Greenville – A guilty plea is heard in a Greenville private bar case. Sales of beer and wine are now legal at Greenville stores, but they weren't last June when Jessie Bennie Williams apparently planned to run his own bar.
Greenville – A guilty plea and sentence is handed down in a Greenville robbery. Jose Martin Guevara, of Rockwall, was found guilty Wednesday on a charge of aggravated robbery in connection to the armed hold-up of a American National Bank in Greenville last January.
A jury took only about 25 minutes before returning a guilty verdict, plus issued a sentence of 25 years in prison. As a deadly weapon was used during the commission of the offense, Guevara will have to spend at least 12.5 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Hunt County avoids power outages during ice storm, several closings and delayed starts in the area; Search for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce moving forward; Greenville Police make another major drug bust along Interstate 30; Competency hearing has been scheduled in area murder case; Lamar County Crime Stoppers seek vandalism suspect.
Commerce – The icy weather postponed many sporting events throughout the area last night; the Stars pick up a win on the indoor ice and a shut-out for Marty Turco; A.J. Abrams tied a Big 12 record last night as he led UT to a win over Baylor; and the biggest football game of the year is Sunday and the teams had to deal with the blitz of Media Day yesterday.
Hunt County appears to have dodged a bullet. That's according to Hunt County Fire Marshall Richard Hill, who says despite the inclement weather, no major traffic accidents have been reported, nor any major power outages, as of early Wednesday morning.
Hill says the main concern among officials was the potential that ice would weigh down power lines, which may cause them to fall resulting in power failure in some areas. Northeast Texas representative with Oncore Stan McKey tells KETR it's been just another typical day so far.
Groundbreaking Friday for new Sam Rayburn Student Center and live coverage on KETR; Funding not received for improvements to Wesley Street in Greenville; Could be new rules regarding beer barns in Greenville; Area unemployment rates released for December; Trial to continue Tuesday for Rockwall man in connection to Greenville robbery.
commerce – The Dallas Stars look to pick up the pace after the All Star break tonight; A&M-Commerce senior Nola Taylor has picked up her first LSC North Player of the Week award after two exceptional games last week; its the biggest football game of the year this Sunday; another update on a Dallas high school basketball game that cost the coach his job; and two Quinlan-Boles football players have picked up All State honors.