Farmersville – Three suspects are in custody in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Farmersville. Just before noon Monday, a hold-up alarm was sounded at First Bank of Farmersville. Two black men wearing ski masks, one of which was armed, entered the bank and demanded money. However, the two men left before getting any money and met a third man waiting in a truck.
Hunt County – Over $330,000 worth of stolen farm and construction equipment has been recovered in Hunt and Delta Counties. The equipment was recovered from Anderton Ranch and Anderton Grass Farms after search warrants were executed at the locations. Most of the equipment is thought to be from Texas and Oklahoma with some from as far away as Colorado. No arrests have been made in the case.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council begins early work on the city budget starting tomorrow. A workshop will be held before the first regular meeting of June tomorrow at the Commerce Middle School Library. Also scheduled in the workshop is a review of an Animal Control Ordinance in Commerce. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 5:30 this evening. A monthly update on the construction progress of the new Commerce City Hall and Fire/Police Facilities will be presented during regular session beginning at 7pm.
Hunt County – A major warrant sweep is planned for next month covering North Hunt County. The sweep will last for three days in July, but specific dates are not being announced. Commerce and Celeste are some of the cities targeted during the sweep with other cities in Hunt County being targeted in phase two and three of the program.
Hunt County – Early voting for run-off elections in Hunt County ends tomorrow. Run-off elections for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District and the Celeste ISD will be held Saturday. Early voting continues at the Hunt County Voter Administration Building in downtown Greenville from 8am to 5pm through Tuesday.
Commerce – A&M-Commerce has opened four new tennis courts that are free for public use. Coming in with a price tag of $400,000, the courts feature all-weather surfaces, windscreens, and lights. The courts are open on a first-come first-serve basis from 6am to midnight every day.
Longview – A former mayoral candidate for Longview has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Naomi Ruth Kelly allegedly held a box cutter to a man's throat at a Gregg County Dollar Store, threatening to kill the man. Kelly operates an after school mentoring and tutoring program where students are also taught etiquette.
East Texas – Authorities believe more than a dozen arson cases may be cleared after investigating an explosion in an East Texas home. James Torrence was making a pipe bomb when it exploded and instantly killed the 38 year old. Police suspect Torrence may have been targeting witnesses against him.
Cooper – Cooper ISD has named Chris Kiser as the new principal for Cooper High School. The action comes after a voluntary separation agreement with former principal Michael Ramsay. Ramsay had been arrested in May on a warrant charging indecency with a child and has been on administrative leave since April 12th. The allegations were said to be unrelated to Ramsey's service to the district.