Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville says newcomers and long-time citizens alike will find plenty of Christmas activities this weekend in Greenville, including the annual Christmas Parade tonight at 7, a Jazzy Classic Christmas at the Central Christian Church in downtown Greenville at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Park Street Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday from 3-7 p.m.
One of the candidates seeking the justice of the peace position in Quinlan has been disqualified.
The results of filing for Hunt County offices in the Democratic and Republican party primaries resulted in multiple contested races among the GOP candidates. Only two Democrats, both incumbents, chose to run this time around and both drew no opposition.
John Podesta, a noted environmentalist who just joined President Obama’s White House advisory team, will not be part of the decision-making process regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline, according to a spokesman.
For the Keystone XL pipeline project to go through as planned, the executive branch must approve the northern leg, because it crosses an international boundary. The southern leg of the Keystone XL, which passes through Northeast Texas, has just been completed and does not require presidential approval to be operative.
Congress won’t pass a farm bill before early next year.
That was the message from Washington Tuesday, when the principal farm bill players emerged from negotiations and announced they won’t have a full bill ready before the House adjourns for the year on Friday.
The Christmas spirit is likely to be strongly felt in downtown Greenville this weekend.
The second annual “Spirit of Giving” event is being presented by the Greenville Lions Club, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market downtown.
The Spirit of Giving is designed not as a charity event, but as a community Christmas party. And everything is free.
During the event the Farmers Market will be transformed into a group of “stations” where volunteers will give away everything from toys and canned goods to coats, shoes, blankets, cookies, concessions and more.
The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to grant a tax abatement and establish a tax reinvestment zone for International Grains and Cereal LLC.
A company is wanting to commence operations inside the former Lance plant at 6902 State Highway 66 in Greenville.
International Grains and Cereal intends to initiate manufacturing operations in the facility, which had most recently been occupied by Fritz Industries, which in turn is opening a manufacturing and office facility in the former Newell-Rubbermaid plant.