Pud Kearns, a leader of the women's cancer fund raising event Bras for the Cause, says this is the organization's 10th anniversary. The event, with the theme "Bras Rock," takes place starting at 6 p.m. Thursday night (Oct. 11). Money is raised from votes for the most popular artistically and humorously decorated bras.
Herald-Banner editor Kristal Kuykendall says Greenville voters will decide the fate of a "tax swap" plan proposed by the Greenville ISD on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the deadline for voter registration is today (Oct. 9). The tax swap plan is designed to bring in more revenue from the state, and would allow property taxes to be lowered by about $10 per year. But Kristal says the Herald-Banner has found that the school board could raise taxes again without voter approval if it decided more revenue was needed.
Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says, despite the incessant rain on the weekend of September 21-22, many activites of the annual Bois D'Arc Bash went on as planned, and some vendors even made more money this year than last year, and plan to return again.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the fourth version of "A Star Is Born," starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in her first movie role, stands up to the three previous versions of the story made in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s. And Alice says "The Old Man and the Gun," is a fitting last movie role for its star, Robert Redford, who says he's retiring from acting.
Byron Taylor, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, says the Governmental Affairs Committee of the chamber has started early in making plans and recommendations for the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature. They've already met with State Sen. Bob Hall, will meet soon with State Rep. Dan Flynn, and will meet with their election challengers. Then, they'll go to Austin for a two-night visit Feb. 25-27 to meet with legislators and others. In the past, they've been content with a one-night visit.