The building at the corner of Travis and Pecan streets in Sherman has had a long history of service to the community. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $140,000 and has housed federal officials from post master to federal judge. On Wednesday the legal community celebrated the change of Spanish Colonial revival Beaux Arts building’s name to the Paul Brown Federal Courthouse. The name change honors Judge Paul Brown who sat on the bench in that building from 1985 to 2006. Brown died in 2012.
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Former Tom Bean Police Chief Michael Webster pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to one count of assault of a public servant and one count of theft of a firearm. The plea Webster entered means that Judge Brian Gary will sentence him to no more than seven years in prison when the case comes back for sentencing.
The mother of the 15-year-old boy who was killed in January of 2013 in Denison recently pled guilty to injury to a child and unlawful restraint. She will serve 10 years of probation.
TARRANT COUNTY- A series of lawsuits have been filed in Tarrant County by families of North Central Texas College softball players who were involved in a collision that resulted in the death of four players, and the injury of 11 others.
BONHAM — A man who was facing a capital murder trial next week pleaded guilty last week.
Grayson County grand jurors indicted two people for capital murder this week. The indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt.
BONHAM — Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser released a list of people who entered into plea agreements with his office during the September dockets before Judge Laurine Blake of the 336th District Court. The following individuals either entered guilty pleas and accepted responsibility for their conduct without further court action, or their cases went to trial and a Fannin County jury rendered the verdict and sentence indicated.
BONHAM — The former special education teacher accused of assaulting a student took the stand Tuesday to tell jurors her side of the story.
BONHAM — A Fannin County jury sentenced former special education instructor Adriane Connerley to four years of probation Wednesday for unlawfully restraining and recklessly injuring a student. The sentence was handed down just before 1 p.m. Thursday, after less than an hour of deliberation.
BONHAM — Testimony for the prosecution wrapped up and testimony for the defense began Monday in the trial of a former Fannin County special education teacher accused of assaulting a student. Jurors heard one witness describe the alleged assault as “sociopathic behavior.”