Mt. Pleasant – The Region D Water Planning Group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center.
Consultants will report on comments received by the public on the Initially Prepared Plan. Nominations will be accepted for eight positions to serve as voting members of the group starting this September.
The Region D Group represents Northeast Texas Counties for future water development needs.
Greenville – A guilty plea has been entered in a 2008 capitol murder case in Hunt County.
Jerry Lynn Phelps was facing a potential death sentence if found guilty during a jury trial which had been scheduled to begin in two weeks. Instead, Phelps was automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of Charlene Hoover Jones.
District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. said the prosecution was prepared to seek the death penalty and that no plea deal had been offered.
Dr. Dan Jones, president at Texas A&M University-Commerce, hosts The President's Table. On May 3, Dr. Jones welcomed guests concerning the developing ROTC program, the university's participation in the AVID Post-Secondary project, and recent recipients of teaching awards.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday will consider amending its sex offender ordinance following last month's vote to settle the more than two-year-old lawsuit.
Councilman Tony Henry made the motion to settle for $43,000 during an April 23 hearing in Dallas. That motion was seconded by Bob Monday and was approved by a 3-2 margin with Mayor Quay Throgmorton also voting in favor. Councilmember's Billie Biggerstaff and Richard Hill were opposed.
Commerce – The Texas A&M University-Commerce equine program recently welcomed two high quality Thoroughbreds, "Tricky Prospect" and "Directs Unique One," thanks to the generosity of Mary Bonham. Bonham recently donated the horses in an effort to enhance educational opportunities for deserving students at A&M-Commerce. Both horses are known for their prowess on the racetrack, with one being a very rare white stallion.