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27
May

Prisons, the Alamo, and the man behind The Pittsburg Gazette

By Cory Smith cory@campcountynow.com and Van “Tex” Craddock, Special to The Gazette

Oscar Colquitt, an East Texan who was governor of Texas a century ago, had a way of getting folks’ attention. For example, when Colquitt was campaigning for more humane treatment of state prisoners, he sometimes waved a bloody bat or bullwhip at crowds he attracted at his fiery stump-speeches. The visual aid was effective. Colquitt perhaps is best remembered today for the prison reforms he implemented while governor. Then again, there was the brouhaha involving the most venerated structure in Texas, the Alamo in San Antonio. Oscar Branch Colquitt’s early life gave no hint that he was destined for greatness.

Wed
27
May

Daniels pulls no punches in Cystic Fibrosis battle

By Cory Smith cory@campcountynow.com

There are certain medical diagnoses’ that are more arduous than others, and Cystic Fibrosis can most likely be put in that arduous category. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. An inherited condition, cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become thick and sticky. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. Local resident, Shaney Daniels, is one such person who is in a fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Daniels said she was diagnosed at a young age and really didn’t know what to expect.

 

Wed
13
May

NTCC bond election passes

By: Bobb y Horn Jr.
Special to The Gazette
 
Last November, voters gave Northeast Texas Community College permission to issue $19.9 million in bonds in order to pay for infrastructure improvements. However, voters rejected the way the college was going to pay for the bonds, i.e. a tax increase.
Wed
13
May

Anspon looks back on 30 years at PISD

By: Cory Smith
 
Chances are, if you had to take Spanish at Pittsburg High School, you had Susan Anspon as your Spanish teacher. Believe it or not though, Anspon majored in English during her college years. She said that Spanish found her.
“I got my first job at Alba-Golden, but they needed someone to teach one period of a foreign language and I took some Spanish in college. So, I got the job because they figured I could teach one period of Spanish,” joked Anspon.Not long after being at Alba-Golden, a position opened at Pittsburg ISD and Anspon said she knew she had to apply.
Wed
13
May

Pittsburg citizens gather for National Day of Prayer

By: Cory Smith
 
Many people believe in the “power of prayer” and each year, a day is set aside for just that purpose…prayer. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.
 
Wed
13
May

Howdy Cowboy

Keyton “Buddy” Mayben strikes a smile after “mutton bustin” in the Pittsburg Rodeo. He is the son of Mitchell and Casey Mayben.”

Wed
13
May

NTCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Receives Distinguished Honors

By Jodi Weber
Special to The Gazette
 
There are two words that best describe Northeast Teas Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter: hard working. That hard work paid off this past school year as the local chapter received numerous awards, including Outstanding Student Organization at NTCC.
“We are a very busy chapter. The students do a lot of service projects,” said Dr. Melissa Weinbrenner, an NTCC history professor who serves as the advisor for Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Mu Chi chapter at NTCC.
 
One notable accomplishment is the chapter’s involvement in the Titus County Cares Backpack Program. “We started working on that project three years ago and they’ve asked us to do more and more campuses each year because our members are so reliable,” Dr. Weinbrenner said. “I’m  so proud of them forthat.”
Wed
13
May

Powder puff football game to be held Friday, May 15

Pittsburg High School’s Powder Puff Football game will be held May 15 at 6 p.m. at Pirate Stadium. Admission will be $1 for students and $3 for adults; with the purchase of a t-shirt admission will be free for students and $1 for adults.
 

To continue reading this article purchase the May 14th edition of The Pittsburg Gazette or go to our online e-edition at: http://www.etypeservices.com/Pittsburg%20GazetteID315/default.aspx

 

Wed
13
May

Eagles win 7 of last 8, advance to regional tourney

The Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball team closed the season by winning seven of their last eight games. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 25-17. The late surge allows them to advance to the regional tourney this weekend as the third seed.
The Eagles closed the season by taking two of three in the last series of the regular season against Paris. The Eagles jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first game of Saturday's double header and fought  off a Paris comeback bid,winning 3-3.
 

To continue reading this article purchase the May 14th edition of The Pittsburg Gazette or go to our online e-edition at: http://www.etypeservices.com/Pittsburg%20GazetteID315/default.aspx

 

Wed
13
May

Kari’s Law passes in Texas House

A bill named after a Marshall mother of three killed by her estranged husband won passage last Thursday in the Texas House and will go to the governor for his approval. The bill, referred to as Kari’s Law, calls for hotels and other businesses to eliminate the need to dial an extra number to reach an outside line when making emergency 911 calls.
 
 

To continue reading this article purchase the May 14th edition of The Pittsburg Gazette or go to our online e-edition at: http://www.etypeservices.com/Pittsburg%20GazetteID315/default.aspx

 

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