Greenville – The Greenville Board of Development will continue to operate under little change following a meeting Tuesday.
Three familiar names will continue as members of the board next year.
Current Board chairman Mike Taylor was re-appointed to the position Tuesday by the City Council, which will be his fourth consecutive term at the position. Steve Reid in Place 6 and Jerry Grady in Place 7, whose terms were schedule to expire this month were re-appointed also during Tuesday's meeting.
Commerce – The City of Commerce has denied allegations raised in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a slain code enforcement officer.
The city claimed sovereign immunity from liability in its response filed last week to the suit from Donavan and Marissa Walker, the surviving children of Michael "Pee Wee" Walker. Attorney's Dan Kelly, of Austin, and Jim McLeroy of Sulphur Springs also said the city itself was not the responsible party in the suit.
Farmersville – A Farmersville couple is forced to leave their home after the city decides their geo-thermal system which uses city water to heat their home, is illegally connected.
WFAA-TV reports Rex and Sherry Thain were approved of the connection 10 years ago by the former City Manager, but the new one doesn't approve. The city said it violates ordinances and the safe drinking water act.
Now the Thains have had to disconnect the device, which means no heat over the winter season.
Combine – The eroding Bois D' Arc Island Levee in Kaufman County is threatening a city there.
The Levee is holding back part of the Trinity River and city leaders in Combine say it could run over the levee wit the next heavy rainfall.
There are 2,000 residents in the city and at an emergency meeting last night; those closest to the levee were told to put together an evacuation plan. Plans to fix the levee are on hold until la new board of directors can be seated to run the operation.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council has approved a settlement of a pending lawsuit with the Texas Municipal Power Agency.
Mayor Tom Oliver announced a "global compromise settlement agreement" of the suit Tuesday. The GEUS board is also scheduled to consider the agreement Thursday.
The TMPA is comprised of the electric utility systems in Greenville (GEUS), as well as the cities of Bryan, Garland and Denton and operates the Gibbons Creek coal-fired electric generating plant, which provides power to the communities.