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Suspect in Caddo Mills murder case files writ

Feb 19, 2014
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.

GOP primary: Hunt County ballot

Feb 13, 2014
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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.

This ranch in county a bit too risque

Feb 5, 2014
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.

Grand jury returns assault indictments

Feb 3, 2014
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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.

Robbery shooting suspect eyes bond reduction

Jan 24, 2014
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.

Early voting continues this week

Oct 28, 2013

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.

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.

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.

Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties

Aug 13, 2013
Texas A&M Forest Service

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

KETR

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

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.

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.

Herald-Banner: Alicia Moore's uncle arrested

May 7, 2013
Greenville Herald-Banner

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

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.

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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