Honey Grove welcomed a new city clerk and administrative secretary at its council meeting Tuesday and accepted the resignations of Cindi Page and Jaci Garner.

The Honey Grove Davy Crockett fstival included a pancake breakfast, a bike rodeo, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a cake walk and dunking booth, a mutt strut, a new Davy Crockett exhibit for children, a Bikers Against Child Abuse motorcycle display, The River and KOYN Radio live remotes, and a large collection of vendors with food, honey, jewelry and crafts on display.

Honey Grove City Council passed a tax rate of 80 cents per $100 valuation, the same rate as last year. But the overall $2 million budget includes about a $37,000 increase due to property value increases, city secretary Jaci Garner said.

After year-long negotiations between Atmos Energy and its area coalition, Honey Grove could see as much as 3.7% residential and 2.3% commercial rate increases going to affect Oct. 1, said Atmos Energy spokesperson Beth Dattomo. 

HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove’s water conservation and drought contingency plan was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Tuesday, outlining steps for emergency shortages and encouraging residents to be wise with their water.

HONEY GROVE — With the results of the May 4 certified by City Council, Aldermen Thad Weems and Kenny Massey, incumbents in the election, returned to their seats, joined by newly-elected Alderman Sonia Woods.

HONEY GROVE — There are three seats open on the city council, including the unopposed seats of incumbents Thad Weems and Kenny Massey. Sandra Miller and Sonia Woods have filed for the remaining open alderman seat.