City of Greenville en Board meeting again on development prospects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Greenville Board of Development/4A Corporation is scheduled again this week to talk about some potential economic development prospects.<br /><br />The Board is set to meet in a special called session in order to conduct discussions on eight companies and/or projects during a closed door session.<br /><br />The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in Suite 804 of the Paul Mathews Exchange Building, 2500 Stonewall Street.<br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:00:56 +0000 Brad Kellar 51320 at Board meeting again on development prospects Authorities seize allegedly abused horses <p>Several allegedly abused horses were seized Wednesday morning from a property north of Greenville, while animal welfare officials said they were too late to save one of the horses.<br /><br />The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas joined with Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones in taking custody of five mares, two yearlings, one colt and one mule from a property on State Highway 34, about four miles north of Greenville. One deceased horse was also found on the property.<br /> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:52:58 +0000 Brad Kellar 50949 at Authorities seize allegedly abused horses GISD board to consider superintendent's salary <p>The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to conduct the annual evaluation of Superintendent Don Jefferies.</p><p>The board voted unanimously February 11 to extend the superintendent’s contract for one year, but delayed consideration of Jefferies’ evaluation and salary until Tuesday’s meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 49574 at GISD board to consider superintendent's salary Council votes to raise FM 499 speed limit <p>The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the speed limit of one of the main roads which passes through the Ardis Heights community.</p><p>“This segment of the road is FM 499, which is also called Forester Street,” said City Manager Massoud Ebrahim. “The speed limit can be raised by 5 mph.”</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:11:48 +0000 Brad Kellar 49355 at Council votes to raise FM 499 speed limit Splash Kingdom to break ground <p>Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Tuesday that the official ground breaking ceremony for their Greenville water park is set for the afternoon of Feb. 10 at its future location, 6501 Interstate 30.</p><p>The word came following the quarterly Tourism Partnership Alliance Meeting, according to Greenville Chamber President/CEO Brendon Payne.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:18:06 +0000 Brad Kellar 49049 at Splash Kingdom to break ground City: No start date yet for mall project <p>The transformation of Greenville’s Crossroads Mall into a “big box” shopping center is expected to begin in the near future.</p><p>Greenville City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said late last week he had not heard from developers behind the project as to an exact start date for the work, although the most recent announcement said the effort was expected to begin by the first week of February. The developers have four weeks to get under way, as the current building permit for the project runs until the end of this month.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:13:14 +0000 Brad Kellar 48961 at City: No start date yet for mall project Multiple firearms indictments to be unsealed <p>Multiple sealed indictments alleging the illegal possession of firearms are expected to be made public Feb. 3, during hearings in the 196th District Court.</p><p>A total of 10 charges against one individual are scheduled to be considered during the hearings, scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 3.</p><p>The individual named in the indictments is identified on the court’s docket only by his/her initials, ARD, until such time as the charges are unsealed and made public.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:34:34 +0000 Brad Kellar 48959 at Multiple firearms indictments to be unsealed New elementary school part of bond proposal <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><span lang="EN" style="mso-ansi-language: EN;">The Greenville Independent School District is considering placing a slightly different bond package on the May 10 election ballot.<br /><br />Instead of an originally estimated $90 million, the district is now considering a $60-$70 million package. And, instead of extensive renovations to Bowie Elementary School, the plan now is to replace the school with a new campus.<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:25:27 +0000 Brad Kellar 48655 at New elementary school part of bond proposal City council election filing to begin <p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span lang="EN" style="mso-ansi-language: EN;"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Filing begins this week for two seats on the Greenville City Council, which will be decided during this year’s municipal election. <o:p></o:p></font></font></span></p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:21:21 +0000 Brad Kellar 48654 at City council election filing to begin Tom McAllister honored during banquet <p>In revealing the newest Greenville Worthy Citizen, Roz Lane may also have given the honoree a new nickname.</p><p></p><p>“Worthy is a ‘tator’,” Lane, last year’s Worthy Citizen, said during Thursday’s Greenville Chamber/Board of Development Annual Banquet.</p><p></p><p>“Worthy is a facilitator,” Lane said, explaining the individual had volunteered for everything from being a chaperone for sixth grade carolers touring nursing homes to helping Keep Greenville Beautiful and the Salvation Army.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:20:21 +0000 Brad Kellar 48533 at Tom McAllister honored during banquet