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Three departments responded to a house fire on State Highway 24 in Klondike.
Patricia Blundell / Cooper Review

On Saturday evening an all terrain vehicle (ATV) is believed to be the cause of a house fire of a home located on State Highway 24 in Klondike.

“We received the call at 4:49 p.m. and had to attack through the attic,” said Tanner Crutcher, Cooper Volunteer Fire Captain, on the home/shop combination structure.

Celebration Plaza will be the focus of downtown workshops.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Celebration Plaza will be the highlight of the upcoming downtown workshops.

Downtown Sulphur Springs will be featured as part of the 23rd Congress For New Urbanism’s (CNU) National Conference. Sulphur Springs will provide an afternoon tour, discussion regarding code enforcement and downtown properties. The tour speaker will be Ian Lockwood, who is recognized in sustainable transportation and urban design as well as Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell, who in his 20 years has overseen the $6.5 million revitalization of the central commercial district.

During a lengthy meeting this week all but one of the Sulphur Springs City Council opposed the Texas Senate Bill 1158, which could increase sales taxes in Hopkins County.

The highest risk for severe weather on April 9 lies east of Paris and Sulphur Springs.
NWS

Northeast Texas should experience strong to severe thunderstorms tonight, with lightning, high winds and large hail being the primary threats expected, according to the National Weather Service. 

May elections: Bonham to elect new council members

Apr 9, 2015
The Fannin County May 2015 election, has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham.
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The Fannin County May 2015 election has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham. 

Bonham

Ward 1: John Burnett (Uncontested)

Ward 5: Kevin Hayes, Lewis Faith

At-Large:Chantal Carey, Robert Thomas, Tony Rodriguez

Mayor: Roy Floyd (uncontested)

Honey Grove

Alderman at-large: Billy Bob Stephens, Leigh Dixon, Done Morrison

Ector

City Council: Kenneth Rhudy, Jimmy Dixon, Jerry (Sweet Tea) Newell, Dale Holt

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Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith tells us that the Master Gardeners will accept entries in the annual horticulture contest at the Hunt County Fair from 4-6 p.m.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said on April 8 that the Texas Rangers will investigate the violent arrest of a pregnant Quinlan woman on March 4.
Mark Haslett / KETR

  

The Texas Rangers will investigate a March 4 incident in which a Quinlan woman whose violent encounter with Hunt County sheriff’s deputies was recorded by home surveillance video. The clip has been shared widely on social media, resulting in regional and national attention to the story.

Deanna Robinson
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A Quinlan woman whose violent encounter with Hunt County sheriff’s deputies was recorded by home surveillance video has told various media organizations that she wants the man charged with assault.

The video has been shared widely on social media, resulting in regional and national attention to the story.

Deanna Robinson, 38, has said she was 38 weeks pregnant on March 4, the date of the incident. Child Protective Services officials as well as county sheriff’s department officers went to Robinson’s parents’ home to take custody of Robinson’s 18-month-old son, Landry.

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Bobbie Purdy and Vivian Freeman of the Silver Leos, a creative writing group and a part of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Association, say the important thing is to first put your stories down on paper and not worry about the punctuation, grammar and other details, which can be attended to later.  The Silver Leos were formed by A&M-Commerce English professor Dr.

Rand Paul announces presidential run

Apr 7, 2015
A strongly libertarian conservative, Paul first drew notice as a freshman senator for a nearly 13-hour filibuster he conducted in opposition to President Obama’s drone policy and the nomination of John O. Brennan to head the CIA.
NPR

Sen. Rand Paul, the maverick first-term senator and Texas native who rode a tea party wave from a Kentucky ophthalmology practice to Congress, on Tuesday formally announced a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. 

"I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," Paul wrote on his official campaign Web site, hours ahead of an official campaign launch in Louisville. 

House panel to weigh private property, gun rights

Apr 7, 2015
House Bill 2405 by state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, would make it possible for any business owner with an internet connection and printer to obtain a “no guns” sign.
NPR

With the Legislature almost certain to loosen restrictions on how and where people can carry handguns this session, a House committee Tuesday will consider streamlining the process for businesses to ban guns on their private property. 

House Bill 2405 by state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, would make it possible for any business owner with an internet connection and printer to obtain a “no guns” sign. 

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while the recent low prices of oil have had an effect on the Texas economy, the effect has been a slowing of the rate of growth, rather than an actual downturn.  Dr. Funderburk says Texas is still producing more oil than it was a year ago.

Court ruling limits state's authority during droughts

Apr 6, 2015
A state appeals court has sided with farmers, ranchers and other longstanding water rights holders in a Brazos River case with widespread implications for future water battles in drought-prone Texas.
StateImpact Texas

A state appeals court has sided with farmers, ranchers and other longstanding water rights holders in a Brazos River case with widespread implications for future water battles in drought-prone Texas. 

Upholding a lower court’s ruling, the 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi on April 2 ruled that Texas cannot give special treatment to cities or power generators over more “senior” water rights holders on parched rivers  – even if the state declares it necessary to protect the “public health, safety and welfare.” 

A shooting occurred in Commerce in the 800 block of Culver Street on the morning of April 6, police said. One person was shot and was taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews.

City of Bonham
City of Bonham

The mayor of Bonham, Roy Floyd, says two new industries have located in the Fannin County city, Trans Cable International, a manufacturer of computer cable, and Dalnor Industries, which manufactures test stands for jet engines.  The two companies combined will add 75-80 jobs in Bonham.  Also, Bonham is hosting its monthly Trade Days event this Thursday-Sunday.

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