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Inmate Escapes From Work Detail Near Winnsboro

      Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work-detail at a state prison in Winnsboro. Twenty-five-year-old  Alvin Elliott was last seen at about 8:15 Monday morning on Wood CR 4400. He was serving a prison sentence out of Morris County for burglary. He was ...

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Fannin County Receives Part Of Funding

Texas Water Development Board Monday approved financial assistance totaling $99,519,000 for water and wastewater system projects AUSTIN – (July 22, 2019) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $99,519,000 for water and wastewater system projects. Of this funding, $6,509,000 was approved for rural projects. $5,499,000 ...

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DPS Lands Drug Seizure

TYLER – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 158 grams of methamphetamine on July 18 after a traffic stop. At approximately 11:05 am, a DPS Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a 2012 Hyundai passenger car on FM-1845 in Gregg County for a traffic violation. A probable cause search of ...

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Greenville Armed Robbery Under Investigation

Greenville Police Department From Greenville Police Department On Saturday, July 20, 2019, at approximately 10:00 pm the Greenville Police Department responded to a robbery at Discount Gas & Tobacco & Beverage located at 6002 Wesley Street. It was reported that a black male, approximately five feet tall, entered the store ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Jul 22)

Robert Lee Garrett Paris Police stopped a vehicle for not displaying a front license plate in the 2400-block of E. Price Friday night at 9:28. The driver, Robert Lee Garrett, 33, of Hugo, Oklahoma, was found to in possession of marijuana, a substance that he claimed to be THC oil, ...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Special Board Meeting

PUBLIC FORUM No one requested to address the Board. PERSONNEL Approved funds in the 2019-2020 budget for raises for all personnel not on the teacher pay scale. Resignations Michelle Bolton                       Kindergarten Teacher                                     Barbara Bush Miranda Anglin                        SpEd Aide                                                       SS Elementary Meredith Townsend                Digital Instructional Specialist                         High School Craig Philo                              DAEP ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For July 21-27, 2019 Bowie County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. US 59 – From FM 989 to FM 2148, resurfacing the highway. Cass County FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing the highway. SH 11 – From Morris County Line ...

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Abbott Signs Chick-Fil-A Bill

Governor Greg Abbott has signed the Chick-fil-A bill into law. The bill prohibits government entities from taking adverse actions against businesses or individuals because of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The bill was in response to the San Antonio City Council banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport ...

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2 Dead After Watauga Police Standoff

Watauga Police and SWAT officers responded to a residence Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he may have injured himself or someone else. Officers sealed off the street, and after a five-hour standoff, officers discovered the bodies of a man and woman inside. No other ...

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Bryan County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Shut Down

The Bryan County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has been shut down because of an investigation by the Oklahoma State Office of Juvenile Affairs. The investigation is reportedly over the alleged contract and licensing violations. The juvenile inmates have been transferred to other facilities around the state.

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McAlester Escapee Re-Captured

An inmate who escaped Saturday morning from a minimum-security prison in McAlester is back in custody. Other inmates told investigators 39-year-old Christopher Jacobs walked away from the unfenced prison, got into a vehicle and left the area. He was later apprehended Saturday night, but it’s not clear where he was ...

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Pontotoc County Authorities And OSBI Investigate Shooting

Pontotoc County authorities and OSBI officers are investigating after one man was killed and another wounded when they fired at each other. Jimmy Northcutt Jr. told investigators he was shot in the back by Brian Doherty after an altercation at a marijuana growing property near Ada. Northcutt then returned fire ...

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Cooper Elementary Back-To-School Bash Tuesday

The Cooper Elementary Back-to-School Bash is Tuesday, July 23, from noon – 5:00 pm at the Cooper Elementary Cafeteria. It’s a FREE event for Cooper ISD Students & Families featuring: -FREE Haircuts -School Supplies Assistance Applications for low-income families, vision screenings and much more, including school and community resources and ...

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Paris Man Sentenced For Intoxication Manslaughter

A 54-year-old Paris man was sentenced Friday by Judge Wes Tidwell to 25 years in prison for Intoxication Manslaughter with a Deadly Weapon. Clenton Eugene Neal pleaded guilty to the charge in Lamar County District Court. Earlier this month, Neal was sentenced to ten years in prison for Intoxication Assault. ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Jakwaviane Kentrail Goodson over the weekend in Hopkins County for Sexual Assault of a Child and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence with the Intent to Impair an Investigation. Bond was set at $100,000 on the sexual assault charge and $10,000 on the Tampering Charge. He remains ...

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Titus County Bookings

Officials arrested 22-year-old Stormy Hodgson, of Mt Vernon, for Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Her bond was set at $25,000 bond and she remains in the Titus County Jail. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Joe Manuel Gutierrez, of Talco, on ...

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Marshall HS Football Player Drowns In Stephenville

School officials have confirmed that a Marshall High School sophomore has drowned in an apartment swimming pool in Stephenville. Reportedly, 16-year-old Ketrevion Carter was an offensive lineman for the Mavericks football team. Stephenville Police said the drowning has been ruled accidental.

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Former East Texas Jailer Fired, Arrested

Liberty County A former Liberty County Jailer has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash from inmates that they turned over during booking. Officials arrested 23-year old Mayra Gallegos-Balderas for theft of property and freed on a personal recognizance bond. The jail is privately operated by the GEO Group.

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Thomas Rhett’s Special Guest In Today’s Nashville Roundup

Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin allegedly had a public disagreement while walking in New York City. A source tells the magazine, “Brendan and Miranda weren’t holding hands or smiling. It definitely wasn’t a romantic walk. Brendan was motioning with his hands as if they were arguing. ...

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