Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says compulsory school attendance is now 100 years old in Texas. It began in August of 2016, requiring children eight to 14 years old be in school at least 60 days per year.
Blacklands Cafe. Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says she's trying her hand at historical fiction. She has studied the mysterious murder of a teenage Paris girl more than 100 years ago. It's a case that still has many loose ends, and so she is writing a fictional version of the story, based on the facts that are known about the case and about life in Northeast Texas in those days.
Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says in the early days of Greenville and Hunt County, Independence Day was celebrated with a big barbecue. But after the Civil War, the Fourth of July was not observed for many years until 1898, following the end of the Spanish-American War.