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David Welch
Commerce ISD

Commerce High School Principal David Welch will resign on May 31, the Commerce Journal reports. Welch is on administrative leave and will remain on leave through the end of his employment, the report said.

Commerce Superintendent of Schools Blake Cooper told the Journal that the agreement was mutual between Welch and the district.

Welch has been principal since early 2013 and had previously served as assistant principal.

Braddavismusic.com
Braddavismusic.com

Grammy-Award winning Commerce-based music producer and guitarist Brad Davis is planning a new tour with the Boxmasters, including actor-musician Billy Bob Thornton.  The tour starts Friday, April 3 at the Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.  Brad will open the show as a solo performer.  The Boxmasters will open several shows for ZZ Top on the tour.

George P. Bush to help raise cash for dad's super PAC

Mar 9, 2015
George P. Bush is headlining a fundraiser Thursday in Austin for his father's super PAC.
NPR

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is entering the fray of his dad's already vaunted fundraising machine as the former Florida governor gears up for a 2016 presidential campaign.

Tony Ross, 34, died following his arrest and detention in Sulphur Springs on March 6.
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Texas Rangers are investigating the death of Tony Chance Ross, 34, who died at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler following his arrest by Sulphur Springs police on March 6, according to a report by KSST-FM.

Sulphur Springs Chief of Police Jay Sanders told KSST that Ross was arrested after a struggle with officers responding to a call of a shirtless man behaving erratically, followed by a report of a door being kicked in, on Whitworth Street in Sulphur Springs.

Commerce city limits
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a marketing project undertaken by Texas A&M University-Commerce to improve the city's appeal to students.  The mayor also discusses the grant the city is seeking for a skateboard park, along with "disk golf" and walking trails.

NCAA Division II Men's Basketball South Central Region Bracket
NCAA

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team will face Lone Star Conference opponent Angelo State in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The no. 3 seed Lions (24-7) and no. 6 seed Rams (26-5) will tip off in a rematch of the 2015 LSC championship game, won 68-61 by A&M-Commerce on March 7.

Anthony Adams, head coach Sam Walker and tournament MVP Darrell Williams discuss the Lions' 68-61 victory over Angelo State in the LSC Men's Basketball championship game.
LSC

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Lone Star Conference championship with a 68-61 victory over Angelo State in the title game in Allen on March 7. The triumph gives the Lions their first conference championship in men’s hoops since 2005.

Mr. Whitetail joins Luke this week to talk about hunting by helicopter.
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Join Luke and his guest Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) this week for an in depth discussion on helicopter hog hunting.

Senior forward LaDon Carnegie scored 13 points to help the Lions upset Tarleton State 53-51 in the Lone Star Conference semifinals.
LSC

The Lions are headed to the Lone Star Conference championship game thanks to a 53-51 upset victory over Tarleton State on March 6 at the Allen Event center. The Lions (23-7) will play Angelo State (26-4), which routed Cameron 76-53 in the other semifinal game played earlier on Friday.

Artaejah Gay led the Lions with 19 points.
lionathletics.com

Once again, the Lions played over their heads against a favored opponent. But this time, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team didn’t have quite enough for another upset victory. Midwestern State defeated the Lions 65-60 in the semifinal round of the Lone Star Conference championship tournament in Allen on March 6.

Lawmaker wants to know immigration impact

Mar 6, 2015
A border lawmaker wants to require the state comptroller to assess the economic impact of illegal immigration for lawmakers each year.
KUT

As state lawmakers debate spending millions of dollars on border security, doing away with in-state college tuition for some undocumented students and other controversial immigration issues, they lack a fundamental set of information that could affect their decisions — what impact do undocumented Texans have on the state economy?

Christian Macauley and the Lions advanced to the LSC semifinals with a 79-64 victory over West Texas A&M.
lionathletics.com

After enduring a couple of nail-biters against West Texas A&M during the regular season, this time, the Lions decided to keep their claws neat. The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team used a dominant first half to help power a 79-64 victory over the Buffaloes in the first round of the Lone Star Conference championship tournament on March 5 in Allen.

A&M-Commerce Lions logo
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey discusses the 2015 home football schedule, which features a season-opening Thursday night, September 3 game vs. Adams State of Colorado and Saturday night, September 12 game vs. Delta State of Mississippi, both traditionally tough NCAA Division II opponents.  The Lone Star Conference will again stage a late-season tournament based on seeding.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team earned an upset victory over favored Cameron University, 80-65, in Allen on March 5.
lionathletics.com

After about 30 minutes of playing neck-and-neck basketball, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team decided to take all drama out of its first-round Lone Star Conference game against Cameron. Trailing by a basket with about 10 minutes to play, the Lions went on a 20-2 run that led to an 80-65 upset victory over the Aggies.

The Lions (14-13) will tip off against Midwestern State (22-5) at noon on Fri., March 5, at the Allen Events Center in Allen.

House leaders seek to phase out B-On-Time student loans

Mar 5, 2015
Students work using the letterpress at one of Texas A&M University-Commerce's classrooms in Dallas. Lawmakers are looking to restructure the state's student loan program.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Leaders in the Texas House are looking to phase out an incentive-based student loan program and redirect its funding toward a larger financial aid program that is based on need. 

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