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Tanglefoot seeks to meet its neighbors

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Tanglefoot Trail opened in October 2013 and while other communities along the trail have been quick to capitalize on the new tourism asset, Houston has not seen anything built to enhance the Trail. Officials with the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Carl Small Town Center at […]

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CDF hosts fishing rodeo at Legion Lake

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – More than 136 kids and parents lined the bank at Legion Lake Saturday to try and catch 200 catfish put in the water with more than 190 reeled from the lake by excited kids. The Second Annual Chickasaw Development Foundation/Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks fishing rodeo […]

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HELP WANTED: Mentors, volunteers sought for COPES

Special to the Chickasaw Journal COPES has been a part of the community in Chickasaw County for years and has repeatedly helped youth and families who have fallen on hard times or between the cracks of traditional human service program. And COPES is always looking for volunteers or those with resources – financial, educational or […]

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Houston tourism tax vote set for Aug. 11

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – City taxpayers will decide Aug. 11 if Houston will levy a tax to market the town to the world. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted 4-0 at their May 5 meeting to set the election that will require businesses to collect a 1 percent tax on prepared food […]

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Houston honors best and brightest

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation gave out a new award and honored an old friend at their annual awards banquet Thursday night. The Houston Solar Car team was handed CDF’s first Great Achievement Award for a 13-year history of winning and media patriarch Robin Mathis was honored with the Spirit of Chickasaw County Award […]

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Governor signs tourism tax bill

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Governor Phil Bryant has signed legislation that will see Houston residents vote on a proposed tourism tax. The measure now heads back to the Houston Board of Aldermen to set a date for taxpayers to go to the poll and vote on a 1-percent tax on motel room […]

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Houston names projects

HOUSTON – A three day event has Houston saying it wants signage, a park and a chance to link the Tanglefoot Trail to more places around town. The community gathered at the Civic Center in Joe Brigance Park Sunday, Feb. 15 to draw the community together and ponder the development of tourism in Houston. That […]

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CDF to host Community Blitz

HOUSTON – It will be a lot of fun, but there will be some work too, as Houston hosts a Community Blitz Sunday and two days next week to gather input on developing the trailhead of the Tanglefoot Trail. The fun starts at noon Sunday with a bike parade from Pinson Square to the Tanglefoot […]

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Pulling it all together

HOUSTON – The amenities that bring people to any given town are many and developing an organized plan to capitalize on local assets needs to involve everyone. The Chickasaw Development Foundation recently held its first meeting with state and federal officials as it tries to get a grasp on developing downtown, marketing the Tanglefoot Trail […]

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BOO Bash

Expect to encounter a witch or two in downtown Houston Friday as the Chickasaw Development Foundation and Houston Business Group will once again host BOO Bash. Businesses in Houston will start treating kids in costumes with candy beginning 5 p.m. and the celebration will last until about 6:30 or until the candy runs out. Downtown […]

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Houston Main St. tailgate party

The community will gather on The Square in downtown Houston at 6 p.m. Thursday to celebrate homecoming with Houston High School. Downtown merchants are asked to decorate their window for Friday’s football game with Koscuisko or with their favorite college team colors. Homecoming maids, sports teams, cheerleaders, band members and the Solar Race team will […]

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City, CDF discuss Tanglefoot trailhead

HOUSTON – The Tanglefoot Trail opened in October last year and while other communities along the trail have been quick to capitalize on the new tourism asset, Houston has not seen anything built to enhance the Trail. Joyce East, Executive Director of the Chickasaw Development Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Tanglefoot Trail Board of […]

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Combining resources for growth

HOUSTON – In keeping with the Fourth of July holiday, members of the Houston Business Group (HBG) were treated to hot dogs, chips and drinks in a festive red, white and blue sidewalk setting at State Farm Insurance July 2. The Business Group held an informal discussion about what resources are available to merchants and […]

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Homecoming is downtown Saturday

HOUSTON – The community’s giant Independence Day celebration is this weekend and you are invited to come and bring the family. Houston Homecoming is Saturday, June 28 on the Square in downtown Houston and a wide variety of musical talent has been lined up to entertain the crowd. “We’ve got four good groups this year […]

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