Commerce – The City of Commerce will be feeling the effects of Hurricane Rita this weekend. The area is projected to see up to 40mph winds and isolated thunderstorms this weekend. With several athletic events, the 20th Annual Bois d'Arc Bash, and Family Day surrounding the A&M-Commerce football game Saturday, some schedule changes have been made.
Commerce – Well it may be a little wet, but the 20th Annual Bois d'Arc Bash is set for this weekend in downtown Commerce. Live music hits the stage Friday evening at 5 on the square, with the last band scheduled to go on at 9:45.
The Commerce Tigers hit the road tonight after a week off to face the Paris-North Lamar Panthers. The 4A Panthers are undefeated this season and look to be a real test for the Commerce Tigers who are also undefeated in pre-district play. Kick-off is set for 7:30, with live coverage here on 88.9 beginning at 7.
Wichita Falls – The A&M-Commerce women's soccer team slipped in their first conference game last night, losing 1-0 to Midwestern State in double overtime. The game-winning goal came 8 minutes into the second overtime and is just the fourth goal the Lions have allowed in seven games. The Lions led in shots for the day, but strong goaltending by Midwestern State kept A&M-Commerce from notching any points. The loss brings the soccer team to 5-2 overall and 0-1 on conference play.
Commerce – The A&M-Commerce women's soccer team begins conference play today. The Lions are ranked 17th nationally, having lost just one game this season to bring them a 5-1 record. They'll face a 1-4-1 Midwestern State squad on the road today for a 7pm match.
The Lions are led by Erin DeWolfe who leads the Lone Star Conference with 5 goals and ranks second in assist with 2. Goal keepers Amber Ramoz and Stacey McDaniel top the charts in goals against average, having posted shutouts in all five of the Lion's wins.
Commerce – A public hearing to discuss the tax rate for the City of Commerce's budget this year is scheduled for tonight at 5pm at the Parks and Recreation Office in Commerce. The first public hearing on the tax rate was held during the first regular council meeting this month, but the second hearing failed to reach a quorum and was rescheduled for tonight. This year's tax rate for Commerce is set to rise by 6-cents. That hike is primarily for debt repayment related to the new city hall and fire and police facilities.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council passed an agreement with Commerce Schools in regular session last night for the implementation of a Student Resource Officer. The agreement was passed by the Commerce ISD Board of Trustees on Monday and sets the path to have a police officer stationed primarily at the high school at all times during the school year.
Wolfe City – A Wolfe City business pioneer has died at the age of 77. Allen Douglas Thomason was co-owner of Hellington Industries. For more than three generations the printing, bookbinding, professional photofinishing and photographic business has served Wolfe City and surrounding areas. Thomason ran Hellington from its Main Street location along with his wife. They also amassed over 150 books on the history of counties across the United States.