– Commerce High School is among area schools to appear on the Texas Educations Agency's list of underperforming schools.
The school appeared on the list due in part to being rated academically unacceptable. However, CISD officials filed and were awarded an appeal in the fall citing a clerical error. The district is rated as Academically Acceptable.
Scott welcomes guest Judy Schafer, VP of Marketing for the VF Outlet, which operates Factory Stores of America in Sulphur Springs. They discuss the holiday shopping season. Our Friday feature highlights a Van Alstyne preacher who is fasting to help the needy.
Idabel, OK – Oklahoma authorities have released the suspect's name in the shooting death of Paris resident Sharonda Bronner.
Sixteen-year-old Kendal Parmer of Idabel was taken into custody this week, several days after Bronner's body was found at the city's community center bathroom. Parmer is being charged with first degree murder and will be tried as an adult.
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation a ballistics team found a gun in the boy's grandmother's home.
Hunt, Collin County – Residents of Hunt and eastern Collin counties who receive their electricity from Cap Rock Energy will soon be paying their bills to a new energy provider.
Cap Rock, a 70-year-old company with a division office near Celeste, is being acquired by Hunt Transmission Services (HTS). Continental Energy Systems LLC announced it had agreed to sell Cap Rock Energy Corporation and its subsidiary, NewCorp Resources Electric Cooperative, Inc. to HTS.
Greenville – A Hunt County man, whose criminal record spans almost five decades, is sentenced to prison for driving while intoxicated. It was at least the seventh time Lloyd Dale Hudson had been charged with the crime, and was issued the maximum sentence of 20 years.
A Commerce Police Officer observed Hudson back in May hit a curb and knock down a street sign.
At the time Hudson was on a ten year probated sentence for felony DWI from 2002. A hearing to determine if that probation will be revoked is set for Jan. 11.
Greenville – A Greenville drug suspect, wanted on federal charges in connection to last week's major cocaine distribution bust, is taken into custody.
24-year-old Gerald Dean Johnson had been sought since a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement officers swept through the region. Johnson was taken into custody Wednesday on the federal warrants. Four additional local charges were also filed.