Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce percussion students will perform Thursday at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, Ind., an honor they received after winning the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition earlier this year.
Commerce – The Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority (SURRMA) will look to the state legislature this upcoming session for highway funding.
During its latest meeting, held Tuesday in Commerce, the SURRMA board voted to move forward on submitting a funding package to lawmakers by the first of the session.
The board's first two projects are to obtain funding for the widening of a 17 mile stretch of Hwy 69 in south Hunt County, and the widening of about a ten mile stretch of Hwy 24 between Commerce and Cooper.
Greenville – County Judge John Horn will serve as the master of ceremonies during the first of several ceremonies scheduled across the area this week.
The event begins at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Hunt County Courthouse. The schedule also includes the posting of the flag by the Hunt County Veteran's Honor Guard and patriotic music from the Greenville High School Band.
State Representative Dan Flynn will serve as the guest speaker.
Sherman – Grayson County Commissioners have accepted a $270,000 federal grant to maintain and enhance emergency services.
The Homeland Security Grant Program through the Texas Department of Public Safety will benefit first responders and other emergency management agencies in the county. Communications upgrades, including maintaining Grayson County's Code Red Emergency Notification System, will be items of focus.
Bryan, TX – A State Representative has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would put a statewide ban on the controversial product K-2.
Although a number of Texas cities have already restricted the sale of the product, including several locally, people may still be traveling to areas where it isn't banned to get it. That's why Bryan Republican Representative Fred Brown says he filed the legislation.
K-2, when smoked, is said to give a marijuana-like high.