Hunt County

Unemployment
3:36 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Hunt County jobless rate rises, while many others fall

AUSTIN - The Texas jobless rate in April dropped below 7 percent (6.9 percent) for the first time in three years, bringing with it improved figures for several Northeast Texas counties.

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Interstate 30
7:00 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Update: Semi fire slows motorists' evening commute

Credit: Mysti Eason, motorist

HUNT COUNTY - Eastbound traffic was being detoured along Interstate 30 Monday afternoon near the Rockwall/Hunt County line after a semi caught fire.

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Clean Air
8:56 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Hunt County recieves a grade of B in Air Quality

stateoftheair.org

Results were mixed for area counties based on an air quality test performed by the American Lung Association.

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Severe Weather
6:44 am
Thu April 5, 2012

11 confirmed tornadoes, 15 possible

A picture of the scope of tornado damage south of Royse City in Rockwall County
National Weather Service

The amount of confirmed tornadoes Tuesday could still rise, but officials say at least one occurred in Hunt County as multiple homes were destroyed near Union Valley.

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Wildfires
12:35 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Local firefighters to get money back for their efforts

Commerce Firefighters dispatched to the Fort Davis wildfire captured this image in April 2011

GREENVILLE - Hunt county fire departments will be able to be reimbursed for most of the expenses they incurred while battling the hundreds of grass and wildfires across the region last year.

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Politics
9:18 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Some local primaries will not require a general election

GREENVILLE - It’s mostly a GOP primary scene in Hunt County, with only three democratic candidates of the 37 total appearing on the May 29 ballot.

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Drug bust
8:14 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Two alleged drug dealers arrested in undercover plot

BONHAM - Two Hunt County residents are behind bars following an investigation into a local drug operation.

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Politics
8:01 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Contested races for area hospital board elections

We’ve been reporting this week on the city council and school board races in our region, as Monday marked the filing deadline for the May 12 elections. Filing also came to a close Monday for area hospital board elections, scheduled for the same day.

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Drought
7:16 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Rains help local entities escape drought conditions

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

The latest edition of the United States Drought Monitor for the State of Texas shows a few area counties no longer under a drought.

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Drought
7:25 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Drought conditions improving for North Texas

droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

The U.S. Drought Monitor for the State of Texas released its latest report Tuesday, showing that for the first time some 20 months, a swath of the region was no longer listed under drought conditions.

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Water
8:40 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Sunrise Municipal Utility District to discuss lake options

GREENVILLE - Developers wanting to create a new reservoir lake in Hunt County may now know where the water will come from.

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Drought
8:12 am
Mon January 30, 2012

2012 rainfall off to a good start

GREENVILLE - Figures put Hunt County in decent shape as far as precipitation goes compared to a year ago. 

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Fatal accident
1:50 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Update: Victim identified in fatality crash

LONE OAK - Wet road conditions were in a factor in a Wednesday morning traffic accident that took the life of a Sulphur Springs man.

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High speed chase
8:45 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Drugs found after police stop vehicle in high speed chase

HUNT COUNTY - Two East Texas men are in custody following a chase Thursday through Hunt County where speeds topped 100 mph.

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Unemployment
8:36 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Local unemployment figures show positive gains

According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Hopkins County’s lowest jobless rate in the region continued to fall, down to 6.5 percent in November, a half percent drop from October.

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