At the age of 71, Dr. Syntha West could be described as a cover girl for the slogan "it's never too late". At the age of 60, West entered and won the "Ms. Texas Senior Classic" and in 2008 won the "Ms. Texas Senior America" pageant. She's the only woman to have won both titles.
Last year at the age of 71, West was invited to perform a twirling routine at the Baylor Homecoming game. She had been a Golden Girl at Baylor over 50 years ago.
Until she reached 60 and began entering pageants, West's life was consumed with education and family. But along her way, she earned her PH. D., counseled hundreds of high school students, and now counsels children caught between their divorcing parents. Where counseling and pageants may seem a contrast, she says they compliment each other. Using her personality,(she was voted Miss Congeniality at both pageants) West travels around the state giving motivational speeches and entertaining with her music and twirling.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:19:02 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:37 GMT
Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>