Local Interest

A&M-Commerce
4:06 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Butts, Oliver remembered by KETR's Chitwood

Devin Oliver
lionathletics.com

In Commerce, people in the university community knew Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver as friends and classmates. KETR listeners across Northeast Texas knew the two young women as important parts of the backcourt of the Lions basketball team.

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A&M-Commerce
3:52 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Currin named VP of Business and Administration

Alicia Currin, A&M-Commerce Vice President for Business & Administration
Credit TAMUC Photo

Alicia Currin has been named vice president of business and administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Currin’s prior role was chief of staff to the chief executive officer and director of planning and governmental relations. She will serve in an interim capacity until formal approval by the Board of Regents at their Sept. 3 meeting.

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A&M-Commerce
12:20 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Field house renovations complete

lionathletics.com

There will be a new look to The Field House for the upcoming 2014-15 athletic year after renovations were completed last week to the playing surface for both basketball and volleyball.
 
The renovation was performed by Z-Floor Sport Flooring, a company based out of Denton who services the Texas/Oklahoma region and has installed approximately 50 floors a year for nearly three decades.
 

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Delta County
3:19 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Paris team wins Cooper Lake catfish tourney

First place team was Johnny Ward Sr., Payton Ward and Johnny Ward Jr.
Eddie Trapp The Cooper Review

The Friends of Doctors Creek held their annual catfish tournament at Cooper Lake State Park on May 10. High winds limited the number of entries but many braved the elements and all caught catfish. The event started at 6 a.m. and weigh in was at 3:30 p.m. First place went to a Paris group consisting of Johnny Ward Sr., Johnny Ward Jr. and Payton Ward with their catch of five fish weighing 105 pounds. Peyton is only about 10 years old and caught the biggest catfish of the day with a 26-pounder.

A&M-Commerce
1:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

A&M-Commerce announces interim Dean of Enrollment Management

Dina M. Sosa, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management and Retention

Texas A&M University-Commerce recently appointed Dina M. Sosa to the position of Interim Dean of Enrollment, Management and Retention. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp approved the request, and A&M-Commerce’s recommendation of Sosa for Dean will be submitted for approval at the July Board of Regents meeting.
 

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Commerce ISD
10:16 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Nominations open for CISD Hall of Honor

Credit www.commerceisd.org

Since 2010, Commerce Independent School District has honored former students of Commerce High School or Norris School. Along with former students, they are recognizing former staff members that had a great impact on the students of CHS of Norris School. Nominations for 2014's winners are now open.

The winners will be announced at an induction ceremony as part of the homecoming events on Sept. 26.

The voting committee consists of four or five people made up of faculty, staff, and community members, all of which remain anonymous.

Nominations will close on April 3o.

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Delta County
3:43 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Gallery: Delta County Fair

The Duncan family in the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pull.
Cindy Roller

Delta county had its annual county fair and cook-off on April 12. Here are some pictures taken at the fair.

A&M-Commerce
10:09 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

KD ladies okay after blaze

Commerce FD responds to a blaze on the first floor of the Kappa Delta house on the A&M-Commerce campus
anonymous

The Commerce fire department was dispatched to the Kappa Delta sorority house on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at 7:45 on Friday night to extinguish a fire.

According to sources, the blaze was limited to a single first-floor room which has been unoccupied this semester.

All of the students evacuated the building without incident. The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known, though occupants are being allowed to return to their rooms.

Lamar County
8:07 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Butch Hancock coming to Paris

Butch Hancock
NPR

Texas singer-songwriter Butch Hancock will be performing in Paris on April 12. One of the founding members of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, Hancock will play at That Guy’s Coffee Listening Room, 117 Clarksville St.

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The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'

KETR

Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, The President's Perspective.

Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.

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7:25 am
Tue April 1, 2014

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Delta County
6:00 am
Sat March 22, 2014

The new and improved Delta Hope House hosts an open house

Cindy Roller

The Delta Hope House board of directors is pleased to announce that they will be having an open house on Sunday, March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This special event will be to celebrate Delta Hope House’s new location at 440 SW 3rd Street in Cooper.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, enjoy the refreshments that will be served and take a tour of the new facility.

Come see how the Delta Hope House serves those in need of food in the Delta County .

A&M-Commerce
11:08 am
Thu March 20, 2014

University social media pages connect community

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Are you a 24/7 tweeter or a Facebook fanatic? Is your photo on our Instagram page? Do you follow the university’s social media accounts? If you don’t want to miss out on any A&M-Commerce updates, you should! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Let us be your Social Alarm Clock, bringing you reminders on deadlines, warnings on weather activities, information on natural disasters, and security updates.

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Lamar County
11:49 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Paris man wins $1M lottery prize

There's a new millionaire in Paris after Friday's Mega Millions drawing, according to a KXII-TV report.

Gary L. Bryant of Paris claimed his second tier one million dollar prize on Monday, KXII reported. The winning ticket was sold at the Food Fast convenience store at 2610 North Main in Paris.

The Store's Manager says she hopes that selling the winning ticket will draw more lottery players.

"I think people tend to think that a winner will come from the same store, so I think they will come buy their tickets here I hope," manager D'Ann Gentry told KXII.

Hunt County
11:11 am
Fri March 7, 2014

City recieves only one bid to rebuild street

Sayle street is the only street that has been bid on to be rebuilt.
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It may not take that long to determine who will get the job of rebuilding a portion of one of Greenville’s busiest streets.

Only one bid was received for the reconstruction of the south end of Sayle Street, although the estimate came in a little higher than what city officials were expecting.

Pavecon Public Works LP was the sole bidder on the project, submitting an estimate of $988,166.55. The sealed bid was opened and made public Thursday afternoon and will now be evaluated and presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

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