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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Mount Vernon Music Set for Summer Children’s Concert

The concert is a celebration of the organization’s release of a new book and CD of The Town Musicians, a delightful musical retelling of the story of four animal performers, along with Beagles Day Out, with rhyming verse and artwork by Rose Roader and music by Benedikt Brydern
April 22, 2018

Women’s Gatherings Break Down Divisive Barriers

A Facebook post from a Muslim friend in which he expressed fear because of his faith helped start a movement of acceptance and love in the Tyler area.
December 28, 2017

Diverse Women Are Building Better Communities

Crystal Bryce and Sreenidhi Vedartham bonded this past year over their desire to help women entrepreneurs. Their group, Embark Women, is a diverse network of professional women in East Texas supporting each other through networking, discussions, workshops, and more.
June 28, 2017

Shoes Speak Volumes at Athens Event

The Fifth Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event raises awareness of sexual violence in a humorous, attention-getting way.
April 24, 2017

A Place for Weary Wildlife

Pride Rock in Terrell provides a quiet sanctuary for wildlife with nowhere else to go.
December 21, 2016

Outstanding Women Honored in Tyler

Every year since 1999, the Women in Tyler organization celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing a group of women who contribute to the quality of life in the community.
February 23, 2016

Abracada-BRA for the Cause

Bras for the Cause is one of the most unique charity events in Northeast Texas, raising money to benefit breast cancer detection and cancer patient services at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville.
August 31, 2015

Neighbors are There for Each Other

It was no surprise to East Texans that when tornadoes tore through parts of the region in May killing two, injuring many, and destroying homes and businesses, neighbors from near and far swarmed in to help.
June 27, 2015

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The East Texas Crisis Center in Henderson County hosts its 3rd-annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence against Women on May 30 in Athens.
May 2, 2015

Childcare Provider Training

To increase the quality of childcare offered in East Texas, Workforce Solutions East Texas Board hosts training academies for Texas Rising Star Childcare Provider directors and assistants.
February 24, 2015

Every Child Deserves a Loving Family

The Wills Point Rotary Club recently sponsored a community outing for children currently in foster care and ready for adoption in the Upper East Side of Texas.
November 17, 2014

Jacksonville Checks Off Long List of Accomplishments

In October 2009, the people of Jacksonville through their city government, chamber of commerce, their economic development corporation, and their independent school district decided that the time had come to change not only the way their city looked but also its self-image.
March 1, 2011