Austin – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Tuesday that more than 250 local government entities have qualified for Leadership Circle recognition, which honors transparency efforts at a local level.
In the KETR listening region, nine cities, eleven counties and over 50 school districts are recognized as either having taken their first steps toward openness, shown continued progress or excelled in setting new transparency standards.
Hunt County – A Royse City man, already facing trial for drug possession, is back in custody following a high speed chase.
Bradley Keith Nix was arrested Friday after leading a Hunt County Sheriff's Deputy on a chase through pastures, back yards and fence lines for nearly an hour.
Nix has already been convicted of eight felony offenses and was at the scene of the murder of his brother, Michael C. Nix, earlier this year. Nix's brother was the victim of a shooting incident in February in south Hunt County.
Greenville – Residents of the Chalet Apartments in Greenville are without water today due to what the city says is the owner's allowance of illegal wastewater sewer discharge.
The City has given notice that if the break is not fixed by next Monday, all utilities will be shut off. The complex is also to pay in excess of $23,000 in delinquent fees to the City within that time frame.
Commerce – The Children's Learning Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce received the Rising Star (TRS) designation Nov. 17, the highest status a child care provider can achieve from Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Child Care Services.