Student Wounded in Italy, Texas HS Shooting

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A 16-year-old suspect is in custody after a shooting earlier this morning at a high school in Italy, Texas, about 45 miles south of Dallas.

The student wounded a 15-year-old girl. She was airlifted to a hospital after the attack. The relationship between the two is not known.

The students were evacuated to nearby Stafford Elementary to reunite with parents.

At a press conference Monday morning, Italy High School Superintendent Lee Joffre siad the district is working with District 10 to provide grief counseling for students affected by the shooting.

Tornadoes appear to be the cause of property damage in the Northeast Texas towns of Winnsboro and DeKalb, where severe storms struck Sunday night.

A severe thunderstorm system that roared through Northeast Texas Sunday night appears to have created at least two small tornadoes. Property damage from apparent tornadoes was reported near Winnsboro and DeKalb. No injuries have been reported. Power outages were widespread throughout the region, particularly in the DeKalb area.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce, Facebook

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber's annual banquet will be Thursday evening, March 8 in the Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.  Paul says the banquet will likely again have a casino theme, this time possibly centered around Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack."  The chamber will announce its "Citizen of the Year" at the banquet, and other groups will also announce honors.

The pic is of hogs ready for processing at WIld Boar Meats in Hubbard, Texas
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Will Herring, owner of Wild Boar Meats ( in Hubbard Texas and discusses putting wild hog meat to good use. Herring's processing plant buys thousands of wild hogs each year and puts the meat to good use in the form of pet food.

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Lori Cope, director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County says the organization has scheduled a "Fairy Dust Princess Ball" for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 27 at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center on Highway 69 South in Greenville.  It's a fund raiser for CASA, which represents the interests of children in foster care in legal proceedings.  CASA is seeking new volunteers, and a training session begins Monday, January 29. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 22.


The number of flu deaths in Collin and Dallas counties combined reached 86 this week. Seven new flu-related deaths in Dallas County Wednesday bring the total to 38; another five deaths in Collin County were confirmed Thursday bring the total to 48.

Voters in Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Kaufman, and parts of Collin counties will have new representation in the Texas House of Representatives next year.

Whatever happens with the upcoming Republican Party primary elections, one thing is certain: some voters in Northeast Texas will have new representation in Austin for the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses celebrations of the 2017 NCAA Division II football champions, the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions.  The team will be recognized at halftime of the men's basketball game vs. Midwestern State on Thursday, January 25.  At 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, a program honoring the team will be presented in Ferguson Auditorium (Social Science Building) followed by lunch and a mixer from 12 noon- 2 p.m.

Bonham ISD Closed Until Jan. 24 Due To Flu

Jan 17, 2018
All Bonham ISD campuses are closed and will re-open on Wed. Jan. 24.

This has been a brutal flu season in North Texas. Nearly 40 people have died so far, and Tuesday, the Bonham Independent School District announced it was closing for a week because of the flu outbreak.

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Our personal technology commentator Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on recent developments related to Apple's new iPhone and the FCC decision to rescind "net neutrality."


Try talking about North Korea without getting into a good conversation. Go ahead, I’ll wait ….

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Brenda Stewart of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce discuss the plans for the chamber's annual banquet "Winter Fiesta" at the Charleston Sky event venue in the town of Charleston. 


Hunt County Public Art, Facebook

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization has approved a new mural for the L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center on West Lee Street in Greenville, and has tentatively approved a project for Commerce pending the approval of the Commerce City Council.  The L.P. Waters project is a mural titled "The Sky's the Limit" by artist Elisa Lane.  On a related note, Derek says the Greenville City Council has rescinded a moratorium on downtown art projects.

Terry Tate (left) Deryl Markgraf (center)  Matthew Yates (right) show off a few rabbits taken on a recent hunt.
Luke Clayton

When you have been kicking around the outdoors for about 55 years, it's tough to find "something new". Luke discovered a new way of hunting rabbits this past week that he thoroughly enjoyed. Luke joined his friend Deryl Markgraf on his hunting least in north Texas along with Terry Tate and Matthew Yates. The group set up what they kiddiingly referred to as  their "mid winter rabbit camp".

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling, relates plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at 2:30 Sunday at Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce, and at 7 p.m.