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Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks recently received a grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare that provides funding for a "quit smoking" support group that meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays in Room 120 of Binnion Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus.  All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Linked In
Linked In

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has been studying Depression-era federal building projects in Greenville and elsewhere in the county, and she discusses a project led by the Greenville Garden Club in the 1930s.  The club received a grant from the Public Works Administration to put "rip rap" -- rocks and boulders -- on the banks of the Town Branch Creek.

KETR
KETR

Greenville and Rockwall Herald-Banner film reviewer Alice Reese says "Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" out this weekend are only so-so, but she loves "Eye in the Sky," a modern war drama starring Helen Mirren.

 Dr. Karri McCreary, Greenville Animal Hospital
Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, operator of the Greenville Animal Hopsital, reflects on an article that compares the cost of keeping different pets.  While the article says the costs of keeping dog and cats is about the same, Dr. McCreary disagrees, and says dogs are generally more costly than cats.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce astronomy professor and director of the University Planetarium, Dr. Kent Montgomery, reflects on news that astronomers in Australia have detected "in the act" a mysterious "fast radio burst" coming from deep in space.  It was the 17th such FRB detected but the first recorded as it was happening in real time.

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor recently presented a paper to the East Texas Historical Association, "Bringing Back the Building Business in Greenville." She says the Depression-era Public Works Administration (PWA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA), designed to employ out-of-work people, built a number of buildings in the county, including the Greenville Municipal Building, and Mayo Hall and Henderson Hall at East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M-Comme

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on recent reports showing the Texas economy continues to do well, with relatively low unemployment, but concerns exist on the quality of many jobs, with over 60,000 high-paying oil-sector jobs lost in the past year.  And Dr.

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says spring travel brings more concern for transmission of the Zika mosquito-borne virus.  On another topic, Kim reflects on a system at a Florida emergency center that has reduced its caseload by 60 percent in four months.

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Sharonfeldt.com

Our commentator on books, Sharon Feldt, reviews Rock With Wings, a novel by Anne Hillerman on the modern-day life of the Navajo people.  Hillerman continues a theme established by her father, Tony Hillerman.  Sharon also discusses Alice I Have Been, a novel by Melanie Benjamin based on the real life of Alice Liddell Har

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Cargazing.com

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce, who writes the nationally syndicated Cargazing column, says the Lincoln MKX luxury SUV is the first Lincoln to truly impress him in its design and engineering in a long time.  Derek also reviews a new Ford Mustang GT, the Honda Fit subcompact, and the Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup.

Housewarmers of Greenville
Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the coming of spring brings many activities to Greenville.  The YMCA hosts a spring break camp for children this week.  The Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum hosts its annual Easter egg hunt for adults in the dark at 7:30 Friday night (March 18).  Tickets are limited.  The "Remember For Me

City of Greenville
City of Greenville

The general manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, Kevin Banks, says with 70 percent of the required funds raised in the "numb butts" campaign, the new seats for the auditorium will be ordered next week.  They'll replace the original seats in the more-than-75-year-old venue.  Shows coming up in the GMA include Grammy-winning singer Mike Farris as part of the Greenville Entertainment Series tonight (Friday, March 11); "Celtic Fire," an Irish-music program with the Dallas Symphony Orchest

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

The Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Quinlan has opened, giving the southern part of Hunt County an emergency-care facility to go with the Commerce facility in the northern part of the county.  Kim Saenz will serve as the director of the Quinlan facility as well as the Commerce facility.  She says the new Quinlan emergency center is located at 736 E.

Pennington Group
Pennington Group

Dallas business consultant and ETSU/A&M-Commerce alumnus Randy Pennington recently wrote a blog article titled, "If Shakespeare Wrote About Business Today."  Randy suggests instead of writing, "let's kill all the lawyers," Shakepeare might write, "let's kill all the managers and supervisors," because Pennington says many are not getting the best out of their employees.

Community Seeds
Community Seeds

Bert Cooper with Community Seeds of Lone Oak, a faith-based organization, has received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide job training.  Companies in any industry may ask Community Seeds to provide training for specific jobs that need to be filled, at no cost to the company.  For example, Community Seeds is working with the A-Trinity Home Health Care company of Arlington to train people for up to 28 jobs.

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