Cooper – A 54 year old Paris woman has died after a wreck with a Cooper School Bus last week. Barbara Kay Jones died approximately two hours after the crash Thursday after she was transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce.
The accident happened near Klondike, when Jones crossed the center stripe of the road and struck the Cooper bus head-on. The bus was filled with children, but none were hurt. The SUV Jones was driving was crushed and the bus sustained major damage.
Cooper – A Lamar County woman was injured yesterday when she hit a Cooper School Bus head-on, according to the Paris News. The accident occurred on Highway 24 near Klondike. The bus was loaded with students at the time, but none were injured.
The woman was taken to Presbyterian of Commerce with significant injuries. The crash knocked the axles off the school bus and crushed the front of the woman's car.
Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland and University Police Chief Donna Spinato met with local media following the shootings at Virginia Tech.
By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX – Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. McFarland said safety of students is his highest priority, considering parents send their most valuable possessions, their children, to the university.
Hopkins County – A 28 year old Sulphur Bluff man is being held by police after a crash that injured a Hopkins County Commissioner. Hector Munoz Correra is being held for intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid, driving without a license, on the wrong side of the road, and with no insurance.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Don Patterson is hospitalized with a broken leg, fractured ribs, punctured lung, and a head laceration.
Commerce, TX – ACTIVITIES AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE HONORING THOSE AT VIRGINIA TECH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES EARLIER THIS WEEK INCLUDE:
Thursday night at 11 p.m.: Candlelight vigil at Morris Recreation Center following the Pridestock concert.
Friday morning starting at 11:30: Campus ministries and local clergyman from surrounding churches will conduct a prayer vigil. The service will continue until 12:15 p.m. to accommodate class schedules.
Hunt County – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will review more than 250 motions to overturn a decision to allow a septic dump near Lone Oak. They have also placed the controversial item on their May 9th Commissioner's meeting agenda. Within the next 10 days, TCEQ plans to review the 250 motions and issue a response.
The proposed septic dump site has been a source of controversy in Hunt County for nearly a year.
Greenville, TX – The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a proposed major mixed-used development at the northwest corner of highways 69 and 380.
The Commission recommended approval requested zoning for two of the three segments of the project, which would cover more than 149 acres at the western edge of Greenville. The Commission recommended approval of stricter zoning for the third portion.