Commerce – Time draws near for the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum. Nell Venable is excited for the big night to arrive.
"Everyone is so excited about this year's Daddy Daughter Dance," stated Nell Venable. "So many people have offered to volunteer that evening or even to just help us decorate. We want this to be a special evening for each young lady."
Sulphur Springs – Production is now underway at the new Cell-O-Core plant in Sulphur Springs.
Crews broke ground on the 30,000 sq. foot plastics manufacturing plant last September, and have since hired over 20 workers through the local workforce. The plant will operate 24 hours a day, in three shifts, and drinking straws are coming off the assembly line at a rate of about 100,000 an hour.
Cell-O-Core was established in 1945, and is headquartered in Ohio.
Greenville – Officials with the Greenville Electric Utility System are warning residents of a scam involving persons attempting to sell electricity. A notice Tuesday indicated recent reports of individuals approaching consumers at their homes.
– Oncor electric delivery, who serves 7 million customers in Texas, has begun electrical outages across the State in response to high demand following Tuesday's ice storm.
The structured outages, which are not considered blackouts, began around 6 a.m. today, at 15-minute intervals. The Dallas-based utility is complying with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the electric grid and manages the deregulated market for 75 percent of Texas.
Hopkins County – Icy roads are believed to have been a factor in a fatality wreck involving a Winnsboro woman Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities say 22-yaer-old Stephanie Greinert was traveling along Highway 11 west of Como when she ran off the road and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene, near the FM 1567 intersection.
While the direct cause of Greinert's accident was not immediately certain, authorities are urging extreme caution when traveling on potentially icy roads.
– Road and electrical crews throughout the region have activated emergency weather procedures amid Tuesday's projected icy conditions.
Texas Department of Transportation personnel are pre-treating major roadways along with bridges and overpasses by distributing anti-icing materials. TxDOT supervisors will continually monitor the weather and road conditions.