Hunt County

Hunt County
9:47 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Suspect in Caddo Mills murder case files writ

Caddo Mills Police Department

A suspect charged with murder in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting death in Caddo Mills is seeking the appointment of an attorney to represent him.

Joshua Madison Newkirk remains in custody in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond in connection with the death of Joshua Edmund Gerber.

Newkirk, 28, filed a writ from the jail, seeking the appointment of a defense attorney. A hearing on the writ is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the 196th District Court.

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2014 Elections
4:30 am
Thu February 13, 2014

GOP primary: Hunt County ballot

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Hunt County voters will be casting ballots for congress, state senate, state representative, county judge, 196th district court, district clerk, county court at law No. 1, county clerk, county commissioners in precincts 2 and 4, justices of the peace and constables.

All of the contested primary races in Hunt County are on the Republican Party ballot.

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Hunt County
10:37 am
Wed February 5, 2014

This ranch in county a bit too risque

Hunt County Sheriff’s Department investigated suspisions of a sexually oriented business operating in Hunt County.
Hunt County / www.huntcounty.net

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has taken steps to close down a ranch in the county.

But this operation apparently had nothing to do with horses or cows and it appeared the wearing of a cowboy hats, boots and just about any other form of clothing was completely optional.

Sheriff Randy Meeks said Tuesday his office was notified about a month ago about “Risque Ranch”, a possibly sexually-oriented business operating in Hunt County.

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Hunt County
2:56 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Grand jury returns assault indictments

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The Hunt County grand jury has returned multiple indictments alleging incidents of aggravated assault.

 — Timothy James Hobbs, 33, of Wylie, received one indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hobbs was alleged in the indictment to have stabbed a male victim with a knife on Nov. 23, 2012.

— Brandon Shane Hooten, 37, of Greenville, received one indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hooten was alleged to have threatened a female victim with a knife on January 9.

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Hunts County
9:05 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Robbery shooting suspect eyes bond reduction

The incident occurred on Broadview Street, located in south central Greenville, between Stonewall Street and Interstate 30.
Brad Kellar / heraldbanner.com

A local man, arrested in connection with last week’s reported robbery/shooting on Broadview Street in Greenville, is seeking a reduction in his almost $1 million in bonds on the charges.

At the time of the shooting, Christopher Steven Martin of Greenville was already free on bond on multiple charges in connection with a January 2 incident on Walworth Street. Martin is now facing multiple counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault involving the January 15 shooting.

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Hunt County
1:43 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Early voting continues this week

Early voting continues this week in advance of the Nov. 5 election which will determine the fate of more the 12 million dollars in bonds.

Voters can cast ballots in Greenville, Commerce or Quinlan for the bond election over a state-wide election on amending the Texas Constitution.

Voters who live in certain areas of Hunt County may also be able to participate, with elections also being held  in Josephine and Cumby.

Voters need to make sure to have legal ID with them when casting ballots.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Cotton pickin' memories

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says fall was once cotton picking time in Hunt County and all of Northeast Texas.  She's our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Texas Health
3:48 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Audio: Hunt Regional CEO describes board's proposal

Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO Richard Carter, second from left, at a recent awards presentation. Pictured are, left to right, volunteer Alice Parsons, Carter, volunteer Joyce Johnson, volunteer coordinator Jeanye Roberts.
huntregional.org

Hunt County voters will decide the fate of a bond measure in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. If approved, the bond would fun new emergency-care facilities in Commerce and Quinlan. In this audio clip, Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO Richard Carter explains the plans.

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Northeast Texas
8:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties

Counties in red have burn bans in effect as of Aug. 13.
Texas A&M Forest Service

Hunt County has joined Franklin and Kaufman Counties in banning most outdoor fires.

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Breaking News
2:50 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

UPDATE: Large grass fire reported near Lone Oak

KETR

A large grass fire has been reported near Lone Oak, with many local fire departments responding.

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Hunt County
5:21 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Commerce tax office to re-open

Hunt County

The Eastern Branch Tax Office will re-open at its former location at 1114 Main St., according to a release from Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Wineinger.

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Voter Guide 2013: Hunt Co.
11:40 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Campbell alcohol vote, council contests on tap

KETR

Campbell residents will decide on two ballot initiatives, including one regarding alcohol sales, while voters elsewhere in Hunt County will determine city council races.

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Hunt County
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Herald-Banner: Alicia Moore's uncle arrested

Alicia Moore
Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that the uncle of murdered Greenville teenager Alicia Moore has been arrested.

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Blacklands Turnpike
5:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Morris: Public will retain planning control

Michael Morris
North Central Texas Council of Governments

The director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Department says that a bill in the Texas Legislature - Senate Bill 1110 - would neither increase nor decrease the likelihood of the Blacklands Turnpike becoming a reality.

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Transportation bill moving through legislature

NPR

A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature.

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