Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says the fact that the city manager has taken the civic center construction project out of the 2014-15 budget does not mean the project is dead, but is certainly another setback. And Caleb reports that the labor lockout at the Greenville Cytec industrial plant continues.
Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the recent outburst of violence in Greenville, including the stabbing deaths of two young men at a skating rink last weekend. A community rally opposing violence is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, August 24 at the Hunt County Courthouse in downtown Greenville. Caleb also discusses the status of the Crossroad Mall remodeling project and the proposed YMCA/convention center building.
Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says, while the Greenville City Council has decided to go forward with the construction of the YMCA/events center, many questions remain about the project. And Caleb says that project and a street-improvement undertaking may cause property taxes to increase considerably. Also discussed is the status of the legal proceedings against the Commerce Humane Association and the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter.
Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses what it's like to be in charge of a newspaper on a night like last Thursday, April 3, when violent spring weather hit Hunt County. He says the city of Greenville is urging more people to sign up for CodeRED, the automatic severe-weather notification system.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard ranges far and wide to discuss recent stories in the area, including debate over allowing a funeral home to locate in a residential area of north Greenville, and the Commerce City Council's decision not to allow bars to stay open until 2 a.m. Caleb also discusses a stiff sentence for a Caddo Mills man found guilty of animal cruelty.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says Greenville's Crossroads Mall will have a very different appearance after a major renovation. Also, Caleb discusses plans for the new Splash Kingdom water park and the Greenville ISD's consideration of a bond election for a new elementary school.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says Quanex Building Products is coming to Greenville, and the city of Commerce is hoping to get a grant to make major improvements to the Commerce Municipal Airport in 2014.