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Monday, October 20, 2014
After hearing arguments Friday morning by the defense attorneys for former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams, Judge Mike Snipes said no to a second change of venue for the trial, leaving the trial in Rockwall County. Williams attorneys had requested the second change of venue citing the media coverage of the trial in the area, and had also requested limitations on media coverage of Williams capital murder trial, which is set to start December 1st.
Terrell ISD's board of trustees regular monthly meeting is this evening, and they will consider a number of policy updates, as well as consider approval of financial reports for August, 2014, including the head start program report, and quarterly and annual investment reports. Also, two public hearings will be held tonight; the first concerning the annual financial management report, the second on the optional flexible school day program. KPYK will broadcast that meeting tonight starting at 7 o'clock.
The residential economic incentive program, and items concerning the work in the area of Spur 557 and FM148 are on the Terrell City Council's agenda when they meet tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock at Terrell City Hall. The second reading of the city's new comprehensive zonig ordinance will also be voted on tomorrow evening, which, if approved, will replace the previous zoning ordinance which will be repealed in its entirety. At the last council meeting, a vocal group of residents in the Griffith Avenue area showed up to voice their opinions during a public hearing on the new zoning ordinace, primarily speaking against the change. Also to be considered on second reading is a zone change on a portion of a city block at 510 South Virginia street, which, if approved, will clear the way for a new Dollar General Store at that location. KPYK, as with all regular meetings of the council, will broadcast that meeting starting at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening.
It was an exciting game for the homecoming crowd at Memorial Stadium in Terrell Friday night, as the Terrell Tigers did not allow the Forney Jackrabbits to dampen the spirits of those at the stadium. The Jackrabbits put the first touchtown on the scoreboard early in the game, but missed the extra point, making the score Forney 6, Terrell 0. But the Tigers came right back and scored a touchdown and extra point, giving the Tigers a 7 to 6 lead. The Jackrabbits were not able to catch up with the Tigers throughout the remainder of the game, and the final in Terrell's Homecoming game was the Terrell Tigers 42, Forney 27.
Terrell's next opponent, the Royse City Bulldogs, lost to the Mesquite Poteet Pirates Friday night, 55 to 14, on the Pirates home field, leaving the Bulldogs with a 2-2 district record. The Bulldogs have a 2-win, 5-loss overall season record.
The South Garland Colonels broke their 5-game losing streak Friday night by defeating the North Forney Falcons 41 to 10 at Forney's City Bank Stadium.
The Rockwall-Heath Hawks were at home Friday night, and handed the West Mesquite Wranglers their second loss of the season, defeating the Wranglers 21 to 13.
The Kaufman Lions are undefeated in district play so far, having defeated the Wills Point Tigers Friday night 42 to 21.
And also Friday night, the Quinlan Ford Panthers travelled to Paris, only to watch their 12-6 first quarter lead over the North Lamar Panthers disappear. The Quinlan Ford High School Panthers came up short in the end, losing to North Lamar 26 to 18.
The Rockwall Yellowjackets remain undefeated this season. They were on the road Thursday night and took an early 28 to 7 first quarter lead over the Sachse Mustangs, and held onto the lead throughout the game, defeating Sachse 56 to 35. The Yellowjackets are now 4-0 in district play, and 7-0 overall.