Paris – A benefit for Dalton Young, the Lamar County boy who was shot in the head this fall, is set for Sunday in Paris.
The ten-year-old Young was reportedly shot by his mother, Salida, at their home in Powderly on Oct. 25. Salida is also believed to have shot and killed Kayla Roberts, before turning the gun on herself, committing suicide.
Dalton has since undergone several surgeries to repair his skull and was last said to be recovering nicely.
Tyler – As expected, the two men charged in a string of East Texas church fires have pleaded guilty.
Jason Borque and Daniel Mccallister admitted to setting the fires between mid-January and February that burned five Smith County churches. They also pleaded guilty to trying to set fires in several other churches.
The arsons began on New Year's Day with a fire in Athens and eventually stretched across hundreds of square miles in Smith, Van Zandt and Henderson counties.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD Board is to conduct a public hearing on the 2009-2010 Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) when it meets in regular session Thursday evening.
The study, conducted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), pulls together a wide range of information on the performance of students each year including TAKS results, attendance and dropout rates and college readiness indicators.