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Groundwater Vote Sees Early Turnout :In the ongoing election concerning the Rusk County Groundwater District, early voter turnout has been notably subdued. However, Diana McKey, the election clerk, suggests that this is not particularly surprising given the election's singular focus. As of the close of business on Friday, a total of 111 individuals had exercised their democratic right to vote, either in favor of or against the establishment of a specialized groundwater district. This proposed entity aims to facilitate local governance over water resources for the foreseeable future.

McKey, in a conversation with the Henderson Daily News, posited that a more robust voter turnout might be achieved if there were greater public awareness of the issue at hand. She also noted that the timing of the election—occurring during the summer months when schools are closed and families are away on vacation—could be a contributing factor to the lower turnout. She emphasized that the absence of multiple issues or candidates on the ballot also plays a role in the subdued public engagement.

The window for early voting closes today at 4:45 p.m. Subsequent to this deadline, residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes on Saturday at designated locations. For those residing within the city limits of Henderson, the Rusk County courthouse will serve as the polling station. Meanwhile, county residents will have the option to vote at amalgamated voting centers located in Kilgore, Tatum, or Mount Enterprise.

In Other News

  • Police Report Theft and Vandalism in Mount Enterprise: Items were stolen from a farm in Mount Enterprise, including a four-wheeler, three-wheeler and riding lawnmower.
  • The Rusk County jobless rate is consistent with statewide trends.
  • New construction appears lower but set to take off: Although new construction revenue is lagging in mid-July behind last year’s amount the Henderson community development director says that future investments in construction are already committed and will begin soon, transforming the look and feel of the downtown area.
  • Home and Family: Local woman Barters and Swaps for Design Help
  • Sports: CARTHAGE - In a tough outing that saw Henderson's defense, pitching, and batting game fall short, they took a hard 8-3 loss against Longview National East during Monday's Dixie 13-Year-Old South Zone State Tournament. The defeat was a knockout punch for Henderson, booting them out of the tourney. Longview, on the other hand, came out swinging, racking up an eight-run lead by just the third inning. Talk about setting the pace! They'll be taking that momentum into their next showdown against Trinity. Henderson's squad is down but not out; they're already eyeing next season with a chip on their shoulder and a drive to come back stronger. So, keep an eye out for them—they're planning a major comeback.
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