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.
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BELLS — One trailer caused the Bells City Council to do some head scratching at its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Angela LeBlanc explained that one Bells resident races cars and uses a trailer to bring his car to the racetrack and back. The trailer will sit in his driveway, and occasionally on the street, but the size of the trailer has created some issues for the neighborhood.
Elizabeth Holman was sitting at home Tuesday night, when, she said, she was inspired by God.
HOWE – Residents of Howe and surrounding areas won’t get their taste of the Hawaiian islands anytime soon as the city has officially placed the proposed Hawaiian Falls water park on hold after it determined the park was out of its price range.
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.
BONHAM — The trial of a former Fannin County youth minister ended in a mistrial Wednesday after disagreements among the lawyers about some the evidence.
A series of grass fires kept area firefighters busy early Wednesday afternoon. The trouble started with a small grass fire on the U.S. Highway 75 access road just south of Farmington Road between Van Alstyne and Howe. A slightly larger grass fire was then reported approximately a mile down the road on the north side of Farmington. Fire departments from Howe, Van Alstyne and Sherman responded and put out the fires, soaking the area immediately around them to ensure there would be no additional flare-ups. No cause for the fires was immediately determined.
BONHAM — Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Fannin County youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage boy. The victim, who is now a 20-year-old man, says that his former youth minister coerced him to perform sexual acts at least 20 times over the course of two years.
SHERMAN — A Plano man who swindled investors with a fake story about a Disney theme park coming to North Texas was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.
After six years and one day, World War II came to a close 70 years ago Wednesday, signalling the end of one of the darkest periods in modern history. It was on Sept. 2, 1945 that Japan officially signed the Instruments of Surrender, ending its hostilities with the Allied Powers.