Commerce – A&M-Commerce basketball made it a sweep of old rivals Angelo State last night in a men's and women's double-header. The Lady Lions handily took down the formerly undefeated Angelo State Rambelles, 90-77. Head Coach Denny Downing said the upset win is a quality one for the Lady Lions, who feel poised to make a strong run in the Lone Star Conference this year. Angelo State is ranked 18th nationally in Division II.
Commerce – The A&M-Commerce men's and women's basketball teams face tough opponents tonight as Angelo State comes to town. The 2-1 Lady Lions face the 4-0 Angelo State Rambelles for a 6pm tip-off in the A&M-Commerce Field House. The Rambelles are ranked 18th in the nation in Division II. Head Coach Denny Downing thinks that this years Lady Lions team matches up well against the defending conference champs, as the team returns four starters off last year's squad, has six junior college transfers, and one high school signee.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce will be holding their traditional Holiday Tree Lighting and Christmas program this evening beginning at 6:30. The event will begin on the East Lawn of the Memorial Student Center when Nancy McFarland lights up the tree donated by the Commerce Veterinary Clinic.
Commerce – A candlelight vigil for victims of violent crime will be held in conjunction with the Christmas festivities in downtown Commerce tomorrow. At 6:15 tomorrow evening, a moment of silence will be observed for those that have been lost to a senseless act of violence. Anyone who has known someone who died to violent crime, or anyone that wants to support families and friends that have, is invited to attend the vigil.
Greenville – An illegal alcohol operation has been shut down in Greenville. 535 containers of beer and hundreds of paper and plastic bags were seized Saturday from a home in the 2200 block of Wellington Street. Hunt County Warrant Officer Joe Knight said that surveillance was increased on the residence after a tip led authorities there. Officers were able to observe the exchange of money for a box that contained an alcoholic beverage. The operation had been making alcohol available to minors.
Commerce, Greenville – The Christmas Parade in Commerce is set for this Thursday, December 1st. Festivities will begin around 7pm, with preparations in downtown that day beginning just after lunch. This year's theme is Christmas in Commerce as participants will be designing their displays around themes of their own choosing. Line-up is first-come, first-serve around 5:30 at the corner of Maple and Park Street. Route maps are available to the Commerce Chamber office downtown.
Commerce, Cooper – Some free Thanksgiving dinners will be offered in the Commerce and Cooper areas. The First United Methodist Church, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Disciples Faith, and Christians Make a Difference will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11am to 1pm tomorrow at the Methodist Church on Highway 50 in Commerce. Transportation and delivery is available. Call 903.886.3220 for more information.