Caddo Mills – Hunt County Commissioners have acted to clean up an illegal dump site in Caddo Mills. Officials Monday approved an immediate remediation of the Precinct 2 site, which could cost as much as $300,000.
On January 3, crews uncovered several barrels of unknown substances which had been buried. The barrels were found to not be an immediate hazard to public health.
Monday's vote allowed commissioner to bypass the County's standard contract bidding process, allowing for a quicker solution.
– While road conditions are vastly improved from Monday, crews continue work to clear major roadways of snow and ice in the region.
TxDot has been on the job since the storm hit Sunday morning, and is continuing to work in 12-hour shifts until roadways are clear using snow plows, and distributing anti-icing and de-icing materials on roadways and bridges. Over the last two days, approximately 600 TxDOT personnel and over 350 pieces of equipment were put into use. Crews from as far away as Amarillo have assisted in the process.
Tyler – The two men convicted in the string of East Texas church fires have been sentenced by Smith County District Judge Christi Kennedy.
20-year-old Jason Borque has been given five life sentences for arson and three 20 year sentences for attempted arson.
22-year-old Daniel McAlister has been sentenced to two life terms for arson in his involvement in the church fires and two 20 year sentences for attempted arson. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Commerce – After a successful fall class, the spring class of Healthy Kids from A to Z will begin January 19 at 10:00 AM at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum. Classes will continue through the spring, and the last class will be March 9, 2011.
Patti Peron, one of the class leaders commented about the fall classes, "The children were absolutely delightful. I think we made some progress in preparing them to live a healthy lifestyle."