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Hunt County

Update: Semi fire slows motorists' evening commute

Apr 30, 2012
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.

Hunt County recieves a grade of B in Air Quality

Apr 26, 2012
stateoftheair.org

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

11 confirmed tornadoes, 15 possible

Apr 5, 2012
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.

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.

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.

Two alleged drug dealers arrested in undercover plot

Mar 13, 2012

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

Contested races for area hospital board elections

Mar 9, 2012

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.

Rains help local entities escape drought conditions

Feb 24, 2012
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.

Drought conditions improving for North Texas

Feb 3, 2012
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.

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

2012 rainfall off to a good start

Jan 30, 2012

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

Update: Victim identified in fatality crash

Jan 25, 2012

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

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

Local unemployment figures show positive gains

Dec 19, 2011

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.

COOPER - During Monday’s meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court, Hunt County Chief Appraiser Brent South recommended that the two organizations consolidate efforts.

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