02-24-2005 – State Senator Bob Deuell and Representative Dan Flynn will be on hand today as the City of Commerce breaks ground for the new City Hall and new Fire and Police complex. The ceremony is set for 1:30 today in downtown Commerce across from the future site of the new City Hall on Alamo Street. The groundbreaking will initiate construction of the new facilities, which is on schedule and set to begin in March.

02-24-2005 – The Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees is considering implementing a standardized dress code for Commerce schools. Almost 90% of staff and faculty approved the idea, but the district was looking for at least 90% approval before proceeding with the considerations. The district plans to study the issue more, and reconsider a standard dress code in the Fall.

02-24-05 – Commerce police took a man into custody yesterday in connection with a stolen vehicle out of Sulphur Springs. A white male was taken into custody by Commerce police with little trouble, according to Sergeant Dixon of the Commerce police. The stop was made at the intersection of Culver and Monroe Street, and the suspect is currently being held in Commerce City jail.

02-23-2005 – The A&M-Commerce mens basketball team crept back into the top 10 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll, settling at number 9 in the nation. The Lions are 21 and 4 on the season, and finish their last two regular season games on the road with Abilene Christian up tomorrow in an 8 o'clock match.

Listen to all the play-by-play live on 88.9 KETR starting at 7:45.

02-23-2005 – Mardi Gras is coming to the campus of A&M-Commerce today as a parade and concert is scheduled at the Morris Rec Center. Events start at 3 o'clock today with the judging of the floats, and the parade rolls out at 4:30. After that, a costume contest and live music by the Crawdaddies is scheduled into the late evening. There will be free food for the festivities and everyone is invited to attend.

Commerce – George Foreman is scheduled to be on hand to honor, McNamee. Don King has sent a note, as has the late Max Schmeling's family. Fights start at 7pm Friday, 5pm Saturday.