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CASA Hunt County

Lori Cope, executive director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County says a case in neighboring Collin County of children in a custody case who tested positive for methamphetamine and cocaine is not unusual.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, was asked to conduct a survey of historical buildings and sites in Commerce, particularly along Live Oak and Maple Streets, in connection with the revitalization project that has recently started.  She started her survey at Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium, which is a monument to 78 East Texas State Normal College students who lost their lives in World War II.

Texas A&M University

Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor, and his wife took a long drive out west this summer and he noticed the proliferation of wind farms, especially in the Texas Panhandle.  More than 40 wind power projects are now operating in Texas, generating 12% of the state's electrical power and 24,000 jobs.

Hunt County Public Art, Debora Schubert Lytle

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media and Hunt County Public Art says the organization is accepting proposals for public art projects from local artists through Friday, September 29.  Hunt County Public Art pays the artists for the projects, which so far have included murals and sculptures.  One of the projects is a mural at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce, a wildflower mural by Debora Schubert Lytle.

PBS

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham holds a series of "Tech Talks" on the use of smart phones from 2-3 p.m. on three Thursday afternoons in September at the the Commerce Public Library.  The first program is today (September 7) and others will be on September 14 and 21.  The "Tech Talks" are to help people to learn how to make better use of the technology on their smart phones.  Sarah is also organizing a program on diabetes "Do Well, Be Well" in October.

Commerce Journal

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has recently been reviewing editions of the Commerce Journal from 1917, 100 years ago, as the U.S. entered World War I.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, is one of the organizers of the "Commerce Strong" event at 10 a.m. Saturday (September 9) on the square in downtown Commerce.  It's designed to promote racial reconciliation and unity following a highly publicized incident over the summer involving an A&M-Commerce student and the Commerce Chief of Police at that time.

Amazon.com

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, discusses The Guardian of Mercy, by Terence Ward. The non-fiction book describes how a long-obscure painting, "The Seven Acts of Mercy" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, finally became famous thanks to the devotion of a caretaker in the Naples church where it is displayed.

Wonder Woman film

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Wonder Woman" has been her favorite movie of the summer of 2017.  "Wonder Woman" has easily been the top-earning movie of the summer, at $389 million as of late July.

Greenville ISD

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville reflects on the tradition of Texas high-school football, which resumes this week.  Pud notes that the tradition embodies not only the football teams, but the bands, drill teams, cheerleaders and other youth who are part of each community.

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritonist Sally Rhodes comments on a recent Washington Post article addressing the skepticism many people have about nutrition studies, such as the recent one that said drinking coffee may lead to a longer life.

Texas A&M Agrilife
University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article, "Ten Stressful Thought Patterns That Contribute to Stress and Anxiety."  She says when we have stressful thoughts, we should find something else that is enjoyable to focus upon.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

City of Sulphur Springs

John Sellers, recently selected as the new mayor of Sulphur Springs by his fellow city council members, recounts the city's downtown revitalization project, directed by city planning organization Toole Design Group, which is now assisting with a similar effort in Commerce.

Wildlife.tamu.edu

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says now is the time to start planting for fall gardens.  He says in many ways, fall gardening is better than gardening in the spring, because the cooler weather later in the fall is beneficial to the plants.  Some of the best fall vegetables to plant include collard greens, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and even tomatoes.

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