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Commerce
2:32 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

One remains hospitalized following vehicle accident

Commerce police responded to the three-vehicle accident on S.H. 24 near Walmart on the evening of Dec. 2.
Credit Commerce Police Department

A three-car accident in Commerce injured two people on the evening of Dec. 2. The wreck happened on S.H. 24 near the local Walmart. Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews said the driver of a pickup truck traveling north on 24 “blacked out” and rear-ended a smaller car. Both of the vehicles then hit another truck.

The drivers of the first two vehicles were both taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, police said. One of the two was released on Dec. 3, while the other remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Community Seeds 'prime rib dinner' Thursday evening; transitional housing opens

Credit share.ez.no

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization will hold its annual fund-raising dinner, featuring prime rib, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard armory in Greenville.  Community Seeds recently opened a transitional housing facility for people who are receiving job training with Community Seeds or other programs.

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Hunt County
12:06 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Greenville man airlifted to hospital after highway accident

The accident occurred south of Campbell on SH 24, just north of Interstate 30.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A motor vehicle accident on SH 24 near Campbell on the morning of Dec. 2 resulted in a Greenville man being airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries.

At approximately 7:35 a.m., a Ford F-15o pickup truck driven by Juan Lara, 29, of Greenville, crashed into a large tractor-trailer on SH 24, just north of Interstate 30 and south of Campbell, a Department of Public Safety official said.

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Hunt County
7:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Apartment fire in Commerce displaces 36

The fire displaced 26 people on the night of Dec. 1.
KETR

A large apartment complex fire left about 36 people without homes on the night of Dec. 1, police said. 

The incident happened at The Corners apartments, located in the 1900 block of Caddo Street. Emergency responders received a call at 10:59 p.m., police said. The flames were quickly put out, but by then the fire had damaged about 24 units, they said. Among the 36 people without homes were one infant and a 13-month-old baby, police said.

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Commerce Chamber leads effort for electronic message boards

Credit Northeast Texas Children's Museum

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says three new 4 X 8 high-resolution, electronic message boards will soon be placed around the city, to keep people informed of local events.  Voss says the Chamber raised $80,000 in three weeks to fund the project.

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Delta County
2:06 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Chamber doles out $600 in parade prizes

Delta County Chamber Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
Credit Cooper Review

Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be awarding $600 for the various categories in this year’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which will be held this Saturday, Dec. 6. This year’s theme is “An Old School Christmas.”

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Hopkins County
11:19 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Rewards offered for damage to Eternal Flame

Damage to the copper bowl of the Eternal Flame in Hopkins County.
Credit Cooper Review

The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial on Celebration Plaza has been the victim of recent vandalism. According to reports, rocks from the nearby Memorial Wall and fountain were suspected to have been used to heavily damage the upper copper bowl of the Eternal Flame.

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Sulphur Springs
8:21 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Landscapers charged with murdering business owner

Patrick Wayne McMahan
Credit Hopkins County Sheriff's office

Sulphur Springs businessman Gary Maynard, 66, was shot and killed in his home Saturday night, according to police. Patrick Wayne McMahan and Cody Scott Shaw, both Hopkins County residents, were recently apprehended and charged with the murder of Maynard, police said. McMahan and Shaw are employees of Maynard’s business, Maynard Custom Tree Landscaping Service.

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Hunt County
7:36 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Settlement expected in A&R Demolition case

The county and the TCEQ filed the suit against the Travis County demolition company, which made headlines when it destroyed two north Texas sports landmarks, in July 2011, alleging the business illegally disposed of debris from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Credit www.ardemolition.com

A hearing is expected in state district court this week, in order to file the final paperwork in the resolution of a major illegal dumping suit, involving a famous demolition company’s handling of debris from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

But Hunt County Civil Attorney Daniel Ray said it will probably be after the first of the year before the litigation against A&R Demolition Inc. can be completely settled.

A hearing is scheduled Monday in the 196th District Court.

“We have some paperwork we are going to get to the judge,” Ray said.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

'Clothe-a-Child' preparing for Dec. 9-10 shopping event

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the county's Clothe-a-Child program expects to assist more than 800 children in shopping for new clothes Dec. 9-10.  About $50 will "clothe a child."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

'Treasure Hunt' Nov. 29 in Commerce; Christmas Parade Dec. 6

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses plans for the Small-Business Saturday Treasure Hunt Saturday in Commerce, and for the Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6.  The parade is being moved from the traditional Thursday night, and will feature a Christmas festival in downtown Commerce starting at 2 p.m.

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Delta County
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A message from Sheriff Smith: Blue and Red Santa

Blue and Red Santa
Credit Courtesy Photo

A message from Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith:

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement are partnering this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in our area.  The event will be named Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa.  In Delta County our law enforcement ranks are rather small so we chose to partner with the Delta County Fire Departments and EMS thus the name Blue and Red Santa.

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Cooper
11:26 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Camping workshop to be held at Cooper Lake

There will be a workshop held at the South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park on Dec. 5-7.
Credit Luis Noble / Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

Coming soon is a two-night family camping workshop at Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur Unit December 5-7.

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Delta County
11:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

County receives hefty storm damage grant

Delta County finally sees funds to help with ice storm damage.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County will be receiving $350,000 from Texas Department of Transportation for the ice storm damage experienced last December. Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire said they have been working to get this grant for quite some time, gathering photos and information from the Commissioners.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Greenville Chamber tried to save cotton, 100 years ago

Credit Commodity Online

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the Greenville Chamber of Commerce started a demonstration program 100 years ago to give a boost to the county's declining cotton industry.

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