Commerce – Students at Texas A&M University-Commerce now have the opportunity to vote on a proposed athletic fee at www.tamu-commerce.edu.
If approved by a majority vote, students would be charged $10 per semester credit hour up to 12 credit hours total. In return, students would see additional funding go to programs like Residence Life, Breakout Entertainment, Student Government Association, and other programs currently funded by the student services fee.
Greenville – Three suspects have been jailed in connection with an alleged robbery in Greenville. Jericho Bryan Jackson and Jason Eugene Stevenson of Greenville, and Aaron Zachary Stevenson of Lone Oak, have each been arrested and charged with a home invasion armed robbery last month. The three men, along with an unnamed juvenile male, are alleged to have entered a home in the 2100 block of Borland Street, all brandishing pistols and demanding money and or items of property. But the suspects fled on foot after one of the victims called police.
Commerce – A number of issues and updates at Texas A&M University-Commerce were addressed Wednesday during the third of a series of university community updates.
President Dan Jones addressed faculty, staff and students, covering a number of topics including enrollment growth, residence life improvements and the upcoming legislative session and its impact on the university, among others.
Hopkins County – More than a dozen burglary cases are believed to be solved following the recent arrest of a local man.
Shelby Black, of Hopkins County, was taken into custody Wednesday, charged with eight counts of burglary of a building and two counts of burglary of a habitation in Hopkins County. Black is also said to be the main suspect in other area county burglaries according to a report issued by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.
Commerce – Mavs lose to the Lakers; Dallas Stars fall to the LA Kings in a shootout; the A&M-Commerce volleyball team heads into the LSC Tournament tomorrow for the first time since 2002; it's extra conditioning for Texas Rangers pitchers; two Lions soccer players are honored as the team prepares for the NCAA tourney Friday.
Hopkins County – Hopkins County has entered into an interlocal agreement with Franklin and Titus counties in an effort to combat the problem of overcrowding in the county's jail.
The agreement, reached last week, would allow for the transportation of county inmates that would exceed the jail's capacity. Both counties would each house up to 20 additional inmates from Hopkins County if need be.
A&M-Commerce to hold 3rd University Community Update Wednesday; Hunt County man expected to plead guilty Wednesday to multiple offenses; Hopkins County enters agreement to combat problem of jail overcrowding; Lamar County Crime Stoppers seek robbery suspect; Dallas ISD budget shortfall outlook could be solded sooner than anticipated.