– State Senator for District 2 Robert F. Deuell has been recognized for a perfect attendance record during the 81st Texas Legislative session.
According to a report issued by the Secretary of the Senate, Senator Deuell, of Greenville, was present for 100 percent of the roll calls taken for attendance. He missed only two record votes and maintained a 99.9 percent voting record of the 4,778 record votes taken.
– Sales were down in May for most of the region, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Texas Comptroller's office.
The July sales tax rebate payments represent a city's portion of sales taxes collected at businesses in May and reported to the Comptroller's office in June.
The City of Commerce will receive a July sales tax payment of $86,837, representing an increase of 1.95 percent from July, 2008. Royse City was one of just a few other cities to show an increase as well, at 1.78 percent.
Hunt County – Charges in an area police department break-in have been dropped.
Trial was scheduled to begin Monday for 26-year-old Stephen Robert Chaney, of Quinlan. However, the office of Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker was granted a dismissal of the charge Thursday, based on most of the enhancement charges in the indictment having previously been cancelled.
Ladonia – The City of Ladonia kicks off its 44th annual Rodeo and Frontier Days Celebration today, with events running through Saturday.
Beginning Thursday at 8:30 p.m. it's the first night of the Ladonia Rodeo, to be held at Eastman Arena, featuring eight traditional rodeo events. On Friday night the featured event is Mini Bull Riding for riders ages 14 and under and weighing 115 pounds or less.
Paris – Reports of suspicious activity and assault result in the arrest of a number of individuals in Paris Wednesday.
21-year-old Albert Baker and 17-year-old Miguel Scales, both of Paris, were questioned following a call in the 2500 block of East Cherry. The two were taken into custody after officers found them both in possession of stolen property from previous vehicle break-ins.
Severe storms cause 2,500 customers to lose power Wednesday; Recap of Commerce and Sulphur Springs City Council meetings; Lamar County woman's trial to begin Monday; Sulphur Springs man arrested for indecency with a child; NE Texas Children's Museum to offer free exhibit Thursday; Ladonia Rodeo and Frontier Days celebration begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Commerce – The Children's Museum in Commerce has a new feature to showcase beginning tonight.
The public is invited to the opening ceremonies for the model railroad exhibit at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum, scheduled between 6 and 8 p.m. The museum is located in the Watson Center building of Texas A & M University-Commerce near the intersection of Highway 50 and Culver Street.
Hunt County, Delta County – Officials are now ready to proceed in the case of a Lamar County woman.
Trial will begin Monday for 44-year-old Vicki Dawn Szalay, of Sumner. Szalay was arrested in July, 2008 following a high speed chase through Delta and Hunt County. She's pleaded not guilty to charges of evading arrest and child endangerment for having two children in the back seat of the vehicle she was driving at the time.