Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas Kicks Off in Jefferson, Texas

 Last Friday, November 25th, the Christmas Season Kicked Off with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The Excelsior Players presented two scenes from their upcoming play “Miracle on 34th Street”. The play runs December 2nd through the 4th and on … Continue reading

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Hemlines, Headlocks & High Rollers

  Last Saturday night saw a wide range of events in Jefferson, Texas. From Bottoms Up: The Art of Dressing a Victorian Woman, to Professional Wrestling at the Kellyville Center, to the 2nd Annual Casino Night Benefiting Toys for Tots, … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s Ghost of Christmas Past Home Tours

  On December 17th, 2011 tour some of Jefferson’s most Historic Homes and visit with residents from Jefferson’s past such as Jeannie Epperson, Confederate Captain Joseph H. Pratt and I.E. Smith.   At the House of the Seasons (409 S … Continue reading

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The Restoration of Union Missionary Baptist Church

  In 1883 a sanctuary was reborn from the ashes of Reconstruction. The sanctuary, Union Missionary Baptist Church, had fallen into disrepair and resources were needed to restore and preserve the structure. On October 29th, 2011 a Restoration Celebration and … Continue reading

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