– The 26th Annual National Night Out event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 6 throughout the region.
The event is put on to encourage people across the country to get to know each other, while meeting with law enforcement authorities and learning ways to prevent crime, drug abuse and violence in their communities.
Neighborhoods in Greenville can sign up for the event at 903-457-3118.
Festivities in Commerce will be centrally located at City Park from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, with food and games to be provided.
Hunt County, Grayson County – A Sherman man is arrested in connection to thefts spanning two counties and resulting in thousands of dollars in lost merchandise.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Troy McKinney, along with the Hunt and Grayson County Sheriffs' Departments, recovered and returned more than $80,000 of stolen property.
Paris – Paris Police have arrested a man believed to have intentionally injured a child and used a patio table as a weapon on his family.
25-year-old Chadrick Self was arrested yesterday on a number of charges included two felony counts of injury to a child.
During an argument in the 300 block of Northeast 35th Street, Self reportedly began to hit a female family member in the face and choke her. When the woman tried to escape with two small children, police say Self struck one of the children in the
Commerce – A Commerce man remains in the Hunt County Jail on $100,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
24-year-old Abraham Gonzalez was arrested Sept. 19 for allegedly hitting and seriously injuring two people in the city with his vehicle, then fleeing the scene. No action was taken Monday concerning Gonzalez's bond, as he is also is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
– A report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds more than 11,000 Hunt County residents were living below the poverty level in 2008.
The latest results of the American Community Survey (ACS) revealed more than 14 percent of the county's population was living below the poverty line last year. The report detailed one-year data for Texas counties with populations above 65,000 people.
The 2009 numbers are likely to increase, given the sharp increase in unemployment due to the recession.
Sulphur Springs – A 49-year-old man from Georgia was arrested in Sulphur Springs last night following reports of a fight that caused serious injury to one man.
The man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after police say he used a hammer to strike another man several times. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries was not known.
The incident occurred at Pilot Travel Center in Sulphur Springs.