Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization will host the "Power of the Purse" luncheon as a fund raiser Thursday (April 10) at noon at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Greenville. Mamie McCullough, the "I Can Lady," is the featured speaker.
Correctional officers are using “major” force against inmates more often, and experts point to staff turnover, inexperience and the brutal heat of Texas summers as the most likely factors.
Despite a decrease in the prison population from 2005 to 2013, the number of “major use of force" incidents grew some 17 percent, according to statistics kept by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
A special prosecutor investigating whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his authority when he eliminated state funding of the Texas public integrity unit — which investigates government corruption and is housed in the Travis County district attorney's office — said what he’s found so far is “concerning.”
Coast Guard crews and wildlife advocates have recovered or spotted hundreds of shorebirds covered in oil in the aftermath of a collision late last month between two ships in Galveston Bay that resulted in a spill of up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil. Many are dead, those still alive have little hope for survival, and officials say they expect to find more.
John Ratcliffe has a lot to say about U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest member of Congress and Ratcliffe’s opponent in a May 27 Republican primary runoff. Ratcliffe accuses Hall, R-Rockwall, of having stayed in Washington too long and of having become a “less effective” legislator.
What Ratcliffe is not saying is that Hall, who turns 91 next month, is too old for office.
The 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt held trial March 24-25 at the Delta County Courthouse.
According to reports, defendant William Chancellor was tried for a charge of Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance from March 27, 2013 and being involved in the selling of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) to a confidential informant.
The largemouth bass spawn is in full swing at Lake Fork. Tune in this week, Luke has guide Larry Large as our guest and Larry divulges some of his fish catching secrets learned over a quarter- century guiding bass trips on Lake Fork.