Political season in full swing in Nacogdoches - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Political season in full swing in Nacogdoches

BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

By Donna McCollum - email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Republican Party headquarters has been opened just over a week. It marks the beginning of a busy political season.

"Right at this time there's a lot going on, but it's an exciting time," Jackie Yates, the party chair, said.

On good days, help just comes walking through the door.

Sometimes it's slow as seen Tuesday at the Democratic headquarters which has been opened since the primaries. The political ebb and flow of activity is well understood by both parties. The goal is to stay committed to the chosen candidate.

"Get the message out that your candidates have," Yates said. "Let your candidate be known and that's what we do."

"And trying to remind them of the issues," Joe Devine, the Democratic Party volunteer, said. "Trying to remind them of such basic things that there's an election on Nov. 2."

But some question if it's enough.

"Well, I think we haven't been playing a big enough role, but I think we're the only ones important," said Republican volunteer David Sampson. "We do need to play a bigger role in government."

Yellow dog Democrat Harlon Brooks looks at the business sense of politics.

He proudly exhibits family pictures with the likes of President Obama.

"You got to understand, if we don't participate you know then we can't get qualified folk to represent our community," Brooks said.

The grass root party members agree on one thing. They encourage people to pick their party, volunteer and, most of all, vote.

This Saturday, Nacogdoches County Democrats are hosting their annual "Beans and Jeans" fundraiser at Banita Creek Hall at 6 p.m.

The following Saturday, the Nacogdoches County Republicans' Citizen Statesman event is at Twilight Ballroom on the SFA campus.

Copyright 2010 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:29:57 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>
  • San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:06:22 GMT
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>
  • Nacogdoches County girls take down Angelina in KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:48:29 GMT

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly