Greenville – Hundreds gathered to pay their respects yesterday as the body of a local soldier was returned home.
Army Spc. Jerod Heath Osborne, of Royse City, was one of two killed this month in Afghanistan when his unit was hit with an improvised bomb.
He was received by a military honor guard at Majors Field Municipal Airport in Greenville, along with a motorcade of more than 100 vehicles including dozens of fire engines and police cruisers from Hunt and Rockwall counties.
– Motorists on Culver Street and Highway 24/50 in Commerce will be notified automatically of crossing pedestrians after Texas A&M University-Commerce installed pressure plates to the crosswalk lighting system around campus.
"By having automatic, as well as manual activation of the crosswalk lighting system, we now have a redundancy which affords better protection for all pedestrians using the crosswalk," said David McKenna, A&M-Commerce executive director of facilities and support services.
Commerce – Deanna Mullins, medical social worker at Goodall Hospital and social work alumna of Texas A&M University-Commerce, has been named the Medical Social Worker of the Year by the Maine Chapter of the Society of Social Work.
"I truly feel the education that I obtained through the social work department at A&M-Commerce says a lot about what the bachelor's and master's social work program brings to one's practice," Mullins said.