Commerce, TX – The Commerce city council gave its approval to a special use permit to allow the site of the Commerce County Line show to become a private club. Club owner Sandy Ramsey and Mike Minyard, representing Commerce County Line show creator Brad Davis, said they needed the special use permit before applying for a private club license.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council has given its endorsement to the formation of a four-county group that will promote transportation issues in the area. The Regional Mobility Authority would be formed from what is now the Northeast Texas Mobility Council and would have more political power with the state to address transportation projects. Commerce City Manager Bill Shipp.
Greenville – Groundbreaking for the $29 million Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville expansion is set for today. The new West Wing will include a full, state-of-the-art cancer center, a 16-bed ICU, and additional hospital rooms and office space.
Voters approved $25 million for the expansion in 2005, but the price tag has risen $5 million since then due to rising construction costs.
The wing is expected to be complete in 2008.
The ceremony is set for 3pm today at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Commerce – A motion to allow city staff to seek bids on a new generator for the wastewater treatment plant in Commerce died for lack of a second at the regular Commerce City Council meeting last night. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality requires a back-up system be in place to power the plant if electricity fails. Conflicting reports arose as to the functionality of the current generator, which was struck by lightning nearly a decade ago.
Commerce – The 98th Annual Commerce Chamber of Commerce Banquet is tomorrow evening. Dancing with the Stars is the themes, and several couples have been getting ready for the event with ballroom dancing classes. Dr. Frank Ashley, Interim Provost for A&M-Commerce, and his wife Janice will be one of the couples tearing up the dance floor. Ashley has been teaching Ballroom Dancing for over 30 years, including a class at A&M-Commerce.
Sulphur Springs – A 3 year old Sulphur Springs boy was killed Sunday in a house fire. Mike and Beth West were able to save two of their three children in the house after fire broke out early Sunday morning, but raging flames kept them from being able to reach 3 year old Cayden.
Commerce – The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new $24.5 million student center at A&M-Commerce is set for this Friday at 11am. The event will be held on West Neal Street across from the new Science Building.
Greenville – The Lowe's Home Improvement Center opened its doors up yesterday to the public, a week before the official Grand Opening. The store will also be open all this week, from 6am to 10pm.
Instead of a ribbon-cutting, the store will have a board-cutting to mark the grand opening, with Greenville Mayor Tom Oliver on hand. The Greenville High School band, dancers, and cheerleaders will also be present for the Thursday event, set for 8am.