Fannin County – Three people have been arrested and a fourth subject is sought following a reported vandalism at the Sam Rayburn school in Fannin County.
The group is alleged to broken building windows as well as the window of a school vehicle, resulting in between $2,000 - $3,000 in damage.
KXII-TV reports the group may be responsible for a recent arson at a former church building. They were arrested Friday night near Lake Fannin after trying to flee from sheriff's deputies. No names have been released.
Quinlan – Hunt County has a distinguished superintendent of schools.
Dr. Graham Sweeney, superintendent of the Boles ISD, has been chosen as the 2010 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Rural Education Association. Sweeney has spent 35 years in education including 24 years with the district.
Greenville – The City of Greenville now begins the search for a new police chief.
A retirement reception was held Thursday for Harold Roseberry, whose last day is Friday. Roseberry has served for 34 years at the Greenville Police Department. Six of those years were served as chief, in which the crime rate dropped sharply.
The city is conducting an internal search for a new police chief. Four candidates have applied for the position, with interviews scheduled to begin May 17.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce was named in the National Council of Teacher Quality's study findings released Thursday morning regarding the quality of university teaching programs in Texas. Despite the council's negative findings, A&M-Commerce remains steadfast in its commitment to prepare Texas teachers to the best of its ability as evidenced by its partnerships with area ISDs, educational organizations and the number of alumni selected annually as educators of the year.
Commerce – Crews at Texas A&M University-Commerce this week began collecting census data regarding the feral cat population on campus.
President Dan Jones has approved the pilot program that will last two years.
Faculty, staff and students are requested not to interfere with efforts to trap the cats, or eventual efforts to maintain feeding stations. No feeding of cats should occur on campus beyond the authorized stations.