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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says a new program has begun to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.  The program is co-sponsored by the Commerce ISD Family Service Program. The group meets at 1 p.m.

Texas Children's Hospital

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber will again host "Trick or Treat on the Square" from 5:30 to 7 Tuesday evening in downtown Commerce.  Paul says last year's event attracted more than 3,000 children.  Paul says the Chamber's Christmas celebration, including a parade of lights, is set for Saturday, December 2.

Thankyourforyourservicemovie.com

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the military drama "Thank You For Your Service," in theaters today, has a lot in common with "Only the Brave," the movie about wildfire fighters.  Both movies star Miles Teller and focus on the brotherhood of soldiers and fire fighters.

Texas Master Gardeners Association

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says leeks, onions and garlic are excellent plants to grow during the winter months -- starting now -- in Northeast Texas.  Garlic has the advantage of keeping away animals who don't like the smell.

colleenhoover.com

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says Hopkins County native Colleen Hoover will host a book signing for her new novel, "Without Merit," at 1 p.m. Saturday at the

city-data.com

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says the City Council recently approved a freeport-tax exemption, that will eliminate a tax that local industries pay on goods in transit.  The mayor says the move will make Bonham industries more competetive with industries in neighboring counties and elsewhere in Texas that have already approved the exemption.  He says the Bonham ISD and Fannin County will also consider approving the exemption.

Tipitina's

Rick Parent, manager of the new Tipitina's Creative Co-op in Commerce, says open houses will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 23-25).  Tipitina's will be located in the old A.L.

Food and Drug Administration

Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on an article suggesting certain types of nutritional supplements for specific symptoms of stress.

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Emily Porter, the chair person of the Bonham Tourism Committee, says the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham is observing its 60th anniversary with a photo exhibit including pictures of Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  Also, the annual Festival of Flight takes place Saturday at Jones Field in Bonham on State Highway 78.  Emily says the history of the event goes back to 1912. 

Texastribune.org

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk discusses the efforts by the state of Texas and cities within the state to attract the second headquarters of Amazon, referred to as Amazon HQ2.  Dallas-Fort Worth is considered a major contender.  Amazon HQ2 would bring 50,000 jobs to Texas, averaging salaries of $100,000 per year.

University of Texas

Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the United Way will conduct free child-car seat checks at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 21).  Education will be provided on the proper use of the seat.  Free car seats from the Texas Department of Transportation will be available for people who qualify.

Marshallmovie.com

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese finds "Marshall," a biography of the early career of future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, riveting.  It stars the versatile Chadwick Boseman.  Alice also enjoyed "Blade Runner 2049," starring Ryan Gosling and the star of the original "Blade Runner," Harrison Ford.  Alice says the first-weekend box office numbers were disappointing, possibly because so much time has elaps

Texas State House of Representatives

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the Texas "blue laws," which prohibited most shopping on Sunday.  Carol says the blue laws functioned mainly as tradition until they were formally enacted in 1961.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Center director Derryle Peace and student Homecoming Committee representative Deepti Chadee say the theme of the 2017 homecoming Saturday (October 14) is "Our Century As Lions," observing the 100th anniversary of the University becoming a state institution.  Events revolve around the homecoming football game featuring the 11th-ranked A&M-Commerce vs. Western New Mexico at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

 

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