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This is a diverse section that takes on a life of its own each week - from law enforcement activity to obituaries to letters to the editor or other perspective columns - this is the page where "On the Record" information will be found.



Leonard Police Department Reports

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April 7, 2011

  • A Leonard officer was dispatched to a residence on U.S. Highway 69 in reference to an unresponsive person on March 31 at 10:08 a.m. The Leonard Volunteer Fire Department had begun CPR and a Bonham EMS ambulance transported the victim to Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham.
 

Leonard Police Department Reports

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March 31, 2011

  • A resident on Mulberry Street called for help on March 21 after discovering an outdoor shed was on fire. The owner was concerned because the fire was near an RV that could not be moved and contained a propane tank. The Leonard Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire.
 

Burglary and assault charges increase on county's indictment list

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March 31, 2011 - Criminal District Attorney (DA) Richard Glaser reports that on Thursday, March 24, the Grand Jury met to consider 39 cases, and all but two were true billed or indicted. So far in 2011, the Grand Jury has returned 110 true bills of indictment.

It is important to note that an indictment is a formal charge and should not - in itself - be considered an indication of guilt. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Letter to the Editor: Strickland adds to story about the Valley Creek community

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March 31, 2011

Dear Editor,

In the very good article by Ava Barlow about some of Mary Strickland's recollections of Valley Creek, there are a few things I would like to change, correct or add.

 

Editor remembers great-grandmother "Mammow Bea"

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March 31, 2011 - On Monday, I was pondering over an idea for a column in honor of my great-grand-mother, Beatrice Lee - affectionately known as Mammow Bea to her grandkids - who was in poor health and not expected to live much longer. That idea changed for me Monday night - to a memorial - when her breathing slowed and eventually stopped. She was 99 years old, and as stubborn as that old woman was, I am surprised that she did not reach her dream of turning 100. She was sitting up and talking to her kids on Saturday insisting that she had to make it to her birthday on October 30 - though she believed it was September already.

 
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