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Carlos completed a year at East Texas State University before competing in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
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Former East Texas State University student-athlete John Carlos’ protest at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City drew both outrage and attention to the civil rights movement in the United States. Carlos earned a bronze medal in the 200-meter run and, along with gold medalist Tommie Smith, raised his hand in a closed-fist gesture that became an iconic image from that period in our nation’s history.

Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas
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Perhaps more than any figure, Sam Houston personifies the spirit of Texas: Brave, ambitious, generous, unpredictable, prone to excess, humorous and sometimes violent. Texas State Historian Bill O'Neal, an East Texas State University alumnus, has written "Sam Houston: A Study in Leadership," a new work which will be premiered during a free public event on March 2 at Universities Center Dallas.

Dr. Christopher Gonzalez, Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez spoke with KETR's Mark Haslett on Oct. 15 before a presentation at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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The enduring power of the “Love and Rockets” comics by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez lies in the storytelling.

Critics have focused on particular aspects – the influence of Mexican-American culture, the influence of punk rock, the drawing styles, and of course, the now-venerable reaction of “Boy, those are some mighty grown-up themes for a comic book!” But the readers keep coming back because, 34 years after “Love and Rockets” started, they still love the stories.

Arthur James
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Observers of East Texas State/A&M-Commerce football over the past 20 years or so can be excused for not appreciating the rich tradition of the program – a lot of losing seasons, no playoff appearances, let alone post-season victories.  But it was not always thus.

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According to a Texas A&M University-Commerce facebook post, First United Methodist Church in Commerce will be the site of a memorial service for longtime ETSU professor emeritus and author, Dr. Otha Spencer.