Greenville – The GEUS Board, the Greenville Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the City Council each met Tuesday and voted separately. The agreements will help paved the way for the estimated $100 million facility.
Meetings will continue for the next few months to line up air permits and financing for the plant.
Construction of Lufkin-based Greenville Energy LLC could employ up to 200 workers. It would take approximately 15 months to build. Once complete, the facility would employ approximately 56 workers.
Commerce – Grayson County College (GCC) students can seamlessly transfer their Associate of Arts in Teaching credits into the Texas A&M University-Commerce Bachelor of Arts or Science Teacher Certification Program thanks to the signing of an articulation agreement on Tuesday at Grayson County College in Denison.
Commerce – Commerce Police have arrested two individuals for possession of drugs following a traffic stop along Hwy 24/50.
The Friday stop was initiated after 30-year-old Rowdy Dee Duvall was observed speeding. Duvall showed to have outstanding traffic warrants for his arrest out the Hunt County and Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.
After initial contact with the driver, a smell of marijuana was detected and later recovered.
Commerce – The Texas legislature stands to hear arguments this legislative session for a change in the current public school finance system.
More and more citizens continue to come forward, expressing their concern.
On Monday, Commerce resident Karen Maxwell addressed the school board, urging administrators and citizens to start a petition to inform our state senators and representatives of the need to revamp the system.