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Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.

Monday, September 29, 2008

In Loving Memory~David Norris Fitzgerald

David Norris Fitzgerald of Midland died at Hospice of Midland Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, September 24, 2008.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, September 29, at Memorial Christian Church with Rev. Terry Rothermich officiating. A private burial service was held Friday, September 26 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

Born January 25, 1923 in Goree, Texas to Archie and Mamie Fitzgerald, Dave was an outstanding basketball player for the Goree High School Wildcats, staying for a second senior year so that the school could field a team. On September 8, 1942 he married Frances Camille Morrow, in Lubbock. He was a proud World War II veteran, having served across Europe as a dental assistant with the 291st Engineering Combat Battalion.

Dave was a mainstay of the Permian Basin oil business, beginning his career pumping gas, to ultimately owning several companies of his own, including Slough Equipment Company, Melco Blowout Preventer, Pheasant Rubber, Fitzgerald Electric Supply. and Fas-Line Sales and Rentals, to mention a few. He was very active in the Permian Basin International Oil Show, being chosen as the 2004 Oil Show Honoree. He served on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations including Midland National Bank, TMBR/Sharp Drilling Company, and Memorial Christian Church.

Dave was a man of great integrity and generosity, going out of his way to help those in need and serving as a mentor and friend to many. His love of life included his wife, Frances, his children and grandchildren, and his extended family, including many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins. He delighted in spending time with family, whether enjoying this home on Lake Sweetwater, counting cows on his beloved ranch in Nolan County, or touring New York City with his grandchildren. Through the years, Dave and Frances traveled the world with many dear and lasting friends.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Camille Fitzgerald, of Midland; his three daughters and their husbands, Sunnye and John Dinger, of Odessa, Suzanne and Jim Bobo, of Odessa, Lisa and Mike Herring, of Sweetwater; his six grandchildren; Scott Dinger and his wife Amanda; Jeff Dinger and his wife Michelle; Jamie Russell and her husband John; David Bobo and wife Karly; Jon Paul Bobo and wife Amelia; Brittany Jill Kessler; Mark Herring and wife Jill; and Matthew Herring and wife Cindy; twelve great-grandchildren; and sister, Jonelle Patterson.

The family suggests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; Star Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 112, Midland, Texas 79702; or Memorial Christian Church, Endowment Fund, 1001 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas 79701.

"I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show; or any good I can do; let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at

Friday, September 19, 2008

Snakes are on the move!!! Be Careful!

Casey & Caroline found it in city barn
Trey, Kobie & JR on south edge of town

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hard @ Work

To drive into Goree one must exit and pass under, over, by the new overpass. It's a sad site to say the very least. The state says that they don't have enough man-power to maintain it. We as a town couldn't see the beautiful landscaping, etc. just sit there and go to waste. Sooo, the GGG got to work. Twelve volunteers (Oldies but goodies, teens, and a fourth grader) +1 if you count the baby went out last night armed with tons of gloves, two weedeaters, one push mower that wouldn't push, three tractor shredders, and lotz of gumshion. We made a huge dent in the problem, but it is not quite finished. But, knowing this bunch...I bet they get 'er done.

Water Tower...

New Sign

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Loving Memory~Radene Hutchens Turner

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Story last updated at 9/10/2008 - 1:55 am

Mrs. Radene Turner of New Home departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the age of 80 years. She was born Sept.30, 1927, in Goree, to Rado and Jewel (Gass) Hutchens. Radene attended school in Goree, Draw and she graduated from Tahoka High School in 1945. Mrs. Turner attended Draughns Business College in Lubbock were she received her associate degree in 1947. Radene married Dick Turner in Tahoka on Dec. 23, 1947; he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1993, after 46 years of marriage. She was the bookkeeper for New Home Co-op Gin and the New Home city secretary for many years. Radene was an avid baseball and football fan; she loved playing games, especially dominos and crossword puzzles.

Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Judy Gandy and husband David of New Home; one son, Dickie Turner and wife Gerry of Crowley; three grandchildren, Kauy Wehe and husband Rodney of Keller, Jason Gandy and wife Meghan of Lubbock and Josh Gandy and wife Paige of Acuff; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Thena Clarke of Ruidoso, N.M.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at White Funeral Home in Tahoka.

Celebration of Life Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the New Home Baptist Church in New Home with Rev. Kenneth McClung officiating and Rev. Calvin Gray assisting. Interment will follow in the Nevels Memorial Cemetery in Tahoka.

Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home in Tahoka. Online condolences may be sent to

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homecoming Correction!!!!

On the time for the homecoming meal on Saturday the time should be 11:30 a.m. and NOT 11:00 a.m.
Sorry for the typo, Tammie!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Big Sucess!

The bake sale was a big success...sold out in two hours! We will be using the money to put glass squares in the last two windows of the structures above City Hall. A big thanks to everyone who participated!

Friday, September 5, 2008

In Loving Memory~Nadine Couch

BIG SPRING -- Nadine Couch, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 2, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 4., at Goree Cemetery in Goree. The family received friends Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.She is survived by sons Monty Couch of Odessa and Danny Couch of Andrews; daughters, Shirly Smith of Roswell, N.M., Marylon Montgomery of Big Spring and Pamela Boren of Watauga; and one sister.Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/4/2008

Sharing an email update with the Tx Historical Commission:

April Garner is a Program Development Specialist with the Heritage Tourism Program of Texas Historical Commission. And this is an exerpt of an email that I sent her in response to her "what can we do to help" email.

April, how exciting to hear back from you so soon! I met with the Visioning Committee and Remelle just last night and I realize that things are moving fast around here! Goree doesn’t wanna get left behind in their dust.

We, as a small town of three hundred in Knox County, are partnering with the Knox County Visioning Group, a county wide effort for bettering our part of Texas. Knox County and Judge Travis Floyd are PIONEERS in this endeavor and it is a very well-known effort. Goree has recently created a 501c-3 organization, Going for Greatness in Goree Group, , and this group is partnering with the city government’s brand spankin new 4A/4B corporations (taxes begin in Oct) to rebirth a town. Nature and Historic Tourism are what we are after. Our county wide economic director, Remelle Ferrar, is almost finished with the marketing, maps, etc. for our very own “Adventure Trail” thru Knox County (about to be hot off the presses, saw the final draft yesterday). Goree will fit into this trail, but as things stand right now I need money to get the work started on the ‘city’ side. We have a historic jailhouse, domino hall, and a possible hotel site. We have a building that would be a perfect place for a walk thru historical museum like the one in Hico, Texas. Hunting is hot in our area and so is Miller Creek, a lake right by us. The exterior of our downtown needs awnings, sidewalks and sandblasting of the bricks.

That’s what is going on with the ‘city/county’ side of which I am involved. Now, on the personal side! My husband and I have bought the historic bank building in the downtown area (waiting on the deed). We want to restore it, as close to historic accuracy as possible. The purpose would be for our office space (which is now in our home) and the back portion would be perfect for a hunting lodge with four units. Our business, Trainham Ice & Meat, is in the buildings next door. We have already renovated a small house in Goree for a bed & breakfast and it is up and running. Remelle told me about tax incentives for our project. I’ve studied these incentives over the internet and it seems like our project qualifies. Before work begins, I am under the impression that I need to have this property and the others for the city well on the way of getting on the Natl. Registry.

Thank you for your help and guidance in our endeavors.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

In Loving Memory~Sammy Kelley

Sammy H. Kelley, age 73 of Garland, TX, passed away August 31, 2008. He was born June 24, 1935, in Throckmorton County, TX, to William Henry & Verna Opal (Lewis) Kelley. Mr. Kelley proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a Retired Dallas Fire Fighter and a member of California Lane Church of Christ. Mr. Kelley is survived by his daughters: Karie Loftin & husband Jeff of Rowlett, TX, and Kristan Kelley of Garland, TX; sisters: Colleen Sedwick of North Bend, WA, and Paula Roberts of Latham Springs, TX; brothers: Mike Kelley of Latham Springs, TX, Richard Kelley of Tyler, TX, and David Kelley of Arlington, TX; and granddaughter: Kami Kelley of Garland, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen in 2001; and his parents. Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Friday, September 5, 2008, at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel with Dr. Aubrey Patterson and David Kelley officiating. Inter- ment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Join us for...

Friday~October 10th
· 6:00 pm~Fireman’s Bash ($6.00)
· 7:30 pm~Bingo (To play bring a prize)
· 8:00 pm~Street Dance with The J. Hollis Band

Saturday~October 11th
· 9:00 am~Registration & Continental Breakfast
· Visitation~ Goree Wildcats
· 11:30 am~Lunch by Stanley’s BBQ ($8.50)
· 2:00 pm~Master of Ceremonies, Jack Hampton

Jan Roberts~Class of ‘65
Connie Bingham~Class of ‘55
Carl Harris~Class of ‘71

· 5:00 pm~Sack Supper ($5.00)
Going for Greatness in Goree Group
· Visitation by class~Locations TBA
· 8:00 pm~Rhineland Dance with Mad Martin

Sunday~October 12th
· 10:30 am~Worship at FBC with guest speaker:

John Wayne Harris
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~Well, Come On Home~