Greenville – The cause of the power outage was still unknown as of early Tuesday morning, although officials with the Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS) said the blackout occurred due to a failure at their diesel power plant.
The outage, which occurred at around 9:30 p.m., affected much of the city north of Lee Street and east of Oak Street.
During the blackout, Greenville Police Department patrol cars were posted at dark downtown intersections to help guide traffic.
Commerce – The Northeast Texas Children's Museum will be offering a new class for preschoolers and their mothers this fall. The class, "Healthy Kids from A to Z", is being sponsored by the Hunt County Regional Healthcare and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Morris Recreation Center.
Each of the eight sessions will present an example of a healthy lifestyle and an associated letter of the alphabet. With each meeting there will be time for children to play in the Museum and time for their mothers to socialize.
Commerce – Tickets go on sale this week for the Commerce ISD Hall of Honor induction ceremony, scheduled for Oct. 1.
The four honorees are June Dunn, Ann Champion (representing her late husband Harry), Dr. Jack Pirkey and Emmett Day Sr. They will be recognized for the positive impact they have had in the community as students or staff members of the school district.
Tickets can be purchased at the CISD Administration Building at 604 Culver St.
Greenville – Officials will soon reach a major milestone in their construction along Interstate 30 in Greenville.
TxDot intends to open both the east and westbound lanes across the Monty Stratton Parkway Overpass later this month. Eastbound I-30 traffic is currently being detoured onto the westbound bridge, while westbound traffic has been using the service road.
The opening of both the bridges will put traffic onto its permanent configuration, as early as next week.