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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says there will be an opportunity to meet Jaime Donegan, the director of this Greenville Follies, tonight from 6-9 at the Fletcher Warren Center on Highway 69 East.  The Follies, a professionally produced stage show featuring local amateur performers, will be Friday and Saturday, April 24-25 this year at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium.  Pud also reports that the Greenville Farmers Market will be open fo

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Community Seeds director Bert Cooper says the Lone Oak-faith-based organization is waiting for USDA approval of the drawings for the incubator commercial kitchen so that construction can begin.  The kitchen will allow people to develop food products for sale, and provide training in food preparation.  Also, Bert says this year's Greenville Follies stage show will benefit Community Seeds.  The Follies are scheduled for April 24-25.

Editor & Publisher
Editor & Publisher

The owner of Green Shoot Media in downtown Commerce, Derek Price, is an enthusastic supporter of the 4B sales tax, which would allow tax revenue to be used for "quality of life" projects in Commerce.  Derek says 27 of the 30 fastest-growing cities in Texas have the 4B tax.

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Caleb Slinkard, editor of the Herald-Banner and the Commerce Journal, reports the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce is targeted to open May 18, with an open house scheduled the evening of May 17.  And Caleb discusses  the rising water level at Lake Tawakoni, which, at least for the time being, will save the city of Greenville from having to install a new intake pump equipment.

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fitday.com

Our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice spa, Velvete Womack, discusses food as the most important aspect of health, emphasizing natural, unprocessed foods.

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Braddavismusic.com

Grammy-Award winning Commerce musician and producer Brad Davis is remastering original "Louisiana Hayride" radio recordings from the 1950s, including programs featuring a young Elvis Presley.  Brad also is on board to be the musical director of a new "Louisiana Hayride" television program that's now in development.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

The Commerce Chamber of Commerce recently named Becky Thompson, co-owner of the Commerce Veterinary Clinic, as the city's Citizen of the Year.  Chamber manager Paul Voss says the chamber and the city are considering the construction of an amphitheater in the location of the Farmers' Market on Bonham Alley in downtown Commerce.

Medical billing and coding
Medical Advantage Resources

Bert Cooper, the director of the faith-based program Community Seeds based in Lone Oak, says the organization has received some grant funding that will allow it soon to begin training people in the skills of medical billing and coding, a well-paying occupation.  Also, Bert says an anonymous company has agreed to build new homes for Community Seeds' transitional housing program.

Jim Ainsworth
Jim Ainsworth

Northeast Texas author Jim Ainsworth recently spoke at the Highland Park Literary Festival, on the topic of how writing about your own life can make a big difference in your life. In fact, a University of Texas study shows the positive effects of telling your story.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says water levels at Cooper Lake have risen dramatically recently, and the boat docks are now open and accessible.  Cindy says the lake is still about six feet low, but that's a big improvement from 12 feet low at one point.  And Cindy reports that a new cotton gin will be built at Lake Creek in Delta County.

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, and president of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates, says the organization opposes Senate Bill 11, which would allow licensed handgun owners to carry handguns on Texas college campuses.  Dr.

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Motherearthnews.com

Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith says late March and early April is the time to plant summer garden plants such as tomatoes, peppers, squash and others.  Stephanie says some winter season vegetables may have been lost to the recent snow, but if gardeners act immediately, there might still be time to replant snow peas, lettuce, turnips and other cold-season crops.  Stephanie also provides some tips on success for hanging baskets.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a marketing project undertaken by Texas A&M University-Commerce to improve the city's appeal to students.  The mayor also discusses the grant the city is seeking for a skateboard park, along with "disk golf" and walking trails.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey discusses the 2015 home football schedule, which features a season-opening Thursday night, September 3 game vs. Adams State of Colorado and Saturday night, September 12 game vs. Delta State of Mississippi, both traditionally tough NCAA Division II opponents.  The Lone Star Conference will again stage a late-season tournament based on seeding.

Hunt County Historical Commission
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says historical markers are being developed for the Blanton School in Wolfe City and in honor of African-American educator Mary Jim Morris of Greenville.  A new marker was recently dedicated at the Fred Douglas School building in east Greenville.  Carol says her conversations with African-American citizens in gathering research for the markers has highlighted the courage necessary for them to leave the schools they knew in the 1960

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