Commerce – The proposed budget for the City of Commerce includes a 6 cent tax increase; from .76 to .82 cents per $100 valuation and a $700 raise per employee.
During a recent budget workshop, a majority of council gave consent to not conduct a search for a new city manager this fiscal year. The proposed budget does not include any additional funding for streets.
On Tuesday, council will meet in executive session for a "discussion regarding salary adjustments for the Interim City Manager and Accounting Supervisor".
Hopkins County – A Como-Pickton ISD student was injured Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle traveling along Hwy 11.
The crash occurred at the CR 2331 intersection in Hopkins County.
Reports indicate the bus was pulled over following a minor wreck and in the process of unloading students when a pickup truck hit the seven-year-old. The truck reportedly had to take evasive action to avoid colliding with one of the stopped vehicles behind the bus.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce sports fans will be treated to in-game replays, statistics and live video feed at Memorial Stadium thanks to a new 55-by-31 feet scoreboard, which is currently the second largest in NCAA Division II.
Host Scott Harvey speaks with Ron Butler about Texas dams that pose a signficant hazard potential and what dam owners and area residents can do to be prepared. Our Friday feature explores the growing popularity of "Tiny Houses."
– With much of Texas still hot and dry and wildfires continuing to spark up across the state, Texas Parks and Wildlife is asking dove hunters to be especially careful when heading out this week for first week of the season.
Fire activity remains steady throughout much of the state, which means a wildfire could be easily ignited. All it takes is one spark from an unattended campfire, lit cigarette or even the muzzle of a gun.