Greenville – A hearing scheduled for Tuesday regarding Hunt County Sheriff Don Anderson's bond has been rescheduled. The hearing was set as Anderson seeks an injunction against the insurance provider that carries his personal bond. The bond is required by state law for Anderson to be in office.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs police have been busy making several drug busts over the weekend. A Mesquite man was busted and charged with possession of between 5 and 50 pounds of marijuana. An Illinois woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine. And a couple from New Braunfels was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Bonham – The City of Bonham has lifted mandatory watering restrictions after rains over the weekend. Bonham had been in Stage 2 of drought contingency since August 4th. Recent rainfall and cooperation from citizens had lowered peak demand on the city's water pumping system, and the system is now readily keeping up with demand.
Hunt County – Hunt County Commissioners plan to reveal the proposed property tax rate for the county today. The Commissioner's Court meets in regular session today and is expected to reveal the proposed property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. That could mean a five-cent tax cut for Hunt County residents.
Hunt County – A Hunt County man that was the subject of a two state manhunt was found dead early yesterday morning in Oklahoma. 56 year old Michael Prock committed suicide after a standoff east of Tulsa. He was wanted in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Delores Prock. She was found shot to death at a residence south of Greenville Wednesday.
Commerce – A reminder that the City of Commerce will be spraying for mosquitoes tomorrow night. Spraying will start at 9pm and go until the entire city is covered. The pesticide is extremely toxic to fish, and fishponds should be covered. There is minimal risk to humans and pets, but direct contact should be avoided.
KETR takes an inside look into all the teams of District 10-3A, with a special look at the Commerce High School Tigers.
It looks to be a tough district this year for all the teams. Large schools to small schools, every team will be fighting to take the District 10-3A championship.
In this series, Sean McEnany takes an Inside Look into the Royse City Bulldogs, the Nevada-Community Braves, the Quinlan-Ford Panthers, the Emory-Rains Wildcats, and the Wills Point Tigers. Kevin Jefferies brings a special three-part look at the Commerce Tigers.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council will have their final city budget work session tonight beginning at 5:30 at the Commerce Parks and Recreation Building. City Manager Bill Shipp said the council will also conduct a record vote on the tax rate.
Hunt County – A manhunt is underway for a local man wanted for killing his ex-wife. Authorities across Texas have been on the hunt for 56 year old Michael Dewayne Prock after his ex-wife was found shot to death at a residence on Farm Road 1903 south of Greenville. The two were recently divorced.
Police have been tracking Prock through the use of his cell phone. Authorities also say he has talked to police, and said he did kill his ex-wife.
Paris, Texas – Paris officials have enacted Stage 2 of drought contingency plans. The City has enacted mandatory restrictions on all non-essential watering such as ornamental fountains, washing pavement or cars, and irrigation. Also, restaurants are prohibited from serving water to customers unless specifically requested. The city hopes to drop water usage by 10%.
Paris joins Commerce and many other areas in enacting mandatory watering restrictions as drought continues to plague all on Northeast Texas.