– A suspect remains at large after eluding officers yesterday following a lengthy chase that ended in Commerce.
Hopkins and Hunt County deputies, plus Cumby and Commerce police were involved in the pursuit, which originated along Hwy 19 south in Hopkins County.
According to Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews, the vehicle pursuit ended when the suspect bailed out of his vehicle near Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce along Bishop Street. The individuals then managed to escape on foot.
– Across the state this fall, 54 community colleges and public technical colleges will receive a total of $2.5 million from the comptroller to use for student scholarships.
The JET (Jobs and Education for Texans) Career and Technical Scholarship Fund provides tuition grants to award scholarships to students enrolled in approved training programs for several high demand occupations.
Greenville – Units with the Greenville Police Department and Greenville Fire-Rescue Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lee and Wesley Streets shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a white GMC Jimmy, travelling West bound on Lee Street, ran a red light at the intersection of Wesley Street and collided with a brown Chevy Tahoe travelling South on Wesley Street which caused the GMC to roll over.
Commerce – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking feedback on a long-range plan for the state during the second series of public meetings in August. TxDOT held the first series of meetings in May.
The agency's 25 districts will each host a meeting. TxDot's Paris District Office, which covers nine counties in the region, will hold its meeting from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.