Author: Toni McDowra

Mayor Dreiling gives state of the city address at quarterly Chamber luncheon

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something” was the theme of the first Greenville Chamber Quarterly Luncheon this year. Mayor David Dreiling spoke at Friday’s luncheon and presented the crowd with his yearly state of the city address. “Greenville is growing thanks to the excellent teamwork of the city council, community leaders, the Greenville Board of Development and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce,” Dreiling said. In 2015 the city of Greenville issued 31 Certificates of Occupancy. In 2016 there were 129 certificates issued and in 2017 a record of 167 were issued. “We have seen a 7-percent growth in GEUS customers and we now...

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Coleman Beggs named Rotary Student of the Month

Coleman Beggs son of Sheila Avants was named Student of the Month by the Noon Greenville Rotary. Beggs has been a student in Greenville ISD since he was in kindergarten. He is currently a senior and a driver for the Robotics Robowrangler’s team. He has been on the drive team for four years. Beggs plans to attend Texas A & M University in Bryan College Station. He will be enrolled in the Engineering Program with a Major in...

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Greenville culinary art students prepare lunch for Noon Greenville Rotary

  On Tuesday, the Greenville High School culinary arts department prepared and served lunch for the Noon Greenville Rotary. On the menu was an amazing Shrimp Gumbo served over brown rice along with a Strawberry and Cream Cheese Tart and a Cherry Tart. Chef Lucas Kiowski and his student team served 47 Rotarians and if this is their homework – homework never tasted so good. Chef Kiowski is in his 7th year over the Culinary Arts Department at Greenville High and currently has 90 students enrolled in the program. “I have the best students,” said Kiowski. “We have kids...

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Shannon DeGarso named Rotary Teacher of the Month

On Tuesday, Shannon DeGarso was named Teacher of the Month by the Noon Greenville Rotary. DeGarso is a 21-year veteran teacher. She began her career as a Social worker which eventually led her into the field of education. DeGarso has taught every level of Special Education from Early Childhood to the 18 year plus Transition Program. She is currently in her sixth year with Greenville ISD, where she teaches Special Education Life-...

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Ongoing flood risk with days of rain for the South to the Midwest

Icy travel is a possible concern for areas north and west of the DFW region again today. A winter weather advisory is in place for areas to the northwest of Dallas for freezing drizzle throughout the day. Continued rain is expected through Saturday with dry weather finally returning by Sunday and Monday. Most of the icy weather should stay to the west of Lamar, Hunt, Titus and Franklin counties. However, be on the lookout for high water and flash flooding. According to the Texas Department of Transportation as least 20 water rescues have been reported for the North Texas...

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