News Headlines - June 3

Marshall County woman arrested for mailing meth to boyfriend in prison

A Marshall County woman is behind bars this morning after authorities found a package she mailed to her boyfriend in jail a little suspicious.

The Sheriff’s office says Jessica Bartosch was taken into custody after it was found that a package she sent to her boyfriend, who is an inmate in prison, contained methamphetamine.

The drugs were hidden in the spine of a crossword puzzle book.

She is being held on $30,000 bond.

Young girl drowns in Longmire Lake near Pauls Valley
Sad news out of Pauls Valley as authorities are reporting that a 6-year-old girl has drowned at Longmire Lake.

Police responded to a report late Sunday that a young girl had gone missing in the lake. A few hours later, her body was recovered from the water.

The name will not be released as the girl is a minor.

The Pauls Valley PD received help from multiple agencies in the search, including OHP, the Chickasaw Lighthorse and the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.

TIF Tax for Pointe Vista Development officially dissolved

The Marshall County Commissioners have officially voted to pull the Tax Increment Financing, or TIF Tax from the table that was intended to help initially fund the Pointe Vista Development in Kingston.

Commissioners voted yesterday morning to rescind and dissolve the tax, which was originally approved in 2009 for the project.

The land it was intended for covered more than 2,600 acres south of Lake Texoma State Park. It was designed to provide for certain tax incentives and tax rebates to stimulate development of the Pointe Vista proposal. But the project took too long to get off the ground, and part of the agreement was that by this time period, there should be significant evidence that progress is being made. To this day, almost no work has been done other than to tear down some older buildings on the property.

The money that was allocated in the TIF account will now be distributed to various proper county entities for use.