Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Phase 1 of the city's street improvement project is nearing completion. And he says important progress is being made on the plans to locate a Tipitina's music venue in the old A.L. Day Elementary School.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream spoke at Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce on November 12 as part of the William L. Mayo Prestigious Speaker Series.
Ben and Jerry shared with students the story of how their iconic company began. They were born in Brooklyn, NY four days apart from each other. They met in junior high school in Merrick, Long Island and remained close friends through their graduation at Calhoun High School. In 1977, they reunited and started a food business together.
Social media exploded late Saturday night with reports of 'loud explosions' and 'gun shots' being heard across the region.
At about 11:20 Saturday night, a large "boom" was heard in Commerce and nearby areas. With a secondary explosion 30 minutes later. Social media was buzzing with many people wondering what was going on, with some fearing potential meteors or even earthquakes.
After receiving many calls, Commerce Fire and Police Departments were unable to locate any damage, or fires of any sort.
Commerce mayor John Ballotti joins KETR's John Mark Dempsey for a discussion about the Commerce streets project and economic development in the city. It's the first installation of KETR's Blacklands Cafe, a news magazine feature heard during Morning Edition.
Hunt Regional Community Hospital at Commerce, Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham and Mother Frances Hospitalin Winnsboro are currently Critical Access Hospitals that qualify for special Medicare reimbursement rates.