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4:45 pm
Mon March 5, 2007

Texas A&M System Chancellor visits Commerce

Dr. Michael D. McKinney, M.D., the new Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, visited the A&M-Commerce campus on Wednesday, February 21st. The Chancellor and A&M-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland are seen in the Founders Lounge of the A&M-Commerce Memorial Student Center in front of the portrait of university founder Dr. William Leonidas Mayo. The Chancellor and President also visited with KETR General Manager Bill Oliver.

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9:22 am
Mon March 5, 2007

Lions win LSC Title!

Commerce – The Lions are Lone Star Conference Champions. The women's team hosted the Lone Star Conference Tournament over the weekend. Friday, they faced Angelo State. Led by Sophomore Britney Jordan, the Lions took the win 65-59, with a late boost by Senior Kanani Marshall who sunk back-to-back three-pointers in the waning minutes of the game.

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8:39 am
Mon March 5, 2007

Commerce school bond issue coming

Commerce, TX – A special meeting of the C-I-S-D board of trustees Monday night includes a budget study session. Then the board will consider adding to the May election ballot replacing A-C Williams Elementary School. Two weeks ago, consultants to the school board recommended a new building over renovation, not only to meet educational needs but also to take advantage of increased state financing.

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5:23 am
Mon March 5, 2007

A&M-Commerce women's basketball headed to the NCAA playoffs

Commerce, TX – The Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team enters the Division II tournament as the No. 4 seed in the South Central regional against No. 5 seed, Emporia State in St. Joseph, Missouri and Missouri Western University on Friday, March 9th.

The Lions (25-8) will enter the tournament having won a school record eight-straight games. On the season, Texas A&M-Commerce has set nine single-season school records.

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11:00 am
Fri March 2, 2007

CISD Superintendent leaving

Commerce – It looks as if Commerce ISD Superintendent Keith Boles will be leaving the district. Boles has been named as the lone finalist for the superintendent position at the Connally ISD near Waco. The Connally board said they hope to have Bole son board by April 1st.
The moves comes just weeks after the contracts of the high school principal and assistant principals were not renewed by the Commerce School Board.
Boles' son, Zack, plays baseball for the Baylor Bears in Waco.

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10:58 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Paris hospital cutting staff

Paris, Texas – The Paris Regional Medical Center will begin cutting staff this Saturday. Plans are to cut 25 full-time equivalent positions. Hospital officials met with department heads in early February to identify the positions to be cut. The hospital is making the cuts after costs are up more than $650,000 for the first five months of the fiscal year.

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7:37 am
Fri March 2, 2007

<b> KETR high school basketball coverage continues Saturday at 4 p.m.</b>

Commerce, TX – In Friday's region semifinals, Princeton advanced with a 38-26 win over Kemp and Chapel Hill defeated Kennedale 65-49.

Princeton's Chase Spruiell scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Panthers. Kemp was led by Joseph Simmons with 10 points. Jacarri Culberson added 8 points and 6 rebounds.

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6:19 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Open House Saturday for new home of NTXCM

March 2, 2007 – Now located on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the Northeast Texas Children's Museum is celebrating its new home Saturday afternoon from noon to 4.

The museum recently moved to the northwest corner of Highway 50 and Culver Street/Loop 178. The former Watson Center building has been converted to handle a variety of activities and programs.

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10:56 am
Thu March 1, 2007

Big meth bust in Fannin County

Fannin County – The Fannin County Narcotics Unit has busted a large methamphetamine ring that was distributing drugs throughout Fannin, Collin, and Dallas Counties. Nine people were arrested in the two month investigation. $47,000 worth of meth, $19,000 in cash, and two vehicles have also been seized.

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10:21 am
Thu March 1, 2007

A&M-Commerce Ag and Education honors

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