– Several firefighters from the region have been deployed to assist in the wild fires out west.
Early Thursday morning, Commerce, Celeste, Frisco and Prosper firefighters set out for Ft. Davis, where they'll be assigned to a Texas Forest Service Strike Team and/or Task Force. The group is currently working to control the 160,000 acre Rockhouse Fire. Units will be assisting with fire control, back burning and hot spots. Commerce Firefighter's Jeremy Littlefield and Bruce Millard are among the personnel on hand.
Bonham – Fannin County officials are to conduct a series of town hall meetings beginning next month to receive input on the County's animal control issue.
Earlier this week, Commissioners determined four different locations to conduct the meetings, which will be open to the public.
On May 2 at 5:30 p.m., officials will meet in the county courtroom at the Fannin County Courthouse. That same evening, at 7:30 p.m., members of the commissioner's court will address individuals at the Honey Grove City Hall.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council has approved a list of new regulations for hotels, with hopes of bringing full-service facilities to town.
On a given night, about half of the City's 770 total hotel rooms are empty.
New rules approved Tuesday means any new hotel would be required to provide at least 55 square feet of meeting space per guest room, with at least 100 guest rooms for a full service hotel and 80 rooms for limited service hotels.
Each new hotel would also be required to have a swimming pool.