During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees, Danny Wall submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 1. In his letter Wall thanked everyone and wished them continued success. Due to his job, he will be relocating to Kansas City.
The Board presented Wall with a plaque in honor of his service. Information on the policy regarding the vacancy was given – the Board will decide at the December meeting to either fill the position or leave it open until elections.
'Cthulu, A Puppet Play,' based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, opens in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce Tuesday night, Nov. 18, and continues through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23. The co-author and director of the play, Kelly Switzer, is our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.
Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.
Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, needs volunteers to help assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for about 700 families. The baskets will be assembled at the Greenville Electric Utilities Services (GEUS) building on Wesley Street Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week.
The Greenville Police Department released a statement on Nov. 15 concerning the investigation into the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez:
“In the early morning hours of Friday, November 14, 2014, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, DPS SWAT, and Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant in Wolfe City searching for Thomas Isaac Medlin, suspect in the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez. Medlin was not at the location.
Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 1:59 pm
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy are facing off in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff this December. And they’re facing off during this lame duck session of Congress, too. Both are racing to pass votes on bills to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, a key issue in Louisiana politics.
Rick Klein, political director for ABC News, talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about today’s House debate on the Keystone legislation and what else is happening on Capitol Hill.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game. And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.
New city of Commerce code-enforcement officer Chip Matthews teaches statewide courses in the enforcement of building codes and has written a new book on the subject. He comes to Commerce from the city of Gainesville. Matthews is also certified as a police officer. He has already identified 88 vacant, sub-standard buildings in Commerce. Chip is joined on the program by Commerce Mayor John Ballotti.
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while drivers are happy that gasoline is under $3 per gallon, if oil prices continue to fall it could have a bad effect on the energy-driven Texas economy.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them. From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.
Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.
Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.
Hayley Hasik, graduate assistant with the East Texas War and Memory Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says one of the most satisfying things about interviewing veterans on their memories of serving the country is giving their families copies of the interviews that they can share for generations to come.