Commerce Police continue to search for a suspect following a fatal shooting at a local apartment complex. The identity of the suspect has been “potentially” established, according to a statement by Chief of Police Kerry Crews.
Crews also said that two people have been arrested and remain in custody at the Commerce Police Department on charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence in connection with the shooting.
The name of the suspect and the names of the two in custody have not been released by police.
Commerce Police are searching for a "person of interest" following a fatal shooting at a local apartment complex, officials said.
Corey Dominic Heath, 23, of Commerce, died from gunshot wounds on Jan. 13, police said. Officers responding to a call of a possible shooting found Heath dead on the property of Lamplight Lodge Apartments, 1300 Moore St., at about 1 p.m., police said. The complex is in central Commerce, one block east of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.
Velvete Womack of the Fire and Ice spa in Commerce says workplace wellness programs could be better by approaching wellness from a "total wellness" perspective, going beyond exercise and physical concerns.
January 19th marks the 24th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.
Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK Man and Woman of the Year.”
Dan Flynn (R-Van), although strongly allied with the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party of Texas, supported Joe Straus for a fourth term as House Speaker. Flynn has cited what he says are Straus' effectiveness at passing legislation and familiarity with the processes of Texas government.
San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was re-elected to his fourth term as House Speaker today in the first vote of the 84th Texas Legislature. Straus defeated Frisco Republican Scott Turner 128-19. Turner, who represents Rockwall County and part of Collin County (District 33), was supported in his challenge by Tea Party groups and others who said Straus was insufficiently conservative.
As Texas lawmakers convened for the first day of the 2015 legislative session Tuesday, about a dozen activists carrying a variety of firearms gathered in front of the state Capitol to protest gun laws.
Members of Come and Take It Texas — a group that organizes armed rallies to protest gun laws and one of several pushing to scrap the state's handgun licensing requirements this session — also demonstrated how to make a weapon with a machine known as the Ghost Gunner.
With the backing of 85 percent of the Texas House, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was re-elected to his fourth term Tuesday.
Straus drew 128 votes for re-election against challenger state Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, who drew 19 votes. Turner had worked for the last year campaigning to unseat Straus with the backing of a coalition of Tea Party and conservative groups, all of whom viewed Straus as insufficiently conservative.
4:53 p.m. - Police said that one suspect, not two, is being sought in connection with the shooting.
2:33 p.m. - Commerce Independent School District staff said that public school campuses in Commerce are under "modified lockdown," meaning that outside doors are locked and that outdoor classes and activities have been relocated indoors. Otherwise, normal class schedules are continuing. Buses will run on their usual schedule, Commerce ISD staff said.
“If God gives me the grace to see tomorrow, I’ll be so happy,” state Rep. Scott Turner told more than 100 people crammed into a La Quinta meeting room in downtown Austin on Monday.
Many in the crowd nodded. They all knew what was so special about tomorrow. At noon, a new legislative session would commence down the street at the Capitol, and the 150 members of the Texas House would vote for their speaker, choosing between two Republicans: Turner of Frisco, and the incumbent, Joe Straus of San Antonio.
Texas A&M University-Commerce will be represented in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl by wide receiver Vernon Johnson and running back Joe Bergeron on American team under former NFL head coaching great Mike Holmgren. The game will be played in Sat., Jan. 17, in Carson, Calif.
The agency overseeing short line rail operations in Northeast Texas may cut ties this week with the company which wanted to use its right-of-way to build a proposed toll road.
The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board of Directors is scheduled to consider taking action on releasing its contract with Public Werks concerning the former “Blacklands Corridor” project.