Carthage http://redriverradio.org en Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends http://redriverradio.org/post/carthage-expands-museum-showcasing-texas-country-music-legends <p>Carthage, Texas, plans to nearly double the size of its Texas Country Music Hall of Fame that opened in 1998. Groundbreaking for the $1.1 million expansion is set for Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Tommie Ritter Smith runs the museum and is president of Carthage's chamber of commerce. She says it’s been a challenge to display memorabilia from all 50 current inductees.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:30:15 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41566 at http://redriverradio.org Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends Panola College in Carthage, Texas, ramps up GED testing http://redriverradio.org/post/panola-college-carthage-texas-ramps-ged-testing <p>Officials at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, urge hundreds of students to finish their high school equivalency test and buckle down this summer to prepare for it. The GED has been overhauled. The changeover to the new test will occur in January. Students who haven’t passed all portions of the current GED by then will have to start over again.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:55 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 29469 at http://redriverradio.org Panola College in Carthage, Texas, ramps up GED testing Carthage, Texas, landman works doggedly to be debt free http://redriverradio.org/post/carthage-texas-landman-works-doggedly-be-debt-free <p>A 26-year-old independent petroleum landman in Carthage, Texas, has held 17 jobs in his life. LSU alumnus James Carroll was recently featured in a CNNMoney article about job-hunting millennials. It profiled 20-somethings from across the country who’ve held numerous jobs over relatively short periods in search of the ideal job. Carroll thinks he’s found his calling as a landman.</p><p></p><p>“I really enjoy it. It’s really challenging and dynamic. Every situation is different. We’re reviewing titles and deeds and determining ownership," Carroll said.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:38:45 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 26239 at http://redriverradio.org Carthage, Texas, landman works doggedly to be debt free Carthage, Texas, man overhauls forgotten cemeteries http://redriverradio.org/post/carthage-texas-man-overhauls-forgotten-cemeteries <p>E.J. Adams of Carthage, Texas,&nbsp;spends his days cleaning up forgotten cemeteries. He uses an age-old technique to locate unmarked graves. Dowsing rods guide him as he slowly treads through the cemeteries. He began cemetery cleanup work in 2005. That’s when he restored his family’s cemetery, and he couldn’t stop at just one. Today, his process is streamlined and comprehensive.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:05:34 +0000 Chris Keating & Kate Archer Kent 21837 at http://redriverradio.org Carthage, Texas, man overhauls forgotten cemeteries New Texas state historian hails from Carthage http://redriverradio.org/post/new-texas-state-historian-hails-carthage <p>Retired Panola College history instructor Bill O'Neal will serve a two-year term. He was sworn in this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. O'Neal will crisscross the state attending historical meetings and speaking to groups as the state historian. He calls it a "dream job." Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:38:45 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 16162 at http://redriverradio.org New Texas state historian hails from Carthage