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Luis Jaime Ceballos Sentenced to 46 Years in Prison

On February 22, 2023, a Kaufman County jury sentenced Luis Jaime Ceballos of Arlington, Texas to 46 years in prison for the offense of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1 4 grams to 200 grams. During the two-day trial, jurors heard testimony from the arresting officer, Deputy William Cody Kennedy, and Narcotics Investigator Jacob Keierleber, and a drug analyst from the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab. After finding Mr. Ceballos guilty, jurors heard evidence relevant to sentencing. Such evidence included judgments showing that Mr. Ceballos had three prior felony convictions. At the conclusion of the testimony jurors responded with a swift and appropriate sentence of 46 years in prison. Prosecution was led by Assistant District Attorneys Sheri Shepherd and Robyn Beckham, District Attorney Investigator Walter Hughey, and Paralegal Kristen Tucker. The District Attorney’s office would like to thank the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department for their work investigating this case. Drug dealers are not welcome in Kaufman County, Texas.

Summer Camp by the Numbers

Summer camp is a rite of passage for many children. Each year, campers of all ages head off to nearby recreation centers or travel to rural areas to claim their cabins and bunks. Here’s a deep look at some of the statistics surrounding summer camps.

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What Do Pets See in Color?

The popular notion that pets see in black and white, notably dogs, is false. People once thought that their furry companions couldn’t see the color spectrum. However, the American Kennel Club reports that new research and conclusions about canine anatomy point to dogs having color vision, after all - it’s just a bit more muted than their human friends. According to Dr. Jerry Klein, AKC’s chief veterinary officer, dogs have more rods than cones in their eyes, which improves low-light vision. Cones are responsible for controlling color perception. Due to these anatomical differences, it is believed dogs’s vision mimics that of a person with red/green color blindness. Color is perceptible for dogs, but not in the spectrum enjoyed by humans with healthy vision. Cats also can see in color, but similarly not with the same level of detail as people. Furthermore, their vision is much more attuned to up-close sight than to focusing on objects that are far away. According to Birdfact, an online resource about birds, birds have arguably the best eyesight and ability to detect color of any member of the animal kingdom. Birds can see more color than humans because they have a fourth type of light-receiving cone in their retinas (humans have three). Therefore, a pet bird will be in tune with vibrantly colored items in and around his environment. Arizona State University’s Ask a Biologist offers an interesting chart that illustrates colors certain animals can see at https://askabiologist.asu. edu/colors-animals-see. People who want to know if their pet rabbit can see color, or what those fish in their home aquariums can see, can consult the chart.

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Wranglers and Rhinestones!

Get your boots polished and your blue jeans starched! And bring out the sparkling accessories to brighten up the evening! The first Saturday in April brings the 5th Annual Casino Night for the Forney Education Foundation. This year’s event will be held at Silver Saloon in Terrell, April 1, 2023. Not only will there be casino games as well as live and silent auctions but also the announcing and awarding of the Teacher of the Year candidates from Forney ISD. There are still opportunities to be a sponsor at several levels for this fun event. Don’t delay on purchasing tickets as this event has sold out every year before the date! Individual tickets include dinner, 2 drink tickets, and $100 in casino chips.


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