On second thought, a local man will leave it up to a jury to decide whether he is guilty of multiple charges in connection with two shootings in Greenville last summer.
Royce William Tawater, 27, had been scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct, during a hearing in the 354th District Court.
Tawater instead rejected plea offers from the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office. Tawater is now scheduled for trial Monday on all three counts.
Community Seeds of Lone Oak director Bert Cooper discusses the organization's community garden. Community Seeds defines its mission as to "to operate as a clearing house for area churches, to serve the economically disadvantaged and under served people of our area, with emergency assistance and programs to empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient."
Grammy-Award winning music producer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Brad Davis says "the more the merrier" when it comes to the expected opening of a facility for area musicians in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building, under the flag of the New Orleans-based Tipitina's organization. Brad says he is extremely busy producing music by new artists in his downtown Commerce recording studio. And he says he'll be the host for a new Louisiana Hayride TV and radio program produced in Shreveport.
A local woman has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring a child in Greenville in February of last year.
Tonya Ann Rodriguez, 40, of Greenville, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury on one count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.
During a hearing Tuesday in the 354th District Court Rodriguez entered an open plea of guilty to a lesser included charge of recklessly injuring a child causing serious bodily injury. Judge Richard A. Beacom accepted the plea and scheduled a sentencing hearing before a jury on June 16.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey discusses construction of the new basketball/volleyball floor in the Field House and plans for the new varsity softball facility, which is expected to be ready for play in the fall. Ryan also discusses the possibility of varsity baseball at A&M-Commerce.
TEMPLE — You can get on the state’s November general election ballot with fewer votes than it takes to get on the vestry of many churches. The downside is that the party that can get you that far has never been able to get anyone into statewide office.
The Libertarian Party of Texas nominated its statewide candidates over the weekend, putting up a slate that includes someone for every office at the top of the ballot. They argued along the way, in the way that you argue about politics with people you know — as opposed to the impersonal disagreements between strangers.
Hunt County law enforcement and prosecutors have joined with an animal rescue organization to determine who severely injured a cat last month.
The SPCA of Texas announced Monday that it is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who allegedly burned a cat in the Cochise Village neighborhood of Wills Point on March 11. The cat suffered third degree burns down its back and on its ears, and is currently in the care of a veterinarian.