Paris – A major gas leak in Paris forces the evacuation of several residents from their homes Monday.
The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the 100 block of SW 41st, just south of Old Bonham Road. The Paris Fire Department, upon arrival, found a line to be leaking high pressure gas. Police were called to assist in the evacuation and traffic assistance. Residents were also notified via the emergency alert system CodeRED.
Greenville, Commerce and Hunt County to receive stimulus funds; Second Greenville town hall held Monday; Two arrests in Paris Sunday; Lamar County Crime Stoppers seek man wanted on federal drug charges; Electricity to be used at near record consumption again Tuesday.
Greenville – There were plenty of comments during the second of two Greenville town hall meetings. The turnout for Monday night's meeting was much more impressive than for the first event on July 7.
As was the case with last week's meeting, City Manager Steven Alexander began by offering a presentation outlining the city's vision statement, guiding values and goals, along with details of the upcoming city budget. Alexander also touched on several key projects currently underway.
Hunt County – Police Departments in Greenville, Commerce and the Hunt County Sheriff's Office are all recipients of stimulus money.
The Greenville Police Department will be receiving the bulk of the federal grant although Commerce PD and Hunt County will share in the funds. The Greenville City Council is scheduled Tuesday night to formally accept the funding through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, and to approve the Commerce Police and Sheriff's Office as sub-award participants.
Paris – A Paris man is arrested on numerous drug charges following a search of his residence Friday in the 4100 block of Miranda Drive.
Found in the home of 38-year-old David Bloyed Anderson were several marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia and crystal methamphetamine. Anderson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Second town hall meeting in Greenville tonight; Street repairs coming to some Greenville streets; Lamar County Commissioners seek "protest zones;" More charges issued in Bonham VA nursing facility incident; Small business seminar in Sulphur Springs tonight.
Sulphur Springs – The Public is invited to a meeting this evening sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Association. The Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College will host the seminar at the Plain and Fancy Sandwich Shop on the Square at 6:30 p.m.
Over $1.50 million in loans has been generated by the center in Hopkins, Delta, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties.