Commerce – The City of Commerce has been selected to become a member of the Hunt County EMS Advisory Board.
In a recent meeting with EMSAB members, Commerce Fire Chief Brian McNevin informed members of a recent decision to declare the Commerce Fire Department the primary First Responder Organization in the City. Also discussed were the procedures to allow the Commerce Fire Department to become an active voting member of the Board, and the chain of command on medical incidents.
Commerce educators to be honored at 1st annual Rheba Martin Icenhower awards ceremony Saturday; Commerce City Council approves 24-year energy savings contract with CAPP; Charges dropped in 2005 Commerce robbery case; Greenville to hold Christmas parade Friday; Farmersville man killed killed after being pinned underneath tractor; Sulphur Springs Christmas parade Saturday; Start of trial in Rains County murder case postposed one month.
Commerce – The City of Commerce has entered into a contract with the Cities Aggregation Power Project (CAPP), which is projected to provide annual energy savings to the City in the thousands.
The City will now secure even more predictability and cost savings through a long-term contract of 24 years, with 60% of those costs given at a fixed rate. Conservative estimates by CAPP consultants indicate a savings of more than $27,000 in 2009 for Commerce.
Commerce – Stars lose to Edmonton; the Giants are looking into Antonio Pierce's involvement with Plaxico Burress' shooting; A&M-Commerce guard has been named the LSC Player fo the week; uncertainty surrounds Mike Leach at Texas Tech; and the Dallas Cowboys had a light practice yesterday as they prep for a brutal December schedule.
Rains County – A hearing is set for today in connection with a Rains County triple homicide. Erin Caffey and Bobby Gale Johnson are to appear for a pretrial hearing today, with the start of Caffey's trial scheduled for Jan 5. No trial date has been announced for Johnson.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council has authorized the submission of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant that, if awarded, would bring in $75,000.
Money would go toward the purchase of new playground equipment, bordering, surfacing material, and other amenities. The City Council Tuesday also agreed to fund a new restroom at City Park to meet American's with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. The money for the restroom will come from the City's reserve fund.
Commerce – A recent report from Standard and Poor's shows a rise in the financial stability rating for the City of Commerce.
The ratings are based on a city's relatively low property taxes; stable, if not growing, sales tax revenues; coupled with at least adequate financial policies. The study also takes into account the balance between a city's location, size and economic opportunity.