Commerce City Council gives no vote on proposed smoking ban ordinance on Hunt Regional Community Hospital campus; Probation revoked and prison time given for Commerce woman after illegal use of credit cards; Forcing her child to fight lands local woman on probation; Reward being offered for information on recent Greenville robbery; Greenville Police investigating reported armed robbery in city Tuesday.
Commerce – Britney Jordan leads the Lions to another win over Texas Women's; the Mavericks suffer their most lopsided loss of the season; Mike Rebeiro scores his first career hat trick while lifting the STars over the Florida Panthers; and Lance Armstrong avoids a crash and is 39th overall after three stages in the Tour Down Under.
Greenville – Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding a recent aggravated robbery in Greenville.
The crime occurred around 6:00 p.m. on December 31 in the 1500 block of King St. Two black males are said to have approached a person, one of which pointed a gun at the victim demanding money. The other suspect hit the victim several times with a stick. After obtaining the victim's wallet, the suspect shot at the person twice but missed. Both men then fled on foot.
Commerce – In an unexpected move, the Commerce City Council failed to obtain a second motion toward the approval of a proposed smoking ban on the campus of the Hunt Regional Community Hospital.
The Council Tuesday night was presented with the first reading of an ordinance that prohibits tobacco products on property owned by the Hunt Memorial Hospital District. When a first motion put forth by Councilman Bob Monday was not met with a second, the action item failed to go before a vote.
Sulphur Springs PD release crime statistics for 2008; California man facing human trafficking charges in Hunt County now facing more problems; TxDot to hold meeting Wednesday night regarding projects along Highway 11 between Commerce and Sulphur Springs; Paris Junior College offering GED exam next week.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Police Department has released its crime statistics for the 2008 calendar year.
Figures show a 13 percent increase in offenses when compared to 2007. There were 251 "Part One" crimes reported last year. "Part One" crimes include homicides, forcible rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts and automobile thefts.