Commerce – Commerce Independent School District administrators celebrated Tuesday as the much-awaited accountability ratings were released by the Texas Education Agency.
With increased scores on the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills), the District maintained its Academically Acceptable rating but increased Commended Performance in all areas to Recognized and Exemplary levels.
Greenville – It is unlikely the Grand Jury will be considering any indictments regarding the capital murder charges filed against Arturo Vega and Gabriela Ortiz, involving the death of two-year-old Brandon Herrera, given the short time frame.
However, three other homicide cases are awaiting consideration.
They include Noel Woods, of Wills Point, who is currently out on bond in the alleged Christmas Eve shooting death of Alexander Bugg, also of Wills Point.
Greenville – Capital murder charges have been levied against 23-year-old Arturo Vega and 22-year-old Gabriela Ortiz in the death of a young boy.
Two-year-old Brandon Herrera was found dead Sunday near Campbell, having reportedly suffered from blunt force trauma. Authorities say autopsy results are pending but preliminary results could be available by the end of the week.
The two suspects are being held in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $2 Million bond each.
Greenville – Authorities Tuesday morning were still working to charge the caregivers in connection to death of a two-year-old boy, found Sunday in the back of a vehicle.
A 21-year-old male and female told authorities they were transporting Brandon Herrera to a local hospital, but Hunt County Chief Deputy Joe Knight says the child had been dead for some time after receiving massive blunt force trauma.
Bonham – The Grayson County College campus in Bonham does not have the traffic they need to pay for the cost of classes.
The school reports that only three full-time students are currently enrolled.
GCC says they will remain in the Rayburn Collegiate Center until the end of their lease in March of 2012. They will continue to offer GED, adult Basic Ed and small business services until end of their lease, and then hope to offer classes in Bonham High School.