– Registered voters have from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. to vote during Tuesday's general election.
In addition to eleven proposed amendments, several local items will appear on area ballots.
The community of Cash in Hunt County is up for possible incorporation. Quinlan, Wolfe City, Farmersville and Fate residents have the option of voting for or against beer and wine sales. The Bonham ISD is seeking approval of a $40 million school bond item, while the Paris and Sulphur Bluff ISD's are holding tax rollback elections.
Commerce – Some of the topics featured during Thursday's second Hunt County Economic Conference in Commerce were healthcare reform and the importance of agriculture in rural Texas.
John B. McWhorter III, president of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, stressed the need for consumers to better understand our system of healthcare, and for physicians to better educate the public about it. While he believes everyone should have healthcare, he was concerned over the amount of physicians that would be needed.
Emory – A Rains County jury is believed this week to have returned the fastest guilty verdict in a criminal case in the county's history.
A panel took less than four minutes Tuesday to find William "David" Dennie guilty of nine felony counts. Dennie was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure. He was alleged to have committed the offenses between 1999 and 2001.
Paris – The case of an alleged Lamar County drug dealer is remanded back to trial for a new punishment hearing following appeal.
Steven Deon Jones was found in possession of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine, in Nov. 2007 outside a Paris apartment complex.
The appeals court has affirmed the conviction but said the state failed to prove the crime was within 1,000 feet of a school and therefore not in a drug free zone. Because of that, Jones could receive a lesser sentence.
Poetry – Services remain pending for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shawn McNabb, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
McNabb's father is arranging to have his son's body flown into Greenville either this weekend or early next week. Shawn McNabb, a combat medic, was one of 14 Americans killed in helicopter crashes Sunday. He attended school in Terrell and joined the army upon graduation in 2003.