Public-Private Beautification Project in Bloom
Nacogdoches – Residents and visitors to Texas’ Oldest Town will now be able to catch a glimpse of more than 1,000 Jonquil Bulbs, if they drive near Oak Grove Cemetery. Last November, a local non-profit group, The Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc., purchased the bulbs to be planted along the border of the wrought iron fence, which runs along Lanana Street in the Zion Hill Historic District of Nacogdoches. Dedicated to preserving the history of the city, the non-profit group worked with the Nacogdoches Parks, Recreation and Cemetery department to install the bulbs.
Nine Flags Festival
Nacogdoches- A visit to Nacogdoches any time of year is great, but a visit during the Nine Flags Festival is especially heart-warming and fun! The Nine Flags Festival is a four-week celebration of the rich and spirited history of the oldest town in Texas, from November 17 through December 10. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Nine Flags Festival has become one of the premier holiday celebrations in the state and has been recognized by the Texas Legislature for its community education and historic restoration efforts.
“Confessions of a Migrant Okie Childhood” Dust Bowl-Great Depression Presentation to Be Held at Historic Texas Theatre
“Confessions of a Migrant Okie Childhood”
Dust Bowl-Great Depression Presentation to Be Held at Historic Texas Theatre
PALESTINE- On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 6:00 p. m. at the Texas Theater located at 213 W. Crawford St. in Palestine, author Mike Martin of Visalia, California, will offer an Old Route 66 Special Presentation entitled “Confessions of a Migrant Okie Childhood.”
Martin’s program has been described as a Dust Bowl-Great Depression presentation with a twist, in that he looks at this period of time from the perspective of an insider looking out rather than from, as is more often the case, of an outsider looking in. Some of the causes and consequences of the period of extensive internal migration that took place back then are viewed in terms of how they were actually experienced by a family of migrants exemplary of many others.