Greenville – Funeral services have been scheduled and are pending for the two victims of a fatal collision in Greenville.
61-year-old Wayne Giroux of Lone Oak and 23-year-old Cordney Guinyard of Greenville died in the wreck, which occurred Sunday morning.
A mass and Christian burial for Giroux will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Williams Catholic Church in Greenville. Funeral services are pending for Guinyard with Grace & Mercy Funeral Home in Greenville.
Paris – Texas State Representative for District 3 Mark Homer is applauding Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling of the highly controversial case of McDonald vs. Chicago. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that the Second Amendment applies to states and local governments, a major victory for millions of Americans who lawfully own and carry firearms.
Commerce – An August tax rollback election has been scheduled by the Commerce ISD, in hopes of winning approval of a 13 cents tax rate hike from residents.
During Monday's meeting, Director of Finance John Walker informed the school board of a projected budget shortfall of nearly $700,000. The funding gap comes despite efforts district-wide to cut expenditures, as all campuses were asked to cut three percent of their budgets, totaling nearly $400,000 in savings.
Commerce – The Texas A&M University-Commerce department of educational leadership will host area superintendents, principals, assistant principals, school board members, and local business leaders at the Summer Leadership Conference on Thursday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.
Greenville – Officials from three City of Greenville governmental agencies plan to convene Monday to discuss a potential new industry.
A special joint meeting between the Greenville City Council; the board of trustees from GEUS, the local electric utility system; and the Greenville Board of Development is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Best Western hotel.
The meeting is expected to be conducted as a closed door executive session. The "business prospect" is code named as "Project Steam Engine."
Greenville – Armed robbery indictments have been issued against a Greenville man.
The charges against Israel Michael Pedigrew were among 51 returned Friday by the Hunt County Grand Jury.
The 21-year-old received three indictments for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He's alleged to have threatened three people with a handgun on two separate occasions in March, while in the course of stealing money.
He was arrested a few days later, and remains jailed on $150,000 bond.