Commerce – The Texas A&M University-Commerce art department recently graduated its first class in the new master's of fine arts (MFA) in studio arts program with a communication arts concentration. The program has grown from zero students in 2007 to a projected 20 in the upcoming 2010 fall semester, and would be one of the largest terminal degree programs on campus and in Texas.
– A recently composed list of the best small cities in America shows three North Texas cities in the top 25.
The list, created by CNN's Money Magazine, takes into account each city's crime rate, economy, entertainment options and aesthetic quality.
Coming in at number four was McKinney. Officials praised the city's downtown and citied its close proximity to Dallas as some of the reasons for the high ranking. Just down the road from McKinney is Allen, who placed 16th on the list. Rowlett was ranked 24th.
Host Scott Harvey speaks with Texas A&M University-Commerce's Dr. LaVelle Hendricks on the controversial substance K2. Our Friday feature focuses on the impact that the growth in DFW is having on our rural region.
Greenville – A local police department is seeking a second automatic license plate reader.
The City of Greenville already has one high-technology device capable of automatically reading the license plates of cars; and is seeking grant funding to help pay for another.
Interim Police Chief Scott Smith is hoping to obtain a grant to assist with paying for an infrared automated license plate reader, which will check the plates against criminal databases for stolen vehicles, wanted persons and more.