Greenville – Regional airports will be on the discussion block Friday in Greenville. The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting to review and update information for airports in the Texas airport system.
Airports to be discussed include Majors Field in Greenville, City of Commerce, Caddo Mills and Sulphur Springs municipal airports and the Franklin County airport in Mt. Vernon.
Commerce – Commerce K9 Officer Amanda Taylor and her partner Rocco played an important role in two cases that were being investigated on Wednesday, May 19 by the Commerce Police Department and Commerce ISD Police Department.
In one instance, the K9 was summoned to Commerce High School were it was reported that a smell of burnt marijuana was coming from one of the student locker rooms. K9 Rocco was able to pinpoint the source of the smell as he alerted to one of the stalls in the locker room.
Houston – Governor Rick Perry joined Texas A&M University System Chancellor Michael D. McKinney, M.D., and University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Wednesday to announce a major cancer research initiative between the institutions.
The new collaboration will combine the resources of the A&M System's National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing and UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center to develop new cancer-fighting drugs and accelerate the process of getting new cancer treatments to patients.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced they have met a five percent budget reduction, as mandated by the state legislature. Total reductions will equal $3,281,923 for the 2010-11 biennium.
"We've looked at areas such as facilities, administrative support services and business services. And those areas are the ones that have seen the initial reductions," said Bob Brown, vice president for business and administration.
Greenville – Trial has been reset for a Caddo Mills man charged with murder.
Randall Douglas Smith has pleaded not guilty in the killing of Gregory Poteet, also of Caddo Mills. Jury selection was set to begin next Monday, but during a pretrial hearing Tuesday both the prosecution and defense announced they were not ready to proceed. Trial will now begin August 2.