The holiday lights in downtown Livingston and in Pedigo Park on the U.S. 59 Bypass were turned on Tuesday night and will remain on through Dec. 31. Among the Pedigo Park displays are the tunnel of lights (above), which vehciles drive through. (Greg Peak Photo)
CLEAN UP WORK BEGINS -- A volunteer crew from Temple Ministries in Little Rock, Ark. assist with moving trash and debris at Holiday Lake Estates from homes that suffered heavy flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. The group worked in coordination with the Center of Hope and First Baptist Church of Livingston to offer help with cleanup to residents in need.
CLASSES WILL SOON BEGIN — New Livingston school teachers Miranda Peters (rear) and Mendy Fears help prepare the classrooms at Cedar Grove Elementary for the young students entering school this year. The first day of the 2017-2018 school year for Livingston ISD and Goodrich ISD is Monday, Aug. 21. Big Sandy ISD will start classes on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Onalaska ISD and Leggett ISD will start school on Monday, Aug. 28. Corrigan ISD will begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
CASTING CALL -- Local students received instruction on basic fishing skills during the Backyard Bass Program hosted at Livingston Municipal Library. The program, sponsored by Youth for Better Life, was led by Livingston ISD coaches who gave the students hands-on practice on their casting and catching skills. The library will also complete its “Build a Better World” summer reading program on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. with a special puppet show and awards presentation for the top readers. The library’s annual Back to School Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sammy “The Bull” Drake of The Bull Shack hosts an Inauguration watch party at his Livingston coffee shop on Friday, wearing a mask of newly sworn-in President Donald J. Trump. Drake was an avid supporter of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election and is optimistic about the policies of the new President. Special coupons and discounts were given to customers attending the watch party. (ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY ALBERT TREVINO)
Brent Lensing, a senior at Livingston High School, was nominated by his band director, Al Torres, to attend the Presidential Inaugural Leadership Summit as a delegate.
The Summit was held during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington D.C.
Students attending the summit were divided into groups of six to discuss topics that will face the next president of the United States. They are working together toward national and global solutions.
While attending the Summit, students will have the opportunity to meet General Colin Powell, all-time leading scorer in international soccer history Abby Wambach, as well as other notable politicians and journalists.
The Summit is designed to empower next generation of leaders by offering them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness history and be inspired by world-renowned speakers. They will also celebrate the inauguration, as well as engage, participate, and be heard in a Summit Showcase that allows the top three student groups to be recognized with awards and scholarships.
Earlier in the week, Lensing said he was looking forward to attending a presidential gala on Saturday at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where Trump will make an appearance.
INAUGURATION — Brent Lansing, a senior at Livingston High School, poses in a mock up of the Oval Office. Lansing was in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump.