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Iron Lions recognized at GISD School Board

The Iron Lions were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements this summer at the national solar car competition by the GISD school board. After winning first place in the classic division last year, the team had high hopes for another win this year. Those high hopes skyrocketed when they not only placed first in the classic division for the second year in a row but also placed first in the electric division. The Iron Lions are the first team in five years to win two divisions in the same year. In addition to national titles in both the classic and electric divisions, several team members earned awards. GHS graduating seniors Jacob...

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Downtown Greenville expanding

The first privately owned building that will be constructed in downtown Greenville, since the 60’s, will break ground this week. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, August 18, at 10 a.m.  All city officials, county officials, chamber board members, ambassadors, chamber members and the public are invited. The ceremony will be conducted at 3013 Washington Street, near the corner of Washington & King Streets, at the site of the new office space. The plan is to build an 1500 square foot office space with parking, sidewalk, and landscaping upgrades. This will be a refreshing...

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Senate moves forward on education funding plan

The Texas Senate approved its proposal for increasing education spending before a possible school finance overhaul next session. The bill, passed late Monday night, would add more than half a billion dollars to districts and teacher retirement programs, much less than the $1.8 billion proposed by the House in its proposal. The chambers have just two more days to work out a compromise before the session ends Wednesday. Bill author and Friendswood Senator Larry Taylor said the two sides have reached an agreement on how to pay for the increase. The Legislature would defer payments to Medicaid managed care...

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Hunt County Sheriff Inmate Booking Report – August 16, 2017

The following individuals were booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on the following charges over the past 24 hour period. JOCK, CHRISTOPHER WAYNE – Criminal non-support         CASTORENA-CASTILLO, JOSE JUAN – Driving while intoxicated/3rd or more         CURLEE, JIMMY DEAN  – Driving while intoxicated/2nd         EDWARDS, BOBBY RAY – Aggravated robbery         GANN, BRYAN DEWAYNE – Driving while license invalid with previous conviction         HOLCOMB, JENNIFER ANNETTE – Driving while...

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Possession and manual delivery charges

The following individuals were booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on the following unrelated possession charges in the last 24 hour period. RUSHING, KRISTEN LYNN – Fraud Possession of a controlled substance with previous         JACOBS, MARCUS BYRON   – Possession of a controlled substance PG1 >-1g. <4g.         LEVASSAR, TAYLOR KEITH – Manual delivery of a controlled substance PG1 >4g. <...

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