Hunt County – A death penalty is being sought in a Hunt County capitol murder case. During a hearing Tuesday, Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. informed the court his office was seeking the death penalty against Jerry Lynn Phelps, should he be convicted of capital murder.
Commerce – For the third time in the past three weeks, another major celebration is in store on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce with the grand opening of the Alumni Center.
Staff moved into the new facility last October, which encompasses 6,500 sq. feet, and is four times the size of the old Alumni facility. The more than $1 million building was made possible through donations from A&M-Commerce alumni.
Commerce Police release names of suspects arrested Sunday following high speed chase; Commerce PD announce Officer of the Year; A Commerce woman has pleaded not guilty to child abandonment; The death penalty is being sought in a Hunt County capitol murder case; Royse City man refuses plea bargain arraingment in connection to officer shooting last year.
Commerce PD arrest two in Ladonia area aggravated assault and robbery; CISD Board Member Aikin will not seek sixth term on board; Recent drug bust along I-30 nets over 50 lbs of marijuana; Greenville could soon get new hotel; Weather spotters meeting Thursday in Greenville.
Commerce – Commerce ISD Board of Trustee Debbie Aikin announced Monday she will not be running for a sixth term in May.
In a prepared statement Aikin said she's grateful to the people of Commerce for the opportunity they gave her to serve the children and taxpayers for the past fifteen years. Aikin extended a special thanks to the teachers and her colleagues on the board, past and present.
Since her election in 1994, Aikin has served as president and secretary of the board and helped pass two bond issues.
Greenville, Royse City – Another traffic stop along Interstate 30 has netted over 50 pounds of marijuana in a recent bust by Greenville and Royse City Police.
The bust occurred near the 80 mile marker along Interstate 30 at approximately 1:54 a.m. Sunday. Officer Robert Pemberton with the Greenville Police Department was contacted by Royse City PD to assist with a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle, Tonia Steward, a 26-year old white female, had been stopped for a traffic violation and refused consent to search.