Boles – New leadership in the Boles independent school district. Shirley Duran has been named interim Superintendent Tuesday after the district's board of trustees accepted the resignation of long-time superintendent Graham Sweeney. Duran also serves on the district's Site-Based Decision Making Committee. Sweeney stepped down after twenty-two years with the district. There's no immediate word on plans to fill the permanent post.
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Lamar County – Lamar County Crime Stoppers has been hard at work this year, as indicated by a recent report.
Information released by the organization shows a total of 133 suspects has been arrested and 192 tips have been received so far this year. Lamar County Crime Stoppers also issued over $16,000 in rewards to area citizens, plus recovered more than $34,000 in drugs and stolen property.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce continues to move forward with a reorganization that will split the post of Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs into two positions.
Dr. Mary Hendrix, who has been serving in an interim capacity for the last year and a half, will move into the position of Vice President for Student Access and Success on a full-time basis after the holidays. Her appointment to the permanent position will be considered at the January meeting of the Board of Regents.
Memorial service set for next month in Commerce for President Emeritus Dr. Jerry Morris, Morris died Thursday at the age of 73; City of Greenville to honor Martin Luthur King Jr. in January; Sentencing set for Thursday in federal child pornography case involving Greenville man; Hopkins County Commissioners seeking solutions to jail overcrowding issue following meeting with Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
Hopkins County – The Hopkins County Commissioners Court continues to look into possible solutions to overcrowding in the County's jail.
Last week, Commissioners met with officials from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, who gave a presentation on their expectations of the County and its jail. Commissioners now plan to move forward with a strategic plan for the jail, which could include ideas pertaining to expanding the existing one or building a new facility.