Western Days

The 46th Annual Western Days Festival hits historic Elgin the week of June 23 – June 27, 2015. The week is packed full with fun activities for all ages, culminating on the grand finale day of Saturday, June 27th. On Tuesday June 23rd, the Miss Western Days Pageant/ Tiny Tot Pageant will start the week-long event with much excitement. Anyone […]

Milam Co. Theater Announces Auditions for Summer Production: M*A*S*H

Auditions for Milam Community Theater’s production of the play “M*A*S*H,” by Tim Kelly, will be held at the Williams Event Center at 408 S. Columbus in Cameron from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28, 2015. The cast will require a total of 24 to 27 men and women plus some […]

Dime Box Pheasant Shoot Honors America’s Servicemen and Women

by Dave Bradshaw, PVATX Board Member On Sunday, March 22nd, Quail Hunt Dime Box (QHDB) sponsored a pheasant shoot to honor America’s servicemen and women. Mike Schumann put everything together, and hosted 12 sponsors and 12 TPVA members and disabled veterans for the shoot. Early Sunday morning we all gathered on a chilly, cloudy morning and met the sponsors, staff, […]


Shop Local

From farmers markets to local craft fairs, “shop local” has become a common phrase. Something that was second nature for the beginning part of the century has now become a conscious movement to surge local economies and keep dollars in the communities in which we live. Smithville has many dining, lodging, and retail shopping venues open year-round. To this end, […]


St. Paul Lutheran Church Picnic

St. Paul Lutheran Church will host their annual Picnic on Sunday, May 31, 2015. They are located at 1572 CR 211 in Serbin. The English Homecoming Worship Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. Celebrating the 50th Confirmation Class Anniversary will begin at 9 a.m. Beginning at 10 a.m., BBQ will be sold by the pound and all the trimmings, provided […]


Country Music Show

The Country Music Show will be enjoyed on Monday, May 25, 6pm – 10pm at 207 E Bell St in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Country Music Show is a country, music, opry, Texas, entertainment, western, swing, bluegrass, gospel, southern, traditional, classic, and much more show! This classic country music show happens in the historical town of Fayetteville, Texas at St. Johns […]

Sweet Wins Big at the Lee County Fair

Sheri Sweet of Lexington entered 4 quilts and 2 counted cross-stitch pictures in this year’s Lee County Fair. Needless to say she was very excited when she learned she had received blue ribbons on the cross-stitch pictures, blue ribbons on two of the four quilts and red ribbons on the other two quilts. She is seen with all her blue […]

Sports Thoughts…….

The UT softball coach made a huge goof in the Regional Tourney elimination game against San Diego State. The lead off batter in the ninth inning walked. The next batter singled, with no intent to bunt. With runners on first and second, ball wisdom says to bunt both runners into scoring position. Coach Clark let her batter swing away, and […]

State Competition News

State Track Meet District 20AAA did not fare well at the state track meet this year, even though this group of schools has done very well in the past. Rockdale made the best showing, with Dae Dae Robertson collecting the only individual medal in the 300 Meter hurdles. The rest were team relay medals for Rockdale (boys and girls), Rogers, […]

Frederick Roy Hartfield

Frederick Roy Hartfield was born on April 13, 1954 in Giddings, Texas to Rev. Herbert Otto Hartfield, Sr. and Frieda Bertha (Maas) Hartfield. He was baptized on May 9, 1954 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, TX by his father, Rev. H.O. Hartfield, Sr. On April 7, 1968, Roy was confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, TX, also […]