John Ballotti

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Commerce Farmers Market returns; murals planned for downtown

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce / TAMUC-Photo

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the Farmers Market on Bonham Alley returns Saturday morning, May 24.  Also, murals will be painted on some of the blank walls in downtown Commerce this summer, and the city has received a grant to demolish and rebuild two local homes.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mayor shares news on streets, Schlotzsky's, Wal-Mart

Mayor John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor John Ballotti says the city will soon be able to complete the paving of Monroe Street between Live Oak and Bonham.  The mayor says work is expected to begin any day on the demolition of the old Lone Star Pizza building on Live Oak, and the construction of a new Schlotzky's restaurant.  And Wal-Mart will soon install gas pumps, the mayor says.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Schlotzsky's coming to Commerce; more street work

Dr. John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti announces that Schlotzsky's sandwich shop will construct a new building on the old Lone Star Pizza lot on Live Oak Street.  And the mayor says some remedial work will be done on Monroe Street, with more street work soon to follow.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center

Dr. Dan Jones
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti say the university and the city are doing a feasibility study of applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to attract a regional medical center to Commerce.  This would be in addition to the new Hunt Memorial Hospital District facility that will be built here this year.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Mayor Ballotti: Phase 1 of streets project near completion

John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Commerce Mayor: Hibbett's, Dollar Tree opening; Tipitina's official

John Ballotti
A&M-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the new Hibbett Sports will open Saturday, Nov. 2, and the Dollar Tree store soon after in shopping center where Braum's is located.  And Mayor Ballotti says the papers have been signed to officially bring the Tipitina's music venue to the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Commerce's Ballotti: Housing up, Tipitina's coming

Dr. John Ballotti
TAMU-C

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a mini-housing boom in Commerce, and plans for new music-oriented enterprise that will be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce.  Information here on Tipitina's.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:29 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Commerce mayor discusses streets project

John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce TAMUC-Photo

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.

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Candidates' Forum
6:06 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

KETR's 2012 Commerce Candidates' Forum

Cooper Welch

This is where we live-blogged tonight's forum that took place at City Hall in Commerce, TX. Mayoral candidates: Dr. John Balotti and Coby Marcum. Council candidates: Emma Martin, Sue Davis. Steve Harrison, who opposes Emma Martin, could not be present for this forum.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Council race adds two ahead of March 5 filing deadline

COMMERCE - The latest candidates to file for the Commerce City Council include a school teacher and former assistant police chief. 

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Politics
5:08 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Local candidates begin to file in

COMMERCE - Two people have filed for the position of Commerce Mayor, while an incumbent is seeking reelection in the city.

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