Greenville – Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Greenville will soon have a new manager. There was a lot of discussion Tuesday before the Greenville City Council voted 5-1 to create the position of Venue Manager for the Auditorium.
The 1,700 seat facility currently plays host to events such as the Greenville Entertainment Series, Greenville Dallas Symphony Orchestra Series and the Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series.
Paris – An Oklahoma pharmacist, formerly of Paris, has been sentenced to prison on multiple drug charges in what federal law enforcement described as a multi-state drug conspiracy.
Jack Henderson received five months in prison and five months of home detention after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance.
The Paris News reports the 64-year-old Henderson, now of Elgin, was considered the primary source of supply for illicit prescription drugs to several others indicted in the case.
Commerce – Lauren Booe, a Texas A&M University-Commerce junior psychology major from Sherman, Texas, has been awarded the 2010-2011 Gallup Higher Education intern position by the center for applied leadership at A&M-Commerce. The university was one of 15 institutions throughout North America selected to nominate a student for the position in the program's inaugural year.
Leonard – Acting on an anonymous tip, the SPCA of Texas on Friday seized 75 animals from a property near Leonard who they claim were being abused.
65 dogs and 10 cats were taken from the residence of James Vonda, the manager of Domestic Animal Rescue Shelter Service (DARESS).
According to the SPCA, many of the dogs were underweight, with several having untreated open wounds on their ears. The agency said the cats and kittens were emaciated and some were being held in crates in a garage.