Commerce – A Commerce woman has been sentenced to prison for forgery.
Karen Marie Hammons pleaded guilty Wednesday to one indictment alleging forgery of a government document. A second indictment for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information was dismissed, and Hammons was sentenced to two years in prison.
Hammons reportedly used another females name and birth date during a traffic stop last March and also possessed the same victim's driver's license.
Greenville – A Greenville woman has turned herself into police following a reported murder attempt.
Lola Danielle Cherry surrendered to authorities Tuesday and at last report remained in the Hunt County Jail.
The incident in question dates back to October 31, 2009, when police were called to a report of a newborn choking and not breathing in the 2600 block of Jones Street. The child was taken to the hospital.
An investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Cherry late last month.
– With some of the worst winter weather to hit the region in years on its way, area cities are preparing for the worst.
High temperatures are expected to be in the 20's with gusty north winds of 20-30 miles per hour that will possibly drop the wind chills below zero by Friday morning. In addition, a chance for light rain will be possible Wednesday evening.
Commerce – The Commerce Communities in Schools program is requesting clothing donations for the district.
Lois Stevens, the program's campus manager, says each school's stockpiles are running low are needs rising with students outgrowing their clothes.
Small and medium sized standardized clothing which includes basic khaki, black, olive, brown, navy or gray pants or skirts, solid color polo-type shirts and belts would be especially useful to CISD students.
Donations can be delivered to each campus CIS office.
Greenville – A local attorney will not get a chance to seek a state district court post. Scott Cornuaud attempted to apply for the GOP nod in the race for 196th District Court, but filed his application a few minutes past Monday evening's official deadline.
Ladonia – Ladonia officials say fire has destroyed a more than 100-year-old two-story Queen Ann Victorian-style home.
No injuries were reported from the blaze, which started at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Main and Commerce Streets. At least two people were believed to be inside the home at the time, including a young child. Both were evacuated safely.
Commerce – 11 proposed changes to the City of Commerce's Charter will go before voters in May, after council gave the go-ahead Tuesday night. The 11 items, which span four of the Charter's seven articles, were presented to council last month by the Charter Review Committee.
Mayor Quay Throgmorton opposed a few of the changes, while the rest of council was in agreement on all items. Bob Monday was not present.
– Northeast Texas residents living in poverty may soon become recipients of grant money through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
The Department last week announced they've awarded $30.1 million in funds through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program to 48 nonprofit and local agencies. That will equal more than $1 million in funding for residents in Hunt, Collin, Kaufman, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties.