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26th Annual Harvest Festival Photo Gallery

The 26h Annual Tyler County Harvest Festival was held Friday through Sunday, October 17 - 19, at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville. The weather was great and lots of people had lots of fun. Here's a photo gallery from Saturday.

‘Adopt An Angel’ Christmas Program

Will your child have Christmas this year? For the past 27 years the Tyler County Child Welfare Board has sponsored the "Adopt an Angel" Christmas program. The "Adopt an Angel" program works with other social services agencies, along with area schools and churches to help provide Christmas to Tyler County children who might not otherwise have Christmas.

Parents and/or guardians may apply for children birth through 15 years of age. If there are younger siblings in the home, 16 and 17-year-old children may be added to the application.

In completing the "Adopt an Angel" application, you will need to provide certain application requirements for your family.

Must show proof of 1 of the following documents: Proof of ALL household income (earned or unearned).....within the last 30 days (REQUIRED). All information must be current. Must show paycheck stubs or Social Security award letter. If ZERO Income – must provide proof of who is paying your bills.

Must show proof of both of the following documents: Your current Drivers License/Picture ID/Work Permit and show Social Security Cards for every one in the house, including each child.
Must show proof of tyler county residency (one or more): Utility Bill, Food Stamp eligibility printout, school enrollment verification or Medicaid eligibility card.

Application Sites for the "ADOPT AN ANGEL" Program in Woodville are at the Tyler County Courthouse in Room 105 from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:

October Dates:
Friday, October 24th
Monday, October 27th
Friday, October 31st

November Dates:
Friday, November 7th
Friday, November 14th
Monday, November 17th
Friday, November 21st

You may also apply for the "ADOPT AN ANGEL" Program at the following locations:
*Thursday, October 30th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tri County Health Fair at the Tri County Community Action Office located at 1201 Cardinal Drive in Woodville.

The last day to apply is Friday, November 21st at the Tyler County Courthouse. We encourage you to sign-up at one of the locations to apply for Christmas help for your child(ren). It doesn't matter where you live in the county, you may apply at any application site.

If you, your church, school, company or civic organization would like to "adopt" angels please call us. If you have any further questions, please call Kathy or Terry at 409-283-2503.

Ivanhoe beautifies entrance

Ivanhoe Beauty Project

Ivanhoe Beautifies Entrance—The entrance to Ivanhoe has taken on a whole new look as a result of the combined efforts of the Friends of Ivanhoe and the Ivanhoe Property Owners Improvement Association. The project, which began Friday September 19 with replacing the old guard shack, was finished Sunday evening, September 21. They say "it takes a village" and the village really showed up to provide the labor and the materials to accomplish the entrance beautification.

Keys to Their New Home

Moyes Receive Keys

Rose and Nathaniel Moye, Sr., surrounded by their son, daughters and granddaughters receive the keys to their new home from Texas State Representative James White and Deep East Texas Council of Governments Board Members; Tyler County Commissioner Martin Nash and Woodville Mayor Ben Bythewood. The home is part of the HUD & TGLO Round 2 DCBG Disaster Recovery Housing Program being administered in Woodville and Tyler County by the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.

2014 Tyler County Fair will celebrate 40 years for event

August is not only the start of a new school year filled with humid after school practices and the beginning of Friday night lights, but it also ushers in another fair season. FFA and 4-H students all over the county are working in the heat and humidity to get their projects ready for the 2014 Tyler County Fair. "August is an exciting time for our fair kids," stated Tyler County Fair Board President, Billie Read. "This is the time when the kids are working hard to secure their spot in the auction. And the summer heat is hard on these animals. It's crucial the exhibitors pay extra attention to their projects. Their hard work pays off in the end though," Read went on to say. According to Read, some of these students have been working with their fair projects since early spring and will continue their work up until the Sunday after the fair. "The fair is not just FFA and 4-H projects, but it is also a showcase of some of the finest kids Tyler County has to offer," said Read.

The exhibitors are not the only ones getting things ready for this year's event, but fair organizers are busy as well. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the fairs continued success. Organizers are planning to make this year's fair the largest in its four decade history. The dates for the fun-filled event are October 1 through October 4, with each day jammed packed with family friendly activities. This year, as in years past, the Fair offers something for everyone. "We are going to get as much packed into the four day event as we possibly can," stated Home Economics Chairman, Leann Monk. "Besides the normal things we do each year, on Friday we are going to have the first ever "Tyler County Area Go Texan Day". This committee works hard all year to support our county students with scholarships and the fair board wanted to show our support of their efforts. They will be bringing in educational activities from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We are also going to have a Dutch oven cook-off, old fashioned farm hand games, and entertainment from Triple Creek RV Park. Then on Saturday we will be having a BBQ cook-off between the Tyler County FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs," explained Monk. "You surely do not want to miss this year's fair! All of this is on top of what we normally do," said Monk.

For more information on the fair or entry forms, please contact Leann Monk at 409-200-1866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for home economics and fine arts entries is Friday, September 19. The Dutch oven cook-off also has a deadline of the 19th.