Commerce – Services are set for Wednesday for Dr. Jesse Jefferson Hawthorne, Professor Emeritus of Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies, who died Saturday. Dr. Hawthorne taught for more than 30 years at East Texas State University, earning multiple awards and honors.
Temple – A Hunt County man is among the wounded from last week's shootings at Fort Hood. 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler Jr., of Lone Oak, had served two tours in Iraq with the 1st Calvary Division and was preparing for a third when he was shot at the Process Center on the base.
Zeigler was listed in stable condition as of Monday at the Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Greenville – A movement is underway to provide more publicity for a Greenville landmark.
For 70 years, Municipal Auditorium has been one of the premier sites in the city to enjoy concerts and entertainment events, but some community members think it might be used even more if it received additional publicity and marketing.
The City Council is scheduled Tuesday to discuss creating a new position within the city staff, that of an auditorium promoter.
Hopkins County – After several months under remedial order, The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has removed Hopkins County from the list.
County Sheriff Butch Adams and the other officials appeared before the Commission last Thursday in Austin.
A constant problem at the jail facility has been overcrowding, but as of late last week the figure was only 72. The jail is capable of holding up to 100 inmates. If that count is exceeded, they are housed in the Franklin, Titus or Rains County facilities.
Bonham – Two people were killed over the weekend following a plane crash Saturday morning just north of Bonham.
The experimental plane went down behind a home on HW 78 North shortly after take-off when the engine reportedly failed. The victims are identified as 59-year old Linda Wingo, of Leonard, and 57-year old William Pearson. The two died at the scene.
The accident is being investigated by the NTSB, the DPS and the Fannin County Sheriffs Office.
– Texas A&M University-Commerce will host the 18th annual Veterans Vigil on campus from Nov. 9-11, which is dedicated to a particular branch or section of the military each year who have served their country during times of military action.