Four arrested at downtown bar

Four people were arrested following a brawl at the Black Jack McCanless Steakhouse and Saloon Sunday morning, according to Police Chief G.M. Cox.

Two people were bitten in the fight, according to restauranteur Rick Hocker, who was also hit trying to break up the altercation. Property damage included 50 broken glasses and electronic equipment.

The fight broke out around 12:30 a.m., Cox said.

— From Staff Reports

County 911 calls being answered by city police

Because of an upgrade to the county’s 911 emergency telephone system taking place this week, calls to the emergency number are being routed through the Corsicana Police Department’s dispatch center.

Calls for service to county residents will be relayed by police dispatchers to the sheriff’s department.

The upgrade to the county system will provide dispatchers who handle 911 calls with more information to relay to deputies in the field, said Capt. Bret Latta of the sheriff’s department.

Latta said the upgrade should be complete by the end of the week.

— From Staff Reports

Mildred Elementary still work in progress

Work is continuing on the new Mildred Elementary School, but it’s not ready for kids yet, according to Becky Burns, assistant superintendent.

“We’re moving things in, but we’re not ready to move us in,” Burns said Tuesday.

The building was scheduled to open with the new school year, but as the opening day loomed, school officials chose to delay the official opening to give the contractor more time to finish the work. Since then, the furniture has arrived and the gym floor is laid. Work has begun on the landscaping, and the maintenance staff is hauling boxes of teachers’ belongings to their new classrooms in anticipation of the move.

“The important things now are the integral systems, the alarm systems, the computers,” Burns said. “That’s where we’re at.”

Although no date has been set, Burns said she anticipates the big move within weeks, not months.

— Janet Jacobs

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