Commerce, TX – For the second time this week, tests took place of the new tornado sirens in Commerce. Wednesday morning at 10, the sirens sounded for five minutes. The four sirens are located at strategic locations around and near the city, including the Texas A and M University-Commerce campus.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council voted last night to accept a bid to clean up sludge lagoons at the wastewater treatment plant. The project will cost the city just over $164,000. The council was reluctant to spend the money, but regulations being enforced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality left the body with little choice.
Commerce – A final design for a bronze plaque honoring Michael Pee Wee Walker was approved by the Commerce City Council in regular session last night. The plaque will be hung in the lobby of the New City Hall. A conference room will also be named in honor of Walker.
Walker was killed in 2005 while performing duties as a Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Commerce.
Commerce, TX – Texas A&M University System Chancellor Doctor Mike McKinney had a whirlwind tour of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus Wednesday. The Chancellor met with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Commerce, TX – Commerce will be the first head football coaching and Athletic Director's post for Bryan Price. Price comes from Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, about midway between Houston and Beaumont along Interstate 10.
Commerce, TX – The last item on Monday night's Commerce Board of Trustees meeting was not renewing the contracts of Trish King, Kathy Miller, and Joe Spinato past the 2007-2008 school year.
There was no discussion or explanation; only the motion, second, approving the motion by a seven to nothing vote, and calling the meeting adjourned. Supporters hugged King, Miller, and Spinato as they left the middle school library.
Goose-alini is doing well at the Animal Medical Center in Greenville, but doctors are unsure if they will be able to fix the problem. Good news is, the issue isn't hurting her in any way.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE!
We learned that Goose-alini is doing fine at the Animal Medical center in Greenville. They let her out daily to roam around a bit, on a special goose-harness leash-type thing. She visits the other animals around the hospital, offers up encouraging words (or honks, rather) of support, then waddles back to her pen and seems entirely content.
Paris, Texas – The Paris Regional Medical Center has begun the first parts of a plan to cut staff. Rising costs that have expenses up more than $650,000 in the first five months of the fiscal year have prompted the move. Department heads were called in last week and told to begin identifying positions that could be eliminated.
The hospital is also tightening policies on overtime, extra shift bonuses, and more.