Wood County – The owner of a tire dump in Wood County, where a recent fire forced evacuations in the City of Hawkins, has been charged with illegal dumping.
48-year-old Robert Joshua Foster, of Mineola, recently turned himself in to authorities. He has since been released on $1,500 bond. Foster is said to be responsible for disposing of more than a hundred thousand tires at his scrap lot in Hawkins.
A weekend arrest by the Lamar County Sheriff's office could reportedly solve 20 to 30 area burglaries.
31-year-old Marcus Childress, of Commerce and 28-year-old Naethan Lemay, of Wills Point were arrested Saturday after they were caught allegedly breaking into three storages units at the Loop Self Storage Building in Paris.
Campbell – A Hunt County man has pleaded guilty to murder in connection with the shooting death of his wife.
31-year-old James Ray Brown Jr. entered an open plea of guilty Tuesday to one count of murder for the death of 28-year-old Avis Baker Brown. The incident occurred on October 18, 2008 at the couple's home near Campbell.
Greenville – A Greenville teenager has been jailed in connection to a Friday shooting in the city.
17-year-old Bryan Thomas McConley has been charged with six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was identified as the one who shot at a residence on Roberts Street. McConley has since been assigned an attorney and is also seeking a reduction in his $15,000 bond.
With hurricane season now underway, local emergency crews are hoping for the best but planning for the worst.
Thousands of evacuees sought shelter throughout the region last fall because of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. The City of Commerce alone housed over 300 evacuees at both Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Commerce Middle School.
Commerce – Over $1.1 million in scholarships were awarded to Commerce High School seniors during Monday night's Honor's Assembly.
Four students were accepted into the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Commerce, which includes four-year all-expenses paid scholarship. The students were Brianna Ballotti, JenAnne Shumway, Sarah Hays and Allie Stauffer.
Friends of CHS were recognized by Principal Virdie Montgomery for their support throughout the year. They included Janet Peek, Dr. Jack Pirkey and Russell Armstrong.