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8:43 am
Tue November 13, 2012

State Rep. Flynn Announces Prefiled Legislation

State Representative Dan Flynn
Texas House of Representatives

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.

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Politics
5:03 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Youth Vote: "We Want To Participate"

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.

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Medicine
5:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Gov. Perry: Texas Can Become the Nation’s Center for Regenerative Medicine

Governer Rick Perry

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.

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Education
4:30 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Paris High School receives 2012 College Readiness Recognition

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.

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Healthcare
12:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

A practice facility inside the new A&M-Commerce nursing instruction facility
TAMUC Photo

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.

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Women's Health Program
11:47 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Gov. Perry: Texas to Immediately Defund Abortion Affiliates in WHP

Texas governor Rick Perry
NPR

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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Texas A&M University-Commerce
3:41 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

A&M-Commerce Seeking New Athletic Director

TAMUC Marketing Communications

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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Texas A&M University-Commerce
3:35 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Dean Langford to Step Down, Return to Faculty & Administrative Assignment

TAMUC Marketing Communications

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. 

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Community Event
9:13 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Children’s Museum Presents “Girl Talk” July 20

The Media Focus Group for the Children’s Museum meets to discuss topics to include in the upcoming Girl Talk Program. (left to right) Claire Dobbs, Jessica King, Jacie Arnold and Aislinn Jones.
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.”

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Local Interest
9:12 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Commerce Man Leads Teacher Group to Explore Ecology of Costa Rica

Few people get to see the resplendent quetzal, a bird revered by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations.
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.

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Farm Service Agency
4:44 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Delta and Van Zandt FSA offices to close in consolidation measure

The US Department of Agrigulture's Farm Service Agency
fsa.usda.gov

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.

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Police and Courts
3:05 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Commerce Police make illegal dumping arrest

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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Awards ceremony
1:14 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Police chief receives innovation honor

Police Chief Dan Busken receives the 2012 TPCA Innovation Award from Plano Police Chief and TPCA President Greg Rushin
Courtesy Photo

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

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Commerce ISD
10:19 am
Fri April 13, 2012

CISD opens Hall of Honor nominations

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.

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Paris Junior College
10:08 am
Fri April 13, 2012

PJC Radiology Student Named International Scholar

PARIS - Rafael Gonzales, a Paris Junior College radiology technology student from Wolfe City, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine.

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