Club to receive Ericson award Sunday

Friends of Historic Nacogodoches will honor the Nacogdoches Cum Concilio Club with the Carolyn Ericson Preservation of Historic Resources Award in a special presentation Sunday.

A 2 p.m. ceremony will take place at the Old University Building.

Created in 2015 in honor of longtime Sentinel columnist and author Carolyn Ericson, the award is presented every other year. In January 2018, it was presented to Capt. Charles and Mrs. Ann Phillips.

Spring Carnival dates announced

The annual Spring Carnival presented by Evans United will be Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Nacogdoches Expo & Civic Center 3805 NW Stallings Drive.

The carnival offers free admission and parking, carnival rides and food vendors. Ride ticket prices are $1.25 each, 20 tickets for $20 or 50 tickets for $45, with Saturday and Sunday armband specials.

Hours will be 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For information, visit or call 936-564-0849.

Day of Service set for Jan. 20

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs holds the MLK Day of Service this year on Monday.

Volunteers working in teams complete service projects that include painting, cleaning and yard work.

More than 500 SFA students joined last year’s Day of Service, and organizers are hopeful both that number and the amount of submitted service projects will grow in light of a new federal grant awarded to the event this year.

Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center with keynote speakers beginning at 9 a.m.

Volunteers can register online at or the morning of the event. Organizers strongly recommend students and community members preregister.

Applications open for program

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is offering students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds and non-traditional academic backgrounds exposure to specializations and careers within the field of historic preservation through the Preservation Scholars Program.

Students interested in learning more about how their area of study can be applied to historic preservation are encouraged to apply for the program. Scholars work under an internship agreement with the Friends of the THC and are placed within the Texas Historical Commission for an eight-week full-time, paid internship. Scholars gain experience in the fields of architecture, archeology, economic development, downtown revitalization and heritage tourism.

During their placement, scholars will complete a rotation among all THC divisions headquartered in Austin to better understand the interdisciplinary nature of historic preservation, and will complete a special project based on the student’s primary area of interest.

Preservation Scholars also receive a $5,000 stipend provided by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. To apply, students must complete eligibility requirements and fill out an online application by March 27. For more details, visit

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