Winnsboro – The ongoing debate over a Canadian Oil Company's plan to build a pipeline through East Texas continues Thursday in Winnsboro.
"The substance that is going to be carried in the pipeline is a hazardous, toxic, most dirtiest oil in the world. It's referred to as tar sands oil and/or oil sands," says Eddie Radillo, member of STOP (Stop Tar Sands Oil Pipeline).
Members of the organization are concerned over what may happen in the event of an oil spill and how such a pipeline may devalue their land.
– The cities of Kaufman and Canton have been recently recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture as Certified Retirement Communities (CRC).
The distinction is designed to help attract retirees and potential retirees through additional advertisement. According to the Agriculture Department, Texas has become the No. 2 retirement state in the nation and retirees spend an average of $42,500 each in their communities.
Quitman – Just days after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the drive-by murder case of a Winnsboro woman, a retrial is issued for one of the suspects.
19-year-old Ty Jordan Evans will again be tried with the murder of 24-year-old Anna Marie Moore. Evans' brother, Demarcus Hearn, also faces charges in Moore's death as the driver of the car from which shots were fired.
Moore was shot in the head in May, 2009 as she sat on her living room couch with her children. A retrial date has not been set.
Greenville – A local juvenile has been arrested in connection to numerous graffiti incidents.
Between December 22 and January 13, Greenville Police received nearly a dozen reports of criminal mischief involving graffiti. The offenses occurred across a large area of the City, including downtown and some businesses in South Greenville.
Richardson – A North Texas teenager is among a select group invited to sit in Michelle Obama's box at Tuesday's State of the Union Address.
16-year-old Amy Chyao is a high school junior from Richardson, and has developed an emerging cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells. After her freshman year biology class, Amy became interested in cancer research and came up with an idea for improving the way medicine is designed.