Hopkins County – After stopping an 18 wheeler for a commercial inspection, Trooper David Reynolds noticed improper modifications to a glass panel in the cab of the truck. The driver admitted to having contraband and a search revealed 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment.
Fannin County – Donnie Foster takes over for retiring Kenneth Moore. Foster was previously the police chief for Savoy and brings two decades of law enforcement experience to the office, including serving previously in several jobs for the Fannin County Sheriff's Department. Foster inherits a department that is operating six deputies short.
Greenville – More frontage roads along I-30 in Greenville are going one-way. TxDOT and contractor Austin Bridge and Road will be converting the frontage roads between Monty Stratton Parkway and State Highway 34/Wesley Street to a one-way system starting Monday.
As soon as the frontage roads are converted to one-way the Monty Stratton westbound entrance ramps and the Monty Stratton eastbound exit ramps will be striped and become fully operational.
West Tawakoni – The status of a temporary restraining order is on the docket today that prevents the City of West Tawakoni from firing Police Chief Jack Schulzt . Schultz was suspended and an officer fired in October amid allegations it was due to their allegiance to the Tea Party movement.
Greenville, TX – Kenneth Eugene Katzenmaier, 27, who also has listed an address in Merit in court records, has been charged with eight counts of burglary of a habitation and one count each of evading arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempted escape, escape and possession of a controlled substance.
He is being held on no bond on at least three of the charges.