Commerce – The City of Commerce wastewater treatment plant experienced an unauthorized discharge of an estimated 200,000 gallons of domestic wastewater to the South Sulphur River as a result of heavy rains last weekend. The potentially affected area is located along the eastern edge of Farm to Market 3218 and a short distance east along the feeder branch of the South Sulphur River within a .2 mile wide strip of floodplain between the feeder branch and the treatment plant.
Commerce – The Big Event is tomorrow in Commerce. It will be the eighth year the City of Commerce and Texas A&M University-Commerce have come together to improve the appearance, facilities, and safety of Commerce.
The Big Event will go from 9am to 1pm tomorrow. Some of the planned projects will be painting the lampposts downtown, beautifying the shores of Gee Lake, picking up litter, and planting flowers in various places throughout the city.
Wills Point – A man arrested last month for disrupting a Wills Point City Council meeting returned to the council during regular session last week to calmly address his issues before the council. The Wills Point Chronicle reports the former resident James Lunsford has made accusations against Councilman Mike Jones, saying Jones molested him as a child in the late 80's and early 90's.
Northeast Texas – A few local counties have made the list of the nation's fastest growing counties. A recurring name on the list, Rockwall County has retained its position as third fastest growing county in the nation, and the fastest growing county in Texas. Rockwall posted a 46.1% growth last year.
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Commerce – The Commerce City Council in regular session last night presented a proclamation recognizing Poison Prevention Week. Mayor Sheryl Zelhart said the week is meant to raise awareness over many poisons, but especially those in the household.
ZELHART: With our increasing dependence on household chemicals, we need to be ever-diligent and aware of the hazardouse nature of those chemicals, and we need to make sure that they are stored properly and that children do not have access to them.
Commerce – Commerce residents should see steel going up this week on the New City Hall. The full concrete slab has been poured and allowed to set. With the foundation set, construction will begin on the framework this week. For the new Fire/Police Complex, concrete is expected to be finished pouring this week, with steel work beginning soon.
Commerce – There will be no local election this year for the Commerce City Council. All places on the Council are unopposed. With the new requirement of electronic voting machines in place, the city and the Commerce ISD had planned to conduct a joint election. Now, with no city election for Commerce, only the CISD will be holding an election.
Commerce – The Big Event is this Saturday in Commerce. It will be the eighth year the City and A&M-Commerce have come together to improve the appearance, facilities, and safety in Commerce.
From 8am to 1pm Saturday, Hunt county Environmental representatives will once again sponsor a clean-up at the County Barn on North Bois d'Arc Street. Materials such as paint, household chemicals, batteries, car tires, and scrap metal will be accepted for disposal, with labor on-hand to help unload trailers.
Paris, Texas – The City of Paris is looking into the possibility of offering free wireless internet access throughout the city. The question is on a survey passed out to those who live, work, and spend time in Paris. The plan would allow most people with wireless internet capability to access the internet for free throughout Paris.
Cities like Austin, Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco are examples of cities that have begun to build such a service.