The Greenville Police Department released a statement on Nov. 15 concerning the investigation into the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez:
“In the early morning hours of Friday, November 14, 2014, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, DPS SWAT, and Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant in Wolfe City searching for Thomas Isaac Medlin, suspect in the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez. Medlin was not at the location.
Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 1:59 pm
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy are facing off in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff this December. And they’re facing off during this lame duck session of Congress, too. Both are racing to pass votes on bills to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, a key issue in Louisiana politics.
Rick Klein, political director for ABC News, talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about today’s House debate on the Keystone legislation and what else is happening on Capitol Hill.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game. And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.
New city of Commerce code-enforcement officer Chip Matthews teaches statewide courses in the enforcement of building codes and has written a new book on the subject. He comes to Commerce from the city of Gainesville. Matthews is also certified as a police officer. He has already identified 88 vacant, sub-standard buildings in Commerce. Chip is joined on the program by Commerce Mayor John Ballotti.
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while drivers are happy that gasoline is under $3 per gallon, if oil prices continue to fall it could have a bad effect on the energy-driven Texas economy.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them. From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.
Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.
Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.
Hayley Hasik, graduate assistant with the East Texas War and Memory Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says one of the most satisfying things about interviewing veterans on their memories of serving the country is giving their families copies of the interviews that they can share for generations to come.
Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the booming Texas energy industry, boosted in a major way by the controversial practice of fracking, may mean a boost in funding for Texas public schools when the state legislature meets year. But he's not taking that for granted.
A bluegrass tribute album to country music legend George Jones by Commerce-based Grammy-Award winning music producer and musician Brad Davis is in the running for a Grammy Award. And Brad will be the music director of a proposed network TV revival of the legendary Louisiana Hayride. Plus, he has a new recording and tour in the works with Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters.
Angel Tree applications are available at the Delta County Courthouse for the 2014 holiday season. Those interested in the program or those in need may find the applications in the County Judge’s office.
A large committee will be reviewing the applications and expects to help make the holidays special for many local families.
The Maroon and Gray Foundation surprised teachers at Cooper Elementary during last week’s pep rally. A trio of grants was presented to various projects.
“It was very exciting to surprise the teachers. We hope to do more than just classroom grants and expand into professional development for teachers too,” said Diane Stegall, Maroon and Gray Foundation Board member. “Other foundations at other schools were doing this and we thought it would work well for us too plus we will still be offering our graduates scholarships.”