Commerce – Administrators and teachers at Commerce ISD are optimistic about preliminary results from this year's TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) testing which show significant increases, enough to move Commerce High School off the Texas Education Agency unacceptable rating list.
College Station – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents is scheduled Thursday to consider approval of a proposed increase in designated tuition for a number of its member institutions.
A&M-Commerce is seeking a range of increase from between $2.50 and $25 per semester per credit hour for the upcoming academic year. Estimates indicate the increase will be somewhere around $15. The current fee is $84.
Greenville – It was an unusual drug bust this week in Greenville.
The Hunt County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a 39-year-old bus passenger who packed the wrong lunch.
When consent was given to search his belongings, nine ounces of hydroponic marijuana with a street value of $5,000 was discovered. The man was hiding the pot in cans of potato chips stashed in a plastic grocery bag, disguised as his lunch.
At last report the man was awaiting arraignment on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Commerce approves 20-year strategic plan; AC Williams school now 85 percent complete; Former Hunt County ISD employee accused of sexual assault; Still no H1N1 reported in Hunt County; TxDot to close portion of I-30 in Greenville and made detour; Wood County man put to death for Quitman woman's murder; CHS principal chosen to Harvard program.