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Officials in Hunt County Team to Fight West Nile

Aug 20, 2012
http://www.westnile.info/

HUNT COUNTY - As the threat of the West Nile virus looms, local agencies have launched a website aimed at informing citizens how to protect themselves.

Scott Harvey / KETR

The ninth reported case in Hunt County comes as officials across the region are stepping up efforts to quell the spread of the virus, which has led to 10 deaths in Dallas County.

Confirmed West Nile Cases Reach Eight in Hunt County

Aug 15, 2012
Allen Sullivan / Athens Banner-Herald

GREENVILLE - The newest figure was announced Tuesday after three more cases were detected. Officials say half of the cases are in the Greenville area and half in Quinlan.

Burn Ban List Now Includes Hunt County

Aug 7, 2012
mklitt / Flickr

GREENVILLE - Monday’s rains did little to improve the dry conditions in Hunt County, prompting an emergency order Tuesday prohibiting burning in unincorporated parts of the county.

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HUNT COUNTY - Authorities say 43-year-old Billy Wayne Wooten was killed Tuesday night after he was struck by an 18 wheeler.

TxDOT's summer asphalt work begins

Jun 18, 2012
Texas Industries, Inc

HUNT COUNTY - The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the schedule for its 2012 summer asphalt program, which applies seal coat to area roadways each year.

GREENVILLE - Local government leaders may be considering whether to grant freeport tax exemptions to Hunt County industries to help attract more business.

In Hunt County, three incumbent public officials won their GOP primary contests.
Hunt County

County officials are trying to make some hard decisions about what to do about next year’s county budget.

National Weather Service

Parts of Hopkins County saw some small storm activity earlier today, with penny-sized hail and 40mph winds.

Bob Aikin
Jerrod Knight

This week's installment features a yarn about a fictional barber, Johnny Pete Morgan, and how he ended up in hot water.

AUSTIN - The Texas jobless rate in April dropped below 7 percent (6.9 percent) for the first time in three years, bringing with it improved figures for several Northeast Texas counties.

Update: Semi fire slows motorists' evening commute

Apr 30, 2012
Credit: Mysti Eason, motorist

HUNT COUNTY - Eastbound traffic was being detoured along Interstate 30 Monday afternoon near the Rockwall/Hunt County line after a semi caught fire.

Hunt County recieves a grade of B in Air Quality

Apr 26, 2012
stateoftheair.org

Results were mixed for area counties based on an air quality test performed by the American Lung Association.

11 confirmed tornadoes, 15 possible

Apr 5, 2012
National Weather Service

The amount of confirmed tornadoes Tuesday could still rise, but officials say at least one occurred in Hunt County as multiple homes were destroyed near Union Valley.

GREENVILLE - Hunt county fire departments will be able to be reimbursed for most of the expenses they incurred while battling the hundreds of grass and wildfires across the region last year.

GREENVILLE - It’s mostly a GOP primary scene in Hunt County, with only three democratic candidates of the 37 total appearing on the May 29 ballot.

Two alleged drug dealers arrested in undercover plot

Mar 13, 2012

BONHAM - Two Hunt County residents are behind bars following an investigation into a local drug operation.

Contested races for area hospital board elections

Mar 9, 2012

We’ve been reporting this week on the city council and school board races in our region, as Monday marked the filing deadline for the May 12 elections. Filing also came to a close Monday for area hospital board elections, scheduled for the same day.

Rains help local entities escape drought conditions

Feb 24, 2012
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

The latest edition of the United States Drought Monitor for the State of Texas shows a few area counties no longer under a drought.

Drought conditions improving for North Texas

Feb 3, 2012
droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

The U.S. Drought Monitor for the State of Texas released its latest report Tuesday, showing that for the first time some 20 months, a swath of the region was no longer listed under drought conditions.

GREENVILLE - Developers wanting to create a new reservoir lake in Hunt County may now know where the water will come from.

2012 rainfall off to a good start

Jan 30, 2012

GREENVILLE - Figures put Hunt County in decent shape as far as precipitation goes compared to a year ago. 

Update: Victim identified in fatality crash

Jan 25, 2012

LONE OAK - Wet road conditions were in a factor in a Wednesday morning traffic accident that took the life of a Sulphur Springs man.

HUNT COUNTY - Two East Texas men are in custody following a chase Thursday through Hunt County where speeds topped 100 mph.

Local unemployment figures show positive gains

Dec 19, 2011

According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Hopkins County’s lowest jobless rate in the region continued to fall, down to 6.5 percent in November, a half percent drop from October.

Court hears more on appraisal consolidation

Dec 16, 2011

COOPER - During Monday’s meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court, Hunt County Chief Appraiser Brent South recommended that the two organizations consolidate efforts.

Officials ramp up force in fighting animal cruelty

Dec 15, 2011

GREENVILLE - The Hunt County Commissioners Court this week entered into an agreement with the SPCA of Texas. 

WEST TAWAKONI - Two people are in custody and a two-year-old child clings to life after a reported beating in South Hunt County.

Nine abandoned dogs seized from property

Dec 9, 2011

HUNT COUNTY - Hunt County officials in the SPCA have rescued multiple dogs from an area east of Royse City.

Northeast Texas region nearly burn ban free

Nov 15, 2011

Despite a gloomy outlook on the drought front, area counties are slowly beginning to lift burn bans.

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