Tag: Massoud Ebrahim

The Waste Connection truck makes a pickup in front of the HCN office on Stonewall Street. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

City to Consider a New Waste Pickup Contract

The City of Greenville will send out Request for Proposals to bid on a new contract for waste pickup.  The current provider, Waste Connection, will bid while city looks at proposals from competing companies. The request for proposals will be published Saturday in local media. Currently, citizens receive one “green” […]

Don Reeder has inserted his credit card and is now pumping self serve into his restored Piper Cub. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Self-service Fuel now at the Airport

Majors Field was opened in Greenville in 1942 to assist in training pilots for the European and Pacific conflicts. Several airports in the region were built during the same period.  These included training fields at Bonham, Reno (Paris), Caddo Mills, Terrell and Sulphur Springs.  Most were deactivated after the war.  […]

Chief Busken presents a "wish list" to the city council. File photo by Jim Satterwhite.

Council Considers Wish List

The Mayor, City Manager and six council members considered a wish list of several hundred thousand dollars for three new patrol cruisers, computers, pistol replacement program and upgraded radio communications infrastructure during Tuesday night’s meeting.  The list is less than 6% of the 7.4 million dollar annual operating budget. Chief […]

The former Dream Lodge was a sparkling jewel along the Interstate when it opened in the mid-1950's.  Today it is an eyesore.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Farmers Buy the Dream Lodge

The Greenville City Council voted six to zero to sell the property once known as the Dream Lodge Motel to the Farmers Electric Cooperative of Greenville for eighty thousand dollars. The motel located at 1900 Interstate 30 East was acquired by the City almost five years ago when the property […]

Police Chief Buskin discusses acquisition of a new radio system with the council during the question and answer session at the council meeting.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

City Employees May See a Raise

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim presented the 2016-17 budget at the council meeting Tuesday night. Ebrahim was charged with keeping the budget within the current tax rate of $0.699 per hundred valuation but to include a grocery  list of “goodies” as well.  The list included a 2% pay raise for city employees, […]