City of Commerce http://ketr.org en Commerce mayor on flood control, new restaurant, street progress http://ketr.org/post/commerce-mayor-flood-control-new-restaurant-street-progress <p></p><p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering what is needed to prevent the South Sulphur River from causing floods in southeast Commerce.&nbsp; The mayor says a new restaurant will open soon in the former Mi Casita location.&nbsp; And he says, despite delays, the current street construction project is on target to be completed on schedule.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54891 at http://ketr.org Commerce mayor on flood control, new restaurant, street progress Commerce Farmers Market returns; murals planned for downtown http://ketr.org/post/commerce-farmers-market-returns-murals-planned-downtown <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce </a>Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the Farmers Market on Bonham Alley returns Saturday morning, May 24.&nbsp; Also, murals will be painted on some of the blank walls in downtown Commerce this summer, and the city has received a grant to demolish and rebuild two local homes.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 53636 at http://ketr.org Commerce Farmers Market returns; murals planned for downtown University pool open to public this summer; airport repairs coming http://ketr.org/post/university-pool-open-public-summer-airport-repairs-coming <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce</a> Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the city has received a grant to make repairs to the runway at the <a href="http://commercetx.org/contact-form/353-2/">Commerce Municipal Airport </a>north of town, and has hopes of extending the airline in the near future so that jets could land there.&nbsp; And the city and A&amp;M-Commerce will cooperate so that Commerce citizens can swim at the Morris Recreation Center pool this summer.&nbsp; Also, the mayor says Phase 2 of the street improvement project is on schedule.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52633 at http://ketr.org University pool open to public this summer; airport repairs coming City still picking up limbs; Farmers' Market coming back http://ketr.org/post/city-still-picking-limbs-farmers-market-coming-back-0 <p></p><p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce</a> Mayor John Ballotti says, even though the emergency pick up period for limbs from last December's ice storm is over, the remaining limbs are being picked up as part of the city's regular series of curbside refuse pickups.&nbsp; And the mayor says he's appointed a committee to bring back the Farmers' Market on Bonham Alley in downtown Commerce.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 51479 at http://ketr.org City still picking up limbs; Farmers' Market coming back Updates on proposed USDA hospital, Tipitina's http://ketr.org/post/updates-proposed-usda-hospital-tipitinas <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti reports that progress is being made on starting the feasibility study for a <a href="http://www.rupri.org/Forms/Implementing_USDAProgram_030308.pdf">U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded regional hospital</a> in Commerce, and on the <a href="http://www.tipitinas.com/">Tipitina's</a> music facility that would be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50683 at http://ketr.org Updates on proposed USDA hospital, Tipitina's City of Commerce offers naming rights for athletic fields http://ketr.org/post/city-commerce-offers-naming-rights-athletic-fields <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">City of Commerce </a>tourism and event coordinator Sherry Johnson is promoting naming rights for three baseball/softball fields at the Eddie Moore Sports Complex.&nbsp; The city is hoping to raise $7,500-10,000 to support youth sports programs in Commerce.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50426 at http://ketr.org City of Commerce offers naming rights for athletic fields Mayor shares news on streets, Schlotzsky's, Wal-Mart http://ketr.org/post/mayor-shares-news-streets-schlotzskys-wal-mart <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce </a>Mayor John Ballotti says the city will soon be able to complete the paving of Monroe Street between Live Oak and Bonham.&nbsp; The mayor says work is expected to begin any day on the demolition of the old Lone Star Pizza building on Live Oak, and the construction of a new <a href="http://Schlotzsky's">Schlotzky's</a> restaurant.&nbsp; And Wal-Mart will soon install gas pumps, the mayor says.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50326 at http://ketr.org Mayor shares news on streets, Schlotzsky's, Wal-Mart Schlotzsky's coming to Commerce; more street work http://ketr.org/post/schlotzskys-coming-commerce-more-street-work <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti</a> announces that<a href="http://www.schlotzskys.com/"> Schlotzsky's </a>sandwich shop will construct a new building on the old Lone Star Pizza lot on Live Oak Street.&nbsp; And the mayor says some remedial work will be done on Monroe Street, with more street work soon to follow.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 48461 at http://ketr.org Schlotzsky's coming to Commerce; more street work University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center http://ketr.org/post/university-commerce-hope-attract-usda-medical-center <p>A&amp;M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti say the university and the city are doing a feasibility study of applying for a <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/12/0234.xml">U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to attract a regional medical center</a> to Commerce.&nbsp; This would be in addition to the new Hunt Memorial Hospital District facility that will be built here this year.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 48303 at http://ketr.org University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center Tourism projects under development in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/tourism-projects-under-development-commerce <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says a blue-ribbon committee of Commerce citizens -- Sue Davis, Jack Gray, Jim Bob Latham,&nbsp;&nbsp;Carolyn Trezevant and Wyman Williams --&nbsp;&nbsp;is now developing several tourism projects for the city.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:45:53 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45203 at http://ketr.org Tourism projects under development in Commerce