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.

Ways To Connect

The proposed extension of FM 1570 has been talked about for years and was included as part of the Small Area Plan adopted in 2011.
Wikipedia

State transportation officials found no major issues with a proposed project to expand FM 1570.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) published a notice in Sunday’s Herald-Banner, indicating the agency found no significant impact from the plan to extend FM 1570 between State Highway 66 and U.S. Highway 380, which may be part of the long-anticipated “Greenville Loop” project.

Hunt County Judge John Horn held up a folder which featured the new Hunt County logo, aproved Tuesday by the Hunt County Commissioners Court.
Greenville Herald-Banner

Hunt County is looking more colorful than ever, thanks to a new logo approved by the Hunt County Commissioners Court.

The idea for a county logo came from the 2015 Hunt County Leadership Class through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. The group’s Paul Kelley appeared before the Commissioners Tuesday.

“This actually came to fruition when we came back from Hunt County Days on the bus,” Kelley said.

Each Leadership Class comes up with a project to tackle, designed to improve the community. The 13 members in this year’s class considered coming up with a new logo.

Roger Dale Hogue
Greenville Herald-Banner

A Lone Oak man, previously convicted of murder, is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on multiple charges in connection with an incident in and around the city last month.

Roger Dale Hogue, 48, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail, following his arrest on the night of May 20, after witnesses reported observing Hogue repeatedly threaten the female driver of a mini-van by pointing a handgun at her head. The woman was not injured as a result of the incident.

Bradford said it was unclear as of Monday evening why Rigsby did not stop at the crossing.
Greenville Herald-Banner

A local woman was killed Monday morning when the pickup she was driving was struck by a train east of Greenville. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Kyle Bradford said Ladonna S. Rigsby, 66, of Greenville was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Road 4108.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks
KETR

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said his department’s internal investigation into the video which shows a deputy hitting a pregnant woman has been completed.

But the information will not be released until after a separate investigation into the incident is completed by the Texas Rangers.

“We’re not going to release that until we get the Texas Rangers report,” Meeks said.

A widely circulated video depicts a deputy hitting the then-pregnant Deanna Robinson during an arrest on March 4.

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.
Courtesy Photo

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.
Courtesy Graphic

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.

Pages