The following column was written by Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper. This is the first of several articles he'll be writing periodically throughout the year to help communicate events and news at CISD.
DALLAS — Hundreds of local products, Texas entertainment and other exciting attractions highlight the first week’s calendar at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Fiber Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30-Oct. 23.
Each year, Gentle Dental Care in Greenville gives away a free 'Smile Makeover' to one lucky nominee. It's their way of giving back to a community that's been kind to them, and changing lives, one at a time.
BEN WHEELER, TX (ketr) - More than 200 people packed into Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler Sunday to pay tribute to entrepreneur and philanthropist Brooks Gremmels. State Representative Dan Flynn and Van Zandt County Commissioner Ron Carroll read proclamations by the state legislature and county judge declaring September 18, 2011, Brooks Gremmels Day in Van Zandt County.
COMMERCE, TX - Three Saturday afternoon tours and a downtown welcome of a new downtown landmark have been added to the Bois d'Arc program for Sept. 24. Reservations may be made by calling 903-886-6498 before Sept.24 or by calling the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 24 and asking for Lavonne Wells or Evonne Richardson. The three tours will depart from the street between the Commerce Public Library and the Commerce Post Office.
COMMERCE, TX - Non-stop varied events will draw Bois d'Arc Bash crowds to Commerce City Hall for arts, crafts, videos, information, and demonstrations of bois d'arc archery. The free events are sponsored by the City of Commerce, the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, and the Bois d'Arc Capital Crafters Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 24.
COMMERCE, TX (ketr) - Two celebrity bowyers will be attending the Commerce Bois d'Arc Bash on Sat., Sept 24, to discuss making bows and to demonstrate hitting the bull's eye. Their bows are crafted from bois d'arc, of course. They are James W. West and Tim White of McKinney, bowmakers and scoutmasters, who are celebrities among members of their troops. Within Indian domains the bois d'arc tree was famous as the preferred wood for bows. The tree was not known east of St. Louis until March 1804 when Meriwether Lewis sent samplings to President Thomas Jefferson.