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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Hunt County Historical Commission begins new year

Commerce railroad roundhouse
Credit Flickr

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor reviews the events of local history 100 years ago, and is now starting a review of the year 1915.  With one more look back at 1914, Carol relates the story of the construction of Commerce's railroad roundhouse.  The Historical Commission begins its new year with a meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 22.

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Hunt County
10:38 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Hearing set in marijuana-dumping case

A hearing is scheduled in state district court this week for a Florida man charged in connection with a 2010 incident in which bags full of marijuana were dumped out of a plane flying across Hunt County.
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

A hearing is scheduled in state district court this week for a Florida man, charged in connection with a 2010 incident in which bags full of marijuana were dumped out of a plane flying across Hunt County.

Randall Thomas May, 52, of Palm Bay Fla., has pleaded not guilty to one count of  possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

May was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in December 2013 and was taken into custody by the Brevard County Florida Sheriff’s Office before being placed in local custody.

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Texas Politics
8:04 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Gohmert announces challenge to Boehner

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert
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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced Sunday morning that he will challenge House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio to be the leader of the House Republicans. 

Gohmert is, for now, likely a long-shot threat to Boehner. But two years ago, Boehner won re-election as speaker by one of the narrowest margins in modern history, thanks to a band of rebellious House Republicans.  

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

New Greenville, Commerce public art projects planned

Credit Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art discusses two new projects, a new mural in downtown Greenville by Pamela Edwards and a sculpture in Commerce City Park by David Zvanut.  See YouTube videos on the Greenville project and the Commerce project by clicking the links.

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Delta County
11:41 am
Fri January 2, 2015

New Year equals newly elected officials in office

Jason Murray took the oath of office before a courtroom full of Delta County citizens on Jan. 1, 2015 by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Courtesy Photo Facebook

Delta County newly elected officials were sworn into office on Thursday, Jan.1, 2015. Each was present at the noon hour at the district courtroom at the Delta County Courthouse to begin the New Year.

Taking the helm as Delta County Judge was native Jason Murray. Murray was sworn in by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. He is married to Heather and together they have three young children.

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Hunt County
8:07 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Area man wounded in New Year's shooting

Syrus Hurst of Point, awaiting trial on a charge of intoxication assault, was shot and critically wounded early Thursday morning, following a chain of events south of Greenville.
Credit Courtesy Photo

The new year started with violence in Hunt County.

A Rains County man awaiting trial on a charge of intoxication assault was shot and critically wounded early Thursday morning, following a chain of events south of Greenville.

Syrus Elmo Hurst of Point was reported to be in the intensive care unit at Parkland Hospital Thursday, as a result of being shot during an attempted break-in at a residence.

“Our last word is that he is in very critical condition,” according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.

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Cooper
11:49 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Injuries occur in two-vehicle accident at State Highway 24 intersection

Delta County Sheriff's Deputies examine the damage at the scene of an accident at SH 24 and FM 64 in Cooper.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 24 and Farm-to-Market Road 64 has traffic slowed over the lunch hour in Cooper.

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Greenville
8:25 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Bond set in attack Monday at L3

Credit Caleb Slinkard

A Rockwall man remained in the Hunt County Jail Tuesday evening, charged with attacking and injuring a security guard Monday at the L-3 Mission Integration facility in Greenville.

Gavino Silva Zertuche Jr., 46, was being held in lieu of a total of $55,000 bond on one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant and criminal trespass. It was unclear whether Zertuche had an attorney, and he had not filed a writ of habeas corpus from the jail seeking the appointment of an attorney as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Pay attention to 'little things' in marriage, relationships

Dr. Linda Ball
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce assistant professor of counseling Dr. Linda Ball says "little things" add up in the long-term success of marriages and relationships.

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Greenville
3:32 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Dallas woman still listed as missing

Dallas woman is still missing.
Credit Brad Kellar

A Dallas woman is still listed as missing, after she disappeared from Greenville three weeks ago.

The Greenville Police Department indicated Monday that it did not have anything new to report concerning Lisa Byrd-New Andrews.

Andrews was reported missing Thursday, Dec. 11 after last being seen by family members in Greenville on Sunday, Dec. 7.

According to the police report, Andrews is believed to be driving a silver 2004 Ford Mustang belonging to a family member. The Texas license plate on the car is CZ5 K949.

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Greenville
3:32 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Suspect still sought in shooting

Police are still searching for a Garland man.
Credit Brad Kellar

A Garland man was still being sought by area law enforcement agencies Monday, in connection with a shooting last week which left a local resident seriously injured.

The Greenville Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Tony Dewayne Hunter Jr. on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, involving the incident early Friday morning at a local club. Hunter had not been taken into custody as of Monday evening.

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News
10:03 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Blaze takes family's home

Family's home in Sulphur Springs is destroyed by fire just after Christmas holiday.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Dike, Sulphur Bluff, Cumby, Brinker, North Hopkins, Hopkins County, Tira and Peerless firefighters and deputies were dispatched at 1:28 a.m. last Saturday to the State Highway 19 north property in Sulphur Springs, where a barn and a home were engulfed in flames, according to reports.

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reported a Hopkins County family had to flee their State Highway 19 north residence just after the Christmas holiday. The parents and children made it out of the wood frame house without injury, but most of their home was destroyed in the blaze.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Dr. Rick on pneumonia, shingles vaccines

Dr. Rick Selvaggi

Commerce general practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi discusses new guidelines on the pneumonia vaccine.  And the television commercials tell us to ask our physician about the shingles vaccine -- so we ask Dr. Rick about it.

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Cooper Lake
5:02 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Plan a First Day Hike for the New Year

Doctors Creek and South Sulphur Units will be offering First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2015.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Want to start off 2015 on the right foot? Looking for a nice walk in the woods? A Walk in the Park – First Day Hike will be held at both Doctors Creek and South Sulphur Units of Cooper Lake State Park on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

The South Sulphur Unit will begin at 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with hike, bike, run and geocaching on Coyote Run Trail. Jim Beach, State Park Peace Officer/Interpretive Guide for the South Sulphur Unit, invites the public to join the event.

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Hunt County
3:21 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Several to take oath of office

A swearing-in ceremony for Hunt County government officials is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the 354th District Court.
Credit Brad Kellar

Hunt County government officials are due to be sworn-in to office Thursday morning, to start the new year.

A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the 354th District Court, on the third floor of the Hunt County Courthouse.

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