SULPHUR SPRINGS – Due to a lack of economic viability, the City of Sulphur Springs has announced they will not reopen their public pool this spring.
City officials declined comment on neither the announcement nor what the future holds for the venue, citing pending litigation.
According to a statement issued Monday, during the past few years pool use has continued to decline while operating and other expenses have increased. City officials feel current use of the facility would be imprudent considering the era of budget cuts and tighter spending.
COMMERCE – The Commerce ISD is in the process of renovating the old A.C. Williams Elementary School to house offices for central administration, Tri County Shared Services, food service and facilities for the Boys & Girls Club.
COMMERCE – Commerce Police Department received a 911 transfer call Sunday at 12:28 p.m. from Greenville Police notifying them that a red Ford Mustang was firing shots at the Wesley Street Bridge in Greenville. Three shots were reported fired at that location, according to Commerce Public Information Officer Marty Cunningham.
Commerce Police intercepted the car at 12:33 p.m. on State Highway 24/50 just outside the city limits of Commerce. The suspect pointed a gun at Commerce officers and shots were exchanged between the two.
COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD is scheduled Sunday to hold a formal dedication ceremony and open house for the new A.C. Williams Elementary School.
The public is invited to the event, which takes place from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the site, located along Culver Street/Loop 178 across from the Commerce Middle School.
Callie Hearn, daughter of the late A. C. Williams, and Wyman Williams, chairman of the citizens committee for the construction of a new school will speak at the ceremony. Students will then give tours of the facility.