On Sunday afternoon, January 19th, the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce will once again host the 2014 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration, promoting leadership by example.
The Hunt County African American Leadership Conference event is a vehicle through which to underscore individual commitments to tenets generally associated with the legacy of Dr. King, and to recognize those individuals publicly.
Last Saturday, December 28th, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.
Just as they have for more than three decades, members of Clark Street Christian Church will help provide Christmas dinner to the community Wednesday.
The church has provided free dinners to those who need them every year since 1982.
According to a 2006 Herald-Banner article written by Carol Ferguson, the tradition began when Ernestine Katie Williams had a vision of providing a free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner to the elderly, the sick and shut-ins who would not have family to visit and would not receive Meals on Wheels that day.
Picking up a little extra work over the holidays? That's great. Hiring some extra help for your own business? That's great, too. To keep the season bright, make sure you and/or your employer are compliant with federal labor regulations.
Employers and workers not familiar with short-term employment might have questions . Here are answers to some most of the frequently asked questions received by the U.S. Department of Labor, and additional resources for more information:
Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides of San Antonio describes the joys and tribulations of the Christmas tamaleada. It's a labor of love and female bonding, but like any family event, there are unwritten rules.
Tyler Junior College President Mike Metke, Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dan R. Jones and Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Adolfo Benavides affirm partnership between institutions.
Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tyler Junior College have formally announced their partnership to simplify the transfer process for students transitioning from associate degree programs at Tyler Junior College into bachelor’s degree programs at A&M-Commerce. The statement came on Dec. 19.
The three-year partnership goes into effect Dec. 20, 2013, and will allow Tyler Junior College students to complete their four-year degrees through A&M-Commerce via online courses, on-campus classes or a combination of the two.
Big ice storms in Texas do happen, but not all that often. They're about as frequent as University of Alabama football losses. And, just like Bama fans when the Tide falters, Texans often aren't quite sure what to do when ice attacks.
One thing not to do is drive. Really...it doesn't matter if you're a commercial driver in a four-wheel-drive Subraru Outback with new snow tires. No amount of technology or skill can defy the laws of physics. Driving on ice is deadly.
The best thing to do, if you can, is to stay inside and let the mayhem occur without you.
In anticipation of bad-weather scenarios, a list of delays, cancelations and closures from area school districts and universities follows. Read carefully, as sports delays and cancelations are also listed here.