Republican candidates for Pct. 1 commissioner seat Scotty Thomas and Ken Hayes.
Story No. 1 – Primary election continues: Early voting for the Texas primary runoff elections begins Monday.
Why it is important: Locally, the runoff will select the Republican candidate for Pct. 1 commissioner between Scotty Thomas and Ken Hayes, and will determine the constable in Chandler.
Learn more: The Malakoff News has the story.
Story No. 2 – Filing for local school boards: While the runoff election has whatever attention it can get from voters, another election is on the horizon in November: local school boards. NOT Athens ISD, however. AISD would have held its election in May if it had a contested race – which it didn’t.
Why it is important: When you get right down to it, the school districts employee the most people and spend the most money. Selecting the people to guide those entities seems pretty important.
Learn more: No real story in the newspapers here … but check out what’s happening in your district by going asking administration (Malakoff, Trinidad and Cross Roads ISDs all have board members with expiring terms).
Story No. 3 – Watch for scams: County Attorney Clint Davis issued a press release recently saying that scams were on the rise. He lists several specific scams hitting the area.
Why it is important: Forewarned is forearmed.
Learn more: All the local papers carried the story, but here it is in the Review.
Story No. 4 – Million dollar rainfall: Rick Hirsch told Kiwanis Club members that drought-killing rains have Henderson County agriculture looking much better this year.
Why it is important: Agriculture is a $100 million-plus industry in the county.
Learn more: Check it out in the Review.
Story No. 5 – Recovery by the Cross: Pastor Tim Heifner is back in Athens now that his Recovery by the Cross outreach has found a new home.
Why it is important: Recovery by the Cross reaches places the more mainstream outreach efforts miss.
Learn more: Michael Hannigan has a story in The Athens News (remember to scroll to the end of the file).