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Greenville Chamber of Commerce communications director Susan Spoonemore says the second "Downtown Stroll" takes place Saturday evening (November 12) in Greenville, with most, if not all, businesses welcoming visitors.  The Chamber hosts a "Business After Hours" event at the Landmark on Lee Street from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 17.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville relates the story of her great grandmother Lallie Carlisle, who was served as the Hunt County Clerk when her husband passed away, and became the first woman to serve in a government office in Texas.  

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Jim Ayres, leader of the Griefshare program at the First Baptist Church of Commerce says a special program, "Surviving the Holidays," will take place at 5:45 p.m. this evening.  The program is for people who have recently lost a loved one and need help in coping with the emotional challenges of the holidays.

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Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says Mel Gibson's first film in 10 years is Oscar-worthy.  "Hacksaw Ridge" is the story of a pacifist Army medic who saved dozens of lives at the Battle of Okinawa near the end of World War II.  Alice also reviews the Disney sci-fi fantasy, "Dr. Strange."

Commerce ISD

Superintendent Charlie Alderman says the district is holding a series of meetings called "Charting the Course of the Commerce ISD" Monday, November 7 at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church; Wednesday, November 9 at the First United Methodist Church; Monday, November 14, at Texas A&M University-Commerce's Sam Rayburn Student Center; and Tuesday, November 15 at the First Baptist Church.  All of the meeting start at 6 p.m.  The district has recently completed surveys of Commerce ISD residents, teachers, staff and students.

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Dee Hilton, chairman of the Hunt County Transportation Plan organization, and Paul Voss of the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, discuss the proposal on the Nov. 8 election ballot for Hunt County to issue $24.4 million in bonds for major highway improvements.  The county hopes the funds would leverage $186 million in state and federal funding.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M University-Commerce provost's office, will be our commentator on new technology for the Blacklands Cafe.  In this program, we discuss the emergence of robots as a substitute for humans in the workforce.  One report says robots will take up six percent of the jobs in the U.S. by 2021.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, Dr.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace reviews plans for homecoming 2016 at the University, which is Saturday.  The event includes a golf tournament Friday at the Webb Hill Country Club near Wolfe City, with registration starting at 9 a.m.  Saturday, events include the dedication of the new graveside park at University found William L.

Hunt County Pets Alive

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, relates the story of a group of nine puppies recently found in a closed cooler by the side of a road in Sulphur Springs.  The person who found the puppies called Dr. McCreary, and she immediately went to rescue the dogs, which now have been placed in a foster home.  Dr. McCreary works with an animal rescue group called Hunt County Pets Alive.

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Randy Pennington, Dallas business consultant, CEO of Pennington Group, and ET-A&M-Commerce alumnus, and his band of fellow consultants "The Five Friends" recently shared a video on companies that are getting it wrong, and explained why.  The companies include Time Warner, Comcast and Sears.

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Hunt County Historical Commission Chairman Carol Taylor relates the story of Etta Booth Mayo, the wife of Texas A&M University-Commerce founder Professor William L. Mayo, who in 1916 led her two daughters and a group of Boy Scouts on a hike from Commerce to Greenville, then Wylie, and on to Dallas and back.

Commerce Community Cares

The president of Commerce Community Cares, Janis Stroope, and longtime board member Dick Latson say the local charitable organization is again seeking to raise $27,500 this year after coming just short of that goal in the last campaign year.  CCC provides funding to 14 community organizations in Commerce.

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews the new Tom Cruise action picture, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," the follow-up to his 2012 thriller in the same role.  Alice also reviews another action movie, "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck. Alice says action fans should enjoy both movies.

CASA, Hunt County

Lori Cope, the director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization recently received 14 new cases, involving 25 children.  In Hunt County, CASA is now serving 168 children.  She says CASA needs more volunteers to visit with the children and act as their advocate in court proceedings.  Lori says drug abuse is a major reason why children are placed in foster

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