Cooper – Beginning Monday, motorists will need to find a new route when crossing the Cooper Lake Dam in Delta County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports new paving on FM 1529 and CR 4795 between Cooper and Tira will remain closed until at least Thursday.
Access to the Doctor's Creek Unit and to the Tira boat ramp will remain open although traffic may experience slowdowns or temporary delays due to the on-going paving. The Stilling Basin road leading to the spillway will also be repaved and closed during this time.
– A local fire official warns that while the spread of wildfires is not imminent in Northeast Texas, compared to other parts of the state, do not become complacent.
Steve Deffibaugh is with the prevention department of the Texas Forest Service serving the region. He says don't be fooled by the fact that you may not be under a burn ban where you reside, or even that recent rainfall.
Hopkins County – A Saturday afternoon wreck in Hopkins County kills one, while leaving another in critical condition.
50-year-old Jerry Randall Caddell, of Como, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred along CR 2421 about a mile south of Highway 11.
State Troopers say 49-year-old Cindy Darlene Hill, of Sulphur Springs, has been taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Her condition remained critical at last report due to head trauma and internal injuries.
Titus County – Two Dallas-area educators and their one-year-old son were killed following a traffic accident over the weekend in East Texas.
Saturday's wreck also left the family's three-year-old son injured. State Troopers report their vehicle slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler parked on the side of Interstate 30 near the 174 mile marker near Cookville.
– The heritage of the Caddo peoples in Hunt County will be celebrated Tuesday morning during a historical marker dedication.
Chairman of the Caddo Nation Tribal Council, Brenda Edwards, will speak at the event, to take place at Highway 69 and FM 1564, about seven miles south of Greenville. The site, first recorded in 1957, comprises an open occupation site with ceramic, mixed Archaic and late Prehistoric or Protohistoric occupations.
Austin – Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) was honored to recently receive a special award from the Department of Defense for successfully shepherding legislation in the 82nd Session of the Texas legislature that supported the automation of registration for Selective Service thus easing the burdens of Texans who in the past had to file separate paperwork.