Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says Adam Smith, the great advocate of free markets, and John Maynard Keynes, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today. Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.
Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.
The director of the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Milton Babb, says plans for the "Rally Around Greenville" event Sept. 19-21 are going forward as well as other tourism efforts, despite uncertainty surrounding the Greenville City Council's recent decision to take over tourism promotion from the Chamber of Commerce. Another event that is on the books is the Bob Wills Fiddling Festival and Contest, October 31-Nov. 2.
The NCAA is holding Division I athletic programs to a higher academic standard through something called the Academic Progress Rate (APR). The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and University of Idaho football teams have been barred from post-season play, and in the 2012-13 season, the University of Connecticut men's basketball team (the 2013-14 national champions) was forced to sit out the postseason. Texas A&M University-Comme
Commerce ISD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Charlie Alderman says the preliminary report on STAAR testing of students in the CISD is encouraging, although the official, complete results won't be released for some time yet. Also, he discusses plans for the implementation of "endorsements" for students entering Commerce High School this fall.
After the recent "reveal" unveiling a new logo encompassing all of the University's names, College of Business and Entrepreneurship director of development Wyman Williams is looking ahead to the 125th anniversary of Texas A&M University-Commerce this fall.
Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses details of the arrangement for citizens of Commerce to use the pool at the Morris Recreation Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus this summer. The mayor says the future of the municipal pool at City Park is doubtful, but it's unlikely the pool can be repaired.
On this Memorial Day, Dr. Eric Gruver and Hayley Hasik of the East Texas War and Memory Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, relive the Project's visit to the Ardennes Forest, site the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the runoff election Tuesday, May 27, between incumbent Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire and Jason Murray. Also on the ballot Tuesday in Delta County and most other counties in the KETR listening area are the runoff elections between U.S.
The Paul Matthews Exchange Building in downtown Greenville is for sale. The seven-story building is owned by the city of Greenville. The editor of the Herald-Banner, Caleb Slinkard, expects a decision on selling the building to be made very soon. This week, the Herald-Banner reported that one of the two bids on the building had been withdrawn, leaving one bid at $3.3 million. Also, discussed the recent sale of the abandoned former C.B.'s Hamburgers and Wilhite Candy buildings at Wesley and O'Neal Streets.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses Greenville's history of "opera houses." The best known was the King Opera House, part of which still stands within the Texan Theater, which is being extensively renovated and will reopen this fall.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the Farmers Market on Bonham Alley returns Saturday morning, May 24. Also, murals will be painted on some of the blank walls in downtown Commerce this summer, and the city has received a grant to demolish and rebuild two local homes.
Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks warns that powdered alcohol, marketed as "Palcohol," and recently OKed by the Food and Drug Administration, poses considerable risk to children, and could create problems for organizations concerned with controlling the use of alcohol.