Greenville – Richard Lee Fuller, of Wolfe City, is alleged to have stolen swords and sheaths in Greenville in May 2010. The items stolen are valued at between $1,500 and $20,000.
Four witnesses have been subpoenaed to testify in the case, including Wolfe City Police Chief Jimmy Doolin.
Prosecutors are hoping that if Fuller is found guilty, they can use his previous convictions to enhance the potential sentence he would receive. Fuller shows eight previous felony convictions for burglary, escape and forgery.
Quinlan – A search warrant at a suspected drug house in South Hunt County leads to the arrest of five people, three of whom stopped by during the raid to purchase drugs.
Officers had been suspicious of a high volume dealer on Dove Drive south of Quinlan since last year.
The homeowner had previously denied any involvement when approached by deputies. But on Saturday, law enforcement returned with a search and arrest warrant and found more than 9 grams of believed methamphetamine.
Austin – House lawmakers have approved a bill to name a portion of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway in honor of those who have served. The section of road will run between State Highway 198 and State Highway 64.
The bill was authored by District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), who serves the citizens of Van Zandt, Hunt and Rains counties.
Commerce – Later this month, the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation will host their annual Boots N BBQ event to benefit academic programs in Commerce ISD.
This year's event will feature a Texas-style barbecue meal, recognition of 2011 Foundation Champions and exhibits showcasing grants for this school year. Potential donors are invited to become a Champion by donating $200, which includes two tickets to the fundraiser.
Greenville – An investigation into Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks finds he illegally solicited donations from the public.
County Attorney Joe Littlefield was asked last year whether letters sent by the Sheriff to provide a training seminar for officers were in violation. When ordered to stop sending the letters, Meeks complied.