It is Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 … the first day of the 83rd Texas Legislative Session.
Not a whole lot expected to happen today other than lawmakers taking the oath of office and some paperwork.
Later today, we will have a story about a bill filed by State Rep. Jim Pitts regarding the use of cellphones while driving around schools.
Today also marks the first meeting of Henderson County Commissioners’ Court.
I went by there this morning but, as one official said, the agenda was “long and laborious” so I didn’t stay. I did get an interview with the County Judge and couple of the commissioners regarding their take on the upcoming Legislative Session. That story will be posted later today or early tomorrow.
Now that we’ve got THAT out of the way, we can move on to the important news. Local high school sports returns in full swing tonight.
- Athens has both boys and girls basketball and a boys soccer scrimmage, all on the road.
- Malakoff has both boys and girls basketball playing in Red Oak.
- In Cross Roads, the girls will host Kerens (UPDATE: Kerens is currently ranked No. 7 in the state), and the boys will be at Trinidad.
- Up in Mabank, the girls will be on the road at Canton, and the boys will be home against Kaufman.
It is also registration day at Trinity Valley Community College. This is from the TVCC Facebook Page.
It’s registration day at The Valley! Welcome new students and those of you coming back for another semester. It’s going to be great to see all of you on campus today. If you have any questions you need answered, please remember you can ask them here and we’ll do our best to help you out. Here’s a link to the schedule finder if you’re needing your registration time. Just type in Spring 2013 and it will bring up the info. Have a wonderful day Valley family!
One of the important area Facebook pages is the one for Athens ISD.
Here is my favorite photo posted over there this week.
Ending on a down note today. It has been announced that My Favorite Things in Malakoff will be closing. I cannot tell you how sad this makes me. Jessica Crye and her mother have been a wonderful addition to the Malakoff downtown and their absence will surely be felt.
We’ll miss you.