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Detective Sergeant Kyle Lowe with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department discusses a public meeting on the new "campus-carry" gun law that will take place today (Wednesday, October 28) in the Performing Arts Center.  The meeting will follow A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' regular community update program at 4 p.m.  Sgt.

Hunt Regional Healthcare Registered Nutritionist Sally Rhodes discusses the proposed new federal nutrition guidelines, which are in the final phase of review.  Controversy continues over the recommendations for dairy products, cholesterol and other foods.  The new guidelines will be adopted before the end of the year.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, is one of the organizers of the Commerce Chamber of Commerce Health Fair at the A.C.

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the grand opening celebration of the PPF Cotton Gin and warehouse, Thursday afternoon north of Cooper on Highway 24.  Also, special guest Cooper ISD superintendent Denicia Hohenberger says the Cooper schools met all of the Texas Education Agency academic standards in the latest testing, and also received a perfect score in the state's Financial Integrity Rating System.  Finally, the annual Chiggerfest celebration in Cooper will be

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says horse racing was once a big-time attraction at the original Hunt County Fair in Greenville, with top horses coming to the fair racetrack from all over the country.

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling, at Texas A&M University-Commerce discusses the problem of bullying.  Dr. Hendicks says bullying is not limited to school-age children, but exists on college campuses and the workplace.  The A&M-Commerce Counseling Center offers help for bullying.  The program recently hosted a conference on bullying in honor of former faculty member Dr. Richard Lampe.

Hunt County Public Art
Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization has selected several locations for projects in 2016, and is now inviting artists to submit proposals for the locations.  The deadline to submit a proposal is November 20.

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, reviews a new novel, Murder Becomes Manhattan: A Dalton Lee Mystery, by Dallas author Jeffrey Eat

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

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace discusses plans for Homecoming 2015.  The student-selected theme is "Let the Games Begin," with vintage board games and video games being played on campus.  A parade is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, with the homecoming football game at 3 p.m. against Midwestern State.

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the second annual Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest takes place Friday night through Sunday (October 16-18) in downtown Greenville.  Pud says the Daybreak Rotary Club Haunted House continues weekends through Halloween in the Landmark of downtown Greenville.  And Pud says Saturday night, October 31, "I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden will appear in a

Bert Cooper with Community Seeds in Lone Oak says his organization is working with Texas Workforce Solutions on a program whereby if employers agree to hire workers trained by Community Seeds for 90 days, Workforce Solutions will provide funding for additional training of the workers that would allow them to become regular employees of the company.  More employers are needed to participate in the program, Bert says.

Wyman Williams, Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development officer, discusses plans for the dedication of a new historical marker at the birthplace of Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Karri McCreary of the Greenville Animal Hospital says pet insurance is becoming more popular in Northeast Texas.  She says there are different levels of insurance, from those covering preventive care to major surgery.  Costs range from about $13 to $36 per month.

Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith says fall gardeners can exchange plant bulbs and perennials at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at the Hunt County Extension Outdoor Learning Center at 2213 Washington Street in downtown Greenville (south of Market Square).  At 6 p.m., Thursday, October 15, a program on wildflowers and herbs will be held at the Outdoor Learning Center.