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.
Quinlan – Allegations have been made against a Hunt County school district employee in a sexual assault case.
Phillip Randall Gullett is a former maintenance employee of the Quinlan Independent School District. He apparently quit the job just before his arrest.
Gullet was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of prohibited sexual conduct. He remained in custody Tuesday at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of a total of $175,000 bond.
Hunt County – There have still been no cases of H1N1 reported in Hunt County.
The latest update from the Texas Department of State Health Services, issued Tuesday morning, revealed Hunt County had none of the 694 cases of H1N1 flu which have been confirmed by the agency so far.
That news comes despite some nearby and contiguous counties that have been affected. Collin County had reported seven confirmed cases as of Tuesday morning, Dallas County 87 cases, while Kaufman and Rockwall counties each had one reported case.
Greenville – More traffic changes are planned along Interstate 30 in Greenville.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and its contractor, Austin Bridge and Road have announced plans to detour the westbound interstate main lane traffic at a half-mile west of State Highway 34/Wesley Street, beginning Thursday. Traffic will be detoured onto the north Frontage Road for approximately one mile, then back onto the interstate's main lanes.
Commerce – The City of Commerce will incur approximately $23,000 in damages from a storm earlier this month when it's all said and done.
The estimate comes from Commerce Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Harrison, who gave the report during Tuesday's City Council meeting. All damages should be covered by insurance, according to Director of Administrative Services Marc Clayton, after a 2,500 deductable is paid.
Commerce – Commerce High Principal Virdie Montgomery has been chosen to attend the Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program at The Principal's Center, Harvard Graduate School this summer.
Chosen from over 350 candidates, Montgomery will join 100 other principals in one of five Summer Institutes. Montgomery will attend the institute "Redesigning High Schools For Improved Instruction" June 28-July 3 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.