Early voting under way
Early voting began Monday and continues through May 5.
Cleburne residents will vote for a city council race, a local option election and Cleburne ISD races.
The sole polling location for early voting is at the Johnson County Elections Office in the Johnson County Courthouse at 2 N. Main St. in Cleburne.
Monday’s hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as are the hours for May 5. Voting hours on all other days are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the sole contested city council race, Craig Robert Nunn is competing against Gayle White for the Single Member District 2 seat.
In the option election, Cleburne residents will vote on a proposal to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption. They will also vote on a measure that would allow the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants with both food and beverage certificates.
For information, visit www.johnsoncountyelections.com.
— Matt Smith
Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Health Forum to be held today
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne invites all to the Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Health Forum today.
The free event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Cleburne Bible Church, which is located at 930 N. Nolan River Road in Cleburne. A free lunch will be provided.
Kathy LaTour, a breast cancer survivor and author of “The Breast Cancer Companion” will speak at the event. LaTour also is editor-at-large for CURE magazine and will present her one-woman show, “One Mutant Cell.”
“We are thrilled to bring Kathy LaTour as a speaker this year’s Pink Bag lunch & Women’s Health Forum,” said Sundi Forsythe, Black & White Gala community outreach coordinator. “This event is a great opportunity for women to gather and take time to have fun with friends and gather information that can be crucial to their health.”
The Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Health Forum event is funded by the Black & White Gala and Friends of Texas Health Cleburne. The annual event began in 2000. Typically between 300 and 400 women attend. Health education materials and information on Black & White Gala sponsored programs, such as “Mammograms are a Must!,” “Shots for Tots,” and “Know Your PSA,” are available at the event.
“We appreciate all the work that the Black & White Gala and Friends of Texas Health Cleburne do to help us fulfill our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve,” said Blake Kretz, hospital president. “The event promises to be a fun and informative event.”
— Special to the Times-Review
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Updated: Victims in Burleson-Retta Road wreck identified
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office officials released the names of the four people killed late Saturday night in a four-car crash on Burleson-Retta Road.
Burleson youth minister one of 4 killed in wreck
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Carnegie to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
With a cast of nearly 50 and a production staff of nearly 20, Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players are working feverishly in preparation for the June 28 opening of “Fiddler On The Roof.” The musical is taken from the book “Tevye and His Daughters,” written by Sholem Aleichem, and tells the story of a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia in 1905.
4 killed, 9 injured in wreck near Burleson
Four people were killed and nine others injured, two critically, in an accident east of Spinks Airport late Saturday night.
STAAR scores vary across county school districts
The Texas Education Agency this week released State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness end-of-course passing rates, showing scores to be stable during the second year of the new testing system.
Residents weigh in on comp plan
Officials with Mosaic Planning and Development Services held the second of several planned town halls Thursday night at the Cleburne Conference Center to address Cleburne’s comprehensive plan study.
Good ol' Dad
According to History.com, the first event honoring fathers took place in July 1908 at a West Virginia church in honor of 362 men who died in the previous year’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines.
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Keeton promises laughs at rodeo
Rodeo clown and barrel man Cameron Keeton, 48, has returned to Cleburne for more laughs and fun during the annual Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo, which ends Saturday with a dance featuring The Steve Helms Band. The rodeo queen is also crowned during the grand finale.
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