December 13, 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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December 13, 2016: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

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December 12, 2016: NPD Crime Report

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December 12, 2016: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

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December 12, 2016: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

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Fifth Annual Wine Swirl Excited About New Changes

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Name: Amy Mehaffey
Title: Communications & Main Street Director
Phone: 936-559-2573
Email address: mehaffeya@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us

Slated for Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. The fifth annual Wine Swirl event will have a limited audience with only 650 tickets available for purchase for $35.

The price of tickets has dropped to $35 as food will not be provided at every stop this year. Due to this change, Main Street will be closed off (pending TxDOT approval) and food trucks will be located in the historical downtown district as a way to offer variety and a fun experience for festival goers.

“The Main Street program is lucky to work with a wonderful committee of volunteers,” Amy Mehaffey, Main Street Director said. “This will be the fifth year for the event and the committee thought it was time to do something new and exciting.”

Tickets will be sold online this year beginning New Year’s Eve. Link to tickets will be available on the Main Street website and social media pages. A select number of tickets will also be sold at the Visitor’s Center on Main Street.

Another exciting change happening to this event is locals will be given the opportunity to choose the theme of this year’s Wine Swirl. Participants will prepare the details of their chosen theme that will evoke and inspire the fun essence Wine Swirl provides downtown. Participants must include the title of theme, name of participant, and details of how the theme would be incorporated into the 2017 Swirl. The entry deadline is December 16th, 2016.

Ticket prices include both a wine glass and access to all participating merchant locations. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Texas wines and chat with industry experts about their samplings.

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2016 Bert Rees Lighting Contest

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Name: Amy Mehaffey
Title: Communications & Main Street Director
Phone: 936-559-2573
Email address: mehaffeya@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us

Rees Jewelry and friends of the Rees Family announce the 2016 Bert Rees Lighting Contest. The contest, which was named for SFA art professor, jeweler and Christmas light enthusiast Bert Rees in 2010, encourages residents of Nacogdoches County to celebrate the holiday season by entering a photo of their outdoor lighting display. Entries will be accepted online via the Bert Rees Lighting Contest Facebook page (http://tinyurl.com/naclights16) or via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NacLights2016, through December 20.

This year’s contest will feature a People’s Choice winner as well as a Judge’s Choice. Cash prizes of $150 for first place and People’s Choice, $100 for second place and $75 for third place each are being sponsored by Rees Jewelry, the business owned by Rees’ widow, Charlene Rees.

“We are happy to once again be able to sponsor the prizes for the Bert Rees Lighting Contest,” said Charlene Rees. “Bert loved Christmas lights and he was so proud to have the contest named for him before he passed away in 2011.”

Rees began decorating his family home in San Antonio in 1940. That year, he covered the roof of his family’s home in white fabric to simulate snow. Each year, his Christmas displays grew more elaborate. When he moved to Nacogdoches to accept a position as an art professor at SFA, he brought his love of Christmas decorating with him. Over the years, his home on Rusk Street was adorned with handmade Christmas displays.

According to Rees’ daughter Chana Garrett of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, her dad decorated by the motto “You can never have too many Christmas lights.”

“My dad hand painted every decoration and wanted each strand of light to be perfectly placed, but he got excited seeing lights all over town,” said Garrett. “We will be providing an online map to houses that enter for the public to use to look at lights.”

In a 1987 story in The Daily Sentinel on the Rees family home at Christmas, Bert Rees said: “No matter what you do, or how little you do, I like to see it. If everybody put up just one string of lights over their door, well it would look pretty, wouldn’t it?”

The Rees family is hopeful that people will enter the contest or nominate neighbors and friends. The public can vote for the People’s Choice Award online. Voting will continue online via the Facebook page through December 22, 2016. One vote per IP address or device per day. Winners will be announced on December 23.

“Our goal is to encourage people to light up Nacogdoches. For many years a fun family activity was to drive around town, listening to Christmas music and looking at lights. We want to encourage that again. For the past 5 years, the prize money has been provided by Rees Jewelry and friends and family of Bert Rees. We are glad to bring it back this year,” said Runnels.

For more information about this event, please visit the Bert Rees Lighting Contest Facebook page or email Chay Runnels at NacLights@gmail.com

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SFA School of Music to present classic Christmas opera

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, and at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a 45-minute Christmas opera performed in English, has delighted audiences since its television premiere in 1951. The Three Kings, on their search for the Christ Child, stop for the night at the home of a widow and her young, disabled son.

“This touching – and often funny – tale will leave a lasting impression and is a perfect introduction to opera for children of all ages,” said Dr. Scott LaGraff, SFA associate professor of voice.

Noble Peck, son of Dr. and Mrs. Adam Peck, will sing the title role of Amahl. SFA Dance Program students Ashley Jensen and Montrell Releford are dancers, and Haley Hoss Jameson, associate professor of dance, will serve as choreographer.

Other cast members for the Thursday night performance include Julie Moore, Tyler senior, as the mother; Zachary Thomas Newman, Baytown graduate student, as Kaspar; Andrew Michael Sanchez, San Antonio senior, as Melchior; and Brenton Mattox, Dayton graduate student, as Balthazar. Friday performance cast members are Kelsey Quinn, San Antonio graduate student, as the mother; René Rodriguez, Houston senior, as Kaspar; Roland Rodriguez, Houston senior, as Melchior; and E.J. Grayson, Houston senior, as Balthazar. Jacob Rivas, The Colony junior, is Page for both performances.

The opera is part of the School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets for the Thursday night performance are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and youth. Tickets for the Friday morning performance are $6 for individuals and $5 each for groups of 20 or more. For tickets or information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

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Tickets to Danú’s Celtic Christmas celebration make unique gift

Internationally acclaimed professional Irish ensemble Danú will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Internationally acclaimed professional Irish ensemble Danú will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Looking for a unique Christmas gift for that someone special? Tickets are still available to a holiday performance of the internationally acclaimed professional Irish ensemble Danú at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Danú will celebrate the festive season at SFA with Celtic music in “Féile Na Nollag” (A Christmas Gathering) as a highlight of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ 2016-17 University Series.

Danú’s performance will feature virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion and percussion as well as the prize-winning voice of Nell Ní Chróinín, performing along with top-notch guest dancers from the Drake School of Irish Dance in Houston.

Winners of prestigious awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout much of the world with stops at major concert venues in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Israel and across Europe.

This performance is sponsored in part by NMC Health Network (Nacogdoches Medical Center). Prior to the show, Dr. Rick Jones, professor of theatre and interim director of the SFA School of Theatre, will present an informative talk about Irish culture at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event’s corporate sponsor.

Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For tickets or more information on the 2016-17 University Series, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

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December 11, 2016: NPD Crime Report

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

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