Johnny Goforth of Bogata was arrested Saturday near the scene of the crime on one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Bogata Police Chief David Short said. 

Corrective action on a dangerous S-curve in the middle of town on Highway 271 may not come until the state widens the two-lane roadway from Paris to the Red River-Titus County line, according to a Texas Department of Transportation official.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as a place lacking access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other whole foods due to lack of healthy food providers. Bogata meets that definition as it has zero grocery stores within 10 miles of it, economic development coordinator Lee Williams said.

Red River County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call on a private road in the Johntown area Sunday at 1:35 p.m., after receiving a 911 call that a residential structure had exploded with three people inside, the office said in a press release.

Mark Whitehouse, a judge based in Clarksville, traveled to Bogata once a month for cases, he said. After 16 years of service, he is retiring from work in that city and his successor, Larry Whittington, will take the seat.