Greenville – Local law enforcement will soon have some extra eyes in the sky. A group of volunteer helicopter pilots plan to take to the skies above Hunt County in the near future to help battle the drug trade.
The Texas Helicopter Response Team is a division of Mad Mom with a Mission, a non-profit religious charity based in Greenville.
The pilots would fly daily missions over the county searching for suspicious or potentially illegal activity and report findings to the Sheriff's Office.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced the Cash4College scholarship program, now available to eligible graduate and undergraduate transfer candidates. Eight new scholarships are being offered. Students must meet graduate school, departmental and/or undergraduate transfer requirements. Details are available at www.tamu-commerc.edu.
Greenville – Trial in a Hunt County capital murder case is getting closer.
Defense attorneys for Jerry Lynn Phelps have filed a number of motions in the case, including a request the judge rule the death penalty unconstitutional and appoint two separate juries for both the guilt-innocence and penalty phases.
A pretrial hearing was held Monday. Judge Joe Leonard did not rule on the motions, but did schedule a final pretrial hearing for May 3.
Paris – Paris Police are working to identify a subject alleged to have fired on a man following a brief altercation early Sunday morning.
The victim told officers he was at the Club Razz in the 1200 block of Fitzhugh when another male yelled at him. The two exchanged words before the victim turned to walk away and then reportedly shot in the back. The victim, however, stated he was not aware that he was shot until someone told him that he was bleeding.
The man was treated and released with non life threatening injuries.
Greenville – Hunt County residents' ideas for not only the county's current transportation system, but also development of future transportation options will be the focus of a listening session on April 20 at 6 p.m. in Greenville.