Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.
The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.
Area government, health care and emergency management officials met Wednesday in response to the Ebola crisis in North Texas.
Hunt County Judge John Horn, along with almost three dozen representatives from health care agencies, emergency management organizations, cities, Texas A&M University-Commerce and various other public entities met at the Commerce/Hunt County Emergency Operations Center to discuss the situation.
October is “Sharing the Vision” month. Lions Club International has announced their Centennial Service Challenge.
With this, the local Lions Club of Cooper would like the public to know there are collection boxes for donations of eyeglasses at Miller’s Pharmacy, Cooper Home Health, Cooper Post Office, Lowery Medical Supply and many of the area churches. Plus the Club will be accepting gently used eyeglasses at the upcoming fundraising Pancake Breakfast annually held at the Cooper Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday morning of Chiggerfest Oct. 18 and at the Health Fair at the Civic Center that same day.
The Delta County Commissioners Court decided on the holidays for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Those include Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 13, Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Nov. 26-28, Christmas Dec. 24-26, New Year’s Jan. 1-2, Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19, President’s Day Feb. 16, Good Friday April 3, Memorial Day May 25, Independence Day July 3, Labor Day Sept. 7 2015 and a floating holiday (employee’s choice).
About 100 people attended a ceremony this morning in Honey Grove welcoming the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit. The traveling exhibition left McKinney early this morning and passed through Bonham on the way to Honey Grove, with a motorcycle escort by the Patriot Guard. The artwork by Austin Vietnam veteran Don Dorsey features dog tags bearing the names of the 3,417 Texas servicemen who died or were listed as Missing In Action in Vietnam.
Commerce family practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi says ebola virus is very virulent, but because it is not an airborne virus and because of the advanced health-care system in the U.S., it is very unlikely to spread widely here. But Dr. Rick says it's not impossible that some strain of flu could become pandemic, as the terrible flu outbreak of 1918.
There is a non-partisan forum planned for Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Delta County Civic Center starting with a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the forum at 7 p.m. All candidates are invited to speak.
The Delta County Sheriff’s office is seeking any information leading to the whereabouts of Nerva Marie Wilkins, who is wanted for two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance.
The DCSO along with Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit has spent over 60 days in an undercover drug sting. While Wilkins is still at large, the DCSO arrested Tommy Wayne Walker Jr. for the same yet unrelated counts. Each case involves the sale of methamphetamine.
Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says it's time to start getting gardens ready for the winter. The Master Gardeners, Hunt County Agrilife Extension and the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library present "The Art of Gardening: Goblins in the Garden" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Outdoor Learning Center, 2311 Washington Street in Greenville.
When federal appellate judges ruled last week that the state could enforce strict new abortion restrictions while a legal challenge winds its way through the courts, Texas was left with just eight abortion clinics authorized to perform the procedure. While many Texas women now live hundreds of miles away from such facilities, some may still have another option: their doctor’s office.