Cooper – Delta County residents are invited to a "State of the County" speech by Judge Herb Brookshire on Thursday.
The event is part of the Business After Hours series through the Delta County Chamber of Commerce. Thursday's event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the District Courtroom of the County Courthouse in Cooper.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes given away.
– Testimony is drawing to a close in the murder trial of a former Greenville resident charged in Kansas with shooting his estranged wife, their two teenage daughters and the wife's grandmother.
The final day of testimony in the trial of 48-year-old James Kraig Kahler is expected Wednesday, with closing arguments Thursday. The victims were shot to death in late November 2009 at the wife's grandmother's home near Topeka, Kansas.
Greenville – Hunt County officials today are scheduled to consider keeping the current tax rate as is and significantly reducing spending as part of the new budget.
County Judge John Horn has proposed a tax rate of 50.75 cents per $100 valuation, less than the effective tax rate which would generate the same revenue as the current fiscal year. Under the plan, each county precinct's road and bridge fund is reduced by $100,000 and the Sheriff's Office budget was reduced by $250,000 to $3.37 million.
Greenville – One of three petitions asking for an election item to consider alcohol sales is approved in Hunt County, leaving two separate entities waiting until next year.
Wolfe City residents in favor of the proposal are hoping to avenge a 2009 defeat of a similar ballot item. Commissioners on Monday approved the election item for November 8, which seeks the "legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only."