On Tuesday, the Grayson County Commissioners couldn’t stop talking about the come-from-behind win of the Bells Lady Panthers’ for the state championship. The court congratulated the team, but won’t officially celebrate them until June 13. In addition to Bells, the commissioners also talked about forfeiture of property.


Commissioner David Whitlock is the commissioner for Bells and he led the applause after Grayson County Judge Bill Magers introduced the topic.


“It is summer and everyone is out of school,” Magers said, explaining why the team wasn’t in court on Tuesday. “We’re gonna have a more formal recognition of the team. I don’t know if this is a record or not, but we’ve had three state champions in Grayson County so far this year with the Whitesboro Bearcats playing in the final four in state (baseball).”


Whitlock said he wasn’t one bit surprised at the way the Lady Panthers pulled things out for their recent win. He said he was looking forward to helping the team celebrate on June 13.


In other business, the court approved the sale of a piece of property at 106 Bois D’Arc in Tom Bean by a local real estate firm. Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt said the property was seized under Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code because it was deemed to be property obtained from the proceeds of criminal activity. Watt did not name the person who he said had been operating a criminal enterprise out of the house, but did say that person’s first stay in the Grayson County Jail was in 1985.


“So we are trying to limit his access to carry on his illustrious criminal career,” Watt said.


Whitlock asked how they determined the price for the property and Watt said he left that up to the real estate agent that had been selected. No one voted against the sale.


Watt also praised the Tom Bean Police Department for its help with the case.