Greenville – A major highway plan could be starting soon in Greenville. The rebuilding of the State Highway 34 overpass across I-30 is now scheduled to be underway just before Thanksgiving. The $38.8 million project is expected to take 30 months to complete.
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Commerce – The Philadelphia Phillies can win their second World Series in their 125-year history tonight. Winning pitcher Joe Blanton became the first pitcher in 34 years to homer in a World Series game, Ryan Howard homered twice and Jayson Werth also went deep in last night's 10-2 win.
Commerce – Highway 34 I30 overpass project to start soon; Early continues, with a few local races of interest; Commece to name new Superintendent tonight; a small pay raise is in store for Greenville cops; Commerce hosts Halloween on the Square this Friday; and more.
Celeste – The Celeste School Board is asking for a 13-cent tax increase on the November 4 ballot to cope with rising costs.
The Greenville Herald Banner reports the increase is needed to pay to get the new high school up and running. It will also pay for the rising utility and fuel costs; pay to keep teacher salaries competitive and to provide quality extracurricular programs.
Commerce – The Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees tonight intends to formerly name its next superintendent. Earlier this month, the Board voted unanimously to name Blake Cooper as its sole finalist.
Cooper has been assistant superintendent at Kaufman ISD since 2006. By law, the district must wait 21 days before formally naming Cooper as its next Superintendent.
commerce – James Shields hurled shutout ball for five and two-thirds innings and the Tampa Bay Rays tied the World Series at one game apiece by beating Philadelphia 4-2 last night. The Phillies are not hitting in the clutch, going just 1-for-28 with runners in scoring position in the first two games.
Commerce ISD to name superintendent Monday, Nearly 400 county residents vote early in Commerce Wednesday, Greenville another step toward creating a tax reinvestment zone, Air quality in Hunt County under the microscope, Caddo Mills ISD to hold elementary school dedication ceremony this weekend, Drug ring operation busted in Kaufman County, KETR to rebroadcast Hunt County candidates forum Friday and Saturday.
Residents have been showing up in large numbers across Hunt County during the first week of early voting.
In Commerce, 368 individuals cast ballots Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, the first of several mobile voting locations available for the November 4 General Election. According to Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook, a total of 4,600 people, or 9% of registered voters in Hunt County have cast their vote so far.
Greenville – A freshman at Greenville High School has selected Aunt Char's Kid Zone, the playground at the Greenville SportsPark, as his Eagle Scout project. The playground will therefore be closed for maintenance this weekend.
Camden Dewberry's project includes repairs and resealing to the wood fixtures at the playground. In order for the sealant to dry, the facility will be closed Saturday and Sunday.