GREENVILLE: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), wanted to recognize the efforts that public water systems were making to optimize the performance of their surface water treatment plants.
As a result, the TCEQ met with a group of stakeholders to develop a Recognition Program, and to develop recognition criteria that would be based on the national optimization goals. This Program helps surface water treatment plants do the best job they can of removing potential pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) from the source water they use to produce drinking water.
Each month the water system submits a Texas Optimization Program Monthly Operating Report to the TCEQ. In order to receive an award, a plant must continuously meet all the Recognition Program criteria for 12 consecutive months.
The TCEQ Recognizes the City of Greenville Water Treatment Plant’s commitment to the goals of the Texas Optimization Program and its efforts to improve the quality of the drinking water it provides to its customers. The City of Greenville Water Treatment Plant has met the Texas Optimization Program’s recognition criteria for five consecutive years and, therefore, the TCEQ issues this Recognition Award for the period: (December 2014 through November 2019)
GREENVILLE: The City of Greenville is preparing for the predicted inclement weather due to hit the North Texas area later this week.
Weather forecasts are calling for possible sleet and snow flurries. The City of Greenville Public Works Department has a plan of action in the event inclement weather and hazardous road conditions develop. The sand spreader, backhoe, bucket truck, and all necessary equipment are fueled and ready to be deployed, as needed. City personnel have been notified to be available as necessary after hours to handle any situations that may occur.
Weather related utility events such as frozen, leaking and broken water pipes, or blocked sewer pipes on the City’s service lines will be handled as quickly as possible. During normal work hours customers may call (903) 457-3152 for assistance. After hours and weekend calls may be made to (903) 457-2948.
Residents are urged to plan and prepare for inclement weather by wrapping exposed pipes, protecting plants and shrubs, checking for adequate anti-freeze levels in vehicles and providing shelter for outdoor animals. It is also a good idea to stock up on extra batteries for flashlights and radios, and to have a small supply of water and ready to eat foods in the event of an extended utility service interruption.
On January 24, 2020, at 7:49 pm the Greenville Police Department responded to Walgreens in reference to a person who had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was transported by ambulance to the airport, where he was flown to a hospital in the Dallas area. An investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
On January 25, 2020, at 10:42 am the Greenville Police Department received a call from the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office that the victim had died. The victim’s information is not being released at this time pending notification of his family.
The incident possibly occurred around the intersection of the South Service Road of Interstate 30 at Wesley Street. The victim was in a black Dodge truck and the suspect may have been in a passenger car. The only description of the suspect is that he is a light skinned white male. At this time, it is believed the incident is a result of road rage. If you have any information relating to the incident please contact the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900. No further information is available at this time.
Sheriff Randy Meeks wants to invite everyone to attend the free program “A public shooter in the making Mindset of an Active Shooter on the following date and time.
Date: February 22nd, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Church at River Oaks
5903 Joe Ramsey Blvd. Greenville TX 75402
This program is beneficial for any church wishing to put a security team in place and businesses that want to better train their employees on what to look for and how to report suspicious activity.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “It is sad that we live in a day and time that we have to be alert in our places of worship. However, recent events have shown that we must constantly be vigilant in our daily lives and I believe that this program will teach our citizens how to prepare themselves”.
Nearly 2 months after the deadly shooting which occurred at the Party Venue In Greenville, & The shooter is still at large.
A large gathering of up to 750 people or more attended a party at the Party Venue off Highway 380 on the night of October 27, 2019. Several of the attendees were students of the Texas A&M-Commerce School. What was suppose to be a costume/homecoming party tuned into a night of terror for all there.
Somewhere around Midnight, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call about cars being parked along the side of Highway 380 in an unsafe manor. Caller stated the vehicles were parking on the shoulder of the road with party goers walking in the lanes of travel, almost getting hit by passing cars. Hunt County sends an officer to check out the situation. Upon officers arrival he announces over the radio he needs AMR to respond as someone had been shot at the party. Hunt County EMS along with Caddo Mills Fire & Greenville Fire units are the first to respond, including backup for the officer.
As the officer that was already on scene provides help for the wounded, he calls in over the radio that he believes more victims are possibly down inside the Venue. While the officer calls this out over the police radio, you can hear screaming from terrified party goers as they scramble to get away from the shooting. As more officers arrive on scene they request more ambulances for other victims, eventually organizing a triage for victims to be treated until transported to the hospital.
Several agencies we called in to assist including the FBI. Investigators canvased the area thru the early morning looking for evidence that the shooter may have left behind. The Hunt County Sheriffs Office eventually gave a press release asking for assistance from the party goers, asking if anyone seen anything, that may be helpful to their investigation to speak up. The Sheriffs office received little to no help from the few tips that were turned in.
A tip turned into the Hunt County Sheriffs Office led detectives to Brandon Gonzalez as the possible shooter. Gonzalez was located and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on 2 counts of capital murder. After a few days in jail, Gonzalez was released for lack of evidence, and lack of cooperation from the witness that came forward.
Gonzalez had several supporters saying he wasn’t the shooter. Supporters even held a march which started at the Hunt County Detention Center, leading thru the downtown streets of Greenville Ending back at the Hunt County Jail. When Gonzalez was released he was greeted by family and the media, with little to say about the shooting, only that he was innocent and was glad to be out of jail. Since his release Gonzalez has filled a wrongful arrest suit against the County.
Since Gonzalez was released, there has been nothing spoken of this case. Many of the Hunt County Residents are on edge, due to the fact there is still a shooter on the loose. We get many messages a week asking on the status of this shooting. As of December 18, 2019 we here at HCTR know as much as the community does. We pray daily that someone speaks up to help officers make an arrest before this heartless killer strikes again. Continue to pray for the victims who lost their lives that night, and pray that justice is served
If you were present at the Party Venue or have any information regarding this case, please contact the Hunt County Sherriff’s Office at 903-408-6800, or to remain anonymous you may contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.
Kevin Berry, 23, was one of the people shot and killed Saturday night at a homecoming party near Greenville. One other person was killed, and 14 others were injured in the shooting. Police have not found the shooter.
Berry’s mother, Nakima Alexander, told WFAA Sunday that Berry was a father of two, with another child on the way.
On Saturday night, he was taking his kids to see their mother, who lives in the area, and stopped by the party afterward, Alexander said.
Berry was an innocent bystander in the shooting, Alexander said. His brother, who was also at the party, held Berry as he died, Alexander said.
Berry grew up and went to high school in Dallas, but didn’t finish school, Alexander said.
A vigil for Berry is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday night at St. Augustine Park in Dallas.
Darious Dozier has been identified as last night’s victim of the fatality motorcycle accident. Dozier served Honorably with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division as a forward observer (13F) he was an outstanding soldier, a loving father, an outdoorsman, expert rider, and an activist for fellow veterans in his community. Funeral services are to be determined.The family asks for prayers and also for riders and drivers alike to be aware and cautious. This beautiful weather brings out the bikes and trikes and we all deserve to be safe. Please wear your helmets and ride safe.
Darious Dozierhe leaves behind a wife and 2 young kids.A friend of Darious leaves us with this message:”
Dozier was a Army Combat Veteran, my best friend. We served a tour in Afghanistan together in 2010. He bought his home in Greenville last year, I closed on mine 2 weeks later. He was an expert level rider. He will be truly missed.”
Today Hunt County EMS, Greenville Fire & P.D units responded to the corner of Wesley St @ Pickett St for a vehicle vs a building. Upon arrival units found a vehicle into the side of the building, with minor damage to the vehicle. Patient walked to the ambulance on their on to be evaluated.
As for the building, no damages were seen from the outside.
Brandie McManus of Greenville has been Booked into the Hunt County Jail on charges of Misappropriation of financial property.
Hunt County resident Brandie McManus has been booked into Hunt County Detention Center on charges of, Misappropriation of Financial Property between $150,000 & $300,000.
It is believed that McManus wrote and cashed several unauthorized checks summing to the amount of at least $150,000 back around December of 2016. The downside to this is, the checks she wrote to herself, belong to MWH Painting Inc. out of Royce City, Texas, not Brandie McManus.
The indictment on McManus was filed by a Hunt County Grand Jury back on April 26, 2019. Hunt County Crime Stoppers shows that she has been wanted since May 2, 2019 for this charge. As of Thursday Brandie McManus is showing to be “IN CUSTODY” on the Hunt Crime Stoppers Facebook Page.
If Brandie McManus Is convicted for taking money that wasn’t hers, she could face up to 20 years in the slammer, and a fine up to $10,000.
Below are location and instructions on this weekends tire round up.
ANNUAL TIRE ROUNDUP
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FREE (NO FEES)
LOCATION: OLD TXDOT FACILITY HWY 69 SOUTH, GREENVILLE, TEXAS ¼ MILE SOUTH OF FM1570 INTERSECTION NEXT TO GEUS
RESTRICTIONS: HUNT COUNTY RESIDENT OR PROPERTY OWNERS (PROOF OF
RESIDENCY OR PROPERTY REQUIRED), NO COMMERCIAL ENTITIES, NOT MORE THAT
25 TIRES PER PERSON, NO TIRES SO LARGE THAT CANNOT BE EASILY LOADED INTO
TRANSPORT TRAILERS, NO TIRES ON RIMS
SPONSORED BY: HUNT COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (903-408-4282)
On 6/5/2019 HCEMS, Greenville Fire & Caddo Mills Rescue responded to the area of Highway 380 about 2 miles outside of Greenville.
Upon arrival units found a cement truck vs a box truck blocking the highway. The road was shutdown for a short time while first responders cleared the roadway. Greenville Police Department along with DPS worked the accident. Hunt County EMS did transport patient(s) to the hospital. Unknown on how many, or their conditions at this time.