Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses plans for Black History Month during February.  Among the activities is an essay-writing contest for Commerce ISD students.  On Saturday, February 24, the Ivory Moore-David Talbot Distinguished Leaders will feature an address by State Rep. Dan Flynn. 

Points of Interest, Episode 02: You, Here

Feb 2, 2018
Image depicting you are here
Flickr User Joe Loong / CC BY-SA 2.0

In this episode series of Points of Interest we explore the question, “What is it like to be you… here?” through three totally different stories from people currently living in East Texas, who aren’t from here.

Texas A&M Health Science Center

The director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, Kim Saenz, says they've seen a 25 percent increase this year in flu cases.  She says they've seen as many as 82 flu cases in a day at the Emergency Center in Quinlan.  She says the flu may continue well into the spring or even the summer, and advises people who have not had a flu shot to get one.  Kim says avoid the pharmacy if you can because that's where people who are sick go to get medicine.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League announced new district competition for every high school athletic team in the state of Texas, a rite of passage that takes place every two years. For the Commerce Tigers, their slate of district competition includes some familiar faces, including reigniting a rivalry with Bonham's Purple Warriors.

Delta Hope House
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

For the month of love, Delta Hope House will be hosting a Chili/Stew and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5-7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. The proceeds will assist in the weekly functions of the local food pantry.

Guests filled Charleston Sky, new event venue in Delta County, for the 2018 Annual Chamber Banquet.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was an evening of “Winter Fiesta” and that’s exactly what guests of the 2018 Delta County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet did at the new venue, Charleston Sky. The Chamber Board of Directors of Cindy Roller, George Stapp, Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy, Brenda Stewart, Jalan Mayes, Richelle Johnson, Devone and Keith Morris, and Kenneth Cottongame gave a warm welcome to the guests and honorees Saturday evening.

Denis Cavenaugh of the National Weather Service at a recent storm spotter class in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The National Weather Service will be in town for a free severe weather training session. The SKYWARN severe weather program will be on Tuesday, February 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The program will be held at Delta County Civic Center in Cooper and is held in partnership with Delta County Emergency Management.
   This class is free of charge and no pre-registration is necessary. This class is for organized storm spotters and/or anyone with an interest in severe weather.

NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Jennifer Dwyer along with Cooper NRCS staff Hillary Murray and Kristi Oats talk about their poster contest and all fifth graders are invited to participate.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, Kristi Oats and Hillary Murray, along with NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Jennifer Dwyer, presented programs on Soil Health to Fannindel Elementary and Cooper Elementary fifth graders.

Cooper ISD Trustees Jeff Phifer, Mandy Freeman, Kregg Slakey, Blake Randle, Thomas Darden, and Lea Waller were given gift baskets for School Board Appreciation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the January meeting, the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees was gifted with appreciation in honor of School Board Appreciation Month.

“Thank you for the gifts,” said Cooper ISD Board President Thomas Darden. “Everything you do makes our job easier.” The Cooper Elementary campus used a “sewing to success” theme for their gift of appreciation.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham comments on ways to prevent too much alcohol from being consumed at your Super Bowl party. Texas A&M Agrilife has a program, "Watch UR BAC (blood alcohol concentration)" to encourage responsible drinking.

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U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe was not on the train that crashed with a garbage truck while carrying GOP lawmakers to a retreat  in West Virginia today. The congressman, who represents Texas’ 4th district announced on Twitter that he was safe and that he will pray for the injured.

Gamble was known for his left-handed slugging ability and distinctive hair.
Texas Rangers

Former Texas Rangers outfielder and designated hitter Oscar Gamble, 68, died today. Gamble’s agent, Andrew Levy, confirmed the death to The cause of death was not released.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with women's basketball guard Princess Davis. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, talking with them both about their roadtrip out west the previous weekend, and looking forward to this weekend's games with Midwestern State and Cameron.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head women's basketball coach Jason Burton about the team's sweep of A&M-Kingsville and Angelo State, as well as looking ahead to Burton's 100th game with the Lions later that night. McMurray also visits with head men's basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg and women's basketball guard Melanie Ransom.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.