Greenville – A Greenville woman facing murder charges in connection with the drowning death of her infant son a year ago has been appointed an attorney. 33 year old Christi Denice King filed a writ of habeas corpus earlier this week seeking a reduction in her $1 million bond or seeking to have an attorney assigned to her case. Greenville attorney Jack Paris was assigned to represent King.
King was arrested January 11th in connection with the death of her son, 10 month old Elisiah Miguel Guajardo, who died in January of last year.
Commerce – Construction comes closer to completion on the new Commerce City Hall and Fire/Police Complex. Parks and Recreation Director Bob Mills has been overseeing progress on the project, and said the move-in date for City Hall is expected to be this spring.
BOB MILLS:It was announced at the Council meeting the other night. We're going to start business here on March 12th. That weekend we will move in.
KETR's Kevin Jefferies and new General Manager Bill Oliver were given a tour of construction on Commerce's new City and Hall and Fire/Police Complex by Parks and Recreation Director Bob Mills, with pictures to show for it!
Commerce Parks and Recreation Director Bob Mills has been instrumental in overseeing the construction of the new City Hall and Fire/Police Complex for the city. Bob was gracious enough to give KETR's new General Manager, Bill Oliver, and News Director Kevin Jefferies a tour of the facilities.
Commerce – A search for an elderly man missing from Country Home Estates in Commerce ended in tragedy yesterday. The body of 85 year old J.W. Morrison was found by emergency search crews in an area near the assisted-living home.
Como-Pickton – The superintendent of Como-Pickton schools has been suspended with pay amid allegations of misuse of district funds and property, according to the Sulphur Springs News Telegram. The school board met in an emergency meeting Saturday after the wife of Superintendent Dr. Bryan Neal was found in the building late Friday night which occurred after a recent notification by law enforcement officers of serious financial issues that required securing district records.
Commerce – The Northeast Texas Children's Museum will be moving to a new location in Commerce. The Museum, currently located in the University Shopping Center, will be leasing space from A&M-Commerce and moving to the old Watson Cafeteria building, near the University's Children's Learning Center.
The Children's Museum will be closed January 28th through the 31st and will re-open on February 1st.
Fannin County – The Fannin County Historical Commission has been reactivated. The first meeting of the newly reformed body is set for tomorrow at 1pm in the South Annex building on Main Street in Bonham, with newly elected chair Gregory Hall presiding over the meeting. The Commission is encouraging all interested parties to attend.
Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs man has been convicted by a Hopkins County jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. 36 year old Charles Whitley Mick has no previous record and faces probation to life in prison.
The conviction comes after a strange turn of events in court last week, where tape of Wick's polygraph test was allowed as evidence in the case.
Paris, Texas – Ernest Clark of Tyler has accepted the position as Interim City Manager for Paris. Clark accepted the position after interviewing with each city council member individually. Clark replaces Tony Williams, who was fired as Paris City Manager amid controversy.