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Lauded police chief arrested for alleged lewd behavior, 'official oppression'

OLNEY, TX - Interim police chief of Olney, Texas, Robert Cross, known for his crackdown on child porn, has been arrested for alleged lewd actions. Cross won a medal of valor in his previous police department. From a press release: Olney city councilors accepted the resignation of interim police chie

CONCHOVALLEYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-23 13:44:13

Mineral Wells 4Hers complete community service projects

Mineral Wells 4H is an organization led by children in grades three through 12. Mineral Wells 4H has a lot of activities like cooking, shooting, fashion shows and helps members participate in the county livestock show. This months' community service project is to collect pasta for the Center of Life

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-23 16:45:00

POLICE CALLS: Mach 14-21

Following are reports filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period March 14-21. Not all calls for service result in a filed report: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 ARREST - 1203 block of N.W. 1st Avenue, 7:32 a.m. Harley L. McCown, 24, of Garland, was arrested on an outstanding count

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-22 19:30:00

Archer City resident arrested twice in six days

Jessica Schroeder of Archer City was arrested March 13, 2018 and charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a Felony 2 charge. According to police records, Officer Autumn Weber was dispatched to 313 W Plum for a burglary of a residence. There, she contacted the home owner who showed her surveillance vid

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Governor designates Opportunity Zones in county

More than a half-dozen tracts in Hunt County have been designated as Opportunity Zones by Governor Gregg Abbott. Abbott announced Thursday he had submitted the designations to the U.S. Treasury Department, under a plan to encourage long-term investment. The eight total tracts cut a wide swath throug

GREENVILLE HERALD-BANNER - 2018-03-23 10:45:00

Movie stars shoot quick scenes in Archer County for major Netflix movie

Netflix announced on February 12, 2018 that shooting was to begin on a major Netflix movie, "The Highwaymen," starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harreleson and directed by John Lee Hancock, a native Texan. The main part of the movie is to be filmed in Louisiana, but other locations include small scene

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Ranger College's Billy Gillispie reflects on coaching career, serious health issues

RANGER, Texas -- At the age of 58, Billy Gillispie has been a part of the good and the bad of coaching college basketball. "Sometimes you get judged wrongly," the Ranger Junior College athletic director said. "Just because you did something wrong, it doesn't have to define who you are." During his c

KTXS.COM - 2018-03-22 20:40:38

Fire burns mobile home, 3 acres

Walking over the charred, blackened ground, John Erdahl peered over to the burning remains of his mobile home as firefighters chased the final remnants of fire. "All it is is starting over again. It's no big thing," Erdahl said. "It's an adventure man." Along with destroying the mobile home Erdahl


Olney police chief arrested for making lewd advances

OLNEY, Texas (KETK) - The interim police chief of Olney, northwest of Fort Worth, was arrested Wednesday night for making lewd advances toward a woman. Robert Cross resigned in a letter to the city council Thursday. He had also served as the town's fire marshal. The woman who made the accusation tol

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-23 02:45:39

Erin Brockovich Says She's Coming to Plano as Water District Claims Everything's Normal

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, famous for inspiring Julia Roberts' Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich, is coming to North Texas. Brockovich, who blasted the North Texas Municipal Water District last week for using a common cleaning procedure, announced on Facebook on Tuesday that


Archer County Sheriff's Weekly Report

The Sheriff's Office received 150 Calls for Service during the past 7 day period ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. On the day of this report there were 19 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 15 men and 4 women. Around 6:30am Monday morning, a call was received from a woman

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

After Being Shut Down the First Time, Free Underage Cool Kids Festival Is Back

"With the name, it all actually started as a joke," says Justin Piel, one of the event organizers. "Gabe Thompkins [another organizer] and I were driving one night and talking about setting up shows for our band, and the idea of having a festival came up somehow. "I ended up coming up with the name

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 09:00:00

Council selects bond projects engineer; non-profits funding requests and board appointments made

Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday voted to go with a familiar firm to perform engineering services required for streets and utility infrastructure bond projects. Eleven engineering firms responded by March 6 to the city's request for qualifications. "We were very gratified that we had a good num


Man who gave wife drugs that led to her freezer death is back in jail

PALO PINTO - A Mineral Wells man is back in trouble three years after he was convicted and sentenced for supplying drugs to his wife that led to her crawling inside a freezer and dying. Cecil Ray Huddleston, 53, was indicted Friday on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetam


Caddo Mills to receive first stoplight along Highway 66

Workmen put the finishing touches on the town of Caddo Mills' first traffic light, soon to be operational at the intersection of State Highways 66 and 36.John Markon | Herald-Banner CADDO MILLS - A notable first for the city of Caddo Mills can be seen suspended in the air over the intersection of St


Bridgeport EDC board names interim

Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. board members named Leah Clark interim director at their Tuesday meeting. Clark has been the EDC's administrative assistant since 2016. Former Director Kevin Holzbog resigned from the EDC earlier this month to take a job at Poco Graphite Inc. in Decatur. Holzbo


Cool home destroyed in Monday fire

A home was destroyed in an early Monday morning house fire in Cool. The wood-frame, brick veneer house on Oak Lane was fully involved around 5 a.m. when engines from Millsap and Cool-Garner fire departments arrived on scene at the same time, according to ESD 7 District Chief Jeff Edwards. "The front


NBC5 Forecast: Warming Nicely After a Chilly Start

Today will start out chilly, but warm into the 70s this afternoon under sunny skies. Temperatures will get progressively warmer as we get into the weekend with highs in the 80s. The wind will increase Thursday and Friday with dry weather the next several days. Sunday will usher in an increased chanc


Water district, city officials say Plano water safe after environmental activist Erin Brockovich raises questions

PLANO -- Officials with The North Texas Municipal Water District stood Tuesday night before Plano City Council members and assured them that the water flowing into its residents' homes to drink, cook and bathe with is safe. Thomas Kula, executive director of the water district, said the water it tr


Famed Consumer Advocate Erin Brockovich To Visit Plano

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) - Famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is visiting Plano soon. Brockovich announced on her Facebook page that she would travel to North Texas on April 5 to dig deeper on claims the water in the area has become unsafe with high levels of chlorine. Her announcement came in the mi