There’s a little more vim, vigor and vitality in downtown Commerce with the addition of the Dr Pepper mural located at 1123 Main Street. Created through a partnership between the City of Commerce, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Texas A&M University-Commerce, the artwork was dedicated in an afternoon ceremony on July 25. The mural is the first of three to be painted in the city’s downtown.
The Commerce Lions Club and the A&M-Commerce Health and Human Performance department are teamed up to generate support for relief efforts related to the care and housing of the roughly 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children expected to to have detained at the U.S.-Mexico border by this September.
Alice Reese joins Daniel Starks this week to discuss the latest movies coming out to theaters.
Planes: Fire and Rescue lives in the same realm as the Cars saga and appeals to all ages, young and old. Starring Dane Cook, Ed Harris and countless others, this movie is sure to entertain you and your family.
Listen as Alice brings her review of Planes: Fire and Rescue, Wish I Was Here, and Boyhood on Movie Picks with Alice Reese.
For Delta County, the Independence Day weekend has many opportunities for celebrating.
The 66th Annual Cooper Rodeo will be starting the Independence Day weekend with a parade tonight starting at 7 p.m. The annual Cooper Rodeo will be held both Friday and Saturday nights featuring local artist Lauren Taylor as well as a fireworks show near the Rodeo grounds by City Park in Cooper.
Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 years and under are $5 and children under 3 are free.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Young, an aviation boatswain’s mate from Commerce, Texas and 2009 graduate from Commerce High School, is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Of this year’s 159 newspapers submitting 1,566 entries, the Cooper Review recently received two awards from the Texas Press Association’s Texas Better Newspaper 2014 Contest.
The contest is broken down into 10 divisions created by dividing newspapers into circulation size. The Review competed against 20 other newspapers across the State and was judged by the New Mexico Press Association.
The review of this week's box office offerings from Alice Reese starts on a high note with kind words for Jersey Boys, the Hollywood version of the successful stage play about 60's iconic musical group The Four Seasons. Clint Eastwood directs.
The Hopkins County Dairy Festival began in Sulphur Springs with a balloon flight, parade and other events on June 13-14. The Festival continues nightly with a carnival on the Civic Center grounds. On Sat., June 21, the 5K Milk Run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Dairy Foods Contest at 10 a.m. and Coronation Pageant at 7 p.m.
On the night of June 4, people from the Texas A&M University-Commerce extended community gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn and rejoice in fellowship for Devin Oliver and Aubree Butts who are no longer with us and for Zenobia Winbush and La’Tisha Hearne who are healing. What started as a very dark day for the Lion family was lit up, not just by candlelight, but by love and compassion for all four women.