Tom Bean – The softball jersey of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student killed following a motorcycle wreck last April is retired.
Malorie Elise Bullock graduated from Tom Bean High School, which was the site of a community gathering yesterday where officials retired her No. 7 catcher's jersey.
Malorie's father, Rick, tells KXII-TV, "It's an honor that they'd do that for her and, like I said, it was something else that's a God send to make us feel better and make us feel proud of her and to remember Malorie."
Van – A bill filed by State Representative Dan Flynn will address what he calls a lack of knowledge among students concerning American History.
House Bill 2362 would retain the historical importance of U.S. Constitution. Flynn (R-Van) cites a troubling decline in the fundamental principles that guided our founding fathers in their formation of our current form of government. The bill would require that all 12th graders take a class for one semester on the US Constitution studying its creation, foundations and amendments.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council could still decide to add an item concerning the removal of its City Attorney to the May 14 ballot.
During the "Citizens to be Heard" portion of the council's Tuesday, a request was made by Jerry Ransom for the City Council to give further consideration to the petition that calls for the cancellation of the contract between the law firm of Scott, Money and Ray, P.L.L.C. and the City of Greenville.
Winnsboro – New evidence in the death of an elderly Winnsboro man backs previous suspicions of foul play.
Wood County investigators say preliminary autopsy results show that 82-year-old Don Randoll Askew died of multiple stab wounds to the chest. His body was found February 25, but his daughters say they believe he may have been killed the day before.
Commerce – Information is sought into a sexual assault that reportedly occurred on the A&M-Commerce campus last week.
A female student reported the crime to University officials on Monday, indicating she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male at around 10:30 p.m. on March 1. The assault allegedly occurred at the West Halls on campus.
According to the police report, the assailant is a six foot tall male, and was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attack.
Commerce – A free workshop for starting and operating a small business comes to Commerce this week.
Live the Dream! is sponsored by Small Business Development at Paris Junior College. According to Director Pat Bell, the seminar will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Commerce Chamber of Commerce downtown.