Resuming their positions on the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees will be Thomas Darden and Blake Randle for full three-year terms along with an unexpired term for Anita Moody. Challenging for a place was Laura Gillean receiving a total of 47 votes. Darden received 165, Randle had 169 and Moody with 168 with the majority of the votes being cast absentee. The votes were canvassed on Monday, May 19.
Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.
This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.
It seems there has been a war waged against hunger at Cooper Junior High School, and the victors are Delta Hope House recipients. Cooper Junior High Student Council sponsored this class “penny war” jar competition for the purpose of raising $318 for the Delta Hope House.
The Delta Hope House would also like to thank all the classes that participated in this war on hunger, also the sponsors Deena White, Shelly Colley and the Junior High Student Council which staged this event.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses Greenville's history of "opera houses." The best known was the King Opera House, part of which still stands within the Texan Theater, which is being extensively renovated and will reopen this fall.
Nationally many tea party-backed candidates have been losing primary elections. But in Texas one big tea party organization has joined with other conservative groups. The goal: becoming the dominant voice in Texas Republican politics.
In a meeting room in a Greenville strip mall filled with rows of folding chairs, the head of the state’s largest pro-life group told activists the enemy in Austin isn’t the minority of Democrats. It’s Republicans who haven’t delivered.
Texas Water Development Board Executive Administrator Kevin Patteson is standing by his decision to support the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. Patteson's recommendation to the agency's board included some revisions to the draft published in March, but kept its central message.
Two adults and seven Thompson Middle School students were taken to Hunt Regional Medical center in Greenville for "non-life-threatening" injuries following a school bus crash this morning in Quinlan, according to local police.
The accident happened on FM 751 near the intersection with FM 429, officials said. A Quinlan ISD school bus collided with another vehicle, both of which were traveling on FM 751, police said.
It’s going to be a busy week for the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. The Texas Water Development Board is in the process of resolving a conflict between two regional planning groups over the idea. The Northeast Texas group doesn’t want there to be a new, 70,000 acre lake along the Sulphur River north of Mount Pleasant. The North Texas group is in favor of the proposal.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the Farmers Market on Bonham Alley returns Saturday morning, May 24. Also, murals will be painted on some of the blank walls in downtown Commerce this summer, and the city has received a grant to demolish and rebuild two local homes.