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Ellis tops Bruner by 6 votes in Fannin County

In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.

Drug charges fill Grayson County indictments

Drug related charges filled the indictments released by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office last week. Indictments are formal charges and are not considered evidence of guilt. Of the 75 charges filed against 52 people, 31 were drug related.

TAPS looks to settle forbearance with Landmark Bank

The TAPS Public Transit board of directors authorized Transdev General Manager Scott McClellan to negotiate a settlement agreement with Landmark Bank Monday as part of the transit agency’s efforts to settles its debt. The negotiations center around a forbearance agreement between TAPS and the bank for nearly $696,000 in loan payments.

Commissioners agree to changes in phone contract for the jail

Grayson County’s Commissioners Court approved a change on Tuesday to the contract between the county and Securus, a phone company for the inmate phone system at the Grayson County Jail. The changes relate to recent Federal Communications Commission rulings about the amount of money that can be charged for phone calls originating in county jails and prisons.