May 3, 2016: NPD Crime Report

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

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May 3, 2016: 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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May 3, 2016: 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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Notice of Workshop on Thursday, May 5, 2016

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SFA to host free screening of ‘Thunder Soul’

The Audio Engineering Society at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a free screening of “Thunder Soul,” a documentary about bandleader Conrad “Prof” Johnson and the Kashmere High School Stage Band, at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Produced by Jamie Foxx and directed by Mark Landsman, the film tells the story of alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved bandleader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s, according to the IMDb description.

Now, years later, Johnson’s students prepare to pay tribute to the man – age 92 at the time the film was made – who changed their lives. Some haven’t played their horns in decades, yet they dust off their instruments, determined to retake the stage to show Prof and the world that they’ve still got it with the making of a CD release, “528-0728.”

The film is one hour, 23 minutes and is rated PG for language and momentary smoking. A question-answer session will follow.

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State Rep. Chris Paddie to offer SFA commencement address

State Rep. Chris Paddie will offer the commencement address during Stephen F. Austin State University’s spring graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 14.

State Rep. Chris Paddie will offer the commencement address during Stephen F. Austin State University’s spring graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 14.

Serving his second legislative term representing the Texas House of Representatives District 9, Paddie, a native of Center, served as the vice chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee as well as a member of the Transportation and House Administration Committees.

He also served on the Transportation Subcommittee on Long-term Transportation Planning and Infrastructure, and was the House of Representatives appointee to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Counsel.

Paddie is a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition, a vice-chair of the Texas Energy Caucus, vice-chair of the Young Texans Legislative Caucus, a member of the Texas Tourism Caucus and the Fine Arts Caucus.

The Texas Conservative Coalition honored Paddie as a Courageous Conservative for his work during the 83rd Legislative Session, and the Texas Conservative Roundtable recognized him as a Lone Star Conservative Leader.

The Texas Association of Business named Paddie a Champion of Free Enterprise and the Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas called Paddie one of the Best in the House.

Paddie currently serves as the chairman of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Previously, he served as the chairman of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors for the Marshall Harrison County Literacy Council. He is a past president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.

Paddie received his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University. After graduation, he worked in Houston selling safety equipment and industrial products.

While in Houston, he married his high school sweetheart, Brooke Hanszen. The couple returned to East Texas and settled in Marshall, where Paddie worked as the general manager of KMHT radio. He was elected to the Marshall City Commission in 2008 and served as mayor, where he became known for his leadership and values.

The Paddies have two sons, Christopher and Noah.

Graduates from SFA’s James I. Perkins College of Education and College of Fine Arts will participate in a 9:30 a.m. ceremony in William R. Johnson Coliseum. Candidates from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, the Nelson Rusche College of Business, the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, and the College of Sciences and Mathematics will participate in a 2 p.m. ceremony.

An estimated 1,453 degrees will be awarded, including 1,145 bachelor’s degrees, 294 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral degrees. More than 320 students will graduate with honors, including 132 cum laude, 103 magna cum laude and 85 summa cum laude. Also, there will be more than 60 university scholar honors.

Master’s and doctoral degree candidates will graduate with their respective colleges, and Paddie will provide the commencement address at both ceremonies.

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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature U.S. National Arboretum geneticist

Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. Lisa Alexander, United States National Arboretum geneticist, will present “Improving the World One Plant at a Time.”

Alexander is a U.S. Department of Agriculture research geneticist working to improve woody ornamental landscape plants for the USNA. She received a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2005 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she conducted research on American chestnut tree restoration. She received her doctoral degree in molecular genetics from Purdue University in 2010. Her dissertation focused on using molecular markers for oak seed orchard management.

Her current research focuses on breeding hydrangeas and other ornamental landscape species for improved disease resistance and cold tolerance, and introducing unique traits to popular ornamental species through hybridization and other advanced-breeding techniques. More information on Alexander’s work can be found online at http://www.usna.usda.gov/Research/sy-info.html.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at SFA’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

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Faculty members honored at SFA

Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members were recently honored for their years of service to the institution during the annual Faculty Service Awards ceremony.

Faculty members honored for 10 years of service included, from left, Brad Maule, theatre and art; Wesley A. Brown, geology; Brian Daniel Beavers, mathematics and statistics; Mark Seaman and Mary Catherine Breen, secondary education and educational leadership; Daniel G. Scognamillo, wildlife ecology and conservation/GIS; Laura Osborne, English and creative writing; Ashley A. Hall, business, communication and legal studies; Le’Ann Solmonson, human services; J.D. Salas, music; Todd A. Brown, College of Business; and Laura Logan, nursing. Also honored, but not pictured, were Mario P. Ajero and Gene Moon, music; Bryan Scott Bailey and Linda Black, secondary education and educational leadership; Jeremy J. Becnel, Kent Edward Riggs and John Burian Sullivan, mathematics and statistics; Lynsey Carol Cortines, human sciences; Jillian Renee Defore, Deborah Michell Kirkland, Steven J. Marsden and Dylan Edward Parkhurst, English and creative writing; Dianne Eileen Dentice, anthropology, geography and sociology; Cynthia Marshall Devin and M. Scott Sosebee, history; Delbert L. Graves, kinesiology and health sciences; Matthew Alex Kwiatkowski, biology; Alan Bruce Larson and Michael P. Munro, human services; Michael Maurer, agriculture; Emmerentie Oliphant, social work; Kefa Karimu Onchoke, chemistry; Lee W. Payne, political science; and Karren S. Price, government

Faculty members recently honored for 20 years of service at Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members included, from left, Steven Arthur Josephsen, elementary education; Deborah A. Pace and Kimberly M. Childs, College of Sciences and Mathematics; Donald Brent Burt, Stephen Charles Wagner and Beatrice Ann Clack, biology; Brian P. Oswald, forestry; Elizabeth Vaughan, elementary education; William Dan Bruton, physics and astronomy; and Robert Culpepper, management, marketing and international business. Kenneth Farrish, environmental science and forestry, also was honored for 20 years of service, but is not pictured.

Four long-term employees of Stephen F. Austin State University were among those honored in a ceremony held recently. Honorees included, from left, Bill Weber, human services, 40 years of service; Sally Ann Swearingen, human sciences, 30 years of service; and, with 50 years of service each, SFA President Baker Pattillo and Jim E. Towns, languages, cultures and communication.

Faculty members retiring from Stephen F. Austin State University were honored during a recent ceremony. Honorees included, from left, Volker Gobel, geology; Rebecca Greer, human sciences; Melissa McMillian-Cunningham, theatre; Violet Rogers, accounting; John W. Goodall, music; Kathleen Belanger, social work; Elizabeth Rhodes, dance; and Robert Strader, computer science. Retirees honored but not pictured include Dennis Bradford, history; Wade Carter, Steen Library; Sheila Dyer, human services; Dale Spradling, accounting; Barbara Stump, horticulture; and Mark Turner, music.

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SFA Framing Models

Stephen F. Austin State University junior interior design major Mylinda Fancher puts the finishing touches on her framing model of a 653-square-foot stone cabin with a spiral staircase and loft.

SFA School of Human Sciences interior design professor, Dr. Mitzi Perritt, and associate professor, Sally Ann Swearingen, recently had their building construction systems class build models to help learn the details of wood construction. The model serves as a learning tool for understanding the framing of walls, doors, windows, stairs, ceilings, second-level floors and roofs, as well as insulation and layering of roofing materials. The project is the continuation of a home the students designed in a prior studio class. After the framing model is complete, students will finalize their construction drawings to document the foundation plan, furniture layout, wall dimensions, exterior and interior elevations of built-ins, stair detail, building section, electrical/lighting plan, room finishes and window/door/appliance schedules.

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SFA’s “Little White Dress” exhibit features vintage wedding gowns

The Stephen F. Austin State University Fashion Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Little White Dress,” features wedding gowns from the 1940s to the 2010s and will be on display through the summer.

Stepping into the Stephen F. Austin State University Fashion Gallery is like stepping into a fashion time capsule with lace, silk, satin and touches of chiffon covering the room.

SFA students enrolled in a 20th century costume course within SFA’s School of Human Sciences recently constructed the “Little White Dress” fashion exhibit, which will be on display through the summer in the Fashion Gallery, located in the Education Annex Building on the SFA campus.

SFA fashion merchandising instructor Michelle Jones, who supervised the exhibit, said students construct approximately three exhibits each semester. “Little White Dress” features wedding dresses ranging from the 1940s to the 2010s, and both the students and faculty members selected the theme.

“Spring is wedding season, so we wanted to showcase a variety of dresses,” Jones said.

Students researched the history of fashion from the 1890s to the 1980s to create the exhibit featuring full-body mannequins.

“This project provides students with hands-on experience and gives them access to pieces that would otherwise not be available to them,” Jones said.

Students select the clothing and accessories they want to display and are responsible for sizing and steaming the items. Students design and layout the exhibit and prepare gallery signage.

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