Hunt County Public Art
Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price of Hunt County Public Art says the "Hearts for the Arts" Gala at the Emerald Ballroom in downtown Greenville is set for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, February 6.  The organization is seeking donations of art and other items for the auction that is part of the event.  Hunt County Public Art is hoping to raise $50,000 in the event.  One of the new public art projects for 2016 is "Bridge Crossing" by J.J. Savage, to be located in the Commerce City Park (seen in the illustration).

Deanna Robinson (left) speaks to the press alongside her legal team during a protest in front of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office in 2015.
Caleb Slinknard / Greenville Herald-Banner

A pretrial hearing is scheduled Thursday for Deanna Jo Robinson, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of interference with child custody concerning an incident in March 2015 which was the subject of a widely-circulated video.

A trial date is not currently scheduled in the case. Robinson had been set for trial today in the 354th District Court, but the item was pulled from the docket after Robinson’s previous attorney withdrew from the case earlier this month.

Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz For President

Jan 25, 2016
Perry’s endorsement coincides with Cruz’s final tour of Iowa before the Feb. 1 caucuses.

Former Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. 

The move comes more than four months after Perry dropped out of the race himself — and a week before the first-in-the-country caucus in Iowa. Cruz, a Republican U.S. senator from Texas, is locked in a tight battle there with billionaire Donald Trump.

Dr. Kent Montgomery, associate professor and director of the Planetarium at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says he is skeptical of research published by two Cal Tech professors that posits the existence of "Planet 9" on the distant outskirts of our solar system.  Dr.

Guide Billy Carter (shown with a fresh yellow bass catch) joins Luke this week to talk fishing on Lake Caddo.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and Lake Caddo guide Billy Carter at Johnson's Ranch Marina ( for a current update on the white and yellow bass spawn.

Texas Wesleyan Opts Out Of Campus Carry

Jan 22, 2016
Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth announced Friday that it will opt out of the state's new campus carry law, making it the 21st private college to decide to continue to ban guns.

So far, none of the 38 private schools in Texas have made the opposite decision.

Columbia Pictures

This week on Movie Picks, Alice reviews The 5th Wave and Son of Saul.

The 5th Wave:

Trump Releases Attack Ad Against Cruz On Immigration

Jan 22, 2016
GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

Donald Trump is taking his rivalry with Republican presidential opponent Ted Cruz to a new level, unveiling an attack ad that portrays the U.S. senator from Texas as weak on illegal immigration.

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says, driven by incentives created by the railroad, the city of Greenville produced a new directory, that placed the city's population at 14,160.  Carol says the first Historical Commission meeting of 2016 will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 28 Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville.

Chamber President Kathy Houchins presents Tina and Fred Overman with Volunteers of the Year Award
Kalynn McKee / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted a record number of guests last Saturday night for their annual banquet.

“Wow! What a great turnout, more than the directors and I ever imagined!” said 2016 Chamber President Kathy Houchins. “There was lots of great food, entertainment and fellowship among our great people in Delta County – so many great compliments from those who attended the Delta County Chamber banquet. Monty Tipps band is tops in my book. It was great music for this year’s crowd.”

Law enforcement officials seized 62 cats and three dogs in raids on private homes in Bonham on Jan. 18. The animals were turned over to the SPCA of Texas.
SPCA of Texas

On Jan. 18, municipal authorities in Bonham seized and took custody of 65 animals from two different properties in residential areas. According to a release from the SPCA of Texas, the 62 cats and three dogs were cruelly confined and medically neglected. The animals were transferred to an SPCA of Texas facility in Dallas that same day.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2016 A Formal Affair Bridal Show held recently at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center was deemed a success. The event hosted several vendors with samples and information perfect for planning that “big” day. Vendors assisted with all aspects of weddings including venues, photography, catering, decorating and entertainment.

Bobby Asbill
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Another candidate has let it be known his run for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. Bobby Asbill has decided with support from the public to make his first try at political office.

Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln dealership in Sulphur Springs is relocating following a three-alarm fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning three-alarm fire which occurred last Friday at Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln in Sulphur Springs had been under investigation by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms team (ATF).  It was recently released a spokesperson for the ATF stated there was “no indication of any criminal act” to be the cause of the fire which destroyed the vast majority of the automotive department and part of the showroom, which had just reopened following a lengthy remodel unveiled in November.

Hopkins County Jail opened on Dec. 1, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The former Hopkins County Jail, located on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs, is quickly being demolished in light of the new Jail located adjacent and recently opened and dedicated on December 1.