Good News, Bad News, and A Quest For Ideas…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have good news and bad news…

First the bad news.  There has been a lot of stuff happening in the last few weeks.  Not only are all my electronic devices falling apart at the seams, but everyone in my family is getting sick and injured.  To make things worse, I am running out of resources to gather news.  So, unfortunately, I will no longer be able to devote this blog to news-related items.

Fortunately for me – and for you – it has been said that great minds think alike.  I happen to think some great minds picked up my idea and, fortunately, had more capital and more know-how to make things work.  Thus, Hunt County News was born.  I welcome all of you to visit their website and check it out.  Oh, and if you have a news tip, please let them know!

I do want to continue this blog; however, since news is out of the realm of possibilities, I’m looking for other ideas in moving forward.  Sheila says I should do trivia; however, I don’t think it would work out very well or last very long.  I want to do a lifestyle and entertainment blog; but the truth of the matter is that life in Hunt County is neither entertaining nor makes for a picture-perfect lifestyle.  Or, does it?

Either way, I would like for you to give me YOUR ideas as to what I should do in order to continue this blog.  I want to continue at some capacity or another; and I do want to make this one of the most visited websites in Hunt County, Texas.

If you have any ideas, feel free to shoot them out via e-mail or Facebook comment/message.

Thank you and good night!

Spencer Henderson, Jr.
shenderson1981@gmail.com

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Official Statement from Sheriff Meeks

“I have become aware of an internet allegation accusing one of my deputies of improper actions.  I have initiated an administrative investigation to determine if any policy violations occurred.  Public confidence and trust in the Sheriff’s Office is a high priority for me and we take all allegations of misconduct seriously.  We will allow the investigation to run its course in a manner which is fair to all concerned and we will make no assumptions or guesses until all facts are determined.  Additional information will be released as appropriate and the results of our investigation will be made public upon conclusion.”

RAW VIDEO – Controversy in the Sheriff’s Department

Here’s video footage of the incident which is circulating around social media – and has everybody fuming at the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office: https://youtu.be/eJuKlQF0meg

What’s Going On in Hunt County – Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello everyone!  Hope y’all are staying warm!  They cancelled the Winter Storm Warning at around 3:00 p.m., but they said that the slush that’s all over everywhere is expected to refreeze and leave a layer of black ice, leaving the roads treacherous.  So, be careful!

In the “Only in Hunt County” department, a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper went to check up on a jack-knifed 18 wheeler, at about 6:15 this morning, at the 79-mile marker on Eastbound Interstate 30, near Royse City.  A passenger car suddenly lost control and hit a truck, and a second trooper was called out.  As they were trying to sort out the mess, another 18-wheeler jack-knifed, hit all three vehicles, corrected and drove away.  A third trooper was called out, and – deja vu! – another 18-wheeler jack-knifed and hit all three vehicles again.  They were still trying to find the truck as of 11:00 a.m. this morning; and they have a partial plate number.  So hopefully they find this guy and talk to him about everything.

As soon as the snow and ice dries off, we’re supposed to get another round tomorrow night into Wednesday morning – then we’re supposed to maybe rinse and repeat on Friday, before it warms up to a soggy 62 degrees on Sunday, whereupon everything will dry up.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late tomorrow night until Wednesday at Noon.  1-3 inch accumulations are possible, with locally higher amounts anticipated in some spots.  So, Hunt County will remain a Winter Wonderland for the remainder of the week.

That’s all for now.  Hope you guys stay warm, stay dry, stay safe and stay out of trouble!

The Blotter Will Be Back Next Week!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to announce that the Hunt County Web Blotter will be back beginning this Monday.  My lovely partner, Sheila, just bought me a new tablet; so, now, updating the Blotter will be much easier.

Not only will I keep you all up to date on the day’s top stories;  I will also post breaking news, as well as items of interest.

Any ideas?  Don’t be afraid to let me know!

Have a great day!

Spencer

Farewell For Now

So, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to have to give you the bad news – but the truth is, I have been really busy with my family and other activities to devote my time to the Blotter. Also, keep in mind that, from the very beginning, this has been a one-man operation. So, I have decided to discontinue the Blotter. I feel bad about letting you all down. I really apologize to y’all and hope that, someday, I can try something like this again.

With deep affection,
Spencer Henderson, Jr.

What’s Going On in Hunt County – Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good Evening Everyone!  I see things have been slow most everywhere in Hunt County – well, except for one place – Burger King!

From all the stuff I’ve seen on Facebook, the place was packed.  Some people said they felt for the people who had to work there, while others complained about waiting an hour and a half for their taste of a flame-broiled Whopper.  Others were comparing this location to the previous location, at 5006 Wesley and Joe Ramsey (now Smiley Dental) and said the same problems that caused that location to close would cause this one to close as well (I highly doubt that myself), but anyway – MOST people were glad NOT to drive to Rockwall or Sulphur Springs.

A group has plans to call for the introduction of a bill in the 84th Texas Legislature to create the Collin-Hunt Municipal Utility District (MUD) in advance of planning a major subdivision on 776 acres on the Hunt/Collin County line, near Josephine.  It appears that members of D. R. Horton’s family (yes, THAT D. R. Horton) are looking to build a complex of single-family houses out there.

In “dumb idiot from Quinlan” news, Bobby Joe Evens is seeking to represent himself in an upcoming trial.  He has multiple charges pending, from abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence – to operating a drug ring out of the Hunt County Jail, at which he currently sits.  He has pleaded not guilty to both charges – and he also has federal charges pending, the status of which is unknown as of Tuesday.

Finally, jury selection has begun in the trial of the Aurora, Colorado, “Dark Knight” shooter, James Holmes.  Holmes is accused of the murders of 12 people in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, including Rebecca “Becky” Hernandez Wingo, a 1997 graduate of Ford High School in Quinlan (back when they were using the current Thompson Middle School campus as the high school).  Wingo went straight to the Air Force after graduation, being stationed for two years in Hawaii before being reassigned to Aurora.  She still had family here in Hunt County at the time of the murder.

Before I forget, I’m looking for your horror stories involving Internet service with Tier One Converged Networks and Argon Technologies.  You can reach me at shenderson1981@gmail.com or fill out the contact form.  I would appreciate your input, as I myself have used Argon Tech before and am currently using Tier One – and have had nothing but problems out of both of them.

That’s all for now.  Hope y’all have a great night!