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The Hunt County Commissioners Court is considering keeping a panel which has helped oversee the county’s transportation improvements around for the foreseeable future.

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The Rockwall County Commissioners Court met last Tuesday, offering a somber remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, honoring Rockwall’s veterans and discussing issues related to the county budget and improvements to the county jail, which will be voted on at the Sept. 25 meeting.

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The Royse City Council at its Sept. 11 meeting recognized National POW-MIA Recognition Day and held a proclamation ceremony with the local chapter of the American Legion.

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Royse City officials say there is no longer a need for any legal action against a concrete company that recently announced that it would forfeit its permit to build a batch plant near several school campuses.

The Royse City Independent School District has announced the hiring of a new facilities and operations executive director, Jim Lawson, who will begin his role later this month. 

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Hunt County Judge John Horn was as surprised as anyone else when the Texas Department of Public Safety announced it was closing the Driver’s License Office in Greenville at the end of the month.

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Students in the Royse City Independent School District started their 2018-19 school year on Monday following the annual Back to School Bash event on Royse City Main Street on Friday last week. 

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Rockwall Summer Musicals is currently staging another top-notch production – this time Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” the beloved musical about a con-man and the quirky people of Iowa.

Texas Department of Transportation officials Tuesday reminded motorists, pedestrians and other travelers that there is no access across Interstate Highway 30 at FM 2642 in western Hunt County.

Education Staffing Solution, or ESS, a leading national provider of education managed solutions for K-12 schools, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Royse City Independent School District to recruit, hire and manage substitute positions including daily teachers, l…

FATE — The Fate City Council last week agreed to set the maximum property tax rate which may be implemented in the upcoming fiscal year.

Royse City ISD recently announced its elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year: Cheri Froehling, Reading and Math Interventionist teacher at Miss May Vernon Elementary School, and Brittany Biggie, the Math Department head at Royse City High School.

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Testimony has been concluded in the latest appeal in the case of Micah Crofford Brown, convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death by lethal injection in connection with the 2011 shooting death of his ex-wife Stella Michelle “Doc” Ray, a Caddo Mills Independent School District teacher.

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Editor's Note: A previous version of this report included unclear statements about which construction has already begun and an inaccurate name. The version below has been updated and clarified. The Herald-Banner apologizes for the errors.

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There will be a different name on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in the Republican Party spot for Hunt County Treasurer.

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In his makeshift office corner in a metal warehouse in Royse City, Jerrell Baley sits up in his chair with his elbows on his knees and his hands folded in front of him. 

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After waiting for a year and 10 months – family, friends and co-workers of former University Park Fire Department Captain Robert L. Poynter III received some amount of closure Friday when jurors found Michael Glen Garza guilty of the firefighter’s murder and sentenced him to 99 years in prison.

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Millie Jean Coppedge, an author based in Royse City, recently published her fourth book, Coffeeville, Texas: A Ghost Town of Memories, in an effort to capture and preserve the history of her hometown.

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FATE — Residents will be subject to several new rules concerning their use of parks and public spaces after council members on Monday unanimously voted to make changes to the city’s existing guidelines.

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FATE — The Fate City Council approved the appointments of six new board members last week, positions that the town has had difficulty filling in the past. 

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A 2016 murder in Royse City was the culmination of a tryst between the victim’s estranged wife and a truck driver who kept in touch via text messages, prosecutors told jurors Tuesday during opening arguments in the murder trial of one of the accused killers.

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When Amy and Cody Hayes lost their first child, Rylee, they didn’t let their grief keep them down. They instead dedicated their lives to spreading love and caring in his name.

The Rockwall County Commis-sioners Court met for a brief meeting Tuesday morning, addressing a number of county business items and proclaiming the month of June as “Immigrant Heritage Month” in the county. 

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Area fire departments have responded to several fires every day during the past few weeks as both Hunt and Rockwall counties have fallen into worsening drought conditions.

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There will be lots of booms and bangs across the area this weekend in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday.

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Responding to the increased number of public shooting tragedies in the country, Royse City ISD last week hired a full-time safety director to manage its campuses.

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