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.
7-8-04 - The woman convicted of manslaughter in the death of Whitesboro jeweler Jon McCullough will serve time in prison. Today, a Grayson County judge gave Kristi Jones 90 days in the Texas Department of Corrections, one week after a jury recommended 10 years probation.
The judge cited a Texas statute that allows for additional prison time if the perpetrator uses a deadly weapon in the crime. Jones was convicted of manslaughter last week for fatally shooting McCullough during a struggle outside her Whitesboro home last summer. The jury’s sentence of 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine still stand although the judge did add another $500 in fines.
After the sentence was announced, Jones wept and her family was visibly upset and shaken. She’d argued before on the witness stand that further fines and jail time would leave her unable to complete the terms of her probation.
On the other side of the courtroom, family and friends of Jon McCullough breathed a sigh of relief but still believe the sentence should have been longer.
Jones will surrender to authorities on July 12 and then be assigned to a prison in the Texas Department of Corrections. Jones’ defense team is still considering an appeal.
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.