Commissioners meet this morning

Nacogdoches County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. today at the courthouse, 101 W. Main St., Suite 170.

Meetings are open to the public and a period for public comment is provided.

The agenda includes bookings for the Civic and Expo Center, accepting racial profiling report from the Precinct 4 Constable office, a variance for a plat in Buena Vista Acres Subdivision and use of asset forfeiture funds.

AgriLife offers intro to hemp production

Texas A&M AgriLife is hosting an introduction to the industrial hemp market in Denton Thursday.

The presentation is 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. for those interested in smaller acreage production.

“Texas hemp production will become legal at some point this year,” says Lubbock-based agronomist Calvin Trostle, who will serve as a speaker at the event. “When depends on how quickly the Texas Department of Agriculture can review and issue licenses once the U.S. Department of Agriculture approves Texas’ rules. But anyone who may be interested in growing hemp needs to be prepared. You would be ill-advised to wait until you receive your license to begin preparation.”

The seminar will end with a question and answer session on industrial hemp.

The program is $20 per person and will be held at the AgriLife Extension office in Denton County, 401 W. Hickory St. Suite 115.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Robin Hill at the AgriLife Extension office in Denton County at 940-349-2894 or An RSVP is requested by noon Jan. 13. Information on industrial hemp can be found at

Chamber music recital set

for Jan. 21

Dr. Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn and chamber music in the School of Music, will present a program titled “Reflections” on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in the Cole Concert Hall on campus. Gavin will be joined by SFA music faculty colleagues Abby Held, oboe; Chris Ayer, clarinet; Lee Goodhew, bassoon; Ric Berry, tenor; and Andrew Parr, piano.

Also collaborating on the performance is James Pitts, SFA collaborative pianist. They will perform the music of W.A. Mozart and Benjamin Britten, among other composers.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at 936-468-6407 or visit

Noted pianist to perform at SFA

Dr. Roberta Rust, professor and head of the piano department at the Lynn University Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Cole Concert Hall at SFA.

Rust’s latest CD, “Direct Contact,” was released on Navona Records in May 2019. Her appearances have included engagements with the Houston Symphony, Philippine Philharmonic, New Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony, Boca Raton Symphonia, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, New World Symphony and orchestras in Latin America. Her performance at SFA is a feature of the Friends of Music Concert Series.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at 936-468-6407 or visit

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