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FCSO arrests 33, files 54 charges in narcotics investigation

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After seven months of work, the Fannin County Sheriff's Office reported last Thursday that they had wrapped up a large narcotics investigation that resulted in the arrest of 33 defendants. The defendants were directly involved in drug-dealing that takes place in Fannin County and affects the residents here. After it was all said and done, 52 felony charges and two misdemeanor charges were filed against the defendants taken into custody.


Jail escapee captured

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An inmate who escaped custody on Feb. 21 while on a work release program at the Fannin County Precinct 3 barn is back in custody after he was located at a Bonham business last Saturday afternoon.

Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster reported Saturday that Bonham Police Department received a tip around 4:30 p.m. that escapee Jimmy Lee Brock was at a business located in Bonham. Officers from that agency responded to the location and took Brock into custody. After taking him into custody, officers discovered he was driving a truck that was reported missing around 9:45 a.m. the day before from the Precinct 3 barn - the same barn he escaped from. Also recovered were other items listed as missing in the report, which included chainsaws, weed eaters and impact wrenches, among numerous other items.


A&M Commerce schedules hearings to discuss proposed tuition increase

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Texas A & M University-Commerce will hold three public hearings this week to discuss a proposed increase in designated tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Two hearings will take place March 1 on the main campus and at the Metroplex Center in Mesquite with the final hearing to take place back in Commerce. The first hearing will be at 3 p.m. in the Business Administration Building in room 290. The second hearing will be at 6:15 p.m. at the Metroplex Center in room 133. The last hearing will be held March 2 at 10 a.m. in the Traditions Room at the Rayburn Student Center.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:20 )

Children’s Art Contest to benefit children

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Spring is in the air. One thing that means for the Fannin County Children’s Center is that it is time for their annual youth art contest. This local nonprofit organization that helps abused and neglected children is seeking artwork from area children and youth.

Two winning entries which best illustrate the theme “Open Your Heart” will win special ribbons and VISA gift cards donated by Dr. Jim and Valerie Tarpley.  The winning artwork will be reproduced on cards to help the agency raise funds to provide advocacy, counseling and other critical support services for the abused and neglected children of Fannin County.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:18 )

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas accepting Youth Conservation Corps applications

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The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is accepting applications for summer employment with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program, according to Acting Forest Supervisor JaSal Morris.

YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 to 18 who work, learn and earn together for eight weeks on projects that help conserve the natural resources of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:18 )
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