Greenville – Public input from Greenville residents could be sought as early as this month to help determine the future of the former Esco site in the Ardis Heights area.
Hunt County Commissioners this week were informed by Assistant City Manager John Adel that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to present two options for the site: Keep the area zoned for industrial and commercial use or re-zone for residential use or park construction.
Commerce – Thanks to Texas A&M University-Commerce's partnership with Education is Freedom (EIF), LaQuisha Johnson, a recent graduate from David W. Carter High School in Dallas, will be attending A&M-Commerce this fall.
"I am so excited about the quality of students we are gaining everyday due to our commitment to excellence," said Rodney Baker, A&M-Commerce undergraduate admissions counselor. "We take pride in making each student our top priority."
Greenville – Hundreds gathered to pay their respects yesterday as the body of a local soldier was returned home.
Army Spc. Jerod Heath Osborne, of Royse City, was one of two killed this month in Afghanistan when his unit was hit with an improvised bomb.
He was received by a military honor guard at Majors Field Municipal Airport in Greenville, along with a motorcade of more than 100 vehicles including dozens of fire engines and police cruisers from Hunt and Rockwall counties.
– Motorists on Culver Street and Highway 24/50 in Commerce will be notified automatically of crossing pedestrians after Texas A&M University-Commerce installed pressure plates to the crosswalk lighting system around campus.
"By having automatic, as well as manual activation of the crosswalk lighting system, we now have a redundancy which affords better protection for all pedestrians using the crosswalk," said David McKenna, A&M-Commerce executive director of facilities and support services.