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Thursday, April 24, 2014
About an hour after the initial call late Tuesday evening to Heath police reporting a missing child, police found the body of 12-year-old Ethan Moran in a wooded area in the 1700 block of White Road in Heath. The child had suffered a gunshot wound, but the exact cause of death has not yet been determined. The Heath Department of Public Safety says there were no signs of foul play.
This evening at 6 o'clock, U. S. Representative Jeb Hensarling will host a town hall meeting and legislative update at Terrell City Hall. Hensarling said he will discuss some of the recent actions he has taken as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee to bring oversight and accountability to Obama Administration agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and teh Federal Reserve, as well as reducing Washington red tape.
A West Tawakoni resident was stabbed multiple times in his right arm during an altercation over the possession of a pick-up truck, according to West Tawakoni police. The man allegedly responsible for the stabbing, also from West Tawakoni, was arrested about an hour later following a traffic stop while driving the truck in question. He was charged with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, a second-degree felony, and bond was set at $35,000.
The carnival is underway in Ben Gil Park, leading up to this weekend's Terrell Heritage Jubilee. It's the 33rd annual Jubilee, and this weekend's events include a rodeo Saturday night at Wade Arena, BBQ cook-offs, the Fountain 5K run, arts and crafts, and an auto and truck show.
The national take back event for prescription drugs is this Saturday, April 26th, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Area residents can take expired or unwanted prescription drugs to drop-off points throughout Kaufman County at that time for proper disposal. Drop-off locations include the Terrell City Hall lobby, Forney Police Department, and the Crandall Police Department. In Rockwall County, the drop-off locations are the Rockwall Police Department and the Rowlett Police Department.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Grant applications for additional funding for the Head Start program at Terrell ISD were approved this week by the Terrell School Board of Trustees. The grants are to cover the loss of funding due to sequestration, amounting to $49,902; cost of living increase, totalling $12,310; funds for classroom furniture in the amount of $49,200; and the money for playground equipment totalling $72,926. A trip to Orlando Florida for two members of the Health Occupation Students of America for that organization's National Leadership Conference was also approved.