Greenville – The process has begun to bring a new power plant to Greenville. The city council took the first step in a long in a long process towards bringing a new power plant to Greenville. The Council conducted the first reading of a franchise agreement between the City of Greenville and Greenville Energy LLC and Southern Renewable Energy LP, then voted unanimously to approve the agreement. But the vote was just the first of three needed for just the one agreement, which itself is one of many such agreements will need to be completed.
Greenville – The City of Greenville is taking another look at a controversial zoning ordinance. The City Council has not yet decided whether to lump tattoo parlors, pawn shops and massage parlors together under a new class of zoning.
The Council conducted a public hearing Tuesday concerning the creation of the "non-traditional businesses" classification, but took no action on whether to restrict the zoning to the city's industrial areas.
Honey Grove – The Fannin County Tax Assessor/Collector was given unanimous approval Monday by the Fannin County Commissioner's court to open a substation in Honey Grove. The substation will be manned one day per week to give resident's easier access to the tax office. The station will likely operate on Tuesdays. The office already operates another substation on Thursdays in Leonard.
Bonham – Bonham has become the latest city to ban the sale, use, or possession of K2. Bonham joins over a dozen area cities to ban or restrict the synthetic cannabinoid, including Commerce, Greenville, and Sulphur Springs.
K2 is said to deliver a marijuana-like high when smoked.
Greenville – Another robotic bug battle is headed for a Hunt County courtroom. A Greenville company is taking a Florida based toy company to court for allegedly stealing plans for a robotic bug. The Greenville firm seeks an injunction to stop production of a toy they say was a rip-off of one of their designs and that the owner of the Florida company admitted as much in a magazine interview.
Greenville – A Greenville area convenience store has been robbed for the second time in less than two months. The Valero store on Highway 380 west of Greenville was allegedly robbed early Monday morning. The night clerk called police saying she was beaten and knocked unconscious, with the last thing she remembers being two Hispanic males entering the store and attempting to commit a theft. The store was also robbed by two armed men on August 24th.
Quinlan – A triple shooting in Quinlan is under investigation. Three people were wounded and one man was arrested after a shooting Sunday night in Quinlan. Police received multiple 911 calls around 9pm of multiple gunshots near a business at the intersection of FM 35 and Highway 276. Police found three men wounded with gunshot wounds apparently due to a domestic dispute. A 40 year old man with a Royse City address was arrested but his name has not been revealed.