Austin – A Mt. Pleasant attorney is the second man in as many weeks with ties to Texas A&M University-Commerce to be appointed to a position by Governor Rick Perry.
Kerry 'Dan' Woodson will preside over the 76th District Court, which serves Morris, Camp and Titus counties, for a term expiring at the next general election. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Greenville – The latest U.S. Census figures for Hunt County indicate more residents are living outside the city limits now compared to a decade ago.
In 2010, Hunt County's total population was listed at 86,129 people, representing an increase of over 9,500 people from 2000. But even with the increase, some cities experienced a decline in population.
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.