Wood County – A 62-year-old Wood County man is ordered to pay $4.35 million in restitution to his 8-year-old foster daughter for possessing pornographic images of her and two other victims on his computer.
The victim and her four siblings have since been separated from the man and send to different homes. They were placed with the man and his wife as foster children.
Como – Como mayor James Carroll has rescinded his resignation. His letter of resignation was never accepted by the City Council so he will remain in office.
The news comes a day after two other city officials resigned from their posts, leaving four vacancies.
Kris Skidmore, who serves as city secretary, associate municipal judge and court clerk is leaving to spend more time with family. Water Commissioner Stephen Ray Smith said the position interferes with his regular job.
Kaufman County – An investigation is underway into the deaths of two women, whose bodies were found in rural Kaufman County.
A jogger is said to have found the victims Tuesday morning in a remote creek near Post Oak Bend. The bodies are believed to be that of a female child between 10 or 12 years old and a woman about 40 years of age.
It's reportedly been 40 years since a murder is alleged to have occurred in that area.
– Fort Hood officials say that 15 of 29 people wounded in last week's shooting rampage remained hospitalized, three in intensive care.
A statement issued Tuesday said 12 others have been moved to recovery rooms. As of Monday, one of the injured soldiers, Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler Jr., of Lone Oak, was in stable condition at a Temple hospital.
Commerce – A retirement reception is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon for Barbara Kersey and Annette Busby with the Commerce Chamber of Commerce.
Collectively, Kersey and Busby have spent some 30 years at the Chamber of Commerce. Kersey joined the Chamber Dec. 1, 1999 as chamber manager and Busby has been with the chamber off and on for 20 years.
A reception honoring both will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the Chamber office, 1114 Main Street, located downtown.
– Administrators with the Bland ISD in Hunt County are receiving criticism after allowing students to bring knives to school.
WFAA - TV reports a ninth grader in the district brought home two knives he had purchased on campus from a fellow student. Upon review, it appears Bland ISD does not have a policy pertaining to knives. The report finds officials instead adhere to Texas law, which allows students to carry knives under 5.5 inches long.