Local election results: Hunt County elects sheriff, District Attorney and County Court-at-law No. 2, runoff possible in one comissioner's race, rollback results from Celeste and Cumby ISDs, Delta county resutls for sheriff, Lamar and Fannin County results; Paris police warn of letter scam; Local representative results.
Paris – The Paris Police Department would like to make the public aware of a scam letter that has been received by at least one Paris resident.
The Paris Police Department received word from a concerned citizen about a scam letter sent to her from a company called UBI Payment Services. The letter reportedly asks persons to solve a puzzle or quiz, and once the form is signed and sent back in, you are entered into a contest to win a large sum of money. The catch is, whoever responds must send in a copy of some sort of identification.
Commerce – Dirk Nowitzki sinks 30 points and Jason Terry adds 29 as the Mavs down San Antonio; the A&M-Commerce women's soccer team enters the LSC Tournament as the #2 seed after another excellent season; Wade Philips says the bye week comes at a good time as the Cowboys need to get several players back from injury; and Austin cycling great Lance Armstrong says not racing in an 8th Tour de France may be a safety issue.
Greenville – Greenville will soon be wetter than before. Stores will be able to begin stocking beer and wine on their shelves, perhaps as early as next week, now that voters approved the local sales of the items in Tuesday's election. Voters also approved an end to the need to join a private club in order to purchase alcohol at Greenville restaurants. Greenville voters passed the propositions by a 56% and 63% margin, respectively.
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Hunt County – A new district attorney and new county court-at-law judge have been selected in Hunt County. Republican Nobel Walker won the office of District Attorney during Tuesday's election, claiming 59% of the vote, defeating Democrat Carol Day Gustin. Current District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas will become the first judge of the new county-court-at-law number 2, as he also claimed the position Tuesday. Thomas, a Republican, received 57% of the vote, defeating Democrat Steve Shipp.
Hopkins County – Voters in Hopkins County had several big decisions to make Tuesday regarding the counties public school systems. The Cumby Independent School District was seeking an increase to its ad valorem tax rates of 13 cents.
Voters in the Hunt County portion of Cumby ISD voted slightly against the measure that would have raised the tax rate to $1.26 per $100 valuation. Hopkins County voters also voted against the measure, with 57% opposed.