Commerce, TX – On Thursday, new Dallas Cowboys head football coach Wade Phillips announced the hiring of former East Texas State standout and Commerce native Wade Wilson as his new quarterbacks coach. Wilson was an NFL quarterback for 19 seasons, a longer career than all but seven players in league history. He returns to the Cowboys for a second stint as quarterbacks coach after serving in that role for three seasons from 2000-02 before joining the Chicago Bears.
Commerce – A&M-Commerce Lions Basketball came up big over Cameron last night. The men brought their record to 13-13 with a 92-81 win. The men have won three of their last four games.
But the big story is the women's team and their amazing season. They took an 84-60 win over Cameron, and secured their first ever LSC North title. The ladies started the game with a 13-0 run and never looked back as they dominated the entire contest. It was win number 21 on the season for the women.
Commerce – A reminder that a warrant amnesty program is in effect in Commerce. Cost of outstanding warrants could be reduced anywhere from 10 to 50 percent. Those that do not take advantage of the amnesty program just may be rounded up as part of the Great Texas Warrant Roundup that begins March 3rd. More than 150 law enforcement agencies across Texas, including Commerce and Hunt County, will be participating in the roundup that continues through March 10th.
Commerce, TX – The Commerce school board is thinking about holding a bond election to replace the 26 year old building housing third through fifth graders.
During Monday night's CISD Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent Keith Boles brought back consultants who updated the board about the tradeoffs of renovation versus replacement. The consultants recommended a new building not only to meet educational needs but also to take advantage of increased state financing.
Commerce, TX – For the second time this week, tests took place of the new tornado sirens in Commerce. Wednesday morning at 10, the sirens sounded for five minutes. The four sirens are located at strategic locations around and near the city, including the Texas A and M University-Commerce campus.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council voted last night to accept a bid to clean up sludge lagoons at the wastewater treatment plant. The project will cost the city just over $164,000. The council was reluctant to spend the money, but regulations being enforced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality left the body with little choice.
Commerce – A final design for a bronze plaque honoring Michael Pee Wee Walker was approved by the Commerce City Council in regular session last night. The plaque will be hung in the lobby of the New City Hall. A conference room will also be named in honor of Walker.
Walker was killed in 2005 while performing duties as a Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Commerce.
Commerce, TX – Texas A&M University System Chancellor Doctor Mike McKinney had a whirlwind tour of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus Wednesday. The Chancellor met with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Commerce, TX – Commerce will be the first head football coaching and Athletic Director's post for Bryan Price. Price comes from Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, about midway between Houston and Beaumont along Interstate 10.