Hunt County – A prison sentence is handed down in a child indecency case.
43-year-old Donald Brian Mosley received a 40-year prison term Thursday on each count of charges of sexually assaulting a child and videotaping the encounter. The sentences will run consecutively , or stacked. He'll have to serve 40 years in prison before being eligable for parole.
Mosley had faced up to life in prison. He had previously entered open pleas of guilty to both charges.
Prison sentence handed down in child indecency case; Charges dropped in area break-in; New Music Building at A&M-Commerce on time and under budget in latest report; Six arrested in two seperate incidents Wednesday in Paris; State Senator for District 2 Robert Deuell recognized for perfect attendance during 81st Texas Legislative session; City clean-up event planned in Greenville Saturday.
Commerce – Construction on the new Music Building at Texas A&M University-Commerce is now about 15 percent complete, according to Music Department Head Chris White.
More importantly, the building is on time and on budget.
Two-thirds of all steel has been erected to date for the $29 million structure, which broke ground in February. About a year from now, crews from Byrne Construction are expected to be finished with the project.
– State Senator for District 2 Robert F. Deuell has been recognized for a perfect attendance record during the 81st Texas Legislative session.
According to a report issued by the Secretary of the Senate, Senator Deuell, of Greenville, was present for 100 percent of the roll calls taken for attendance. He missed only two record votes and maintained a 99.9 percent voting record of the 4,778 record votes taken.
– Sales were down in May for most of the region, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Texas Comptroller's office.
The July sales tax rebate payments represent a city's portion of sales taxes collected at businesses in May and reported to the Comptroller's office in June.
The City of Commerce will receive a July sales tax payment of $86,837, representing an increase of 1.95 percent from July, 2008. Royse City was one of just a few other cities to show an increase as well, at 1.78 percent.
Hunt County – Charges in an area police department break-in have been dropped.
Trial was scheduled to begin Monday for 26-year-old Stephen Robert Chaney, of Quinlan. However, the office of Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker was granted a dismissal of the charge Thursday, based on most of the enhancement charges in the indictment having previously been cancelled.