Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland and University Police Chief Donna Spinato met with local media following the shootings at Virginia Tech.
By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX – Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. McFarland said safety of students is his highest priority, considering parents send their most valuable possessions, their children, to the university.
Hopkins County – A 28 year old Sulphur Bluff man is being held by police after a crash that injured a Hopkins County Commissioner. Hector Munoz Correra is being held for intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid, driving without a license, on the wrong side of the road, and with no insurance.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Don Patterson is hospitalized with a broken leg, fractured ribs, punctured lung, and a head laceration.
Commerce, TX – ACTIVITIES AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE HONORING THOSE AT VIRGINIA TECH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES EARLIER THIS WEEK INCLUDE:
Thursday night at 11 p.m.: Candlelight vigil at Morris Recreation Center following the Pridestock concert.
Friday morning starting at 11:30: Campus ministries and local clergyman from surrounding churches will conduct a prayer vigil. The service will continue until 12:15 p.m. to accommodate class schedules.
Hunt County – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will review more than 250 motions to overturn a decision to allow a septic dump near Lone Oak. They have also placed the controversial item on their May 9th Commissioner's meeting agenda. Within the next 10 days, TCEQ plans to review the 250 motions and issue a response.
The proposed septic dump site has been a source of controversy in Hunt County for nearly a year.
Greenville, TX – The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a proposed major mixed-used development at the northwest corner of highways 69 and 380.
The Commission recommended approval requested zoning for two of the three segments of the project, which would cover more than 149 acres at the western edge of Greenville. The Commission recommended approval of stricter zoning for the third portion.
Commerce – There will be no standardized dress code for the Commerce ISD. A motion to accept a standardized dress policy failed when the vote was tied 3-3, as one board member was absent from last night's regularly scheduled meeting.
Interim Superintendent Buddy Echols said the policy that had been created in committee was the one the school likely should use, if the board implemented a standardized code at all. He said at this point, the matter was a philosophical one for the board to make.