Commerce – Among the items discussed during Tuesday's Commerce City Council were the 2010 census and the upcoming year's 2009-2010 budget, among other items.
Pat McCoy is with the US Census Bureau, he spoke with council about creating a "Complete Count Committee" to help make sure all residents are included in the 2010 census. He says it's important that all citizens take the time to fill out their census questionnaire, as that will help determine federal funding for the city.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council meets Tuesday night in regular session, with items including but not limited to a presentation of the 2009-2010 preliminary budget, plus review of a traffic analysis recently performed along N. Neal Street.
Also on the agenda, an update and report on the recently approved 20-year strategic plan and a discussion of the Open Meetings Act, as requested by Mayor Quay Throgmorton.
Hearing Tuesday for suspect in case of slain A&M-C student; Another organized crime indictment made public for Greenville man; Greenville Electric Utility System seeking grant to save customers money; Sulphur Springs and Commerce City Councils to meet Tuesday night; High number of drowning deaths in Texas to date - Local State Park manager provides tips on how to stay safe.
– Some disturbing statistics released by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; more than 60 children have drowned statewide as of June 29. Even more water-related deaths were reported over the July 4 holiday weekend.
"You should always swim with a buddy, never swim along," says Rodney Franklin, manager of Cooper Lake State Park. "Especially when you're swimming in an area that there are no lifeguards it's important that you have someone there with you at all times."
Greenville – Another organized crime indictment against a Greenville man is made public.
The indictment, filed against 20-year-old Martin Rioz Jr., was unsealed Monday. The charge was issued sealed by the Hunt County grand jury in May, pending Rioz's arrest and arraignment. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday, although records indicated he did not appear in court as he had recently bonded out of jail on the charge.