Hideaway Grassroots America will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Lodge at Hideaway. Dr. Tim Kane, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Texas at Tyler, will speak. Kane's primary areas of interest are taxation, monetary policy and environmental policy. His topic will be "Debt and the Economy: Reality vs. Spin." Everyone is welcome. Any nonresident of Hideaway must be cleared with security by a Hideaway resident at least 24 hours before the meeting.
Smith County Democrats will open their headquarters at 401 E. Front St. from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for candidates to file for March 2014 Democratic Primary Elections. Staff will be available to answer questions and direct potential candidates through the process. For more information, call Democrat headquarters at 903-593-7061.
Political Happenings are compiled by Staff Writer Adam Russell, who can be reached at 903-596-6303 or by email at email@example.com.