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8:42 am
Mon July 21, 2014

State seeking public input on conservation priorities

Credit NPR

Last year, Texas voters approved the allocation of $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to pay for water projects. Proposition 6 won fairly handily, but many from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum had concerns about the new water fund. Transparency and accountability were mentioned. And even supporters of the measure cautioned against over-investing in certain types of projects.

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Greenville
8:25 am
Mon July 21, 2014

New sign proposed for theater project

Public hearings are scheduled this week on a plan to add a new electronic sign at the Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The Texan Theater is wanting its name up in lights ... lots of lights.

The historic theater in downtown Greenville, currently undergoing a major renovation effort, would be home to a big new electronic sign if city leaders vote this week to approve a change in the code or ordinances.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing during Monday’s regular session — starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street — before voting on whether to recommend the change to the Greenville City Council.

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Greenville
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Developer planning townhouses in city

Public hearings and votes are scheduled this week on a proposed zoning change which would allow townhomes to be built on a vacant tract along FM 1570/Jack Finney Boulevard in Greenville.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Greenville city officials are expected to decide this week whether to approve a change in zoning to allow townhomes to be built along a stretch of Jack Finney Boulevard/FM 1570.

Larry Jackson is seeking a change in zoning from the current Single Family 2 (SF-2) to Single Family Attached (SF-A) for the tract in the 7500 block of FM 1570.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Upgrade coming for Commerce airport; Dickey's Barbecue opening soon

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses work that will begin soon to make improvements to the runway at Commerce Municipal Airport, north of the city, and the long-range plans for the airport.  The mayor also discusses the opening soon of Dickey's Barbecue, in the old Chicken Express building.

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Greenville
6:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Two men reportedly stabbed multiple times

Police respond to a call of a stabbing at the Prime Stop store on Wesley Street.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

According to the Greenville Herald-Banner, emergency personnel responded to a call at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Stanford street around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. A 44-year-old male was reportedly stabbed multiple times.

Shortly after the first call, police and medical services responded to a second, similar call of a man walking up to the Prime Stop store at the corner of Wesley and Stanford streets with multiple stab wounds, according to the Herald-Banner.

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Greenville
8:16 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Bomb threat made at Wal-Mart

Credit Jeff Chiu / scpr.org

The Greenville Police Department evacuated the Greenville Wal-Mart late Thursday night due to a bomb threat, city officials said.

No injuries were reported, and a bomb sweep came back clean, according to city of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton. Barton said the decision to evacuate the building is one made by the Wal-Mart manager, not the Greenville Police Department.

Brad Powers was shopping at Wal-Mart when he was told to leave by a manager.

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Cooper
4:28 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

City Council updated on slaughter plant

Credit State Impact

The Cooper City Council heard an update on the proposed slaughter plant to be built on the west side of Cooper. Azhar Mohammed and Mohammed Ahmed representing Halaway, Inc. along with Ben Jasso representing Triple J Livestock, LLC said that about 7,000-pounds of cattle will be slaughtered each day at the Cooper Plant and the meat will be sold to the Islamic markets in the Dallas area.

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Delta County
4:22 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

New bridges and extension agents discussed

Repairs are in store for two bridges in Precinct 3 in Delta County
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During the Delta County Commissioners Court on Monday discussion over new bridges in the County and the future of the AgriLife Extension agents were highlighting topics.

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Delta County
4:13 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Final Goodbye: Henslee Hardware closes doors after 127 years

Henslee Hardware began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.
Credit Courtesy Photo / Cooper Review

True dedication to one community is serving it for 127 years. That is exactly what Henslee Hardware has done. It began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.

The iconic red building store has remained a staple at 21 North Side of the Square in Cooper.

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Sulphur Springs
2:48 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

City Hall celebrates centennial

Sulphur Springs Mayor Freddie Taylor and other local officals and businesspeople attended the ribon cutting for the city's 100-year-old City Hall.
Cindy Roller

On July 15, Sulphur Springs’ City Hall was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the centennial of the building, originally built as a post office.

Giving the Invocation was Pastor Harold Nash and welcoming the crowd of over 150 guests was Sulphur Springs Mayor Freddie Taylor. Mayor Taylor greeted current and former mayors and council members as well as congratulating City Manager Marc Maxwell and staff for their success on creating this vision.

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