Van – District 2 Representative Dan Flynn, of Van, has been named Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Standing Committees.
Flynn, who represents Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt Counties, will be responsible for identifying emerging state and federal issue and coordinating outreach to legislators and planning for the national forums.
Tyler – Investigators say a 2-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition yesterday after apparently shooting himself in the head just east of Tyler.
The boy was being cared for at his grandparent's east Texas roadhouse. Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says the child's grandmother, Chonda McClean, was caring for the child at her home when the bartender called to say he had to leave work.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD will be presented with the Award for Energy Stewardship during its Monday meeting. Since signing a contract with Energy Education nearly a year ago, the district has saved over $100,000 in energy costs. Conservation programs through the company have saved more than $2 billion for educational and ministerial organizations since 1986.