Greenville http://ketr.org en 'Non-toll' road possible from Greenville to SE Collin Co. http://ketr.org/post/non-toll-road-possible-greenville-se-collin-co <p>A big crowd filled the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville Thursday night, for the latest public meeting concerning plans to address future transportation issues along the Blacklands Corridor between Greenville and the Dallas area.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:43:57 +0000 Mark Haslett 50996 at http://ketr.org 'Non-toll' road possible from Greenville to SE Collin Co. Regional transportation meetings come to Greenville http://ketr.org/post/regional-transportation-meetings-come-greenville <p>The process of providing public input for the Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study continue with a meeting in Greenville on March 20. The event will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Division staff at 6 p.m.</p><p>A public comment period will follow the presentation and the evening will conclude with another open house following the public comments.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:58:22 +0000 Mark Haslett 50938 at http://ketr.org Regional transportation meetings come to Greenville NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise" http://ketr.org/post/nerdwallet-greenville-among-top-10-texas-cities-rise <p>This week, consumer finance website <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/" target="_blank">NerdWallet</a> crunched some numbers from <a href="http://martinprosperity.org/media/Mega%20Regions_Insight_14-03-05.pdf" target="_blank">a study</a> by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.</p><p>Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/cities-on-the-rise-texas/" target="_blank">according to this post</a>, were:</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:52:11 +0000 Jerrod Knight 50915 at http://ketr.org NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise" Police chase ends in Greenville http://ketr.org/post/police-chase-ends-greenville <p>Commerce Police Department released the following statement on Feb. 15.</p><p>A Commerce man led officers in an extensive chase through Commerce, Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce&nbsp;Campus, Hunt County roads and Greenville.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:07:13 +0000 Press Release 49512 at http://ketr.org Police chase ends in Greenville Fact-checking the 196th District judicial race http://ketr.org/post/fact-checking-196th-district-judicial-race <p>An <a href="http://www.heraldbanner.com/topnews/x1783668548/Fact-checking-the-196th-District-Judge-debate">article in the Feb. 13 Greenville Herald-Banner</a>&nbsp;evaluated candidate statements made during a Feb. 10 forum in Greenville that included 196th District Judge candidates Steve Tittle, the incumbent, and Andrew Bench. Herald-Banner editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the three areas identified in the article: indigent defense attorney costs per hour, the probation department surplus account and the average cost per case.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 49439 at http://ketr.org Fact-checking the 196th District judicial race Arrests follow shooting in Greenville http://ketr.org/post/arrests-follow-shooting-greenville <p>A shooting in Greenville on Jan. 15 resulted in two wounded victims and four arrests, according to the Greenville Police Department.</p><p>Around noon, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2500 block of Broadview Street in Greenville, police said. Once there, officers were told that a shooting had occurred and that once victim had been taken to Hunt Regional Hospital with an arm wound, officials said.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:48:24 +0000 Mark Haslett 48191 at http://ketr.org Arrests follow shooting in Greenville Suspects sought in robbery, shooting http://ketr.org/post/suspects-sought-robbery-shooting <p>The Greenville Police Department was searching Wednesday evening for multiple suspects wanted in connection with an early morning armed robbery during which one man was shot and seriously wounded.</p><p> Jeffrey Day, Jr. remained in the intensive care unit in Parkland Hospital in Dallas Wednesday, after being transported by air ambulance following the incident.</p><p>A reward is being offered for information which results in the arrest of the suspects responsible for the attack.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:50:54 +0000 Brad Kellar 47947 at http://ketr.org Suspects sought in robbery, shooting Time to dispose of O Tannenbaum http://ketr.org/post/time-dispose-o-tannenbaum <p>Area residents wanting to dispose of their natural Christmas trees, and get some free beneficial mulch for their garden or landscaping in return, are in luck.</p><p>The local electric utility system is offering a free Christmas tree shredding event. GEUS is presenting the program between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville.</p><p> GEUS cannot except trees that are flocked, are artificial or which have any metal decorations or other ornaments still attached. The trees which will be dropped off will be turned into mulch.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:17:43 +0000 Brad Kellar 47553 at http://ketr.org Time to dispose of O Tannenbaum Welcoming future city next door http://ketr.org/post/welcoming-future-city-next-door <p>The Greenville City Council could vote next month to enter into a formal agreement with developers behind a massive planned community just west of the city.</p><p>The council heard Tuesday from Alexa C. Knight and Matt Robinson with the Walton Development &amp; Management about the proposal to establish a multi-use development, which has been on the drawing boards for the past few years.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:53:41 +0000 Brad Kellar 45645 at http://ketr.org Welcoming future city next door Above-ground pump station spills oil near Greenville http://ketr.org/post/above-ground-pump-station-spills-oil-near-greenville <p>One north Hunt County family was evacuated in the early hours of Nov. 6 after an above-ground pumping station began spraying crude oil near their home.</p><p>County 911 dispatchers received a call about the leak at 11:39 p.m. on Nov. 5, according to Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill. A Wolfe City Fire Department crew responded to the site near Farm-to-Market Road 118, just north of the intersection with County Road 4304, Hill said.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:27:12 +0000 Mark Haslett 45314 at http://ketr.org Above-ground pump station spills oil near Greenville