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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn
  • PublishedJune 30, 2017

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Mick and Linda Petty, Rick and Judy Petty, and Ken and Suzi Chapman traveled last week to Lake Tahoe, California and spent 3 days there, and then one day in Reno, Nevada. Activities included zip lining for the guys, a visit to the Donner Memorial State Park and Museum, sightseeing, a visit to Virginia City and some gambling. Linda said they all had a great time and saw some really beautiful country.

Regina Payton shared this report. “This week a large bulldog wandered onto mom’s porch and made himself at home. She didn’t feel comfortable going outside, so I encouraged her to call Mark Hixon. He is well acquainted with dog rescue and all of the local animal rescue groups. It was late by the time Mark came over, but when he drove up, the dog ran to him – responded well to a male. He took it home, got on the web and put word out about the dog. That same evening, now almost midnight, a couple called, described the dog who had been missing almost two weeks. Anyway, it was a late night/early morning reunion, and a happy ending for everyone.”

Kim and Lee Beck spent the weekend in San Antonio visiting son, Jackson and his wife Courtney. While stopping for breakfast in Georgetown on Friday morning, they ran right into Chet Garner, the host of The Daytripper! He has been to Sulphur Springs and filmed the square and surrounding area. Kim says, “The Daytripper comes on KERA and is worth the watch for your favorite Texas small towns” and I agree with Kim. I record the show to watch when I have the time.

Landon and Laiken Joslin took Dixie back to Kountze on  Saturday, and then spent the night at Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe. On Sunday, they enjoyed a trip to the Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari in Jacksonville, before returning home. Tiffany Vaughn kept the boys, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, while their parents had their weekend getaway.

Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn and Tiffany and the kids joined us for lunch on Sunday.

Don’t forget about the Tira Homecoming this Sunday at the Tira Methodist Church and cemetery grounds. Bring a covered dish and spend some time visiting and sharing memories.

I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or


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