Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
(Anna-AP) -- The owner of some exotic animals whose care has come under scrutiny left a Texas truck stop today -- with his rig and the creatures.
James Garretson drove away after arguing with some officials for
the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to Texas. He's trying to raise money to build a permanent home for the animals near Lake City, Florida.
The rig with eight tigers, a wolf, a baby lion and a bear had een parked in Anna, about 40 miles north of Dallas, for several days. Garretson was trying to raise 15-thousand dollars for the Florida facility.
His state permit to keep the animals in Florida had expired, so he and his girlfriend drove -- with the animals -- to the Dallas area, where Garretson has family.
Garretson had been charging onlookers to feed the animals or
have photos taken with them at the truck stop.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.