Commerce – The City of Commerce has elected to pursue a grant for the Safe Routes to Schools Program to provide proper school accessibility for students.
To be eligible for the grant, the city and school district are required to submit a sidewalk plan to TxDot.
On Tuesday council hired KSA Engineers from Tyler to help develop the plan by the end of the month at a cost of $5,000. The firm will look at all intermediate campuses within the CISD to determine the proper plan.
Services pending for Wolfe City resident killed in Tuesday wreck; Commerce Council moving forward with HW 11 utility relocation project; Commerce seeking Safe Routes to Schools grant to construct sidewalks; Hearing Thursday in Hunt County for money laundering; TxDot releases 100 most congested roads report; Hopkins County Hospital to hold 60 year anniversary celebration.
– The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has acknowledged the 100 most congested roadways in the state, including some in North Texas.
The report shows the majority of roadways were of course in major metropolitan areas, such as Dallas, Tarrant and Harris Counties.
Number two on the list is between Interstate 635 to Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas County. The stretch of road is said to cause more than $4 million hours of delay each year, costing collectively $86.31 million annually.
Wolfe City – Services are pending for a Wolfe City resident, killed Tuesday night following a one vehicle accident just south of the city.
27-year-old Collin Owens was said to have rolled his pickup at around 9:30 p.m. on FM 512. According to Wolfe City Police, he was stable upon emergency arrival, but later died after being transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Owens is the son of Richard C. "Dickie" Owens, who is the operator of R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City where funeral services are pending.
Commerce – The City of Commerce is making progress with its Highway 11 utility relocation project, as mandated by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Council Tuesday night voted to proceed with the acquisition of easements along the highway.
There were five total easements to obtain before work could begin in those areas, with all but one now accounted for. The city does need to go to eminent domain on one of the easements. The district judge will need to appoint a three member panel to work out an agreement.
Wolfe City – A Wolfe City resident is killed Tuesday night following a one vehicle accident on FM 512 about five miles south of the city.
27-year-old Colin Owens was said to have rolled his pickup at around 9:30 p.m. According to Wolfe City Police, he was stable upon emergency arrival, but later died after being transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
No word on what caused the accident. The Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident.
Pretrial hearing Wednesday in Hunt County murder case; Commerce Council takes no action on support of county waste collection center; Council tables curfew ordinance again; Burning tires to blame for highly visible fire in Hunt County Tuesday; Greenville Police arrest three in burglary; Fire in Cumby injures firefighter, heavily damages home; Kaufman County Sheriff's office offers reward in June hit-and-run.