– The body of a Lamar County resident has been sent for an autopsy following a weekend shooting.
40-year-old Phillip Erwin Jones Jr. of Sumner was shot and killed at a house between Maxey and Tigertown.
According to authorities, Jones was banging on the door of a camper which woke the resident in the house next door, who proceeded to fire a shot to scare off the subject. Jones then allegedly broke into the front door of that residence and sustained one fatal gunshot wound.
– Area races to be decided include Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate for District Two, and State Representative for Districts 2, 3 and 62.
There are also a handful of contested races in the region for county judge, county commissioner, plus justice of the peace.
The Campbell ISD is asking voters to approve a property tax increase and a $5 million bond package for a new elementary school, while the Cumby ISD is seeking approval of a $3 million bond for a new school.
West Tawakoni – Appeal hearings are forthcoming in the City of West Tawakoni, following the recent suspension of its police chief and firing of an officer.
The Greenville Herald-Banner reports reasoning for the actions were due in part to both men's allegiance to the Tea Party movement, a violation between city policy regarding employees and political activity.
Police Chief Jack Schultz and Sergeant John Beckett have each applied for reinstatement.