Commerce – Commerce Tigers Baseball begins playoff action tonight. The District 11-3A champion Tigers bring a 16-7 record into its series against Bonham. Bonham finished 3rd in District 9-3A. The best of three series between the teams begins tonight at 7pm at Al Alford Field at the McKinney High School. Games two and three, if necessary, are set for this Saturday starting at 4pm in McKinney.
Greenville – A Greenville woman reported missing last week has been found. Lorna Mitchell was reported missing last week when her daughter had not seen her since April 29th, and the public was asked for assistance in locating the woman. Mitchell was located unharmed and has been reunited with her family.
Commerce – A March 2006 study conducted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments has named Commerce as the fastest growing city if Hunt County. According to the report, Commerce has a projected growth rate of 3.43% for 2005-2006. Greenville is next on the list, with projected growth of 2.94%. Other cities in Hunt County showed no growth rate, but the county as a whole has a projected growth of 2.44% for the year.
Lone Oak – The First Annual Tri-County Toy Run and Fun Days is scheduled for this weekend in Lone Oak. The proceeds of the motorcycle rally will go to Toys for Tots in Hunt, Hopkins, and Lamar Counties.
Bikers are scheduled to depart Paris Harley Davidson at 9am Saturday and travel to Highway 69 Cycles in Lone Oak. All-you-can-eat barbecue, an auction, a raffle, and live music from three bands is scheduled to fill up the day.
Paris, Texas – A 45 year old Paris man collapsed and died while running down a street Wednesday. Argil E. Tutt Jr. collapsed near the intersection of Southeast 12th Street and Washington. He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace at 9:45pm.
At the time, police were at Tutt's residence investigating a disturbance call about a possible injury to a child involving Tutt's 14 year old stepdaughter.
Commerce – The Planetarium at A&M-Commerce begins a new show tonight, Stars of the Pharaohs. The show delves into ancient Egypt to explore how the stars affected their myths and lives.
Stars of the Pharaohs is the third show to hit the domed screen of The Planetarium. Opened to the public in February, The Planetarium has already exceeded attendance expectations, according to A&M-Commerce President Keith McFarland.
Alba-Golden – The Alba-Golden ISD received a nice gift from an alumnus earlier this week a donation worth more than $1.7 million. Golden native Harold Simmons donated personal stock to go towards the construction of a new field house, a four-court tennis complex, driving range, and a putting green. Simmons has had a highly successful career as an in investor and entrepreneur.
Fannin County – Two Bonham residents are dead after a wreck in Fannin County Tuesday. 46 year old David Waller and 28 year old April Granstaff were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near Savoy. The two were reportedly driving on a motorcycle behind a pick-up truck when the truck made a left turn into a driveway. The motorcycle could not stop in time and collided with the rear end of the truck and flipped.
Lindale – Another Lindale native has finished as a finalist on the USA Network's "Nashville Star". Casey Rivers came in second in the talent search television show, now in its fourth season. Rivers also recently held a benefit concert in his hometown, with proceeds going to the East Texas Medical Center child passenger safety program. Sponsor State Farm Insurance pitched in $10,000 towards a total $16,000 raised.
Hunt County – A public hearing is planned on a proposed sewage dump between Lone Oak and Campbell. State Representative Dan Flynn requested the hearing from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last week, according to the Greenville Herald Banner. The controversial plan involves the dumping of raw sewage on about 45 acres just off County Road 3209. The Hunt County Commissioner's Court passed a resolution against the plan last month, but the authority to approve such a measure lies solely with state authorities.