Commerce – Young children and the difference makers in their lives were honored recently during the Week of the Young celebration at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Children's Learning Center from April 12-18.
Commerce Mayor Quay Throgmorton and officials from A&M-Commerce kicked off the festivities with a speech and a balloon launch. Other events throughout the week included a breakfast, luncheon and an Afternoon of Art and Tea.
Sulphur Springs – Prominent Sulphur Springs physician Dr. Don O'Neal, has now been arrested for the second time in as many months.
The 62-year-old O'Neal was charged with 22 counts of delivery of a controlled substance after he allegedly administered drugs to patients in his office. The drugs were prescribed even after he surrendering his license.
ONeal was previously arrested for 33 counts of prescription fraud.
– State Representative for District 2 Dan Flynn is calling upon area businesses to familiarize themselves with a new federal law.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, known as FACTA, will affect day-to-day methods of doing business. FACTA addresses identity theft issues and directs business owners to take the necessary steps to help reduce the liability for such crimes when they occur and may threaten business operations.
Greenville – The public is invited to a retirement reception this Thursday in Greenville to honor Police Chief Harold Roseberry.
Roseberry announced his retirement last month, having served 34 years for the city during his 37 year career in law enforcement. His final day is Friday, April 30.
Thursday's event takes place from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Fletcher Warrant Civic Center. That will be preceded by a Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Police and Courts Building along Lee Street, at 1 p.m.
Greenville – A Collin County man is indicted in an area bank robbery case. Justin DeShaun Simmons, of McKinney, was one of two people named in the indictment.
The two were reportedly involved in a holdup at the Bank of America in Greenville in September 2009.
Simmons was arrested two days later and was said to have confessed to the crime, and provided the name of an alleged accomplice. The status of the charges, if any, against the other individual was not immediately available.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce continues to ease the transition for incoming students after being selected as one of eight colleges and universities to participate in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Postsecondary System beginning next fall.