Bonham – The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum in Bonham is now a Texas Historic Landmark. A large plaque depicting the former Speaker of the House's years of service was presented to the facility during a ceremony Tuesday.
Rayburn's nearly five decades as congressman included a 17 year tenure as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; the longest in our nation's history.
Greenville – Not guilty pleas have been entered in connection to an aggravated assault on a Hunt County Sheriff's Deputy.
Guadalupe Ramirez III, of Greenville and Darreus Demont Williams, of Van Alstyne were alleged to have acted alongside Vincent Thomas, of Greenville in a hold-up on February 20. The crime occurred at Bonnie Lou's Game Room near Quinlan.
Thomas was shot and killed following a chase which ended at the Greenville city limits.
Lone Oak – Citizens of Lone Oak are saying goodbye to one of their more famous residents.
Funeral services are being planned for Harold Slemmons, who served the City of Lone Oak as mayor and council member for more than two decades. Slemmons died Wednesday at Hunt Regional Healthcare Hospital in Greenville.
By his own admission, Slemmons once lost count of how many times he had served as mayor and his name had become synonymous with the town's politics. He served a total of 28 years with the city.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce recently honored Dr. Richard De La Garza II, Ted Lyon Jr., and Dr. Johnette McKown as 2009 Distinguished Alumni during a recognition dinner in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.