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Monday, May 2, 2016
The Terrell City Council meets tomorrow in a special workshop session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., during which council members will consider funding for the construction of a bridge on FM 148 over Spur 557, funding that will come from the Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Capital Fund, if approved. The award of a contract for the construction of a gas main to the new police facility comes before the city council for a second time, after the first, and only, bid received was well over budget. The council decided it was in the best interest of the city to re-bid the project, and it is the second round of bids that comes before the council tomorrow night for consideration.
Trinity Valley Community College President Dr. Glendon Forgey was susped with pay last week by the college board of trustees. According to the board's president, Ray Raymond, the board was presented conflicting governmental documents by the college president without acceptable explanation. Forgey has been TVCC's president since 2007.
A construction worker fell to the ground from the roof of a three-story apartment complex under construction in Forney Friday afternoon. The construction company saidthe worker was wearing a safety harness when he fell, however the rope broke and the man fell to the ground. Initially, a helicopter was dispatched to transport the injured man to the hospital, however due to the weather, CareFlite transported the worker by ground ambulance to Baylor Hopital in Dallas where his injuries were described as not life threatening.
Two men were indicted for capital murder by a Kaufman County Grand Jury late last week in the shooting death of a Windmill Farms resident last November. Police say the victim was shot in the back of the head and was found dead on his front porch after neighbors called out of concern for his welfare. A third man, currently held in Dallas County Jail on burglary charges there, also faces a capital murder charge in the case once he is released to Kaufman County authorities. A juvenile was also arrested in the case, and may face capital murder charges once a hearing is held later this month to determine if he should be tried as an adult.
If your schedule has not yet permitted you to vote early in the May 7th municipal and school elections, polls will be open until 7 o'clock this evening at Terrell City Hall and John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Up for consideration in the municipal election is the place 5 seat on the city council. In the school election, a $45-million bond package for campus upgrades, including a new 6th grade wing at Furlough Middle School, a multipurpose facilty at the high school athletic complex, and a student enrichment center for whole-student development according to school officials. The district says the renovations are necessary to keep up with the growth of the area. Opponents say the speding is frivolous and students are not benefiting equally. Both sides agree school taxes will increase. According to a tax impact calculator on the bond issue's website, taxes will increase by approximately $155 per year for a home valued at $100,000, and by about $235 for a home valued at $150,000, the value range of the average home in the district.
Early voting in municipal and school elections is also underway in both Kaufman and Forney. Kaufman is voting on representatives on its school board, as well as two municipal bond packages for street improvements and a new city hall and police facility. In Forney, voters will decide on three city council and three school board seats.
A funderal service for Paul Conrad Clements Jr., who passed away Friday at the age of 64, will be this morning at 10 o'clock at Fellowship Baptist church, 1550 County Road 303, in Terrell. Arrangements are by Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Musican-Vocalists Don Gatlin, Jay Darby and Matt Schumacher, along with guitar and drums, feature music from all genres with tight harmonies and incredible musicianship. Big Harmonies. Big Hits. Big Sounds.