The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called out twice within a few hours Wednesday night; once on a reported gunman with an assault rifle who turned out to be a “Right To Carry” activist, and then to a hostage situation in which a Dallas County man was allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint.
Brock Dickerson Garner, 35, of Balch Springs remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail Thursday evening, charged with aggravated kidnapping/using hostage as shield in the latter incident. Bond had not yet been set in the case.
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says Adam Smith, the great advocate of free markets, and John Maynard Keynes, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today. Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.
On the night of June 4, people from the Texas A&M University-Commerce extended community gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn and rejoice in fellowship for Devin Oliver and Aubree Butts who are no longer with us and for Zenobia Winbush and La’Tisha Hearne who are healing. What started as a very dark day for the Lion family was lit up, not just by candlelight, but by love and compassion for all four women.
Update: The Greenville Herald-Banner reports thatLandon B. Dyer, 28, of Sulphur Springs, was driving on the wrong side of Highway I-30 Eastbound when his 2010 Chevy Silverado collided with an 18-wheeler at approximately 2:30 a.m., killing him. The driver of the truck, who was not identified by press time, was in stable condition in a local hospital. He was driving a trailer for D.A.T., an Alabama-based company.
Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.
In Commerce, people in the university community knew Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver as friends and classmates. KETR listeners across Northeast Texas knew the two young women as important parts of the backcourt of the Lions basketball team.
The Delta County Sheriff’s office is enlisting the watchful eyes of the Cooper community to help solve a rash of graffiti cases. Suspects seem to be targeting abandoned buildings and using black spray paint to create large markings in most cases what looks to be initials.
Areas that have been vandalized in the past few weeks have been behind Henslee Hardware, the former Hope House, a structure on 10th street and the former Paris Regional Medical Center both at the back of the building and near the roof.