Dallas – The new Master's in Science in the Art of Teaching at Texas A&M University-Commerce allows for Master's and Teaching certificates to be earned in one year. It is the newest program offered at the Universities Center at Dallas.
Celeste – Early voting is about to start in an election to decide next year's property tax rate for the Celeste Independent School District.
Officials with the Celeste ISD are asking voters to approve a 13-cent increase in the rate in a Sept. 18 tax ratification election.
Early voting for the election is scheduled to begin Wednesday and continue between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 14 at the Hunt County Voter Administration Building, 2217 Washington Street in Greenville.
Greenville – City Manager Steven Alexander has announced the appointment of Daniel J. Busken as Greenville's next Police Chief. Appointments to the position of Police Chief require confirmation by the City Council. The item is expected to be on a future City Council meeting agenda.
Fannin County – A Whitewright man was sentenced Friday to four 99-year sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child and a 20 year sentence for indecency with a child. A Fannin County jury spent less than two hours returning the verdict for 76 year old William Albert Schatte, who pleaded guilty to all four counts more than a year ago, according to The Paris News.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce will kick off the fall 2010 semester with two weeks of Lions Roar, which gives students the opportunity to participate in multiple events and mingle with other students across campus beginning Monday.
"Lions Roar is two full weeks of great events, giveaways, free food, and valuable time to get to know fellow students, faculty and staff members," said Lisa Martinez, A&M-Commerce assistant director of marketing and new media.