Campbell man killed and Commerce man charged with intoxication manslaughter; Fire at VFW post in Sulphur Springs; Paris Marine killed in Middle East; Wolfe City petitions for alcohol sales could get approved Monday to go on Nov. ballot; No fatalities from two swine flu reports in Hunt County; Wood County woman arrested for assault of public servant.
Wolfe City – Two petitions for alcohol sales have been submitted by Wolfe City residents, and Hunt County Commissioners will decide Monday whether to place the items on the November 3 ballot.
The petitions are for the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only, and for the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders. 128 and 121 signatures were received for each petition, respectively. 119 were required for each.
Hunt County – As of Monday morning, little information had been made public regarding Hunt County's first two cases of swine flu/H1N1.
The Hunt County Health Department reported the information on its website last Thursday, but did not provide any additional details. Health Department Lab Director Joe Lilly was unavailable for comment last week.
KETR has since learned there have not been any fatalities from the two outbreaks.
Greenville – As part of the City of Greenville Water Utility Public Education Program, the Boy Scouts of America are partnering with the City to place "NO DUMPING" markers on storm drains.
On Saturday, August 8, beginning at 8 a.m., teams of boy scouts and volunteers will be working in the neighborhoods off of Old Mill Road, Nashville, Mullaney, Patti J and Roy Warren Parkway placing these permanent markers on storm drains. This ongoing project will take place over the next several months.
– The Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS) is awarded thousands in grant money to help save its customers money.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced this week GEUS will receive $250,000 through the Weatherization Assistance Program. They had originally sought $545,000. The funds will go toward making homes of low income residents more energy efficient.