CARTHAGE — Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) announced the opening of the TCMA Event Center, a facility that has been in the planning stages for many years, according to Linda Wilson, president of TCMA.
The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will offer a series of free, hour-long virtual clinics featuring some of the most celebrated names in Jazz. The clinics will be presented during a regular rehearsal setting of the Cardinal Jazz Orchestra. Clinicians will critique the band and offer their perspective on jazz history and their careers, plus some Q and A time from members of the band.
A cellphone photograph (top photo) of two 10-year-old Silsbee boys who stopped to pay respect as a funeral procession passed them on Knupple Road Oct. 18 is circulating on Facebook. One boy dropped to one knee while the other bowed his head, while they were on their way to play. The boys stopped in someone’s driveway when they saw a truck with a casket. The boys are (bottom) Drake Stidham and Danny Huff.
KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Youth Project Show Auction was held 17 at the John R. Pavilion.
Ila Jay of the Baptist Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary (third from left) presented the Silsbee Christian Care Center with a $1,000 check to help assist with utilities, food or whatever need to help the needy people of the Silsbee area. Also at the check presentation were (left to right) Don Longenberger, Susie James, Patsy Gerngross, Linda Knight, Tammy DeGaravilla, Leigh Waldrep, Carolyn Thibodeau and Jerry Knight (back).
Tristin Bell (center) earned his nationally ranked fourthdegree black belt from Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do. He began training at Lumberton Tae Kwon Do at age 6 and has completed 27 belt testings to reach this level. Bell was recognized as the youngest student in the area to achieve such a high rank during his formal belt presentation at Lumberton TKD. Bell, the son of Chris and Tracy Bell, is a freshman at Silsbee High School. Pictured with Bell is Bobby Core (left), co-owner and sixth-degree black belt, and Chris Melancon, lead instructor and Level 2 fourth-degree black belt. COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardin County Christian Care Center of Silsbee is seeking food donation and other items.
PHOTO BY DANIEL ELIZONDO