September 15 – September 19, 2014: 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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September 19, 2014: 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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September 19, 2014: NPD Crime Report

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

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September 19, 2014: 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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6th Annual Blast from the Past: Nacogdoches History Fair

Are you looking for a fall event that is fun for the whole family? Look no further than the sixth annual Blast from the Past Nacogdoches History Fair hosted by the City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Festival Park, located downtown Nacogdoches behind City Hall.
The event is less than a month away, and we have some great activities in store for anyone who attends. Boy Scout Troops from the East Texas area will be on site to demonstrate Dutch oven cooking and knot tying. Kids of all ages can play with antique toys, learn how to seal letters with wax seals, and make corn husk dolls. The Stone Fort Museum will be demonstrating spinning, weaving and dying techniques, where everyone can dye their own bookmark to take home. Attendees can enjoy others activities such as pottery making, rock painting, flint knapping, and much more! Our favorite oxen, Liberty and Justice, will be back this year to demonstrate historic farming techniques. In addition, The Celtair Strong Band will provide live string music during the event, supplying the perfect backdrop to a wonderful day.
Bring your friends and family to Festival Park in downtown Nacogdoches on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get involved in a part of history.
For more information, contact the Historic Sites Department at 936-560-4441 or by email at historicsites@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us. For a full list of events, see our webpage at http://ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/historyfair and find us on Facebook at “Nac Historic Sites”.

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Party ‘N Things named Small Business of the Year

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has named Party ‘N Things as the 2014 Small Business of the Year – one of three Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards presented annually and sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. The award recipients will be recognized at the chamber’s 93rd Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet, Tuesday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. in the SFA Grand Ballroom.

Surprise proves to be successful for Party ‘N Things, and makes the business a true one-of-a-kind resource in East Texas.

“We’ve always said ‘at Party ’N Things it is the things that will surprise you!’ and that is still true today,” said owner Maury Smith-Littleton. “We give people a destination to have fun, and my personal goal is that everyone who does business with us will leave with a smile.”

Maury started in the business in 1988 when late husband Park Smith combined a party store with his Game Hunters in a space in the downtown Colony Mall. From there and in several locations around Nacogdoches with tons more combinations of inventory and services, Party ‘N Things has grown from a 1,000 to a 10,550 sq. ft. facility. Party patrons may remember shopping in the store when it was in Colony Mall, then on the “jazz walk” on E. College St. across from SFA, in the strip center at 3500 North St. at the Lakewood St. intersection, in the fourth location at the intersection of Main St. and University Dr., then for 17 years on Mitchell and now, at Northview Plaza in what some may remember as the dollar movie theater.

“Maury has grown the business and continues to provide Nacogdoches with the latest and most innovative products,” said Joe Aguilar, CPA and partner at Axley & Rode, LLP. “She has never thought inside the box.”

In 2008, a phone conversation with a Space Walk recruiter led to the decision to bring the franchise Space Walk of East Texas in to Party ‘N Things. Maury’s husband Tracy Littleton handles the giant inflatable rental business fulltime and quite well – currently reaching a number three ranking in the state of Texas up against the same line of products in much larger markets including Houston and Dallas.

“I have seen a lot of ups and downs,” Maury said. “One of my hardest days was waking up and realizing I was the sole owner of Party ‘N Things.” She gives credit to friends, family and local business people for helping her through a rough transition with advice and guidance through legal business steps that made it possible for her to take care of her business.

“I’ve worked with Maury for many years. She’s a confident and persistent business woman,” Aguilar said. “Her genuine love for children and her creative thinking has proven to be a successful combination.”

Today Party ’N Things offers:
· Rental of inflatables, concessions, table clothes, glass vases, wedding items and countless other supplies for a variety of events.
· Balloon deliveries.
· Indoor bounce and party space that can be used for get-togethers ranging from rehearsal dinners to teen dances and toddler parties.
· A costume section with thousands of costumes available all year.
· Custom printing done in 24 hours for invitations, napkins, banners, cups, wine glasses, water bottles, mugs and tumblers.
· A party supply section with over 23 solid colors of plates, napkins, cups, forks and plastic table covers.
· More than 40 different themes in party supplies with the newest theme updated regularly.
· More than 250 different styles of Mylar balloons and 30 different Mylar shapes.
· Activity stations to bring a child and have fun, from tattoos, make your own lip gloss, make your own body scrub, make your own body spray, or make your own animal in Animal Land, pucker powder or fill up your own bouncy ball.
· Unique toys for all ages. Customers can browse the selection or call and the perfect gift can be wrapped and ready for pick up.

While Party ‘N Things is full of surprises, Maury has a very obvious philosophy of customer care. “I try to constantly keep in mind that we are here as a business, but we can also make a difference in people’s lives every day,” Maury said. “I am so fortunate to have good people in my life, and I never thought I would come this far.”

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The past five Small Business of the Year Award recipients are:
2013 – Jack Backers College Bookstore
2012 – Heart of Texas Gift Gallery
2011 – Kline’s Printing & Office Products
2010 – Laine’s Hallmark
2009 – Glass Castles Stained Glass Studio & Gifts

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Alazan Trio to perform works of Silverman

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present The Alazan Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA’s Alazan Trio, featuring Jennifer Dalmas, violin, Evgeni Raychev, cello, and Ron Petti, piano, will perform with special guest Jamie Dahman, SFA voice faculty member, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, as part of the School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series.

The trio features SFA music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin, Evgeni Raychev, cello, and Ron Petti, piano. Special guest performer is tenor Jamie Dahman, SFA voice faculty member. The concert will feature a performance of award-winning composer Stanley Silverman’s Trio No. 2 “Reveille.”

Composer Stanley Silverman

Silverman has collaborated with numerous musical figures, including James Taylor, Paul Simon, Sting, Elton John, Aaron Copland, Michael Tilson Thomas and Pierre Boulez, to name a few, Petti said.

“His music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, at the Beijing Olympics and throughout the world,” he added.

“Reveille” premiered in 2011 in New York City by the Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio and Sting. It was dedicated to 9/11 World Trade Center victim Herman Sandler by a collection of people who were personally involved with him, including Silverman’s son, Ben, the commissioner, Sting, Sandler, who was a primary supporter of the Rainforest Foundation concerts at Carnegie Hall, and Joseph Kalichstein, pianist and a recipient of early support from Sandler’s Family Foundation.

“The composition itself was influenced, not so much as a ‘portrait’ of the subject, but by historical references to feelings Ben and I experienced due to the tragic event,” Silverman has said of the piece. “It was as a family friend that I have the most cherished memories of Herman. Our children were classmates from grade school through college, and he was a mentor and important influence on my son Ben.”

The piece has six contrasting movements and is unique in that the fourth movement is scored for violin, cello, piano and tenor, Petti explained. “This is an unusual combination in piano trio literature,” he said. “Also of interest is that the last movement is a series of variations based on the popular tune ‘You Can Call Me Al’ by Paul Simon.”

Also on the program are works of Leonard Bernstein and Leo Sowerby.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Readings, musical performance to feature work of poet Addonizio

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, LaNana Creek Press, SFA Press and Department of English will present “My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in downtown Nacogdoches.

Poets Kim Addonizio and Peter Kline will be in Nacogdoches for readings on the SFA campus Thursday, Sept. 25, and the public presentation Friday evening at Morning Glory that will feature poetry readings, musical performances and an exhibition of woodcut prints, according to Charles D. Jones, director and master printer for LaNana Creek Press.

“This will be a celebration of the books we have recently published for Ms. Addonizio,” Jones said.

Addonizio will read from her new SFA Press book, “My Black Angel,” which features Jones’ original woodcuts from the LaNana Creek Fine Press edition.

Terrance Hayes, National Book Award winner, said of the book, “The peerless poetry of Kim Addonizio would be reason enough to grab ‘My Black Angel.’ These poems deliver her reliably remarkable clarity, edge and emotion. Add to that the breathtaking woodcuts of Charles D. Jones and you get a collaboration of lines carving light out of darkness, the textures of the blues. The plentiful pleasures of this book will rouse both your eyes and ears.”

Playing the “Mississippi saxophone” (harmonica), Addonizio will perform with accompanists Larry Greer on the national steel, Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitar, Jones on banjo and mandolin and Ruth Beck on vocals. Kline will join the presentation singing and playing guitar.

SFA Press and LaNana Creek Press books will be available for purchase and signing before and after the readings and performance.

The performance and readings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jones at (936) 468-4240.

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SFA’s Student Activities Association to present Chris Young, Big Joe Walker in concert

The Student Activities Association will present Chris Young with special guest Big Joe Walker in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Young, a 29-year-old RCA Records country singer, was the 2006 winner of the reality music show “Nashville Star.” His current hit single, “Who I Am With You,” reached number one on the Mediabase Country Singles Chart and claimed the top spot in Rolling Stone’s poll of Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far. The award-winning singer/songwriter also has claimed six additional number-one singles in country music.

Also performing will be SFA alumnus and Dallas singer/songwriter Big Joe Walker. Known for his Texas Country style of singing and playing, Walker’s music embraces every genre from country to gospel, and his recently-released single, “Friday Nights in Texas,” just spent nine weeks on the Texas Music Chart. Aside from touring, Walker also reaches fans through his radio show held every weekday from 9 to 11 a.m. on Texas Red Hot Radio.

Tickets are still available and range from $20 to $30. For tickets or more information, visit the Information Desk in the Baker Pattillo Student Center or online at outhousetickets.com, or call (936) 468-5225.

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September 18, 2014: 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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