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Commerce – Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Thursday following the issuance of a narcotics search warrant in Commerce.
Cruz Tyrone Hines, Cedric Earl Hines and Raymond John Deleon, all of Commerce, and Cecelli Dawn Buruss, of Point, were taken into custody after police found marijuana and cocaine in the 2100 block of Washington Street. The juvenile was transported to a detention center in Greenville.
Canton – District 2 Representative Dan Flynn is calling on area superintendents to attend a meeting Monday to discuss education funding and other public school issues.
Flynn, who represents the citizens of Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt counties, has invited Chairman of the House Committee on Public Education Rob Eissler and Joe Smith, executive director of Texas ISD, to the meeting.
It is to take place at 2 p.m. Monday, August 9, in the board room of the American National Bank Building in Canton, 401 East Highway 243.
Commerce – Commerce Police have arrested a woman on charges she attempted to rob a resident while threatening him with a knife.
Officers were called to an apartment in the 800 block of Culver on Wednesday, where they were able to detain Vonisha Brown and obtain the weapon she alleged used.
A victim reported that the Brown had knocked on his door brandishing a knife and demanding money. After searching the man's pockets the woman entered the apartment, which is when the man escaped and called police.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs officials hope to speed up the process of a possible traffic study along TxDot's new Highway 11 bypass after a motorist was severely injured Tuesday.
The City had already submitted a letter to the state agency, but now plans to formally approve a resolution at its next meeting calling for a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 11 and Arbala Road.
A 79-year-old woman was flown to an area trauma center in stable condition after her vehicle was t-boned by a truck.
Hopkins County – A Hopkins County home is destroyed by fire following a blaze yesterday afternoon. There were no reports of any injuries at the site along CR 2310.
Hopkins County firefighters were first on the scene, only minutes after the fire was reported and could see flames coming from left of the house. Sulphur Springs firefighters were next followed by volunteers from numerous departments in the county.
The blaze had to be fought defensively due to manpower and water shortages.