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Hunt County
1:39 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Sheriff’s Office to receive personnel carrier

Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The Hunt County Commissioners Court approved a funds transfer Tuesday, which will allow the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to receive an armored personnel carrier from federal surplus.

But the commissioners wanted to discuss the issue for a while before taking a vote.

The commissioners voted during Tuesday’s regular session to approve the transfer of $2,600 from the equipment line item of the Federal  Forfeiture Account to pay for the delivery of a 2012 Mine Resistant Vehicle, which will be used by the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.

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Greenville ISD
1:35 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

GISD adds two colors to dress code

Greenville High School student Katie McMurray models one of the inventive costumes.
Credit Joseph Hamrick / Greenville Herald-Banner

Greenville Independent School District students will now have two extra colors to choose from beginning this fall.

The GISD School Board of Trustees approved solid navy and grey shirts and navy pants to the roster of colors to choose from during the Tuesday meeting.

Shirt colors now include red, white, black, navy and grey, and pants include khaki, black and navy to the repertoire of colors available.

According to District 6 Trustee Slack Brown, this is not a relaxation of the current dress code in place.

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Hunt County
9:58 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Training to close parts of FM 2101 Wed. afternoon

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Law enforcement, emergency management and hospital district personnel will be involved this afternoon in an “active shooter” drill in and near the Boles Independent School District.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is joining Hunt Regional Healthcare, the American Red Cross and the Boles ISD in conducting a large scale training exercise near the area of State Highway 34 and FM 2101.

The drill will involve multiple police, fire and EMS vehicles and personnel traveling into and out of the area.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Commerce Public Library offers 'opportunity to explore, introduction to new horizons'

Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."

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Fannin County
10:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Former deputy pleads guilty to sexual assault of inmates

William Clifford Isaacs
Credit KXII

A former Fannin County sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after pleading guilty to a felony charge related to sexual assault of female inmates in county custody.

William Clifford Isaacs Jr. of Ladonia also resigned from his position on the Ladonia city council after pleading guilty in federal court on June 9.

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Texas Politics
8:05 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Texas voter turnout among worst in country

NPR

Voter turnout in Texas is indisputably awful. 

The March primaries drew 1.9 million, with only 560,033 voting in the Democratic contest and the rest voting in the more competitive Republican races. According to the Texas secretary of state’s office, there were 18.9 million adults in the state in March, and 13.6 million of them were registered to vote. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Agrilife programs on home canning June 13 and 20

Mary Sue Cole
Credit Hunt County Agrilife Extension Service

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole says home food canning is becoming very popular again.  She says safe preservation of fruits and vegetables in the canning process is a major concern.  Two programs are coming up, one for youth on Friday, June 13 and another for adults on Friday, June 20.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Hall undecided on Marvin Nichols proposal

Bob Hall
Credit provided image

Van Zandt county retired businessman Bob Hall rode a wave of Tea Party support to defeat longtime state Senator Bob Deuell in a Republican Party primary runoff last month. Having won the GOP nomination, Hall is considered a safe bet to win the general election in November. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Report on proposed USDA med facility set for Thursday

Dr. John Ballotti

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Adams Engineering will report Thursday on a feasibility study for a U.S.

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Hunt County
8:08 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Sheriff's SWAT team called out twice on same night

Brock Garner
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called out twice within a few hours Wednesday night; once on a reported gunman with an assault rifle who turned out to be a “Right To Carry” activist, and then to a hostage situation in which a Dallas County man was allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint.

Brock Dickerson Garner, 35, of Balch Springs remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail Thursday evening, charged with aggravated kidnapping/using hostage as shield in the latter incident. Bond had not yet been set in the case.

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