Commerce – Eastfield College students can seamlessly transfer to Texas A&M University-Commerce after completing their associate's degree following a recent dual admission articulation agreement between the colleges at Eastfield College in Mesquite.
West Tawakoni – An investigation is underway into a reported kidnapping Monday in Hunt County. A 54-year-old man remained in jail as of Tuesday, awaiting arraignment on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.
The Sheriff's Office says the incident stemmed from an armed abduction near West Tawakoni on Monday.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council Tuesday gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new restroom facility at City Park.
The low-bidder on the project was We Build Inc. (a Harrison, Walker and Harper company) out of Paris in the amount of $111,715. But council plans to knock that figure down to as low as $94,744 by issuing future change orders of the design or deletion of some design items.
Paris – It was a busy weekend for Paris Police, who made arrests following two separate burglary attempts and a drug bust, and are currently seeking an armed robbery suspect.
The reported hold-up occurred Saturday night at a convenience store in the 1900 block of Clarksville Street. An African American man is said to have demanded money from one of the workers while brandishing a gun. He made off with an unspecified amount of cash.
Greenville – The Texas Department of Transportation and its Contractor, Austin Bridge and Road, are preparing to convert from two-way frontage roads to a one-way frontage road system along IH 30 in Greenville. Crews plan to make the southbound conversion July 7, and the northbound conversion July 8.
"The bottom line is the make it more safe," said Chris Mountain with the TxDot office in Greenville. "We've got an increased amount of traffic out there and that's been the push for a long time is to make our roads safer."