Commerce – The passionate desire of several Greenville residents to help students in the Philippines has led them to Texas A&M University-Commerce where an agreement has been signed to admit Filipino students from the University of Mindanao.
Dr. Aland Mizell, president of Minority Care International, and A&M-Commerce President Dan R. Jones signed the Memorandum of Agreement that allows the students to enroll at A&M-Commerce and establishes a Cross-Cultural Studies Exchange and Internship Program.
Commerce ISD discusses sex offender policy and possible implementation of drug testing policy; CHS accountability rating improves; GM dealerships in Hunt County appear to be safe from expected closings; Piggly Wiggly grocery in Sulphur Springs to close; Cause of Bonham fire that killed three still unknown; Man to be put to death for Wood County murder.
Bonham – It is still unclear what caused a Sunday afternoon apartment fire in Bonham that killed three, including two young children.
According to Bonham Police Chief Mike Bangston, 31-year-old Brandi Goleman, and her two children, ages one and three were killed when the fire swept through a portion of the two-story, 16 unit complex. No other major injuries were reported.
Sulphur Springs – The parent company of the grocery chain Piggly Wiggly has filed for bankruptcy, forcing the closure of several stores, including Sulphur Springs.
Affiliated Foods, based in Little Rock, Arkansas filed for bankruptcy last week. As a result, approximately 25 people will lose their jobs in Sulphur Springs, along with dozens more in Clarksville, Denton and Stephenville.