Delta County Commissioners (from left) Precinct 4 Mark Brantley, Precinct 3 Loyd Vandygriff, Judge Jason Murray, Precinct 2 Gary Anderson and Precinct 1 Rip Templeton start the 2015 year with regular business Monday.
Delta County Judge Jason Murray presided over his first regular meeting on Monday. Topping the discussion of agenda was a resolution for Charles Edwards of Hayter Engineering to consider the community development through BLOCK program – aimed at low income citizens determined by a prior door-to-door survey. Edwards also presented a Disaster Relief grant (with the denial of the FEMA relief). The Court accepted the recommendation and the resolution.
The CASA for KIDS of Delta, Red River and Lamar Counties has just announced their award for certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This recognizes their compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.
The Eastern Turkey was once numerous in East Texas. But rapid changes in habitat caused the population to quickly decline.
According to Steve Favre of Riverview Farms in Lake Creek, Texas the Texas Parks and Wildlife have reopened the Eastern Turkey Restoration Program, deeming it the Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative. He is seeking owners and operators of acreage near the North Sulphur River between Sulphur Bluff and State Highways 19 and 24 at Lake Creek to stock Eastern Turkeys.
The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board met Wednesday afternoon at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs. NETEX Chairman Sam Young stated while no immediate formal action was taken during the meeting, they have no ties with Public Werks and were in the process of establishing a release.
Randy Pennington, CEO of Pennington Group, business advisor and East Texas State/Texas A&M-Commerce alumnus and his "Five Friends" offer tips for a better 2015. One of the tips: define what you mean by "better."
Commerce Police continue to search for a suspect following a fatal shooting at a local apartment complex. The identity of the suspect has been “potentially” established, according to a statement by Chief of Police Kerry Crews.
Crews also said that two people have been arrested and remain in custody at the Commerce Police Department on charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence in connection with the shooting.
The name of the suspect and the names of the two in custody have not been released by police.
Commerce Police are searching for a "person of interest" following a fatal shooting at a local apartment complex, officials said.
Corey Dominic Heath, 23, of Commerce, died from gunshot wounds on Jan. 13, police said. Officers responding to a call of a possible shooting found Heath dead on the property of Lamplight Lodge Apartments, 1300 Moore St., at about 1 p.m., police said. The complex is in central Commerce, one block east of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.
Velvete Womack of the Fire and Ice spa in Commerce says workplace wellness programs could be better by approaching wellness from a "total wellness" perspective, going beyond exercise and physical concerns.
4:53 p.m. - Police said that one suspect, not two, is being sought in connection with the shooting.
2:33 p.m. - Commerce Independent School District staff said that public school campuses in Commerce are under "modified lockdown," meaning that outside doors are locked and that outdoor classes and activities have been relocated indoors. Otherwise, normal class schedules are continuing. Buses will run on their usual schedule, Commerce ISD staff said.
The agency overseeing short line rail operations in Northeast Texas may cut ties this week with the company which wanted to use its right-of-way to build a proposed toll road.
The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board of Directors is scheduled to consider taking action on releasing its contract with Public Werks concerning the former “Blacklands Corridor” project.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the status of the revocation of Greenville's Phoenix Charter School, and plans for the construction of the new Bowie Elementary School and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store in Greenville.