City of Greenville

City of Greenville
5:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Board meeting again on development prospects

Credit City of Greenville

  The Greenville Board of Development/4A Corporation is scheduled again this week to talk about some potential economic development prospects.

The Board is set to meet in a special called session in order to conduct discussions on eight companies and/or projects during a closed door session.

The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in Suite 804 of the Paul Mathews Exchange Building, 2500 Stonewall Street.

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City of Greenville
2:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Authorities seize allegedly abused horses

Greenville Police Department

Several allegedly abused horses were seized Wednesday morning from a property north of Greenville, while animal welfare officials said they were too late to save one of the horses.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas joined with Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones in taking custody of five mares, two yearlings, one colt and one mule from a property on State Highway 34, about four miles north of Greenville. One deceased horse was also found on the property.

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City of Greenville
8:12 am
Tue February 18, 2014

GISD board to consider superintendent's salary

KETR / ketr.org

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to conduct the annual evaluation of Superintendent Don Jefferies.

The board voted unanimously February 11 to extend the superintendent’s contract for one year, but delayed consideration of Jefferies’ evaluation and salary until Tuesday’s meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street.

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City of Greenville
10:11 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Council votes to raise FM 499 speed limit

Picture of 649 Farm to Market Road 499 in Greenville.
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The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the speed limit of one of the main roads which passes through the Ardis Heights community.

“This segment of the road is FM 499, which is also called Forester Street,” said City Manager Massoud Ebrahim. “The speed limit can be raised by 5 mph.”

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City of Greenville
10:18 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Splash Kingdom to break ground

Ground is scheduled to be broken Monday for the Splash Kingdom water park in Greenville. The company currently operates three water parks, including this one in Shreveport, La.
Courtesy of Splash Kingdom

Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Tuesday that the official ground breaking ceremony for their Greenville water park is set for the afternoon of Feb. 10 at its future location, 6501 Interstate 30.

The word came following the quarterly Tourism Partnership Alliance Meeting, according to Greenville Chamber President/CEO Brendon Payne.

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City of Greenville
3:13 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

City: No start date yet for mall project

The renovation of Crossroads Mall still needs a start date.
KETR / ketr.org

The transformation of Greenville’s Crossroads Mall into a “big box” shopping center is expected to begin in the near future.

Greenville City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said late last week he had not heard from developers behind the project as to an exact start date for the work, although the most recent announcement said the effort was expected to begin by the first week of February. The developers have four weeks to get under way, as the current building permit for the project runs until the end of this month.

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City of Greenville
2:34 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Multiple firearms indictments to be unsealed

196th District Court house
www.huntcounty.net

Multiple sealed indictments alleging the illegal possession of firearms are expected to be made public Feb. 3, during hearings in the 196th District Court.

A total of 10 charges against one individual are scheduled to be considered during the hearings, scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 3.

The individual named in the indictments is identified on the court’s docket only by his/her initials, ARD, until such time as the charges are unsealed and made public.

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City of Greenville
3:25 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New elementary school part of bond proposal

A statue of James Bowie stands at the entrance of Bowie Elementary School in Greenville. The Greenville Independent School District is considering a $60-$70 million bond proposal, a portion of which would pay for a new Bowie school.
Brad Kellar

The Greenville Independent School District is considering placing a slightly different bond package on the May 10 election ballot.

Instead of an originally estimated $90 million, the district is now considering a $60-$70 million package. And, instead of extensive renovations to Bowie Elementary School, the plan now is to replace the school with a new campus.

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City of Greenville
3:21 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

City council election filing to begin

Current city council: (from L to R) Back row: Jeff Dailey, Dan Perkins, James Evans and Mayor Steve Reid. Front row: Velma Del Bosque-Hobdy, Sandra Linson-Bell and Renee Francey
Greenville, Texas - Offical Website / http://www.ci.greenville.tx.us/

Filing begins this week for two seats on the Greenville City Council, which will be decided during this year’s municipal election.

Council places 3 and 4 will be on the ballot for the May 10 election. Filing for the election begins Wednesday and continues through February 25 at the City of Greenville Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

 Jeff Dailey currently serves in Place 3, and Mayor Pro-Tem Velma Del Bosque-Hobdy serves in Place 4. Both are eligible to seek re-election to the council.

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City of Greenville
9:20 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Tom McAllister honored during banquet

Roz Lane, left, the Greenville Worthy Citizen for 2012, presented the Worth Citizens 2013 award Thursday to Tom McAllister.
Brad Kellar / heraldbanner.com

In revealing the newest Greenville Worthy Citizen, Roz Lane may also have given the honoree a new nickname.

“Worthy is a ‘tator’,” Lane, last year’s Worthy Citizen, said during Thursday’s Greenville Chamber/Board of Development Annual Banquet.

“Worthy is a facilitator,” Lane said, explaining the individual had volunteered for everything from being a chaperone for sixth grade carolers touring nursing homes to helping Keep Greenville Beautiful and the Salvation Army.

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City of Greenville
2:21 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Donor makes sure city gets new fire truck

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Somebody out there really wants the City of Greenville to have a new fire truck.

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim told the city council Tuesday that the same anonymous donor who had already contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the cost of the truck had made yet another payment.

“I did receive a third and final donation of $150,000,” Ebrahim said.

Ebrahim briefed the council about the process of lining up funding for the truck.

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City of Greenville
10:29 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Council votes down bus camera agreement

The Greenville City Council heard Tuesday from representatives with the Greenville Independent School District and Dallas County Schools concerning a plan to install security cameras on local school buses.
Herald-Banner

A plan to install security cameras on local school buses appears to be in jeopardy, after the Greenville City Council Tuesday voted against an agreement designed  to help alleviate any associated legal costs.

The council was scheduled to enter into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Greenville Independent School District, which would come into play in the event drivers ticketed under a city ordinance decided to sue.

But Council member James Evans objected to the entire proposal, voicing constitutional amendment issues among other concerns.

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Greenville
1:48 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

GISD considering bond package in 2014

City of Greenville

Local residents could receive a call next month, asking them if they are in favor of the Greenville Independent School District issuing bonds next spring to pay for a career and technology center.

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Greenville
12:53 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

New plant, jobs coming to Greenville

Fritz Industries, Inc.
Fritz Industries, Inc. http://www.fritzind.com/

According to a report from the Greenville Herald-Banner, Governor Rick Perry has just announced that a new business will be taking over an empty Greenville plant, and be receiving some financial funding from the Texas government to help close the deal.

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City of Greenville
6:59 am
Mon August 19, 2013

City attorney: Ordinance needs to be changed

City of Greenville

The City of Greenville will have to change a portion of its controversial “Alternative Financial Services” (AFS) ordinance.

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