Hemphead, TX-Council members of Hemphead, a small Texas town known for its yearly Watermelon Festival as well as it production of beautiful hand crafted pottery, will gather today at the Main Street Gazebo to hold an long awaited vote on on a new name.
"Despite our reputation as the watermelon capital of Texas, among other contributions to our fine state, many folks simply do not feel comfortable with the town's name," Mayor Michaele Fox explained. "We want a name that better expresses what our town is all about so that potential tourists will be more likely to consider a visit. Now we just need to decide on what that name should be."
Council member Lillie Waller has already made up her mind. "There is a wonderful community of artists here in Hemphead, and we are especially proud of our work in earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain vessels." A number of name suggestions were considered by the town council prior to narrowing the field down to two finalists, which are Pothead and Marijuana Falls.