– Parole is denied for a woman convicted of orchestrating the 1991 murder of a Garland woman, whose body was left in Hunt County.
The sister of murder victim Sandy Dial, launched the protest to keep DeEllen Bellah in prison, arguing Bellah would continue to pose a danger. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles agreed when it met earlier this month.
Bellah was one of three people who were accused of killing Dial in order to obtain the proceeds of a fraudulent insurance policy.
Celeste – Another area school has closed due to a high absentee rate, bringing the number of school closures in the region to five this week alone.
Celeste ISD has cancelled classes for the remainder of the week, including next Monday. The announcement comes a day after Campbell, Trenton and Como-Pickton ISD's announced closings because of high absenteeism. Boles ISD has been closed since Tuesday.