Bonham – Bonham Police are offering a reward for any information regarding the theft of mail in north Bonham. Thieves have been hitting mailboxes looking for outgoing checks meant to pay bills. The thieves are taking the checks and changing the payee and amounts, then attempting to cash the checks at local banks.
Victims are usually unaware that the checks have been stolen until they are contacted by police or they receive letters of late payment from creditors. At least 15 incidents of mail theft have been reported to police.
Hunt County – Continuing drought conditions helped fuel fire that consumed hundreds of acres across Hunt County yesterday. The Greenville Herald Banner reports that firefighters fought off large fires in Greenville and Lone Oak, and a smaller fire near Wolfe City.
Stephenville – The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team begins regular season play tonight at the Texan Tip-off Classic invitational hosted by Tarleton State. The Lions are coming off an amazing season last year as regular season and Lone Star Conference champs. A&M-Commerce is also picked as the pre-season favorites in the LSC North. In exhibition play, the Lions downed Division 1 Stephen F. Austin, but lost to Texas A&M after staying close for most of the game.
Commerce – The Lady Lions basketball team of A&M-Commerce took the victory last night in their home opener, downing Lubbock Christian 68-63. The Lady Lions started off strong, going on a 13-0 run to start the game, and they never really looked back. Katedria Mosley put up 19 points, Althea Byfield notched 11 points and 11 rebounds, Kanani Marshall added 14 points to take the Lady Lions to victory.
Wills Point – A Wills Point man is in custody on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting on November 3rd. 42 year old William Kyle Jennings was arrested after allegedly shooting 44 year old Daren Ursey with a .410 shotgun. Ursey was taken by helicopter to Parkland Hospital with a gunshot wound in his left thigh and pellet wounds in his right thigh. He was later released.
Commerce – The Commerce Tigers exited the playoffs early after falling to Kaufman Friday, 28-19. Commerce carried a 7 point halftime lead into the locker room, but it was the usually run-happy Kaufman offense that came up big in the passing game with two huge touchdown strikes in the second half, taking momentum and the lead. In a late rally, the Commerce Tigers drove the field and scored a touchdown with just over a minute left to play, to bring the score to 20-19 Kaufman.
Commerce – Funeral services are scheduled today for Commerce native R.J. Cannon Jr. Cannon was a Corporal in the Marines Corps and served in Japan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq and received a medal for expert rifle.
A 2002 graduate of Commerce High School, Cannon was a quarterback for the Commerce Tigers and part of the 2001 State Championship team. Before his death in North Carolina on November 8th, R.J. Cannon had planned on attending Texas A&M in College Station after his service to the Marines was done.