Repair Cafe set for Saturday

A community Repair Cafe will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 2219 South St., Lenwood Drive entrance.

The free event will have supplies and volunteers ready to help fix broken possessions such as small appliances, bikes, lamps and more. Children’s activities are planned and food trucks will be on hand.

To volunteer as a repair coach, call 832-496-9848.

Advocate for nursing home residents sought

The Deep East Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties to advocate for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities through its Ombudsman Program.

Volunteer ombudsmen visit residents, identify and investigate complaints and educate families and facility staff on protecting the health and rights of those living in long-term care. Ombudsman services are free and confidential.

Volunteers must be at least 18 and complete a free, 36-hour training course that includes classroom, self-study and in-facility training. No experience is required. Hours are flexible. Training starts Oct. 22. Registration is required. Contact Tonya Jackson-Simpson at 409-384-5704, Ext. 5326 or to register for the free course.

Dragonettes plan clinic

The Nacogdoches High Dragonette drill team will hold a Junior Clinic for pre-K through sixth grade on Oct. 12.

Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., the clinic is $25 and includes snack, T-shirt and football game admission; participants will perform during the pre-game show on Oct. 18.

Pre-registration is available through a link on the high school Facebook page or at the event, which takes place at Nacogdoches High, 4310 Appleby Sand Road.

Night work underway on 59

Nightime road work on U.S. 59 in Corrigan will continue through most of this week, transportation officials say.

Crews are milling the lanes and will apply an asphalt overlay from U.S. 287 to FM 942, and there will be alternating lane closures throughout the week, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Message boards will be in place warning motorists of the upcoming work and lane closures and drivers should prepare for possible delays as work progresses.

For more information, visit

Intellectual property workshop set

SFA College of Sciences and Mathematics hosts a workshop on intellectual property this Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Cole STEM Building, Room 401.

The presentation is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and is co-sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas. The workshop will provide information and advice on securing trademarks and patents on innovation, inventions or creative ideas can strengthen businesses. It is part of an initiative to introduce patent education to SFA students and the community. Cost is $10 and lunch is included. For more information, email

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