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Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the nationally-ranked A&M-Commerce men's track team and the women's team are hosting the East Texas Invitational track meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium, starting at 11 a.m.  Ryan says, with the 2015 football schedule now set, the homecoming game will be Saturday, October 24 against Midwestern State.

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says the North Texas Water Authority will begin construction of the Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir late this year or in early 2016.  The lake will be 16 miles long and eight miles wide, from  near Honey Grove to Lake Bonham.  The lake has been in the development stage for about 30 years, the mayor says.  Also, construction of Ralph Hall Lake near Ladonia is expected to begin in about a year, according to Mayor Floyd.

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Long-time certified financial planner Jim Ainsworth discusses the story of a janitor who died at 92 with a fortune of $8 million.  But Jim says he'd do one thing differently if he was the janitor:  He'd enjoy his hard-earned wealth more.

Aluf Plastics plans to open a facility in Sulphur Springs, according to KSST-FM.
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Radio host Enola Gay Mathews of KSST-AM, a Sulphur Springs radio station says a new Aluf Plastics plant will soon locate in the Hopkins County seat, employing about 40 people.  Also, the Texas Downtown Association will hold a workshop in Sulphur Springs April 22-24 to see the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs, known now as Celebration Plaza.

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Texas Tech University

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says construction of a new cotton gin will begin soon. PPF Gin and Warehouse will located on 30 acres near the intersection of Highways 24 and 19, and employ up to 20 people when it opens in late summer.  The owner is Pat Pilgrim, son of Pilgrim's Pride chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith tells us that the Master Gardeners will accept entries in the annual horticulture contest at the Hunt County Fair from 4-6 p.m.

City of Bonham
City of Bonham

The mayor of Bonham, Roy Floyd, says two new industries have located in the Fannin County city, Trans Cable International, a manufacturer of computer cable, and Dalnor Industries, which manufactures test stands for jet engines.  The two companies combined will add 75-80 jobs in Bonham.  Also, Bonham is hosting its monthly Trade Days event this Thursday-Sunday.

Hunt County Public Art
Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price of Hunt County Public Art says a tour of the home art studios of eight Commerce artists will take place from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 11.  The artists are Walt Davis, Jerry Dodd, James Green, John Hill, Ashley Duke, Deborah Schubert Lytle, Michael Odom and David Zvanut.  The proceeds will benefit the Hunt County Public Art project.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce archivist emeritus Dr. Jim Conrad discusses the book Reporting for Duty, Sir, a biography of ambassador Fletcher Warren, by Mary Ann Phillips of Wolfe City.  The book is available in the Commerce Public Library and the Gee Library at A&M-Commerce.  Warren served as ambassador to Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and Turkey, and later served on the faculty of East Texas State College.

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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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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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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.

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