Caddo Mills – Pending the results of an ongoing investigation, the city manager of Caddo Mills has been placed on administrative leave.
The Greenville Herald Banner is reporting Manuel Leal was placed on leave after the city council met in special session June 15.
City Secretary Pam Miller has acknowledged there is an ongoing investigation, but did not reveal any other details regarding who is conducting it or what it relates to. Miller did not confirm nor deny that the investigation is criminal in nature.
Hunt County – Arraignments have been held in connection to a man alleged to have fired on officers.
Johnny Joe Webb, of Royse City, entered the not guilty pleas Thursday to seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. An interim hearing date has been set for July 29.
Commerce – Aggravated assault charges against a Commerce man, accused of running over a woman with his van - twice, has been dismissed.
The Hunt County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Thursday seeking to have the charge against Larry D. Harrison dropped, after the alleged victim sought to have it dismissed. Harrison had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Sulphur Springs – While several area cities are waiting until next weekend to celebrate July 4, events are planned for this weekend in Sulphur Springs.
The near two-decade tradition (week before July 4) will feature the usual lineup of the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on Saturday, with a new event this year the night before.
Sulphur Springs – The father of a 6-year-old boy who nearly drowned earlier this month in Sulphur Springs is found dead Thursday.
Neither foul play nor self inflicted injuries are suspected in the death of 33-year-old Jeramie Antron Smith, who was pronounced dead at the South Como Street home where he reportedly was staying with relatives.
According to police, Smith had gone to the ER at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Wednesday complaining of minor chest pains. He was given medication then sent home.
Commerce – The Hunt Memorial Hospital District says plans for an expansion at its Commerce facility is currently not an option.
Plans for expansion of Hunt Regional Community Hospital including building a new lab $320,000 are apparently not feasible. The item was one of several addressed during this week's meeting of the Board of Directors.
Apparently the rules prohibit a new building being attached to the old hospital, and the board plans to discuss what to do in Commerce at a later meeting.