Commerce – The Motor Vehicle Department offers vehicle registration in Commerce at the Chamber office downtown each Wednesday starting at 9am. The office is closed for lunch from noon to 1, but continues to register vehicles until 4:45pm. The Chamber of Commerce office is located at 1114 Main Street in downtown Commerce.

Commerce – The traffic light at Highways 24 and 224 in Commerce is scheduled to be set to flashing today or tomorrow. Construction is complete, and TxDOT officials were waiting for final inspections before setting the light to flashing for 7 days of testing. Once the 7 days has passed, the light will be set to normal functions. The traffic light will be evaluated for 30 days to ensure smooth operation.

Commerce – 18 year old Tory McCulloch has been charged with 7 counts of burglary of a vehicle and one count of burglary of a building after he was seen taking items out of cars in front of Berry Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus. McCulloch, an A&M-Commerce student and resident at Berry Hall, went through several vehicles in the parking lot during daylight hours while being photographed by an eye witness who called police.

Commerce – An arrest was made last week in connection with a theft at the Performing Arts Center on the A&M-Commerce campus. 18 year old Terry Turner was charged with burglary of a building, according to A&M-Commerce Crime Information Officer Jason Bone. Turner had acquired a set of keys to the PAC, and may be responsible for numerous thefts in the building over past months. Turner is not a student at the University, but had been staying with a student living in the West Halls.

Commerce – Few details available in an accident over the weekend in Commerce that left as many as five people seriously injured. Two people were transported by helicopter to a Dallas hospital, and three others were taken to Presbyterian of Greenville in the accident that occurred off of Old Airport Road in Commerce.

Austin – Hunt County officials are gearing up for Hunt County Days in Austin this week. About 50 county leaders are scheduled to board a chartered bus and head down to Austin Tuesday morning to start 24 hours of meeting with Texas Legislators, workshops, and presenting issues aimed at improving Hunt County.

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Commerce – The second annual Cowhill Chili Fest and BBQ Cook-Off is next weekend in downtown Commerce. The kick-off party is set to begin at 5:30 next Friday with live music from Bobby Coffman's Underground Band and Ace High. More music an entertainment is scheduled for Saturday, with all-you-can eat tasting opening up to the public at 11am for 7 dollars. Contact the City of Commerce at 903-886-1100 for more information.

Commerce – Commerce is looking for local acts to play at this year's Bois d'Arc Bash in September. The Bash brings thousands of people into Commerce each year, and will feature Texas country musician Sonny Burgess as this year's headline act. More acts are still being sought, however, to fill the Bash's two day lineup, and all kinds of music performances or even dance acts are encouraged. Contact the Commerce Chamber at 903-886-3950 for more information.

Wolfe City – Wolfe City is looking for volunteers to help with Wolfe City Clean Up Day this Saturday. The project is part of preparations for the city's annual homecoming set in May. Trucks, trailers, and manpower are needed as volunteers will start out from the City Barn around 8am Saturday. For more information call 903-496-2251.

Greenville – Greenville Police are still searching for one or more suspects in connection with a shooting in North Greenville. One victim was flown by helicopter to a Dallas hospital after being shot in the left bicep and the bullet traveling through the arm and lodging in the victim's chest. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Wellington Street, a short distance away from Carver Elementary School.

Quinlan – There could be another Wal-Mart going up in Hunt County early 2007. A Wal-Mart Super Center is expected to go up in Quinlan on Highway 34 by February of 2007, according to the Tawakoni News. Quinlan City officials expressed excitement about the opportunity for a Wal-Mart, and the tax revenue it would generate. The store is expected to have more than 300 employees.