Officials with the Phoenix Charter School in Greenville have announced they intend to appeal a decision by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to revoke the schoolâ€™s charter.
A statement posted on the schoolâ€™s web site Wednesday afternoon indicated that a town hall meeting concerning the issue has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Zeta Building on the Phoenix campus.
â€śSchool will continue as normal,â€ť the statement said. â€śWe look forward to seeing you on Monday. We are here to stay.â€ť
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Delta County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Highway Patrol and Game Warden executed a search warrant at the Cooper Apartments in Cooper, Texas and two suspects were taken into custody for burglaries. Delta County Criminal Investigator Ryan Brown led the effort and was assisted by Deputy Adam Hall, Deputy Marshall Lynch, Deputy Roque Villarreal, Highway Patrol Dustin Hunter, Highway Patrol Tim Keele and Game Warden Chris Fried.
During the Monday morning meeting of the Delta County Commissioners, Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire pleasantly announced the Delta County Jail has passed the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The letter stated this â€śacknowledges the excellent work on the jailâ€ť and the certificate represents the compliance and â€śoutstanding leadership achieved by the officersâ€¦ maintaining a safe and secure facility.â€ť The letter also extended appreciation to the Commissioners Court, who are â€śvital in the support of the Jail.â€ť
The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit will be held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12th-13th from 5 -10 p.m. each evening. The Texas Parks and Wildlife organizers and the Friends of Doctors Creek Park invite the public to drive through and experience the festive decorations at each campsite. On Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. Santa will be at the Park and there will be refreshments served.
Interstate 30 from Dallas into Northeast Texas is changing â€“ and even more changes are coming. In the second of three installments, KETRâ€™s Mark Haslett speaks with North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Director Michael Morris.
Commerce general practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi says anyone planning to travel by plane, especially out of the country, over the holidays should be sure their vaccines are up to date.Â And Dr. Rick says the flu season so far has been light, but he still advises everyone to get a flu shot.
Interstate 30 from Dallas into Northeast Texas is changing â€“ and even more changes are coming. In the first of three installments, KETRâ€™s Mark Haslett speaks with North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Director Michael Morris.
Tuesday, the council is scheduled to re-appoint Angel Delgado to Place 2 and George Lacy to Place 4. Both Delgado and Lacy eligible to serve and have an expressed a desire to continue to serve on the board.
A suspect has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the death late last month of William Dow Schauer, 70, of Terrell.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said a murder warrant was issued for Kyle Anthony Kauffmann, 18, of Terrell. Kauffmann was being held Monday in the Ellis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond on the murder charge and $5,000 bond on a felony theft charge.
Author Jim Ainsworth has published three new books.Â Two are novels, "Rails to a River" and "First Born Son," and the third is a collection of essays, "A River of Stories."Â A launch party and autograph signing session takes place Tuesday, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Center.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the City Council will discuss in January the option of using sales taxes to pay for a repair of the city pool or a new splash park, or neither project.Â Commerce is a Type A sales tax city.Â Type A sales taxes may be used for recreational projects, if the voters approve, the mayor says.
Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the history of Christmas parades, with the Commerce and Greenville parades scheduled for this Saturday night, December 6.Â And Jim Conrad, the archivist emeritus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, tells us about an open house at the Commerce Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with the local parade.
Roxton ISD superintendent Trevor Rogers says a new program in the Lamar County school district will pay for its students to earn up to 60 hours of college credit.Â Trevor guests on the Blacklands Cafe with Jon Gammon of the Roxton Progress newspaper.