Bonham – Monday night marked the first public meeting held at the recently completed Bonham City Hall, a project that was done without raising taxes.
City officials were able to restructure their finances to take advantage of lower interest rates and bring the new facility online.
Located at 514 Chestnut Street, the building is more than 11,000 square feet, almost double the size of their former workplace, which was shared with the Bonham Police Department. Crews broke ground on the project in January.
Commerce – The cause of a Monday evening mobile home fire in Commerce that killed a four-year-old girl remains in doubt.
Fire Chief Brian McNevin told KETR Tuesday that the blaze was still under investigation and that witnesses to the fire were being interviewed. He did say that the fire is believed to have originated from a bedroom in the middle of the house.
Annette Reyes was found in a back bedroom and then transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
It's a piece of necessary wisdom that will be shared with countless college students this fall by nervous parents: Tell a story at a party, and it's heard by a handful of people, whose reactions you perhaps have some ability to predict. Tell it on the internet, and it will be heard by the people you know and the people you don't — and the latter outnumber the former by several orders of magnitude. Don't put your picture on Facebook flashing the camera or looking drunk or kissing someone you might later regret kissing.
If there were an award for the "most challenged" school district in the United States, the Detroit public school system would have good reason to claim the title.
The system is wrestling with crumbling buildings, low achievement and a decline in enrollment that just won't stop. But this year, the system has added some new faces and plans to the mix in an attempt to revive it.
"Critics here at home" argue that the war in Iraq has hurt the reputation of the United States around the world, former Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged this morning. But he doesn't believe that's true.
Thousands of government organizations and private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence. Last December, The Washington Post reported that this "top-secret world ... has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work."
Lamar County – Lamar County deputies were able to peacefully end a hostage situation Sunday with the arrest of 25-year-old David Mitchell Skeen.
Skeen had a protective order placed against him, but allegedly entered a house and assaulted two females with a 2X4 in the Community of Direct. He was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restraint and violation of a protective order.
Witnesses reported Skeen appeared high on narcotics.