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Thursday, September 29, 2016
An 18-year-old man was arrested yesterday on a burglary charge, evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant, after police responding to a disturbance call in Mesquite were confronted the armed suspect, who then led them on a chase into Kaufman County. The suspect was apprehended after wrecking his pick-up truck on the south service road of U. S. Highway 80 east of the Kaufman County line. Police say one officer received minor injuries taking evasive measures when the suspect confronted him with a weapon.
In response to a story in yesterday's news based on information released by Kaufman County's voter registrar Tanya Ratcliff concerning photo ID and the November 8th general election, Sarah Whitaker, chair of the Kaufman County Democratic Party requested a clarification, to be sure voters understand that although, according to Ratcliff, voters will still be asked to show a photo ID, it is not necessary to have a photo ID in order to vote. There are several options for those unable to reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID in order to cast their ballot. As was reported yesterday, without photo ID the voter must sign a reasonable impediment declaration form and provide one of several forms of supporting documentation. The impediment declaration form is where the voter explains why they were reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID. The supporting documentation can be a valid voter registration certificate, certified birth certificate, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or any other government document with the voter's name and address.
The Terrell city council will be discussing its options on bids received for sidewalks and drainage improvements along West Grove Street when it meets in a special workshop session this evening. City officials say two bids were received for the project, but due to budget limitations they are recommending the council reject both bids, then rebid the project to primarily just construct the sidewalks. Council members will also take a look at a letter of agreement for a project to build a north-south roadway on the west side of the city, between U. S. Highway 80 to the north, and FM 148 to the south. Project participants say the road will facilitate mobility, safety and economic development in the area.
October 9th through the 15th is Fire Prevention Week, and the National Fire Protection Association, a non profit organization established in 1896, says most homeowners do not know the age of smoke alarms installed in their home. Data supplied by the NFPA shows 36 per cent of homes are without smoke alarms, and 21 per cent have alarms that are not working. Their survey earlier this year indicated 90 per cent of Americans did not know that smoke alarms wear out, and should be replaced every 10 years. Fire Prevention week is the oldest public health and safety campaign on record, having been observed every year since 1922.
The funeral for Frank Horton, who passed away September 27th at the age of 59, will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the First Baptist Church in Terrell. Visitation is this evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the church. Horton was a volunteer fireman in Terrell for over 30 years. Arrangements are by Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens the new season of the E! Terrell Entertainment Series at the Terrell Performing Arts Center. The Dallas Symphony’s mission is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. Dallas Symphony performances are regularly hailed by The Dallas Morning News as “exhilarating,” “revelatory,” “intensely dramatic,” and “as electrifying as you’ll hear anywhere.”