Commerce – Commerce Mayor Quay Throgmorton and his wife, Paige, have launched a website aimed at telling their side of the story concerning the City's lawsuit against them.
The site includes the Throgmorton's attorney's drafted response, audio from City Council meetings where the project was discussed in 2005 and 2006, and relevant documents pertaining to the project. All the audio and documents were obtained through open record requests made to the City of Commerce.
– A Duncanville man has been arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Rains and Hunt counties Monday morning.
25-year-old Barry Steven Jones was first spotted running through a barbed wire fence just south of Lone Oak. He then proceeded toward Point where State Troopers gave chase at speeds of over 100 mph through county roads and pastures. Jones would eventually crash his vehicle in the garage doors of a residence.
Canton – A survey suggesting a large percentage of Texans favor expanded gambling is at odds with that of local residents, says one lawmaker.
Baselice and Associates recently concluded 64 percent support allowing slot machines at Texas race tracks and on Indian reservations. But District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn is opposed to the measure, as are many of the voters he says he's heard from.
Sulphur Springs – Hopkins County Commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline with the Lion's Club. The session will take place at noon from the Pizza Inn in Sulphur Springs.
TransCanada wants to build a pipeline from Canada through several Northeast and East Texas counties all the way to the Gulf Coast. Part of the pipeline is scheduled to go through Hopkins County Precinct 3.