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.
Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Bras for the Cause has adopted "B4TC Ya'll" as the theme for the event on October 13. Those who attend will be invited to dress in Texas and Western style. The event, in which artfully decorated bras compete for votes, raises money to support cancer patients in Hunt County. Pud also discusses plans for Greenville Independence Day fireworks show, the "Bottlerockets Bash," Friday night, July 1, and the
Mark Farner, lead singer and lead guitarist of the iconic 1970s rock band Grand Funk Railroad, plays a solo show Saturday night (June 11) at the Texan Theater in downtown Greenville. In this extended interview, we talk about Farner's days with Grand Funk, his writing of Grand Funk's signature hit, "I'm Your Captain," the legendary 1971 concert at New York's Shea Stadium, his strong Christian faith and his concern over the state of the media culture today.