Friday, January 30, 2009

The Farmers' Market is open every Saturday morning (year round): 8 am

NEWS FLASH from Buckley:
Mike Mills will be at the market this weekend with information about his new Community Assisted Agriculture.
We have a new vendor who will be selling goat cheese and alpaca yarn.

Gregory will be back this Saturday. He will have narcissus flowers and maybe daffodils, blueberry plants, forsythia cuttings, oxalis bulbs, potted plants, fruit wood for BBQ, small trees and fresh herbs. (cilantro, sorrel, oregano and rosemary and thyme). He is still waiting to get some more Gouda cheese (plain, black pepper, cajun and green pepper) from the high plains made by a Dutch artesan cheesemaker who lives in Farwell, Texas (near Plainview).There's much, much more. Read the weekly newsletter on the website. The website address is:

The Nacogdoches Farmers’ Market, located at the “hitch lot” at the corner of West Main and Pearl Streets, is open from 8 a.m. until noon or later every Saturday. For more information about the market or becoming a vendor, contact Sarah O’Brien, Main Street Manager at (936) 559-2573 or Buckley at (903) 822-3310.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Butterfly Grand Opening

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber
ribbon cutting for The Butterfly, 116 N. Church St, (935) 564-7446. Owner Betty Shinn welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fourth Friday Luncheon $50 Winner

Peggy Muckelroy, vice president of Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp. (NEDCO), wins the $50 cash prize drawing at the Nacogdoches County Chamber Fourth Friday Luncheon held Jan 23rd. Pictured is Corey Ashley, left, with First Bank & Trust East Texas presenting the prize to the Muckelroy.Everyone who attends the luncheon is eligible to win the $50 drawing, and all Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing. First Bank & Trust East Texas sponsors both drawings.

(Photo by Brittany Logan)

Monday, January 26, 2009

6th Annual Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery

Everyone is invited to attend the 6th Annual Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Special Event, Saturday Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at McMichael Middle School, 4330 SE Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches.

The event is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club, W5NAc, to recognize and remember the effort by all the Amateur Radio Volunteers during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February of 2003.

The club will be operating Amateur Radio stations to communicate with other Amateur Radio Operators across the United States.

Talk In- 147.320 Repeater (141.3 PL)
For more information please call 936.559.7797 or visit

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cooking with Camilla at Shelley's Bakery Café

Camilla Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, cooking instructor, and recipe developer. She is the author of 10 cookbooks and currently serves as the spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. Camilla has also won multiple major national cooking competitions, many of which have been featured on the Food Network. Join Camilla with Shelley for casual, enjoyable and delicious instruction, food tastings, refreshments and door prizes.

Captivating Flavors
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30
February 4 - Chocolate Express: A Streamlined, Sophisticated Approach to Chocolate
February 18 - Sweet and Savory Ways with Cardamom
March 4 - Everyday Tastes of Morocco

The Enlightened Series...Light, Healthy, Fresh and Fabulous

Saturdays 8:30 - 10 a.m.
January 31 - Enlightened Pastas
February 7 - Enlightened Chocolate
February 28 - Enlightened Whole Grains
March 7 - Enlightened Cakes

$35 per class. Space is limited. Call or email early for your reservation.

mail to:; phone: 936/564-4100
Shelley's Bakery Cafe
112 North Church Street
Downtown Nacogdoches, Texas

Friday, January 23, 2009

Annual Azalea Photography Contest

The Annual Azalea Photography Contest is just around the corner! Photographs must be submitted between January 26- February 28, 2009. Photographs must include azaleas within the Nacogdoches County. The first-place winner will recieve a $100 cash prize!

For a photography contest entry form, including a list of contest rules and submission guidelines, call the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN or log on to

Forms can also be picked up at the CVB located at 200 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Events large or small, we cater to all

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting for CCs Smokehouse, 2709 Westward Dr, (936) 462-8880. Owner Heath Clement, his wife Jana Clement and their children Hannah and Lainee, and his parents Kerry and Lynda Clement welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Appleby Volunteer Fire Dept. Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Groundbreaking Ceremony for Appleby Sand Volunteer Fire Dept., 14760 U.S. Hwy. 59 N. Nacogdoches, TX 75965. (936) 559-5166, Fire Chief Tim Hooper, Assistant Fire Chief Dave Crawford, and Firemen Grant Wheeler and Jason Wheeler, welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Give cancer the boot this February

Join the American Cancer Society for the Nacogdoches County Relay for Life. It will be held on February 27-28 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

Register your team today at and fight back against cancer!

For more information, visit or contact:

Stacy Dicks at 936-414-1631
Heather Owens at 936-552-4254

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine's at Pine Creek Country Inn

Valentine's Dinner and Guestroom


Pine Creek Country Inn

Dinner Only- Offered February 13th or 14th

Half an Avocado Filled with Bay Shrimp

Sauce Aurore

* * *

Crab Cake on a Bed of Mixed Greens

with Yellow Pepper Coulis

* * *

8 oz. Grilled Tenderloin of Beef


8 oz. Grilled Salmon

* * *

Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Fresh Sautéed Green Beans

* * *

Cheese Cake with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Offered February 13th or 14th

$100.00 Per Couple - Dinner Only

(Not Inclusive of Tax and Gratuity)

Package with Dinner and Guestroom

*Dinner in Creekside Cafe

*King Bedded Accommodations

*Complimentary Bottle of Champagne and Imported Chocolates

*Complimentary Full Breakfast the following morning

$200.00 Per Couple-Creek House or East Lodge

$230.00 Per Couple - Garden House

$260.00 Per Couple - Honeymoon Cottage

(Tax Included)

Reserve Now!!! 936-560-6282

For February 13th or 14th

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lumberjacks defeat Sam at Cram

A spirited crowd of 4,927 cheered the Stephen F. Austin State University men’s basketball team on to victory Saturday over Sam Houston, 75-73.
The Nacogdoches County Chamber helped build the crowd for the Lumberjacks by working with the SFA Athletic Department on the second annual “Cram the Coliseum” promotion.
The promotion – which offers free tickets through Chamber members - continues Wednesday, January 14, as the Ladyjacks take on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m.
“Plenty of tickets will be available,” said Chamber Chair Donna Finley. “Every Chamber member was mailed ten tickets earlier in the month. So ask the business people you know if they are Chamber members and if they have tickets to share. Extras are also available at the Chamber and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.”
At the January 10 contest, SFA was led by Matt Kingsley, who scored 21, followed by Josh Alexander, who poured in 16 points, including four three-pointers."This is a huge momentum builder for us," said Kingsley, "It is just all that much better when it is over Sam Houston."
Finley said the community show of support for SFA was important, as many students are away on mid-year break.
Citizens 1st Bank added more incentives for the crowd with cash-win contests and spirit towels. Brookshire Brothers gave the first 3,000 fans a coupon for a free six-pack of half-liter soft drinks.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sugar, sugar

Sugarcane Event at the Durst Taylor Historic House and Gardens

Like sugar? Love history?
On Saturday, January 17, anyone who loves history, fun or sweets may join the city of Nacogdoches and the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches for the annual Sugarcane Event at the Durst Taylor Historic House and Gardens, located at 304 North St.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., there will be live entertainment, children’s games and crafts.
Best of all there will be an actual demonstration of cane syrup-making on an open fire with a real mule powering the sugarcane mill.
In addition, ribbon cane syrup will be available to top the fresh pancakes served by the Nacogdoches Kiwanis Club.
Children are especially welcomed for this demonstration. For more information, call (936) 560-4443.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Chick-fil-A says "don't skip the most important meal of the day"

FREE Breakfast Week
at Chick-fil-A

date: Mon - Sat, Jan 12-17

time: 6 - 10:30 a.m.

location: Chick-fil-A, 2804 North St., Nacogdoches

visit each morning for a different featured breakfast entree - absolutely free!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Martin Luther King Commemorative March and Community Organization Fair

On Monday, January 19 there will be a Martin Luther King Commemorative March and Community Organization Fair. The march will be held at 10 am at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse.

The Organization Fair will be held at 11 am at the Nacogdoches County Annex. (it will only last 1-1.5 hours). If your organization is interested in having a booth space at the fair please contact the organizer, Mr. Boris Calwell at 936-560-4365.

New Nacogdoches guide and map here, new Web site coming soon

Nacogdoches County Chamber Chairwoman Donna Finley takes packets containing the Chamber’s 2009 Official Guide & Chamber Directory and City & County Street Map to deliver during the upcoming Operation Thank You event. Photo by Kelly Daniel.

Anyone wanting a “good look” at Nacogdoches may get it from the 2009 Official Guide & Chamber Directory and City & County Street Map that are available at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 2516 North Street.

To get the new material to Nacogdoches County Chamber members as quickly as possible, Donna Finley, chamber chairwoman, is challenging board members to personally deliver as many packets as possible during the Chamber’s Operation Thank You event.

“Taking this approach to deliver the new directory and map with a hand shake and a smile fits right in with the Chamber’s ‘In Business, For Business’ theme for the 2008-09 year,” Finley said.

Operation Thank You kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 13 with a light breakfast between 7:15 and 9:15 a.m. at the Chamber. All members are invited to this come-and-go event to meet Chamber leaders and staff, network with one another and receive a heartfelt thank you.

According to Chamber President / CEO Bruce Partain, the newly-designed chamber Web site will “go live” Tuesday morning, also.

“The Web site - - shares the updated design of the hard-copy map and Newcomer Guide/Member Directory,” Partain said. “We are proud to point people to the site or supply them a map and guide. As an official provider of information about our community and its businesses, we take extra care in the quality of the data and images we distribute."

Joe Max Green / Insurance Concepts is the breakfast sponsor. The event is catered by Wolf Creek Kitchens and coffee will be provided by Hastings Hard Back Café. Floral decorations donated by Avenue Flower Shop & Greenhouse will brighten up and energize the morning event.

Chamber board members are organizing small teams to help with Operation Thank You deliveries. The teams that deliver the most packets will receive prizes from Blockbuster Video, Laine’s Hallmark Shop, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and Starbucks. Winners will be announced at the New Member Showcase and Fourth Friday Luncheon on Jan. 23 at Hotel Fredonia.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Family Issues Summit

What your momma didn't tell you

Texas AgriLife Extension Service is partnering with the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Human Sciences to offer the first Family Issues Summit. The summit will be held on Monday, February 2, 2009 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the campus of SFA, Nacogdoches, Texas.

This conference is open to anyone interested in family issues - professionals, students, community residents, volunteers working in family related roles, parents and educators.

For more information about the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Family and Consumer Sciences program go to: or

Speakers and topics to be covered include:
Phyllis Gilbert, M.S. M.Ed, - School of Human Sciences, SFASU - Family Finances and Credit; Carol Bradley - R.D., L.D. School of Human Sciences, SFASU - Nutrition for Today's Families; Jessica Henderson - Families in Transition; Wayne Waddleton - Yours, Mine and Ours, Moving Beyond Blended/Step-Families; Carol Rice, PhD, R.N., Texas AgriLife Extension - Caring for the Caregiver; Susan Bennett, TDSHS - Childhood Obesity; Patrice Dunagin - Texas AgriLife Extension, CEA - Wi$eUp Financial Management for Women; Nancy Granovski, CFCS, CFP, Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Why Financial Literacy Matters

For more information, please call (936) 560-7711 or 560-7706.

Karen Sessions Tucker. M.S.
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
Nacogdoches County

Dell and Goodwill have teamed up to recycle your old computers through a program called "Reconnect Texas." This program will put a use to your unused computers and keep them out of landfills.

To participate, you can take your old computer to the Nacogdoches, Lufkin or Diboll Goodwill stores.

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