Wolfe City – A Wolfe City business pioneer has died at the age of 77. Allen Douglas Thomason was co-owner of Hellington Industries. For more than three generations the printing, bookbinding, professional photofinishing and photographic business has served Wolfe City and surrounding areas. Thomason ran Hellington from its Main Street location along with his wife. They also amassed over 150 books on the history of counties across the United States.
Commerce – There's going to be plenty to do in downtown Commerce this weekend. The 20th Annual Bois d'Arc Bash gets underway this Friday night with live entertainment filling the square in Commerce. Always the highlight of the event, the Bois d'Arc Bash parade will hit the streets at 10am Saturday and trophies awarded at 12:15.
Hunt County – The unemployment rate in Hunt County showed a slight rise for August, but stands far lower than this time last year. Over 1,100 jobs have been added in the county over the past year, and the unemployment rate is at one of its lowest points in the last four years. The Hunt County rate was listed at 5.3%, up slightly from 5.2% in July. The statewide unemployment rate rose from 5% to 5.1% in August.
Abilene – The A&M-Commerce Lions could not make the comeback Saturday, as they fall to 1-3 this season after a loss to Abilene Christian 27-18. A punt return for a touchdown helped the Abilene Christian Wildcats jump to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, putting the Lions against the wall early in the game. At the half, the score was 17-5 Abilene Christian.
The A&M-Commerce Lions hit the road tomorrow to face south division rival Abilene Christian. The Lions are coming off an upset win over Midwestern State last week, and hope to notch another victory tomorrow. In last year's meeting, the Lions put it over on Abilene Christian with a 37-17 victory.
Commerce – A world renowned hypnotist will be working his magic on the A&M-Commerce campus tonight. Over 20,000 people worldwide have been hypnotized by Michael C. Anthony, who makes an appearance tonight in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center. The first 30 audience members will be hypnotized by Anthony, who can put someone under with just the snap of a finger. His performances are described as an avant-garde blend of human psyche and eye-popping theater.
Bonham – Bonham Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found along the side of Highway 121, according to North Texas E-News. The body was found near the city limits, south of Bonham. 55 year old Richard Chism was found by Texas Department of Transportation employees who were doing road work in the area.
Police say there is no evidence of foul play, but the body has been sent to Dallas for autopsy.