Photo by Dan Gold
Photo by Dan Gold

The Greenville ISD says it will begin a bilingual program starting next school year.

O'Rourke Brings Campaign To Northeast Texas

Jan 4, 2018
About 100 people attended a campaign event in Greenville for U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat who is running to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican.
Mark Haslett

It’s next to impossible to talk about Beto O’Rourke without talking about Ted Cruz. The sitting Republican senator is the reason O’Rourke’s candidacy has caught real fire. Left-leaning publications like Mother Jones have not been shy about anointing O’Rourke as the great Blue hope; more centrist publications, like Vanity Fair, have dared to use the K-word to describe him: “Kennedyesque.”

TV station KTXD in Greenville has been sold by London Broadcasting.

Hunt County’s May 2015 election will present 11 city council elections, four mayoral elections and in Quinlan, a proposition for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.
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Hunt County’s May 2015 elections will present 11 city council elections, four mayoral elections and in Quinlan, a proposition for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.  


City Council, Place 1: Jean Klaus (uncontested) 

City Council, Place 3: Richard Hill, Ray Hunter.


Mayor: David Dreiling, Dan Perkins

City Council, Place 1: David Stewart, Jerry Ransom.

City Council, Place 5: Renee Francey, Brent Money

Mark Haslett

Opponents of the proposed toll road from Greenville to the President George Bush Turnpike in far northeastern Dallas County have spoken, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments appears to have heard.

Staff at the agency announced on Oct. 17 that they will not recommend that the toll road, called Northeast Gateway, be included in the regional transportation plan, called Mobility 2035.

Mark Haslett

Audio Transcript:

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.

The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.

Mark Haslett / KETR

For about a year and a half, Dallas-area media didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the North Central Texas Council of Governments transportation study of the "Blacklands Corridor" between Greenville and northeastern Dallas County. There was a bit of a rumble in early 2013 when it seemed developers might try to put in a toll road along the old Blacklands Railroad right-of-way, but when the Council of Governments shot down that plan, the whole story went onto the back burner for a while.

Mark Haslett

The latest in a series of public meetings presenting the possibility of a new toll road in the region was held in Rockwall last night. KETR’s Mark Haslett reports.

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An already violent summer in Hunt County has become even more tragic, with yet another shooting death reportedly having occurred in the county.

The Hunt and Collin county sheriff’s offices are involved in the investigation into the death of Oscar “Junior” Ovalle of Plano. Ovalle, 20, was reported to have been shot in the head Sunday morning at a residence near the Hunt/Collin county line, and died later at a hospital in McKinney.


Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the circumstances behind the shooting were still being ironed out as of Thursday night.

Dallas man placed on probation in carjacking case

Aug 19, 2014
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A Dallas man has been placed on probation, after pleading guilty to a reduced charge in connection with a reported carjacking in Greenville last month.

During a Friday afternoon hearing in the 354th District Court, Thomas Isaac Medlin, 33, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of robbery. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Medlin was placed on 10 years of deferred adjudication probation and was ordered to pay $1,357 in restitution.


Busy weekend for downtown Greenville

Aug 15, 2014
Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Unless you happen to be on a bicycle, navigating around downtown Greenville may be more tricky than usual this weekend.

Finding a parking place may also be a challenge, due to two big scheduled events.

Council approves settlement of lawsuit

Aug 13, 2014
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The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit, filed by the owner of a local car wash which had been the source of hundreds of noise complaints last summer.

The city will pay Carlos Limones $30,000 under the settlement, reached late last month in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. In return, Limones will drop his claim there was a conspiracy on the part of city officials against his business along FM 1570 in Greenville.

Authorities report missed jury duty scam

Aug 13, 2014
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Local law enforcement agencies are warning area residents of a telephone scam, where the victims are threatened with arrest if they don’t send the caller money via a pre-paid card.

Both the Greenville Police Department and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office have received reports of the scam, which involves a fake warrant officer calling about missed jury duty.

GEUS plans electric rate increase

Aug 11, 2014
Brad Kellar

The Greenville Electric Utility System intends to raise electric rates, in part to help pay for the local utility’s share of the Gibbons Creek power plant through the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA).

“The TMPA plant has been an integral part of GEUS’ power supply mix for many years keeping our rates very competitive”, said GEUS General Manager Gary Singleton.

It would be the first such increase in electric rates in four years.