– A local fire official warns that while the spread of wildfires is not imminent in Northeast Texas, compared to other parts of the state, do not become complacent.
Steve Deffibaugh is with the prevention department of the Texas Forest Service serving the region. He says don't be fooled by the fact that you may not be under a burn ban where you reside, or even that recent rainfall.
Hopkins County – A Saturday afternoon wreck in Hopkins County kills one, while leaving another in critical condition.
50-year-old Jerry Randall Caddell, of Como, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred along CR 2421 about a mile south of Highway 11.
State Troopers say 49-year-old Cindy Darlene Hill, of Sulphur Springs, has been taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Her condition remained critical at last report due to head trauma and internal injuries.
Titus County – Two Dallas-area educators and their one-year-old son were killed following a traffic accident over the weekend in East Texas.
Saturday's wreck also left the family's three-year-old son injured. State Troopers report their vehicle slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler parked on the side of Interstate 30 near the 174 mile marker near Cookville.
– The heritage of the Caddo peoples in Hunt County will be celebrated Tuesday morning during a historical marker dedication.
Chairman of the Caddo Nation Tribal Council, Brenda Edwards, will speak at the event, to take place at Highway 69 and FM 1564, about seven miles south of Greenville. The site, first recorded in 1957, comprises an open occupation site with ceramic, mixed Archaic and late Prehistoric or Protohistoric occupations.
Austin – Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) was honored to recently receive a special award from the Department of Defense for successfully shepherding legislation in the 82nd Session of the Texas legislature that supported the automation of registration for Selective Service thus easing the burdens of Texans who in the past had to file separate paperwork.
Hopkins County – The U.S. Marshals service received some assistance locally in the search for a federal fugitive.
Hopkins County investigator Lewis Tatum was assisting when he came across the crew cab pickup along CR 1123 that was found to have been stolen in Commerce.
A tip to Hopkins County Communications would later lead to the arrest of Bobby Arlen Ray, of Ore City, who was captured in Harrison County. Ray had been wanted on a Morris County warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Greenville – Veterans from all over the United States are expected in Greenville this weekend for Audie Murphy Days.
The annual celebration at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum is Friday and Saturday, and will feature guest speakers, musical entertainment, Hollywood memorabilia and living history military demonstrations.
Speakers for the two days are Chris Adams, a retired U.S. Air Force General and Don Jefferies, Greenville ISD superintendent whose father served in WWII.