Nacogdoches Public Library News Releases

Contact information: JuLee Comer
(936) 559-2970

STEAM 4 Kids: Medieval Times

The Judy B. McDonald Public Library invites children ages 7-11 years to participate in STEAM 4 Kids on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Participants will explore what it was like to live in medieval times and build models of medieval weapons and castles. Please call the library at (936) 559-2970 to register. Spaces are limited.
The Judy B. McDonald Public Library is excited to host weekly STEAM Labs for children ages 7-11 years who share a passion and a curiosity for all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

The Friends of the Library are on Facebook (as Nacogdoches Public Library) and Twitter and Instagram (as @friendsofnacpl).
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Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2944

Oscar Movie Night at the Public Library

The City of Nacogdoches Public Library invites the community to attend the Fourth Annual Oscar Movie Night on Saturday, March 4th at 5:30pm. One of this year’s Academy Award-nominated movies will be screened and there will be Oscar Trivia. Attendees are encouraged to dress up, walk our red carpet and get in the spirit, although formal dress is not required. Hors d’oeuvres and other award-worthy refreshments will be served. Admission is free, including snacks and drinks. Please call 936-559-2970 to reserve a seat.
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Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2944

Nacogdoches Seed Library at the Public Library

The City of Nacogdoches Public Library is pleased to announce the coming launch of the Nacogdoches Seed Library, a sharing repository of seeds that may be “borrowed” by any library patron for free. Seeds will be supplied from donations, eventually from plants that result from borrowed seeds. The seeds will be catalogued along with user and distributor information on growing and harvesting each seed variety. “This is a big undertaking, both in terms of work and, we hope, local impact,” says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “We’re thrilled to have support from Resilient Nacogdoches, Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, and the Nacogdoches Farmers Market, along with others in the community, as we kick off this initiative which we hope will grow into a thriving circulating collection.” The goal is to help preserve our agricultural heritage, share knowledge, and benefit local farmers and gardeners, both experienced and novice. “This kind of initiative protects local family history through the preservation of heirloom varieties,” says Elia Ali, library circulation clerk. “We’re happy to provide a place where anyone can get seeds and information for free to start a garden and become more self-sufficient.” The library is on Facebook (as Nacogdoches Public Library) and Twitter and Instagram (as @friendsofnacpl).

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You’re Not Going to Want to Miss This….

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new City of Nacogdoches podcast, NacChat. Hosted by Communications/Main Street Director, Amy Mehaffey, NacChat is a pre-recorded series which features a new guest every show. These guests discuss a variety of topics including debunking rumors, addressing city related issues, announcing new projects, or telling stories of their favorite experiences. Each episode of NacChat is now available to download on iTunes, or can be accessed on SoundCloud.com.

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February 21, 2017: NPD Crime Report

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

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February 21, 2017: 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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February 21, 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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February 20, 2017: NPD Crime Report

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February 20, 2017: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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February 20, 2017: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

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SFA Phi Upsilon Omicron students host Valentine’s Day event for nursing home, assisted living residents

Stephen F. Austin State University Phi Upsilon Omicron member Jessalyn Welch serves salads to guests attending a 1950s-themed Valentine’s Day event. Recently, students in SFA’s School of Human Sciences Phi U honor society partnered with Carolyn Johnson of Heart to Heart Hospice to host the annual community service project at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Stephen F. Austin State University Phi Upsilon Omicron member Jessalyn Welch serves salads to guests attending a 1950s-themed Valentine’s Day event. Recently, students in SFA’s School of Human Sciences Phi U honor society partnered with Carolyn Johnson of Heart to Heart Hospice to host the annual community service project at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Stephen F. Austin State University students recently flashed back to the 1950s by hosting a themed Valentine’s Day event for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Nacogdoches.

Students in SFA’s School of Human Sciences Phi Upsilon Omicron honor society partnered with Carolyn Johnson of Heart to Heart Hospice to host the annual community service project at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Bethany Craft, vice president of Phi U and a senior food, nutrition and dietetics major from Houston, explained the goal behind the project.

“Our mission was to make our guests’ lives and experiences a little bit better,” Craft said. “We wanted to bring them here and give them something to make them feel special and something that is reminiscent of times they may have enjoyed.”

During the event, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity members escorted guests into the fellowship hall where decorations transformed the room into another decade. Students prepared lunch for guests, which included cauliflower soup, salad, sausage and cheese quiche, and root beer floats. Jon Jackson, pianist, and the Rhythm Rocker Cloggers group also provided live entertainment.

“This event taught me that everyone is important, and we all have the power to touch people’s lives in our community,” Craft said. “It is important for us to be a community and to build up others.”

Phi U members leveraged their talents and skills to orchestrate the event. For example, interior design majors decorated the facility, and food, nutrition and dietetics majors prepared the meal. Students divided into committees to plan the party, which included invitations, menu, decorations, entertainment and a photo booth.

Dr. Mitzi Perritt, professor of human sciences and a Phi U adviser, was pleased with the participation and success. Students will send a report, PowerPoint and photos to the national Phi U office to compete with other societies for the best community project.

“I am so proud of the students for the initiative they’ve shown in preparing for the event,” Perritt said. “We are so grateful to Carolyn Johnson for giving us a good venue to complete our professional project this year.”

Johnson helped recruit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to participate in the event.

“It’s great to see that we can bridge the generational gap,” Johnson said.

Event sponsors included A Pineywoods Home Health Care and Home Services, Garrison Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Westward Trails Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Geriatric Care Solutions, The Hospice of East Texas, Rock Haven Nursing Home, Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Care Center, Angels Care Home Health, Willowbrook Nursing Center, Meadowview Place, Accolade Homecare and Hospice, Happy at Home — Home Healthcare, Texas Home Health, Senior Care of Stallings Court, Oceans Behavioral Hospital, Heart to Heart Hospice, Americare EMS, Carter Healthcare, Oak Manor Nursing Home, Cigna, and The Arbor Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Dr. Jennifer Newquist, assistant professor, and Lynsey Cornites, clinical instructor, also serve as Phi U advisers.

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Children’s series to present ‘The Little Mermaid’ at SFA

"The Little Mermaid" comes to the SFA campus in two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, as part of the Children's Performing Arts Series.

“The Little Mermaid” comes to the SFA campus in two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, as part of the Children’s Performing Arts Series.

The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will present two performances of “The Little Mermaid” Tuesday, March 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

The classic tale of the Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company. Following sell-out tours of China and the U.K., The Panto Company brings its award-winning adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story to the U.S. and Turner stage, according to Diane J. Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the series.

The show follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course, there’s a handsome prince, an evil witch and boatloads of adventures and laughs along the way.

“With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs plus current, top charting hits and lots of audience participation, this show provides families and educators alike with the perfect theatre experience,” Peterson said.

Performances of this nationally touring show are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

The final show of this season’s Children’s Performing Arts Series is Super Scientific Circus on Thursday, May 11.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.

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