Commerce – The Commerce School Board has accepted the resignation of Elementary School Principal Bobbie Thurman, effective Dec. 18.
Thurman has served as principal for 16 years, starting out as an assistant principal at CES three years earlier.
A longtime resident of Commerce, Thurman graduated from CHS in 1965 and from East Texas State University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, English, and Special Education. She began her teaching career in Sulphur Springs in 1968.
Commerce – The Commerce Lady Tigers were recognized Monday night during the CISD's board meeting for their efforts in the 2010 season.
The Tigers won the District 10-3A championship and advanced to the second round of the state volleyball playoffs.
Junior Raven Massey earned the District's Most Valuable Player award, the district's Middle Blocker award went to sophomore Kaci Harrison and in her first season as coach, Sarah Hall was named the Coach of the Year in the division.
Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison for the second time this year after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery.
36-year-old Ronald Brian Farquhar entered the guilty pleas Monday. Under a plea bargain arraignment, he received 12 years in prison. Farquhar was alleged to have threatened a male and female victim in the course of stealing money in March.
Indictments against him also listed two convictions from 2004.
Commerce – Commerce Police Department Lieutenant Terry Miller and Patrol Officer James Hildebrand received a standing ovation Tuesday after receiving awards for heroism following their actions this spring at the Commerce Wal-Mart.
The incident occurred on March 7 when a suspect reportedly fired shots from the Wesley Street Overpass in Greenville, then began traveling toward Commerce. Lieutenant Miller and Officer Hildebrand intercepted the vehicle on Hwy 50, and exchanged gunfire with the suspect after being fired upon.