Commerce – March madness begins tonight for the A&M-Commerce women's basketball team. The team enters the NCAA Division 2 tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Central Region. They face Emporia State on the campus of Missouri Western tonight at 6pm.
Lone Oak – A permit has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a controversial sewage dump near Lone Oak. The decision has been more than a year in the making. Hunt County Commissioners officially opposed the proposed dump, as did many residents in the nearby area; but the TCEQ said all the requirements for using the land as a sewage dump have been met and they have found no reason to think undue harm will be done to the local environment.
Sulphur Springs, TX – Sulphur Springs police are investigating a dragging incident that left a man with severe facial injuries. Officials are trying to determine if the altercation was race-related. 26 year old Christopher Wright is in a Tyler hospital after his nose was ripped off and he sustained multiple fractures, bruised lungs, and a fractured spine.
Commerce, TX – Add more honors for the Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team. Senior Kanani Marshal has been named to the All-South Central Region First Team. Sophomore Britney Jordan picked up second team honors. The pair have led the Lions into the NCAA Division II regional tournament. A&M-Commerce plays their first NCAA post-season game Friday night against Emporia State in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Emory, TX – Two were killed and two were hospitalized following a two-car head on crash Tuesday afternoon north of Emory on Highway 19. Authorities identified the victims as 21 year old Jeremy Goss of Point and 26 year old Andrea Burk of Yantis. Goss was driving, and Burk was his front seat passenger, in a northbound car that collided with a southbound car driven by 19 year old Jeffery Goldsmith. Goldsmith and another passenger in Goss's car, four year old Landon Elliott, were flown to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Idabel, OK – A Coppell man has drowned while fishing in a southeast Oklahoma lake. Authorities said 49 year old Robert Mesecke was pronounced dead on arrival at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Mesecke was fishing in one foot of water in the Mount Fork River when he slipped on rocks and was swept 75 feet downstream. Friends in a canoe retrieved Mesecke retrieved him from 10 feet of water and an ambulance transported him to the hospital.
Greenville – Tragedy struck the Greenville High School yesterday, as a student shot and killed himself at the school.
Students were visibly shaken as they left the school yesterday after a High School Junior shot himself in the school's band hall shortly after 7am yesterday morning. The boy was taken to Presbyterian of Greenville and pronounced dead around 8am. An autopsy has been ordered.
Greenville, TX – Greenville Police responded about a quarter after 7 to the high school following the report of a 16 year old white male shooting himself in the band room. A school nurse and a student services officer administered CPR. The victim was transported by ambulance to Presbyterian Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy will be conducted at the Medical Examiner's office in Dallas.
COMMERCE - Monday was the first day for Danni Myers as the interim principal at Commerce High School. Myers moved from the curriculum director's job at the central office. The assistant principal at A-C Williams Elementary, Deanna Hays, is now an interim assistant high school principal. Former high school principal Trish King was reassigned to Hays' former position at A-C Williams.