Greenville – Veterans from all over the United States are expected in Greenville this weekend for Audie Murphy Days.
The annual celebration at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum is Friday and Saturday, and will feature guest speakers, musical entertainment, Hollywood memorabilia and living history military demonstrations.
Speakers for the two days are Chris Adams, a retired U.S. Air Force General and Don Jefferies, Greenville ISD superintendent whose father served in WWII.
Franklin County – Northeast Texas residents will still have the opportunity to experience fireworks July 2nd at Lake Cypress, despite a recent ban on outdoor burning and sale of fireworks in Franklin County.
County Judge Paul Lovier this week enacted the ban, plus the private sale of fireworks through the July 4 holiday. But Lovier says next Saturday's event will still go on because the show will be staged by professionals with fire department supervision.
Bonham – The Bonham ISD continues its relentless push to improve facilities at their district.
The School Board on Monday authorized Superintendent Sonny Cruse to continue to schedule meetings so the public can provide input on the issue. Cruse says the board does see the possibility of calling for another bond election in the near future.
Commerce – Sidewalk replacement is nearly underway across from Commerce City Hall along Alamo St., where crews plan to remove the existing retaining wall and construct a new concrete wall.
A two-level handicap ramp will also be installed, as well as new light fixtures. Work will also be done on the north side of the sidewalk that faces Main St, with the south side to be completed by October.
Franklin County – Franklin County is the latest Northeast Texas entity to issue a ban on outdoor burning amidst severe drought conditions.
The ban will be in effect for seven days, which will include a ban on the sale fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday.
State law dictates that the county can ban the discharge and sale of fireworks for 60 hours, so Judge Paul Lovier said the county is sending a letter to Gov. Perry requesting to extend the ban until 7 a.m. July 5th.