John Ballotti http://ketr.org en 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 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 Commerce's Ballotti: Housing up, Tipitina's coming http://ketr.org/post/commerces-ballotti-housing-tipitinas-coming <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a mini-housing boom in Commerce, and plans for new music-oriented&nbsp;enterprise that will be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce.&nbsp; Information here on <a href="http://www.tipitinas.com/band-practice-rooms-available-tipitinas-shreveport-facility">Tipitina&#39;s</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 43786 at http://ketr.org Commerce's Ballotti: Housing up, Tipitina's coming Commerce mayor discusses streets project http://ketr.org/post/commerce-mayor-discusses-streets-project <p>Commerce mayor John Ballotti joins KETR's John Mark Dempsey for a discussion about the Commerce streets project and economic development in the city. It's the first installation of KETR's Blacklands Cafe, a news magazine feature heard during Morning Edition. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:29:53 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 42932 at http://ketr.org Commerce mayor discusses streets project KETR's 2012 Commerce Candidates' Forum http://ketr.org/post/ketrs-2012-commerce-candidates-forum <p>This is where we live-blogged tonight&#39;s forum that took place at City Hall in Commerce, TX. Mayoral candidates:&nbsp;Dr.&nbsp;John Balotti and Coby Marcum. Council candidates: Emma Martin, Sue Davis. Steve Harrison, who opposes Emma Martin, could not be present for this forum. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:06:18 +0000 Jerrod Knight 20199 at http://ketr.org KETR's 2012 Commerce Candidates' Forum Council race adds two ahead of March 5 filing deadline http://ketr.org/post/council-race-adds-two-ahead-march-5-filing-deadline <p>COMMERCE - The latest candidates to file for the Commerce City Council include a school teacher and former assistant police chief.&nbsp; Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:22:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 17186 at http://ketr.org Council race adds two ahead of March 5 filing deadline Local candidates begin to file in http://ketr.org/post/local-candidates-begin-file <p>COMMERCE - Two people have filed for the position of Commerce Mayor, while an incumbent is seeking reelection in the city. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:08:12 +0000 Scott Harvey 16620 at http://ketr.org Local candidates begin to file in