The Commerce Independent School District may soon implement its own campus crime stoppers network.
Hunt County Crime Stoppers has been discussing the possibility with several area school districts in recent months.
According to Greenville Crime Prevention Office Chris McCaslin, campus crime stoppers works primarily the same way adult crime stoppers does, but instead gives students an anonymous way to report activity taking place on campus that might threaten their safety disrupt the learning process.
Greenville – Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a deadly conduct in Greenville.
The crime occurred in the 3600 block of Eutopia Street around 1:30 a.m. on August 8. The suspect, using a shotgun, shot once at an occupied residence; breaking a window, and then fled on foot. The suspect was described as being a male of unknown race, and about six feet tall.
Greenville – A prison sentence has been handed down in a Greenville DWI case.
It was Mack Ray Grisby's first felony DWI charge, but his fifth conviction overall and he was sentenced as a repeat offender to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.
Grisby's potential sentence was bumped up due to his history of prior convictions. He had previously been convicted of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charges in Lamar County in 2001 and in Hunt County in 1993.
Commerce – The City of Commerce Emergency Management Staff continues to man its Emergency Operations Center in the Hurricane Gustav evacuee effort.
On Sunday, registration began for evacuees already located in Commerce hotels. As of Tuesday there were 106 evacuees registered and staying in Commerce hotels, while 23 were sheltered in the Commerce Middle School, and five were staying in Berry Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Commerce – The Commerce Independent School District this week hopes to narrow its choices for its next superintendent.
The Commerce School Board has called two days of special meetings this week, which include closed door executive sessions to conduct applicant interviews. The first of the two meetings is scheduled for Tuesday evening, with the second to take place Thursday night.
Greenville – Time is running out to get ready to vote for a tax rollback election in Greenville. Thursday is the final day to register to vote in the Greenville Independent School District property tax rollback election, to take place October 4. The District is seeking a tax rate increase of $0.06, which would bring the maintenance and operations tax rate to $1.10 per $100 valuation. Those wishing to participate must register through the Hunt County Voter Administration Office on Washington Street in Greenville.