A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Thursday the hiring of current McKinney Boyd High School boys coach Jason Burton as the eighth women's basketball coach in the history of the program at a press conference on the A&M-Commerce campus.
A severe weather system that struck Northeast Texas on the evening of April 3 resulted in several small tornadoes, along with high winds and large hail. Multiple structures were damaged and several injuries were reported throughout the region.
Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.
Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.
Residents of the Northern Hopkins County area will be asked to vote on whether the school district should use $5 million in bonds to extend the elementary wing of the school on the May 10th ballot.
NHISD Superintendent Donna George is excited at the prospect of expanding the elementary school.
NHISD trustees voted on Feb. 27 to call for a bond election for a new elementary classroom addition to help with space issues. George explained it will help with district growth over the last two years.
In Texas, there has been a recent problem with scammers contacting electric cooperative customers posing as cooperative employees to try to get money and personal information.
They are primarily targeting the elderly, but have been targeting businesses as well.
They scam the customers by first calling them to inform the customer they are behind on a payment, then saying there is a truck on its way to their house to disconnect power if they did not pay it over the phone or go to Wal-mart and send them the money.
With STAAR testing underway this week, Commerce Independent School District superintendent Blake Cooper says the state legislature made progress in reducing the number of standardized tests for secondary students from 15 per year to five, and he hopes similar progress will be made for elementary-age children in the next legislative session. And Blake says the Commerce ISD is now part of the Texas High Performing S
While the weather might have delayed the annual 30 East Music Festival in Sulphur Springs last weekend, the event made a huge comeback Saturday with clear skies and over 1,000 people in attendance.
“I fully expect this to be even bigger next year,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager, Marc Maxwell.
Some of the performing artists included natives of Cooper: Lauren Taylor, Amanda Goodman-Pruitt, Koe Wetzel & the Konvicts, Emily Elbert, Hannah Kirby, Kate Hearne Band, Ducado Vega and Zenya Vi, and The Effinays.