Hunt County – Hunt County officials are investigating a structure fire that originally occurred and was put out Sunday afternoon, then destroyed early Monday morning.
"The Fire that Commerce FD called me out on is currently being investigation. [Then] approximately 3 o'clock this morning I was called back out to the same house, the same scene, and the house is totally destroyed now," said Hunt County Fire Marshall Richard Hill.
The fire could have rekindled, or a second fire was started, according to Hill.
Commerce – Northeast Texas writers will gather in Commerce on Saturday, June 12 for the free "Show, Don't Tell" workshop that marks the first anniversary of the Silver Leos Writing Club. Participants will be showing, instead of telling the readers what transpires in creative fiction and nonfiction.
Austin – Jack Colley, head of the DPS Texas Division of Emergency Management, died Sunday at the age of 62.
A DPS statement Monday announced Colley had been in the hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier this month.
During his 12-plus years with the DPS, Colley was involved in the response and recovery to many of Texas' largest incidents, disasters and emergencies, including the Space Shuttle Columbia crash (2003), Hurricane Rita (2005) and Hurricane Ike (2008).
Greenville – The search is underway for a new Greenville Police Chief. The search is going to be done in-house, with the process of determining a finalist beginning this week.
Greenville City Manager Steven Alexander had intended to begin the formal panel presentations and interviews of the four candidates Monday. If they are not done Monday, the four applicants will at least be undergoing a test as part of the process.
Greenville – As the warm weather season continues to encroach upon the region, residents are looking to make the most of the situation by vacationing.
Area cities are hard at work to showcase their attractions, hoping to increase visitor numbers and boost revenue. And in Greenville and Commerce, talks are underway to leverage the attractions of both cities to bring in more visitors.