Commerce – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking feedback on a long-range plan for the state during the second series of public meetings this month.
The agency's 25 districts will each host a meeting. TxDot's Paris District Office, which covers nine counties in the region, will hold its meeting from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Commerce – A Caddo Mills man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the parking lot of the Commerce McDonald's Sunday evening.
City of Commerce and University Police were able to locate the shooter's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.
According to witnesses, the driver, identified as Brent Wallace Holbrook of Caddo Mills, fired a handgun following an altercation. A revolver was recovered from the vehicle which contained one shell casing.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs resident Shane Shepard has announced his candidacy as an independent for Texas' 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sunday's announcement comes following a contested petition that was submitted in May, but as of early this month determined sufficient to allow for Shepard's name on the ballot. The petition was thought to have lacked the necessary votes, but upon a recount, determined legitimate.
Commerce – When daylight dissolves into darkness on Thursday, Aug. 12, Hollywood features will return to downtown Commerce. Academy award winner Sandra Bullock stars in "The Blind Side," the first in a series of free outdoor movies.
"The Blind Side," is based a true story about a family in Memphis, Tenn., who befriends and later adopts a high school student with strong motivation to excel in football. He now plays professional football for the Baltimore Orioles.
Paris – Estimates show a water main leak in Paris last week resulted in the loss of approximately 2.5 million gallons of water.
The break of a 20 inch main near the Paris Animal Shelter on Clement Road, eroded dirt under the parking lot of the shelter rendering it inoperable. The break also caused low water pressure in the northeast section of the City.