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Junior forward Artaejah Gay and the Lions have been improving under head coach Jason Burton.
Lionathletics.com

City of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says it'll be a full day of holiday activities Saturday in downtown Greenville, ending with the annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks.  (The events may be postponed due to the weather.) The weekend's activities begin tonight (Thursday, December 2) with a free holiday performance by the Air Force Band of the West at the Greenville M

Oil Deal for Wood County Field Goes Through

Nov 30, 2016

The deal for controlling interest in a Wood County oil field has gone through with a different company. US and Egypt-based Nostra Terra has completed an 80 percent controlling interest in certain working oil and gas interests at Pine Mills Oil Field near Minneola. Nostra Terra purchased a 15-acre working parcel from GFP Texas,  for a little more than $1 million.

An exam room at ChoiceWorks, formerly Whole Woman's Health Clinic, on June 27, 2016, the day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of HB 2 restricting women's access to abortions in Texas.
Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune

Texas’ proposed rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will take effect Dec. 19, according to state health officials.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace relates the story of suffering a stroke last summer.  He believes the circumstances surrounding the stroke and the person who came to his aid represent a miracle.  He recovered quickly from the stroke, and is now performing his regular duties as before.

Wiki Commons

Shares in Australia-based Mosman Oil And Gas Ltd sagged by more than a third this morning, after the company told investors that a deal to acquire oil from a Wood County oil field had fallen through.

Jimainsworth.com

Northeast Texas author Jim Ainsworth reflects on why readers buy books, or why they don't buy them.  Also in the conversation, the preference for actual books over e-books, and the future of books.

Texas Elector To Resign Rather Than Vote For Trump

Nov 28, 2016
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
The Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich

A Texas Republican elector is resigning over the election of Donald Trump, saying he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the incoming president.

The elector, Art Sisneros of Dayton, detailed his decision in a blog post Saturday that said he believed voting for Trump "would bring dishonor to God." On Dec. 19, when the remaining 537 members of the Electoral College are scheduled to meet in state capitols across the country, the Texas delegation will choose Sisneros' replacement in Austin.

KETR

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses new businesses opening soon in the city, including Commerce Fitness, opening in the original Wal-Mart building once partially occupied by Fred's.  Paul also comments on plans for the Commerce Christmas parade on Saturday, December 3.

Lions' playoff run ends at Grand Valley State, 55-32

Nov 26, 2016
A&M-Commerce lost to Grand Valley State, 55-32.
lionathletics.com

The NCAA Division II playoffs contest featuring the powerhouse Grand Valley State University Lakers hosting the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions Saturday was an offensive show from the Lakers. In front of 3,081 in attendance, including some Lions fans, A&M-Commerce couldn’t pull off the victory against one of the most successful teams in college football. The Lions lost 55-32.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce team had high spirits Saturday morning as they prepared to take on Grand Valley State in the second round of playoffs. As the players exited the team bus and walked toward Lubbers Stadium there was a slight overcast in the sky and energy in the air. During warm ups the players did their normal routines, pumping up teammates and dancing to music blasting on the stadium speakers. The 39 degree weather didn’t seem to faze the Lions as they treated the visiting stadium as their own.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke solo's without a guest and shares a comical muzzleloading story that occurred almost two decades ago.

Texas A&M-Commerce Lions NCAA Playoff Diary: Friday

Nov 25, 2016
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team heads to the top seed No. 2 ranked Grand Valley State University in Super Region Four this weekend for the second round of NCAA playoffs. Nestled in Allendale, MI, a suburb of Grand Rapids, GVSU was founded in 1960. The university enrolls a total of just under 25,000; Allendale’s population is over 20,000. GVSU has earned first or second in the Director’s Cup standings for being the best NCAA Division II athletic program in the nation for 15 straight years.

Bob Hall's bill would invalidate municipal anti-discrimination ordinances in Texas.
KETR

Business leaders and LGBT rights advocates have found common cause in opposing a bill submitted by State Sen. Bob Hall that would repeal nondiscrimination ordinances in Texas cities. 

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman says the recent series of "Charting the Course" meetngs in the school district will culminate with a community meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, November 28 at the administration building on south Washington Street (the former A.C. Williams Elementary School building).  Mr. Alderman says the Commerce ISD is trying to learn what the citizens want the schools to teach the children and what personal characteristics they want graduates of the Commerce ISD to have.

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