Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on article reporting that rabies in household pets is becoming more common. San Antonio reported its first case of a dog with rabies in 30 years last summer, and early this year six people and eight pets came in contact with a rabid dog at Zilker Park in Austin. Dr.
Cooper Mayor Scott Stegall discusses the requirements for a $350,000 Texas Department of Agriculture grant the city may seek. The grant is for some sort of new development, and the city is welcoming ideas for what that might be. The city would have to match 5 percent of the grant, or about $17,500. And Diane Stegall, the chairman of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation, says the organization is going forward with plans for a new mural in downtown Cooper telling the story
Commerce mayor-elect Wyman Williams says it's important that the city continue its efforts to upgrade substandard housing or demolish dilapidated buildings. He says those efforts, which have resulted in around 100 buildings being torn down, contribute to industrial development in the city. Williams says he'll also be making the case to Commerce citizens, and Texas A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students that shopping in Commerce boosts the city's tax revenue and will make Commerce a better place in which to live and work.
Lori Cope, director of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Hunt County (CASA), says the number of cases on CASA's agenda has increased from 145 on April 1 to 186 as of May 6. CASA volunteers represent children in foster care during court proceedings. She says increasing pressure on Child Protective Services (CPS) is adding to CASA's caselist. And so, she says CASA is in urgent need of more volunteers.