Commerce – An arrest warrant has been issued for an Eastland County man, charged with aggravated assault in Commerce that involved a hammer. The warrant for 30-year-old James Christopher Simpson was issued Thursday.
Simpson entered a plea of not guilty in November to one indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury. Simpson was alleged to have attacked a woman with a hammer in July of last year. He was arrested the next day by the Commerce Police Department.
Items addressed by Provost Larry Lamanski and President Dan Jones included new and extended university programs, federal initiatives for 2011, legislative items regarding public education, and the university budget.
Denison – A middle school student at Denison ISD is accused of bringing a loaded handgun to school.
Officials at B. McDaniel Middle School say they do not believe the student brought the gun to school to hurt anyone, but to show it off to friends. It is believed the gun was brought to school in an athletic bag.
The student will be sent to the Denison ISD's Disciplinary Alternative Education Program for at least a year