Greenville – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) has recently applied for a grant that could improve safety along State Highway 34/Wesley Street in Greenville. The Hazard Elimination Grant being sought by TxDot is part of the 2010 Federal Hazard Elimination Program.
TxDOT has proposed an access control project that would include construction of a concrete curbed raised median along Wesley Street, from Interstate 30 to Joe Ramsey Blvd., with left-turn bays at all city streets. U-turns at median openings would be prohibited.
commerce – Steelers win Monday night, Rams head coach gets the axe, Jacksonville lineman paralyzed in shooting, the Rangers begin firing coaching staff, Josh Howard issues an apology, the A&M-Commerce soccer team wins-starts Divisional play Friday, and Jerry Jones may make his money back on the new stadium before ever selling a ticket, which makes a fine from the NFL easier to handle.
Area residents who've yet to register to vote are encouraged to do so by Monday. That's the deadline to register for the November 4th General Election. In Hunt County, residents need to register by 5 p.m. at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, located at 2217 Washington Street in Greenville.
The race for Texas House of Representatives District 2 is between Republican incumbent Dan Flynn of Van and Libertarian Michael A. French of Wills Point.
A guilty plea has been entered in connection with a bootlegging charge. Rogelio Noe Juarez, of Dallas, was one of seven people taken into custody in August, 2007 following raids on booths at the Quinlan Trade Days sale. The raids conducted resulted in the seizure of more than 9,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs. During a hearing Monday, Juarez pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge of false labeling less than seven items and was sentenced to 45 days in the Hunt County Jail.
Royse City – Trial has been scheduled in an attempted capitol murder case. Johnny Joe Webb, of Royse City, received seven indictments of attempted capital murder earlier this year in connection with a shootout with law enforcement officers. Webb has pleaded not guilty. Hunt County Sheriff's Deputies had responded to a domestic disturbance call last November, when Webb allegedly fired multiple times at the officers from his residence. A tentative trial date has been set for Feb. 9, 2009 on all counts.
Greenville – A life sentence is handed down in a Hunt County murder case. Christi Denice King of Greenville, convicted of murder involving the drowning death of her infant son, was sentenced Monday to life in prison. King took the witness stand for the first time Monday, again denying she deliberately killed her son. A jury took only 25 minutes on Aug. 6 to return with a guilty verdict on a charge of murder, following a two-day trial. Her son died in January 2006 after drowning in the bathtub of the apartment where King was staying.
Texas A&M University-Commerce strikes deal with Lon Morris College, Greenville woman sentenced to life in prison for killing infant son, trial scheduled for Royse City man in attempted capitol murder case, vehicle crash near Tyler kills two, Dallas ISD lays off several to fix budget shorfall.
Commerce – The presidents of Texas A&M University-Commerce and Lon Morris College, a two-year private church-related institution in Jacksonville, have signed an agreement helping Lon Morris students transfer to A&M-Commerce to continue their education.
Dr. Dan Jones, president of A&M-Commerce, and Dr. Miles McCall, president of Lon Morris, met in a signing ceremony on the Commerce campus on Sept. 16.
Greenville – Beginning October 1, solid waste collection and disposal fees for Greenville residents will increase.
In June, 2008, the City Council approved new contracts with IESI, the City's solid waste provider and with Republic Maloy, the City's solid waste disposal company. Under the new contracts, fees will increase on October 1. Fees for collection services have not increased since 2004.