Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, in most respects, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, as expressed in a recent Dallas Morning News article, but a Texas Tribune article expresses concerns over worker-safety regulations in the state.
Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses work that will begin soon to make improvements to the runway at Commerce Municipal Airport, north of the city, and the long-range plans for the airport. The mayor also discusses the opening soon of Dickey's Barbecue, in the old Chicken Express building.
"Godspell," a rock musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, will be presented in the University Playhouse at Texas A&M University-Commerce July 8-13. Reservations can be made at (903) 886-5900. Theatre faculty member Samantha Grace and cast member Baylor Bendele discuss the production on the Blacklands Cafe.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says, now that the state has cleared the way, long-awaited work on paving Monroe Street north of Live Oak is beginning. And the mayor says the work is progressing on the Black Angus Grill, a steak restaurant going into the former Mi Casita location in the Live Oak Street shopping center.
KETR General Manger Jerrod Knight says KETR is now available for streaming on iTunes Radio, meaning listeners are able to hear the station anywhere in the world. And Jerrod says KETR.org now reaches about 12-15,000 people per week.