The National Weather Service has said that large hail is the main concern for Northeast Texas during this afternoon’s expected thunderstorms across the region.
Central Texas is at highest risk for tornadoes and very large hail, according to forecasters. Earlier predictions had identified the highest risk areas in Northeast Texas, but revised forecasts today moved the areas of highest concern to the southwest.
Officials from the Canadian government expressed frustration on June 11 over the U.S. government’s continued delay of a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver and other high-ranking ministers denounced the Obama administration’s slow movement around the TransCanada Corporation’s $5.4 billion project. Oliver said he and other Canadian officials were in New York to keep the issue alive with the U.S. public and business.
The chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, says a sign commemorating the Bankhead Highway will be dedicated at the Corner Street Pub in downtown Greenville on Tuesday, June 17. The Bankhead Highway was a transcontinental, federally funded road approved by Congress in 1916 that passed through Greenville, Commerce and other Northeast Texas towns, and parts of which still exist today.
Formerly known as Knight's Head Inn on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, which was currently being renovated by its new owners Councilwoman Emily Glass and her husband Garrett and her parents, Bill and Gina Wilder, had the front facade caved after construction crews removed the front windows of the unoccupied structure. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The Hunt County Commissioners Court approved a funds transfer Tuesday, which will allow the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to receive an armored personnel carrier from federal surplus.
But the commissioners wanted to discuss the issue for a while before taking a vote.
The commissioners voted during Tuesday’s regular session to approve the transfer of $2,600 from the equipment line item of the Federal Forfeiture Account to pay for the delivery of a 2012 Mine Resistant Vehicle, which will be used by the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.
Law enforcement, emergency management and hospital district personnel will be involved this afternoon in an “active shooter” drill in and near the Boles Independent School District.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is joining Hunt Regional Healthcare, the American Red Cross and the Boles ISD in conducting a large scale training exercise near the area of State Highway 34 and FM 2101.
The drill will involve multiple police, fire and EMS vehicles and personnel traveling into and out of the area.
Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."