Bois d'Arc Bash

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

It's Bois D'Arc Bash weekend in Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says between 8,000 and 10,000 people will likely attend the Bois D'Arc Bash in Commerce this weekend.  The event begins with a golf tournament at Sand Hills County Club on Friday, the Commerce Leadership Institute barbecue Friday night on the downtown square, and a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Notably Texan
6:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Blue Twenty2's combine diverse influences to create own sound

(Left to right) Brack Key, Shane Parker and "Pua", Blue Twenty2's, performing live at KETR
Matt Meinke

Some bands form when individuals discover their love for a common type of music: country, rock, etc. Other bands find that their members' drastically different backgrounds can meld into a unique sound all their own, as is the case with Bois D'Arc Bash headliners Blue Twenty2's.

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Local Interest
8:43 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Bois d'Arc Saturday Afternoon Tours Offered

COMMERCE, TX - Three Saturday afternoon tours and a downtown welcome of a new downtown landmark have been added to the Bois d'Arc program for Sept. 24. Reservations may be made by calling 903-886-6498 before Sept.24 or by calling the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 24 and asking for Lavonne Wells or Evonne Richardson. The three tours will depart from the street between the Commerce Public Library and the Commerce Post Office.

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Local Interest
8:37 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Celebrity Archers Speaking, Shooting at Bois d'Arc Bash

COMMERCE, TX (ketr) - Two celebrity bowyers will be attending the Commerce Bois d'Arc Bash on Sat., Sept 24, to discuss making bows and to demonstrate hitting the bull's eye. Their bows are crafted from bois d'arc, of course. They are James W. West and Tim White of McKinney, bowmakers and scoutmasters, who are celebrities among members of their troops. Within Indian domains the bois d'arc tree was famous as the preferred wood for bows. The tree was not known east of St. Louis until March 1804 when Meriwether Lewis sent samplings to President Thomas Jefferson.

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