Now that the new year is in full swing, local politicians are hitting the campaign trail with full gusto. There are several events planned locally to let voters meet the folks who are running for local offices.

Now that the new year is in full swing, local politicians are hitting the campaign trail with full gusto. There are several events planned locally to let voters meet the folks who are running for local offices.


The Pottsboro Lions Club is hosting a meet the County Judge candidates at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the Pottsboro Lions Club House located next to the Pottsboro Police Office on Fannin Street. The public is invited.


Frank Alvarez, said the event will allow each of people seeking the County Judge’s spot 15 minutes to tell the crowd all about themselves and their goals as County Judge. The candidates will be then stay after the event to talk with people and pose for photographs, Alvarez said.


At Tuesday morning’s Grayson County Commissioner’s meeting Roger Eppler announced two other events. Eppler said the West Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Grayson County Courthouse will be the site of a couple of debates planned for local candidates.


He said the first will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 28 and will feature the candidates offices of the Grayson County Judge, Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2, County Treasurer and Commissioner for Precinct 2.


The next debate will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 11 and will feature the candidates for Grayson County Judge, County Commissioner Precinct 2, Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 and County Treasurer. Eppler said every effort is being made to make sure that their will be different questions each night so people should be sure to attend both debates.