Welcome to the Herald Banner's one-stop resource for information about candidates and issues on the 2018 General Election ballot, for residents of Hunt and Rockwall counties. Inside this section are overviews of the biggest races, links to information on every candidate in contested races, Q&As with candidates in contested races, sample ballots, recent local news about the election, and information on voting early and on Election Day, Nov. 6. Read more
Two days of food, music and fun are scheduled downtown this week, as the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department hosts the inaugural Lee Street Jamboree.
A Garland man sentenced to prison more than a decade ago for two armed robberies and a residential burglary in Greenville, is back in local custody again in connection with a June shooting incident in Wolfe City.
The Hunt Regional Medical Center was recently recognized with a perfect score in a program designed to gauge the preparedness of a hospital for times of disaster and trauma.
While technology continues to evolve and the job skills needed for someone to remain competitive in the professional world constantly change, old-fashioned “good habits” like time management, determination, teamwork and being “teachable” are still valuable lessons to pass along to young people.
A local man who was involved in an altercation with law enforcement agencies on New Year’s Eve 2014 was taken into custody after an armed standoff with deputies Saturday.
A Wills Point man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges of drug possession and abandoning/endangering children.
Texas Department of Transportation personnel will conduct a child passenger seat check from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Splash Kingdom Water Park, 6501 I-30 in Greenville.
A former girlfriend of Allen Thomas Sample said his behavior changed drastically a few months before he was alleged to have shot and killed Tommey Joe Tubbs.
Two local men have been indicted on armed robbery charges in connection with a reported hold-up and shooting at a Greenville residence in June.
The Hunt County Commissioners Court is again scheduled to talk Monday about making improvements to the county’s roads, with a plan in mind to take action.
Hunt County races
Running for Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 4 – the only contest county commissioner race on the Hunt County November 2018 ballot – are two newcomers: Republican Steven M. Harrison and Democrat Allen "Andy" Martin.
Running for the position of Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 in Hunt County are Republican Christie Roundtree and Democrat Weldon Wilson. Roundtree, who lives in the Webb Hill community of Wolfe City, is the chief court clerk for Hunt County Precinct 4 JP David McNabb. Learn more about Ro…
Running for the position of Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in Hunt County are Republican Kerry Crews and Independent Carol Davis. Crews is a 14-year former police chief in Commerce. Find Crews' Herald-Banner Q&A responses here.Davis is a former university professional who has also e…
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- Arrest made in June shooting in Wolfe City
- Complaints led to Commerce E-Corps indictments, authorities say
- Local man jailed after armed standoff
- Law enforcement agencies report extra busy night of arrests
- Sample found guilty of 2016 murder
- Underdog Greenville Christian wins home opener, 48-0
- City sales tax revenue up for month, down for year
- Death penalty waived in Royse City capital murder case
- Prison sentence issued in drug, endangering children case
- Grand jury issues indictments in armed robberies, domestic assaults
Recent Election News
The debate over the proposed tax rate “swap and drop” has been heating up since the Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees voted in August to place the measure on the Nov. 6 election ballot.
As today's 5 p.m. deadline to register to vote has approached, elections administrators in the area have noticed a sizable surge in voter registrations, officials said.
On Election Day this November, voters residing in the Greenville Independent School District will be asked to decide whether to approve a so-called “swap and drop” that restructures the school property tax – billed as a safe, no-cost way for the district to get more state funds.
If voters in Greenville vote ‘No’ on the proposed school district swap and drop, their total property tax rate will still go down, the Herald-Banner has confirmed.
Democratic candidates, Mike Collier for lieutenant governor and Kendall Scudder for State Senate District 2, “campaigned with and for” one another at a town hall meeting at Texas A&M University-Commerce Thursday.