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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tomorrow expect delays on State Highway 34 in Kaufman approaching the 3-way intersection at State Highway 243. A Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson said that intersection will experience a pattern change as they transition to phase 3, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow. Also, the westbound Stte Highway 34 ramp off of U. S. 175 will be closed tomorrow while the north service road is paved in front of the Chevrolet dealership, according to TxDOT. Exit ramps at FM 1388 and State Highway 243 will be open.
Eastbound U. S. Hwy 80 was shut down for about three hours yesterday morning during the morning rush, forcing traffic onto the service road on the south side of the freeway. A jack-knifed 18-wheeler caused the closure about 5:40 a.m. yesterday just east of FM 460 on U. S. Hwy 80. There were no injuries, however, there were accidents on the westbound side of the freeway as on-lookers slowed the morning commute to Dallas. Around 8:45 yesterday morning the truck was cleared and the eastbound lanes were opened to traffic.
Starting August 8th, trains will no longer sound the horn as they pass through the downtown Forney area from Bois d'Arc, street through the FM 548 crossing, as the city has completed the required upgrades to the the railroad crossings at the downtown intersections, and has now submitted its notice of establishment of a quite zone to the Federal Railroad Administration, which was the final step needed. The required upgrades to the crossings included safeguards to alert both motorists and pedestrians of approaching trains.
Work on the next fiscal year's budget for the city of Terrell is but one item on the agenda for council members when they meet Friday in a special workshop session and budget reatreat at the Terrell Municipal Airport. Options for a new logo for the city of Terrell will also be discussed. The meeting is Friday starting at 9 a.m. at the William F. Long terminal building at the airport. The regularly scheduled meeding of the council on the first Tuesday of the month will not be held next Tuesday as it is the day after the celebration of Independence Day, July 4th. The next regular meeting of the council will be Tuesday, July 19th.
The funeral service for Erwin Eugene Staats is this afternoon at 2 o'clock at First Missionary Baptist Church in Terrell. Staats passed away Sunday, June 26th, at the age of 75. Arrangements are by the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Terrell.
The funeral service for Elizabeth Barton Luckett of Kaufman will be Friday, July 1st, at 10 a.m. at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman. visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Luckett passed away Monday at the age of 90.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens the new season of the E! Terrell Entertainment Series at the Terrell Performing Arts Center. The Dallas Symphony’s mission is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. Dallas Symphony performances are regularly hailed by The Dallas Morning News as “exhilarating,” “revelatory,” “intensely dramatic,” and “as electrifying as you’ll hear anywhere.”