A two vehicle accident Sunday results in the death of one man. Everette Lavon McGrew of Garland was killed, and Sherry Harland McCloud of Wolfe City was injured in the head on collision. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. Sunday along State Highway 34. McGrew, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville, where he later died. McCloud was transported to Parkland Hospital of Dallas, and at last report was listed in stable condition.
Power has been restored at the Commerce campus. All regularly scheduled classes and activities will resume starting at 12: 30 today. Registration has been extended through Monday September 1 and payment has been extended through Tuesday September 2.
KETR continues to be experiencing difficulties and is working diligently to get our regularly scheduled programming back on the air. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Commerce – During a recent address to Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty and Staff, President Dan Jones proposed three strategies to be implemented.
The first strategy is to strengthen the link between strategic planning and the budget. Dr. Jones plans to establish a committee that will be responsible for ensuring that strategic goals are translated into budget priorities.
Hunt County – A Grand Jury has cleared a law enforcement officer in a fatal shooting. The Hunt County grand jury Friday issued a no bill in the case of Trooper Carl Bubba Goodwin involving the death of Harold Lee Austin Jr., of Jacksonville, Mich. Goodwin shot and killed Austin after Austin reportedly attacked Goodwin with a knife during a traffic stop along Interstate 30. District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas said the grand jury agreed it was a case of Goodwin acting in self-defense.
Commerce – Identity was one of the several topics Dr. Jones touched on during last Thursday's faculty and professional staff meeting. Jones says A&M-Commerce needs to communicate with as many as possible to get the best results.
''We have to talk first to those whom we serve, and have served, during out 119-year history: our students, current and perspective, as well as our alumni,'' says Jones.
''They know well who we are as a university, and have good ideas about what we might do even better.''
Greenville – A major highway project in Greenville is about to begin. A huge project to rebuild the State Highway 34/Wesley Street overpass across Interstate 30 will begin in October. With that in mind, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Greenville have scheduled a Town Hall Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 16. The public event is set for 6 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, and is designed to provide information to local residents on the upcoming construction project.