Charlie Hilton, member of the Nocona High School Band, was selected as a member of the 2021 Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band.
He was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions this year across the state at regional and area levels.
Hilton is a student of Erin Hanson and Randy Brooks and plays the tuba at school under the direction of Hanson, who is a member of the ATSSB, an 1,175-member group of band directors in classes 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high schools in Texas.
This is Hilton’s second time to perform as a member of the All-State Band. A junior at NHS, his other interests include football, choir, baseball and chess club.
He also is active at Church of the Nazarene and enjoys taking piano lessons from Dr. Ruth Morrow at Midwestern State University. He is the son of James Hilton, Trace Hilton and Tara Hilton.
Read the full story on the all state band in the mid-week Bowie News.
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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