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Kissin’ Kuzzins A Little Bit of History

Kissin’ Kuzzins
By Hershel “Dickie” Dixon

(1) Danny Shaddock will present “Growing Up in Wiergate” at about 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas. At 6:30 p.m. Sandra Litton will have the desserts and refreshments out for members and guests to enjoy, and at 7 p.m. Ruth Dusan will hold a short business meeting. The door prize will be “Nameless Towns” by Sitton and Conrad, and a copy of this book will be donated to the Newton County Public Library by one of the members. For more information, contact Ruth Dusan at (409) 379-5694 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(2) Dickie Dixon will present “My Genealogical Journey with Genealogical Tips Along the Way” to the Hardin County Genealogical Society at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 220 West Main Street in Kountze, Texas.. For more information, contact Owen Vaughn at (409) 651-0990 or

(3) Kate Beaver will present “The Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House Project” at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 to the Angelina County Genealogical Society at the Community Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas. For more information contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(4) The Newton County Genealogy Conference will take place on Saturday, February 25 2023 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selection of speakers is in process. The cost is $20 including your meal. For more information contact John Jefferson at (409) 379-2109 or jeff75966@

(5) Dickie Dixon will present “Getting Started in Genealogy” to the Angelina County Retired Teachers Assocation on March 14, 2023 at Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas.

To submit an item to this column email it to by phone to (936) 671-1419 or by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin Texas 75915-1001. For a book review mail a complimentary copy to the address just listed.

About Dr. Sharon Schuetz (258 Articles)
Dr. Sharon Schuetz has a Ph.D. in clinical Christian counseling and has counseled hundreds of families over the past 30 years. In 2013 she and a friend started the website with 26 different authors and millions of visitors until she sold it in 2016. Since 2013 she has worked in her local county, Trinity, Texas in the Republican Party, Republican Women, the Trinity County Patriots, and is the former editor of the local newspaper, The Trinity Standard. She serves as Secretary of the Trinity County Republican Party. Sharon pastors the Sebastopol Community Church in Trinity and she and her late husband, Michael, have three children and ten grandchildren.