Commerce – Identity was one of the several topics Dr. Jones touched on during last Thursday's faculty and professional staff meeting. Jones says A&M-Commerce needs to communicate with as many as possible to get the best results.
''We have to talk first to those whom we serve, and have served, during out 119-year history: our students, current and perspective, as well as our alumni,'' says Jones.
''They know well who we are as a university, and have good ideas about what we might do even better.''
Greenville – A major highway project in Greenville is about to begin. A huge project to rebuild the State Highway 34/Wesley Street overpass across Interstate 30 will begin in October. With that in mind, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Greenville have scheduled a Town Hall Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 16. The public event is set for 6 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, and is designed to provide information to local residents on the upcoming construction project.
Commerce – A capacity crowd filled Ferguson Auditorium Thursday to listen as Dr. Dan Jones, the 11th president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, gave his inaugural address during the university's Fall Faculty and Professional Staff meeting. A number of items were addressed including campus project updates and an in-depth look at the mission of A&M-Commerce and its implementation.
Commerce – The First United Methodist Church of Commerce this weekend will celebrate the completion of a major expansion project.
Pastor Lisa Greenwood Wolcott says the expansion will aid in a number of ways, providing a facility large enough for community events, outreach programs and a welcoming gathering area leading into the Sanctuary and Family Life Center.
Sulphur Springs – A recent shooting in Sulphur Springs, leading local law enforcement on a search of three unidentified suspects, turns out to be a hoax.
Sulphur Springs Police responded Monday to a reported shooting at an apartment complex at 512 Church Street.
Robert Alexander and his brother Josh Alexander, both of Sulphur Springs, are said to have suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to a local hospital. The victims reportedly told officers they were shot by a group of three masked men.
Commerce – The Commerce School Board is seeking input from parents and the community on the selection of its next superintendent. Confidential responses will help form a profile and interview questions to be used in the hiring process.
Former superintendent Mike Roberts resigned from the position last month after serving at the post for a little over a year.
Commerce – The new A.C. Williams Elementary School in Commerce continues to stay on schedule, according to a recent report. The Commerce School Board Monday heard from Claycomb Associates and W.B. Kibler Construction Company regarding the progress of the project.
Crews are continuing to lay the foundation for the structure, as well as install all utility lines. Steel for the building will begin coming in next week and will take about three weeks to erect.