Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commissionk, tells the story of J. Riley Green of Wolfe City, known as "the good roads man," who was instrumental in getting paved roads built in Hunt County, including the Jefferson Highway, which stretched from Canada to New Orleans.
Jack Neal, director of the Northeast Texas Trail, and a trail supporter, Hank Pickering, guest on the Blacklands Cafe. Hank is a regular user of the part of the trail that passes through Wolfe City and recently organized a clean-up campaign. He also created the sign seen on this page. The Northeast Texas trail covers about 130 miles from Farmersville to New Boston, following former railroad right-of-ways.
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the UW will be organizing "Walk Across Texas" teams at the Reecy Davis Center, 4320 Lee St. in Greenville, from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays start February 13. The idea of "Walk Across Texas" is that teams combine walk the distance across Texas, 800 miles. Also, Frances says the United Way will lead an effort Saturday, March 4 to renovate the youth baseball and softball fields in Wolfe City.
Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says at Saturday night's game vs. Oakland, the Texas Rangers will present a grant of $5,000 to the United Way for the renovation of the youth baseball and softball park in Wolfe City. This is a separate but related project to the United Way's plans to renovate the city park in Wolfe City on Saturday, October 22.
Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization has obtained grants to help renovate a park in Wolfe City. She says United Way will need as many as 100 volunteers to do the construction work on Saturday, October 22. Frances says this project represents a new, more "hands-on" approach for the Hunt County United Way.
Mayor Barbara Woodruff relates the history of Wolfe City, its economic characteristics, and her hopes for the future of the city. (NOTE, January 2017: We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Mayor Woodruff, a very kind and helpful person.)
Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.