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The upcoming independence day holiday brings with it increased patrol for driving while intoxicated violations by the Terrell Police Department as well as state troopers. The Terrell Police Department received a Texas Department of Transportation reimbursement grant providing funding for additional officers assigned specifically to DWI enforcement, and will be on the road patrolling for violators through July 7th, according to Terrell Police Captail A. D. Sansom.
A shooting in the southern part of Kaufman County, along County Road 4012, is being investigated by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office. A report on the shooting indicated a worker allegedly had a dispute with the property owner's son. When attempting to flee the scene after running over the owner's son, the worker was shot with a shotgun in the leg by the owner of the property. The two men received treatment for their injuries, and it is not known at this time if any charges will be filed in the incident, according to a sheriff's department spokesman.
A small single engine aircraft, attempting to make an emergency landing at Mesquite Metro Airport due to a mechanical malfunction, was forced to land in the southwestern part of Kaufman County, in a pasture near Malloy Bridge Road, about one mile south of Interstate 20 on Monday. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Department investigated the incident, and said no one was injured. The pilot of the Zodiac 601XL single engine plane, was the only one on board the aircraft at the time of the incident.
A $989-thousand contract was awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation Monday for the resurfacing of State Highway 34 from Interstate Hwy 20 to U. S. Hwy 80 in Terrell, and also Spur 87, Dellis Street, to the Terrell State Hospital. The contract was awarded to O. Trevino Construction, LLC, and the construction dates will be established in upcoming meetings between the department and the contractor, according to Michelle Releford, media contact for the department of transportation.
A memorial service for Gerald Scott, a longtime Terrell area resident who passed away Sunday, June 28th at the age of 71, will be Friday, July 3rd, at 11 a.m. at the Poetry Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell.