Nick Van Exel
Nickey Maxwell Van Exel is an American retired professional basketball player, an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Van Exel played for six NBA teams from 1993 through 2006, he was an NBA All-Star with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1998. Van Exel played college basketball for the Cincinnati Bearcats, earning third-team All-American honors as a senior in 1993, he was selected by the Lakers in the second round of the 1993 NBA draft. In his first season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Van Exel was raised by his mother, Joyce, he attended a private high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He scored 1,282 points, including 772 as a senior, he led the WISAA state tournament in scoring as a junior and senior when his team lost in the finals both years. He was named to the Associated Press all-state team as a senior. Van Exel wanted to play college basketball, but his grades weren't high enough to qualify for a top-flight program, so he went to junior college at Trinity Valley Community College for two years.
He applied himself to his studies and qualified to enroll at the University of Cincinnati and play for Bearcats coach Bob Huggins. Prior to Van Exel's arrival, the Bearcats had gone 18-12. In 1991–92, with Van Exel as starting point guard averaging 12.3 points and 2.9 assists per game, the Bearcats went 29-5, won their league tournament, won four NCAA tournament games to advance to the NCAA Final Four, where they were defeated by Michigan and their "Fab Five."In his senior year, Van Exel led Cincinnati with 18.3 points and 4.5 assists per game as the team went 27-5, again won their league tournament, advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight before falling in overtime to North Carolina. Van Exel earned Third-team All-America honors and was a finalist for the Wooden Award for player of the year. In only two seasons, he became Cincinnati's all-time leader in three-point field goals made and percentage; these records have since been surpassed. In a 13-year NBA career, Van Exel played for the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers.
Van Exel's career began when he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round as the 37th overall pick of the 1993 NBA draft. Van Exel and Eddie Jones were the centerpiece of the Lakers' rebuilding plan after the end of their successful Showtime era in the early'90s. Led by Van Exel's flashy play, the two guards helped the team to the playoffs in 1995 after the Lakers had missed the postseason for the first time in years in 1994. Van Exel was known for his shooting streaks, buzzer-beating shots, speed, earning him the nickname "Nick the Quick". During his career with the Lakers, Van Exel averaged 14.9 points per game as well as 7.3 assists per game, finishing in the top 10 in the NBA in that category twice. In 1996, during a game against the Denver Nuggets, he pushed a referee, resulting in an ejection, seven-game suspension, $187,000 fine. On June 24, 1998, after five seasons as the starting point guard, Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Tony Battie and the draft rights to Tyronn Lue.
Playing on a Nuggets team, one of the worst in the league, Van Exel achieved several career highs. Over four seasons he put up averages of 17.7 ppg and 8.4 apg, averaging 21.4 ppg through 45 games of the 2001–02 season. On February 21, 2002, he was traded by the Nuggets along with Raef LaFrentz, Avery Johnson, Tariq Abdul-Wahad to the Dallas Mavericks for Juwan Howard, Donnell Harvey, Tim Hardaway, a 2002 first-round pick. In Dallas, Van Exel played a smaller role, but contributed by creating scoring opportunities and scoring key three-pointers, he averaged 12.5 ppg during the 2002–03 season, nearly 20 ppg in the 2003 playoffs, carrying the offensive load for the Mavericks in a tight series against the Sacramento Kings, scoring 36 and 40 points in back-to-back wins in games 2 and 3. Van Exel was traded on August 18, 2003 to the Golden State Warriors along with Evan Eschmeyer, Avery Johnson, Popeye Jones, Antoine Rigaudeau in exchange for Antawn Jamison, Chris Mills, Danny Fortson, Jiří Welsch.
During the 2003 -- 04 season, he played in a career low 39 games, averaging 5.3 apg. On July 20, 2004, he was traded by Golden State to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Dale Davis and Dan Dickau. With the Blazers he played in only 53 games. Van Exel was waived by Portland on August 3, 2005, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs on August 29. After signing, Van Exel stated. Due to knee and elbow injuries, he only played in 65 games during the 2005–06 season, he averaged career lows in every statistical category, including points and minutes. In the playoffs, San Antonio was eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in a series that lasted seven games. Two days on May 24, 2006, ESPN's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon reported on their show Pardon the Interruption that Van Exel would soon announce his retirement. Texas Southern University hired Van Exel as an assistant coach to the Tigers men's basketball team on October 15, 2009. On September 8, 2010, the Atlanta Hawks hired Van Exel as a player development instructor.
Van Exel remained in that position for the 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 seasons. In 2013–14, he served as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. On July 8, 2015, Van Exel was named head coach of the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League replacing Eduardo NájeraOn June 8, 2016, Van Exel was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies to serve as an assistant coach. Van Ex
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is a department of the government of the U. S. state of Texas. The TDCJ is responsible for statewide criminal justice for adult offenders, including managing offenders in state prisons, state jails, private correctional facilities and certain oversight of community supervision, supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision; the TDCJ operates the largest prison system in the United States. The department has its headquarters in the BOT Complex in Huntsville and offices at the Price Daniel Sr. Building in downtown Austin. In 1848, the Texas Legislature passed "An Act to Establish a State Penitentiary", which created an oversight board to manage the treatment of convicts and administration of the penitentiaries. Land was acquired in Huntsville and Rusk for facilities; the prison system began as a single institution, located in Huntsville. A second prison facility, Rusk Penitentiary, began receiving convicts in January 1883.
Before the Ruiz v. Estelle court case, the Texas Department of Corrections had 18 units, including 16 for males and two for females. Various administrative changes where the organization of the managing board of the department occurred over the next 100 years. In 1921, George W. Dixon of The Prison Journal published a report on the Texas Prison System facilities, his article stated. Dixon said that the prisons featured corporal punishment such as whipping and isolation. In July and August 1974, a major riot at the Huntsville Walls prison resulted in the murder of two hostages. In 1979, Ruiz v. Estelle found that the conditions of imprisonment within the TDC prison system constituted cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the United States Constitution; the decision led to federal oversight of the system, with a prison construction boom and "sweeping reforms... that fundamentally changed how Texas prisons operated."In 1989, the TDJC and the Board of Criminal Justice were created. The board is composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to six-year, overlapping terms.
This new agency absorbed functions of three state agencies - the Texas Department of Corrections, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Texas Adult Probation Commission. In the 1980s, the government of Texas began building more prisons. During that decade, impoverished rural communities viewed the prisons as a boon, as they provided jobs. In 1987, the Texas State Board of Corrections voted to build two new 2,250-inmate maximum-security prisons in Gatesville and Amarillo and several 1,000-inmate medium-security prisons in Liberty County, Marlin and Woodville; the TDC units in Amarillo and Snyder were the first ones located outside of Central Texas and East Texas. James Anthum "Andy" Collins, the executive director of the TDCJ from April 10, 1994, to around December 1995, became a consultant for VitaPro, a company selling a meat substitute, used in Texas prisons. Shirley Southerland, a prisoner at the Hobby Unit, stated that her fellow prisoners discovered that the VitaPro product was intended for consumption by canines.
Collins arranged for VitaPro to be used while he was still the head of the TDCJ. Collins had awarded a $33.7 million contract to the company. Robert Draper of the Texas Monthly accused various TDCJ board members and state officials in the early to mid-1990s of capitalizing on the rapid expansion of Texas prisons – from 1994 to 1996 the number of prisoners doubled and the number of the prison units increased from 65 to 108 – and trying to establish favorable business contracts and/or get prisons named after them. Draper reasoned, "If and other board members didn't care about ethics, why should Andy Collins?" According to a December 2007 survey of prisoners from the U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, five TDCJ units, Allred Unit, Clemens Unit, Coffield Unit, Estelle Unit, Mountain View Unit, were among those in the United States with the highest numbers of reported prison rape cases in 2006. In 2007, the TDCJ reported. Michelle Lyons, the TDCJ spokesperson, said, "The actual reports we have are not consistent with the results in the survey, but because it's anonymous, there's no way for us to verify that additional number."In 2008, the TDCJ planned to install cell phone-jamming devices at its units, but encountered resistance from cell phone companies.
In 2014, the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law released a report stating that the temperatures in many TDCJ units are too high over the summer and that at least 14 inmates had been killed by the heat since 2007. In 2013, the TDCJ had signed a deal for a climate-controlled housing system for pig breeding. In response, John Whitmire of the Texas State Senate stated, "the people of Texas don't want air-conditioned prisons, there's a lot of other things on my list above the heat. It's hot in Texas, a lot of Texans who are not in prison don't have air conditioning." That year, a federal judge declared that the TDCJ is making it impossible for Muslim inmates to practice their religion. In 2017, the use of solitary confinement as punishment was ended; the Texas Board of Criminal Justice oversees the TDCJ. The board selects the executive director, who manages the TDCJ; the members of the board are appointed by the Governor of Texas. Dale Wainwright R. Terrell McCombs Eric Gambrell E.
F. "Mano" DeAyala Thomas G. Fordyce Larry Don Miles Patrick O'Daniel Derrelynn Perryman Thomas P. Wingate The department encompasses these major divisions: Correctional Institutions Division Parole Division Community Justice Assistance Division The Co
Rains County, Texas
Rains County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,914, its seat is Emory. The county are named for a Texas state legislator. In 1970, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Number 10860 was placed in the county courthouse lawn. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles, of which 229 square miles is land and 29 square miles is water, it is the fourth-smallest county in Texas by land fifth-smallest by total area. U. S. Highway 69 State Highway 19 State Highway 276 Farm to Market Road 47 Farm to Market Road 275 Farm to Market Road 513 Farm to Market Road 514 Farm to Market Road 515 Farm to Market Road 779 Farm to Market Road 2081 Farm to Market Road 2324 Farm to Market Road 2737 Farm to Market Road 2795 Farm to Market Road 2946 Farm to Market Road 3274 Farm to Market Road 3299 Hopkins County Wood County Van Zandt County Hunt County As of the census of 2010, there were 10,914 people, 4,188 households, 2,680 families residing in the county.
The population density was 48 people per square mile. There were 5,269 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.2% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. 7.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 4,188 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.90% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years.
For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $46,531 and the median income for a family was $40,329. Males had a median income of $31,983 versus $21,594 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,933. About 11.40% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.50% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over. Rains County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Rains County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, KETK-TV. East Tawakoni Emory Point Alba Dougherty Hogansville Ginger Bright Star Flats The majority of the county is served by the Rains Independent School District located in Emory; the far southeastern portion of the county is served by the Alba-Golden Independent School District.
The far northwestern corner of the county is served by the Lone Oak Independent School District. A portion of north central Rains County is served by the Miller Grove Independent School District. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rains County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Rains County Media related to Rains County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons Rains County government's website Rains County from the Handbook of Texas Online
Al Harris (cornerback)
Alshinard Harris is an American football coach and former cornerback. Harris played for fourteen seasons in the National Football League from 1998 to 2011, he most coached the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Harris played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, he was selected for the Pro Bowl after his 2007 seasons in Green Bay. The AP named him a second-team All-Pro in 2007. Harris was known throughout the league for his physical and run coverage style and was known for his long, stringy dreadlocks, influencing others in the NFL, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Harris spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas where he was a member of the 1994 national championship team, he transferred to Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he was a two-year starter and letterman. Harris was a first-team All-Lone Star Conference pick in 1996.
Harris was drafted in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent the entire season on their practice squad, he spent the 1998 preseason with the Buccaneers, but was released on August 30. Harris was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 31, 1998, he made his NFL debut a week against the Seattle Seahawks as the starting right cornerback in place of injured Bobby Taylor. He played in all 16 during the 1998 season. On November 6, 2000, Harris signed a five-year contract extension with the Eagles. Following the 2002 season, Green Bay acquired Harris and a fourth round choice in that year's draft in exchange for the Packers' second round selection. Harris went on to start all 32 regular season games over the next two seasons for Green Bay. In a 2003 NFC wildcard playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks Harris returned an interception 52 yards for the game-winning touchdown 4:25 in overtime, making it the first playoff game to be won in overtime with a defensive touchdown.
The game was memorable for Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's ironic comment after winning the coin toss for the start of overtime, telling the microphoned referee, thus the crowd at Lambeau Field and the national television audience, "We want the ball, we're going to score." In 2005, Harris only allowed one touchdown in coverage, Harris finished the season with three sacks, ten pass deflections, three interceptions. In 2006, Harris finished the season with 14 pass deflections. On February 13, 2007 it was announced that Harris signed a two-year contract extension with the Packers; the deal was an add-on to the five-year, $18.7 million extension that Harris signed in 2004, a contract that included about $7 million in guarantees. That extension still had three seasons remaining on it, through 2009. Financial details of the new extension were not yet available, but Harris told the Wisconsin State Journal that it included two roster bonuses totaling $4.5 million, along with some Pro Bowl incentives.
Harris played in the 2008 Pro Bowl, along with teammates Brett Favre, Chad Clifton, Donald Driver, Aaron Kampman, as well as head coach Mike McCarthy. Harris was thought to be out for the remainder of the 2008 season because of a ruptured spleen suffered during the first quarter of the game against Dallas, when he collided with fellow Green Bay Packer A. J. Hawk. However, Harris came back to the Packers in their game against the Tennessee Titans on November 2, 2008. On November 22, 2009 Al Harris suffered a career-ending injury to the outside of his left knee in a home game against the San Francisco 49ers. Harris fell to the ground. Harris tore the anterior cruciate ligament, the lateral collateral ligament, the iliotibial band, the fibular collateral ligament, the lateral hamstring, his knee was surgically reconstructed eight days resulting in Harris spending the remainder of the season rehabilitating his knee. Harris started the 2010 season on the' Physically Unable to Perform' list returned to practice on October 19.
On November 8, 2010 Al Harris was waived by the Green Bay Packers. He passed through waivers unclaimed. Green Bay paid Harris the pro-rated portion of his $2.5 million salary, as the team was not obligated to pay the rest though he passed through waivers. On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Harris took out a large advertisement in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, thanking Packer fans for'always supporting'; the Packers won the Super Bowl that year, Harris received a championship ring. Harris signed a 1-year deal with the Miami Dolphins on November 10, 2010, he was placed on injured reserve. On December 30, 2010, the Dolphins reached an injury settlement with Harris and he was released. On July 29, 2011, Harris agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams. On November 13, 2011, Harris suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a regular season game against the Cleveland Browns and did not return to the game; the following day, November 14, 2011, Harris was placed on injured reserve. On May 1, 2013 Ted Thompson, Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, stated that Al Harris had informed the team of his decision to retire as a Green Bay Packer.
When asked to comment Harris said, "Just over my career I had an awesome time, but the better part of my years we
Palestine is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County in Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18,712. Palestine was named for Illinois, by preacher Daniel Parker. Another source says. Palestine is a small town located in the Piney Woods, equidistant from the major cities of Dallas, Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana, it is notable for its natural environment, including the dogwood floral blooming season, for having 23 historical sites on the National Register of Historic Places, as the western terminus of the Texas State Railroad. This steam-and-diesel railroad museum operates tourist trains between Rusk. A trading post was established here about 1843 and some settlers gathered around it. In 1846, the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as a seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton, William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.
During the Reconstruction era, the town's growth was stimulated and timber trade was stimulated when the railroad was constructed through here in the 1870s. It had a population of more than 10,000 by 1898; the International Railroad and the Houston and Great Northern Railroad met in Palestine in 1872 and merged in 1873 to become the International and Great Northern Railroad. The IGN became part of the Missouri Pacific Railroad ultimately Union Pacific Railroad. In 1875, IGN President H. M. Hoxie built the first Victorian mansion there. Successful merchant owners and railroad executives built other elaborate homes along South Sycamore Street; the IGN built a major depot in 1892 and a modern passenger coach shop in 1902, making Palestine an important locomotive and coach location. These shops remained in operation until 1954. At that time, the present facility was built for freight-car repair. Today, the Palestine Car Shop is one of only two car shops on the Union Pacific Railroad that perform major modifications and repairs to freight cars.
The Palestine UP workforce has more than 100 employees. After the Rusk Penitentiary was completed near the city of Rusk, convict labor was used to build the railroad, it transported raw materials to the iron smelter located at the Rusk Penitentiary. In 1906, the line reached Maydelle, by 1909, the line was completed when it reached Palestine. Scheduled train service ceased in 1921; the line was leased to various railroad companies until 1969, when they abandoned it during national restructuring. The Texas Legislature adapted the railroad as a state park in 1972, to be devoted to operating trains that showed some of the state's railroad history; the Texas State Railroad is a state park that allows visitors to ride trains pulled by diesel and steam locomotives between the park's Victorian-style depots and through the forests of East Texas. This short railroad line dates to 1883. In 1914, the county's fifth courthouse was completed, still standing and in use. One of the many historical sites is Sacred Heart Church, designed by Nicholas J. Clayton.
In 1928, oil was discovered at Boggy Creek, east of Palestine, which added to and diversified the town's economy. Palestine became a center for oil-well servicing and supplies in support of other producing fields found elsewhere in Anderson County. Construction of the earth-filled Blackburn Crossing Dam on the Upper Neches River, creating Lake Palestine as a reliable source of water, was begun in 1960, completed in 1962, it was enlarged from 1969 to 1972 to 75 feet high, 5,720 feet long. Much of the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, in which seven astronauts were killed, landed in Palestine and other East Texas towns. Palestine's NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, has flown 1,700 high-altitude balloons for universities and research agencies. On November 15, 2015, a mass shooting took place at a campsite several miles northwest of Palestine, where six people were killed by an intoxicated neighbor upset about losing his family's land; the shooter was charged with capital murder.
He was convicted and sentenced to death by a Brazos County jury on November 15, 2017. Palestine is located near the center of Anderson County at 31°45′29″N 95°38′19″W. Several numbered highways converge on the city, including U. S. Highways 79, 84, 287, plus Texas State Highways 19 and 155. Dallas is 110 miles to the northwest, Houston is 150 miles to the south. Tyler is 47 miles to the northeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.6 square miles, of which 19.4 square miles are land and 0.19 square miles, or 1.06%, is covered by water. Lake Palestine is a freshwater lake created by the construction of the Blackburn Crossing dam on the Neches River in 1962. A 25,600 acre lake with a total length of 18 miles, 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 16.25 ft, it offers an array of freshwater fish species including bass and catfish. The Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority operates Lake Palestine; the City of Palestine has a water contract for 25 million gallons of water per day, served by a channel dam, 13 miles of pipeline, a water treatment plant which the city operates for water coming into the city.
Palestine is at a crossroads of several arterial highways: U. S. Highway 79 from Austin to the Southwest and continues on to Shreveport to the northeast U. S. Highway 84 from Waco to the West and continues on to Louis
Hunt County, Texas
Hunt County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,129; the 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Hunt County's population is 93,872. Its county seat is Greenville; the county is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr. the first Republic of Texas Minister to the United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839. Hunt County is part of TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 882 square miles, of which 840 square miles is land and 42 square miles is covered by water. Lake Tawakoni As of the census of 2000, 76,596 people, 28,742 households, 20,521 families resided in the county; the population density was 91 people per square mile. The 32,490 housing units averaged 39 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.57% White, 9.45% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, 1.70% from two or more races.
About 8.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 28,742 households, 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.60% were not families. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08. In the county, the population was distributed as 26.50% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $36,752, for a family was $44,388. Males had a median income of $33,347 versus $23,085 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,554. About 8.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.
Hunt County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, KDTX-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Hunt County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market, they include: KLTV-TV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KCEB-TV, KETK-TV. In addition to this, there is a radio station located at Texas A&M University-Commerce called KETR and located on 88.9 FM on the radio. KETR is a 100,000 watt radio station. KGVL in Greenville is another radio station within the county and 2 newspapers besides The Dallas Morning News circulate within the county, they are the Commerce Journal. The following school districts serve Hunt County: Bland ISD Boles ISD Caddo Mills ISD Campbell ISD Celeste ISD Commerce ISD Community ISD Cooper ISD Cumby ISD Fannindel ISD Greenville ISD Leonard ISD Lone Oak ISD Quinlan ISD Royse City ISD Terrell ISD Wolfe City ISD In addition, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Paris Junior College-Greenville Center are located within the county.
Note*: A rough estimate of the four combined Walmarts in Hunt County in the cities of Greenville and Quinlan. A public transit called; the transit operates Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm. Reservations have to be made one day in advance and the transit charges $2 if the passenger is traveling to a place within the same community or city, $3 if the passenger is traveling from one city or community to another within Hunt County; the transit will take Hunt County residents to Dallas, this is offered round trip only, passengers are charged $34, a minimum of three passengers is required. Hunt County's medical services are served by Hunt Regional Healthcare, with the Hunt Regional Medical Center located in Greenville being the largest hospital in the county; the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 81, located at 2502 Church Street, offers veterans and their dependents a meeting place and assistance with filing and mailing disability forms. The American Legion Otho Morgan Post 17 meets at 4509 Moulton St. Neylandville George C.
Butte, Attorney General of Puerto Rico Waggoner Carr, Texas State Representative and Attorney General Warlick Carr and brother of Waggoner Carr Ray Keck, interim president of Texas A&M University-Commerce Audie Murphy, World War II soldier and Medal of Honor recipient Cline Paden and missionary Bart Millard, singer Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hunt County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Hunt County Hathcock, James A.. The Role of Violence in Hunt County, during Reconstruction. University of North Texas. OCLC 1053097663. Hunt County official web site Hunt County in Handbook of Texas Online
Kaufman County, Texas
Kaufman County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 103,350, its county seat is Kaufman. Both the county, established in 1848, the city were named for David S. Kaufman, a diplomat and U. S. Representative from Texas. Kaufman County is part of Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Western artist Frank Reaugh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876 to draw inspiration for his paintings such as The Approaching Herd. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles, of which 781 square miles is land and 27 square miles is water. Located in the northeast portion of Texas, it is bounded on the southwest by Trinity River, drained by the east fork of that stream. Interstate 20 U. S. Highway 80 U. S. Highway 175 State Highway 34 State Highway 205 State Highway 243 State Highway 274 Spur 557 Hunt County Van Zandt County Henderson County Ellis County Dallas County Rockwall County As of the census of 2000, there were 71,313 people, 24,367 households, 19,225 families residing in the county.
The population density was 91/sq mi. There were 26,133 housing units at an average density of 33/sq mi; the racial makeup of the county was 81.10% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.66% from other races, 1.61% from two or more races. 11.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 24,367 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.10% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24. In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.40 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $44,783, the median income for a family was $50,354. Males had a median income of $35,537 versus $26,494 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,827. About 7.80% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over. Kaufman County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets include: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, KDTX-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Kaufman County come from the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville market and they include: KLTV, KYTX-TV, KFXK-TV, KETK-TV. Kaufman County is served by three newspapers, the Terrell Tribune, the Kaufman Herald, the Forney Messenger. Forney, Texas, is served by online news media outlet inForney.com who covers breaking news for the county. A quarterly magazine called.
The Kemp and Mabank areas are included in coverage by The Monitor and Athens Daily Review newspapers. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is Kaufman County's main police force. Smaller cities depend on the sheriff's office along with the Texas Highway Patrol for law enforcement duties. District Attorney Mike McLelland, along with his wife, were found shot and killed in their home on March 30, 2013. In December 2012, Texas officials issued a statewide bulletin warning that the Aryan Brotherhood was "actively planning retaliation against law enforcement officials" who worked to prosecute the gang’s leadership. Two months earlier, Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot and killed outside the Kaufman County courthouse. On April 13, 2013, ex-justice of the peace Eric Williams was arrested for making terroristic threats to county officials via email. Hasse and McLelland had aggressively prosecuted Williams in a theft case, which resulted in the loss of Williams' job and law license. On April 17, his wife Kim Williams was arrested on capital murder charges in all three deaths.
These arrests were not linked by officials to the Aryan Brotherhood. Eric Williams was sentenced to death on December 16, 2014. Kim Williams received a 40 year sentence. Grays Prairie Rosser Elmo Travis Ranch Prior to 1952, Kaufman County was a Democratic Party stronghold in presidential elections. From 1952 to 1980, it was still Democratic, though the party's margin of victories were far lower than before, & Republican Richard Nixon won the county handily in 1972 as part of his national landslide. Starting with the 1984 election, it has become a Republican stronghold like most white-majority counties in the South, though neither of Bill Clinton's 2 Republican opponents managed a majority despite winning the county due to Ross Perot's strong third-party candidacy. List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Kaufman County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Kaufman County Stuart Spitzer Butler, Robert Richard History of Kaufman County, Texas Keller, Mabel Covington History of Kaufman County, Texas Clausen, C. A. ed.
The Lady with the Pen: Elise Wærenskjold in Texas Kaufman County government's website Kaufman County at the Handbook of Texas Online