March 27, 2015: NPD Crime Report

This is a complete list of reports responded to by the Nacogdoches Police Department

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March 27, 2015: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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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March 27, 2015: 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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March 23-March 27, 2015: County Court At Law

Record Of Criminal Actions taken by Nacogdoches County Court At Law

This is the report of the cases where a verdict was decided.



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SFA’s Opera Theatre to present ‘The Most Happy Fella’

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music’s production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy “The Most Happy Fella” will offer an abundance of great roles that will showcase the talents of SFA voice students.

SFA Opera Theater will present “The Most Happy Fella” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 9 through 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, “Connect.”

“When ‘The Most Happy Fella’ opened on Broadway in 1956, there was so much music and so many great songs that pundits and critics argued whether is was an opera or a musical,” said Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA and director of the production. “It really has everything – blockbuster chorus numbers, comedy songs and lush, gorgeous ballads.

“It’s a musical comedy on steroids,” she said with a laugh.

With book, music and lyrics by Loesser, “The Most Happy Fella” is based on Sidney Howard’s “They Knew What They Wanted.”

A touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story, “The Most Happy Fella” will warm hearts in depicting the May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through, according to the show’s description at the Musical Theatre International website.

“With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre,” the description says.

Dalton has loved this show since she first saw the 1992 SFA Opera production of it.

“Its sizable score showcases strong singers,” she said, “including a mature operatic baritone and a young soprano ingénue for the two lead roles. The rest of the large cast consists of a winsome comic duo for the secondary leads and a host of other compelling characters. There are so many good roles to feature our talented voice students!”

In selecting each spring’s opera, identifying SFA’s most advanced singers and determining which show will give them the best educational and musical experience is of paramount importance, Dalton said.

“We also must double cast roles to give more students an opportunity to perform and to alternate leads so their voices can rest,” she said.

Dalton suggests that “The Most Happy Fella” is a production everyone should see. But she warns that there are a few outbursts of what she described as “salty language.”

Those who see this year’s opera performance will leave with “memories of a lovely production,” Dalton said, and with the inspiration to “never lose hope or your dreams,” a better understanding of “the power of forgiveness,” and the realization of “how words can destroy as well as restore people,” she said.

She hopes that each patron experiences what The New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson wrote in his review: “A profoundly moving theatrical experience … a rare achievement for the theatre.” He ended the review by saying, “Broadway is used to heart. It is not accustomed to evocations of the soul.”

This production is sponsored in part by Point A Media. Prior to Thursday’s opening night performance, Dalton will give a 7 p.m. informative talk in Griffith Gallery located across the hall from Turner Auditorium.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7.50 for students. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

Turner Auditorium is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Sidebar:

‘Most Happy Fella’ contest begins

Who is “The Most Happy Fella” in Nacogdoches? SFA Opera Theater wants to know.

In anticipation of the upcoming performance of Frank Loesser’s musical, a contest is under way to determine Nacogdoches’ own happiest fellow.

Send photos of your nominee along with an explanation of why he is Nacogdoches’ “Most Happy Fella” to Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA and director of the production, at ddalton@sfasu.edu.

The winner will be designated as Nacogdoches’ “Most Happy Fella” and will receive two free tickets to “The Most Happy Fella,” showing at 7:30 nightly Thursday through Saturday, April 9 through 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Entries will be displayed in the lobby of Griffith Fine Arts Building throughout the performance run.

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SFA Gardens to host popular spring plant sale and Earth Day Celebration

SFA Gardens will host its annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., in Nacogdoches.

A variety of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, unusual species and exclusive SFA and Greg Grant introductions. Most of the plants at this year’s sale are extensively trialed in the university’s gardens before being offered to the public. Additionally, most of them are produced by the SFA Gardens staff members and volunteers.

This popular event benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. The educational programs offered at SFA Gardens reach more than 15,000 students of all ages on a yearly basis.

The eighth annual SFA Earth Day Celebration, presented alongside SFA’s Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale, will begin at 10 a.m. and feature informational booths, guest speakers, activities for kids of all ages, free food, live music and much more.

Held at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, the outdoor festival is sponsored by SFA’s Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Pursuits program, the SFA Student Sustainability Coalition, SFA Gardens and Nacogdoches Naturally. The celebration is an opportunity for members of the SFA student body and the Nacogdoches community to join together in furthering the vision of a sustainable campus and community.

Parking is available at the nearby Early Childhood Research Center, 2428 Raguet St. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon.

For more information, call (936) 468-4404 or visit www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu. A complete list of available plants will be listed on the website two weeks prior to the sale.

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March 26, 2015: NPD Crime Report

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March 26, 2015: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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March 26, 2015: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

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Swedish students explore East Texas’ forest, hospitality industry through SFA partnership

Through a continued partnership with SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the School of Human Sciences’ Hospitality Administration program, 15 students and two faculty members from Älvdalen's Educational Center in Älvdalen, Sweden, explored East Texas’ forest and hospitality industry.

Through a partnership between Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, the School of Human Sciences’ Hospitality Administration program and Älvdalen Educational Center, a forestry and hospitality post-secondary technical college in Älvdalen, Sweden, 15 Swedish students and two faculty members from the educational center completed a two-week exploration of East Texas.

Robert Nilsson and Matthew Tunn, instructors at Älvdalen’s Educational Center, said the partnership greatly benefits the participating students, many of whom have never traveled abroad.

During their stay, students toured sights throughout the region that were focused on their particular area of study.

Dr. Hans Williams, associate dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, and Dr. Chay Runnels, associate professor and hospitality administration program coordinator at SFA, organized the visit, which included trips to state parks, historic sites and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, as well as logging operations.

The machines used in U.S. logging operations are very different from those used in Sweden, said Daniel Karlsson. Karlsson, who will graduate from Älvdalen’s forestry program next year, added that seeing the difference in forest operations has helped him grow as a student.

While the partnership places great focus on the vocational pursuits of the students involved, Williams said perhaps the most important aspect is the personal growth that results from experiencing a different culture.

The broadening of horizons led to the partnership between SFA and Älvdalen’s Educational Center more than three years ago. Since that time, five SFA students also have visited Älvdalen’s Educational Center for similar cross-cultural immersion.

“It’s more than just learning forestry, it’s about seeing a whole different culture,” Williams said.

Emma Sandgren, a nature and adventure tourism student at Älvdalen’s Educational Center, said while she thought the Texas weather would be warmer, it did not detract from her enjoyment of the local cuisine and people.

The students’ visit culminated in a barbecue and tour of SFA’s Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center. Prior to their departure home, the SFA Horseman’s Association demonstrated a range of versatility and skill-based events before facilitating horse rides for the students.

“The welcome we had, the hospitality and the friendliness, has just been overwhelming,” said Tunn.

This May, Runnels and Dr. Mary Olle, assistant professor of human sciences at SFA, will lead a Maymester course titled “Connecting People with Nature in Sweden.” The class will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the confluence of ecology, history and culture through visits to forest, recreation and hospitality resources in the Älvdalen region.

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