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Chris Williams is in custody on several on warrants.
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SATURDAY UPDATE: Christopher Williams peacefully turned himself in to authorities on Saturday morning, March 4 after evading arrest since Thursday afternoon in Delta County when he assaulted his girlfriend and fled law enforcement. At this time Delta County Sheriff's Office does not have any further information on the .22 rifle Williams fled with on Thursday. Williams has been charged with felony Assault and Evading Detention and is currently in the Delta County Jail.

The fourth-seed Lions return to action March 3, as they play in the quarterfinal round and face No. 5 Tarleton State at 6 p.m. at the Allen Events Center.
Lone Star Conference

 

The women's bracket for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, was finalized Feb. 25 as the league's basketball teams wrapped up the regular season. The LSC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champion earns the league’s automatic qualification to the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional.

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The director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, Kim Saenz, says the emergency centers have been exceptionally busy treating cases of the flu and strep in recent weeks.  She said the Quinlan center is seeing an average of about 50 patients a day and Commerce just under 40.  But on one day, the Commerce center saw 65 patients.

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Diana Hines, a member of the Commerce Public Library board of directors, discusses the library's General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program, which she says is now available online.  The library also has volunteers who will work individually with students.  The GED training is part of the library's Literacy Program.  The late Dr. Otha Spencer, revered member of the Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty, started the library's GED program in the early 1990s.

Volatile weather in Northeast Texas these past few days has brought needed drought relief to the region. 

Texas Highways

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, reflects on an article in the February edition of Texas Highways magazine on the Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum in Greenville.  Carol says the museum is a great asset to Greenville and Hunt County, although many local residents may not have been there.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says the annual "Walk Across Texas" event sponsored by Agrilife starts Monday, March 6.  Teams of eight will together attempt to walk a combined 800 miles, the distance across Texas.  Agrilife will register their progress online, so teams can compete against one another.  Sarah will also start a new series of "Tech Talks" at 2 p.m.

Luke's guest this week is river fishing guide Shane Davies with River Run Guide Service (www.shanedaviesguide.com). Shane has for many years guided trips on the Brazos and Devil's River. During the course of this weeks show, you will get a good feel for the skills and down right courage necessary to guide anglers on remote waters. Shane is truly a Texas treasure and I'm positive when his day's as a river guide are finished, he will have amassed enough exciting experiences to fill a very large book.

LaLa Land

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese predicts the musical "La La Land" will win the Oscar for Best Picture at the annual Academy Awards event Sunday night.

New website for the City of Cooper is http://cityofcoopertx.municipalimpact.com/
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Among the highlights of the meeting, the City of Cooper Council approved the future clean up week as April 15-22, 2017 and also to waive dump fees for Cooper Clean-Up Crew on the day they are organized and volunteer once each month.

“I suggest we waive the fees [on set days] as this benefit the whole community,” said City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. He also offered to provide trash bags. Councilwoman Donna Thomason motioned, seconded by Councilwoman JoAnn Preas to unanimously contribute to this cause.

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Emily Porter, the president of the Bonham Economic Development board and chairman of the Bonham Tourism Advisory committee, discusses plans for the restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse to its original 19th century appearance.  Voters approved the project last fall.  Emily says the restoration project is generating a lot of business interest in downtown Bonham.

Police photo.
Police photo.

The man wanted in connection with a November bank robbery has been located in Arizona.

Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor
Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor

Extreme drought conditions have expanded in Northeast Texas. 

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood of Greenville says it's time to plant potatoes.  Byron recommends planting red, or "new," potatoes, because other varieties are readily available and at a low cost in supermarkets.  He says red potatoes grow well here in the spring.  Byron says for other more delicate spring crops it's best to wait until after the average last frost around March 20 to plant.

Armorock Polymer Concrete Products

Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass discusses the recent ground breaking for a new industry in Sulphur Springs, Armorock Polymer Concrete Structures, which will eventually employ about 60 people.  Sulphur Springs also recently celebrated the opening of a new Starbuck's cafe on I-30.  And the city is engaged in a$1.8 million renovation of its wastewater treatment plant.

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