The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation has announced George Prescott Bush, grandson of George H. Bush and nephew of George W. Bush and son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, has agreed to play in its May 6 golf tournament.
Bush is a decorated Navy veteran with a tour of duty in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. According to the foundation, Bush is acutely aware of the needs of veterans, the serving military and their families. Bush is about to take a swing at Texas politics, as he has thrown his hat in the ring to run for land commissioner.
Additionally, he is a Fort Worth attorney whose mother, Columba Bush, is originally from Mexico. According to the Wall Street Journal and other national media outlets, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics.
He has asked CCVF to auction the three remaining spots on his golf team to the highest bidder. A player can register their team at www.ccveteransfoundation.org or call Gayle Robinson 903-451-5054.
The golf tournament which includes a lunch, is being held in conjunction with Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake, which will be held on July 6 at Pinnacle Golf and Boat Club. CCVF will be honor local veterans Corporal Terry Massey, USMC, who spent 36 days on Iwo Jima. Master Chief Petty Officer Garrett O. Smith, USN and Lt. James D. Ragsdale, USN before the tournament starts.
Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake is the only air show held over water in the Henderson County area. The show can been seen from a boat on the lake or the banks of the Pinnacle Club, which offers reserved seating.
CCVF raises money to benefit the Navy and Marine Relief Society, the Dallas Fisher House and Hope for the Warriors.
Prescott set for veterans golf tournament
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GBC official asked to resign
Gun Barrel City resident Carroll Strickland asked Councilman Marty Goss “to do the right thing and resign.”
Strickland spoke to the GBC council during the citizen's comment portion of the Tuesday evening’s council meeting. Strickland accused Goss of trying to take over the GBC Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
In a prepared statement, Strickland said, “Marty is doing harm to the city's reputation. I am asking the mayor and the city council to do something about the situation.”
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On May 13, following an investigation initiated in January by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators, Uleyses Roberts, 45, and Dijon Howard, 25, were arrested by a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The men were charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Unemployment jumps up in HC
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Coaches speak to Kiwanis Club
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The annual Back-to-School Bash is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Athens High School gym during the family fun day.
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Grace House includes a kitchen and a classroom equipped with computers for training and practice, as well as dorm-type rooms for the residents.
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