HOUSTON – The tennis courts at Joe Brigance Park in Houston are overdue for an upgrade and are being resurfaced. The Houston Tennis Association, in partnership with the City of Houston, have negotiated a deal to resurface the courts with the assistance of grant funding. Mike Blissard of the HTA said the group found a [...]
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HOUSTON – More than two-dozen people packed the board room at City Hall to hear the pros and cons of downtown Houston being listed on the National Historic Register. Bill Gatlin, of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, said there is a lot of mis-information about being named to the National Historic Register and [...]
HOUSTON – Up to 80 percent of the new jobs created in any community come from existing industry and the city is selling industrial park property to help a local business expand. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to sell 12-acres in the industrial park on Robinson Road west of town to Quality [...]
HOUSTON – The recent spell of warmer, sunny weather has prompted a number of local contractors to hammer, pour concrete and twist pipe. While part of the increase can be seen as businesses back on the job after the holiday break, some of it may be an indication of homeowners beginning to plan and seek [...]
HOUSTON – The board of aldermen are pursuing economic development with a baseball bat. The Houston Board of Aldermen have given the OK for Parks and Recreation Director John Gravat to submit bids for up to four Dizzy Dean youth baseball tournaments this summer for Houston. The city bid on two tournaments last year and [...]
HOUSTON — Drilling crews were busy in downtown Houston last week but they weren’t drilling for oil, gas or even water. A rig was erected on Monroe Street Wednesday to drill down 260 feet and install a cathode that will protect a large natural gas line in the area from corrosion. “As soon as we [...]
HOUSTON – Smaller can be better and in the case of a new fire truck for Houston, it will be much more reliable. The Houston Fire Department took delivery of a new mini-pump Friday with the vehicle replacing the city’s 1988 Dodge brush-truck immediately. “The old truck served a lot of years, but it got [...]
HOUSTON/ HOULKA – Children and youth will soon have an opportunity to join in an annual spring activity as baseball and softball registration in Houston is currently open and Houlka’s will open Feb. 2. Houston Park and Rec Director, John Gravat, said parents can sign up children Monday through Friday at Houston City Hall and [...]
HOUSTON – William E. “Billy” Bowles built a lot of bridges between different factions in the Mississippi Legislature. And with that in mind local government officials are seeking to have the Highway 15 overpass bridge at Highway 8 named in memory and honor of Bowles. Houston Aldermen passed a resolution last week asking the Mississippi [...]
HOULKA/HOUSTON – Although the calendar still says it’s winter, spring sports are just around the corner and organizers of youth sports in Houston and Houlka are already preparing for baseball and softball season. Houlka and Houston are both opening registration periods for their respective programs with Houston’s open now and Houlka’s set to open the [...]
John Gravat of Houston has been named Dizzy Dean State Director for Mississippi. Gravat has been a long-time officer and organizer of the youth baseball and softball programs in Houston and also serves as Park and Recreation Director for the City of Houston. One of Gravat’s responsibilities will be to keep abreast of ongoing updates [...]
CHICKASAW COUNTY – City fathers will tell your that anyone who runs for city office for the paycheck is doing it for the wrong reason. The post of mayor and aldermen in Woodland and Houlka are considered part-time posts and the amounts those city leaders are paid pale in comparison to the paychecks for similar [...]
HOUSTON – A judge has ruled that Chickasaw County and engineer Edward Springer owe Ausbern Construction for work done on a county road, but how much and exactly who will pay it will be determined in court. A motion for partial summary judgment has been given by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth saying he believes [...]
HOUSTON – Residents of Houston and surrounding counties get used to receiving electricity from Natchez Trace Electric Power Association, but many may not know how far the cooperatives reach is or what their latest improvement projects are. NTEPA General Manager Norma Kilgore, along with System Engineer Shaun Edmondson and Substation Supervisor James Pettit, gave an [...]
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