Blacklands Cafe

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Commerce designated 'retirement community'; way clear for Tipitina's

NPR

Commerce Mayor John Ballotti says the city has been officially designated a "Go Texan Certified Retirement Community."  And the mayor says the deed to the old A.L. Day Elementary School building has been transferred to Tipitina's, the New Orleans-based non-profit music organization that plans to open a facility in the old school.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

'Community kitchen' being developed in Lone Oak

Bert Cooper
Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, the director of Community Seeds, says his organization is developing a community, or incubator, kitchen in Lone Oak, where citizens will learn to cook food for sale to the public, and where the food can be prepared.  Community Seeds is an "outreach organization, providing care for the less fortunate."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Commerce Community Cares: An opportunity to give back

Dick Latson of Commerce Community Cares introduces a special guest.  Commerce Community Cares Inc. was organized for the charitable and educational purposes of the citizens of Commerce. CCC strives to support local agencies that provide services to the citizens from infancy through senior care.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Tales of the 'madstone'

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor often uncovers quirky bits of local history, and one of those is the "madstone," which was used as recently as 100 years ago to cure rabies.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

State funds less than 35% of higher ed costs; 'heritage line' of apparel coming

Wyman Williams
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Wyman

Williams, the director of development for the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M-Commerce, continues his endeavor of speaking to alumni groups and others about the university and its role in the A&M System.  Wyman says many do not know the state funds only about 35 percent of the costs of higher education, compared to nearly 90 percent in the 1960s.  Also, for the 125th anniversary of the University this fall, Wyman says a new "heritage line" of apparel will be announced soon.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:39 am
Wed March 19, 2014

'Back Street Bash' this weekend; Hospital Gala, March 29

Pud Kearns
Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville shares her calendar with us, including the annual Back Street Bash in downtown Greenville this Saturday, and the Hunt Memorial Hospital Gala Saturday evening, March 29 at A&M-Commerce's Rayburn Student Center, which will feature comedian

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Community Seeds provides resources, helps people be resourceful

Bert Cooper
Community Seeds

Community Seeds of Lone Oak director Bert Cooper says his organization provides people in need with resources, but also helps them learn to be resourceful.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Updates on proposed USDA hospital, Tipitina's

Dr. John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti reports that progress is being made on starting the feasibility study for a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded regional hospital in Commerce, and on the Tipitina's music facility that would be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

McMurry won't join LSC after all; football tournament planned

Ryan Ivey
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lone Star Conference is again looking for a new member after McMurry decided not to become a full-fledged LSC member and remain in NCAA Division III.  Ivey says the LSC will stage a football tournament among its members in the last two weeks of the 2014 regular season.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

'Back Street Bash' coming March 22 in Greenville

Milton Babb
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau director Milton Babb says regional music stars the Damn Quails will be the musical headliners at the annual Back Street Bash celebration Saturday, March 22 in downtown Greenville.

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