Mayor John Ballotti 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 Report on proposed USDA med facility set for Thursday http://ketr.org/post/report-proposed-usda-med-facility-set-thursday <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Adams Engineering will report Thursday on a feasibility study for a <a href="http://gracecottage.org/usda-grant-brings-technology-to-rural-med-centers/">U.S. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54654 at http://ketr.org Report on proposed USDA med facility set for Thursday 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 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