Texas HHS Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor speaks with Terrell State Hospital employees and community members and leaders on Wednesday.
State officials have done an about face when it comes to the future of Terrell State Hospital — the hospital is no longer available for privatization.
Texas state officials have a bad habit of keeping the people they serve in the dark, especially when it involves Terrell State Hospital.
The future of Terrell State Hospital is going to the focus of discussion during a special meeting at the hospital at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Operation of TSH was nearly farmed out to GEO Care Solutions in 2015 until the process was halted. See the story in Sunday's The Terrell Tribune.
A man shot and airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas early Thursday afternoon may be an endangered and suicidal man sought in Georgia.
Jimmie Anne Barber, 79, was called home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2016. Jimmie was born on October 27, 1936 in Kaufman,Texas to Wenonah and Bill Wilson. Jimmie graduated from Crandall High School as the salutatorian of her class in 1955. Jimmie then went on to work for Colonial Hospital for 10 years and Dr. Wayne Fieldsmith’s Dentist Office for 20 years.
Mary Ellen Mayfield Traylor age 88 years, passed away December 27, 2015 in Terrell. Mary was born 16, October 1927 at Jacksonville, Cherokee County, TX, the daughter of James Delbert and Elsie Searcy Mayfield. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband C.W. (Dub) Traylor, infant son Joe Walter (Jody) Traylor and brother James Arlon Mayfield. She is survived by her son Rick and his wife Sandy Hopkins Traylor of Plano, daughter Suzanne Chance of Terrell, and grandsons Cash and his wife Elaine Schoka Traylor of Plano, Toby and his wife Sheryl Martin Traylor of Austin and Cody Chance. Also the special joys of her life, four great grandchildren: Brody and Clara (C.J.) Traylor and Grace and Julia Traylor. Mary and her late husband had owned and operated Traylor Furniture in Terrell many years.
At the Child and Adolescent School in Terrell the vision statement is helping student grow, achieve and succeed while instilling hope for a bright and prosperous future.
A Terrell man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after fleeing from Terrell police on a dirt bike.
Wednesday was a special day for Fred Frazier Sr. and his family — including his late wife, Mamie, who was well-known throughout Terrell for her work. The Fraziers were honored by Terrell Mayor Hal Richards for their contributions to the city of Terrell. See the story in the Nov. 29 The Terrell Tribune.
Benny Don Britton, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. Benny was born on August 26, 1939 in Terrell, Tx to Benjamin and Ruby (Smith) Britton, both of whom preceded him in death along with his two sisters: Linda Sue Britton and Judy (Britton) Webb; nephew, Scott Webb, two grandchildren and parents-in-law, Rubel and Irene Washam.
David Franklin Bryant, age 84, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 07, 2015 at his home in Terrell. Born September 12, 1931,
Tommy Ray Bain, age 66, of Terrell, TX passed away November 3, 2015 after a brief illness. Tommy was born October 29, 1949 in Terrell, TX to Thomas A. and Pauline Bain, also of Terrell. He graduated from East Texas State University in 1972. Tommy was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Hella Shrine and the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Terrell, TX.
A 28-year-old Arlington man — known to police for being very violent — was shot Saturday morning by an officer from the Terrell Police Department as the man tried to break into his estranged wife's home on Wall Street, according to Capt. A.D. Sansom.
Visitation service for Deidre “Dee” Holloway, 68, of Kaufman, is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.
Leonard Ross Parker, age 57, passed from this earth peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. He was born on April 23, 1958 in Abilene, Texas to parents Arthur L. Parker and Jean Ann Parker.
Funeral services for Arbee McKnight, 93, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright officiating. Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Trinity Valley Community College has commissioned a feasibility study to determine if the former Renaissance Hospital site on State Highway 34 could be economically transformed into a health science learning center for the college.
The former Renaissance Hospital site on State Highway 34 could see new life if a study being conducted proves a conversion of the facility into a medical training campus is feasible.
Jimmy Don Whatley, of Terrell, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 9, 2015. Jimmy was born Aug. 1, 1936 in Grand Saline, TX to Leondis and Ruby (Yarbrough) Whatley, both of whom preceded him in death.
Baylor Scott and White Health Care System is moving forward with plans to construct a facility in the Terrell Market Center development.
Jessie Marie Pirtle passed away July 15, 2015. She was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Kaufman County, Tex. to George Atlas and Lula (Floyd) Dodd. Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Bea Finley Pirtle, son, Buddy Pirtle, parents and great granddaughter, Taylor Council.
Terrell Mayor Hal Richards, right, visits with Jordan Gresham of St. Louis on Monday when bicycle riders and crew members with Ability Experience had lunch served by members of the Terrell Noon Lions Club. The Rotary Club helped prepare dinner for the riders on Monday evening at Terrell State Hospital.
A contingent of fraternity men peddling across the nation as part of The Ability Experience arrived in Terrell Monday morning and were greeted with a swimming pool, air conditioned motel rooms, hearty meals and a warm welcome.
The Terrell Tribune staff received several awards recently at the annual Texas Press Association’s Texas Better Newspaper Contest ceremony in Austin.