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.
Texas’ main power grid struggled to keep up with the demand for electricity Monday, prompting the operator to ask Texans to conserve power until Friday.
A Mineola man is in custody in Hunt County, after he was arrested over the weekend for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.
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.
Trial is scheduled for a Collin County woman, indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter for allegedly fatally striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in 2019.
Two months ago, the Texas A&M University System announced that the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Services at Texas A&M University-Commerce will spread part of their operations to North Dallas.
After navigating Hunt Regional Medical Center through its most challenging years, hospital President and CEO Richard Carter has decided to retire.
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 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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- It’s official, driver’s license office to return
- Arrest reported in alleged teacher/student relationship
- What’s ‘old’ is ‘new’ again at former Dr Pepper plant
- New Hunt County Jail being considered
- Festival bringing New Orleans to Greenville
- Terry Thomas elected to Place 1 of Greenville City Council
- WE SAY: Racism was real, it’s our burden
- Greenville's Summer of Fire began 25 years ago today
- GISD makes more changes in campus, district leadership
- Carter set to retire from Hunt Regional Medical Center in December
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.