Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved a second and final reading of its amended sex offender ordinance, but not without long deliberation over how to enforce the law on the university campus.
The City will seek the Texas Attorney General's opinion on whether there's a statute in place that gives the City enforceability of their ordinance on the university campus.
Hopkins County – A child from Cooper has been placed with a family member after his parents were arrested on drug charges.
Hopkins County deputies arrested 43-year-old Raymond Bruce Aaron and his 36 year old wife Sheila after stopping them for a traffic violation.
A search of their vehicle turned up a quantity a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Traveling in the car at the time was their 23-month-old child. The couple was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance.
Hopkins County – An investigation into the death of a Hopkins County man last week will be conducted by Texas Ranger Kenneth Bond of Mt. Pleasant.
William Keith White of the Divide Community was shot dead by law enforcement after he allegedly fired several shots at deputies and members of the Sulphur Springs PD swat team. No officers were injured.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD Monday night honored outgoing Board Member Donna Tavener for her years of service. She had chosen not to seek a third term on the board. A resident of the city since 1977, Tavener currently works as the director of educator preparation at A&M-Commerce and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the past four years.