– A report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds area counties responding to the government's questionnaire fall in line with the national average.
As of Monday, the participation rate was 34 percent nationwide.
Area counties either equaling or exceeding that rate by one or two percentage points were Hopkins, Fannin, Lamar and Wood counties, with Rockwall County posting the region's highest participation rate at 37 percent.
Commerce – Gail Johnston, Texas A&M University-Commerce associate library director, has been appointed to the Texas Library Association Leadership Development Committee by president-elect Maribel Castro. She will begin her three-year term on April 17.
"We are very proud that Gail Johnston has been asked to serve in this statewide effort," said Dr. Dan Jones, A&M-Commerce president. "Her appointment is yet another indication of the fact that the faculty and staff of A&M-Commerce are leaders in their profession."