After a few months where the local jobless statistics were showing some improvement, Hunt County ended the summer with a significant jump in unemployment.

To help nonprofit organizations help more people in the wake of COVID-19, L3Harris Technologies recently gave “social impact grants” to groups throughout the country who provide food or veteran aid to those in need as well as organizations that mentor students and give aid to small businesses.

Thousands of early ballots have been cast in Hunt County, with additional opportunities to vote available during the weekend and voting is running well ahead of the presidential election in 2016.

A hearing is scheduled in state district court Friday for a Rowlett man indicted for capital murder in connection with a reported double homicide in February.

Area residents will have at least two opportunities in the next week to obtain supplies of free food, being offered by two local organizations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has scratched another cherished holiday tradition off of the local schedule, as the Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights has been canceled.

This Week's Circulars