Thursday, June 4, 2009

Look out for great dads
Let the world know your Groves dad is great.
The Groves Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Center will accept nominations for the Groves Father of the Year essay contest through noon on Friday, June 12.
Write a nomination letter telling why this dad should be top father in 200 words or fewer. Include his name and address as well as the submittor’s name and address and day phone number. Anyone may submit a nomination, but the nominee must be a resident of Groves. A committee will review the entries and the person who submitted the winning entry will be notified the week of June 7. 
The Chamber office is at 4399 Main Ave. in Groves. For information, call 962-3631.

Longeck Road update
Ron Arceneaux of Longneck Road says the band plans to spend the next several weeks finishing up their debut album and performing locally.
“We have contacts with several promoters and booking agents, and once the album is finished, we are going to be working hard to set up some additional high-profile shows,” the bass player said.
“Given that we do mostly original music in more of a show format, we’re excited about the prospect of picking up some opening act gigs,” said band member Dick LeMasters.
The guys played the recent Boys Haven Food & Music Festival at Ford Park.
“Getting the chance to play on the main stage at Ford Pavilion was definitely a step up for us,” said singer and guitar player LeMasters.
Arceneaux agreed, adding “ever since Ford Pavilion opened, it has been a personal goal to get the chance to play at that amazing facility. The sound system was great and Ford Pavilion most definitely rivals the Cynthia Woods Mitchell facility in the Woodlands.”
Django Walker closed out the show.
“We had the chance to hear Still Cruisin’ and Django Walker, and both bands were excellent,” said drummer Robert Arena.
“We’d like to thank all of our friends and fans who came out to support us, and also Robert Pate, Jim Ferrell and the rest of the Boys Haven directors for putting on such a well-run event,” said lead guitarist Miles Sykes. 

 Galveston Park makes big splash
The Travel Channel picked Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark to make a splash in “Extreme Waterparks 2009.” A crew shot in the park on Wednesday.

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Reader Vickie L. Jacquet let The News know about Camryn Washington, the 3-year-old who got help when her grandmother, Mary Carter, fell. I enjoyed meeting this family and sharing their story. They’re the kind of people in the kind of situations that make my job a pleasure.
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