Commerce, TX – The Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team enters the Division II tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Central regional against No. 5 seed, Emporia State in St. Joseph, Missouri and Missouri Western University on Friday, March 9th.
The Lions (25-8) will enter the tournament having won a school record eight-straight games. On the season, Texas A&M-Commerce has set nine single-season school records.
Commerce – It looks as if Commerce ISD Superintendent Keith Boles will be leaving the district. Boles has been named as the lone finalist for the superintendent position at the Connally ISD near Waco. The Connally board said they hope to have Bole son board by April 1st. The moves comes just weeks after the contracts of the high school principal and assistant principals were not renewed by the Commerce School Board. Boles' son, Zack, plays baseball for the Baylor Bears in Waco.
Paris, Texas – The Paris Regional Medical Center will begin cutting staff this Saturday. Plans are to cut 25 full-time equivalent positions. Hospital officials met with department heads in early February to identify the positions to be cut. The hospital is making the cuts after costs are up more than $650,000 for the first five months of the fiscal year.
Fannin County – The Fannin County Narcotics Unit has busted a large methamphetamine ring that was distributing drugs throughout Fannin, Collin, and Dallas Counties. Nine people were arrested in the two month investigation. $47,000 worth of meth, $19,000 in cash, and two vehicles have also been seized.