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News

October, 2017

  • 21 October

    Thunderstorms Moving Into Northeast Texas

    Yellow = Tornado Watch until 2:00 am Sunday Pink = Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2:00 am Sunday The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North Central Texas, in effect until 2:00 am CDT Sunday. The NWS issues a Severe Thunderstorm Watch when conditions are favorable ...

  • 21 October

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    A few storms may occur to the west and northwest of the DFW Metroplex in the evening hours. These storms may be severe with a tornado and hail risk, but the primary hazard will be damaging winds. After that, they will likely grow upscale into a line of storms, resulting ...

  • 21 October

    Memorial Stadium Becoming Ernest Hawkins Field

    The Field at Memorial Stadium officially named “Ernest Hawkins Field”; Dedication ceremony to take place November 4. COMMERCE – Upon approval by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents last Thursday, the football field at Memorial Stadium on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus will now be known as Ernest Hawkins Field. ...

  • 21 October

    Texas Adds Over Quarter Million Jobs

    Texas added an estimated 256,100 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year. There were overall job decreases of 7,300 in September, mainly due to effects from Hurricane Harvey. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent in August and remained below the national rate of ...

  • 21 October

    Weekly Roadwork Report

    – TxDOT Atlanta District For Oct. 22-28, 2017 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing a new bridge. US 259 – From US 82 to FM 44, adding shoulders. FM 1297 – From FM 2878 to FM 559, widening the highway. US 82—From I-369 ...

  • 21 October

    Texas Rangers Arrest Sex Offender

    TYLER – Texas Rangers arrested Clinton Brackett, 32, of Lindale, Thursday on a warrant from Runnells County for sexual assault. The arrest was the result of information obtained from a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper’s traffic stop in Runnels County. The Trooper requested assistance from the Texas Rangers who investigated the ...

  • 21 October

    TPWD Statment On Lake ‘O the Pines Accident

    TPWD Issues Statement Regarding Fatal Sailboat Accident Report AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently completed a report regarding a fatal sailboat accident on Lake O’ the Pines that resulted in the deaths of three Boy Scouts. The report was prepared by Texas Game Wardens who responded to ...

  • 21 October

    Ark-Tex CofC Executive Committee Meeting

    Agenda Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee Meeting October 26, 2017 The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Titus County Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Road, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Item 1. Call ...

  • 21 October

    A Barge Caught Fire Friday Morning

    Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 8 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and a Bouchard Transportation representative continue to respond to a barge that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. The Coast Guard continues a search and ...

  • 20 October

    Everett Students Visit Cotton Gin

      The third grade class at Everett Elementary got to see a cotton gin at work when they visited the PPF Gin and Warehouse in Delta County. They toured the facility learning where cotton is grown and how it’s harvested. They got to see how the seeds are separated from ...