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Emily Porter, the chair person of the Bonham Tourism Committee, says the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham is observing its 60th anniversary with a photo exhibit including pictures of Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  Also, the annual Festival of Flight takes place Saturday at Jones Field in Bonham on State Highway 78.  Emily says the history of the event goes back to 1912. 

Texastribune.org

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk discusses the efforts by the state of Texas and cities within the state to attract the second headquarters of Amazon, referred to as Amazon HQ2.  Dallas-Fort Worth is considered a major contender.  Amazon HQ2 would bring 50,000 jobs to Texas, averaging salaries of $100,000 per year.

Texas Education Agency
Texas Education Agency

A higher percentage of students from Northeast Texas finished college than students statewide. That’s according to data put together by the Texas Tribune, which looked at graduation rates among 300,000 public school students who completed 8th grade in 2005. Statewide, 21 percent of those students have graduated from college by now. Ten of the 11 counties comprising Northeast Texas exceeded that average. Hunt County was the only one to come in below the state average.

Collin County Sheriff's Office
Collin County Sheriff's Office

For the past 20 years, inmates photographed at the Collin County Detention Facility had to drape a towel around their shoulders before the shutter snapped. The measure was a way to hide distinguishing marks – tattoos, birthmarks, or anything else – below the neck.

Tim McMurray discusses Lions Football with head coach Colby Carthel.
BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with Lions head coaches in a special midseason report. McMurray talks with head football coach Colby Carthel, soccer head coach Neil Piper, and volleyball head coach Craig Case. McMurray also visits with the Senior Director for Alumni Engagement and former men's basketball coach Sam Walker in the episode.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

University of Texas

Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

Longtime statesman Philip Bobbitt spoke at Ferguson Auditorium on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Oct. 11.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Constitutional scholar and international relations expert Philip Bobbitt addressed the public on Oct. 11 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Bobbitt's appearance was part of the university's Sam Rayburn Speaker Series

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the United Way will conduct free child-car seat checks at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 21).  Education will be provided on the proper use of the seat.  Free car seats from the Texas Department of Transportation will be available for people who qualify.

Game cameras make monitoring game movements much easier but nothing takes the place of the old time art of reading sign in the woods. Luke depends upon this Mirage Lightsout camera by Wildgame Innovations to monitor a well used deer trail.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke tells of a recent nighttime wild hog hunt and the equipment that helped make the hunt a success.  He also discusses just how he will be putting the wild pork to use.

Bruce Robison
Kenny Braun

You don't have to be a Texas music connoisseur to have heard the songwriting of Bruce Robison, which has been popularized by the likes of George Strait, The Dixie Chicks and Tim McGraw. Robison and his wife, Kelly Willis, are returning to Greenville to perform this weekend.

Marshallmovie.com

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese finds "Marshall," a biography of the early career of future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, riveting.  It stars the versatile Chadwick Boseman.  Alice also enjoyed "Blade Runner 2049," starring Ryan Gosling and the star of the original "Blade Runner," Harrison Ford.  Alice says the first-weekend box office numbers were disappointing, possibly because so much time has elaps

Senior soccer player Raven Porter.
LionAthletics.com

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with Lions head football coach Colby Carthel about last week's win and this week's plan. McMurray also visits with Lions soccer senior Raven Porter, and then with Lions Volleyball head coach Craig Case.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Texas State House of Representatives

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the Texas "blue laws," which prohibited most shopping on Sunday.  Carol says the blue laws functioned mainly as tradition until they were formally enacted in 1961.

Curtis and Loretta: Curtis Teague (left) and Loretta Simonet (right)
Jennifer Bong

Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet's lives have been in marital harmony for the past 30 years, and they've been making musical harmonies for the past 40 years. Curtis has roots south of Dallas, and the pair loves to visit Texas when they're away from their home in Minnesota.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Center director Derryle Peace and student Homecoming Committee representative Deepti Chadee say the theme of the 2017 homecoming Saturday (October 14) is "Our Century As Lions," observing the 100th anniversary of the University becoming a state institution.  Events revolve around the homecoming football game featuring the 11th-ranked A&M-Commerce vs. Western New Mexico at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

 

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