Ladonia – A number of events are scheduled in Ladonia this weekend to celebrate Christmas and the season for giving.
The "Giving before Getting" Christmas event features the city's annual parade, blood drive to honor all military personnel and their families, plus Toys for Tots gift donation, where participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or non perishable food item.
Ladonia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Porter says the event's theme was created with the idea of selflessness in mind.
Greenville – The Greenville Board of Development will continue to operate under little change following a meeting Tuesday.
Three familiar names will continue as members of the board next year.
Current Board chairman Mike Taylor was re-appointed to the position Tuesday by the City Council, which will be his fourth consecutive term at the position. Steve Reid in Place 6 and Jerry Grady in Place 7, whose terms were schedule to expire this month were re-appointed also during Tuesday's meeting.
Commerce – The City of Commerce has denied allegations raised in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a slain code enforcement officer.
The city claimed sovereign immunity from liability in its response filed last week to the suit from Donavan and Marissa Walker, the surviving children of Michael "Pee Wee" Walker. Attorney's Dan Kelly, of Austin, and Jim McLeroy of Sulphur Springs also said the city itself was not the responsible party in the suit.
Farmersville – A Farmersville couple is forced to leave their home after the city decides their geo-thermal system which uses city water to heat their home, is illegally connected.
WFAA-TV reports Rex and Sherry Thain were approved of the connection 10 years ago by the former City Manager, but the new one doesn't approve. The city said it violates ordinances and the safe drinking water act.
Now the Thains have had to disconnect the device, which means no heat over the winter season.
Combine – The eroding Bois D' Arc Island Levee in Kaufman County is threatening a city there.
The Levee is holding back part of the Trinity River and city leaders in Combine say it could run over the levee wit the next heavy rainfall.
There are 2,000 residents in the city and at an emergency meeting last night; those closest to the levee were told to put together an evacuation plan. Plans to fix the levee are on hold until la new board of directors can be seated to run the operation.