Nacogdoches

7:45am

Thu December 18, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 18, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his joy over a recent trip to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. 


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9:59am

Thu October 30, 2014
Local

Nacogdoches Public Library draws in families with 'Minecraft Mania'

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.

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9:18am

Thu August 21, 2014
Local

Nacogdoches group builds grassroots support for local parks

The Parks Advocacy League of Nacogdoches held a cleanup day at Pecan Acres Park on July 19. It's next event is set for Sept. 5.
Credit Wendy Floyd / Parks Advocacy League Nacogdoches

A group of Nacogdoches residents wants to improve the condition of parks in the city and get more people to use them.

The Nacogdoches Parks Advocacy League or PAL is a new community-action group. It’s organizing a series of meet-ups called “PAL in the Parks,” a monthly play date for families.

Beginning in September, “PAL in the Parks” will rotate through every one of the 12 parks in Nacogdoches, according to PAL president Mary Turner.

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12:00pm

Tue July 1, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Alice in Wonderland at Stephen F. Austin State University

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.

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12:11pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Local

Nacogdoches rallies private donors to build water park

The city of Nacogdoches erects a fundraising thermometer on the site of the future Splash Kingdom Waterpark, as private donors support the public-private venture.

A $2 million fundraising effort in Nacogdoches will secure a Splash Kingdom Waterpark for the city. Nacogdoches formed a public-private partnership with Splash Kingdom to build an $8 million water park. 

Private donors have stepped up to pay for a quarter of the cost through a charitable fund for this entertainment venue that will be built on city property. Nacogdoches doesn't have economic development tax dollars to make this project happen, according to Judy McDonald, president of Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation and chair of the fundraising committee.

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