Friday, March 10th, 2017, will mark nearly one hundred years since a telegram arrived in Commerce indicating that the Texas legislature had voted to purchase the town's college from it's founder, William L. Mayo. (The date was March 14, 1917.)
Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the commission is called when an abandoned cemetery is discovered. The process then begins of documenting the cemetery and protecting it from being exacavated or covered over by construction. Even one grave, by law, constitutes a cemetery. Carol relates the sad story of a mass grave recently discovered in Northeast Hunt County, near the site of the old community known as Muddig.
The Delta County Republican Club is inviting candidates to participate in a Candidates’ Forum with respect to the upcoming City of Cooper Elections. The public is also invited to the forum that will be held at Delta County Civic Center on March 9, 2017, and will begin promptly at 7 p.m. According to the Club the purpose of this forum is to give all candidates for Mayor and/or City Council an opportunity to speak to citizens and share their views on topics of interest and issues affecting the community. There are five candidates in the mayoral race and four (two incumbents) in the city council race to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. But Kim says it is relatively easy to treat if it is found early. She says people with diets high in red meat and/or fried and broiled foods tend to be more at risk for colorectal cancer.
Grammy-Award winning music producer Brad Davis is receiving a lot of Americana radio airplay with his "I Need Music" album. It's a collection of bluegrass-style recordings that's been as high as no. 2 on Airplay Direct, a music download service used by radio stations. Another collection of iconic 1980s songs produced in the bluegrass style by Brad is also receiving a lot of Americana airplay. Brad owns and operates a recording studio in downtown Commerce.
ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team came the closest they had come in three tries, but fell to UT Permian Basin 76-63 on Saturday in the semifinal round of the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament. The Lions fell behind early but battled back into the game in the second half before falling short.
The loss drops A&M-Commerce to 19-10 on the season and they are eliminated from tournament play. The Falcons jump to 25-5 on the year and advance to the LSC Championship Final played on Sunday.
ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team overcame a tough shooting night to defeat Cameron University 54-52 on Friday in the first round of the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. The Lions struggled from the field but hit their free throws in the game to get the win.
The win brings A&M-Commerce to 19-9 on the season and advance to the second round of the LSC tournament The Aggies fall to 17-12 and are eliminated from tournament play.
Luke's guest this week is Will Herring, founder and owner of Wild Boar Meat Company in Hubbard, Texas. Will and Luke discuss the recent ruling by the Texas Agricultural Commission to allow Warfarin to kill hogs in Texas. If the use of poison is allowed, companies that currently process wild hogs may have to close their doors. Hog trappers may also be put out of business as there will be no market for the hogs.
ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team lost a tightly contested battle to Tarleton State 55-49 on Friday in the first round of the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. The Lions held the lead in the fourth quarter but struggled from the field throughout the game.
The loss brings A&M-Commerce to 20-9 on the season and eliminates them from tournament play. The TexAnns jump to 14-13 and advance to the second round of the LSC tournament and will face Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, discusses a new television mini-series, "Feud: Bette and Joan" that debuts Sunday night on FX. It's the story of the real-life rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, which culminated with the making of the 1962 movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane." Susan Sarandon plays Davis and Jessica Lange plays Crawford.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Christopher Williams peacefully turned himself in to authorities on Saturday morning, March 4 after evading arrest since Thursday afternoon in Delta County when he assaulted his girlfriend and fled law enforcement. At this time Delta County Sheriff's Office does not have any further information on the .22 rifle Williams fled with on Thursday. Williams has been charged with felony Assault and Evading Detention and is currently in the Delta County Jail.