Texas State Historical Association

Dee Hilton, chairman of the Hunt County Transportation Plan organization, and Paul Voss of the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, discuss the proposal on the Nov. 8 election ballot for Hunt County to issue $24.4 million in bonds for major highway improvements.  The county hopes the funds would leverage $186 million in state and federal funding.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M University-Commerce provost's office, will be our commentator on new technology for the Blacklands Cafe.  In this program, we discuss the emergence of robots as a substitute for humans in the workforce.  One report says robots will take up six percent of the jobs in the U.S. by 2021.

A&M-Commerce is coming off of a dominant 36-0 victory over West Texas A&M on Oct. 29.
Kristen Taylor

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team moved up to no. 4 in the NCAA Division II Regional Rankings for Super Region Four that were released on Oct. 31.

Dr. Charles Austin
Jerrod Knight

In 1889, Professor William Mayo founded a private college in Northeast Texas to serve local youth in their pursuit of higher education. Years later, in March of 1917, Mayo died moments before the arrival of a telegram from the Texas legislature informing him that his college would become a state institution. He was buried on his campus, the only college founder in Texas with such a distinction.

Students who've already completed some college are earning a degree in Organizational Leadership at an average cost of less than $4,500.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

As ever-increasing tuition rates at many colleges and universities are putting a college education out of reach for some, Texas A&M University-Commerce is developing a program that has helped students earn a degree at a cost comparable to a single year at some schools.

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, Dr.

Lions fans enjoy the aftermath of a 36-0 victory over West Texas A&M.
Mark Haslett

The game was college football and not the World Series, but the Texas A&M University-Commerce defense threw a shutout and the Lions celebrated Homecoming with a 36-0 victory over West Texas A&M University at Memorial Stadium in Commerce on Oct. 29. A&M Commerce, ranked no. 8 nationally going into Saturday's action, improved its NCAA Division II and Lone Star Conference record to 7-1 and 5-1, while Buffaloes fell to 5-4, 4-3 in the LSC.

Luke's mentor, Billy Wayne Joplin
Luke Clayton

Billy Wayne Joplin, Luke's hunting mentor, just turned 80 years young. Luke tells about some of his early hunting experiences with Billy.

Luke also talks about what he considers to be the best value on the market. The Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle in .223 topped with a Photon XT scope by Sightmark and a breakfast of eggs, potatoes and some fresh made sugar cured ham from a wild hog Luke recently harvested. The cure is available at

Lions To Host West Texas A&M In Homecoming Game

Oct 28, 2016
"Old E.T." and "W.T." will line up against one another once again. The Lions are 16-14 in the series with the Buffaloes.

The No. 8-ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce football team welcomes West Texas A&M to Memorial Stadium this weekend for homecoming. The Buffaloes are coming off an upset win over Midwestern State. The Lions are ranked fifth in the first of this year's Super Region Four rankings, as announced by the NCAA Division II Football Committee on Monday.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace reviews plans for homecoming 2016 at the University, which is Saturday.  The event includes a golf tournament Friday at the Webb Hill Country Club near Wolfe City, with registration starting at 9 a.m.  Saturday, events include the dedication of the new graveside park at University found William L.

A road sign marks Bois d'Arc Creek outside of Bonham, TX.
George Hale

Fannin County has adopted a comprehensive plan for zoning the land around a 16,500-acre reservoir east of Bohnam. Meanwhile in Washington, the US House of Representatives has moved construction of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir one step closer to construction.  

Texas A&M University-Commerce's Affordable Baccalaureate program is the first competency-based bachelor-level degree from a public institution in Texas.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Hunt County Pets Alive

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, relates the story of a group of nine puppies recently found in a closed cooler by the side of a road in Sulphur Springs.  The person who found the puppies called Dr. McCreary, and she immediately went to rescue the dogs, which now have been placed in a foster home.  Dr. McCreary works with an animal rescue group called Hunt County Pets Alive.

For most of the past decade, officials in Fannin County have petitioned the Texas Historical Commission for grant money to help renovate the 128-year-old limestone county courthouse building in the center of Bonham’s downtown square. In June, they got their wish ---- a $5 million commission grant for a restoration project.

Pennington Group

Randy Pennington, Dallas business consultant, CEO of Pennington Group, and ET-A&M-Commerce alumnus, and his band of fellow consultants "The Five Friends" recently shared a video on companies that are getting it wrong, and explained why.  The companies include Time Warner, Comcast and Sears.