Hunt County http://ketr.org en Republicans rush to cast early votes http://ketr.org/post/republicans-rush-cast-early-votes <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:38:34 +0000 Brad Kellar 53857 at http://ketr.org Republicans rush to cast early votes Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured http://ketr.org/post/tornadoes-hail-rake-region-four-injured <p>A severe weather system that struck Northeast Texas on the evening of April 3 resulted in several small tornadoes, along with high winds and large hail. Multiple structures were damaged and several injuries were reported throughout the region.</p><p>Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.</p><p>Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:33:37 +0000 Mark Haslett 51666 at http://ketr.org Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured Wylie-Lavon bottleneck might require new highway http://ketr.org/post/wylie-lavon-bottleneck-might-require-new-highway <p>While the prospect of a toll road along the old railroad corridor west of Greenville seems to have been left by the wayside, there’s little question that transportation development in the immediate area is on the way.</p><p>The <a href="http://nctcog.org/trans/corridor/blacklands.asp">North Central Texas Regional Council of Governments Transportation Division </a>isn’t publishing final recommendations until the end of 2014, but one-third of the way into its yearlong study of the Blacklands Corridor, some likely recommendations are becoming apparent.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:29:54 +0000 Mark Haslett 51027 at http://ketr.org Wylie-Lavon bottleneck might require new highway Weird, cryptic Facebook page puzzles users http://ketr.org/post/weird-cryptic-facebook-page-puzzles-users <p><strong>UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.:&nbsp;</strong>As of around 3 p.m. this afternoon, the HCPC Facebook page had vanished. The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department confirmed that the page and the post were unrelated to any NCTCOG activity. And so the mystery remains, perhaps to be cleared up at the upcoming public meeting on the Blacklands Corridor in Greenville. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:48:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 50786 at http://ketr.org Weird, cryptic Facebook page puzzles users Suspect in Caddo Mills murder case files writ http://ketr.org/post/suspect-caddo-mills-murder-case-files-writ <p>A suspect charged with murder in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting death in Caddo Mills is seeking the appointment of an attorney to represent him.</p><p>Joshua Madison Newkirk remains in custody in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond in connection with the death of Joshua Edmund Gerber.</p><p>Newkirk, 28, filed a writ from the jail, seeking the appointment of a defense attorney. A hearing on the writ is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the 196th District Court.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:47:53 +0000 Brad Kellar 49654 at http://ketr.org Suspect in Caddo Mills murder case files writ GOP primary: Hunt County ballot http://ketr.org/post/gop-primary-hunt-county-ballot <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Hunt County voters will be casting ballots for congress, state senate, state representative, county judge, 196th district court, district clerk, county court at law No. 1, county clerk, county commissioners in precincts 2 and 4, justices of the peace and constables.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Brad Kellar & Mark Haslett 49373 at http://ketr.org GOP primary: Hunt County ballot This ranch in county a bit too risque http://ketr.org/post/ranch-county-bit-too-risque <p>The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has taken steps to close down a ranch in the county.</p><p>But this operation apparently had nothing to do with horses or cows and it appeared the wearing of a cowboy hats, boots and just about any other form of clothing was completely optional.</p><p>Sheriff Randy Meeks said Tuesday his office was notified about a month ago about “Risque Ranch”, a possibly sexually-oriented business operating in Hunt County.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:37:06 +0000 Brad Kellar 49050 at http://ketr.org This ranch in county a bit too risque Grand jury returns assault indictments http://ketr.org/post/grand-jury-returns-assault-indictments <p>The Hunt County grand jury has returned multiple indictments alleging incidents of aggravated assault.<br /><br />&nbsp;— Timothy James Hobbs, 33, of Wylie, received one indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hobbs was alleged in the indictment to have stabbed a male victim with a knife on Nov. 23, 2012.<br /><br />— Brandon Shane Hooten, 37, of Greenville, received one indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hooten was alleged to have threatened a female victim with a knife on January 9.<br /> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:56:38 +0000 Brad Kellar 48960 at http://ketr.org Grand jury returns assault indictments Robbery shooting suspect eyes bond reduction http://ketr.org/post/robbery-shooting-suspect-eyes-bond-reduction <p>A local man, arrested in connection with last week’s reported robbery/shooting on Broadview Street in Greenville, is seeking a reduction in his almost $1 million in bonds on the charges.</p><p></p><p>At the time of the shooting, Christopher Steven Martin of Greenville was already free on bond on multiple charges in connection with a January 2 incident on Walworth Street. Martin is now facing multiple counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault involving the January 15 shooting.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:05:51 +0000 Brad Kellar 48505 at http://ketr.org Robbery shooting suspect eyes bond reduction Early voting continues this week http://ketr.org/post/early-voting-continues-week <p>Early voting continues this week in advance of the Nov. 5 election which will determine the fate of more the 12 million dollars in bonds.</p><p>Voters can cast ballots in Greenville, Commerce or Quinlan for the bond election over a state-wide election on amending the Texas Constitution.</p><p>Voters who live in certain areas of Hunt County may also be able to participate, with elections also being held&nbsp; in Josephine and Cumby.</p><p>Voters need to make sure to have legal ID with them when casting ballots.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:43:21 +0000 Brad Kellar 44804 at http://ketr.org Early voting continues this week