Press Release


TxDOT forces have been out since this morning preparing for the current winter weather across North Texas.  TxDOT will be working overnight to ensure Northeast Texas roads remain passable and safe.

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AUSTIN - State Representative Dan Flynn took advantage of early filing opportunities this morning and filed his first round of House Bills focusing on education, free enterprise, and jobs. Through early filing, Representative Flynn ensures that these issues have the best chance at being taken up this 83rd Legislative session, slated to begin in January of 2013.

INTERN CONTRIBUTION - As a young person, this I know: The last election affected our parents, but the turnout of this election can affect our parents as well as our youth.

HOUSTON – Governor Rick Perry today highlighted Texas’ leading role in the advancement of regenerative medicine to produce safe, effective and ethical adult stem cell therapies.

For the second year in a row, Paris High School has received the College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.


COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The program will begin in January of 2013.


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry yesterday released a statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny Planned Parenthood’s request for reconsideration of the Court’s August decision to uphold state law.

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COMMERCE - University President Dan Jones has announced that Texas A&M University-Commerce will launch a nationwide search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. 

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COMMERCE - Dr. Hal Langford, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE) since 2001, announced this week that he will step down from his post, effective September 19, 2012. 

Northeast Texas Children's Museum

COMMERCE - Girls will be provided the opportunity to learn about a myriad of topics concerning etiquette, Facebook and meeting friends in a new program called “Girl Talk.”

Alton Biggs

COMMERCE - Commerce resident Alton Biggs and his wife Louise recently traveled more than 2,000 miles to point out the behavior of monkeys and various other Central America animals for a group of teachers and friends.

COLLEGE STATION — James B. Douglass, Acting Texas State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 15 FSA county offices in Texas, a process that will begin immediately.

COMMERCE —  Two Commerce men were taken into custody when they were caught in the act of dumping illegal building materials in a field.

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GREENVILLE -  Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken has received the 2012 Innovation Award from the Texas Police Chief’s Association.

COMMERCE - Commerce Independent School District is seeking nominations to its Hall of Honor.  Established in 2010, the Hall of Honor recognizes former CHS or Norris School students who have had a distinguished career and staff members who have made a significant impact on the students of CISD or Norris School.