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The details haven't been finalized, but signficant budget cuts of some kind seem inevitable for Greenville schools in the 2018-19 school year.
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The fiscally troubled Greenville Independent School District has outlined a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes major cuts, including elimination of several programs. The budget was presented to the public at a May 31 workshop hosted by the Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says a "farm and wares" market will start in downtown Cooper as part of the next "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30.  "Cruisin' the Bricks" is a monthly opportunity for drivers to show off their cars on the brick-paved square of downtown Cooper, but also is an occasion when people can meet and socialize.  Also, Cindy reports Interstate 30 Exit 110, the main entrance to Cumby, has reopened.  It has been closed for about a year while new

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The director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, Lori Cope, says the organization plans to provide funding for foster parents and others to provide fun summer activities for children.  CASA was boosted in this effort by $10,000 raised by the Altrusa Club.  CASA will be having another training session for volunteers in July.  CASA serves children in foster care.

Greenville City and ISD police thursday charged a 14-year-old Greenville Middle School student with making a terroristic threat after they say he allegedly texted a friend that he would "shoot up the school."

In a statement, the city police department said the girl was arrested Thursday morning and taken to the Grayson County Juvenile Detention Center. She reportedly told officers that she was joking; that she'd "seen all of the news involving school shootings and thought it would be funny to scare her friends," according to the statement.

Data released May 31 show most of Northeast Texas either abnormally dry or in moderate drought.
U.S. Drought Monitor

It’s not quite June yet, but parts of Northeast Texas are already experiencing dry soil conditions as the region heads into summer. The Sulphur River valley and adjacent areas are particularly dry.

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Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Nutrition in Rockwall, discusses a Mayo Clinic article on exercise.  Individuals can determine the intensity of their exercise routine, and what's best for them, by several recommended methods.  Lower intensity exercise -- in which you can still carry on a conversation with a partner -- is recommended for beginners.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says fire ants can be combatted with what's called the "Texas Two-Step" method.  Step one is less well-known -- spreading fire-ant bait over the entire yard.  Step two is more familiar -- placing the bait on top of individual mounds. The Master Gardeners are hosting a tour starting at 9 a.m. Saturday (June 2), including the Heritage Garden in downtown Greenville.  Tickets are for sale at the Hunt County Agrilife Extension office on Washington Street.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought conditions grew across Northeast Texas this past week. But the Panhandle has finally gotten some relief.

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The founder of the popular Western retail chain Cavender’s died Tuesday morning. 

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Photo by Afiq Nashiron

A truck carrying bees through Lamar County spilled its contents Monday. On Tuesday, crews were still trying to catch them all.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, recently took a group of students to Mexico to study the Mexican system of dealing with illegal drugs. Despite the notorious drug gangs in Mexico, Dr. Hendicks says Mexican laws against use of illegal drugs are much tougher than American laws, and Mexico does not provide government-funded rehabilitation programs.

Collin County Sheriff's Office deputies and dive teams from Lewisville and Wylie responded to a call of a possible drowning on Sunday evening.
Collin County Sheriff's Office

Update: May 30, 2018: Police in Melissa have identified the 18 year old Bonham man as Xzavion Epps.

A Bonham teenager, whose idenitity has not been released as of late Monday morning, appears to have drowned at a pond near Melissa.

Body Of Missing Woman Found At Lake Ray Hubbard

May 28, 2018
A 40-year-old woman apparently drowned at Lake Ray Hubbard on May 26.
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The body of a 40-year-old woman who went missing at Lake Ray Hubbard after going into the water was recovered Sunday afternoon, according to officials.

Northeast Texas Trail, Facebook

Jack Neal, the executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, and trail user Hank Pickering of Wolfe City discuss a recent Texas Monthly article on the trail.  Jack says the trail is not considered complete, although hikers, bikers and others can traverse its entire 130-mile length from Farmersville to New Boston.

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Employers can force workers to settle disputes outside of court, the U.S. Supreme Court said this week, which could negatively affect agricultural workers and employees who earn low wages.

That’s because ag-sector workers, like farmhands and meatpacking-plant employees, often have to turn to class-action lawsuits to collect unfairly withheld or stolen wages.

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