No reported damage from Tuesday's storms; New rules adopted for eight liners in Greenville; Action delayed in allowing alcohol in Greenville parks; No foul play suspected in Bonham fire that killed three; Lamar County Judge to declare state of disaster following May 2 storms; Wood County town evacuated following tire fire.
Hawkins – Thousands of tires ordered removed years ago are burning in an abandoned East Texas lot. Flames from the fire in Hawkins in Wood County are giving off a toxic smoke that's forced the small town's evacuation.
There were no reports of injuries involving the estimated 150,000 tires ablaze at the site.
Hawkins ISD Superintendent Dan Rose says schools closed yesterday due to the fire. Jarvis Christian College are to resume there today.
Greenville – Action is delayed in allowing alcohol in Greenville parks. The City Council chose Tuesday to table an item that would allow the consumption of alcohol in the city's park system on certain occasions.
Parks and Recreation Director Colby VanGundy had proposed allowing the drinking of alcohol at the Wright Park Golf Course and during special events. But he stressed during Tuesday's meeting that the proposal would not be a blanket approval of alcohol use in the entire park system.
Greenville – Eight liners in Greenville have some new rules to follow.
The amendment to the city's code of ordinances establishes licensing, permitting and procedures for the game rooms, while prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in any location which has one or more of the devices. The Council agreed to exempt non-profit fraternal organizations such as the Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion from the rules regarding alcohol, but not the rules concerning the licensing and permitting of the games.
Bonham – The cause of last weekend's apartment fire in Bonham that killed three will be declared undetermined, according to Bonham Fire Marshall Bruce Caylor.
Following investigations by both insurance firms and the state fire marshal's office, officials do not suspect foul play, but were unable to determine a direct cause.
On May 17, 31-year-old Brandi Goleman, and her two children, ages one and three were killed when the fire swept through a portion of the two-story, 16 unit complex. No other major injuries were reported.
All three reported killed in weekend accident from Fannin County; Commerce Strategic Plan now available at www.ketr.org; I-30 motorists expect more delays beginning Tuesday; Royse City-area man re-indicted on assault against a public servant charges; Paris City Council to regulate beer and wine sales during meeting.