Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs officials hope to speed up the process of a possible traffic study along TxDot's new Highway 11 bypass after a motorist was severely injured Tuesday.
The City had already submitted a letter to the state agency, but now plans to formally approve a resolution at its next meeting calling for a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 11 and Arbala Road.
A 79-year-old woman was flown to an area trauma center in stable condition after her vehicle was t-boned by a truck.
Hopkins County – A Hopkins County home is destroyed by fire following a blaze yesterday afternoon. There were no reports of any injuries at the site along CR 2310.
Hopkins County firefighters were first on the scene, only minutes after the fire was reported and could see flames coming from left of the house. Sulphur Springs firefighters were next followed by volunteers from numerous departments in the county.
The blaze had to be fought defensively due to manpower and water shortages.
Red River, New Mexico – A 14-year-old girl is alive today thanks to the actions of a Greenville firefighter, who was in the right place at the right time while vacationing over the weekend in New Mexico.
Following a nearly four-hour hike up to the summit of Wheeler Peak, Firefighter Colby Estes and his family were starting back down due to threatening weather when Estes witnessed a girl falling down the mountain.
As he encountered the girl, she started becoming lethargic and was difficult to keep awake.
Commerce – The City of Commerce last night threw its support behind a recent appeal made by Hunt County Judge John Horn regarding the elimination of a position with the County's AgriLife Extension Program.
They join a growing list of area entities voicing their concern over the potential job loss.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service has announced plans to eliminate the position of a 4-H Agent, effective Oct 31.
Greenville – A guilty plea has been entered in connection to a robbery at a local bank.
One of two men charged in the offense has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge.
Vincent Merrell Jones and Antonio Tyrone Sessions, both of Greenville, were each indicted on one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon following a November 2008 incident at Alliance Bank. Both men waived their right to a jury trial.