The countdown is on and tickets are still available for the Empire-Tribune’s Best of Erath Awards gala, which is just one week away.

“We’ve been working with Cody Johnson at Twisted J Live and it’s going to be a fantastic night honoring the best of the best in Erath County,” said E-T Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge. "If you have not yet been to see this new venue, you are in for a treat. The lights, sound system, everything is just spectacular."

The night will begin with a red carpet walk and cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Twisted J Live, followed by dinner catered by Greer’s Ranch Cafe, live music by Cottonwood Crows and Courtney Patton and an awards ceremony.

The first, second and third place winners of each category will be announced at the gala and the E-T will publish a magazine in July with photos from the big night.

To purchase tickets or a VIP table, visit the E-T's office located at 702 E. South Loop or call Melissa Horton at 325-998-2056.

Tickets must be purchase by 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.