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Debating what to do
by Chip Latcham
Nov 02, 2011 | 574 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An eclectic array of activities present themselves to Bee Countians and visitors this weekend.

First, for those interested in politics, five of the seven Republican candidates for the Texas Senate will meet in a debate Thursday evening at the Beeville Country Club.

Not in Houston, Dallas or Austin... but here.

The debate, sponsored by the Bee County Republican Party and Republican Club of Bee County, begins at 7:30 p.m. The debate is preceded by a $50 prime rib dinner at 6:30 p.m.

A familiar face, Beeville native Rudy Trevino, co-anchor of KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, will serve as moderator.

Mike Keeney, Bee County Republican chair, and other organizers of the event should be commended for hosting “something that has never before been done in Beeville.”

Apparently they are raising a good deal of money for the county’s GOP in the process, as they are expecting a sell-out event.

For those more sports-minded, all former Trojan varsity football players are invited to the 100th anniversary pep rally on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m.

A new statue and plaque commemorating the 100 years of Beeville football will be unveiled along with a dedication by Superintendent Dr. Sue Thomas.

Friday’s game against the visiting Gregory-Portland Wildcats will celebrate the 100th year of high school football in Beeville. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

And what orange-blooded Trojan would not love to see a victory over the hated G-P Wildcats en route to the playoffs!

A legendary, unique venue, the 23rd annual George West Storyfest, will feature the Texas State Liars Contest, storytellers, ghost stories, cowboy poets, live music, a street dance, arts and crafts, and much more.

Most events will take place all day Saturday on the courthouse square in George West.

But our interest also is piqued in this year’s kickoff event – Dobie Dichos, based on stories by and about renowned Texas author J. Frank Dobie – Friday night at the Historic Oakville Jail. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and stories at 7 o’clock.

Again, we double dare anyone to say there is nothing interesting to do around here. The trouble is deciding which to attend.
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