Brad Kellar

Reporter

Brad is a 1979 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, and attended Richland College in Dallas and East Texas State University. He’s been married since 1994 to his wife, Vida, and has three children; Nick, 21, Jaylynn, 12, and Jason, 5, and one granddaughter, Lauryn, 3. He’s a crazed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, and the 2011 ALCS champ Texas Rangers.

As a journalist, Brad is a beat writer and go-to reporter for the Greenville Herald-Banner, as well as a log-time contributor to KETR News.

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A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of life in prison handed down to a local man last year, after he was found guilty of dealing drugs.
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A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of life in prison handed down to a local man last year, after he was found guilty of dealing drugs.

Tyrone Denard Anderson of Greenville was sentenced as a habitual criminal, after having been previously convicted of at least four felony offenses.

The Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana issued a statement Thursday morning, denying Anderson’s appeal and affirming the conviction and sentence. However, the court did note that Anderson was improperly ordered to pay attorney’s fees in the case.

Motorists who travel through the Campbell area will be needing to navigate through some construction zones starting next week and likely continuing well into the fall.
TxDOT / TxDOT

Motorists who travel through the Campbell area will be needing to navigate through some construction zones starting next week and likely continuing well into the fall.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials Thursday announced work will begin Monday on FM 513 in Hunt County, between FM 499 and the Interstate 30 South Frontage Road.

A.K. Gillis & Sons is the contractor and has been given 118 working days to complete the estimated $1.6 million project.

Roger Dale Hogue
Greenville Herald-Banner

Calls from concerned citizens and a rapid response by area law enforcement may have resulted in a woman’s life being saved Wednesday night.

Roger Dale Hogue, 48, was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence, for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at the woman’s head during the incident. At the time of the arrest, Hogue was on parole for a 1998 murder in Lone Oak.

David Dreiling, right, is the new Mayor of the City of Greenville, while Jerry Ransom was elected to an unexpired term in Place 1 and former Greenville City Attorney Brent Money best Renee Francey to claim the Place 5 seat.
Joseph Hamrick / Greenville Herald-Banner

There will be four new faces on the Greenville City Council, as an incumbent met defeat during Saturday’s election, while another newcomer as elected to the Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees.

David Dreiling is the new Mayor of the City of Greenville, while Jerry Ransom was elected to an unexpired term in Place 1 and former Greenville City Attorney Brent Money best Renee Francey to claim the Place 5 seat.

Michael Moore has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Alicia Moore.
WFAA

The Greenville-Herald Banner has reported that Michael Moore has been found guilty of capital murder in connection with the 2012 death of Alicia Moore of Greenville. The verdict was announced in in the 294th District Court in Van Zandt County court on May 8.

The Herald-Banner is hosting a political forum this evening featuring the contested races for mayor and Places 1 and 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Landmark on Lee Street, 2920 Lee Street in downtown Greenville.
Greenville Herald-Banner

The upcoming municipal election will decide who will get to sit in four seats on the Greenville City Council, with early voting to start in less than a week.

Places 1, 5 and 6 on the council, along with the mayor’s post, are on the ballot.

The Herald-Banner is hosting a political forum this evening featuring the contested races for mayor and Places 1 and 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Landmark on Lee Street, 2920 Lee Street in downtown Greenville.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks hosted a town hall meeting Thursday night for the residents of the City of Campbell.
Brad Kellar

About 20 residents of the City of Campbell and the surrounding area gathered inside the Campbell Community Center Thursday night, to hear from Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.

Meeks hosted the second in a planned series of town hall meetings, and brought along his command staff, County Commissioner for Precinct 4 Jim Latham, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Place 1 Wayne Money and others.

Deanna Robinson (left) speaks to the press alongside her legal team during a protest in front of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon. Only a handful of individuals showed up for the protest.
Caleb Slinknard / Greenville Herald-Banner

A planned protest outside of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office on Apr. 13 drew a handful of people in support of Deanna Robinson, the woman at the center of a widely-circulated video which shows a deputy hitting the then-pregnant Robinson during an arrest on March 4.

Monday’s event offered an opportunity for Robinson to meet with those gathered and to speak with reporters about the incident and the ongoing investigation.

This Prius crashed into a home in Greenville as the result of a multi-county high speed pursuit Wednesday evening.
Hunt/Rockwall County Scanner / Facebook

Local Hunt, Hopkins and Delta County and other law enforcement went into action Wednesday evening at approximately 6 p.m. in pursuit of a vehicle moving at a high velocity. It was reportedly the driver of a Toyota Prius.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a public town hall meeting in Lone Oak this evening.
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The first of what is expected to be multiple town hall meetings concerning crime in Hunt County is scheduled tonight in Lone Oak.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Lone Oak Civic Center, is designed to open a dialogue between his office and the communities within Hunt County about current crime trends and to share information.

Meeks said he plans to conduct similar meetings throughout the county.

Local prosecutors and law enforcement officers will receive seized money a Hidalgo County man was carrying in a backpack in December, after connecting the more than $63,000 in cash to the sale of illegal drugs.
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Local prosecutors and law enforcement officers will receive seized money a Hidalgo County man was carrying in a backpack in December, after connecting the more than $63,000 in cash to the sale of illegal drugs.

The Hunt County District Attorney’s Office filed a suit in January with the 196th District Court, claiming the money was contraband tied to narcotics trafficking.

The water level on Lake Tawakoni has risen to where the City of Greenville has postponed plans to dredge the city's intake on the reservoir.
Brad Kellar

Mother Nature may have saved the City of Greenville a lot of money, at least temporarily.

Recent rains have raised the water level on Lake Tawakoni enough to where the city is again able to utilize its intake on the reservoir. City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said a plan to dredge a new channel around the intake, which had been left high and dry due to the extended drought, has been put on hold for the moment.

“We know this might not last for a long time,” Ebrahim said. “We are aware that this might come back again.”

Body cameras may make their way into all Texas police department.
Greenville Police Department

The Greenville Police Department has not yet classified the death of a local man, whose body was discovered last week in the Longbranch Creek.

City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said the investigation into the circumstances of the death of Dustin Antoin Hardaway, 31, of Greenville, remained an open case as of Monday.

“They’ve said they will continue the investigation until they receive the autopsy results and then they will go from there,” Barton said.

Mayor Reid will address the Chamber of Commerce tomorrow morning at 11:30.
City of Greenville

Greenville Mayor Steve Reid is scheduled to present the “State Of The City” address during the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. Friday inside the renovated Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.

Within the past year, Greenville has seen the start of renovations at Crossroads Mall, the beginning of construction on the Splash Kingdom water park, construction starting on the Walmart Neighborhood Market, the start of the expansion at Total Equipment and Service and the start of operations at International Grains and Cereal.

"Hunt County Days" at the Texas state capitol will take place March 3-4.
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Local business and government leaders will be traveling to Austin next week, to make their feelings known to state lawmakers.

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee has organized the biennial Hunt County Days trip for March 3-4. The Chamber’s Susan Spoonemore said the response to the event has been encouraging.

“We have more people signed up than we did two years ago,” Spoonemore said.

In 2013, about 30 people made the journey south.

“Right now we have more than 40 going,” Spoonemore noted.

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