Dr. Eric Gruver, director of the "War & Memory" project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says many Northeast Texas veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War have shared the memory of their experience for the oral-history endeavor.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a mini-housing boom in Commerce, and plans for new music-oriented enterprise that will be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce. Information here on Tipitina's.
Research shows that the number of Americans who say they have "no religion" has doubled since 1990. First United Methodist Church senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses this trend on the Blacklands Cafe.
The director of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged and Revised," Samantha Grace, visits the Blacklands Cafe. The comedy will be staged October 8-13 in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce (seating is limited).
Hunt County Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole says the state legislature has changed the "cottage-food" law pertaining to food prepared in the home for sale on the market. The new law reduces restrictions in some ways, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, but also potentially creating some risk for consumers, Cole tells KETR's "Blacklands Cafe."