Blacklands Cafe

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

A&M-C counseling helps cope with explosive anger

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks explains the symptoms and treatment of explosive anger.  The Department of Psychology, Counseling and Special Education provides help to those with this problem.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Commerce ISD will install school security buzzers

Blake Cooper
Commerce Independent School District

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the school district will soon install security buzzers in all of its schools, so that office personnel will have to "buzz in" visitors before they may enter the school.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center

Dr. Dan Jones
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti say the university and the city are doing a feasibility study of applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to attract a regional medical center to Commerce.  This would be in addition to the new Hunt Memorial Hospital District facility that will be built here this year.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

'Onesies' and Google Glass: New tech wonders

Rick Miller

Our personal technology commentator Rick Miller says the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured dozens of amazing new tech wonders, including "onesies," that will help parents take better care of babies, and Google Glass, which is having a positive effect on law enforcement.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Davis: Accepted to prestigious Berklee College of Music

Brad Davis

Grammy-winning Commerce-area music producer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Brad Davis has been accepted as a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Kearns: Greenville is not 'the hinterlands'

Pud Kearns
Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers previews numerous upcoming events in Greenville, including the observance of Martin Luther King Junior's birthday this Saturday and Sunday; a master gardener's program on Thursday of this week; a pie-making class on Thursday, January 23; and upcoming Greenville Entertainment Series and Dallas Symphony Orchestra programs in the Municipal Auditorium.  With so many things to do, Pud says Greenville and Hunt County are definitely not "the hinterlands."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Knight: Confessions of a 'foodie'

Jerrod Knight
Texas A&M University-Commerce

KETR general manager Jerrod Knight reveals some of his tips for preparing haute cuisine in this edition of the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Rohrabaugh: Chamber banquet March 13

Commerce Chamber of Commerce executive director Doug Rohrabaugh says the annual chamber banquet has been set for Thursday evening, March 13.  Nominations for "Citizen of the Year" and other honors will be accepted beginning this week.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks: Beware of 'krokodil'

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says yet another menacing new drug is taking a terrible toll on abusers.  It's a synthetic drug called "krokodil," and while it's not yet widespread, it's beginning to appear in the western U.S.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Mary Sue Cole: Need to lose weight? Try the DASH diet

Mary Sue Cole
Hunt County Extension Service

Hunt County Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole recommends the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart and Lung Institute, for post-holiday dieting.  Also, the extension service has workshops coming up on food preparation and pie making.  For more information, call (903) 455-9885.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Frances Dalbey: Hunt County Kids one of United Way's newer agencies

Frances Dalbey
Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey discusses Hunt County Kids, an organization that primarily operates in the Quinlan area of southern Hunt County.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Taylor: Ruby Allmond was a female music trailblazer

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the career of Ruby Allmond, trailblazing Northeast Texas female fiddler and songwriter, whose papers and memorabilia are housed at the James Gee Library at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Slinkard: New industry for Greenville, possible airport upgrade for Commerce

Caleb Slinkard

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says Quanex Building Products is coming to Greenville, and the city of Commerce is hoping to get a grant to make major improvements to the Commerce Municipal Airport in 2014.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Jim Ainsworth: Texas not perfect, but better than most

Jim Ainsworth

Certified public accountant, certified financial planner and author Jim Ainsworth, one of our commentators on the political scene, says if a recent Time magazine article, "Why Texas Is Our Future," is correct, it's probably a good thing for the country.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

One more tip of the cap to Christmas, as we discuss how Christmas was celebrated in Hunt County in the late 19th Century, after the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says one highlight of the community Christmas Day celebration was "shooting the anvil," which definitely would not meet safety standards today.

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