While some parts of North Texas are expected to receive snowfall on Feb. 2, the forecast for the KETR service area features freezing rain instead.
Most of Fannin County, eastern Collin County and Rockwall County are expected to have some freezing rain this afternoon, with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation expected on elevated surfaces.
Officials have identified Kara Elizabeth Croop, 33, as the victim in the Jan. 31. Police said that her husband, Scott Croop, 39, shot her in the street outside of their home on the 400 block of Cookston Lane before shooting himself. Scott Croop was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kara Croop was severely wounded and transported to a Dallas hospital, officials said.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper on Jan. 27 on nine charges of forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony.
Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Brown said that Alley has been accused of stealing checks totaling $716.99 from her mother’s purse. Alley admitted using the money to buy illegal prescription narcotics, Brown said.
Alley remains in the Delta County jail with a bond set at $40,000 on each count.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&M-Commerce sports. On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.
The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.
Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of The Morning Bell.
Voters have only a few days left to make sure they can participate in the March 4 primary elections, which in Hunt County multiple contested races on the GOP side.
Monday, Feb. 3 is the deadline to register to vote, or to make a change of address to be effective for election day, through the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville. Early voting is scheduled February 18-28.
The Texas Democratic Party has alleged that a Rockwall County employee used a government facility to fundraise for the Republican Party.
The Texas Democratic Party has requested a criminal investigation into possible illegal election activity at the Rockwall County Clerk’s office, according to a release from the party on Jan. 29.
Also, the Democratic Party’s general counsel, Chad W. Dunn, has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rockwall County Clerk Shelli Miller. The letter alleges that Miller has engaged in unlawful political fundraising.
The local food bank that serves Commerce needs more room. Commerce Food Pantry Inc. board president Dennis White told the city council at a Jan. 21 meeting that the agency has outgrown its current space, according to a report in The Commerce Journal.
White told the council that Commerce Food Pantry serves 45-50 families weekly, or about 200 people monthly. The food bank is open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church on Monroe Street.
U.S. Border Patrol agents last fiscal year apprehended about 57,500 more people attempting to cross into the United States illegally via the southern border than in 2012, according to data released this week by the agency.
The spike, however, is attributed mainly to an influx of immigrants coming from countries other than Mexico. Agency officials said in a statement that those immigrants were “predominantly individuals from Central America.”