Commerce, TX – The unveiling of Ballerina, a surrealistic natural bois d'arc sculpture by Jerry Lytle of Commerce will open a two-week exhibit at the Cooper Review office on the east side of the Cooper square and the affiliation of Delta County with the Bois d'Arc Kingdom, a new domain of civic pride and tourism promotion. The exhibit will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Commerce, TX – Book signings by regional authors will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, followed by a free writers conference on "Developing Good Character Traits," events sponsored by the Silver Leos Writers Guild of Commerce. Guild president Vivian Freeman announced today that only a few reservations remain for the conference to be held from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.
– The Memorial Day Weekend saw a great show of support locally for those who've lost their lives serving our country.
On Sunday, an American soldier last seen nearly 60 years ago was laid to rest with full military honors in Paris. Private First Class Floyd Thurman Coker was met just days earlier by an honor guard after a plane escorted him home.
Coker died of pneumonia and starvation in a North Korean prisoner of war camp in 1951. It was not clear when or how Coker's remains were eventually identified.
Sulphur Springs – The February stabbing death of a Sulphur Springs' man has led to the formal indictment of another local resident. The charge against 50-year-old Roy Dean Duffey was handed down late last week.
Duffey is alleged to have stabbed to death David Harrison Cooper in the 400 block of Lamar Street. Police had stated the two men had been involved in an ongoing feud that escalated.
Greenville – The investigation continues into last summer's murder of Royse City resident Heather LeAnn Pope.
Still no arrests have been made and no suspects identified in the case, which is being reviewed by the Hunt County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Randy Meeks says evidence has also been submitted to a forensics anthropology lab in Denton and the Sheriff's Association of Texas Cold Case Review Team.
Commerce, TX – Memorial Day falls on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the interpretation of its actual date, and I'm never more at odds with myself than now. Having just finished a Bachelors at Texas A&M University-Commerce, having spent so many years (nine now, both active and now as a reservist) in the Navy, and now in my swan song before leaving for Afghanistan soon, I'm as burdened as ever with the throes of lengthy apathy of war and my obligatory service to assist in it.
Greenville – The City of Greenville and L-3 are cooperating on at least some projects, even as they remain locked in a legal dispute over the status of Major's Field Municipal Airport.
The two sides have been discussing adding new buildings or to renovate and expand existing structures at the airport. Projects already approved this month and last October was valued at more than $10 million.
Greenville – Two local men have been indicted for murder in connection to a February shooting death.
The Hunt County Grand Jury Friday handed down the charges against Tyron Learone McCurdy and Bernard dale Kelly Jr., both of Greenville. An unidentified juvenile was also named in the indictment, which stems from the shooting death of 22-year-old Treybbian Leekey Nelson, also of Greenville.