinarie - Oct. 3, 2013, 3B.

034 Jesse & Cecile Lazenby - Second Love, Sweet and Enduring - Sept. 26, 2013, 8B.

033 Bertis and Jayne Best - Fifty-year Annivesary Symmetry Delightful - Sept. 19, 2013, 3B.

032 Richard "Dick" Dean - Aircraft Inspector - July 25, 2013, 6B.

031 Cressie Frazier Gill - Flower of the Family - July 4, 2013, 5B.

030 Hails "Doc" Taylor - Anzio Combat Veteran Christian - May 30, 2013, 4-5B - Published Version.   See here Long Version.

029 Kirby High 1963 Honor Class Celebrates 50+ Years - May 2, 2013, 8A.

028 Merrill "Sonny" Mitchell - Welder and Witness - May 2, 2013, 7-8B.

027 Jo Ann Price - A Quiet Fragrant Faithful Friend - April 18, 2013, 4B.

026 Béla Ngypal – Hungarian Freedom Fighter - part 1, March 14, 2013, 7-8B;  part 2, March 28, 2013, 6B.

025 Woodville Opera House, Your Hometown Smiling Face - Feb. 13, 2013, 5B.


2012

024 Betty Raysor - 104 Years a Homemaker - Dec. 13, 2012, 8A.

023 Ron and Rosie Keef - Motocycles and Helping Neighbors - Dec. 15, 2012, 9A.

022 Jess and Georgia Collins - Local Spinner and Weaver - Dec. 6, 2012, 10-11A.

021 Gloria Russel, 'Aunt Gloria' Continues Teaching Children of East Texas about Jesus - Sept. 27, 2012, 7B.

020 Douglas Earl Overstreet - "Exacto Facto" Master Mason - August 30, 2012, 7B. 

019 Lt. Col. Merrill Schriver - Communications Engineer - July 12, 2012, 7B.

018 Charles and Faye Riley - Owner, Kountry KidsMay 24, 2012, 6B.

017 Don Woodrome - the Family Man - May 3, 2012, 3B.

016 Frankie Kindle - Tyler County Genealogist - Apr. 12, 2012, 6B. 

015 Garry Mattingly - Fifty Years a Lawmen - Mar. 29, 2012, 7B. 

014 Marie Moye - Nurse and Midwife of Tyler County - part 1, Feb. 9, 2012, 5, 6, 8B;  part 2, Feb. 16, 2012, 4 and 5B. 

013 Louie "Lou" Campbell - the Lil' Ol' Pea Patch - Jan. 26, 2012, 7B.

012 Mary Jane Neal - Tyler County Historian - Jan. 12, 2012, 5B.
also, see Original Minutes to 1863 New Bethel Association.


2011

011 Bobby "Bob" Martin - Math Teacher - Nov. 17, 2011 4B & 7B.

010 John Stagg, "Nuke" Handler, Bee Keeper, Entrepreneur - part 1, Oct. 27, 8B;  part 2, Nov. 3, 8B, 2011.

009 Jimmie Cooley - ex-Mayor and Aunt Jim - Oct. 6, 2011, 5B.

008 Lt. Col. Paul Miller - Gooney Bird Pilot - Sept. 15, 4A, & 22, 4B, 2011.

007 Officer Eveline Brunson - a.k.a., Bulldog, Shorty or Shortstop - Sept. 8, 2011, 4A.

006 Coach Norman Turner - Always a Coach - August 25, 2011, 4-5B.

005 Willena Moore - Homemade Country Hospitality - July 28, 2011, 1B.

004 Rev. James Mitchell - Sending Up the Timber - July 21, 2011, 6B.

003 Elsie Stewart - "Turnip Greens, Thank You" - July 7, 2011, 8A.

002 Captain Millard Scott - Ship Pilot - June 2, 2011, 6-7B.

001 Judge Judith Haney - First Lady of the Arts - May 11, 2001, 9B.

 


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More articles on Tyler County culture, happenings, and beyond ...

Aline Baptist Church Celebrates 100th with Texas Historical Marker, Aug. 25, 2016, 6A & 7A.

Pipeline Speeds through Tyler County, Aug. 4, 2016, 1A.

Ham Radio Field Day Connects Tyler County to World, June 30, 2016, 1A & 5B.

Ham Radio Field Day Connects Tyler County to World, July 8, 2015, 4A.

Red Cross Drills at St. Paul's Episcopal, Oct. 9, 2014, 5B.

Muirs Thanked with Pure Alpaca Quilt by Heritage Village Spinners and Weavers, Sept. 18, 2014, 5B.

Wild Hogs Go Hog Wild Inside Woodville City Limits, July 10, 2014, 1A.

TORNADO - Red Cross and Tyler County's First Combined Drill, Mar. 6, 2014, 8A.

Royalty and Pirates Collide at First Ever "Ren Faire" at Camp Niwana, Nov. 21, 2013, 8B.

Middle Age Chivalry in Tyler County, Nov. 29, 2112, 10-11A.

War Games in Tyler County - Medieval Style - Tyler County Booster, Dec. 8, 2011:  2B & 6-7B.

Original Minutes to 1863 New Bethel Baptist Association - courtesy of Mary Jane Neal (see #012, Jan. 12, 2012).

Restorative Justice—America's New Frontier pdf - Original Version, Maness, Texas Journal of Corrections, Vol. 29:4, Nov. 2003: 10-13.

Chaplains Get a Small Boost, Maness, Restorative Justice News, August, 2001, Vol. 2, No. 2.

Wine & Jesus’ 1st Miracle at Cana Article 

War & Peace Article - special doctrinal message at New Bethel Baptist Association meeting.

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