Commerce – The A&M-Commerce men's and women's basketball teams made a clean sweep last night at home over East Central Oklahoma.
The women made it look easy as they rolled over ECU 67-39. Andrea Lewis led the team with 14 points. Lone Star Conference North Player of the Week Katedria Mosley and Kanani Marshall both added 13 points, while Althea Byfield notched 11. The women are 11-7 overall and 3-0 in conference play. They are ranked sixth in the South Central Region.
Greenville – The prime suspect in the murder of a Tennessee woman, whose body was dumped near Greenville in December, has committed suicide. Authorities believe 41-year-old Dawn Janetta Carpenter was killed at her home in Tennessee by her younger brother, and the body was brought to Hunt County and dumped. She had been shot in the face with a high powered weapon.
Swingin' Down the Lane airs each Wednesday evening at 5pm on KETR.
A greeting from David Miller Host and Producer, Swingin' Down The Lane taken from www.bigband-era.com:
We're dedicated to keeping the big band sound alive and well. Big bands have been around since the 1920's, and the recent interest in swing music has rekindled the flame. New generations are thrilling to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and of course the illustrious Duke Ellington.
Hunt County – Hunt County Commissioners lifted an emergency order banning all outdoor burning in Hunt County yesterday. A general outdoor burn ban remains in effect, however. The emergency order put restrictions on any type of outdoor burning, including barbecue grills and welding equipment. The general ban that remains prohibits the burning of crops, brush, and trash.
Hunt County Fire Marshall Dorsey Driggers recommended the lifting of the emergency order after rains over the weekend.
Hunt County – The Hunt County Commissioner's Court is scheduled to consider awarding emergency funding to the county's volunteer fire departments. The regular meeting is scheduled for today. Extreme drought has spawned dozens of grass fires that have kept area fire departments extremely busy.
Lake Bonham – The Fannin County Sheriff's department is investigating what may be a murder/suicide in Fannin County. North Texas E-news reports the bodies of James and Peggy Slagle were found Friday morning by a family member. A handgun was also found at the scene. Early indications seem to point to a murder-suicide of the couple. Both were in their mid-fifties.
Campbell – A grass fire near Campbell was brought under control late last night after firefighters from multiple agencies spent the day containing the blaze. More than 350 acres were consumed as high winds and dry conditions provided the perfect fuel for the fire to spread.
Northeast Texas – Area police have been busy recently making several drug busts. The DPS found nearly $8,500 in suspected drug money this week after making a stop along Highway 19 near Sulphur Springs. Two Hugo men were stopped for speeding and had extensive criminal histories including drug convictions. The two were released without being charged.
In Franklin County, a State Trooper busted a pair of Arkansas men with 10 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop Tuesday.
Commerce – An inspector that will determine the Insurance Services Office, or ISO, rating for Commerce completed his inspection by early afternoon. The City of Commerce has been actively improving areas of its capability to protect citizens from fire for more than a year in hopes to improve the city's ISO rating. Currently Commerce sits at a rating of 6 on a 10 point scale, with 10 being the worst. City officials hope to improve that rating by at least two points, giving the city a 4 rating.