Dallas – Fresh off a 33-10 win in the season opener, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions can now turn their attention to the 2010 Harvey Martin Classic against the Angelo State Rams on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Greenville – The Hunt County Sheriff's office is continuing its battle against drugs, notably methamphetamine, with chemical dependency courses targeting inmates who are drug users.
In partnership with Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, student affairs coordinator and assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce, officials hope to further educate themselves and others about meth and its association with Hunt County.
Greenville – Local firefighters will be the beneficiaries of an event this weekend.
The third annual Jane H. Taylor Run for the Red benefit is scheduled for Saturday at the Hunt County Fairgrounds in Greenville.
Organizer Jay Adkins says Taylor, his mother-in-law, passed away shortly before the first event. Adkins says Taylor was an avid supporter of the County's volunteer fire departments and one of the first leaders of the Hunt County Firefighter Association.
Greenville – About a year of work remains for construction to continue along Interstate 30 in Greenville.
According to TxDot, work is almost finished on one local overpass with the replacement of another overpass across the interstate scheduled to hit high gear early 2011.
Area Engineer Craig Miser says the next big step in the process will be the final opening later this month on both sides of the highway at the Monty Stratton Overpass and the road that runs underneath.
Fannin County – A Saturday shooting in Fannin County leaves one resident dead, and another charged in the alleged murder.
The shooting happened in the 3400 block of County Road 2250. The body of Michael Davis, of Telephone, was found by authorities upon arrival on scene. Ivanhoe resident Russell Lyles is now facing murder charges.
Deputies say the two men knew each other, but they aren't releasing any other details, as the investigation is on-going.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty, staff and students aren't just making a difference in the classroom, they're also impacting lives in the community by donating blood. Carter Bloodcare recently honored A&M-Commerce for having the "Highest Number of Donors Among Colleges and Universities" within the 36 country region for 2009.
Commerce – The proposed budget for the City of Commerce includes a 6 cent tax increase; from .76 to .82 cents per $100 valuation and a $700 raise per employee.
During a recent budget workshop, a majority of council gave consent to not conduct a search for a new city manager this fiscal year. The proposed budget does not include any additional funding for streets.
On Tuesday, council will meet in executive session for a "discussion regarding salary adjustments for the Interim City Manager and Accounting Supervisor".