The campaign of Republican John Ratcliffe, one of several challengers hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in the race to represent the 4th Texas Congressional District, hosted an event in Commerce on Feb. 24. Over 20 supporters attended the gathering, and Ratcliffe spoke with KETR about his differences with the longtime incumbent.
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau director Milton Babb says the recent fund raiser at Landon's Winery for a public art project in downtown Greenville was a major success, raising more than $18,000, and ensuring that the project will go forward. It'll be located on the side of the Armstrong Appliance building on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. Also, construction of the new Splash Kingdom water park on Interstate 30 in Greenville has begun.
President Barack Obama told the governors of Oklahoma and Louisiana that a decision regarding the northern leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline probably will be made within “a couple” of months.
Governors Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, both Republicans, said in separate news conferences that Obama told them of the timetable on Feb. 24, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
Tyrie Wooten hit three straight free throws with 10.7 seconds remaining and the A&M-Commerce Lions held defensively to squeak out an 83-82 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday at the First United Bank Center.
The win, coupled with a loss by Cameron, bumps the Lions (17-8, 6-7 LSC) into sole possession of fifth place in the conference standings with one game to play. It also marks the first time the Lions have picked up a win over the Buffaloes (10-15, 2-11 LSC) in Canyon since the 2005-05 season.
After years of conflict, the fate of the controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal will be decided by the Texas Water Development Board's governing board in Austin. The decision could come while the three-person governing body is down to just two members.
The Texas Education Agency has approved new high school graduation requirements under House Bill 5, which take effect this fall. Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the requirements give students more flexibility in choosing "endorsements," similar to college majors. In particular, students who are more inclined toward vocational education will find expanded opportunities.