February 8, 2016~Year 9, No. 26


Nazareth students finished up the annual Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo with banners, ribbons, and many great accomplishments.

Chandler Schulte won breed champion with her Hamp Barrow on Thursday, February 2. Then, she competed in the grand drive on Friday to win Reserve Grand Champion of the barrow show!

Shelby Annen placed third with her Angus Steer on Thursday, and she made the sale on Saturday.

The Nazareth Horse Judging team competed at the Fort Worth contest on Saturday, February 4. The team placed 16th overall and 6th in the FFA division. Team members include Teri Burnett, Alee Christian, Hunter Corrales, and Shelby Espenson.

Congratulations to all of these students for all of their success.


Chandler Schulte


Shelby Annen



Late January in Nazareth means some serious gathering of mostly men at the Legion Hall to joust on the green – green felt that is. The annual Pool tournament is enjoyed by the veterans and their guests in two major series of play. The parking lot at the Francis Wilhelm American Legion looked like a gigantic truck sale on January 22 as the Calcutta began, and again over the weekend of the 29th. Many men carried their pool stick cases into the Hall looking like gun-slingers entering the swinging doors of the ol’West saloons – ready with the quick draw and the accurate shot.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Singles: 1st – Kevin Gerber                        Doubles: 1st – Ricky Rowland & Gus Gesling

2nd – Wayne Wilhelm                                             2nd – Barry Hoelting & Kit Schulte

3rd – Nathan Hoelting                                              3rd – Monty Hoelting & Ryan Birkenfeld

4th – Cory Hoelting



The Auxiliary will meet and celebrate Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14 at 7pm in the Legion Hall.



On February 8, 2017, the Nazareth ISD BOE ordered an election for Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Three positions are scheduled to be filled in this general election.  The positions currently held by Ricky Backus, Marty Gerber, and Jody Huseman are to be filled.  The first day for a candidate to file for a place on the ballot was Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Filing period ends on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Applications for ballot by mail may be received from March 7 through April 25 and shall be mailed to:

Nazareth ISD

Mona Brockman, Early Voting Clerk

PO Box 189

Nazareth, TX  79063

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at Nazareth ISD Administration Office at 101 S. 1st Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning on April 24, 2017 and ending May 2, 2017.

Nazareth ISD will conduct a joint election with the City of Nazareth.  The polling place, Nazareth Senior Citizens at 103 N 2nd Street, will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017.


Home Merc Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2017

* Happy Hour starting at 6 pm

* Dinner at 7 pm

* Ticket $75.00

* Dance starts at 8:30 pm

Open Admission Dance

$15 Couples – $10 Singles

Music by Steven Birkenfeld

Tickets from any Board Member


Mark Your Calendars for a Lenten Retreat Here in Nazareth

Holy Family has made arrangements for a team from “Light of the World” ministries to offer a Lenten retreat here in Nazareth on March 31-April 2nd.  It will be held in the CCD building with about 35-40 retreatants gathering Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday – ending with a closing Mass at 5:30 p.m.

The impact of a retreat can deepen one’s spiritual walk, guided by the Holy Spirit, and prayers are now being asked for those who will be attending in this Lenten encounter of grace.  Saturday Lunch will be catered by Christian Mothers, while Supper will be hosted by Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Daughters will also be requested to help on Sunday.  Deacon Joe and Angie Hochstein are local coordinators, along with the help of Deacon and Theresa Birkenfeld, Gladys Fortenberry, and Fr. Ken Keller.


Notice to all City Residents – The office of Councilman Harold Venhaus  will expire this May 2017.  Friday, February 3rd is the first day to file for a place on ballot and Friday, March 3rd is the last day to file for place on Ballot.  Deadline 5:00p.m. Please come sign up at City Hall.


Nazareth German Heritage Museum is selling raffle tickets to raise money to build a new museum, scheduled to start construction January 2020. In order to get funding for our project, we have to show proof that the community will also be involved. Having this raffle to help raise the money for matching funds is necessary. Please come help this project which will help our communities survival into the future by showing the past.

If you or your family have articles to donate to the museum to show the past, please inform the museum committee so we can build to suit all the articles.

Come by the Yellow Rose Inn after masses Saturday nights and Sunday mornings every week until March 26th to but raffle tickets. Tickets are $20 and they are also available at Intersection Sales and Service, MO Supply, Swift Café, Peoples Bank, or from any museum member. On March 26th, we will be having a Branding Iron Benefit at the Yellow Rose Inn for those of you who want to brand our wooden fence. The raffle prizes will be given away at that time.

1st Prize: Texas Rangers Baseball Game Package

2nd Prize: $1,000 Visa Card from People’s Bank

3rd Prize: $500 Gift Card to United



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