– Tougher dropout rules in Texas have resulted in more than twice the number of school districts and campuses appealing their state ratings.
The Texas Education Agency says 180 appeals were filed this year, compared with 83 last year.
The Commerce ISD is currently appealing an academically unacceptable rating due to its dropout rate. The high rate is blamed on a clerical error where a student was inadvertently enrolled at two campuses due to coding issues.
Greenville – The Greenville Police Department will soon begin an aggressive warrant round-up for individuals with outstanding municipal court warrants.
An amnesty period will run Monday through September 12, during which those with outstanding warrants can pay their balances and avoid being arrested. Additionally, they will save money by avoiding the payment of a warrant fee and the cost of posting a bond.
Greenville – Three Greenville men have entered not guilty pleas to a total of 18 charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Ryan Thomas McConley, Demarkus Terral Nelson and Darius Terrell Starling each recently received six aggravated assault indictments in connection with the May incident. Tentative trial dates for all three men have been set for January.