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Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend says the Hawk Cove party was near a store that once stood on this lot.
Brittany Gryder

In February 1991, a Quinlan police officer arrested Carey Mae Parker on a warrant for traffic offenses. Here's what happened next. 

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Greenville Police Chief Dan Busken has abruptly left the city's employ, for reasons not yet known publicly.

In a statement Monday morning, the city announced, "Effective immediately, Daniel Busken is no longer employed by the City of Greenville.  Scott Smith will continue to serve as Acting Police Chief. No further information is available."

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Herald-Banner editor Kristal Kuykendall discusses the recent controversy over the city's proposed acquistion of an empty supermarket building adjacent to the Municipal Building.  Many citizens were outraged by the proposal, which was reported in the Herald-Banner after details contained in city documents came to light prior to a city council meeting on December 11, where a vote on the purchase was supposed to take place.

 

The property on King Street will remain up for sale.
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When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, 

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

--Clement Clarke Moore, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”

Sulphur Springs Police have said that a standoff in Cumby ended in suicide today.
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Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says while city of Greenville statistics show the overall crime rate down in 2014, murders and rapes were up significantly.  Caleb also discusses the city's concerns over low levels at Lake Tawakoni, which supplies most of the city's water.

Board meeting again on development prospects

Mar 27, 2014
City of Greenville

  The Greenville Board of Development/4A Corporation is scheduled again this week to talk about some potential economic development prospects.

The Board is set to meet in a special called session in order to conduct discussions on eight companies and/or projects during a closed door session.

The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in Suite 804 of the Paul Mathews Exchange Building, 2500 Stonewall Street.

Authorities seize allegedly abused horses

Mar 20, 2014
Greenville Police Department

Several allegedly abused horses were seized Wednesday morning from a property north of Greenville, while animal welfare officials said they were too late to save one of the horses.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas joined with Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones in taking custody of five mares, two yearlings, one colt and one mule from a property on State Highway 34, about four miles north of Greenville. One deceased horse was also found on the property.

GISD board to consider superintendent's salary

Feb 18, 2014
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The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to conduct the annual evaluation of Superintendent Don Jefferies.

The board voted unanimously February 11 to extend the superintendent’s contract for one year, but delayed consideration of Jefferies’ evaluation and salary until Tuesday’s meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street.

Council votes to raise FM 499 speed limit

Feb 12, 2014
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The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the speed limit of one of the main roads which passes through the Ardis Heights community.

“This segment of the road is FM 499, which is also called Forester Street,” said City Manager Massoud Ebrahim. “The speed limit can be raised by 5 mph.”

Splash Kingdom to break ground

Feb 5, 2014
Courtesy of Splash Kingdom

Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Tuesday that the official ground breaking ceremony for their Greenville water park is set for the afternoon of Feb. 10 at its future location, 6501 Interstate 30.

The word came following the quarterly Tourism Partnership Alliance Meeting, according to Greenville Chamber President/CEO Brendon Payne.

City: No start date yet for mall project

Feb 3, 2014
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The transformation of Greenville’s Crossroads Mall into a “big box” shopping center is expected to begin in the near future.

Greenville City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said late last week he had not heard from developers behind the project as to an exact start date for the work, although the most recent announcement said the effort was expected to begin by the first week of February. The developers have four weeks to get under way, as the current building permit for the project runs until the end of this month.

Multiple firearms indictments to be unsealed

Feb 3, 2014
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Multiple sealed indictments alleging the illegal possession of firearms are expected to be made public Feb. 3, during hearings in the 196th District Court.

A total of 10 charges against one individual are scheduled to be considered during the hearings, scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 3.

The individual named in the indictments is identified on the court’s docket only by his/her initials, ARD, until such time as the charges are unsealed and made public.

New elementary school part of bond proposal

Jan 27, 2014
Brad Kellar

The Greenville Independent School District is considering placing a slightly different bond package on the May 10 election ballot.

Instead of an originally estimated $90 million, the district is now considering a $60-$70 million package. And, instead of extensive renovations to Bowie Elementary School, the plan now is to replace the school with a new campus.

City council election filing to begin

Jan 27, 2014
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Filing begins this week for two seats on the Greenville City Council, which will be decided during this year’s municipal election.

Council places 3 and 4 will be on the ballot for the May 10 election. Filing for the election begins Wednesday and continues through February 25 at the City of Greenville Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

 Jeff Dailey currently serves in Place 3, and Mayor Pro-Tem Velma Del Bosque-Hobdy serves in Place 4. Both are eligible to seek re-election to the council.

Tom McAllister honored during banquet

Jan 24, 2014
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In revealing the newest Greenville Worthy Citizen, Roz Lane may also have given the honoree a new nickname.

“Worthy is a ‘tator’,” Lane, last year’s Worthy Citizen, said during Thursday’s Greenville Chamber/Board of Development Annual Banquet.

“Worthy is a facilitator,” Lane said, explaining the individual had volunteered for everything from being a chaperone for sixth grade carolers touring nursing homes to helping Keep Greenville Beautiful and the Salvation Army.

Donor makes sure city gets new fire truck

Jan 15, 2014
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Somebody out there really wants the City of Greenville to have a new fire truck.

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim told the city council Tuesday that the same anonymous donor who had already contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the cost of the truck had made yet another payment.

“I did receive a third and final donation of $150,000,” Ebrahim said.

Ebrahim briefed the council about the process of lining up funding for the truck.

Council votes down bus camera agreement

Jan 15, 2014
Herald-Banner

A plan to install security cameras on local school buses appears to be in jeopardy, after the Greenville City Council Tuesday voted against an agreement designed  to help alleviate any associated legal costs.

The council was scheduled to enter into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Greenville Independent School District, which would come into play in the event drivers ticketed under a city ordinance decided to sue.

But Council member James Evans objected to the entire proposal, voicing constitutional amendment issues among other concerns.

GISD considering bond package in 2014

Oct 29, 2013
City of Greenville

Local residents could receive a call next month, asking them if they are in favor of the Greenville Independent School District issuing bonds next spring to pay for a career and technology center.

New plant, jobs coming to Greenville

Aug 21, 2013
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According to a report from the Greenville Herald-Banner, Governor Rick Perry has just announced that a new business will be taking over an empty Greenville plant, and be receiving some financial funding from the Texas government to help close the deal.

City attorney: Ordinance needs to be changed

Aug 19, 2013
City of Greenville

The City of Greenville will have to change a portion of its controversial “Alternative Financial Services” (AFS) ordinance.

Water restrictions mandatory for Greenville

Jul 9, 2013

Interim City Manager Massoud Ebrahim has announced the implementation of water conservation measures for the City of Greenville.

Ebrahim named interim city manager

May 21, 2013
City of Greenville

Director of Public Works Massoud Ebrahim was appointed Monday as the interim city manager for the City of Greenville.

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If you couldn't attend Tuesday night's late-running Greenville city council meeting, here are audio clips from the minutes after the council emerged from its executive session.

City of Greenville

Following an emotional but civil evening of public testimonials, the Greenville city council voted 5-2 to terminate the contract of city manager Steven Alexander.

YMCA question tops Greenville ballot

May 10, 2013
Maria Riojas / KETR

The fate of the proposed YMCA and one city council race top the ballot for Greenville voters in the May 11 election.

Warning siren vote expected this week

Apr 22, 2013
City of Greenville

Greenville officials should decide this week what to do about the city's troubled warning sirens.

Closed session to discuss city manager

Feb 18, 2013
City of Greenville

A Greenville City Council committee will be talking Tuesday about the contract of City Manager Steven Alexander.

Greenville, L-3 keep it quiet

Feb 13, 2013
Greenville Chamber of Commerce

A split Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to approve a non-disclosure agreement with L-3 Communications Integrated Systems.

Greenville Residents Not Hearing Sirens' Call

Jan 23, 2013
National Weather Service

Residents won’t be able to hear the siren’s call in case of an emergency in the City of Greenville. Slightly more than half of the City of Greenville’s emergency warning sirens are functional.

L-3 Communications

The Greenville City Council is scheduled Tuesday to hire a legal firm to represent the city in negotiations with L-3 Communications Integrated Systems concerning the defense contractor’s lease of property at Majors Field Municipal Airport.

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