Jeremy Gamez, our personal technology commentator and business technical analyst for the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on an article "Death of the Smart Phone and the Birth of the Next Big Thing." The author of the ZD Net article says the smart phone has peaked in terms of sales and profits, and so technology companies are looking for the "next big thing." He thinks that will be some type of "smart glasses," despite the fact that Google Glass fizzled.
Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, says it's easy to be confused by conflicting views of the economy, often offered by renowned economists themselves. But Dr. Funderburk says there are some basic ways of analyzing the economy that will help you to make your own judgment of how things stand.
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says members of non-profit boards and others interested in working with non-profit organizations are invited to the annual training session for United Way board members at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11. The event takes place at the Senior Citizens Center in Greenville at 4912 Lee Street. Frances says a new Little Library will open this week at the Norris Community Center in Commerce.
Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs and a children's author, says the Silver Leos writers' group will host a writing workshop from 8 to 5 this Saturday in the Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.
Amy Stark of the Commerce Public Library board of directors says the library has much more to offer than stacks of books. "Storytime" for preschool children is at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, and a summer reading program for children will begin in June. Amy says the library is collecting 400 pounds of plastic caps and lids that will be converted to a bench for Authors' Park next to the library.