Enloe – Vay Gillean isn't just average royalty. She will be crowned Enloe's Miss 4th of July on Saturday, July 2 at the town's parade. However the 4th of July isn't just about honoring Independence Day, many will be celebrating with Vay Gillean on her 97th birthday.
"I feel so blessed. I do what I can and that's all I can do," the very spry Vay Gillean said on her upcoming day.
Greenville – Mayor Quay Throgmorton is now alleging fraud and slander against the City of Commerce as part of a counterclaim recently filed in the ongoing lawsuit between both sides. The Mayor is also asking that a declaratory judgment be granted in his favor.
– The record number of Texas counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 236 as the drought continues.
A Texas Forest Service map Thursday showed southern and northeast parts of the state as the only areas without burn bans. Texas has 254 counties.
Texas in January 2006 had a record 221 counties with outdoor burn bans, but that mark was broken earlier this month during wildfires and lingering dry weather. The Texas Forest Service says nearly 3.3 million acres have burned during the current wildfires season.