Sulphur Springs – A San Antonio man is arrested in Sulphur Springs after police were called to a report of counterfeit $20 bills being passed out.
44-year-old Mark Anthony Merryman was located inside the Quality One Inn, where police discovered a printer and large quantity of bogus bills in his room. He's been charged with forgery and the Secret Service has been notified.
Area businesses and residents who feel they may have been victimized should contact Sulphur Springs PD.
Texarkana – An appeals court in Texarkana has dropped one of two convictions for a Paris man, citing double jeopardy as the reason.
Michael Lee Alberts Sr. was convicted on two counts of indecency by contact and one count of indecency by exposure of a child. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment on each of the first two charges and four years on the second.
However, Alberts challenged that the convictions revolved around the same incident.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday is schedule to address proposed changes to the City's Charter as part of its regular session agenda.
Members of the city's Charter Review Committee have recently been working to determine if any changes are needed to the charter, the document containing the rules and regulations governing how the City Council, city administration and related agencies do business.
Quinlan – Authorities have arrested three Quinlan residents in a suspected methamphetamine distribution operation.
Taken into custody last week was 26-year-old Amada Michelle Kethcum and 32-year-old Jaclyn Rena Tuttle. A third suspect, Stephen Lewis Banniser, turned himself in to Titus County authorities and was transferred to the Hunt County Jail for arraignment on 13 felony drug counts.
Mineola – A Mineola man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to burning down the city's historic Magnolia House, the childhood home of former Gov. Jim Hogg.
James Allen Vaughn is alleged to have been on a crime spree the night he set the fire. Investigators say Vaughn burglarized Harvest Acres Baptist Church, a building at Alba-Golden ISD, plus attempted to burglarize First Baptist Church.