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Miller Fund deadline this Thursday

Press release

The Edwin A. Blue and Janice Owen Miller Charitable fund held at East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) in Tyler, Texas will be accepting grant applications through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29. The Blue and Janice Miller Fund will grant over $114,000 this year to support charities in Henderson County.

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TVCC and Eustace ISD partner for welding program grant

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The Eustace Independent School District has been awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to establish a welding program at Eustace High School. The grant was a cooperative effort between Trinity Valley Community College’s Dual Credit department and EISD, and will provide more than $100,000 in specialized equipment for welding instruction.

“This equipment is rarely found in a high school welding program in a school the size of Eustace,” said EISD Superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe. “These machines will give our students a chance to be trained on how to operate machinery in a high demand job area.”

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Governor signs bills authored by State Rep. Gooden

Lance Gooden

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Gov. Greg Abbott has now signed all of State Rep. Gooden’s House bills that have reached his desk. The veto period, which ended this week, saw the death of 50 House and Senate bills from across the state; however, Gooden’s bills were none of the victims.

“I really appreciate the Governor’s signatures to these bills that do things from end a tax, help public schools, and reduce government. This is a positive end to many months of planning and hard work on issues that were brought to me by citizens from across Henderson and Kaufman counties,” Gooden said.

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Linda Daniel retire from TVCC after 38 years of service

Linda Daniel

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Linda Daniel retires from Trinity Valley Community College after 38 years of service. Linda’s friends are invited to join us at a reception honoring her Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m.- noon in the TVCC Cafeteria conference room. Here are some comments from Linda’s co-workers:

“Linda Daniel has been an important part of the TVCC family that has made a positive difference in the lives of our students and their families. We appreciate Linda’s years of dedication, tireless effort, and loyalty to our faculty, staff, and students. We will miss her but also wish her well in retirement.” – TVCC President Dr. Jerry King

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Eastern Star and Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls install officers

Pictured from left: Emily Currey, Carrie Currey, Samantha Ramos, Ms. Michelle Sanderford, Mr. Chad Pate, Tara Trimmins, Katie Schaefer and Laura Walters. (Courtesy photo)

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The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls installed new officers on June 17. Samantha Ramos was installed as Worthy Advisor. Her motto is “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails–Elizabeth Edwards”; colors are blue and white; the flower is the white rose; mascot is the hippo; and her scripture is “God will carry you through the storm.”–Isaiah 43:2. The following officers were also installed: Katie Schaefer (Worthy Associate Advisor), Emily Currey (Charity), Tara Trimmins (Faith), and Laura Walters (Religion). Samantha’s grandfather, Eddie Tracy, is Rainbow Dad, and Mrs. Tonya Currey serves as Mother Advisor.

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