February 23, 2017: NPD Crime Report

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February 23, 2017: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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February 23, 2017: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

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Cram the Coliseum – SFA vs. Northwestern State is March 2

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Cram the Coliseum on March 2
A limited number of free admission tickets are available at Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

Pictured from left are Ladyjack Stevi Parker, Lumberjack Ivan Canete and Ladyjack Taylor Ross holding this year's Cram the Coliseum free admission tickets to the Northwestern State games set for March 2. (Photo contributed by SFA Athletics)

Pictured from left are Ladyjack Stevi Parker, Lumberjack Ivan Canete and Ladyjack Taylor Ross holding this year’s Cram the Coliseum free admission tickets to the Northwestern State games set for March 2.
(Photo contributed by SFA Athletics)

The SFA Ladyjack and Lumberjack basketball teams are ready for Cram the Coliseum when they take on Northwestern State on March 2. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., and the men’s game will start at 8 p.m. in the William R. Johnson Coliseum at the intersection of E. College St. and University Dr.

“Cram the Coliseum is the perfect opportunity for the community to support the partnership the Nacogdoches County Chamber has with SFA Athletics,” said Ted Smith, chamber of commerce Vice Chairman Community Development. “Plus, we are looking at a high-level of rivalry with Northwestern State, so no one would want to miss these games.”

All Nacogdoches County Chamber members received 10 tickets in the February mail packet.

“The tickets can be shared with anyone, including employees and coworkers, clients and customers, family and friends,” Smith said. “A limited number of tickets are also available and ready for pick up at the chamber.”

Cram the Coliseum tickets are compliments of SFA Athletics Department. For all SFA athletic event schedules, please visit www.sfajacks.com. Go to www.nacogdoches.org for more information about this and other Nacogdoches County Chamber events or call 936-560-5533.

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SFA accounting students offer free tax-preparation services

Stephen F. Austin State University accounting students are offering free tax-preparation services to community members at Goodwill in downtown Nacogdoches. Pictured front row from left are graduate accounting students Kaili Crow, of Spring; Jennifer Nicely, of Tomball; Tim Stephenson, of Cedar Park; and Mark McLean, accounting and economics junior from Aledo.

Stephen F. Austin State University accounting students are offering free tax-preparation services to community members at Goodwill in downtown Nacogdoches. Pictured front row from left are graduate accounting students Kaili Crow, of Spring; Jennifer Nicely, of Tomball; Tim Stephenson, of Cedar Park; and Mark McLean, accounting and economics junior from Aledo.

It’s tax season, and Stephen F. Austin State University students enrolled in the Rusche College of Business’ Schlief School of Accountancy are performing free tax-preparation services for community members at Goodwill in downtown Nacogdoches.

The school partnered with Goodwill to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic for qualified individuals — those whose annual income is $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers. Students will be providing the tax services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3, 24 and 31 and April 7.

Tim Stephenson, Cedar Park accounting graduate student at SFA, is the VITA student coordinator for the clinic.

“It’s offline, so people get human interaction and can understand the tax process better,” Stephenson said.

Most of the student volunteers are members of Beta Alpha Psi, the professional accounting fraternity, and serve as tax preparers during the clinic.

“Getting experience outside the classroom helps you put together and understand the concepts you learn in class,” said Jennifer Nicely, SFA accounting graduate student from Tomball. “You can see that what you’re learning has the potential to help others in real life.”

Stephenson agrees the clinic provides a valuable community service.

“You talk with people and help them with a task that can be pretty challenging,” Stephenson said. “It’s a more direct way to help others, and you can see the results of your efforts.”

Kacie Czapla, senior lecturer at SFA and clinic supervisor, teaches tax courses and explained that through this endeavor students learn the basics of federal and state income tax preparation and how to interact with clients.

“Students gain real-world experience and help taxpayers file their tax returns,” Czapla said. “Students are providing a service to the community while also getting experience.”

For information on what to bring to the VITA clinic, visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers.

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Upshaw family photo project becomes traveling exhibition

Richard Orton

Richard Orton

Photographs of the Upshaw family of Nacogdoches County taken by Texas photographer Richard Orton are now in the form of a traveling exhibition to be shown in galleries, museums and community centers.

Orton’s book “The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family” is a documentation of the community’s history through photographs and oral histories of the families who lived there. Orton became acquainted with the Upshaw family, which had lived for decades in the northwest Nacogdoches County community of County Line, in the late 1980s and began taking photographs for this project, which evolved into a book that was published by the University of North Texas Press in 2014 after 25 years of preparation.

John Handley, director of art galleries at Stephen F. Austin State University, and Chris Talbot, director of the SFA School of Art, discussed the possibility of turning Orton’s photo project into a traveling exhibition. After a number of art venues, including universities, expressed interest, the show was printed, framed and prepared for touring.

“The first venue recently opened at Southwestern University,” Handley said.

Book cover of "The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family"

Book cover of “The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family”

Three brothers, Guss, Felix and Jim Upshaw, and their families established County Line in the 1870s. What stimulated Orton’s curiosity about County Line was how quickly emancipated slaves were able to own their own land, and, as a result, had the opportunity to live relatively autonomous, self-sufficient lives while raising their families in the time of Jim Crow.

“That is why I wanted to make photographs there and collect their oral history,” Orton explained. “I was most fortunate to be allowed to do that.

“The story I tell in my book and through the photos is personal and universal,” he said. “It’s about the strength of family and community and the resilience of humankind. Because I am white, and the community is black, it speaks directly to the potential for black/white relationships. In County Line, I am on cultural turf not my own, which, in a different sense, is the common experience of black people in America.”

Being in County Line, and being accepted there, gave Orton the opportunity to learn this family’s story, and in telling that story, it became part of Orton’s own, he said.

“The story I tell is the story of a white man given the opportunity to ‘integrate’ into a historical African American community (so to speak),” Orton said.

He does that through images captured through the camera lens and through the words of people born and raised there.

Orton, who is a native of Nacogdoches and returned to East Texas in 2007 after living and working in Austin for 36 years, is active on the boards of the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and the African American Heritage Project in Nacogdoches County.

Aside from the Southwestern University venue, the exhibition will travel to Institute of Texan Cultures, Angelina College, Denton UNT Gallery on the Square, and the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, to name a few.

Institutions interested in hosting the exhibition should contact Handley at 936-468-1131.

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SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs to host first Women’s Empowerment Summit

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the first Women’s Empowerment Summit beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, March 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

SFA and Nacogdoches community members are invited to develop relationships with other women who strive to make an impact, learn professional development skills, discuss current women’s issues, learn how to improve personal wellness and more.

“The idea came about as we began to plan events for Women’s History Month, which is held throughout March,” said Veronica Weaver, OMA director. “We wanted to get women together to discuss issues relevant to them today. This event will be for all women from various backgrounds and for anyone interested in women’s issues.”

The event provides a full-day experience with multiple workshops led by SFA faculty and staff members. Keynote speakers include local TV personality Anissa Centers; Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, assistant professor in SFA’s School of Human Services; and Cyndra Krogen-Morton, Title IX compliance specialist.

“It is important in this day and age for women to uplift each other,” Weaver said. “There are so many powerful voices around SFA’s campus and community, there just needs to be an outlet to hear them.”

The event is free and open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend must register at www.sfasu.edu/oma. Check-in will take place from 8 to 8:50 a.m. at the door. Pre-register by Friday, Feb. 24, to receive lunch.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

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February 22, 2017: NPD Crime Report

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February 22, 2017: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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February 22, 2017: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Jail that lists the arrests made from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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