Commerce – A number of major projects and updates at Texas A&M University-Commerce were discussed during the first of a series of university community updates for the fall.
President Dan Jones and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Mary Hendrix addressed faculty, staff and students Thursday, covering a number of items, including the implementation of a four day week for students.
Greenville – The pace of early voting for a school district rollback election sees a sharp increase. A total of 55 ballots were submitted Thursday, the second day of early voting for the Oct. 4 Greenville Independent School District rollback election. That's compared to a total of 33 ballots cast on Wednesday. Early voting continues through Sept. 30 at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office.
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Greenville – Only a handful of voters so far have taken part in a local rollback election. Early voting for the Oct. 4 Greenville Independent School District rollback election began Wednesday. Less than three dozen total ballots were submitted for the election, which will decide whether the district must reduce its property tax rate six cents for the coming year, or keep the rate at $1.10 per $100 valuation. Early voting continues through Sept. 30 at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office.
Commerce – The City of Commerce will soon be getting a tattoo parlor and piercing studio.
The Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday recommended approval for a conditional use permit at 1001 Main Street, which was approved by the City Council.
The building has reportedly been vacant for several years. The building was constructed for the purpose of being a tattoo parlor, and at one point, such a business was in operation but closed and has been vacant since.
Greenville – A local man could see a long prison term after being convicted of child pornography charges. A Greenville man has been convicted on all charges involving an indictment charging transporting, shipping and possession of child pornography. The charges stem from an undercover FBI agent downloading the pornographic images from his computer in September, 2006. He's pleaded guilty to the charges last month and faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
Commerce – Business owners in Downtown Commerce will now have to seek permission prior to any public event in which open containers will be allowed.
The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved the ordinance, which nullifies the 2005 Corridor Ordinance written by former city staff members that was believed to allowed open containers in the downtown area.
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