Nacogdoches City Council Regular Meeting, March 19

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Faculty organ recital to honor Bach’s work

Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty organist Jeremy S. Bruns will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Christ Episcopal Church in honor of the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

The date of the recital is Bach’s 328th birthday, and Bruns plans to honor the day by presenting “JSB Plays JSB,” a recital featuring works by the great master, beginning with the popular Toccata and Fugue in d minor.

“Make plans to attend the birthday celebration and enjoy the splendor of Christ Church’s 2-manual mechanical action pipe organ,” Bruns said.

The performance is presented by the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is featured in the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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‘Pen & Pigment’ exhibition features SFA student art and poetry

A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student writers and artists will culminate in the annual “Pen & Pigment” exhibition, which opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Griffith Gallery, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

In this year’s exhibition, SFA creative writing students, under the direction of Assistant Professor Jen McClanaghan, have created poems and short pieces that were inspired by artwork designed by students in the SFA School of Art, and vise versa, according to Ron King, painting instructor for the School of Art.

“As both the art and writing students generated the first round of original work – each in his or her own imagination, either at desk or easel or sequestered in studio or monkish cell – we gave each one of three objects to use as inspiration: vintage banjo, kewpie doll and a small statue of a toreador, so that the pieces were already in conversation with each other before they were shared and exchanged,” McClanaghan said.

The project allows participants to “talk about the inner lives of ordinary objects and how something simple can be transformed by the imagination,” she said, “while at the same time introducing students to the long relationship between art and writing.”

In doing so, the students learn about collaboration and how to balance the free reign of their imagination and sensibility with an imposed limitation, meaning they can interpret the object in any way they desire, but the object must be addressed, the instructors explained.

“Pen & Pigment” has enjoyed great success in previous years and has been well attended, King said.

“It’s unique in that it allows writers to have a public opening and allows student artist to gain new perspectives on their work and ideas based on the vision of collaboration,” he said.

The show, which is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Art and the Creative Writing Program within the Department of English, is part of the Gallery Series. It will consist of 16 works of art partnered with the 16 poems that inspired them. The three objects used in the project will also be on display “so that the viewer is also included in the project and becomes one more participant in the collaboration,” King said.

The show runs through April 19 and is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. Regular hours for Griffith Gallery are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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SFA music faculty talent to be showcased in recital

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a faculty chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The faculty ensemble will feature Emily Mitchell, harp; Christina Guenther, flute; Jeremy Fain, bassoon; Geneva Fung, piano; and Melissa Nabb, viola.

The program will include performances of Francois Borne’s Carmen Fantaisie, Scott A. Switzer’s Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Harp, Bohuslav Martinu’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano, and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.”

“There has been, and always will be, some sort of controversy with the true meaning of ‘Send in the Clowns’ from Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music,’” Jeremy Fain, SFA bassoonist, said, adding that clowns are contradictory in what they project – entertainment or deceit? “Do they trick us into believing what they want us to think or feel for their own hilarity?”

“The context of this song in the musical is the character Desirée looking back on the disappointments in her life, one of which being an affair with the lawyer, Fredrik,” Fain explains. “During their time together, Desirée learns of Fredrik’s unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. In order to keep Fredrik’s heart, Desirée proposes, asking for his hand in marriage. When her offer is declined, and Fredrik declares his love for his bride, Desirée sings this song with feelings of rejection.”

Trio No. 1 for flute, bassoon and harp was inspired by early 20th century French composers and the instruments of the ensemble, according to the composer, and pays homage to the music of André Jolivet, Marcel Bitsch, Alexandre Tansman and Gabriel Fauré. Carmen Fantaisie imaginatively connects several favorite tunes from George Bizet’s popular opera “Carmen,” while Martinu’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano features folk-dance motives with playful rhythms and sound effects.

Tickets for this concert, which is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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March of Dimes – March for Babies

March for Babies will take place Sat. April 27th @ Pecan Park with Registration starting @ 9am & the Walk starting @ 10am. Come support this great cause as we raise funds and awareness to prevent premature birth and birth defects. We will walk will be 3 miles including most of the Lanana Creek Trail – stroller friendly!

Starts: 9:00am on April, 27

End Time: 11:00am

Location: Pecan Park

Cost: none

Phone Number: 936-462-3168

Email: mitchie1125@yahoo.com

Website:www.marchforbabies.org

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March 14: 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 14: Sheriff Office Daily Activity Log

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office that list the reports from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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March 14: NPD Crime Report

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

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Obituary: Charles Edward “Buster” Williams

Charles Edward “Buster” Williams, age 69, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Sabine County.

He was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Nacogdoches to parents Carl Alvin Williams and Lula (Lightle) Williams. Buster was a lifelong resident of the area. He retired as Nacogdoches County’s Road and Bridge Administrator after serving more than 20 years in this position.

Mr. Williams was always glad to encourage and help young people. He also enjoyed outdoor activities, such as hunting and fishing.

Sports were dear to Buster as well as he enjoyed playing basketball while attending Central Heights High School and coaching his sons’ youth baseball teams. He always enjoyed watching the World Series and was an avid Cowboys fan.

He was a member of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing country and gospel music with his family.

Buster and Billie Mae Smith were married June 30, 1962. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

His survivors include his wife, Billie; sons, Charles Dwayne Williams and wife Paula of Woden, Doyle Edward Williams and wife Renee of Nacogdoches, Darrell Lynn Williams and wife Lynne of Center, and London Scott Williams of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Melissa Williams, Steven Williams, Sydney Williams, Christopher Lewis and wife Heidi, Andrew Lewis, Brandon Lewis, Wade Williams, Keelan Williams, and Ian Williams; great-granddaughters, Heaven Laurette Hayden and Josey Lynn Hayden; sister, Pauline Davis and husband John of Nacogdoches; sisters-in-law, Floice Williams, Deborah Cotton and husband Reggie, and Joy Wilson and husband Charles “Bubba;” a special friend, Susan Nolan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, with Bro. Jerry L. Wilson and Bro. Don Noble officiating. Interment will follow Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Harrell, Gary Dale Stanaland, John Hoffman, Jeff Coats, Paul Davis, and Danny Coats. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Wilson, Chris Lewis, and Wade Williams.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association.

Services are under the direction of T.A. Lane and Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Online memories and condolences accepted at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

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March 13: NPD Crime Report

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

In RE: P13-04340- Injury to a child; The victim is a 13 year old female. Minor injuries were sustained. The suspect was gone on arrival of officers and the investigation is continuing.

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