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Bond Reduction Denied in Garcia Case

Dec 6, 2012
Commerce Police Department

A state district judge has denied a reduction in bond for the suspect charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man.

Commerce Police Department

A suspect charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man last week is seeking a reduction in her bond.

Commerce Police Department

One person has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death Wednesday of a Greenville man.

Daniel Starks / KETR

The Texas Department of Transportation has indicated that the traffic handled by two Commerce intersections isn't quite enough to warrant automated traffic lights.

Bash Festivities Begin in Commerce This Weekend

Sep 21, 2012
Commerce Chamber

The 27th Annual Bois d’ Arc Bash kicks 0ff with live music starting at 5 p.m. Friday on the downtown square.

Approved Commerce Budget Leaves Library in Trouble

Sep 20, 2012
www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - An amendment could be coming to the City of Commerce budget, just approved Tuesday, to address funding cuts to the city’s public library.

Highway Paving in Commerce Nearly Complete

Sep 19, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - After weeks of delays, crews are preparing to put the final touches on the remaining lanes of Loop 178/Culver Street in Commerce.

Mosquito Spraying Schedule for Northeast Texas

Sep 10, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

We appear to be removed from the peak West Nile season, but cities are continuing efforts to minimize the mosquito population with ground spraying in our region.

Efforts in Local Cities Slowing Down West Nile

Sep 3, 2012
http://billclarkbugsperts.com

HUNT COUNTY - Fewer cases of people being infected with the West Nile virus are being reported in Hunt County.

First Week of High School Football

Aug 31, 2012

Scores from the first week of the football season in North East Texas.

Commerce Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault

Aug 31, 2012

COMMERCE - The possible crime may have involved a date rape drug, according to authorities. Now, University Police at A&M-Commerce are warning students and community members how to avoid becoming a victim.

Area Cities, Schools Work Toward Budget Approval

Aug 29, 2012
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In Commerce, the proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year is the same as last year, $0.82 per $100 valuation.

Mosquito Spraying Begins Tuesday Night in Bonham

Aug 28, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

BONHAM - At least one confirmed case of the West Nile virus has been detected in the city and three cases in Fannin County are under review.

Nine Greenville residents were among 30 arrested this week in a drug trafficking sting spanning multiple counties in Northeast Texas.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a transformer blew near Commerce Hardware, a section of Loop 178/Culver St. was closed due to a live power line across the road.

Bonham Hires Familiar Manager in Bill Shipp

Aug 3, 2012
http://www.cobon.net/

BONHAM - Bill Shipp is back working in familiar territory. That is, if you acknowledge he actually left the region. On Wednesday, Shipp formally assumed the role of Bonham City Manager.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - In our report Wednesday on the City of Commerce’s decision to sign a new audit firm amid troubles with their current provider - which City Manager Marc Clayton said played a role in the lowering of the city’s bond rating by one agency - we hadn't yet shared the new lowered figure.

New Audit Firm Hired for City of Commerce

Jul 17, 2012
www.commercetx.org

COMMERCE - As expected, the Commerce City Council Tuesday approved a contract with a new audit firm, meaning they’ll part ways with Conway Co. CPAs at the conclusion of their agreement on September 30.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council Tuesday intends to contract with a new audit service due to delays and other complications with their current firm, which have impacted the city’s bond rating.

Hunt County Highways Due For Repairs

Jul 15, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

HUNT COUNTY - Highways in Commerce and Quinlan are the objects of a $2.6 million contract scheduled to begin this week.

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LADONIA - The City of Ladonia will again spray for mosquitoes Thursday night, as they did on July 2. A commercial vehicle with a mounted fogger will disperse the material between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

SULPHUR SPRINGS - How would you classify the status of municipal swimming pools? To one local city official, they’re on the verge of extinction.

Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

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COMMERCE - If there was any speculation that Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton was considering the open city manager’s position in his home town of Bonham, it was settled Wednesday.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council has accepted a bid for an environmental project in lieu of paying a fine to the TCEQ, which was issued following a 2011 inspection at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

City of Commerce to spray for mosquitoes

Jun 17, 2012
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COMMERCE - Beginning June 18, the city will begin implementation of its Mosquito Management Plan, which has been administered each summer over the past several years to help control the population.

Daniel Starks / KETR

Power outages were still widespread as of late Tuesday afternoon, causing at least one school district - Wolfe City ISD - to close for the day and force area citizens to clean up the damage. 

Franchise tag no more, Commerce hotel changes name

Apr 27, 2012
Photo by Amy Patrick

COMMERCE - Citizens in Commerce were left scratching their heads this week after noticing a sign that once read Holiday Inn Express is now labeled Hotel Azul and Suites.

Citizens to Regroup in Battle Against Poverty

Apr 25, 2012
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COMMERCE - Poverty: the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.

Hearing set concerning motion for summary judgment

Mar 29, 2012

COMMERCE - Attorneys say a lawsuit alleging illegal dumping filed by the City of Commerce against their clients is unconstitutional and want it dismissed. 

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