Greenville – A proposed clean energy electric generating plant could cost more than $100 million to build, but could provide the city and Hunt County with tens of millions of dollars in future revenue.
A final decision has not been made on building the plant in Greenville, but steps are being taken in an effort to get construction started within the next few months.
The Greenville City Council intends next week to begin the process of granting Lufkin-based Greenville Energy a franchise for operating the plant.
Commerce – Commerce Police are asking for the public's held in preventing an increased amount of reported thefts, burglaries, and burglaries of motor vehicles over the last few months.
Authorities say most of the vehicle burglaries have been committed on vehicles that have been left unlocked. There have also been several reports of bicycles, lawn equipment and miscellaneous items that have been stolen from areas around homes. In all of these instances, the items were left out and not locked or chained up.
Bonham – Staff members with the Bonham ISD were recently able to showcase their creation of an electric truck and electric tractor during the 11th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg.
BHS students created the vehicles this past school year.
Event organizer John L. Brecher expressed his appreciation to the district allowing such forward-thinking ideas.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council has approved the Board of Development's plans for the coming year.
Among its goals for next year, the Board intends to rebrand and create new entrances and signs for the three industrial parks in northwest Greenville. They also plan to conduct engineering studies for Major's Field Municipal Airport.
The Board's $2.9 million budget and 2010-2011 work plan were approved Tuesday.