The Commerce Journal

Local News

February 15, 2014

UPDATE: One arrested Friday night following chase between Commerce and Greenville

COMMERCE — One person was taken into custody Friday night, following a wild chase between Commerce and Greenville.

A charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle is expected to be filed against the suspect, whose name had not yet been released pending his arraignment.

Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews said the incident began as the department's Criminal Investigations Division was conducting a operation Friday night and a patrol unit attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle on Culver Street, after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

"It wasn't a real high-speed chase," Crews said, although it did cover a lot of ground.

The pursuit led along State Highway 24 to Interstate 30, with the suspect taking the FM 118 exit and continuing back to State Highway 224 back into Commerce, where the driver apparently noticed a Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department unit parked at the intersection of Live Oak Street, then turned back on 224 and proceeded into Greenville and onto U.S. Highway 69 North, past Graham Park, where it ended at 9:31 p.m. about one mile southeast of Ina Street, after the Texas Department of Public Safety deployed spikes to stop the vehicle and the driver was arrested.

The chase also involved a DPS helicopter, and units from the Hunt County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Police Department.

Text Only
Local News
  • University to host Korean Consul-General

    Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a distinguished international politician today as former ambassador and Consul-General of the Republic of Korea Suk-Bum Park visits the campus.

    April 15, 2014

  • CR 1081 Damage 2.jpg Storm damages Hunt County

    Although Commerce was not struck by the series of tornadoes that occurred on April 3, it bore much of the impact of the severe weather caused by the storm cell. 

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Food pantry assists the ‘working poor’

    When Bread of Life Church of the Nazarene took over a monthly food pantry from Word of Life Church in Commerce, Pastor Jan Wilton told members of the Commerce Lions Club she felt a need to help the Commerce community.

    April 9, 2014

  • CR 1081 Damage 2.jpg Tornado bigger than first thought

    Additional details were released Monday about the size and intensity of last week’s tornado which struck northern Hunt County.

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Drumming up some fun

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to be part of a drum line at a university?

    April 3, 2014

  • Teachers honored at Commerce board meeting

    The Commerce ISD Board of Trustees held open session on March 20 to recognize the achievements of the Commerce ISD Campus Teachers of the Year, as well as discuss the potential offering of non-core classes to students not enrolled in the district.

    April 1, 2014

  • Environmental project to beautify park

    As the drought continues in Texas, water conservation is a hot topic.

    March 31, 2014

  • Organization revamps Commerce Animal Shelter

    No-kill is love, according to Jennifer Caves.

    March 29, 2014

  • Annual Boots & BBQ set for April

    Tickets are on sale for the annual Boots & BBQ celebration and fundraiser hosted by the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 12 at Commerce High School.

    March 27, 2014

  • Trespassing on A&M-Commerce property

    Some Commerce residents tried living the college life, without attending college.

    March 27, 2014

Featured Ads


What should be new A&M-C women's basketball coach Jason Burton's goals for the 2014-15 season?

Winning 10 games
Winning and LSC tournament game
His focus should be on recruiting/building the team, rather than immediate success
     View Results
Must Read
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide