West Tawakoni – An effort by the West Tawakoni mayor to remove its police chief is going to cost the City thousands of dollars.
Late last year, Mayor Pete Yoho had attempted to remove Police Chief Jack Schultz from his position. But in January Schultz dropped his request for an injunction against the City, as Yoho was no longer planning to fire him.
Now, the City of West Tawakoni and its mayor must pay over 10,000 in Schultz's legal fees, as determined this week in court.
Greenville – If enough signatures are gained, an item calling for the removal of City Attorney Brent A. Money would appear on the May 14 ballot.
The group composing the petition consists of two former Greenville City Council members and two former mayors, in response to Money's alleged involvement in the dispute between the City and L-3 Mission Integration.
Commerce – Commerce Mayor Quay Throgmorton and his wife, Paige, have launched a website aimed at telling their side of the story concerning the City's lawsuit against them.
The site includes the Throgmorton's attorney's drafted response, audio from City Council meetings where the project was discussed in 2005 and 2006, and relevant documents pertaining to the project. All the audio and documents were obtained through open record requests made to the City of Commerce.
– A Duncanville man has been arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Rains and Hunt counties Monday morning.
25-year-old Barry Steven Jones was first spotted running through a barbed wire fence just south of Lone Oak. He then proceeded toward Point where State Troopers gave chase at speeds of over 100 mph through county roads and pastures. Jones would eventually crash his vehicle in the garage doors of a residence.
Canton – A survey suggesting a large percentage of Texans favor expanded gambling is at odds with that of local residents, says one lawmaker.
Baselice and Associates recently concluded 64 percent support allowing slot machines at Texas race tracks and on Indian reservations. But District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn is opposed to the measure, as are many of the voters he says he's heard from.