Commerce – Another Commerce City Official has announced his retirement. Fire Chief Tommy Eaton has made public his intentions of stepping down from the post effective April 30. Eaton has served as the city's Fire Chief for the past three years.
Eaton's departure sets the stage for even more change among some of the city's highest positions. Just last month Bill Shipp ended his five year stint as City Manager, while current Mayor Sheryl Zelhart will soon step down after six years of service.
Greenville – Greenville city officials are prepared to annex land for a new company. Developers are asking for a voluntary annexation of 77 acres near the Greenville Industrial Park. The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to conduct public hearings on the proposed annexation, as well as a requested change in zoning for the site, during Monday's regular session, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building in Greenville.
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Hunt County – No trial date has yet been set in a Hunt County capital murder case. Very little, if anything, appears to have occurred since early November, when a special prosecutor was named in the case against alleged capital murderer Brandon Dale Woodruff. Woodruff has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody on one count of capital murder in connection with the deaths of his parents, who were slain inside their home near Royse City. The couple's bodies were discovered in October, 2005.
Commerce – The Color of Sound string music series at Texas A&M University-Commerce will give its final concert of the season Monday evening. The program, titled Fusion features a musical composition by A&M-Commerce faculty member Dr. Ted Hansen. This will be the premiere of Hansen's String Quartet No. 2.