Hopkins County – A local agency which oversees shortline rail operations will receive its own website pending an agreement with Texas A&M University-Commerce.
The board of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) is scheduled to discuss and possibly take action on the expenditures for the project during a meeting Wednesday in Hopkins County.
Commerce – The fear of knives in the classroom has officials with the Commerce ISD exploring options to better protect its students.
The CISD Board of Trustees Monday gave approval to move forward with looking at the costs of metal detectors. The district will be borrowing the Commerce Police Department's detectors and test them throughout its campuses over the next few weeks, as well.
The CISD could then soon purchase the devices for random use at district events and throughout its schools.
Greenville – No action has still been taken regarding a new hotel in Greenville. The Planning and Zoning Commission didn't get a chance Monday to review a request for a final plat for the proposed new La Quinta Inn and Suites.
The Commission was scheduled to consider denying the plat for the project because the developers reportedly never submitted the required changes to the preliminary plat for the site. However, the item was pulled from the agenda and will be readdressed in the near future.
Greenville – Greenville's Electric Utility System will come under the scrutiny of the Greenville Charter Review Committee tonight. The committee appears to be close to completing its initial review of the city charter, looking at the final articles in the document in tonight's session. The committee will look at franchises and public utilities, the GEUS board, and general provisions. The committee meets tonight at 6pm in the Greenville Municipal Building.