Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Morning Update (11/16/10)

Happy Hump Day! Here are a few news items and notes to help get you on your way:

• Southwestern Christian College will kick off its annual Lectureship program Sunday, bringing hundreds of people to Terrell for four days of celebration and learning.
"Our theme this year is "I have learned," focusing on what the apostle Paul said in the book of Philippians, particularly in chapter four, verses nine-14," said SwCC vice president Dr. James Maxwell. "We are looking at things that Christians can learn through their various experiences in life that they can share with others." Here's the full schedule of events.

• If you haven't had an opportunity to check out the Lady Tiger basketball team under new coach Michael Halac, do so. He's a high energy coach who preaches defense and he's really rubbing off the squad. Terrell's girl team improved to 2-0 last night with a 50-45 road win over Paris. Meanwhile, the Tigers opened their season with a 59-56 win over Rockwall. If you're looking to see the Lady Tigers play, they'll be facing some stiff competition this Thursday as they tip off the Highland Park tournament. Up first, the Lady Tigers face McKinney North at 4:30 p.m. The Tigers travel south Friday to face Kaufman.

• Kaufman County investigators, along with Terrell Police Department have broken up a burglary ring responsible for home burglaries that stretch several counties.

• Maurices, located at Tanger Outlet Mall, suite 211A, is hosting a food drive, Nov. 18-23. For every three items donated, customers will be issued a 20 percent off coupon to use in their store. All of the goods will be donated to the Share Center in Terrell. The store hopes to collect more than 300 items in six days.

• New Mount Calvary Church in Terrell has a couple of events coming up. The church invites the public to a 22nd anniversary celebration for Pastor C. F. Robertson and Sis. M.J. Robertson. at 10:45 a.m., Nov. 21, 133 Mellon St. The church also will host a Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m., Nov. 23. Speaker: the Rev. Samuel Hawkins, Mounty Hebron Baptist Church. Also, the church will host its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 25. Rev. C.F. Robertson. For more information, call Pat Ransom at 972-534-1919.

• Looking for a movie to watch with your kids? Short on spending cash? Well, the office of Dr. Alan Nix will host a free movie for children in the community at 10 a.m., Nov. 20 at Hometown Cinema at Tanger Outlet Center. For tickets, come by the dental office, located at 101 High St. A parent must accompany children. Seating is limited. 972-563-7633.

• For more than 50 years, Kiwanis Club of Terrell has continued its contribution to the community with K-Toys For Kids. The Kiwanis Club of Terrell continues to help local families in need at Christmas, by distributing gifts for children, a turkey, food and household items.
This year, with economic conditions tougher than in recent memory, this need is anticipated to be especially great. Kiwanis invites The Terrell community to open their hearts by donating gifts for those who have experienced difficulties which have diminished their ability to provide gifts for their children. Families request, and especially appreciate, books and educational toys. All items should be new and unwrapped, and can be of any size or value. The collection is currently under way and will again this year feature a flag football game. This year, the Terrell police and fire personnel will team up against as Terrell City Manager Torry Edwards put it Monday "all others." Wouldn't it be interesting to see the police/fire team face off against some TISD coaches? The event is set for Dec. 4 and admission is a donated toy item.

• The photo at the top is to remind you of the annual upcoming holiday decoration contests and parade. Find out more here.

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