A possible murder in northern Lamar County has led authorities to arrest two teenagers suspected of the crime, according to eparisextra.com.
A 66-year-old woman was found dead, apparently killed by a gunshot, on on the afternoon of Dec. 18, the report said. The woman was found in the 3000 block of FM 2648, a little more than 10 miles northeast of Paris, the report said. The woman’s car and some possessions, including a phone and credit cards were missing, Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass said.
The A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team is set to close out the 2014 calendar year Friday at 7 p.m. in The Field House against Henderson State as the Lions continue to ride their current six-game winning streak.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Archivist Emeritus Dr. Jim Conrad discusses a book by Matt White, "Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait." Dr. Conrad will be a regular guest on the Blacklands Cafe to focus on the work of local and regional authors.
When Texas lawmakers come back to Austin in January, there willbe a new governor who touts public schools as a top priority, and plenty of money in the state bank account. But that doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly as the 84th Legislature navigates public education policy.
Here are five things to watch whenthe legislative session gets underway:
Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber and the city have received the three new, electronic LED message boards that will be placed around the city as a means of keeping citizens informed about local events. And the Chamber website and the Chamber office in downtown Commerce are now featuring many fascinating historical photos of the city and its people.
The Executive Director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, has seen a 60 percent increase demand for food assistance compared to last year. Another United Way agency that can benefit from Christmas generosity is Little Libraries, which brings books to children who otherwise might not enjoy them.
Texas regulators say they put little stock in recent research suggesting that poorly drilled gas wells are allowing methane to seep into a North Texas aquifer, and will not re-examine the high-profile contamination case.
“There are no plans to reopen the investigation,” Ramona Nye, spokeswoman for the Railroad Commission of Texas, said Friday.
After being outscored 47-38 in the first half, A&M-Commerce responded with a second half defensive stalwart performance limiting Southern Arkansas to only 17 points in a 71-64 come-from-behind victory Monday night over the Muleriders in a nonconference game in the W.T. Watson Center to push the Lions winning streak to six games.
A Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas investigation into the City of Commerce’s municipal animal shelter has been closed.
“The case that the SPCA of Texas had open regarding the Commerce Animal Shelter is closed as no violations to Texas Health and Safety Code were found,” SCPA of Texas spokesperson Maura Davies said on Dec. 15. “Should any future reports of suspected animal cruelty be made to the SPCA of Texas regarding the Commerce Animal Shelter, we would open a new case.”
The board of Phoenix Charter School hosted a public meeting on the future of the institution at the Texas National Guard Armory in Greenville on Dec. 15. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that hundreds attended the event organized in response to news that the Texas Education Agency plans to revoke the school’s charter.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the current campaign of demolishing substandard houses will be organized in regions, corresponding to the city's regular curbside pickup schedule for debris. And the mayor says a state/federal program will fund the construction of three new houses in Commerce.
The board of the Phoenix School is asking for the public’s support in appealing a decision by the Texas Education Agency to revoke the Greenville school’s charter.
A letter issued to parents of students at the school from board President Maxine Thomas MD, Superintendent Lula Turnipseed Edwards and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Derek Love said the school has been treated unfairly by the TEA.