Authorities found a Northeast Texas man on trial for multiple child sexual abuse charges who was supposed to be in court Wednesday morning dead. The body of 63-year-old Randal Hawkins of Dekalb, Texas, was in a vehicle parked on County Road 3202 in Dekalb. Investigators found that Hawkins had aContinue Reading

Early Voting for the May 7 Constitutional Amendment and City of Atlanta election will be April 25 – April 29, and May 2 & 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locations: Linden at the Voting Building and Atlanta, North East Texas Property Management (old Horne Enterprise building) ELECTION DAY POLLINGContinue Reading

ATLANTA ­– A family’s quiet Sunday in the park turned tragic when a driver, distracted while talking on her cell phone, struck two-year-old Allie White in a parking lot, killing her. The toddler became one of more than a thousand Texas lives lost due to distracted driving in the past few years,Continue Reading

Texans will have an opportunity to purchase emergency preparation supplies tax-free next Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Apr 23-25). Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said, “This tax holiday can help Texans save money while stocking up for emergencies.” There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include: Household batteries,Continue Reading

Morris County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with a shooting incident last Saturday at a trail ride and pasture party on FM 144, north of Cason Community. Several hundred people were at the party when an altercation began, and someone fired gunshots. The shooting resulted in one deathContinue Reading

TexAmericas Center (TAC) announced its budget for the 2022 fiscal year has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association. The award represents a significant achievement by the organization and reflects a commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmentalContinue Reading

Weekly Roadwork Report – April 3 – April 9, 2022   Bowie County   I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening highway, daytime work in median. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstate I-30 – At Exit 207/Spur 594 westbound, rampContinue Reading