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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 www.butcher-packer.com

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.
lionathletics.com

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.

Jeremy Bellamy performing live in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

A lifelong love of music has inspired Commerce resident Jeremy Bellamy to pursue his dreams of writing and singing original songs. His young voice already sounds like that of an established rocker: powerful, gritty and full of energy. Bellamy is also learning to collaborate on music with other artists, namely the members of his newfound Garland band Livirian.

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Hunt County Historical Commission Chairman Carol Taylor relates the story of Etta Booth Mayo, the wife of Texas A&M University-Commerce founder Professor William L. Mayo, who in 1916 led her two daughters and a group of Boy Scouts on a hike from Commerce to Greenville, then Wylie, and on to Dallas and back.

Early voting will continue through Nov. 4.
NPR

Early voting for the Nov. 8 elections began on Oct. 24 and will continue through Nov. 4.

Commerce Community Cares

The president of Commerce Community Cares, Janis Stroope, and longtime board member Dick Latson say the local charitable organization is again seeking to raise $27,500 this year after coming just short of that goal in the last campaign year.  CCC provides funding to 14 community organizations in Commerce.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover  (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com)  joins Luke this weeks and talks about the change in the crappie catching pattern and bow hunting deer. 

Lions-Rams Rivalry Has Recent History Of High Drama

Oct 21, 2016
Things can get wild when "Old E.T." lines up against Angelo State.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

We focus on the conference rivalry between the No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions and the Angelo State Rams this week. This will be the 48th time both teams meet on the field. The last six meetings between the schools have been exceptionally close, with none decided by more than five points.

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