Area Digest Jan. 9, 2019

Posted 1/9/19

Candidacy deadline near

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the FY 2019 Texas Silver Hair Legislature Election is Feb. 28.

Candidates must turn in forms 103, 104, 104.1 and 105 to the …

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Area Digest Jan. 9, 2019


Candidacy deadline near

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the FY 2019 Texas Silver Hair Legislature Election is Feb. 28.

Candidates must turn in forms 103, 104, 104.1 and 105 to the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging Office by that date.

If an election is needed in the Brazos Valley region, the date for that election would be on April 26. Forms and instructions on the TSHL Election can be found in the TSHL's ”Election Kit” available at the BVAAA office, 3991 E. 29th St., in Bryan, or by calling (979) 595-2806 Ext 2032 or Ext 2020.

If the Brazos Valley region only has five candidates, the BVAAA does not need an election.

All of these instructions and form numbers are on the TSHL Election Calendar 2019 in the TSHL’s Election Kit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (979) 595-2806 for Ronnie Gipson Ext 2020 or Renika Derry Ext 2032.

Park group holds meeting

The Friends of Fort Boggy will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Woody’s Smokehouse #2 in the conference room for its annual meeting and final preparations for the Annual Kid Fish.

Three directors are nominated annually; two people have been nominated — Kelly Webb and Carolyn Mueller — and the third position is still open.

Following the meeting we will be stuffing bags in final preparation for the Annual Kid Fish.

If anyone would like to volunteer to assist with the Annual Kid Fish on Feb. 16, contact Betty Heffler at (903) 322-3478.

Meetings are open to the public and we encourage all to join us in our efforts to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of Fort Boggy State Park.

Annual Kid Fish coming

Fort Boggy State Park and the Friends of Fort Boggy are gearing up for the second annual Kid Fish to be held Feb. 16.

Notices will be going out later this month through the schools in Leon and Madison counties to children 5-12 years of age. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years or older, to participate in this event, and no more than two children per adult.

This event is free and there will be three sessions to choose from. Park entrance fee is $3 for persons 13 and older. This event will take place regardless of weather, so dress appropriately.

Registration is limited but not required. The first 50 children to register per session will receive a free event T-shirt, and the first 50 registered children and first 50 walk-ins per session that complete the Basic Angler Clinic will receive a free rod ‘n’ reel.

During each 2 1/2 hour session, children will have the opportunity to use loaner rod ‘n’ reels and free bait to catch rainbow trout, other family members should bring their own tackle (2,700 trout will be stocked in the lake).

For more information go to: or visit Texas Parks and Wildlife at:

Sponsors for the event include Delta Waterfowl Leon County Chapter, Jewett Economic Development, NRG Energy-Limestone Plant, Richie & Amber Pate, Woody’s Smokehouse Inc., Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, Dairy Queen, Leon County Economic Development Assoc., Bobby Walters Ins. Agency, Buffalo Animal Hospital, Carter Enterprises/Centerville’s Best Inc., Centerville Feed and Supply, Circle T Realty, Citizen State Bank, Easterling Veterinary Services, G-Force Graphics & Signs, Houston County Electric Cooperative, Jeff Miller & Dr. Kay Serafin, M3 Farms, Leon County Farm Bureau, Leon County Government , Leona General Store/Pecan Grove Café, Limestone Project Employees’ Fund, Madisonville McDonald’s, Normangee State Bank, Nucor Steel, Robinson Home and Auto, Sandy Spikes-Rollo Insurance Group, State Bank of Jewett, The Bank of Madisonville, Wakefield Insurance Agency-RVOS 128 and Walters Funeral Home.

Rainbow trout fishing at Fort Boggy State Park will be open to the public starting Sunday, Feb. 17, and fishing license required. All merchandise purchased at “Kid Fish Clinic” will be tax-free.

Water meeting scheduled

The Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will conduct a board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be in Fairfield at the Freestone County Courthouse.

This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Additional information regarding the meeting agenda or other information about the Groundwater Conservation District can be found on the District’s website at, or by contacting the District at (936) 348-3212.

Substitute Teacher Training

Madisonville CISD Community Education Program will offer a substitute teacher training class beginning Jan. 14-17 at Madisonville Elementary School. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. in the library. Registration fee is $35.

Interested persons should contact Prince Fite at Madisonville Elementary School at (936) 348-2261 or Connie Kelly at MCISD Administration Building at (936) 348-2797.

Veterans hold fundraiser

The Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans are holding their annual 52-week gun raffle.

Only 500 tickets will be sold at $100 apiece. The funds are used for veterans assistance, scholarships and community outreach.

The first monthly drawing will be April 25 at 511 Carson St. in Bryan. More than one ticket will be drawn monthly. Winners will be notified, and winning ticket numbers can be found at the agency’s website,

For tickets, which can be delivered, call Ken Spencer at (979) 846-6419.