Cash – The Cash Water District is asking customers to lower water usage. Hunt County is listed under the highest levels of drought conditions and the Cash Special Utility District is attempting to have their customers be a little more conservative in their water usage. There is no water shortage just yet, and the facility is confident about the water supply. The extremely dry conditions have caused stress on water lines, and the leaks caused by the stress have made it difficult for the utility to keep the water tower full.
Commerce – An agreement between the Commerce ISD and the City of Commerce to work together to bring drug dog services to the schools and city could be in full operation by December. City Manager Bill Shipp said the down payment for the dog has already been paid, and a fully trained team could be servicing the city and schools as early as December 1st, which is quicker than expectations.
Commerce – Commerce Police and the Commerce ISD have established a memorandum of understanding on implementing a School Resource Officer. Talks have been on-going for several years regarding the SRO, and grants have been sought for the past several years to fund the program. Those monies were not granted, however, and the decision was made to move ahead and fund the SRO locally.
Commerce – Nearly six months behind schedule and close to a million dollars over-budget, the Commerce City Council accepted a guaranteed maximum price agreement to begin construction on the new City Hall and Public Safety Building. Two items were on last night's regular meeting agenda concerning the new facilities. One was to allocate additional money for the project and the other to accept a guaranteed maximum price agreement from general contractor Harrison, Walker and Harper.
Hunt County – This summer could go down as one of the driest in almost 70 years. Hunt County was listed under the highest level of drought conditions as of this weekend. The conditions are measured by the Texas Forest Service. And with the unofficial close of summer Labor Day, not much room is left for improvement.
Commerce – The A&M-Commerce Lions dropped their home opener against the Tarleton State Texans Saturday. The final score was 17-7 Tarleton as the Lions struggled to bring life to an offense that hasn't found any stability so far this season. The Lions had a punt and a field goal blocked in the first half and allowed Tarleton States Derrick Ross to rack up 107 yards on 27 carries, including a final drive to run down the clock.
Paris, Texas – The Commerce Tigers snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Friday as they squeaked out a 26-25 win over the 4-A Paris Wildcats. The Commerce defense dominated the first half, racking up 15 points for the Tigers, with and interception return and fumble return for touchdowns and a safety. The Commerce offense added just three points with a field goal, but the score was 18-0 Commerce at the half.
Commerce – The Commerce Tigers hit the road tonight to face the Paris Wildcats. Commerce is coming of a 55-0 win over Community last week, while tonight marks the season opener for Paris. Commerce barely edged out the Wildcats last season 17 to 14. Kick-off is set for 7:30, with live coverage here on 88.9 beginning at 7.