Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.
The Delta County Sheriff’s office is enlisting the watchful eyes of the Cooper community to help solve a rash of graffiti cases. Suspects seem to be targeting abandoned buildings and using black spray paint to create large markings in most cases what looks to be initials.
Areas that have been vandalized in the past few weeks have been behind Henslee Hardware, the former Hope House, a structure on 10th street and the former Paris Regional Medical Center both at the back of the building and near the roof.
One can forgive John Ratcliffe and his supporters for looking ahead to the former federal attorney's role in Washington, D.C.
Not only does the new Republican nominee for the Texas 4th congressional district seat come from a GOP-dominated district, but he also won't even be facing a Democratic opponent in the general election in November. Instead, Ratcliffe will be on the ballot with Libertarian J.P. Raley and independent Kenneth Lee Kammer in a contest that Democrats have decided to sit out.
Hydrogen sulfide — a gas that smells like rotten eggs — can be insidious in its lethality. Its odor will be unmistakable to its victim. But the gas can quickly numb the sense of smell, leading to the belief that the threat has passed. Unconsciousness and death can follow.
“Unfortunately, if you come in contact with hydrogen sulfide there are not a lot of second chances,” said Sheldon McKee, director of business development at AMGAS, a Canadian company that makes equipment to remove hydrogen sulfide in the oilfields, where it can be a deadly risk for workers.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses recent local developments, including an arrangement to open the city of Greenville's Ja-Lu swimming pool this summer; steps toward starting the construction of a new YMCA building; and an investigation into illegal dumping of chemicals in the Greenville area that could put the area's water at risk.
UPDATE, 8:40 a.m.- The two young women killed in the accident have been identified as Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver. The two young women who survived the wreck are La'Tisha Hearne and Zenobia Winbush. A candelight vigil will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rachel's Garden starting at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. University flags are flying at half staff Wednesday as well in honor of the women.
Two weeks from today, City of Greenville officials will learn how many contractors are interested in rebuilding three local streets and/or performing maintenance work on several others.
The city is currently seeking bids from companies wanting to complete projects to rebuild the south end of Sayle Street, the south end of Stonewall Street and Webb Street between Sayle and Wesley Streets.
The city is also awaiting bids on the 2014 Street Improvement Program.
A local man may enter a guilty plea this week to an armed robbery indictment, which alleged he used an assault rifle during a November hold-up.
Larry Michael Mata, 25, of Greenville, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in February on one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment hearing in March before 196th District Court Judge Steve Tittle.
Mata is scheduled to enter another plea during a hearing in the court Wednesday morning.
The Ja-Lu Municipal Swimming Pool in Greenville is scheduled to open for the summer with a free swim Saturday.
The Greenville City Council voted last week to contract with the YMCA of Greenville and Hunt County to run the pool this summer. Under the agreement, the YMCA will supply aquatics staff and manage the day-to-day operations at the pool while the City of Greenville will still be responsible for the maintenance of the facility.