Wolfe City – A Wolfe City resident is killed Tuesday night following a one vehicle accident on FM 512 about five miles south of the city.
27-year-old Colin Owens was said to have rolled his pickup at around 9:30 p.m. According to Wolfe City Police, he was stable upon emergency arrival, but later died after being transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
No word on what caused the accident. The Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident.
Pretrial hearing Wednesday in Hunt County murder case; Commerce Council takes no action on support of county waste collection center; Council tables curfew ordinance again; Burning tires to blame for highly visible fire in Hunt County Tuesday; Greenville Police arrest three in burglary; Fire in Cumby injures firefighter, heavily damages home; Kaufman County Sheriff's office offers reward in June hit-and-run.
Union Valley – Burning tires are to blame for a highly visible fire Tuesday in Hunt County. The Tuesday morning fire destroyed a structure near Union Valley, and created pillars of black smoke which could be seen for miles.
Hunt County Fire Marshal Richard Hill said the fire occurred at a location on County Road 2546 on the Anderton Grass Farm. The fire occurred inside a metal building with a wood frame structure, which housed a number of tires. The smoldering tires caused huge plumes of smoke to rise from the scene.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday again tabled an item to amend the city's curfew ordinance for minors.
At issue was the lack of proper language in the ordinance that would exclude home schooled students from the curfew. Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper had expressed to the city he agreed with all terms of the ordinance except putting restrictions on home school students.
Council will revisit the item at its September 15 meeting.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday took no action on a resolution supporting a sustainable hazardous waste collection center in Hunt County.
The center would be equipped to accept disposal of paint, fertilizer, antifreeze, pesticides, and every day cleaners and chemicals. It would be the first county-wide consortium in the North Central Texas Council of Governments.