News

Drought
8:40 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Counties begin to lift burn bans

GRAYSON COUNTY - As area counties and cities are upgrading water conservation measures, other entities are showing signs that perhaps recent rains have made an impact.

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School funding
5:45 am
Wed October 26, 2011

State awards local schools with HVAC money

AUSTIN - Eight Northeast Texas school districts have been awarded over $3 million toward the replacement of old, inefficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

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Jobs
4:06 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

National business to expand operations locally, bring jobs

BONHAM - A Bonham manufacturing company has announced plans to significantly expand operations, which will provide up to 30 jobs within the next two years.

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Missing person
12:13 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Missing teenager reportedly deceased

COOPER - A Cooper teenager was found dead Tuesday, four days after he had gone missing.

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Murder trial
7:38 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Punishment issued in Hunt County murder case

GREENVILLE - Caddo Mills resident Randall Douglas Smith has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of Gregory Poteet.

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Water
7:14 am
Tue October 25, 2011

More water conservation measures taken locally

FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Franklin County Water District has enacted a drought contingency plan because Lake Cypress Springs has dropped to 81 percent normal capacity.

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Murder
6:54 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Murder suspects in custody on $1 million bond apiece

HUNT COUNTY - The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of two people following the murder of a man over the weekend.

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Missing person
5:42 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Search for missing Delta County boy enters fourth day

COOPER - The search for a missing Cooper teenager, who hasn’t been seen since Friday afternoon, was still ongoing as of last night.

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Accident death
7:14 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Dike man dies

The Sulphur Springs News Telegram is reporting the death ofa Dike man in a one vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

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Caddo Mills murder trial
7:13 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Murder trial to conclude

A Hunt County murder trial should conclude today.  A sentencing phase in the murder trial of Randall Douglas Smith of Caddo Mills is scheduled to conclude Monday.

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Mary of Puddin' Hill
7:11 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Puddin' Hill is back

Mary of Puddin Hill is now expected to be open in time for the holidays.  The iconic Greenville business will have both its catalog ordering, and its retail store, in operation early next month, according to owner Ken Bain.

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Early Voting
7:09 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Early Voting begins today

Early Voting begins today for the November 8thelections.  Lone Oak is having an election to decide if a local sales tax to go towards the city’s streets is approved and in Wolfe City, the sale of alcoholic beverages is on the ballot. 

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Local Elections
7:07 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Possible changes for local elections

There could be some big changes for local elections next spring.  The Greenville City Council could vote Tuesday to scrap next spring’s municipal elections.

Or, the Council could decide to move the elections to November, conduct the elections on its own, or pay a little more to Hunt County in order to have the elections occur as currently scheduled in May.

Commerce Kidnapping
8:27 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Commerce man charged for kidnapping and more

A Commerce man charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence kidnapping last week decided to skip a Thursday bond hearing.  Christopher Bernard Alex is being held in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of a total of $45,000 bond on one count each of kidnapping- family violence, abandoning and endangering a child, evading arrest, and unlawful restraint.   A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, but no action was taken as Alex refused to come to court.  No new hearing date has been scheduled.  Alex previously served time for a 2003 armed robbery.  He was arrested following a

Charles Duane Mayo
8:25 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Man still faces lifetime in prison

Multiple indictments for indecency and  and aggravated sexual assault of a child filed against a Terrell man have been dismissed.   But Charles Duane Mayo Jr. still faces a life sentence for allegedly setting a child on fire.   Charles Duane Mayo Jr was scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges yesterday, about a month after a Kaufman County woman, Misty Laverna Dale Mayo, was sentenced to hundreds of years in prison on the same charges.

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