Cooper – State legislators are hearing the concerns of Delta County residents, amidst threats to close down several of their post offices.
Post office box holders in Ben Franklin, Enloe and Lake Creek met last week for the third time since February, and are now working to schedule a meeting with an official from District 2 State Representative Ralph Hall's office.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs School Board has put on hold the possible acquisition of the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.
Members on Monday tabled an agenda item to pay a firm to investigate reported water infiltration into the auditorium and to recommend repairs. School officials want to meet with county officials to discuss the auditorium.
Greenville – A Dallas man has pleaded guilty to impersonating a lawyer in a Hunt County courtroom. Jeffery Scott Partlow entered the plea Tuesday.
As part of a plea deal, he was placed on ten years probation.
Partlow was arrested in October 2010 after appearing as an attorney representing a client in a misdemeanor case. During the session, Partlow appeared to be intoxicated and was detained. He was later charged with and found guilty of public intoxication and contempt of court and received 90 days in jail.
Greenville – One man was critically wounded and two others injured Tuesday night as the result of multiple stabbings in South Hunt County.
One victim, located at the Texaco Station at the intersection of Interstate 30 and FM 1903, had a serious knife wound to his abdomen and was careflighted to Parkland Hospital in very critical condition where he remained as of Wednesday night. Another victim was treated at the scene and another transported to the hospital in Greenville. No names were released.
Greenville – Heavy charges against a Commerce teenager are dismissed, but multiple felony indictments remain in connection to last year's alleged burglary, vehicle theft and chase.
17-year-old Sabien Zane Tatum had pleaded not guilty to all five charges.
Authorities believe he broke into a Hunt County residence in June, 2010 and stole a video system and games, a digital camera, jewelry and printer. Tatum was also alleged to have stolen a pickup truck from the same location on the same day.
Austin – A Northeast Texas man has been appointed executive director of the Texas Democratic Party.
Bill Brannon, of Sulphur Springs, has been involved professionally in politics for more than 30 years and been part of more than 150 campaigns at all levels during that time. He currently serves as Deputy Political Director for Party Operations.
Brannon's appointment becomes effective July 1. Outgoing TDP Executive Director Ruben Hernandez will transition out at the end of July.