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  1. Potential seen in DART partnership with rural provider on bus route in MesquiteRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    ... to the general public. Now, DART will connect with Star, a traditionally rural provider whose Kaufman and Rockwall County roots recently extended west with contracts in Mesquite, Balch Springs and Seagoville. And the partners' first collaboration is ...

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  2. Congressman-elect Ratcliffe Selects Jason Ross as District DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | EParis Extra

    Congressman-elect John Ratcliffe has selected Jason Ross to be his District Director. Mr. Ross, a Rockwall County native, will manage Ratcliffe's district operation across the 18 counties of the 4 Congressional District.

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  3. Retiring Rep. Ralph Hall to pull in $139,000 annual pensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Dallas Morning News

    ... similar to a 401(k). Under the plan, up to 5 percent of their contribution is matched. Hall, who served as Rockwall County judge from 1950 to 1962, is not collecting a pension from that post, according to his financial disclosure reports. Texas' ...

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  4. Prosecutor slayer receives death penalty, planned two more killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Examiner.com

    A Rockwall County jury decided that after former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams had killed two prosecutors and the wife of one, that he was indeed a future threat to kill again, according to an article in today's Dallas Morning News . His wife Kim Williams provided the clincher when she testified he had plans to kill two more people when he was arrested.

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  5. Jury to deliberate a 2nd day on ex-judge's penaltyRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KRGV

    Jurors are to deliberate a second day the fate of a former justice of the peace convicted of killing a North Texas district attorney's wife in a revenge plot. The Rockwall County jury resumes deliberations Wednesday in Rockwall on punishment for Eric Williams.

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  6. Ex-lawyer gets death in murder of DA's wife; judge compares ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | ABA Journal

    But after less than a half-day of deliberation, all agreed Wednesday that the former justice of the peace should get the ultimate punishment for shooting to death the wife of a Texas prosecutor, Courthouse News and WFAA report. Judge Mike Snipes, who is overseeing the Rockwall County trial, compared Williams to infamous serial killers Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer as he was sentenced .

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  7. Kaufman County DA Murderer Eric Williams Sentenced to DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Dallas Observer

    After hearing testimony on Tuesday about the glee Eric Williams took in killing Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClellend, McClellend's wife, Cynthia, and assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse, a Rockwall County jury decided Wednesday morning that Williams should be killed by Texas. Williams was convicted of Cynthia McClellend's murder on December 4. His lawyers didn't mount a strong defense, hoping instead to save Williams' life in the trial's penalty phase. 1 comment

  8. Texas man sentenced to death in revenge plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | News Times

    Jurors are to deliberate a second day the fate of a former justice of the peace convicted of killing a North Texas district attorney's wife in what prosecutors describe as a revenge plot. The Rockwall County jury resumes deliberations Wednesday on punishment for Eric Williams.

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  9. Kim Williams admits guilt in 3 Kaufman County murders, says Eric Williams pulled the triggerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Dallas Morning News

    ... in case she does take the stand, who is also charged with capital murder. She has been in custody at the Rockwall County Jail, and her trial is pending. Kim Williams' attorney Paul Johnson told the court she wants to testify and will do so "freely ...

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  10. Closing arguments set in ex-official's capital murder trialRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... rebuttal witnesses Tuesday morning in state district court in Rockwall, followed by closing arguments to the Rockwall County jury. Prosecutors want the death penalty for Williams for the fatal shooting of Cynthia McLelland. Bodies of her and her ...

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  11. Testimony continues in Kaufman co. murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A fourth day of testimony is underway in a Rockwall County courtroom as jurors consider whether to sentence former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams to death or life in prison. Testimony continues in Kaufman co. murder trial A fourth day of testimony is underway in a Rockwall County courtroom as jurors consider whether to sentence former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams to death or life in prison.

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  12. Williams' defense quotes biblical references, sentencing continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | KLTV Tyler

    ... in prison over the death penalty. The defense called several witnesses including jail administrators from Rockwall County and Kaufman County who interacted with Williams while he was in custody. Captain Bob Guzik of Rockwall County Jail was ...

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  13. Defense Begins in Kaufman DA Murders SentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | NBC Dallas

    ... told authorities he had sold them as required after his burglary conviction. A bible study pastors from the Rockwall County Jail where Williams has been housed said Williams could be useful to other inmates in prison. A former girlfriend Janice ...

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  14. Hero honored for saving girl's life in fiery ATV crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    ... ROCKWALL COUNTY -- A brave 11-year-old who survived a fiery crash was temporarily out of the hospital Tuesday to help honor the Good Samaritan who ...

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  15. Floyd: All capital cases, not just Eric Williams', demand exacting processRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Dallas Morning News

    Williams was convicted last week by a Rockwall County jury, responsible for last year's revenge killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia McLelland. Williams would already have been packed off to the penitentiary had he been convicted in Minnesota or West Virginia or any of more than a dozen other states that have abolished the death penalty.

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  16. Rockwall County jury to hear punishment evidence in murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Dallas Morning News

    ... be the second phase, and the defense is expected to call witnesses to put up a fight for his life. As the Rockwall County jury prepares to decide Williams' fate, here are five things they may hear or see to help them reach a decision: 1 For the ...

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  17. Rockwall justice of peace convicted in capital murder of DA's wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Examiner.com

    ... Williams future looks pretty bleak as he is accused in the killings not only of the McLellands, but also Rockwall County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse. Shook is seeking the death penalty in this case which rocked the criminal justice ... 2 comments

  18. Texas Judge Convicted of Murdering DA's WifeRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Courthouse News Service

    ... estranged wife, Kim. Visiting Dallas County Judge Mike Snipes had granted a change of venue to neighboring Rockwall County due to widespread publicity in Kaufman County. Both counties are directly east of Dallas County. Matthew Seymour, Williams' ...

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  19. Texas Peace Justice Convicted of Murdering District Attorney's WifeRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Courthouse News Service

    ... estranged wife, Kim. Visiting Dallas County Judge Mike Snipes had granted a change of venue to neighboring Rockwall County due to widespread publicity in Kaufman County. Both counties are directly east of Dallas County. Matthew Seymour, Williams' ...

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  20. Ex-lawyer found guilty of killing DA's wife; jury to decide next week on death penaltyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | ABA Journal

    ... the Associated Press and WFAA report. The defense rested Wednesday without calling any witnesses in the Rockwall County trial, which was moved from Kaufman County at Williams' request. Williams also faces capital murder charges, but he is being ...

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