Bois d'Arc Kingdom founded in northea...

Bois d'Arc Kingdom founded in northeast Texas

There are 19 comments on the North Texas e-News story from Mar 29, 2011, titled Bois d'Arc Kingdom founded in northeast Texas. In it, North Texas e-News reports that:

In recognition of the regional impact of the bois d'arc tree and its potential as a tourist magnet, the Bois d'Arc Kingdom was founded in March when invitations were sent to thirteen northeast Texas county judges inviting them to enroll their counties as members of the new domain.

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Simon Says

Greenville, TX

#1 Mar 29, 2011
This is considered "news?" It is the silliest thing I ever heard of...we have nothing better to offer than horse apples? Hopefully, this will go back to the drawing board!
Anonymous

Texarkana, TX

#2 Mar 29, 2011
I suggest you become a news reporter and get the dirt on everything.
Local Dude

United States

#3 Mar 29, 2011
All it is, is a press release, part of the promotions involved with the annual Bois d'Arc Bash later this year. North Texas e-News is a clearing house for press releases, some news and some public relations. Which isn't to say something like this won't be appearing in the Commerce paper, because the folks in Commerce are VERY proud of the Bois d'Arc.
Just take it for what it is. Just like there are towns who sponsor Fire Ant or Crawfish Festivals, Commerce chose to celebrate the Bois d'Arc. So, what's the problem?
Positive in Fannin

Greenville, TX

#4 Mar 29, 2011
How long till McQueen and Kepley uncover the REAL story behind the Bois d' arc Kingdom, which is the use of horseapples to raise taxes and promote a masonic takeover of the Vatican?
James

Greenville, TX

#5 Mar 29, 2011
These horseapples are a sticky situation.
Local Dude

United States

#6 Mar 29, 2011
They are good for softball batting practice ... if you don't have a softball.
Frank

Greenville, TX

#7 Mar 29, 2011
Yeah, at least the North Texas e-news gives us some news. More than you can get at Commerce or Greenville newspapers. (eight pages and mostly Dear Abby or horoscopes or crap).
Sally

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2011
I moved to Fannin County from Fort Worth and I found North Texas e-News a great source to have around when you are looking to move to that area. When my family is off on vacation somewhere, I have many times clicked onto N. Tx enews to read any news from this area. When the elections were going on we were on a cruise ship and I was able to find out the results before we got back home, which I appreciated being able to do. I think it was started in 2001 or 2002 and has grown into a TRUSTED news site and read by many people. We should be more appreciative to the good sources.
wondering

Greenville, TX

#9 Mar 30, 2011
The North Texas E News and the Journal are the only two papers that print anything resembling the facts or the truth. I dont' even like to trade with anyone that advertises with the other rag.
Sally

United States

#10 Mar 31, 2011
I agree, The Leader is falling apart! I usually use the ad links on North Texas e news to get to my banking sites and to find out prices of other business' while I am reading their news. And since I moved from the metroplex I love being able to read about a variety of subjects from all over. My family members who still live in the DFW area also click onto n tx enews to see what is happening where I live and they love to visit, they have come to our festivals, car shows and fair. My mother even got a massage from Hope Spa while she was here after reading their ad on enews. I think all paper newspapers are going to be a way of the past.
Tom

Texarkana, TX

#11 Apr 6, 2011
I so glad that the e-News has not stooped to the level of the other rags in print. Allen keeps his site clean and unbiased. As far as the Bois d'Arc story....it's history, and a great way to get the word out about the trees. Let's throw a party and have some fun.
Local Dude

United States

#12 Apr 6, 2011
Nothing against the E-news, but I just looked on their web site and noted maybe a dozen stories regarding Greenville since late February. The Greenville paper has at least that many local stories every day. There were five local stories on the front page today alone, as well as on the web site.
People may want to say they get their news from television, Facebook or whatever, but there is no other source anywhere in Hunt County that delivers more news ABOUT Hunt County than the Herald-Banner. For every story regarding Greenville or Hunt County people may see — one time — on a Dallas television station, there are a hundred in the newspaper.
Frank

Greenville, TX

#13 Apr 7, 2011
How about a story on how many illegal aliens are in Greenville/Hunt County? Who knows? Judge Horn? Sheriff Meeks? The City? Does FISH give them free food? Are they putting demands on our emergency rooms? What are we doing to crack down on them?
Greenville guy

Lavon, TX

#14 Apr 7, 2011
Frank does not sound like a pleasant person.
Local Dude

United States

#15 Apr 7, 2011
Actually Frank raises a good idea for doing a story. I did one a few years back and the major problem back then was, if I recall correctly, being an illegal alien was not an offense the locals had the authority to address, as it was a federal violation not directly considered breaking the law in Texas. The locals were authorized, if the individual they encountered was found to be breaking a state law for drug possession or other crime, to hold them in custody and wait for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to come, pick them up and deport them, but only if ICE requested a hold on them. The problems the locals were having was that (a) ICE took a long time to decide whether they wanted to hold them and (b) even if they were authorized to round them all up, they would have no place to put them until such time as ICE had the time and manpower to come and get them.
Things may have changed during the interim and I'll see about doing a follow-up.
In the meantime, when an illegal alien is alleged to have committed a major offense and is arrested for it, we make a note of that in the story. Francisco Davila-Rodriguez, who allegedly engaged in a shootout with the Greenville Police Department last summer, is one example.
Of course, we have a LOT more United States citizens breaking the law as well, as evidenced by all the stories I've written during the past few weeks about the three murders since Christmas and the local identity theft ring which was alleged to have victimized some four dozen victims, the indictments issued in the case of the two men who were alleged to have sold shares in a fake power plant in Hunt County and so on.
Oh, and Frank, regarding the (Dear Abby or horoscopes or crap), those are some of the most popular features in the paper every day. You can't imagine how many calls we get on the rare occasions when we print the wrong crossword puzzle, for example.
Cynical

Caddo Mills, TX

#16 Apr 8, 2011
Local Dude wrote:
Actually Frank raises a good idea for doing a story. I did one a few years back and the major problem back then was, if I recall correctly, being an illegal alien was not an offense the locals had the authority to address, as it was a federal violation not directly considered breaking the law in Texas. The locals were authorized, if the individual they encountered was found to be breaking a state law for drug possession or other crime, to hold them in custody and wait for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to come, pick them up and deport them, but only if ICE requested a hold on them. The problems the locals were having was that (a) ICE took a long time to decide whether they wanted to hold them and (b) even if they were authorized to round them all up, they would have no place to put them until such time as ICE had the time and manpower to come and get them.
Things may have changed during the interim and I'll see about doing a follow-up.
In the meantime, when an illegal alien is alleged to have committed a major offense and is arrested for it, we make a note of that in the story. Francisco Davila-Rodriguez, who allegedly engaged in a shootout with the Greenville Police Department last summer, is one example.
Of course, we have a LOT more United States citizens breaking the law as well, as evidenced by all the stories I've written during the past few weeks about the three murders since Christmas and the local identity theft ring which was alleged to have victimized some four dozen victims, the indictments issued in the case of the two men who were alleged to have sold shares in a fake power plant in Hunt County and so on.
Oh, and Frank, regarding the (Dear Abby or horoscopes or crap), those are some of the most popular features in the paper every day. You can't imagine how many calls we get on the rare occasions when we print the wrong crossword puzzle, for example.
I think it would also be interesting if you would include information in the proposed story on current immigration laws, and the various "quotas" allowed per county, along with information on Non-Hispanic illegals, and the invasion of middle easterners who are being allowed to legally buy our county.
Local Dude

United States

#17 Apr 8, 2011
Cynical, yes it would be wonderful if we could do something more about federal immigration problems. My point was, there are far more problems being dealt with locally, with crimes being committed by local residents who are American citizens, to worry about.
Don

Tyler, TX

#18 Apr 12, 2011
The Comics cover the cost of the paper and even though they don't claim to be true they often are more honest and to the point than the "Real News".
ClickyStick
#19 Apr 25, 2011
I hold a provisional patent for a musical instrument made from Bois d'Arc. I salute Allen, Fred, Bois d'Arc Kingdom, and NTXe-News.
Everything has a place in life; give Bois d'Arc its'.

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