Blacklands Cafe

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Upgrade coming for Commerce airport; Dickey's Barbecue opening soon

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce

"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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

New shows in July at the A&M-C Planetarium

Dr. Kent Montgomery
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Ground broken at new emergency-care facility in Commerce

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the progress on several new restaurants coming to Greenville, including the Cotton Patch Cafe, Ain't Just Pies and a new McDonald's, plus announced plans for Burger King and Golden Chick.  Also, Caleb discusses the timetable for construction of the new Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center in Commerce.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Eight myths of good nutrition

Credit Special Ed Post

Texas A&M University-Commmerce assistant professor of health and human performance Dr. Stacy Bishop gives his views on a recent Huffington Post article, "Eight Things Nutrition Experts Wish You'd Stop Saying About Food."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

North Monroe St. project begins; Black Angus Grill progresses

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Updates on Greenville's Crossroads Mall, Innovation First

Caleb Slinkard

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses plans for the renovation of the Crossroads Mall and the expansion of the Innovation First International technology company.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

KETR streaming on iTunes Radio

Jerrod Knight
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

KETR General Manger Jerrod Knight says KETR is now available for streaming on iTunes Radio, meaning listeners are able to hear the station anywhere in the world.  And Jerrod says KETR.org now reaches about 12-15,000 people per week.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Mayor of Commerce on murals, splash park, girl's softball tourney

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses the murals now being created in downtown Commerce, the consideration of a children's splash park or other options for downtown, and the upcoming Dixie Youth Softball girls' state tournaments coming up July 11-12.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What next? Smoking coffee

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says one of the latest substance-abuse issues among young people is smoke caffeine, or smoking coffee.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Community Seeds offers nurses' aides training

Bert Cooper
Credit Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, based in Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization is offering a nurses' aides training program, certified by the state Division of Aging and Disability Services. 

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Blacklands Cafe
9:05 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Opportunities for breast-cancer screening upcoming

The Hunt County United Way will sponsor a mammography screening opportunity Saturday, July 26 at its offices on Lee Street in downtown Greenville, United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey says.  Hunt Regional Healthcare's Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the United Way offices on that day.  Other upcoming opportunities for women to have breast-cancer screenings in the mobile unit will be Tuesday, June 24 at the PCA facility in Quinlan, and Wednesday, July 2 at the Commerce Wal

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

CVS, new restaurants coming to Commerce

Recently installed Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says CVS Pharmacy will soon begin construction of a new building near the intersection of Highway 24 and Culver Street in Commerce.  And Paul says two new restaurants will soon open in the Live Oak Street shopping center that's the home of Hibbett Sports and Dollar Tree, one in the former Mia Casita location, and  one in the current Chicken Express building, which will soon be vacant when Chicken Express moves into its new building.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Time to treat for grasshoppers; start plant-from-seed fall gardens

Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith
Credit Blogger.com

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says young grasshoppers are starting to appear in Northeast Texas.  She recommends treating with Nolo bait.  And Stephanie says if you plant fall gardens from seed, it's time to get those plants started.

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