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
Almost 1,800 people cast ballots in Hunt County during the first three days of early voting for the July 14 political party primary runoff elections.
Three regional bands are booked to play at a country festival on the outdoor stage at the Empty Glass Steakhouse & Saloon in downtown Greenville Saturday, July 4.
UPDATE: Thursday evening, the office of Hunt County Bobby Stovall released the following statement concerning the suit being sought Monday morning:
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19…
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of another local event, which had been scheduled the past several years in anticipation of Independence Day.
The residents of Hunt County have slacked off a bit when it comes to responding to the United States Census and the county has fallen down the list of Texas counties in terms of completing the forms on their own.
Innovation First recently donated 500 of their specially-designed reusable face shields – called RobotShields – to Greenville ISD, for staff members to use this coming school year.
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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- Infant child killed in reported dog attack
- Abbott orders Texans in most counties to wear masks in public
- OUR SAY: It’s past time to put your mask on
- UPDATE: County seeking court order to require person with COVID-19 to remain at home
- Greenville Police Department makes multiple drug-related arrests during weekend
- Closings announced for Independence Day
- Royse City police investigating fatal accident after fireworks show
- County's weekly, monthly COVID-19 statistics detailed
- Police department seeking information on reported shooting incident
- County reports 32 more COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths
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.