The Pulpwood Queens Book Club chapter in Jackson, Mississippi, call themselves the "BB Queens," an homage to Mississippi-born blues musician B.B. King.
Hundreds of tiara-wearing women from Pulpwood Queens Book Club chapters will descend on Nacogdoches Thursday for the three-day Girlfriends Weekend. Pulpwood Queens chapters number more than 650 nationwide and have spread to 15 countries, according to founder Kathy Murphy of Hawkins, Texas. In 2000, the longtime hairdresser formed a book club with six strangers, with this motto: Where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the rule.
“We don’t take ourselves very seriously. We want to have fun reading books. Books to us are the highest form of entertainment,” Murphy said.
The Judy B. McDonald Public Library in Nacogdoches will host its second “Minecraft Mania” event Saturday.
Dozens of children and teenagers -- with their families in tow -- are expected to flow into the library to feed a Minecraft video game addiction. Young gamers build their own worlds using virtual Lego-like pieces. The game boasts more than 100 million users. Assistant library director Crystal Hicks is no stranger to this hot property, recently bought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion.
Aired Tuesday, July 1 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Rikard, an assistant professor of theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University and director for this production of “Alice In Wonderland.” Also joining Bill is Anna Drake, a junior in theatre at SFA, who will take on the role of "The Queen Of Hearts" in this production. The Performances are part of the SummerStage Productions presented in the W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.