Concrete footings are poured and waiting Tuesday for the arrival of the historic Goodman Bridge on the south end of Pecan Park in Nacogdoches. The bridge is scheduled to be moved to the site after a replacement bridge is completed south of Douglass.
Freshman student Courtney Cryer, 19, packs up her kit for the trip home to Liberty on Dec. 15 outside the Steen Hall dormatories at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Planning and common sense, knowing and driving according to weather conditions and keeping your vehicle in good working order, can go a long way toward making the holiday travel experience uneventful, according to tips on the website www.weather.com.
Bare spots of ground mark where dozens of trees once lived near the Stephen F. Austin Contemplation Garden at North and College streets Tuesday in Nacogdoches.
SFA senior guard Tammara Marion, 3, shoots with two seconds left in the second half to tie the game 55-55 on Tuesday against Rice in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks went on to win the game 68-64 in overtime.
Nacogdoches senior hoopster Tre Colston lines up on the basket from the charity stripe during the Dragon's home contest against Tyler Lee on Dec. 13 in The Dungeon.
Dragon senior Tre Colston fires a pass from inside the lane during an early-season match against Lindale at home in Nacogdoches. The Dragons open District 14-4A tonight at home against Pine Tree of Longview.
Sophomore forward Annette Davis (14) shoots a layup during the Ladyjack's game Saturday against Arkansas State at William R. Johnson Coliseum. SFA will host Rice tonight at home with a scheduled 7 p.m. tipoff.
Construction continues Monday on the new bridge that will replace the historic Goodman Bridge in order to accommodate heavier loads like saltwater trucks used to service oilfields. The county commisioners will give an update today on the progress of the new bridge.
A road grader prepares the base course for asphalt and a dump truck is parked on the new bridge (background) under construction that will replace the historic Goodman Bridge (foreground) located on CR 789, off FM 225. The county commisioners will give an update today on the progress of the new bridge. The Goodman Bridge will be moved to the Lanana Creek Trail once construction is finished on the new bridge that will be able to handle the heavier loads used in oilfield work.
Senior Sephen F. Austin center Jereal Scott (55) shoots for two of his career-high 30 points near the top of the key under pressure from the Texas College defense during the first half Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum. Scott and the rest of the 'Jacks' hoopsters are on the road this week, competing in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase tournament, sponsored by the Oregon Sports Authority at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
Senior Stephen F. Austin center Jereal Scott (55) shoots for two of his career-high 30 points near the top of the key under pressure from the Texas College defense during the first half Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum. Scott and the rest of the Lumberjacks are on the road this week, competing in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase tournament, sponsored by the Oregon Sports Authority at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
Bruce Johnson , 7, and Breaunna Johnson, 10, each get a candy cane and pose with Santa in the University mall on Friday.
Kaylee Wright, 2, tells Santa what she would like for Christmas as 10-month-old cousin Kash Innis listens Friday at the University Mall.
One-year-old Chad Henderson, with his mother Temeka Henderson, gets a candy cane from Santa in the University Mall on Friday.
Ten-month-old Kash Innis sits on Santa's lap Friday in the University Mall.
A guest looks over some of the displays at the Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Nacogdoches on Thursday, including entries in the annual Ginger Bread House Contest. The convectionary construction projects will be on display through the end of the year.
Confectionary construction at its best is on display from the annual Ginger Bread House Contest through the end of the year at the Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Nacogdoches.
Susie Lower, director of Millard's Crossing Historic Village, hangs stocking in the Country Store on Wednesday for Christmas. The holiday has changed from the easy-going, homemade Christmas of years ago.
A Santa figurine greets visitors as part of a display in one of the buildings at Millard's Crossing Historic Village. "Store-bought" decorations were an expensive rarity for Christmas in the 1800s, often treated as valuable family heirlooms, passed on from generation to generation.
Church deacons, from left with shovels, W.D. Scroggins, Vernon Tutt, Kevin Page and Robert Garrett stand ready as the Rev. T.D. Hicks, second from right, opens groundbreaking ceremonies Saturday for the future home of Power of the Word Church at the intersection of Farm Road 343 and Northwest Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. The deacons broke ground at the cardinal points of the compass - north, south, east and west - representing the church drawing congregants from "the four corners of the area," Hicks said.
The Rev. T.D. Hicks prays for the future of his congregation at Power of the Word Church as the group gathers Saturday to break ground on a new church at the intersection of Farm Road 343 and Northwest Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches.
Vehicles fill the parking lot outside the JCPenny store at University Mall in Nacogdoches on Thursday. Boosted by increased November buying, the National Retail Federation issued revised projections last week, predicting sales approaching $500 billion for the year.
Vivian, seated, and Tommy Sublett pose with framed photos of a handful of the 278 foster children they've cared for. The photos are facing away from the camera due to confidentiality regulations.
Barbara Patton add holly and magnolia leaves to decorations in one of the window wells on Thursday in the sanctuary of Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches Patton was one member of a volunteer crew decorating the sanctuary for upcoming Christmas Eve services.
Sarah Alice Millard checks her work after decorating the wells of a pair of stained glas windows Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches. The windows are believed to be the oldest stained glass windows in a church in Texas, Rector the Rev. Howard Castleberry said.
Cynthia Baxter, left, of Nacogdoches shops for last-minute Christmas gifts Thursday at the JCPenney store at University Mall in Nacogdoches. Bolstered by increased November buying, the National Retail Federation issued revised projections last week, predicting sales approaching $500 billion for the year.
Nancy Collins drapes magnolia leaves on the pulpit Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches. Collins was part of a volunteer crew of church members decorating the sanctuary for upcoming Christmas Eve services.
Anna Brown of Timpson hunts for last-minute Christmas presents Thursday at the JCPenney store at University Mall in Nacogdoches. Bolstered by increased November buying, the National Retail Federation issued revised projections last week, predicting sales approaching $500 billion for the year.
A wooden soldier reminiscent of an antique nut cracker stands silent vigil as part of a Christmas display on Wednesday at Millard's Crossing Historic Village.
Senior guard Tre Colston leaps between Pinetree defenders Victor Hawkins, left, and Garrett Rayburn for the layup during the first half Tuesday at Nacogdoches High School.
Dragon head football coach Scott Ford, left, greets his players as they walk onto the field at Nacogdoches High School on Oct. 21 for a football game against Kilgore. Ford has reportedly accepted the position of head football coach at Hidalgo High School in the suburb of McAllen on the Texas-Mexico border.
One of Nacogdoches' newest ambulance drivers, Jerrod Jones of Lufkin, keeps watch in his mirror while backing in to a bay of cones during driver training practice Tuesday in the University Drive parking lot at Stephen F. Austin State University. Nacogdoches County Hospital District ambulance crews take advantage of the empty parking lots while school is not in session to hone their driving skills with both low- and high-speed tests.
An unidentified student walks Dec. 8 among scores of young trees planted in 2009 near the Contemplation Garden at the northwest corner of the Stephen F. Austin campus. University spokeswoman Shirley Luna on Tuesday said the young trees had been removed earlier in the week to provide clear sightlines for future signage on the campus.