Commerce – The Commerce High baseball team lost game one of a three game series last night to Liberty-Eylau 13-0. The Leopards' ace pitcher Will Middlebrooks threw a no-hitter against the Tigers, striking out 16 batters in six innings. The 6'4'' senior is a transfer to Liberty-Eylau, having grown up in Wolfe City. He's already signed with Texas A&M.
The next game is Saturday at 2:30 at Northeast Community College in Mt. Pleasant. Game three, if necessary, will follow game two.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD Board of Trustees will continue interviewing candidates for superintendent tonight. A special meeting will be held at the Commerce Middle School beginning at 5pm. The board may also choose a finalist for the position tonight.
Commerce – The location of Game 1 of the regional semifinals for the Commerce Tigers baseball team has been changed. The game was originally scheduled for tonight in Mt. Pleasant. It will now be played at Hallsville High School starting at 7 p.m. The Tigers face defending 3A state champ Liberty-Eylau.
A doubleheader scheduled for Saturday will still be played at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant.
Paris, Texas – A new Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem were chosen to a round of applause Monday at the Paris City Council meeting. Three new council members were sworn in then Jesse Freelen was elected as the new Mayor by a 6-0 vote, and after a pause, Bill Strathern was unanimously chosen Mayor Pro-Tem. Both selections met with a standing ovation from about 60 people present at the meeting.
One of the first orders of business for the new Paris Council is to hire a city manager, after the controversial firing of Tony Williams.
Paris, Texas – A 12 year old Paris girl that had been the focus of a state-wide Amber Alert has been found in Dallas. The Paris News reports Alyssa Ann Frazier was found late last week by a police officer responding to a citizen's call. She was then taken to a juvenile detention center in Greenville and is expected to be reunited with her foster mother today.
Commerce, TX – A first ever trip to the 3A regional seminfinals awaits the Commerce High School baseball team. The Tigers took two out of three from Hillsboro, dropping the first game but rebounding for a 12-2 win on Friday then capturing a 14-7 victory on Saturday.
Commerce, now 27-6 on the season, take on the defending 3A state champions from Liberty-Eylau in another best of three game series starting Wednesday in Mount Pleasant.