Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber is hosting live musical events on the square in downtown Commerce every other Saturday night. The next one will be this Saturday night, August 2. Also, Paul discusses plans for the upcoming Bois D'Arc Bash in September, including a beauty pageant and a concert at Centennial Park featuring the Commerce High School band and the Texas A&M University-Commerce band.
Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says, while the Greenville City Council has decided to go forward with the construction of the YMCA/events center, many questions remain about the project. And Caleb says that project and a street-improvement undertaking may cause property taxes to increase considerably. Also discussed is the status of the legal proceedings against the Commerce Humane Association and the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter.
Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and Commerce school board member Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses a campaign involving the University, the city of Commerce, and the Commerce ISD to encourage University faculty, staff, students and others to shop in Commerce, October 5-11.
The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm. Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.
Start creating your designer bras for "Bras for the Cause." Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the kickoff event is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21 at Landon Winery in Greenville, and the "Bras for the Cause" auction for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District breast-cancer facility is Thursday, October 9. The theme this year is "Brazinga!"
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, in most respects, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, as expressed in a recent Dallas Morning News article, but a Texas Tribune article expresses concerns over worker-safety regulations in the state.
Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses work that will begin soon to make improvements to the runway at Commerce Municipal Airport, north of the city, and the long-range plans for the airport. The mayor also discusses the opening soon of Dickey's Barbecue, in the old Chicken Express building.
"Godspell," a rock musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, will be presented in the University Playhouse at Texas A&M University-Commerce July 8-13. Reservations can be made at (903) 886-5900. Theatre faculty member Samantha Grace and cast member Baylor Bendele discuss the production on the Blacklands Cafe.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says, now that the state has cleared the way, long-awaited work on paving Monroe Street north of Live Oak is beginning. And the mayor says the work is progressing on the Black Angus Grill, a steak restaurant going into the former Mi Casita location in the Live Oak Street shopping center.