Greenville – A donation of 30 acres of land, including frontage on Interstate 30, has been made to the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum. The tract of land was donated by the estate of Charles and Mauricia Fugitt, whose dairy farm once encompassed 70 acres, including the current grounds of the museum. The donation was made with the understanding the land would be used for a nature trail, wildlife habitat, or a similar public purpose.
Las Vegas – The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team went 1-1 on the road in Vegas, downing one nationally ranked team. The Lions defeated 18th ranked Central Missouri 66-59 in the Southwest Regional Challenge Tuesday, led by Piggy Mosley and Kanani Marshal who put up 15 points each.
Texas – TXU Electric Delivery and Current Communications Group have entered into an agreement that will ultimately provide internet service through electric lines. The Smart Grid technology will also allow TXU to check meters remotely and locate problem in electric service quicker, according to TXU Electric Delivery chairman and CEO Tom Baker. Baker said TXU Delivery covers the from the Red River south to Austin and from Midland east to Tyler, but did not give exact areas where the new Smart Grid service would first be available.
Commerce – The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new expansion for Presbyterian of Commerce was held yesterday. The new building will house an outpatient service intended help the elderly cope with loss of loved ones and illness. The message Tuesday was that depression does not have to be part of growing older.
The new 2,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to begin operations by March of 2006.
Las Vegas – The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team went 1-1 in the high Desert Classic in Las Vegas over the weekend. Saturday, the Lions came up short against Washburn, dropping that contest 79-73. Sunday, however, the Lions mounted an impressive come-back win, to oust Cal-State San Bernardino.
Commerce – Aviation pioneer Jeanna Yeager will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree during A&M-Commerce commencement ceremonies tomorrow. Yeager, a 1970 graduate of Commerce High School and current resident of Sherman, is the only woman to receive the Collier Trophy-the most prestigious award in aviation. She won the award for a Voyager flight in 1986 where she flew almost 25,000 miles around the world in just nine days, without refueling. An accomplishment Yeager says she gave her heart and soul to.
Commerce – Groundbreaking for a new facility for Presbyterian of Commerce is set for December 20th. The new 2,000 square-foot structure will house an outpatient behavioral health service for elderly patients and should be up and running by March of 2006. The building will be located on the southeast corner of the hospital campus, with offices, meeting rooms, and a reception and waiting area.