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Couple in critical condition after RV burns overnight in Kaufman County
A husband and wife were taken to a hospital with severe burns after their recreational vehicle caught fire Wednesday night in Kaufman County, officials say.The couple was visiting family in the 8700 block of Lakeshore Drive near Kemp when the fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m., authorities said.
Former police chief and her son plead guilty to felony charges in Oak Ridge
Gainesville, TX (KXII)--The Town of Oak Ridge has been known for fighting scandals throughout the years.Back in 2008 a former police chief pled guilty to extortion.Now this week two former police chiefs, a mother and son have pled guilty to felony charges.Janet Van Patten resigned as the Oak Ridge p
Initial slate of retailers announced at Terrell's Crossroads development, to accompany Film Alley Movie Entertainment Center
TERRELL, Texas —The initial slate of retailers have been announced by CBRE as plans for the Crossroads at Terrell continue to take shape.These tenants will join the 74,000-square foot Film Alley Movie Entertainment Center which broke ground in August 2017 and is expected to open in 2019.CBRE, on beh
Lights, camera, action: Local movie filmed in Navarro County
The Rivals of Amziah King are using the surrounding areas of Navarro County as the set for the movie. Some of the locations used for filming include the Food Rite in Kerens, the gas stations in Angus, the state home in Corsicana, the Baptist church in Powell and most recently, the Dairy Queen in Tri
Union Pacific Police, Terrell Police Department to conduct railroad crossing enforcement as part of UP CARES program
TERRELL, Texas —Union Pacific Police and Terrell Police Department will conduct railroad crossing enforcement efforts on Thursday morning in Terrell as part of the Union Pacific's Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety (UP CARES) program.Beginning at 8 a.m., today, Officers will begin ridi
Kaufman schools first day Monday
The district has transitioned to neighborhood campuses for the elementary grades 1-5, which meant new attendance zones had to be implemented, teaching staffs rearranged and new bus routes plotted.
Trial starts for Balch Springs officer who killed unarmed teen
“Hey stop that car,” shouted Gross. Allen says he was scared and tried to drive off. "I was in fear of my life. I just wanted to get home and get safe,” said Allen.
Attorneys for cop who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards ask appeals court to halt murder trial a day before it starts
Oliver is charged with murder and four counts of aggravated assault by a public servant for shooting into a car full of teenagers, killing Jordan, in April 2017.
Hensarling town hall may be final official visit to Kaufman
Hensarling, who did not seek reelection and will complete his eighth term on Jan. 2, said he had been asked why he continues to hold town halls since he is not running for reelection.
Two arrested during drug raid
Two people on Monday were arrested during a drug raid, and another was charged for a pedestrian violation on Monday, according to a press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
Rice police arrest three in robbery, shooting
Daily Sun photo/Ron Farmer 45 Kwik Stop at 2502 SW Mckinney St. In RIce.Rice police officers arrested three men Monday who are suspected of shooting a store clerk in a robbery attempt Sunday night in Rice.According to a press release from the Rice Police Department, three male suspects robbed the 45
Intoxicated driver sparks numerous grass fires
According to reports, 60-year old Cynthia Elaine Clifton set out just before 11 a.m. At some point of her trip, Clifton's vehicle had a blowout but did not stop. As she traveled down FM-47 towards Interstate 20, the metal rim driving on asphalt kicked up sparks starting numerous fires that burned gr
Out of the old, into the new
Files from the Kaufman Police Department’s temporary quarters at the county South Campus are loaded for the move to the new municipal complex on Monday. The department, along with city offices, were set to reopen on Tuesday.
TEA releases new A-F school district ratings
FORNEY, Texas —With just days until local schools reconvene for another year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released their grades for school districts today.The grades are part of the new A-F Public School Accountability System and are based largely on the results of the 2018 STAAR tests, or
Alligator sighting: So was it snacktime? Or time for love?
HENDERSON COUNTY–If a 6 to 7 foot alligator really was spotted on Cedar Creek Lake last month, new information indicates the creature's motivations were probably more ... romantic than life-threatening."It's mating season for alligators and it could have been a male looking for a mate," Enchanted Oa
Rockwall ISD earns an 'A' from the Texas Education Agency - Blue Ribbon News
(ROCKWALL, TX – August 15, 2018) Rockwall ISD’s 20 campuses earned the state’s highest rating, Met Standard, while the district accountability rating received an A, according to the Texas Education Agency’s preliminary accountability rating system that will go into effect 2019-2020. The new A-F acco
8-county drug task force seizes over 1,600 lbs of drugs
They travel on major highways across North Texas.U.S. Highway 75. Interstate 30. 287. I-20.They travel in family RVs, F150 trucks, black Cadillacs and unsuspecting sedans. They smuggle drugs in hidden compartments, spare tires, suitcases and laundry bags. One smuggler even hid 70 pounds of marijuana
Forney Police Department, Kaufman County Sheriff's Office investigating rash of vehicle burglaries in Forney area
readers have also reported vehicle burglaries in Devonshire, Travis Ranch, and Heartland.
3 arrested in separate cases
“Cobryn Payne Williams, 45, was taken to the Henderson County jail by Deputy Jarod Mills after responding to a call for medical help at a gas station near FM 315 in the Chandler area. The suspect refused medical attention after EMS was called to the scene. Deputies determined, by his behavior, that
Mercury spill leads to possible mail delays across North Texas
"We are working hard to minimize any service disruptions to our customers," the Postal Service statement said. "However, it is possible some temporary delays could occur."