Commerce – Commerce Police and the Commerce ISD have established a memorandum of understanding on implementing a School Resource Officer. Talks have been on-going for several years regarding the SRO, and grants have been sought for the past several years to fund the program. Those monies were not granted, however, and the decision was made to move ahead and fund the SRO locally.
Commerce – Nearly six months behind schedule and close to a million dollars over-budget, the Commerce City Council accepted a guaranteed maximum price agreement to begin construction on the new City Hall and Public Safety Building. Two items were on last night's regular meeting agenda concerning the new facilities. One was to allocate additional money for the project and the other to accept a guaranteed maximum price agreement from general contractor Harrison, Walker and Harper.
Hunt County – This summer could go down as one of the driest in almost 70 years. Hunt County was listed under the highest level of drought conditions as of this weekend. The conditions are measured by the Texas Forest Service. And with the unofficial close of summer Labor Day, not much room is left for improvement.
Commerce – The A&M-Commerce Lions dropped their home opener against the Tarleton State Texans Saturday. The final score was 17-7 Tarleton as the Lions struggled to bring life to an offense that hasn't found any stability so far this season. The Lions had a punt and a field goal blocked in the first half and allowed Tarleton States Derrick Ross to rack up 107 yards on 27 carries, including a final drive to run down the clock.
Paris, Texas – The Commerce Tigers snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Friday as they squeaked out a 26-25 win over the 4-A Paris Wildcats. The Commerce defense dominated the first half, racking up 15 points for the Tigers, with and interception return and fumble return for touchdowns and a safety. The Commerce offense added just three points with a field goal, but the score was 18-0 Commerce at the half.
Commerce – The Commerce Tigers hit the road tonight to face the Paris Wildcats. Commerce is coming of a 55-0 win over Community last week, while tonight marks the season opener for Paris. Commerce barely edged out the Wildcats last season 17 to 14. Kick-off is set for 7:30, with live coverage here on 88.9 beginning at 7.
Hunt County – Refugees have been arriving daily in Hunt County. The following are contacts for those who wish to aid in Hurrican Katrina relief efforts in the local area. (Thanks to the Greenville Herald Banner for much of the following contact information. www.heraldbanner.com ).
----The Wolfe City masonic Lodge is accepting contributions to be donated to hospitals in Louisiana that are treating injured children of Hurrican Katrina.