Greenville – Yet another area traffic stop has uncovered several pounds of marijuana, and leads to the arrest of one person.
The incident occurred early Friday morning, when Officer Adam Phillips with the Greenville Police Department stopped a truck near the 97 mile marker on eastbound Interstate 30 for failure to indicate an intention to change lanes.
Greenville – The City of Greenville could be losing one of its most popular restaurants. Manager Tracy Hooker said the Royal Drive-In restaurant on Wesley Street is scheduled to be closed later this year, and will be replaced with a Dairy Queen.
Greenville – A new hotel is getting closer to reality in Greenville. The City Council intends Tuesday to conduct a public hearing and take a final vote on whether to approve zoning for a new La Quinta Inn hotel along Interstate 30.
The Planning and Zoning Commission gave its conditional approval last month for a preliminary plat, or site layout, for the hotel.
Commerce – Today is the final day to file for local city council and school board elections on May 9. Filing ends at 5 p.m.
For the City of Commerce, Tommy Hall and incumbent Tony Henry are the only individuals to have filed for Place 1. Henry filed on Friday. For Place 3, David Hitt is the only one to have filed so far. According to Assistant City Secretary Becky Patillo, incumbent Richard Hill has picked up an application packet, but has not yet filled it out.
Filing takes place at Commerce City Hall at 1119 Alamo Street.
Commerce – Mavs hit the road; College hoops reach tourney time; the Stars lost against Montreal; Rangers beat the Cubs; NCAA provisional marks for three Texas A&M-Commerce track and field performers; Lion Women's Basketball lost to UCA in LSC tourney, Jordan named to All-Tournament Team; Greenville Lions are first place in District 20-4A; A-Rod is out for 6-9 weeks
Commerce – Mavs get beat on the road; Stars pick up a loss; Rangers win over Padres; College game rundown; Texas girls state high school tourney underway; A&M-C men finish season 17-11 with a 50-48 loss to A&M-Kingsville; A&M-C women play tonight.
Hunt County – Publicity will be limited in another Hunt County capitol murder case. A gag order has been issued in the case of Jerry Lynn Phelps, charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Charlene Hoover Jones last October.
A judge also Thursday agreed to seal the file until such time as the prosecution in the case has ended.
Jones died after being shot multiple times as she worked at the Jackpot Game Room between Quinlan and West Tawakoni.
Hunt County – Testimony continues today in the murder trial of Brandon Dale Woodruff.
Hunt County Sheriff's Investigator Tommy Grandfield was one of the first on the scene where the bodies of Dennis and Norma Woodruff were found inside their Royse City home in Oct., 2005.
Grandfield testified Thursday, during the first day of testimony, that the Woodruffs were discovered sitting next to one another on a couch in their living, next to a television which was still on. He indicated there was a lot of blood around the bodies.
Commerce – Only a couple days remain to file for local city council or school board elections scheduled for May 9. The deadline to file is Monday at 5 p.m.
For the Commerce School Board, Place 6 and 7 are up for voter approval. The latest report has Randy Starks against Emma Martin for Place 6, which is currently held by Debbie Aikin. Aikin has indicated she will not be seeking another term.
For Place 7, Hector Arce will oppose incumbent Medley Wilson.