Tipitina's http://ketr.org en Commerce musicians -- the 'more the merrier' http://ketr.org/post/commerce-musicians-more-merrier <p>Grammy-Award winning music producer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.braddavismusic.com/braddavismusic/HOME_1.html">Brad Davis </a>says "the more the merrier" when it comes to the expected opening of a facility for area musicians in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building, under the flag of the New Orleans-based Tipitina's organization.&nbsp; Brad says he is extremely busy producing music by new artists in his downtown Commerce recording studio.&nbsp; And he says he'll be the host for a new Louisiana Hayride TV and radio program produced in Shreveport.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52218 at http://ketr.org Commerce musicians -- the 'more the merrier' Commerce designated 'retirement community'; way clear for Tipitina's http://ketr.org/post/commerce-designated-retirement-community-way-clear-tipitinas <p>Commerce Mayor John Ballotti says the city has been officially designated a "<a href="http://www.retireintexas.org/Home/CertifiedRetirementCommunities.aspx">Go Texan Certified Retirement Community</a>."&nbsp; And the mayor says the deed to the old A.L. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 51201 at http://ketr.org Commerce designated 'retirement community'; way clear for Tipitina's 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 Mayor Ballotti: Phase 1 of streets project near completion http://ketr.org/post/mayor-ballotti-phase-1-streets-project-near-completion <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Phase 1 of the city's street improvement project is nearing completion.&nbsp; And he says important progress is being made on the plans to locate a <a href="http://www.tipitinas.com/">Tipitina's</a> music venue in the old A.L. Day Elementary School.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46044 at http://ketr.org Mayor Ballotti: Phase 1 of streets project near completion Commerce Mayor: Hibbett's, Dollar Tree opening; Tipitina's official http://ketr.org/post/commerce-mayor-hibbetts-dollar-tree-opening-tipitinas-official <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the new Hibbett Sports will open Saturday, Nov. 2, and the Dollar Tree store soon after in shopping center where Braum's is located.&nbsp; And Mayor Ballotti says the papers have been signed to officially bring the Tipitina's music venue to the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 44914 at http://ketr.org Commerce Mayor: Hibbett's, Dollar Tree opening; Tipitina's official