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Brad Kellar

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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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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 is among the local officials who dio not have an opponent in next spring's elections.
Mark Haslett / 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.

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 Greenville City Council has decided against a proposal to record council meetings for replay on local cable television, the City of Greenville web site and/or for airing live.
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 in 2015.
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.

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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.
Courtesy Photo

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.”

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