Commerce – Dr. Sandy R. Weeks is now serving as the interim associate provost and associate vice president of academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
She takes over for Dr. Randy McBroom, who retired after 27 years with the University. His final day was Saturday.
Dr. Weeks has been employed at A&M-Commerce since 1969 and has held several academic positions, most recently associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services, which she's served at since 2007.
Paris – An Agriculture Innovation and Entrepreneurs Forum is planned Wednesday in Paris to identify future job opportunities and enterprise in the agriculture sector.
The public is invited to attend. The forum will include regional representatives of the agricultural community including finance, academia, retail, manufacturing and production. There will also be time for those in attendance to ask the panel questions.
Greenville – Major construction at Greenville's busiest intersection is pushed back to Tuesday, after Monday's heavy rains and thunderstorms.
The demolition of the Wesley St./State Highway 34 overpass across Interstate 30 will force lane closures through the rest of the work week, although the construction is expected to be performed overnight.
On Tuesday and Thursday evening, traffic will be detoured onto the service road as Westbound I-30 will be closed, as is the case for Eastbound I-30 on Wednesday and Friday.
Hopkins County – Preliminary autopsy results have led Hopkins County authorities to charge 44-year-old Brian Allen Tucker with capital murder.
Tucker is alleged to have strangled to death 62-year-old Bobby Riley, a resident of the Mahoney Community. Riley was found dead on Friday, and officers determined that the cause of death was suspicious and an autopsy was ordered.
Bonham – Production of a new manufacturing company is underway in Bonham which could lead to as many as 30 jobs.
Dynamo Paintball Company, one of only five paintball manufacturers in North America, will operate out of a vacant building that formerly housed Bonham Manufacturing Co. An open house was held over the weekend.
– Another team of firefighters from Northeast Texas have been deployed to battle the blazes in West Texas.
Brush Truck 2, staffed by Commerce fighters Josh Cato and Joe Martello, departed Friday. Firefighters and equipment from Greenville, Plano and Wylie also make up Strike Team 202, which arrived in Comstock on the Texas-Mexico border Saturday.
The deployment will be for nine days unless conditions improve allowing for an early return. They've been assigned to the Deaton Cole Group, P division.
– Northeast Texans can vote at your local city administration office. Contested races for school board and city council seats have emerged in some of the area's biggest cities, including Greenville, Sulphur Springs, Bonham and Commerce.