Jeremy Adelman

Dr. Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and the director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University, and on October 3rd, he visited the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus to give a presentation to students and other attendees on the subject of photography and humanitarianism. In the presentation, Adelman argues that throughout the history of the camera, photography has played a vital role both in society's understanding of the world at home and far away, and in its reaction to global humanitarian crises as they arise.

Long-time certified financial planner Jim Ainsworth considers a recent article that says the majority of college students are not well versed in personal finance.  The article says, for example, only 43 percent of college students know the difference in a credit card and a debit card.

(Left to right) Upright bass player Gavin Kelso, fiddle player and vocalist Katie Glassman, and lead singer and rhythm guitarist Joey McKenzie.
Ben Bohorquez

In the tradition of music pioneers like Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Tex Williams and Spade Cooley, Joey McKenzie's band The Western Flyers are proudly carrying the western swing torch into a new era.

City of Greenville

The manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, Kevin Banks, discusses plans for the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest Friday through Sunday (October 7-9).  The event includes performances by Asleep at the Wheel Friday night, and the Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Saturday night.  The GMA will unveil its extensive renovation, including new seats for the first time in its more than 75-year history.

Richardson ISD

Charlie Alderman, the superintendent of the Commerce ISD, says the school board has hired a new assistant superintendent, Dr. Patricia Tremmel.  She is a Commerce native, and has served as a principal in Garland and Richardson.  Alderman says Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Ray Keck recently met with the school board and offered the University's resources in support of various CISD academic programs.

Lions Get Road Victory Over LSC Newcomer OPSU 35-13

Oct 1, 2016

In the first ever matchup between the two schools, the no. 6 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team was able to stay unbeaten on the year with a 35-13 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a new member of the Lone Star Conference.
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The No. 6 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions hit the road again this week, traveling to Goodwell, Okla., for the Lions' first-ever meeting with Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Carl Finch (front left) and the 2015 members of Brave Combo.
Jane Finch

"Brave" hardly begins to describe the guts it takes to perpetuate music that's outside the normal, but that's precisely what Denton's Brave Combo has been doing for more than 35 years.

Grayson County Begins Forensic Rape Exam Services

Sep 30, 2016

The Grayson County Crisis Center in Sherman is now offering forensic exams for rape victims.

Luke's guest this week is Larry Weishuhn, Mr. Whitetail. Join Larry and Luke "around the campfire" this week. These two old friends will make you feel as though you were right there with them.

Join Luke and his guest Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) as today is the opener of bow season for whitetail deer and these two veteran deer hunters talk about past hunts and what to expect this year in the whitetail woods.

Sulphur Springs community-development specialist Sarah Dicus says a number of events are coming up in October for "Celebration City," as Sulphur Springs calls itself.

Lynn Adler (left) and Lindy Hearne (right) performing live in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

From the friendly confines of their adopted home in Pineview, Texas, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne nurture and cultivate original music at their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. Their brand of "Texas Folk"  pulls from influences as wide-ranging as jazz, bluegrass, blues and even world music. Add the duo's vocal harmonies, and you've got a unique Texas treasure called Adler & Hearne, whose latest album Simpatico contains 24 tracks of positive vibes.

Our Sulphur Springs books commentator, Sharon Feldt, says she avoided reading Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" for over a year because she didn't want it to affect her image of Atticus Finch, the hero of Lee's novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird."  But, now that the controversy has faded, Sharon says she's glad she read "Watchman," and thinks it stands on its own as a great novel.

A recent study by Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Water Group  found that 75 percent of the U.S. drinking water supply(affecting about 200 million people) is high in the chemical chromium six.  The chemical, also known as hexavalent chromium, is the very contaminant made infamous in the film “Erin Brockovich” for poisoning some California residents with the cancer-causing agent.

According to "mitigation" requirements, all bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands destroyed by a new lake must be offset with similar lands elsewhere being protected from development.
George Hale

Next month, Fannin County is set to approve a comprehensive plan for developing thousands of acres of expensive lakefront property. One problem: There’s no lake. But that’s not stopping it from pushing ahead anyway. Officials say the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek reservoir will be open for business by the time the government gets around to approving it. And that’s putting a spotlight on the high-stakes struggle for control of water resources throughout northeast Texas.