The chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, says a sign commemorating the Bankhead Highway will be dedicated at the Corner Street Pub in downtown Greenville on Tuesday, June 17. The Bankhead Highway was a transcontinental, federally funded road approved by Congress in 1916 that passed through Greenville, Commerce and other Northeast Texas towns, and parts of which still exist today.
Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."
Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole says home food canning is becoming very popular again. She says safe preservation of fruits and vegetables in the canning process is a major concern. Two programs are coming up, one for youth on Friday, June 13 and another for adults on Friday, June 20.
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says Adam Smith, the great advocate of free markets, and John Maynard Keynes, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today. Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.
Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.
The director of the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Milton Babb, says plans for the "Rally Around Greenville" event Sept. 19-21 are going forward as well as other tourism efforts, despite uncertainty surrounding the Greenville City Council's recent decision to take over tourism promotion from the Chamber of Commerce. Another event that is on the books is the Bob Wills Fiddling Festival and Contest, October 31-Nov. 2.
The NCAA is holding Division I athletic programs to a higher academic standard through something called the Academic Progress Rate (APR). The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and University of Idaho football teams have been barred from post-season play, and in the 2012-13 season, the University of Connecticut men's basketball team (the 2013-14 national champions) was forced to sit out the postseason. Texas A&M University-Comme