Hopkins County – While the jobless figures are still not where officials want them to be, Hopkins County can celebrate the fact that their rate remains the lowest of any immediate eight county region, now for the 29th consecutive month.
Figures released this week by the Texas Workforce Commission show the jobless rate in Hopkins County declined slightly from July to August, now at 6.8 percent. One year ago, that figure was 6.4 percent.
Mesquite – The Texas A&M University-Commerce department of curriculum and instruction will host its sixth annual graduate orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the university's Metroplex Center in Mesquite.
Bonham – A six year prison term is ordered for former Fannin County tax assessor Pamela Sweet, who was arrested for a DWI twice within a five week period last year.
Sweet will be eligible for parole in 18 months. She was arrested on a DWI charge in March, 2009. After resigning from her duties in July, 2009, she was again arrested following a one-car accident later that month. Sweet admitted to having consumed a large amount of alcohol and to taking prescription medication earlier in the day.