The Paul Matthews Exchange Building in downtown Greenville is for sale. The seven-story building is owned by the city of Greenville. The editor of the Herald-Banner, Caleb Slinkard, expects a decision on selling the building to be made very soon. This week, the Herald-Banner reported that one of the two bids on the building had been withdrawn, leaving one bid at $3.3 million. Also, discussed the recent sale of the abandoned former C.B.'s Hamburgers and Wilhite Candy buildings at Wesley and O'Neal Streets.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses Greenville's history of "opera houses." The best known was the King Opera House, part of which still stands within the Texan Theater, which is being extensively renovated and will reopen this fall.
Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville recently returned from a visit to a friend in Australia. She happened to arrive on ANZAC Day, celebrating the veterans of Australia and New Zealand. Pud says we could take lessons from the Aussies on how to throw a parade and honor vets. And the Greenville Farmers Market is back, Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.