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Monday, September 1, 2014
The Terrell Tigers opened their new season with a win on the road over the Little Elm Lobos. The Tigers took the lead early in the game and held onto that lead, winning the game 35 to 14. In other area games, the Forney Jackrabbits won their season opener at home over the Wills Point Tigers, 55-36. The North Forney Falcons travelled to Frisco Friday night, and lost the the Frisco Racoons 35 to 17. The Kaufman Lions, at home Friday night, lost their game against Gainsville Leopards, 14-7. In an at-home game in Quinlan, it was a battle of the Panthers, but the Quinlan Ford High School Panthers fell 28 to 7 to the Van Alstyne Panthers Friday night. The Rockwall Yellowjackets travelled to Ryan to play the Raiders Friday night, and won that game 20-13. And, the Rockwall-Heath Hawks, playing on their home turf, defeated the Sulphur Springs Wilscats, 33-21.

Area residents are warned to be cautious of a scam, for which there have been two reported incidents within a short period of time, according to Captain A. D. Sansom of the Terrell Police Department. The scam involves a phone call in which the person is told they won a sum of money. The caller instruct the victim to send a processing fee by means of a prepaid card in order to received the prize. Sansom said residents should be especially cautious of "too good to be true" winnings.

The Terrell City Council meets tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock, and on the agenda is a public hearing on the proposed 4.47 per cent tax-rate increase needed to pay for the new police headquarters building in Terrell. A second public hearing will be Tuesday, September 16th, at 7 p.m. The proposed increase in the tax rate, according to figures released by the city, would increase the average home tax bill in the city by $26.59. Also on the agenda for the council to consider tomorrow evening is the second vote on the city's budget, and the vote on second reading of the ordinance to increase water and sewer rates.

Kaufman County's public hearings on the proposed tax rate increase of 1.97 cents per $100 of taxable value, will be Friday, September 5th at 9:00 a.m., and Tuesday, September 9th, at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse annex in Kaufman. That increase is for repayment of the transportation bond package approved by voters in 2013.

And this reminder, if you have business to conduct with the city, because of the labor day holiday, city offices as well as banks and the post office are closed today.

The following is a press release from the Terrell Police Department, issued Friday, August 29, 2014

Scam Warning

An unknown subject called the resident in the 1000 block of Maryell and told her she had won $5000. She was instructed to send them $400 to “process the winnings.” The victim was instructed to go to a CVS Pharmacy and purchase a Vanilla Reload Network Prepaid Card and put $400 on the card. Once completed, she was to call “them” back at a specific phone number and give them the number off the back of the card. The victim was then told that she would be contacted in thirty minutes and told where she could collect her winnings. There has been no such call. All follow-up calls have gone unanswered.

The suspect (caller) never gave a name or address or location.

This is the second scam in a very short time frame where a Hispanic female was the targeted phone victim. Although authorities do not believe these offense are related, Police warn citizens to be especially cautious of “too good to be true” winnings.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Terrell Police arrested four individuals Wednesday after executing a search warrant at 514 Elizabeth Street in Terrell. Marijuana and U. S. Currency, as well as assorted durg paraphernalia was discovered in the residence. Twenty-three year-old Loumas John Mitchell ran from police but was apprehended while trying to clime a fence. He was charged with evading arrest and detention with a previous conviction, and delivery of marijuana. Also charged with delivery of marijuana were 32-year-old Brian Paul Tugwell of Terrell, 25-year-old Linzell D'veryc Land of Terrell, and 30-year-old Melvin Almer-Charles Archie of Terrell. While police were on the scene, a 51-year-old Ola resident, Lonnie Ray Williams, arrived at the Elizabeth Street residence and was arrested for outstanding warrants from Kemp, according to Captain A. D. Sansom of the Terrell Police Department.

Work continues on Virginia Street, the old State Highway 34, between High Street and North Catherine Street for replacement of the roadway. Although southbound traffic is possible, through traffic is urged to use the detours that are in place, as workers and slow moving equipment is present.

Everything turned out fine, was the summation of the situation given by Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks concerning the total loss of power, including the back-up generator, at the Hunt County Detention Center earlier this week. According to Meeks, power was lost at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at the jail. The emergency generator came on, but failed after about 20 minutes leaving the jail completely without power. Several area police and fire departments came to the assistance of the jail, and by 11 p.m. full power was restored.

Public hearing are scheduled for tax-rate changes in Terrell for this coming Tuesday, September 2nd, at 7 p.m. at Terrell City Hall, and another on tuesday, September 16th, at 7 p.m. The city is proposing a 4.47 per cent increase in the tax rate, which, according to figures released by the city, would increase the average home tax bill in the city by $26.59 to pay for the new police headquarters building. Kaufman County's public hearings on the tax rate increase of 1.97 cents per $100 of taxable value, will be Friday, September 5th at 9:00 a.m., and Tuesday, September 9th, at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse annex in Kaufman.

Rockwall County's first public hearing on the proposed new tax rate was held this week, with on one showing up to voice an opinion either for or against the tax rate. This prompted Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan to comment (quote) "Well, we must have done a good job."

The Terrell Tigers start their new season on the road tonight, travelling to Little Elm to play the Little Elm Lobo's. Tonight's game is set for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off, so join us here on KPYK starting at 6:45 for the broadcast of that game.