Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce recently honored Dr. Richard De La Garza II, Ted Lyon Jr., and Dr. Johnette McKown as 2009 Distinguished Alumni during a recognition dinner in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.
Mt. Pleasant – The Region D Water Planning Group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center.
Consultants will report on comments received by the public on the Initially Prepared Plan. Nominations will be accepted for eight positions to serve as voting members of the group starting this September.
The Region D Group represents Northeast Texas Counties for future water development needs.
Greenville – A guilty plea has been entered in a 2008 capitol murder case in Hunt County.
Jerry Lynn Phelps was facing a potential death sentence if found guilty during a jury trial which had been scheduled to begin in two weeks. Instead, Phelps was automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of Charlene Hoover Jones.
District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. said the prosecution was prepared to seek the death penalty and that no plea deal had been offered.
Dr. Dan Jones, president at Texas A&M University-Commerce, hosts The President's Table. On May 3, Dr. Jones welcomed guests concerning the developing ROTC program, the university's participation in the AVID Post-Secondary project, and recent recipients of teaching awards.