Commerce – The SURRMA Board will meet in Commerce and continue work toward developing a transportation project for Northeast Texas. The agency may also be seeking a replacement for a local businessman, representing the City of Commerce on the board.
Thursday's meeting begins at 3 p.m. at City Hall. The agenda lists a report from an engineering firm concerning a potential pass-through financing project, as well as a review of the agency's long-term project plan with the company.
– Two big Christmas events are scheduled in Greenville this week.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the Police and Courts Building, 3000 Lee St. Mayor Tom Oliver will present his holiday welcome. The ceremony is also schedule to include holiday music and a visit from Santa Clause.
The annual downtown Christmas Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, with entrees judged one hour earlier.
Paris – 33-year-old Michael Christopher Minor, of Paris, has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a reported stabbing Saturday.
Reports indicate the victim had just pulled up to a residence in the 1000 block of SE 23rd and was getting out of his car when another man can up from behind and stabbed him in the hand. The suspect then fled by vehicle.
After a description of the suspect and vehicle were given, Minor was located and arrested.
Daingerfield – Trial is scheduled to being this week in the case of a Pittsburg man, charged in the murder of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student over Easter weekend.
23-year-old Lester Jackson will appear before a Morris County court on Tuesday. He is alleged to have fatally shot 20-year-old Christopher Rashad Moore. Jackson is also facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.