1:13 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Power Outage Causes Highway Closure, Sparks Fire in Commerce

Oncor worker works to remove wire
Daniel Starks KETR

After a transformer blew near Commerce Hardware, a section of Loop 178/Culver St. was closed due to a live power line across the road.

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6:49 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Bonham Hires Familiar Manager in Bill Shipp

Bill Shipp

BONHAM - Bill Shipp is back working in familiar territory. That is, if you acknowledge he actually left the region. On Wednesday, Shipp formally assumed the role of Bonham City Manager.

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6:52 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Details of Commerce Bond Ratings: Lowered by Fitch, Held Steady by S&P

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - In our report Wednesday on the City of Commerce’s decision to sign a new audit firm amid troubles with their current provider - which City Manager Marc Clayton said played a role in the lowering of the city’s bond rating by one agency - we hadn't yet shared the new lowered figure.

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10:11 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

New Audit Firm Hired for City of Commerce

Marc Clayton

COMMERCE - As expected, the Commerce City Council Tuesday approved a contract with a new audit firm, meaning they’ll part ways with Conway Co. CPAs at the conclusion of their agreement on September 30.

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6:47 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Clayton: City Staff Not Satisfied with Current Audit Firm

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council Tuesday intends to contract with a new audit service due to delays and other complications with their current firm, which have impacted the city’s bond rating.

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Road Construction
6:21 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

Hunt County Highways Due For Repairs

Scott Harvey KETR

HUNT COUNTY - Highways in Commerce and Quinlan are the objects of a $2.6 million contract scheduled to begin this week.

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Mosquito Spraying
2:39 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

With West Nile Detections on the Rise, Cities Continue to Spray


LADONIA - The City of Ladonia will again spray for mosquitoes Thursday night, as they did on July 2. A commercial vehicle with a mounted fogger will disperse the material between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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Parks and Recreation
7:23 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Will Interactive Fountains Replace Public Swimming Pools?

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

SULPHUR SPRINGS - How would you classify the status of municipal swimming pools? To one local city official, they’re on the verge of extinction.

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4th of July
9:13 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Slideshow & Video: Commerce 4th of July Fireworks

Still image from the Commerce, TX fireworks display on July 1st, 2012.
Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

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6:14 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Clayton: I’m not a candidate for Bonham City Manager

Marc Clayton

COMMERCE - If there was any speculation that Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton was considering the open city manager’s position in his home town of Bonham, it was settled Wednesday.

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