Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican Becomes A Diplomat

Mike Pompeo, who President Trump tapped Tuesday to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, has an extraordinary resume. He graduated at the top of his class at West Point. He served as a tank officer in Europe. He went to Harvard Law School. He was a corporate lawyer who launched a successful aerospace business. He got elected to Congress as a Tea Party Republican from Kansas in 2010. For more than a year, he's run the CIA. However, he's never been a diplomat, either by profession or...

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Hopkins County – A Hopkins County man held fire officials at bay with a shotgun after setting his house ablaze earlier this week. The man had set his house on fire after an argument with his children, then held firemen off with a 12 gauge shotgun while ammunition in the house began to detonate. The man fled into the woods as patrol cars arrived. The Hopkins County Sheriff's office knows the man, and is seeking a felony warrant for deadly conduct.

Rains County – Rains County leaders, residents, and students were in Austin yesterday to mark Rains County Days at the Capitol. 21 adults and 20 students were scheduled to make the trip to meet state officials and experience Texas government in action. Reverend David Diller of Emory United Methodist Church was scheduled to open the Senate session of the day, and tours of the Texas Association of Counties and Bob Bullock Texas Historical Museum were scheduled.

Commerce – City of Commerce officials broke ground for a new City Hall and Fire and Police complex Friday. State Representative Dan Flynn was on hand as the city makes way for construction to begin, and commended the vision of local leaders. Commerce Mayor Sheryl Zelhart said plans for the facilities are right on schedule to begin on April 28th. Construction is expected to be completed in the first months of 2006.

02-24-2005 – State Senator Bob Deuell and Representative Dan Flynn will be on hand today as the City of Commerce breaks ground for the new City Hall and new Fire and Police complex. The ceremony is set for 1:30 today in downtown Commerce across from the future site of the new City Hall on Alamo Street. The groundbreaking will initiate construction of the new facilities, which is on schedule and set to begin in March.

02-24-2005 – The Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees is considering implementing a standardized dress code for Commerce schools. Almost 90% of staff and faculty approved the idea, but the district was looking for at least 90% approval before proceeding with the considerations. The district plans to study the issue more, and reconsider a standard dress code in the Fall.

02-24-05 – Commerce police took a man into custody yesterday in connection with a stolen vehicle out of Sulphur Springs. A white male was taken into custody by Commerce police with little trouble, according to Sergeant Dixon of the Commerce police. The stop was made at the intersection of Culver and Monroe Street, and the suspect is currently being held in Commerce City jail.

02-23-2005 – The A&M-Commerce mens basketball team crept back into the top 10 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll, settling at number 9 in the nation. The Lions are 21 and 4 on the season, and finish their last two regular season games on the road with Abilene Christian up tomorrow in an 8 o'clock match.

Listen to all the play-by-play live on 88.9 KETR starting at 7:45.

02-23-2005 – Mardi Gras is coming to the campus of A&M-Commerce today as a parade and concert is scheduled at the Morris Rec Center. Events start at 3 o'clock today with the judging of the floats, and the parade rolls out at 4:30. After that, a costume contest and live music by the Crawdaddies is scheduled into the late evening. There will be free food for the festivities and everyone is invited to attend.

Commerce – George Foreman is scheduled to be on hand to honor, McNamee. Don King has sent a note, as has the late Max Schmeling's family. Fights start at 7pm Friday, 5pm Saturday.