Tom Norris, a Wichita Falls native who served 20 years in the military as well as in WWII and Korea, operates a museum next to his house at 515 Whaley St. Inside are mementos and photos from his family’s war history, dating back to the American Civil War. It is his goal to help the public remember its veterans, and his memorabilia showcases friends and fellow soldiers. Read the full story in the mid-week News.
Pictured: Bowie firefighters Michael Heugatter and Levi Davis conducted a new flag raising ceremony last week at the home of Tom Norris and presented him with the old flag. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Pancakes with Santa serves some 300 meals
Small town Christmas-Nocona style celebrated during the weekend
Nocona hosted its Small Town Christmas Nocona Style Saturday night. (Top) Dan Fenoglio created his own unique holiday sleigh for the parade. (Bottom) Bob and Kristal Ferguson, 2022 Mardi Gras King and Queen were dressed for the holidays to remind folks Mardi Gras Nocona Style is coming in February. (Courtesy photos)
Christmas in Forestburg this weekend
The community of Forestburg has kicked off its holiday season with a tree lighting on Nov. 30 with its Christmas in Forestburg activities planned for Dec. 9-10.
At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 there will be a Community Movie Night in the Forestburg Community Center parking lot.
Christmas in Forestburg will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. There will be activities at the community center and around town. There will be free activities for the kids, vendors, and food trucks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
The Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department will have a Christmas Street Dance, “Forestburg on Fire,” immediately following the parade from 6:30-11 p.m. in front of the fire hall. This is a free event, and donations will be accepted.
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