Quinlan – Hunt County Sheriff's officials have broken up another couple of businesses suspected of operating in illegal gambling.
Deputies Saturday simultaneously raided a pair of game rooms in Quinlan and a grocery store in extreme southern Hunt County. Deputies also executed a search warrant on the Quinlan residence of one game room owner where more than $30,000 in cash was seized as well as alleged gambling documentation.
Sulphur Springs – Early voting ends Tuesday in Sulphur Springs for the runoff election between Place 3 incumbent Clay Walker and challenger Bradley Edge.
Residents will need to submit their vote by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 125 South Davis St. The election will take place on Saturday, June 13. Residents can vote that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Administration Building, 631 Connally St.
Greenville – A Greenville thoroughfare is again facing a name change.
The Greenville City Council is scheduled Tuesday to take another stab at renaming Dent Road as Roy Warren Parkway, to honor the former mayor and civic leader. A public hearing is scheduled prior to the vote, which will take place during the Council's regular session, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.
Quinlan – Hunt County commissioners have approved two petitions pertaining to the sale of alcohol within Quinlan city limits.
The petitions, approved during a meeting Friday morning, will now appear on the November 3 ballot.
The first ballot issue will decide whether voters approve the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption. The second issue, if approved by voters, will allow the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD has named Wes Underwood principal of the newly constructed A. C. Williams Elementary School.
Underwood has been principal of Commerce Middle School for the last two years and prior to that was assistant principal at CMS and Commerce Elementary School.
"The elementary experience Wes received early in his career, his extensive knowledge of technology and his expertise in curriculum made him the clear choice to lead A.C. Williams Elementary School to the next level," Superintendent Blake Cooper said.
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Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday gave approval to issuing $4.4 million in bonds to fund downtown improvements.
This was the second reading of the ordinance, tied to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #1. The zone will used to increased tax revenue created by the expected rising property values to fund downtown improvements.