Greenville – A Garland man pleads not guilty to testing almost three times the legal limit of alcohol while driving through Hunt County.
Steven Bruce Roberts entered the plea Monday. A tentative trial date was set for August 15.
The alleged offense occurred in November, 2009, when authorities received a report of a man changing a flat tire along Interstate 30 and occasionally entering the lane of traffic. The indictment against Roberts listed three prior felony DWI convictions.
Sulphur Springs – With the summer construction season upon us, local road crews are taking advantage of the chance to replace and repair existing streets.
In Sulphur Springs, crews are in phase 3 of their Houston Street project, which began two years ago. The project consists of completely rebuilding a two and a half block section of the road, from Jackson St. to Church St. It includes making water, sewer and drainage improvements.
Paris – A Paris custodian is behind bars for allegedly recording faculty members inside the restrooms of Aiken Elementary School.
Following a brief investigation, 22-year-old Randy Steven Motter was arrested Friday for improper visual/photo recording. Faculty members at the Paris ISD campus had told police they felt they were being secretly watched in private areas of the school.
Commerce, TX – Exasperated by stray or missing commas that account for a significant majority of mechanical errors in what may otherwise be competent writing, the Silver Leos Writers Guild is attempting to corral the maverick punctuation mark at a free workshop from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Monday, June 13, in the Board Room of the Alumni Center at the corner of Stonewall and Bois d'Arc streets on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Commerce, TX – As summer movies gain momentum, film audiences begin to take note of credits for local talents associated with Hollywood releases. Currently, Dreamworks' "Kung Fu Panda Two" credits David Walvoord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Walvoord of Commerce, as lighting executive. His wife, Kristie Hanson Walvoord, appears in the credits for Disney's "Tangles" as an animation artist. Both hold degrees from Texas A&M-College Station in animation.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs High School Principal John McCullough has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent's post at Sulphur Bluff ISD.
The Sulphur Springs News Telegram reports McCullough will take over at Sulphur Bluff on June 21. He'll replace Robin Ross, who resigned after three years in the position to accept the same job in Mansfield, Ark.
Paris – A motorist suspected of driving while intoxicated leads Paris Police on a brief chase Saturday while transported a small child.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the 2900 block of Bonham St., but when the man was asked to step to of the vehicle for a field sobriety test, he refused and drove away. The man, later identified as 29-year-old David Victor Pena, of Paris, would eventually exit his vehicle and flee on foot at a residence on Highway 82 West.
– Monday is the final day residents can comment on the State Department's environmental impact study concerning the proposed Trans Canada Keystone Pipeline.
The controversial 1,700 mile tar sands oil pipeline would run from Canada, through several Northeast and East Texas counties to refineries on the Texas gulf coast. Local counties that would be impacted include Lamar, Delta, Hopkins and Wood counties.
Learn more by visiting http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/clientsite/keystonexl.nsf?Open.