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CASA welcomes new advocate

CASA welcomes new advocate

CASA of Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties is pleased to welcome Gaby Rodriguez. Gaby took an oath before the Honorable Judge Rolston in Titus County Court on August 4, 2020. Gaby completed 30 hours of training and courtroom observation. Gaby is the newest CASA Volunteer who has accepted her first case and advocating for a child that is in the foster care system. CASA volunteers work for the best interest of the child/children making sure they have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers are citizens in our community, just like you, that want to make a difference in a child/children’s life while they are removed from their families and placed in foster care. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life contact Michelle Cobern at 903-767-3679 or visit or

Pineywoods Iris society gives NTCC Agriculture scholarship

Pineywoods Iris society gives NTCC Agriculture scholarship

The Pineywoods Iris Society recently gave $500 to the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation to provide a scholarship for an NTCC Agriculture student. The group recently visited the NTCC Ag Center to present the gift. Pictured (from left) is: NTCC Work4College students Megan Folk and Scarlet Fannin, René McCracken (NTCC Director of Agriculture), Jeana Thompson-Christian (Iris Society President), Brinda Mandella (Iris Society Vice-President) and Kathy Thompson (Iris Society Secretary/Treasurer). To learn more about scholarships at NTCC, contact Dr. Jonathan McCullough, NTCC Executive Vice President for Advancement at 903-434-8115.COURTESY PHOTO

First National Bank of Gilmer Announces New Unified Name for Its East Texas Banking Network & Celebrates 120th Anniversary

The year 2020 marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of First National Bank of Gilmer and its commitment to the banking needs of East Texas and its people. In honor of this milestone, on Saturday, August 1st, Danny Weems, President and CEO announced that its system of banks, First National Bank of Gilmer, Wood County National Bank, Texas American Bank, and Security State Bank, will be unified under a single name – First National Bank of East Texas.


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