commerce – Cole Hamels and Chase Utley led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the World Series last night. Hamels improved to 4-and-0 in the postseason, allowing two runs and five hits in seven innings. Utley put the Phillies ahead to stay with a two-run homer in the top of the first.
Commerce – The City of Commerce continues to make headway in its quest to improve the City's water system.
The City Council Tuesday approved a resolution engaging engineering, legal and financial consultants to assist the City in funding from the Texas Water Development Board. The loan, if approved, would provide funding in the amount of $2.74 million at 0% interest.
Campbell – A man suspected of killing his wife was back in district court Wednesday. James Ray Brown Jr., charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Avis Baker Brown, has now been appointed an attorney. Brown is being held at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on the count of murder. James Brown reportedly told investigators he had mistaken his wife for an intruder last Saturday, although the shooting allegedly occurred following a domestic disturbance.
Commerce Parks and Recreation Director to retire, Early voting continues with mobile voting station in Commerce Wednesday, Texas A&M University-Commerce Convocation to air on KETR at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Campbell murder suspect seeks appointment of attorney, Bond increased in Hunt County capitol murder case, Rowlett resident killed in Sunday crash, Executing carried out Tuesday for 1999 Cumber murder, Lamar County Crime Stoppers seek burglary suspect.
Commerce – The City of Commerce will be losing the services of its Parks and Recreation Director.
Long-time Commerce resident Bob Mills will be stepping down at the end of the year, retiring after serving at the post for the past five years. The announcement was made during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Rowlett – A South Texas woman is recovering from injuries following an area crash that killed one. Della Crystal Larocca, of Kyle, was listed in guarded condition with serious injuries at Parkland Hospital following a Sunday rollover accident on Interstate 30. Ryann Andrew Irwin, of Rowlett, died as the result of injuries received in the wreck. The DPS report indicated Irwin was driving eastbound on the interstate Sunday when the vehicle swerved into the center median and struck the concrete dividing barrier. The car then rolled several times.
Hunt County – Bond has been increased in connection to a Hunt County capitol murder case. Jerry Lynn Phelps, of Wills Point, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail and has also been charged with one count of aggravated robbery involving the death of Charlene Hoover Jones. Bond had been set at $500,000 on each charge, but was increased to $1 million during a court hearing Tuesday. The victim, Jones, died after being shot multiple times as she worked at the Jackpot Game Room, located between Quinlan and West Tawakoni.