Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.
UPDATE, 1:20 p.m. - The line has been capped and people are now allowed back into the previously secured area.
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A gas line was struck and ruptured on Monroe St. in Commerce on July 21 at about 10:40 a.m. The incident occurred just across the street from the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus, near Hall of Languages and Binnion Hall. Work crews have been engaged on Monroe Street for months.
Last year, Texas voters approved the allocation of $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to pay for water projects. Proposition 6 won fairly handily, but many from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum had concerns about the new water fund. Transparency and accountability were mentioned. And even supporters of the measure cautioned against over-investing in certain types of projects.
The Texan Theater is wanting its name up in lights ... lots of lights.
The historic theater in downtown Greenville, currently undergoing a major renovation effort, would be home to a big new electronic sign if city leaders vote this week to approve a change in the code or ordinances.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing during Monday’s regular session — starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street — before voting on whether to recommend the change to the Greenville City Council.
Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses work that will begin soon to make improvements to the runway at Commerce Municipal Airport, north of the city, and the long-range plans for the airport. The mayor also discusses the opening soon of Dickey's Barbecue, in the old Chicken Express building.
According to the Greenville Herald-Banner, emergency personnel responded to a call at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Stanford street around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. A 44-year-old male was reportedly stabbed multiple times.
Shortly after the first call, police and medical services responded to a second, similar call of a man walking up to the Prime Stop store at the corner of Wesley and Stanford streets with multiple stab wounds, according to the Herald-Banner.
After reports in March of three undocumented Honduran migrants being assaulted by a Border Patrol agent, who was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, immigration activists decided to form a group to determine whether migrants were being routinely abused.
Alice Reese joins Daniel Starks this week to discuss the latest movies coming out to theaters.
Planes: Fire and Rescue lives in the same realm as the Cars saga and appeals to all ages, young and old. Starring Dane Cook, Ed Harris and countless others, this movie is sure to entertain you and your family.
Listen as Alice brings her review of Planes: Fire and Rescue, Wish I Was Here, and Boyhood on Movie Picks with Alice Reese.