Story No. 1 – TVCC Lady Cardinals in National Tournament: After taking care of business in the Regional Tournament held in Tyler last week, the TVCC Lady Cardinals are taking their No. 1 ranking to the National Tournament in Salina, Kansas.
Why it is important: The Lady Cardinals are looking to take care of unfinished business; TVCC was the national runner-up last year.
Learn more: Jayson Larson was at media day Thursday.
Story No. 2 – Primary filing wrapped up: After waiting and waiting … and waiting, the ballots for the Republican and Democratic primaries are set. Voters will go to the polls May 29.
Why it is important: They say you can’t tell the players without a scorecard … well, the ballot is your scorecard.
Learn more: Both the Athens and the Malakoff papers have updates.
Story No. 3 – Voting box problems: There may be an election scheduled, but that doesn’t mean that redistricting isn’t still a pain in the neck. County commissioners this week had to split one voting box, and there is still controversy over another.
Why it is important: You gotta know where to vote in order to exercise your right.
Learn more: Again the two papers, Athens and Malakoff have stories.
Story No. 4 – Patrick Greene saga continues: San Antonio atheist Patrick Greene just won’t go away … but really, who expected he’d still be around like this?
Why it is important: Greene dropped his interest in the Henderson County nativity controversy because he’s going blind, but area Christians are stepping in to help. Not all Christians think that’s the right approach, however.
Learn more: Michael V. Hannigan at The Malakoff News has been tracking this story, and the comments section on the paper’s website has become the playing field for debate among Christians … including occasional appearances by Patrick Greene.
Story No. 5 – Danny Glover in Tyler: You loved him as “the other guy” in the Lethal Weapon movie franchise and wondered how he beat the alien in Predator 2, but did you know that actor Danny Glover was in Tyler last week. Yep, he was the master of ceremonies at the Texas College Legacy Dinner last week at Harvey Convention Center.
Why it is important: How often does someone like Danny Glover come to the area?
Learn more: The Tyler Paper has a story, but it is mostly about the Legacy Dinner. The photo of Glover is pretty good, though.