Campbell – A Campbell man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of a Greenville teen in June. 18 year old Ryan Troy Ramsey was taken into custody late last week from his home on one count of murder and on one count of aggravated kidnapping that police say is unrelated to the murder.
Ramsey is the second person arrested in the death of Joseph Willis. Willis was found dead in his vehicle June 25th. He had been shot once in the head. Police believe the shot came from another vehicle.
Hunt County – A Greenville woman was killed yesterday morning in a one-vehicle accident near Lone Oak. 55 year old Shirley K. Moore was west-bound on FM 2947 about four miles north of Lone Oak when the car she was driving went off the side of the road along a curve, through a chain-link fence, and crashed into a tree. Moore was pronounced dead at the Scene and her body has been transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.
Commerce – Construction on the new $28 million Science and Technology Center is right on schedule on the A&M-Commerce campus. The state-of-the-art building will include labs for biological and agricultural sciences, chemistry, physics, and computer science. It will also include a planetarium that will seat nearly 100 people and be capable of displaying not only the stars, but 3-D voyages from living cells, historic battlefields and more.
Commerce – The Commerce Independent School District has begun a program feeding children at the City Park. The Summer Feeding Program provides a healthy lunch to children under 18 each weekday during the summer. The district was required to begin such a program after reaching 60% or more of its students receiving free or reduced prices lunches during the regular school year.
Rains County – The Rains County Emergency Service District recently received a clean bill of health after inspections at four different fire departments. The Emory, Point, East Tawakoni, and Southwest Rains Volunteer Fire Departments all received inspections of their trucks and equipment. Despite a few trucks currently out of service or under repair, the group of fire departments passed the inspections.
Commerce – A long-time faculty athletic representative for A&M-Commerce when it was known as East Texas State Teacher's College has been named to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor. Lewis Ingraham Smith was instrumental in the formation of the LSC in 1931 and served as its first president until 1936. He also served in the position from 1945 to 1950. Along with L.E. King of Sam Houston State and Theron Fouts of North Texas State, Smith authored the LSC Constitution.
Commerce – Li'l Abner begins another run of performances tonight at the University Playhouse on the A&M-Commerce campus. The summer musical includes a cast full of area residents and students. The play is based on Al Capp's long-running comic strip set in the hillbilly community of Dogpatch, USA.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council begins budget workshops tonight at the Parks and Recreation Building in Commerce. City Manager Bill Shipp presented the budget at the council's regular meeting last week. The budget includes a 5% tax increase for residents and allows for an across-the-board pay increase for city employees.
Tonight will be the first scheduled budget workshop for the Commerce City Council, with another meeting scheduled for the last Tuesday of this month. The meetings are open to the public.