Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton says an inspector representing the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) visited the shelter and gave positive comments to Clayton, with a favorable formal report expected soon. Following the recent controversy concerning the shelter, a complaint had been filed. Mayor Dr. John Ballotti acknowledges that he made an error in not allowing citizens to speak concerning the shelter at the council's most recent meeting, and says if they appear at the next meeting, November 18, they'll be allowed to speak.
There will not be beer and wine sales in Caddo Mills or Campbell, as voters defeated referendum votes in the two cities Tuesday.
Final election returns came in for Hunt County shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, and also revealed voters were in favor of a Republican state senator and supported a plan to add more money for roads in the state.
The Executive Director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says Early Childhood Intervention offered through the state Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MHMR) program is one of the most overlooked services supported by United Way.
Delta County Republicans will be celebrating tonight as each won their local races here on this rainy election night. Republican Jason Murray received 881 votes for 63 percent to Democrat Ted Carrington’s 516 for 34 percent in the County Judge race.
There will be a new man at the helm as Delta County Precinct 2 Commissioner with Republican Gary Anderson winning with 60 percent of the votes (179) to longtime incumbent Democrat Max Moody’s 40 percent (119).
John Ratcliffe and Bob Hall didn't grab any headlines on Election Night. That's because their dramatic victories occurred in the Republican primary runoff elections earlier this year. Once those victories were secured, it was all over except for the inevitable elephant stampede, as GOP candidates rumbled to yet another dominant showing in Northeast Texas.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, presiding over another GOP sweep Tuesday night, crushed state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders up and down the statewide ballot.
In the first open race for governor in a quarter century, Abbott was leading Davis by a double-digit margin in early, unofficial returns. While it was too soon to calculate the margin of victory, once the votes began trickling in it was clear that Abbott would defeat the Fort Worth senator by a huge margin.
Water planners in Northeast Texas might have as few as two and a half weeks to respond to a revised application by Dallas-area water planners who want to build a roughly 70,000-acre reservoir on the Sulphur River north of Mount Pleasant.
At issue is whether the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir would be included in the next draft of the state water plan published by the Texas Water Development Board. Inclusion would not guarantee construction – new reservoirs must receive approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as the federal government.
A recent Dallas Morning News article said the results of the latest STAAR tests for Texas schools are disappointing. Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says while the Commerce ISD made significant gains, it still has "room for improvement."
Voters across the State of Texas will be headed to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor. There have also been hotly contested races for the offices of lieutenant governor, senator, comptroller and more.
There is also a proposition on the ballot to increase the amount of funding available for building and maintaining roads in the state.
Republicans appear poised to maintain their grip on every statewide office in Texas for a 16th straight year, yet Tuesday’s election results will yield information beyond winners and losers. Political observers will be looking closely at voter turnout and exit poll data, seeking insights into where Texas is politically, and where it may be headed. Here are the questions most drawing their attention:
Question: Will Wendy Davis break 42 percent of the vote in the governor’s race?
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says the city has torn down four abandoned, dilapidated houses and plans to tear down at least four more. Cindy also discusses a project to restore the history of Cooper High School and the Delta County candidates in Tuesday's election.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the fiddling history of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, where this weekend's Bob Willis Fiddling Festival will take place. And Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses plans for Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of astronomy and the director of the University Planetarium, Dr. Kent Montgomery, discusses the 1977 event when the "Big Ear" radio telescope in Ohio picked up the strongest ever signal from an unknown source in space, lasting more than 70 seconds.