The thirteenth annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading occurred virtually via Zoom on September 4. The student and adult, upper-division winners were also announced. Katelyn Marie (Cox) Lester, Northeast Texas Community College’s third Dr. Jerry Wesson Scholar won $400 and placed first among students with a poem that featured a dialogue between two State-of-Texas symbols, the pecan and the mockingbird. Nallely Gutierrez, an entering Presidential Scholar from Mount Vernon placed second, winning $300 with a poem entitled “Las Manos de un Trabajador.” Third- and forth-places also went to freshmen honors students. Hilda Rodriguez won $200 for reading her poem, “Creo.” Carolina Alcocer-Salas won $100 for her poem, “Mood Swings.”
Travis French & Hannah Jones, along with their parents; Joey and Beverly French, Barbara Jones, and Buck and LaQuita Jones would like to announce their engagement and approaching wedding. The couple will wed in a private ceremony in October of 2020 with a reception to follow at a later date.
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Tyler, Texas (August 24, 2020) — UT Health East Texas EMS deployed two ambulances to assist statewide efforts to respond to Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.