Blacklands Cafe

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

A&M-Commerce athletics: Arrow up

Ryan Ivey
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&M-Commerce sports.  On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Google Glass, Ultra HDTV and the 'recharging bowl'

Rick Miller

KETR's personal technology commentator Rick Miller on the practical applications of controversial Google Glass, the arrival of Ultra HD television, and something called "the recharging bowl."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Hospital district helps patients sign up for health care

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Debbie Ottwell, a certified application counselor with the Hunt Memorial Hospital District, says she's assisted up to  75 people in applying for health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  To receive assistance, contact her at: dottwell@huntregional.org or call (903) 408-5888.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Busy days coming for Greenville Municipal Auditorium

Milton Babb
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau director Milton Babb says the weekend of January 30-February 1 is a busy one for the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, with three concerts in three nights, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Friday night January 31.  And the legendary Loretta Lynn will perform at GMA on Friday night, February 28.  Also, Milton says the new Splash Kingdom water park is expected to attract around 80,000 visitors to Greenville this summer.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Schlotzsky's coming to Commerce; more street work

Dr. John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti announces that Schlotzsky's sandwich shop will construct a new building on the old Lone Star Pizza lot on Live Oak Street.  And the mayor says some remedial work will be done on Monroe Street, with more street work soon to follow.

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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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