Wills Point – Citizens of Wills Point are invited Thursday evening to a town hall meeting and provide input toward the city's comprehensive master plan.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the chamber building Community Center.
There will be a presentation by University of Texas at Dallas Professor Cliff Bowden. Bowden is seeking input on what the citizens expect and desire from the city, and plans to survey those in attendance.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs' citizens will pay a surcharge of 21 cents per month over the next year, following approval of an agreement with Oncor Electric Delivery Tuesday.
The agreement gives Oncor the go-ahead to move power lines along Connelly Street below ground, a move to improve the aesthetic quality of the area. The same procedure took place last year for Main Street, but at a higher cost.
Commerce – It is still unclear what the tax rate will be for the City of Commerce, but what is clear is the new rate will not require either a public hearing or voter approval.
That's because the rate is not expected to exceed either the effective rate of $.770055 per $100 valuation or the roll-back rate of $.819845 per $100 valuation. Exceeding the effective rate requires two public hearings, while exceeding the roll-back rate requires voter approval.
Commerce City Council moving forward with street program; Commerce ISD making several safety improvements prior to fall semester; Area woman pleads guilty to Greenville theft; Quinlan man sought in local burglary; Local group wants two-way traffic in Downtown Greenville; Delta County awarded housing grant.
Quinlan – Authorities are seeking the whereabouts of a Quinlan man following a recent burglary.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of William Mark England, one of two suspects believed involved. The other individual was reportedly arrested after sheriff's officials received word of the crime a few days ago.
Greenville – An urban renewal group wants two-way transportation in Downtown Greenville.
During a meeting Tuesday, the Citizens Urban Renewal Effort (C.U.R.E.) asked those in attendance to sign a petition asking for Lee and Washington Streets to be converted from their present one-way operation. C.U.R.E. is also planning to conduct a walking tour later this month of the area in the hopes of encouraging participation from more of the residents in the vicinity.
Greenville – A woman has pleaded guilty for stealing from a Greenville psychologist.
33-year-old Kristy Diane Childers Foster has been placed on probation and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution.
Under a plea bargain arrangement, Foster was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation, fined $500, and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service. She is also to write a letter of apology to Dr. David B. Bell, a clinical psychologist in Greenville.