Royse City

Hunt County
4:21 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Dozens of dogs, cats seized from residence

The SPCA of Texas loaded up dozens of dogs and cats which were seized Wednesday from a residence near Royse City.
Jim Hardin / Herald Banner

Dozens of animals were seized Wednesday from a residence near Royse City, after they were allegedly discovered living in crates inside the home.

“The living conditions were, obviously, terrible,” said Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones, who joined representatives with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals of Texas, deputies with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Investigator Mike Pierce with the Hunt County Attorney’s Office in the action.

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Rockwall County
1:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Double shooting reported in Royse City

Law enforcement officials work the scene of Friday's double shooting on Cookston Street
Jim Hardin Herald Banner/Facebook

UPDATE, Jan. 31,  4:15 p.m. 

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.

Original story follows

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Rockwall County
1:10 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

In Royse City, the road remains the same

Texas State Highway 66 is an east-west thoroughfare that runs parralel to and north of Interstate 30 in Rockwall County.
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When planned improvements to State Highway 66 from Rockwall to Royse City involved changing Royse City's historic downtown, citizens spoke up. Jim Hardin of the Herald-Banner tells what happened next.

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2005 Double Homicide
7:46 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Judge Approves More DNA Testing in Woodruff Case

A state district judge has approved a second-round of DNA testing on evidence from a 2005 double homicide near Royse City.

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6:49 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Bonham Hires Familiar Manager in Bill Shipp

Bill Shipp

BONHAM - Bill Shipp is back working in familiar territory. That is, if you acknowledge he actually left the region. On Wednesday, Shipp formally assumed the role of Bonham City Manager.

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Fatal Accident
9:29 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Royse City Man Killed in One-Vehicle Accident

Radabaugh wrecked along CR 2514
Google Maps

DALLAS - State Troopers have been informed that the driver who wrecked while on his all-terrain vehicle early Sunday in Hunt County has died.

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Power Outage
10:29 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Power outages reported near Royse City

Screenshot for Oncor 24/7 outage information.

Update Thursday at 5:30 a.m.: An Oncor power outage map indicates power has been restored to citizens in the Caddo Mills area as of early Thursday morning.

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Police and Courts
7:01 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Judge hears new arguments in 2005 murder case

Brandon Dale Woodruff

GREENVILLE - 354thDistrict Court Judge Richard A. Beacom has taken the issue of whether to allow DNA testing in a Hunt County capitol murder case under advisement. 

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Police and Courts
6:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Officials agree to plea deal, prison time for Nix

GREENVILLE - A ten year prison sentence is issued for a Royse City man who attempted to evade officers during in a 2010 high speed chase. 

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Police and Courts
7:54 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Not guilty plea heard in deadly conduct case

GREENVILLE - A Royse City man has been charged with opening fire upon on a residence late last year. 

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