Fannin County – The Fannin County Family Crisis Center and the Bonham Police Department are joining forces to sponsor this year's Summer Fan Drive. It will be the seventh year of the event that looks to provide needy citizens with fans for the summer. More than 400 fans have been given away over the past six years.
Hunt County – Hunt County Judge Joe Bobbitt issued a letter Tuesday demanding Sheriff Don Anderson produce an official bond required by local government code, according to the Greenville Herald Banner. The issue of the existence of the bond has been a point of contention since $17,000 was reported missing from the Hunt County Sheriff's office.
Sheriff Don Anderson says he has the bond, but has not produced it for the Commissioner's Court. Anderson said there are more important things worry about, such as protecting citizens.
Lake Worth – A teenager from Lake Worth faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of shooting his grandmother. The 17 year old was tried as a juvenile. He was convicted of shooting his grandmother in the back of the head after forcing her to write a suicide note. Prosecutors said the teen was angry because he thought his grandmother disposed of one of his marijuana plants.
Hunt County – Today is the last day for early voting for the May 13th elections. Little interest has been shown in the elections so far, with just 277 early votes cast through the Hunt County Voter Administration Office. The office oversees elections for seven cities, six school districts, and the Hunt Memorial Hospital District.
Early voting is scheduled to continue through 5pm today at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office in downtown Greenville.
Commerce – Commerce Tigers Baseball begins playoff action tonight. The District 11-3A champion Tigers bring a 16-7 record into its series against Bonham. Bonham finished 3rd in District 9-3A. The best of three series between the teams begins tonight at 7pm at Al Alford Field at the McKinney High School. Games two and three, if necessary, are set for this Saturday starting at 4pm in McKinney.
Greenville – A Greenville woman reported missing last week has been found. Lorna Mitchell was reported missing last week when her daughter had not seen her since April 29th, and the public was asked for assistance in locating the woman. Mitchell was located unharmed and has been reunited with her family.
Commerce – A March 2006 study conducted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments has named Commerce as the fastest growing city if Hunt County. According to the report, Commerce has a projected growth rate of 3.43% for 2005-2006. Greenville is next on the list, with projected growth of 2.94%. Other cities in Hunt County showed no growth rate, but the county as a whole has a projected growth of 2.44% for the year.
Lone Oak – The First Annual Tri-County Toy Run and Fun Days is scheduled for this weekend in Lone Oak. The proceeds of the motorcycle rally will go to Toys for Tots in Hunt, Hopkins, and Lamar Counties.
Bikers are scheduled to depart Paris Harley Davidson at 9am Saturday and travel to Highway 69 Cycles in Lone Oak. All-you-can-eat barbecue, an auction, a raffle, and live music from three bands is scheduled to fill up the day.
Paris, Texas – A 45 year old Paris man collapsed and died while running down a street Wednesday. Argil E. Tutt Jr. collapsed near the intersection of Southeast 12th Street and Washington. He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace at 9:45pm.
At the time, police were at Tutt's residence investigating a disturbance call about a possible injury to a child involving Tutt's 14 year old stepdaughter.
Commerce – The Planetarium at A&M-Commerce begins a new show tonight, Stars of the Pharaohs. The show delves into ancient Egypt to explore how the stars affected their myths and lives.
Stars of the Pharaohs is the third show to hit the domed screen of The Planetarium. Opened to the public in February, The Planetarium has already exceeded attendance expectations, according to A&M-Commerce President Keith McFarland.