Commerce – Crews at Texas A&M University-Commerce are a step closer toward the installation of a road behind Whitley Hall.
The Commerce City Council last week approved a resolution for the project, which is designed to relieve the volume of traffic from Neal Street to Loop 178, and in turn take the pressure off motorists and improve safety for students crossing the Loop.
The preliminary plan shows Whitley Drive will sit approximately one-tenth a mile south of the Highway 50/Loop 178 intersection.
– There's a new identity theft scam being reported in the area.
The latest variation on phishing involves an apparent mass automated telephone call scheme, seeking account and personal identification numbers.
The call is claimed to be from American National Bank of Texas, claiming the recipients account has been closed or is in danger of being closed, requiring the recipient to submit their debit card or personal identification number.
Greenville – Jay Atkins won Tuesday's Republican Party primary runoff race for Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 2, and likely also claimed the position outright.
David McNabb did the same thing in winning the GOP runoff for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, while Sheila Linden won the Republican Party nomination in her Justice of the Peace race. Linden will face Democrat Sandra Kay Linson-Bell in November.
– Voting for the runoff elections takes place from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. today throughout the region today.
The races represent the top two vote-getters on March 2, who were unable to receive at least 50 percent of the vote.
In Hunt County, voters will decide races for Commissioner for Precinct 2 and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 race, plus choose a Republican Party nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2.