Hunt County – As of Monday morning, little information had been made public regarding Hunt County's first two cases of swine flu/H1N1.
The Hunt County Health Department reported the information on its website last Thursday, but did not provide any additional details. Health Department Lab Director Joe Lilly was unavailable for comment last week.
KETR has since learned there have not been any fatalities from the two outbreaks.
Greenville – As part of the City of Greenville Water Utility Public Education Program, the Boy Scouts of America are partnering with the City to place "NO DUMPING" markers on storm drains.
On Saturday, August 8, beginning at 8 a.m., teams of boy scouts and volunteers will be working in the neighborhoods off of Old Mill Road, Nashville, Mullaney, Patti J and Roy Warren Parkway placing these permanent markers on storm drains. This ongoing project will take place over the next several months.
– The Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS) is awarded thousands in grant money to help save its customers money.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced this week GEUS will receive $250,000 through the Weatherization Assistance Program. They had originally sought $545,000. The funds will go toward making homes of low income residents more energy efficient.
Social networking sites and sexting now a part of Texas school handbook policy to protect students; Once convicted robber from Greenville pleads not guilty to drug possession charges; Sentencing in Campbell murder case set for next Thursday; Kaufman County man pleads not guilty in weapons and money theft; 3rd annual Cotton Belt Symposium set for Saturday on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Campbell – A Campbell man will learn next week how long he'll spend in prison for the murder of his wife.
32-year-old James Ray Brown Jr. will receive his sentence next Thursday, after having pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in June. A judge Thursday scheduled next week's hearing, which had previously been postponed.
Brown is said to have killed 28-year-old Avis Baker Brown at the couples' residence in October, 2008. He is facing a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison.