Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville says among the many Thanksgiving weekend events in Greenville and Hunt County will be "Small-Business Saturday" (November 28) when holiday shoppers are urged to patronize their homesown small businesses. The Uptown Forum in downtown Greenville has a full schedule of events scheduled for the day. Among many other events, the Cla
Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says Texas had two official Thanksgivings from 1941 to 1957. President Lincoln set the last Thursday of November as the official Thanksgiving Day in 1863. President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation changing the official holiday as the fourth Thursday of November in 1941, in a move designed to expand the Christmas shopping season.
With the 57th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination having passed on Sunday (Nov. 22), Rick Parent of Commerce relates how he happened to acquire a vintage Mannlicher Carcano rifle, the weapon Lee Harvey Oswlad allegedly used to kill President Kennedy.
Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council this week passed a tax incentive plan that should be the final action necessary to bring the Chinese company Huaru to Commerce. Huaru will manufacture plastic pipe in the old Zurn building on Highway 11, on the east side of the city. The tax incentive plan will extend over 10 years, the mayor says.