Editor’s note: Below is information of happenings occurring in Terrell from the City of Terrell.

Terrell First Assembly Pastor Steven McKnight . . . leading the opening prayer at the Terrell City Council meeting on Sept. 3.

Congressman Lance Gooden enjoying an evening out with his family at El Nogalito, where he ran into a table full of locals who were out celebrating Joy Weaver’s birthday.  Joy’s birthday started with a bouquet of cake pops made by the talented Kristy Dooley of Whisked Away Bake House. If you haven’t tried her sweet concoctions yet, visit her in her newly opened space at 118 E. Moore Avenue. Among those in the party were Joy’s husband James – who will celebrate his own birthday later this week. Others who were on hand for the impromptu dinner were Richard and Sharien Strange, Ken and Lili Lane and Dr. Charlie and Dena Risinger.  Notably absent were friends Stan and Jenny Heisel.

Terrell resident Myrtis Crittenden . . . sharing her views with members of the Terrell City Council.

Christina McDaniel . . . planning the grand opening of her event venue, The French Soiree, with a ribbon cutting. The renovation of the Moore Avenue building is finally a reality after many months of hard work. Congratulations to one of our newest downtown tenants.

The Terrell Chamber of Commerce  . . . kicking off auction season in style with an open house to showcase their new offices and collect auction items.

Congratulations to U.S. Open official Dessie Samuels of Terrell, who wasrecognized by the USTA on Monday. Samuels, a member of the first-ever women's tennis team at Texas A&M University, also has officiated at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and several Olympic Game. Samuels, applauded with a standing ovation by her peers, was among umpires recognized for serving tennis with distinction in their capacity as certified officials. Congrats to Samuels, a USTA Pro Circuit supervisor, for achieving this honor – the first of many she has earned along her illustrious way.

Just a reminder . . . September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Anyone who doesn’t have a card, hurry to Hulsey Public Library and get one today! You will be amazed at all of the great services our library has to offer. Speaking of library news, Library Director Rebecca Anderson has a birthday coming up on Sept. 10. Happy birthday, Becca!

Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Talana Morris . . . making final preparations for the Flights of Our Fathers Air Show on Sept. 21, 2019. Thank you to this year’s sponsor: Platinum Ford, Dodge, RAM and Jeep.

Books & Crannies Owner Gayle Harris . . . catching up with other local business owners at the Terrell Small Business Organization meeting at Hickory Roots. Join Gayle and her husband Ron at one of their upcoming free classic movie nights in the theater, located in the back of the bookstore at 209 W. Moore Avenue. The next one is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. The featured film will be “The 1940s movie, “The Ghost Breakers.” Cokes and popcorn are available. Tips are appreciated.

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