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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

'Palcohol' poses risks to kids, others

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks warns that powdered alcohol, marketed as "Palcohol," and recently OKed by the Food and Drug Administration, poses considerable risk to children, and could create problems for organizations concerned with controlling the use of alcohol.

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Texas Crime and Corrections
12:01 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Titus Co. man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Adam Lee Blankenship
Bowie Co. Sheriff's Office

According to KLTV-Tyler, a 25-year-old Northeast Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he posted pornographic images of a 2-year-old relative online. Adam Lee Blankenship, from Titus County, has been jailed since his arrest last October, KLTV said.

Blankenship entered into the plea agreement on May 14 at a federal court appearance in Texarkana, the report said. His plea deal includes a proposed 25-year prison term and lifetime probation, the report said.

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Texas Energy
8:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Rancher's battle with Oncor gains attention

StateImpact Texas

A North Texan’s battle to budge the power line that he says was built in the wrong place on his ranch is gaining attention from landowners and utilities as Texas regulators prepare to decide the line’s fate. 

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Greenville
8:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Charges filed following attacks on officers

Melbourne Kim
Greenville Herald-Banner

A local man is in custody at the Hunt County Jail, charged with violently attacking two officers with the Greenville Police Department.

One officer was slightly injured when the suspect threw a knife at his face.

Melbourne Francis Kym III, 27, is being held in lieu of a total of $409,500 in connection with the Monday afternoon incident.

Kym was charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, and one count each of resisting arrest, search or transport with a deadly weapon and assault causing bodily injury/family violence.

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Greenville
8:01 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Lengthy sentence issued for robbery

Willie Jackson
Greenville Herald-Banner

A Greenville man has been sentenced to a lengthy term in prison for shooting a man during an armed hold-up one year ago.

A jury in the 354th District Court Tuesday sentenced Willie Frank Jackson to 90 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division on one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

The same panel had convicted Jackson, 55, Monday evening following a one-day trial.

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Hunt County
7:44 am
Thu May 15, 2014

McNabb tribute this weekend in Quinlan

NPR

A tribute is scheduled this weekend in memory of a fallen soldier from Hunt County.

United States Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Henry McNabb was killed in a 2009 helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan.

His father, Hunt County Justice of the Peace David McNabb, will be honored during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ford High School in Quinlan.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

What we can learn from the Aussies; Saturday Farmers Market is back in Greenville

Pud Kearns
Credit Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville recently returned from a visit to a friend in Australia.  She happened to arrive on ANZAC Day, celebrating the veterans of Australia and New Zealand.  Pud says we could take lessons from the Aussies on how to throw a parade and honor vets.  And the Greenville Farmers Market is back, Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.

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Blacklands Corridor
1:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

'Eastern terminus' of proposed road undecided

Matthew Hopkins of Hunt County addresses the audience of about 50 area residents who attended the May 13 forum in Garland.
Mark Haslett

If - and everything about the Blacklands Corridor has an "if" in front of it - there is a new road between Greenville and Garland, there are quite a few places where it could go.

The North Central Texas Council of Government's Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study is on schedule. By the end of this calendar year, the agency expects to have recommendations for the future of transportation infrastructure in the region between Greenville and the President George Bush Tollway in Garland. The study area includes parts of Collin, Dallas, Hunt and Rockwall Counties.

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Commerce
1:41 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

One arrested following crash investigation

Credit policehow.com

One person has been arrested in connection with a two-vehicle crash that injured three people last week.

According to a press release, Commerce Police Department responded to a call around 2 p.m. on May 7 of a two-vehicle crash in the area of Highway 24 and Highway 50. According to investigators, a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 50 was struck from behind by another vehicle traveling at a high speed in the same direction. Alcohol is expected to have played a part in the crash.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Soil test kits can help in your home gardening

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says the Agrilife Extension Service in Greenville offers soil-testing kits that can tell you a lot about your soil, and what may be needed to grow certain kinds of plants.  And Stephanie says a home-garden tour is coming up Saturday, May 31.

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