Commerce, TX – The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team held off Emporia State 81-77 in the Lions first ever NCAA Division II post season game. The Lions extended their record number of wins in a season (now 26-8) and stretched their record winning streak to 9 games. The next appearance in St. Joseph, Missouri for A&M-Commerce is Saturday night.
Commerce, TX – Monday morning, employees at Commerce City Hall will be walking into new offices and unpacking boxes.
The temporary City Hall offices were closed early Friday afternoon to allow computers to be moved, according to Bob Mills, the Parks and Recreations Director who has also been the city's point person on the new City Hall and Police and Fire facility that's under construction.
Mills added the new phone system has already been checked and the present numbers will be transferred Friday night.
Commerce – March madness begins tonight for the A&M-Commerce women's basketball team. The team enters the NCAA Division 2 tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Central Region. They face Emporia State on the campus of Missouri Western tonight at 6pm.
Lone Oak – A permit has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a controversial sewage dump near Lone Oak. The decision has been more than a year in the making. Hunt County Commissioners officially opposed the proposed dump, as did many residents in the nearby area; but the TCEQ said all the requirements for using the land as a sewage dump have been met and they have found no reason to think undue harm will be done to the local environment.
Sulphur Springs, TX – Sulphur Springs police are investigating a dragging incident that left a man with severe facial injuries. Officials are trying to determine if the altercation was race-related. 26 year old Christopher Wright is in a Tyler hospital after his nose was ripped off and he sustained multiple fractures, bruised lungs, and a fractured spine.
Commerce, TX – Add more honors for the Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team. Senior Kanani Marshal has been named to the All-South Central Region First Team. Sophomore Britney Jordan picked up second team honors. The pair have led the Lions into the NCAA Division II regional tournament. A&M-Commerce plays their first NCAA post-season game Friday night against Emporia State in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Emory, TX – Two were killed and two were hospitalized following a two-car head on crash Tuesday afternoon north of Emory on Highway 19. Authorities identified the victims as 21 year old Jeremy Goss of Point and 26 year old Andrea Burk of Yantis. Goss was driving, and Burk was his front seat passenger, in a northbound car that collided with a southbound car driven by 19 year old Jeffery Goldsmith. Goldsmith and another passenger in Goss's car, four year old Landon Elliott, were flown to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Idabel, OK – A Coppell man has drowned while fishing in a southeast Oklahoma lake. Authorities said 49 year old Robert Mesecke was pronounced dead on arrival at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Mesecke was fishing in one foot of water in the Mount Fork River when he slipped on rocks and was swept 75 feet downstream. Friends in a canoe retrieved Mesecke retrieved him from 10 feet of water and an ambulance transported him to the hospital.