Commerce – Fire broke out last night, threatening a Commerce apartment complex. A fire was reported at The Corners at Commerce Way apartment complex at 1900 Caddo Street around 8pm last night. Early calls indicated the entire complex was involved in the fire, but emergency crews found the fire limited to unit 201 of Building C.
The fire was quickly put out, though the apartment directly below did suffer some water damage. A young couple lived in the unit but was not home when fire broke out and no injuries were reported.
Commerce – Buck's is coming back. Two Commerce natives are bringing back a Commerce favorite that closed its doors in 2002. Buck's BarBQ was a Commerce favorite for years, and Carl "Buck" Johnson, the grandson of the first "Buck" Johnson and original owner of Buck's BarBQ, and Len Stuart have been planning to re-open the establishment for over a year, recently finding a location along Live Oak Street becoming available.
Paris, Texas – A recall petition for Paris City Councilman Tim Ray is being circulated. Ray called for the performance and possible termination of Paris City Manager Tony Williams to be considered by the council earlier this week; but over 200 citizens showed to the meeting with many showing their support for Williams and the item was tabled. Former councilman Jim Bell initiated the petition and gathered signatures at the meeting. 700 signatures from Paris voters are required to force a special election if Ray refuses to step down.
Commerce – A new feature opens tomorrow at the Planetarium on the A&M-Commerce campus. Secrets of the Sun utilizes the latest satellite images to help explore and understand our sun and how it affects the Earth. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun to mass ejections of solar material into space, the life cycle of the Sun and how it affects the entire solar system will be explored.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil rebounded toward $74 a barrel on Wednesday, as buying stepped up in anticipation of a drop in U.S. crude and gasoline supplies, halting a slide caused by hopes for a Middle East ceasefire.
U.S. light sweet crude for August delivery rose 41 cents to $73.95 a barrel by 0709 GMT, paring a loss of $1.76 a day ago but well below the record of $78.40 last Friday. London Brent crude rose 61 cents to $74.97.
Commerce – Our Friend. Our Coworker. These were the words on flowers displayed graveside at a memorial service held for Michael Pee Wee Walker in Commerce yesterday. The day marked the one year anniversary of Walker's death, when he was gunned down while performing duties for the City of Commerce. City Manager Bill Shipp spoke of the impact Walker's death had.
SHIPP:It's incredible, the impact of this death; and the outpouring of kindness and remembrance that was received from all over the United States.
Paris, Texas – Paris City Manager Tony Williams still has a job. A large crowd gathered to show their support for Williams last night at a Paris City Council meeting. Councilman Tim Ray had pushed the issue of firing Williams onto the agenda, but instead made a motion to table the item after a huge crowd gathered to show their support for Williams.
Fannin County – Two architects have been looking at ways for the Fannin County Jail to expand. County Sheriff Kenneth Moore says the current jail in Bonham is overcrowded. Fannin County currently has to house some inmates in other counties at a cost around $18,000 per month.