Commerce – The City of Commerce has been awarded a portion of property at 118 Maple Street to be used for installing water and sewer pipelines. The project is a mandate by the Texas Department of Transportation, who plan to rebuild the intersection at State Highway 11 and Loop 178.
On Friday, three special commissioners awarded the city the 6,700 square foot easement, owned by Quan Young Liu and Jing Wei, in the amount of $2,931.
Bonham – A report finds the Bonham Chamber of Commerce is struggling financially, with money low and credit nearly gone.
Trouble began when The Bonham Economic Development Corporation opted out of an agreement with the chamber to perform marketing and economic development tasks for the city. Additional motel tax funds that went to the Chamber were then cut by the city, creating an even tougher situation.
Greenville – A standoff in Greenville Saturday morning in which a female was being held hostage ends peacefully.
Officers were called to a reported assault in progress at 3201 Kari Lane where they encountered 38-year-old Thomas Patrick Miller inside an apartment threatening to take his life or have the police do it for him. Approximately four hours into the standoff, police obtained a search warrant and Miller came out voluntarily.
Bonham – Bonham ISD is working with the Texas Department of State Health Services to sponsor a flu shot clinic on February 10, 2010 from 9:30 until 11:30 AM at the Bonham High School and Finley Oates campuses. They will also be at the L. H. Rather and I. W. Evans campuses from 1:00 until 2:30 PM on February 10th. On February 11, 2010 they will be at the Head Start campus from 9:30 until 11:30 AM.
Host Scott Harvey is joined by Mark Fox with the National Weather Service to talk about SKYWARN, which is making its rounds through the region. Our Friday feature highlights a department on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Greenville – A Greenville woman has pleaded not guilty to four counts of abandoning or endangering a child.
A tentative trial date for 20-year-old Tina Raafat Ezaldin has been set for April 12.
According to the indictment, Ezaldin left two female children, each less than 15 years old, alone in an apartment for at least 40 minutes in August, 2009. Ezaldin is also alleged to have engaged in conduct which placed the two children in danger of death, injury or impairment.