Commerce – The Commerce City Council has passed its 2009-2010 fiscal year budget and tax rate as presented, one week after voting 3-2 against it.
The $9.7 million budget was passed by a 3-1 margin, with Bob Monday voting against. Councilman Tony Henry was not present. A tax rate of 76 cents per $100 valuation was also approved by the same 3-1 tally.
Greenville – There may be another case of swine flu in Hunt County. The family of a Caddo Mills high school student says she's been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu, although county health officials had not confirmed the case as of Tuesday morning.
Pam Andrews with the Hunt County Health Department says there has not been an increase in the number seasonal flu cases.
"What I said was we are getting a lot of positive A flu's, but no confirmed H1N1 as of the present month."
Greenville – Residents of a Greenville community will learn more about an area superfund site. A public meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center regarding the former ESCO manufacturing plant in the Ardis Heights area.
In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated it was hoping to obtain $15 million in stimulus funding for cleanup of the site.
Rockwall – Several injuries were reported after a bus carrying six members of the Rockwall Heath High School swim team crashed into a pond yesterday.
20 people were on board at the time. All students and their coach had to climb out the sinking bus through an emergency exit.
The bus driver was reportedly non-responsive when emergency crews arrived at the scene and had to be pulled off the bus. He was in serious condition at last report. The swim team members have been released from hospital.