Texas A&M-Commerce President Dr. Mark Rudin and Associate Professor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks explain the University's civility initative, in which the Dale Carnegie organization is providing training to University faculty and staff. Dr.
Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the Doctor's Creek Unit of the park will host a "Winter Wonderland" Christmas celebration from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights (December 13-14) this weekend, with holiday lights, live music, treats and a visit from Santa Claus. Steve says campers who decorate their cabins or other camping sites will camp free. Doctor's Creek is located at 1664 FM 1529 near Cooper.
Emily Glass, Alliance Bank vice-president and former Sulphur Springs mayor, says the city council took no action after an executive session on a personnel matter concerning long-time city manager Marc Maxwell. A large crowd of citizens attended the meeting and all who spoke supported Maxwell. The council also set public hearings on Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9 on the annexation of the former Thermo mine property.