Van Zandt County – Reports have surfaced that a Van Zandt County resident, no older than 50 years of age, has died from swine flu.
This would be the first H1N1 fatality in East Texas. No other information was immediately available.
In a related note, representatives from 35 counties in East Texas attended an all-day flu summit in Tyler this week to stay on top of issue. More than 200 people were on hand for the event, including elected officials, health care workers, and emergency responders.
Commerce – The Gee Library at Texas A&M University-Commerce has received a $72,866 grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
The funding enables the Special Collections Department to continue a project with 11 area libraries in the Northeast Texas region. The project allows for the digitization of local history artifacts and African-American history and making them accessible online.
It was among five grants approved for area libraries and regional library systems across the state.
Criticism made about new CISD sex offender policy that allows parent offenders to attend child's event; South Texas man going to prison after pleading guilty to Hunt County DWI charge; Greenville man facing prison time on multiple felony counts; Bonham ISD receives grant; Collin County bus driver fired after crashing bus with 16 students on board into house.
Greenville – A South Texas man avoided going to prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to a felony DWI charge in Hunt County. 43-year-old Brian Lee Koenig wasn't so lucky, however, when it came to the fine.