Greenville – A nine-year-old Greenville boy is found after having gone missing for more than four hours on Thursday.
Nicolas Paul Russell, who has Asperger's Syndrome, had wandered away from his residence on Harris Street at around 3:15 p.m. and was found shortly before 8 p.m. uninjured in the 1900 block of Joe Ramsey Blvd.
Commerce – A Texas native, now working in Commerce, shares his experiences upon assisting the victims of tsunami-stricken Japan.
Dr. John La Noue has been working with Texas Baptist Men's disaster relief for the past 40 years. La Noue says that of all his experiences over that time, Japan may be the worst he's seen, considering how developed the country was.
He describes in one image of how a row of pine trees that had been severed from their trunks by flood waters acted as weapons.
– Tyler television station KLTV reports Precinct One Commissioner Ricky LaPrade has also been charged with resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon following the incident early Thursday morning.
LaPrade, who has been at the post for 10 years, was in a county issued vehicle at the time of the incident. He was released from jail after posting bail on bonds totaling $10,000.
LaPrade says he was wrongfully arrested, as he was drinking, but not driving. He told officers he was sitting in his car at the Whataburger parking lot, talking with his ex-wife.
Austin – A bill to suspend state mandated testing to better support at risk teachers receives support during a recent presentation to the Public Education Committee.
The bill's author, District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), says he wants to suspend state mandated testing for two years so that money could be spent supporting teacher jobs. Students would still be tested over their regular studies as normal.