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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 more deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in Hunt County, as about one-third of the county’s population has received at least the first dose of a vaccine against the virus.

In 2019, Robert Smith purchased a vintage building at the corner of Jordan and St. John Streets in downtown Greenville. He bought the building from Tim Kruse, who had used the large space for storing equipment for his job of rigging stadium shows and concerts.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court is planning to proceed with building a new jail for the county, and has retained architects to begin working on the proposal.

A group of local children will likely remember this summer with a smile, having participated in the Greenville Police Department Kids Camp.

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PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to improve Spur 264 in Quinlan, Texas, as part of the Quinlan Bypass will begin June 14. The work will extend along Spur 264 from Meyers Avenue to County Road 2304.

Multiple businesses and organizations in Hunt County are hosting blood drives with Carter BloodCare, due to the reported critical shortage of blood supplies heading into the summer months.

Hunt County races

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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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.