Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, says the faith-based organization has received the necessary architectural and design approval for its incubator kitchen, which will allow people to prepare and market food. Community Seeds also has started its fall welders training class. Bert says people trained in welding are in great demand.
After a meeting was shut down earlier this month due to overcrowding, state transportation officials are going to try again Monday to present information regarding a possible toll road through the region between Greenville and Garland, as well as other issues.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has scheduled the public meeting at the Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at The Utley Middle School campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Monday, with the public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the recent Thursday night home game against East Texas Baptist was so successful, with more than 6,000 in attendance, that A&M-Commerce will host a Thursday night game against next season, against NCAA Division II power Adams State of Colorado. And Ryan says the Lone Star Conference has been having some preliminary discussions with the non-football Heartland Conference about a merger.
Commerce police have issued a statement saying that a Commerce resident reported being robbed near the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 19.
The man reported that while he was walking in the 2400 block of Campbell Street, he was approached by two unidentified black men, police said. One of the men displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, according to the report. The victim was walked to an ATM on the university campus, where he was made to withdraw cash, police said.
Milton Babb with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce says Rally Round Greenville has grown from an attendance of a few hundred to 8-10,000, and a budget of $600 to $52,000. Major musical performers this weekend include the Emerald City Band of Dallas playing for a street dance Friday night, the Rev. Horton Heat, James McMurtry and Great White.
A Rains County sheriff's deputy who shot a dog during a controversial April 19 incident in Point has accepted a plea-bargain deal that includes his permanent retirement from law enforcement in Texas. As a result, Jarrod Dooley will not have to face a Cruelty to Animals charge. The decision was made on Sept. 18 at the Rains County courthouse in Emory.
For the fourth year in a row Delta County has successfully dropped taxes. The maintenance and operation rate is 0.600938 and road and bridge is 0.163361 for a total of 0.764299. Last year’s total rate was 0.784299.
By Christine Ayala andMorgan Smith - The Texas Tribune
Several academics on Tuesday pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.
"I believe students will believe Moses was the first American,” after reading the new texts, Kathleen Wellman, a former chairwoman of Southern Methodist University’s history department, told the board on Tuesday.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says, after some legal complications that caused a delay, an election to determine whether the off-premise sale of beer and wine will be allowed in Delta County is now expected to be held in May 2015.
Texas school districts dominate the list of those receiving military equipment — including firearms and armored vehicles — through a federal initiative, according to a letter sent by a coalition of civil rights and education advocacy groups to the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday.