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Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization will hold its annual "Hearts for the Arts" fund raiser at the Emerald Ballroom in downtown Greenville Saturday night (February 10).  They'll be raising money for two new projects.  The latest to be revealed is a fused-glass window depicting a bois d'arc tree in the Commerce Public Library.  The window will be crafted by artist David Zvanut, who also created the bois d'arc sculpture in th

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber's annual banquet will be Thursday evening, March 8 in the Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.  Paul says the banquet will likely again have a casino theme, this time possibly centered around Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack."  The chamber will announce its "Citizen of the Year" at the banquet, and other groups will also announce honors.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling, relates plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at 2:30 Sunday at Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce, and at 7 p.m.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams, in the later part of this conversation, says the city has received another positive report on its water supply, and if it gets two more good reports, will no longer be required to send out the warning notices to water users.  The mayor says the city has devised a way to flush a little-used water line periodically, and that has improved the overall quality of the water.  Mayor Williams also discusses the tentative plans for the Northeast T

City of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the installation of LED message boards at the City Park and outside the Magnusson Hotel (near the entrance to Wal-Mart) will improve communications in the city.  The boards will show text messages and videos to inform local people about events and other announcements, and they will also include lighted advertising signs for local businesses.  A third sign will be installed soon at a location to be announced.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss relates plans for the "Bois D'Arc Christmas" celebration taking place in Commerce on Saturday.  Christmas-themed events will be taking place in downtown Commerce starting at 10 a.m.

Grammy-Award-winning musician and producer Brad Davis will resume hosting the monthly Songwriters Showcase at Luigi's restaurant in Commerce at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21.  Singer-songwriters present their original songs at the event.  Brad says he continues to work on a new television version of the "Louisiana Hayride," which he thinks will debut in mid-2018.

Tipitina's

Rick Parent, manager of the new Tipitina's Creative Co-op in Commerce, says open houses will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 23-25).  Tipitina's will be located in the old A.L.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city is addressing a chemical imbalance in the city's water that requires it to send out regular water-quality notices to citizens.  The mayor says the water is within standards of safety for drinking, but the city will have to show over an extended period of time that the problem is being corrected, and in the meantime, the notices must continue to be sent.  Mayor Williams says part of the problem is that water collects in an older water line that is not in heavy use, and

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Henry Ross with Commerce Community Cares says the organization will hold a 2017-18 kickoff fund raising dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Ben E. Keith building on Live Oak Street.  The local charitable organization is attempting to raise $27,000 to assist 14 Commerce public-service organizations.  

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Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, was asked to conduct a survey of historical buildings and sites in Commerce, particularly along Live Oak and Maple Streets, in connection with the revitalization project that has recently started.  She started her survey at Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium, which is a monument to 78 East Texas State Normal College students who lost their lives in World War II.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, is one of the organizers of the "Commerce Strong" event at 10 a.m. Saturday (September 9) on the square in downtown Commerce.  It's designed to promote racial reconciliation and unity following a highly publicized incident over the summer involving an A&M-Commerce student and the Commerce Chief of Police at that time.

City of Sulphur Springs

John Sellers, recently selected as the new mayor of Sulphur Springs by his fellow city council members, recounts the city's downtown revitalization project, directed by city planning organization Toole Design Group, which is now assisting with a similar effort in Commerce.

Toole Design Group

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the Toole Design Group team led by Ian Lockwood returns this week for more sessions on the development of a revitalization plan for the city.  Members of the public may visit the Toole Design team from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.  Also, a public meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall where the completed plan will be presented.

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Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says biofeedback is a way for individuals to learn to control certain functions within the body, such as high blood pressure.

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