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With dispatchers help, Whitesboro couple delivers baby in truck

Whitesboro couple Robert and Kelsey Lee said they knew their new baby would be born on Monday. What they didn’t know was that the baby would not wait until the parents made it to the hospital to arrive. With the help of a Sherman dispatch operator, the couple delivered the baby in their truck on the side of U.S. Highway 82.

TAPS experiencing delays in on-demand service

Following expansion and increased ridership in recent years, officials with TAPS said the transit service is experiencing higher than normal wait time for its on-demand service. For nearly 30 years, TAPS has served the Texoma region through its “Get-a-ride” program, but has recently expanded into fixed routes and enlarged its market.

No new trial for man who accepted plea

A 41-year-old man from Tennessee Colony tried on Thursday to get 59th State District Court Judge Rim Nall to grant him a new trial. Christopher Murphy was not successful in the attempt. Murphy pleaded guilty back in June to the charge of injury to a child and was given ten days to get his affairs in order before beginning his ten years for kicking a child.

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Sherman man competent to stand trial on murder charge

Judge Brian Gary found on Wednesday that Jeremy Pimm, 23, of Sherman is competent to stand trial on the murder charge facing him in Gary’s 397th state District Court. Pimm was indicted on April 15 on one count of murder in the death of Randy Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers died in March at a home on West Scott Street.

Casino game room business sets its sights on Bells

BELLS — Bells could see a casino game room entertainment business at its doorstep soon. Scott Tatum of Rockwall stood before the Bells City Council at their meeting Tuesday representing the casino game room that he hopes to see open in Bells. It’s something Mayor Angela LeBlanc said has never been in Bells before. He said his game room would give people from the area something to do, as well as create several jobs.