BONHAM — One day into his trial for sexually assaulting children at a daycare, John Karl Duncan pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child, sexual contact. Duncan will serve at least 10 years in prison for the crimes.
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GORDONVILLE — At first glance the oddly shaped tree in Brad Ward’s yard simply appears to be an old, misshapen tree. The post oak curves at its base, running nearly parallel to the ground, with three thick branches sticking up in to the air, away from the main trunk. The unusual shape of it makes it stand out among the other trees in Ward’s yard — precisely what you would want for something meant to mark a trail, over 100 years ago.
HOUSTON — A legal battle that started when a bush crashed in Sherman killing 17 people in 2008 ended last week when a federal judge in Houston sentenced the owner of that bus to three years of probation in a plea agreement.
Purchase or furnish alcohol to a minor — A resident called police Saturday and reported that cars were driving through their yard in the 800 block of E. 11th Street. When officers arrived they saw that a party was taking place across the street. While on scene officers heard a car’s tires squealing. The officers made contact with the driver, a 20-year-old Bonham resident, and arrested him for driving while intoxicated. The officers investigated the party and arrested a man for purchase or furnish alcohol to a minor.
Willa Mae Pruitt took home top honors Wednesday at the Sherman Senior Center’s annual pumpkin carving contest. An anonymous donor provided grocery gift cards to each of the top three winners.
“One of the greatest joys of my life has been serving on this Board,” Ruby Jo Williams said Tuesday night after receiving a number of gifts of appreciation from the Grayson College Board of Trustees. “It has been so educational for me and so fulfilling,” she added.
Rachel Springfield gets some help from her dad Mike at the annual Boo Bop at the Denison Public Library Tuesday evening. The events brings kids in for family friendly Halloween activities and snacks.
The entrance to the Grayson County Courthouse was blocked Tuesday morning as crews began repairs on the front steps.
BONHAM — In a heart-wrenching first day of testimony from mostly young children, the trial began for a Fannin County man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children at the daycare he and his wife used to own.
GAINESVILLE — A 55-year old man has been arrested in connection with a bizarre incident in the early hours of Sunday morning at a Gainesville Walmart. Police say security footage shows the man setting fire to a rack of clothes in the men’s clothing department, destroying thousands of dollars of merchandise in the process.