A Texas A&M University-Commerce track and field student-athlete has been honored by the Lone Star Conference. Kyle Thompson from Cooper shared the men's conference academic performer of the year award. Thompson, who high jumps and runs hurdles for the Lions, is a junior to be pre-med major.
Tuesday brought an end to Stage 1 water conservation measures in Greenville. Interim City Manager Barry Robinson said recent rain has recharged city reservoirs. Stage 1 measures, implemented in March, asked Greenville residents to voluntarily reduce water consumption.
Greenville Majors Field received over 7 inches of rain in less than one week, including a shade over 1 inch on Tuesday. Commerce received a quarter-inch Tuesday.
Tuesday night marks the fourth time in the last eight nights, Commerce school board members will be interviewing at least one candidate for the superintendent's job. As was the case three times last week, a finalist could be announced. But then again, maybe not. We'll have to wait it out, starting tonight at 7 in the middle school library.
Texas public high school athletes would face mandatory random steroid testing under a bill given final approval Monday by the Legislature and sent to Governor Rick Perry.
If Perry allows the bill to become law - he has not publicly expressed opposition - the state could begin testing tens of thousands of students at the start of the coming football season. It would be the largest high school steroids testing program in the country. The House sponsor was Representative Dan Flynn, who represents Hunt County.
The Commerce Memorial Day program has been moved indoors, to First Baptist Church in downtown Commerce. The program still begins at 6 p.m. Greenville's VFW and American Legion will hold flag ceremonies at noon at their respective posts. Cumby has a program at 10 a.m. at the Cumby Cemetery, and Honey Grove has a program starting at 10 a.m. on the town square.