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Hunt County
7:35 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Animals seized from shelter in Wolfe City

provided image SPCA

The Texas SPCA and Hunt County Constable Terry Jones removed approximately 200 animals from the Frank Barchard Memorial Shelter in Wolfe City Wednesday morning, alleging poor housing conditions, sick animals and contaminated water.

“Many of the dogs are being cruelly confined in kennels and pens outdoors and inside a building on the property and many of the animals appear to be suffering from open wounds, eye discharge and other issues,” the SPCA said in a press release. “The water provided to many of the animals appears to be contaminated.”

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

'Bras for Cause' kickoff event Aug. 21

Pud Kearns
Credit Housewarmers of Greenville

Start creating your designer bras for "Bras for the Cause."  Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the kickoff event is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21 at Landon Winery in Greenville, and the "Bras for the Cause" auction for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District breast-cancer facility is Thursday, October 9.   The theme this year is "Brazinga!"

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Greenville
3:34 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Police continue investigation into elderly resident's death

Robert Younger
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly local resident, whose body was discovered in a cemetery over the weekend.

A memorial service is set Thursday for Robert Younger, 86, of Greenville.

Few details had been released as of Tuesday evening concerning the circumstances of Younger’s death.

City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said a cause of death had not been determined, pending the results of an autopsy.

The police department was characterizing it as an “unattended death” as of Tuesday evening.

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Greenville
3:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Council approves new sign for Texan Theater

The historic Texan Theater.
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville City Council has approved a big new electronic sign for the historic Texan Theater.

The digital sign will be installed on a coffee shop being built next store as part of the entire project to renovate the theater.

“It is going to be something Greenville is going to be proud of,” said Building Official Steve Methven, in recommending the change in the city’s code of ordinances.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Community Seeds training new welders

Bert Cooper
Credit Community Seeds

The executive director of Lone Oak-based Community Seeds, Bert Cooper, says his faith-based organization is training people to become welders.  Welding is a much-sought-after skill in the economy.

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Delta County
6:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Arrests made following rash of auto thefts

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According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.

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News
6:32 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Nomination Deadline nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers are reminded Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. These committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with members serving three-year terms.

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News
6:28 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Delta County sets the curve on wages

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported Delta County as having the lowest national weekly wage average at $378. Statistically, this has created confusion among the population.

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Fannin County
2:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Savoy booster club treasurer accused of stealing

Savoy High School Cardinals
Credit Texas High School Helmet Project / http://www.txhshelmetproject.com

The former treasurer of the Savoy Athletic Booster Club is facing charges of theft and embezzlement.

KXII-TV reported that Linda Berube, 45, was arrested on July 11 and charged with one count of theft of $1,500 to $20,000 and three counts of forgery of a financial instrument.

Savoy Police Chief Kevin Cheairs told KXII that the charges refer to events alleged to have occurred between June 2012 and May 2014. 

Berube was booked into the Fannin County jail on July 11 and released later that day on a $4,000 bond.

 

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Hunt County
7:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

County slated to ratify general election judges

It will only be a matter of weeks before voters in Hunt County join others across the state to begin casting ballots for the November general election.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled today to take a step in preparing for the election, by ratifying the judges and alternate judges for elections for the the next two years.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook is presenting the item before the commissioners as part of the regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.

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