Greenville – A Greenville thoroughfare is again facing a name change.
The Greenville City Council is scheduled Tuesday to take another stab at renaming Dent Road as Roy Warren Parkway, to honor the former mayor and civic leader. A public hearing is scheduled prior to the vote, which will take place during the Council's regular session, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.
Quinlan – Hunt County commissioners have approved two petitions pertaining to the sale of alcohol within Quinlan city limits.
The petitions, approved during a meeting Friday morning, will now appear on the November 3 ballot.
The first ballot issue will decide whether voters approve the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption. The second issue, if approved by voters, will allow the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD has named Wes Underwood principal of the newly constructed A. C. Williams Elementary School.
Underwood has been principal of Commerce Middle School for the last two years and prior to that was assistant principal at CMS and Commerce Elementary School.
"The elementary experience Wes received early in his career, his extensive knowledge of technology and his expertise in curriculum made him the clear choice to lead A.C. Williams Elementary School to the next level," Superintendent Blake Cooper said.
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Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday gave approval to issuing $4.4 million in bonds to fund downtown improvements.
This was the second reading of the ordinance, tied to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #1. The zone will used to increased tax revenue created by the expected rising property values to fund downtown improvements.
Greenville – A Greenville man, recently convicted of armed robbery is now facing more charges. 19-year-old Jason Eugene Stevenson is alleged to have been involved with a "street gang" which committed a string of violent offenses in October of last year.
Stevenson was one of four people from Greenville indicted last month by the Hunt County grand jury on one count of aggravated kidnapping. Stevenson pleaded not guilty to the charge during a hearing Thursday.
Paris – A Paris woman is sentenced Wednesday to three years behind bars for the shooting of her estranged boyfriend.
47-year-old Cherrie Elaine Tingen had previously pleaded guilty to shooting 50-year-old Rickey Cassel five times in June, 2007; once in the head and four times in the back. The incident happened at Cassel's home west of Paris during a night a drinking, according to Tingen.
Both testified they were frequent victims of physical abuse from one another.