Commerce – With the appropriation of and $11,000 match by the city of Commerce, an extra $14,000 has been earned. The $25,000 total is part of an approved Audio/Visual grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Commerce – An upcoming state highway project, to be performed east of Commerce, is costing the city. Tuesday night council members passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with Hayter Engineering for services on relocation of utility lines along Highway 11. In a few months, TxDot will be widening Highway 11 from where it intersects Culver Street east to the Sulphur River or Hopkins County line. The City of Commerce is required by the state to widen the placement of its utility lines so that it doesn't interfere with construction.
Commerce – Beginning this week and continuing throughout the month the City of Commerce will be spraying insecticide to help control the mosquito population. While the product sprayed is of low toxicity to people and pets, direct contact should be avoided. Spraying, to take place during peek mosquito biting hours, will be evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Residents are advised to stay indoors when the spray truck is in your area.
Greenville – One of Greenville's tallest buildings will be sold soon. Officials with Paris Junior College are in the process of selling off their current Greenville campus building. The school has begun advertising for bids for the property on Jack Finney Boulevard. The college has outgrown the 21,000 square foot structure, which was one of the main reasons the new campus is being built. The location will be next to Greenville High School.
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Greenville – Greenville police arrest two following car chase Monday. Two men, already wanted in the State of Oklahoma, were reported to be suspects in a burglary of a Hunt County residence, before leading officers in a brief pursuit through downtown Greenville. The chase proceeded east along Lee and through the downtown area before ending at the intersection of Hemphill and Sixth Streets, where both individuals inside the vehicle were taken into custody. Both suspects had outstanding warrants out of Oklahoma.
Greenville – Work is soon scheduled on a cleanup of a contaminated site in Northeast Greenville. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still intends to begin cleaning up contaminated soil this summer in and around the former ESCO manufacturing plant in the Ardis Heights area. The EPA also wants to take more soil samples in the region. Earlier this year, the EPA announced it was considering adding the ESCO facility as well as dozens of nearby locations in and near Ardis Heights to the Superfund Clean-Up list.
Greenville – An arrest has been made following a brief escape from the Hunt County Courthouse. Tina McCassland of Greenville briefly escaped Sheriff's Office custody Thursday morning as she was being transported from a district courtroom to the Hunt County Jail. She attempted to grab onto a passing vehicle on Stonewall Street, but the driver of the vehicle then stopped and the woman fell to the pavement. Greenville police apprehended McCassland about five minutes following her escape.
Greenville – There will be lots for sale in Hunt County next week. Dozens of lots acquired through tax foreclosures will be up for sale during the auction next Saturday. The bidding takes place that morning at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Hunt County Tax Office, inside the Paul Mathews Exchange Building on Stonewall Street. The properties are being offered with minimum starting bids at a fraction of each lot's value.
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