Commerce – The family of a slain Commerce Code Enforcement Officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
Donavan and Marissa Walker, surviving children of Michael "Pee Wee" Walker, along with their grandfather, Richard A. Walker, filed the suit Friday. The City of Commerce had not responded as of Wednesday afternoon.
Mineola – A Wood County constable is injured after being attacked by an unidentified mental patient in Mineola.
The patient reportedly became combative with officials from East Texas Medical Center, who proceeded to call in Constable Ed Shadbolt for assistance. An altercation with Shadbolt and the patient would then ensue.
Shadbolt drove himself back to his office, but was then transported by ambulance to Tyler.
Wood County authorities plan to interview him before pressing any charges against the patient.
Listen as A&M-Commerce President Dan Jones and Co-Host Kalynn Ader speak with several guests during this final show of the semester.
The President's Table, 11-18-09
Guests include Veterans Affairs Director Ted Oats and Student-Veteran Josh Smith; Assistant Professor of Music Luis Sanchez; and Men's Track and Field Coach Darren Schneider and Student-Athlete Colby Olberle.
Commerce – A Commerce man is charged with fraud and tampering with government documents after allegedly found in possession of dozens of ID cards.
A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for Alvert Mutasa, who's seeking a reduction in his $115,000 total bond.
During a routine traffic stop on Nov. 11, an officer with the Commerce Police Department found a number of papers and documents with the names, dates of births and social security numbers of more than 50 people.
Hopkins County – A local agency which oversees shortline rail operations will receive its own website pending an agreement with Texas A&M University-Commerce.
The board of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) is scheduled to discuss and possibly take action on the expenditures for the project during a meeting Wednesday in Hopkins County.
Commerce – The fear of knives in the classroom has officials with the Commerce ISD exploring options to better protect its students.
The CISD Board of Trustees Monday gave approval to move forward with looking at the costs of metal detectors. The district will be borrowing the Commerce Police Department's detectors and test them throughout its campuses over the next few weeks, as well.
The CISD could then soon purchase the devices for random use at district events and throughout its schools.