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Mt Vernon ISD Hires Art Briles To Be Head FB Coach

  Mt. Vernon Independent School District Dr. Jason McCullough, Superintendent May 24, 2019 Contact: Jason McCullough, Superintendent Mount Vernon ISD hires Art Briles as head football coach MOUNT VERNON, TX—Art Briles will return to the Texas sidelines as Mount Vernon High School’s head football coach this fall. The Mount Vernon ...

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Hopkins County Commissioners To Hold Work Session Tuesday 05.28.19

  NOTICE OF WORK SESSION(S)   DATE:           Tuesday, May 28, 2019 TIME:            11:00 A.M. PLACE:         Meeting Room Located On The Third Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX.   ORDER OF BUSINESS   The Court To Meet With Tom Glosup To Discuss Maintenance ...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Meet Wednesday 05.29.19

    I. CALL TO ORDER: Invocation II. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS A. The announcement by the President whether a quorum is present, that the meeting had been duly called and that the notice of the meeting had been posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (May 24)

Rena Sue Goss Paris Police arrested Rena Sue Goss, 55, at her residence Thursday morning at 11:36 on a felony warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, of less than one gram. Goss was later placed in the Lamar County Jail. Nicholas Gage Clark Paris Police conducted ...

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PJC-Sulphur Springs Center Welding Final Exams

FINALS PROJECTS Students in the spring welding class at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center were busy working on their finals project as the semester ended. The welding workforce program continues through the summer semester. For more information about this program and registration for summer and fall semesters, call 903-885-1232 or go by the campus ...

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Fatal Gregg County Pedestrian Crash

At 1:56 this Friday morning, Troopers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian fatal crash on IH-20, 0.5-mile east of Kilgore in Gregg County. Preliminary crash investigation shows that the driver of a 2003 Ford Ranger was traveling westbound on IH-20 when the vehicle experienced mechanical problems which caused the driver ...

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Titus County Inmate Clean Up Project Leads To Charges

  Titus County Sheriff  Tim Ingram assigned an inmate work detail to pick up trash on CR 4950 between Hwy 11 and the railroad bridge. The crew picked up 4 bags of trash and other debris. A Morris County resident was identified as the perpetrator and a case has been ...

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Titus County Bookings

Deputies arrested 37-year-old Anthony D. Guerra, of Pittsburg, in Titus County for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $23,000. Titus County Deputies arrested 23-year-old Alexander Thomas, of Fort Worth, on several outstanding felony warrants. ...

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NE Texas Man Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault

Bowie County A Bowie County jury of eight women and four men convicted a Northeast Texas man on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a 12-year-old girl. The jury sentenced 40-year-old Charles Edward Garton, of New Boston, to 80 years in prison on each count. The sentences will run ...

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Kaufman County Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

Authorities are investigating after a female homeowner in Forney shot and killed an intruder Thursday. The woman told Kaufman County Deputies that she was awakened by a loud pounding at her door, but didn’t recognize the man. A short time later, she heard someone kick in the back door. She ...

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Major Drug Bust By Cumby Police

Bond has been set at $75,000 for an Arkansas man arrested by Cumby Police following a traffic stop at the 110-mile marker on I-30 in Hopkins County. Reportedly, 36-year-year-old Andrew Zachery Berry, of Russellville, showed extreme nervousness and a search was initiated, where seven pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden ...

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East Texas Prison Guard Sentenced For Bribery

A former state prison correctional officer in Rusk County has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an inmate. Richard Sykes, who worked at the East Texas Treatment Facility in Henderson smuggled ten cans of Grizzly Wintergreen snuff pouches to the facility in exchange for $100 and a promise of ...

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Small Plane Crashes Into House In McKinney

A small plane crashed into a home Thursday in Collin County. McKinney firefighters have confirmed that two people on the plane were taken to a nearby hospital in undisclosed condition. No one in the house or on the ground was hurt.

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Forney Homeowner Shoots, Kills Home Intruder

Authorities are investigating after a female homeowner in  Forney shot and killed an intruder Thursday. The woman told Kaufman County Deputies that she was awakened by a loud pounding at her door, but didn’t recognize the man. A short time later, she heard someone kick in the back door. She ...

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Trail Lands $1.2 Million Grant

Portions of the Northeast Texas Trail have received a grant of nearly $1.2 million from Texas Parks and Wildlife. The money will go to a section of the trail in Wolfe City and from Clarksville to the Bowie County line.

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Trial Of Deport Mayor John Mark Francis Postponed

The trial of Deport Mayor John Mark Francis has been postponed. Francis was indicted for theft of more than $2500 but less than $30,000 two years ago. Francis maintains he has done nothing wrong. The trial was delayed because at least one witness was unavailable for the trial and district ...

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