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Weapons remain prohibited at Texas A&M University-Commerce Student Health Services.
Mark Haslett

The Texas "campus carry" law went into effect today. It might more accurately be called "campus concealed carry," as open display of firearms on Texas college campuses remains prohibited. Licensed handgun owners with a license to carry concealed handguns may now carry on campus - with exceptions.

Here's a rundown of how the law works at Texas A&M University-Commerce:

Prohibited areas

Campus Counseling Center

Children's Learning Center

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, McFarland Science Building

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks relates the story of taking a group of students to Costa Rica to learn about the treatment of drug abuse there.

Seth Vanover with his "Stump Ring"
Luke Clayton

Luke visits with a regular on the show, Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com). Seth gives some tips on catching "dog days" crappie and shows us a neat invention for quickly anchoring boats to stumps. Luke also recaps his trip last week to Galveston and talks about all the attractions at Moody Gardens (www.moodygardens.com).  

Delta Co Chamber

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Delta County Economic Development Corporation are bringing the first ever Cotton Harvest Festival to Delta County. It will feature a free performance by Texas Country Recording Artist Josh Ward on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on the stage on the Square in Cooper. There will also be a Fifth Quarter event on Friday evening following the Cooper Bulldogs Homecoming game, Oct. 7.

Paris Junior College's service area includes all or part of six Texas counties.
Paris Junior College

A public hearing meeting was held last Thursday evening hosted by Paris Junior College on the proposed expansion of the district service plan for Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties as well as Fannindel and Honey Grove Independent School Districts.

This expansion would result in a property tax rate, services and programs for residents of these areas.

DCSO

“Backing the Blue” is how many supporters are showing their pride in law enforcement. The Delta County Sheriff’s office extended their recent appreciation for the Lake Country Crime Stoppers for voting to adopt and purchase active shooter vests for them.

Review’s Roller Earns Set of TPA Honors

Jul 29, 2016
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The publication, Cooper Review, has once again been honored by the Texas Press Association with awards in the 2016 Texas Better Newspaper Contest from 91 other weekly newspapers. This year’s contest was judged by the Oklahoma Press Association in an exchange arrangement for contest judging.

Antipsychotic medications are often used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
NPR

One month ago on this program, we looked at the problem of widespread use of antipsychotic medications in Texas nursing homes. Texas currently leads the nation in the percentage of nursing home residents who’ve been prescribed antipsychotics. 

KETR

Mayor Barbara Woodruff relates the history of Wolfe City, its economic characteristics, and her hopes for the future of the city. 

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews two movies opening this week: "Jason Bourne," the latest in the action series starring Matt Damon, and "Nerve," a thriller about a cell-phone game that's been compared to Pokemon Go.

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says two noted literary figures are scheduled to speak this fall in Northeast Texas.  Stanley Nelson, editor of the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Ferriday, Louisiana, and the real-life figure upon whom novelist Greg Iles based his books Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree, will speak Saturday, October 8 in Winnsboro.  Nelson has written his own non-fiction book, Devils Walking.  On Wednesday, Octobe

It's still possible that a Tipitina's "Music Office Co-op" could exist at the old A.L. Day school building.
Mark Haslett

There seems to be reason for cautious optimism about the Tipitina’s project in Commerce.

visitbonham.com

Malinda Allison of Honey Grove discusses the annual Bonham Quilt Hop, which takes place Friday and Saturday (July 29-30).  Many quilts shown in several locations.  For the first time this year, there will be a location in Honey Grove, at the historic St. Mark Church, built in 1883.  Malinda says Fannin County has the biggest quilt-barn trail in Texas.

Texas A&M University-Commerce alumnus Brian Pate writes a blog called "Blogging the Blacklands."  The subject of the blog very often is A&M-Commerce athletics.  He says conducted surveys of the greatest fotball players in ET/A&M-C history at various positions, and has recently been blogging on the University's athletic facilities.  Brian is an investment banker in Denton County.  This is his first time as a guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

KETR

Mayor Jacky Goleman relates the history of Quinlan, its economic characteristics, and his hopes for the future of the city.

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

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