Commerce – The new A.C. Williams Elementary School in Commerce is on schedule. The information was presented Monday to the Commerce School Board by Claycomb Associates Architects and W.B. Kibler Construction Company.
All foundation piers are now in place. Crews are currently installing grade beams around the perimeter of the foundation, while utilities are also continuing to be installed.
Commerce – The Commerce School Board has approved the hiring of a superintendent search firm. A presentation last night by Arrow Educational Services prompted approval from board members.
AES has been in existence for ten years, having assisted in 84 superintendent searches state-wide. Russell Marshall and Jim Dunlap, both former superintendents, will head the search. During the presentation, Marshall told the Board he expects upwards of 35 applicants, and will post the job sometime this week.
Commerce – A Commerce man has had his bond reduced in connection to a methamphetamine lab. Bond for Bobby Shane Richardson Monday was lowered from $500,000 to $100,000. Richardson was arrested in April by officers with the Hunt County Sheriff's office who were responding to a report of a possible narcotics lab in the 7400 block of Highway 50.
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Commerce – The Commerce School Board took no action last night regarding the prohibited use of cell phones in school zones.
The item was placed on the agenda after a citizen expressed concern during the board's June meeting, of how operating a cell phone in a school zone can limit an individual's attentiveness, therefore posing a risk to students.
Greenville – A new taxing district may be established in the City of Greenville. The City Council is scheduled Tuesday to vote on hiring a firm to provide professional services related to establishing and implementing a tax reinvestment zone. Under the plan, businesses within a specific area identified for development would pay for public infrastructure improvements, such as water and sewer lines and roads. The money would come from incremental property taxes, and possibly sales taxes, resulting from development constructed within the zone.
Sulphur Springs – The City of Sulphur Springs is making headway in efforts to revitalize its downtown. Currently crews are working to improve the look of its Main Street, to include widened sidewalks, trees, public seating and brick roads.
Greenville – Services are this weekend for a Greenville man, killed in a motorcycle accident this week. Arthur R. Walters died as the result of the two vehicle crash, which occurred Wednesday afternoon on FM 118. Reports indicate Walters, driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound, was struck by a southbound sedan. The driver of the car was attempting to turn left into a mobile home park when the motorcycle collided with the car.