A Legendary Panola County Tradition Honors Legendary Musicians
One of the busiest weekends on the Panola County calendar is coming up August 11-13. Chamber of Commerce President Tommie Ritter Smith and her staff work all year to prepare for the huge Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Weekend, a three-day extravaganza packed with activities surrounding the induction of new TCMHOF members. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. It is also a year that the staff is experiencing an extra measure of stress regarding the location of the two main events. The new Performance Arts Center at Carthage High School was scheduled to be finished in time to host them, but the venue’s completion date is still uncertain. Fortunately, the community now has access to the Civic Center, where the events will be held if the new venue is unavailable.