Texas A&M University-Commerce

Audio: A&M-Commerce Fall 2012 Assembly

Aug 26, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dan Jones welcomed new and returning faculty and staff to campus Thursday during the annual Fall Assembly from Ferguson Auditorium.

East Texas State Grad is new State Historian

Aug 23, 2012
Panola College

AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday named Bill O’Neal, an award-winning nonfiction author, the State Historian.

LSC Commissioner Wagnon: We Must Remain Unified

Aug 22, 2012
Jeremy Enloe / Lone Star Conference

RICHARDSON - Lone Star Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon has responded to news of one school leaving the league and possibility another.

Coach Ernest Hawkins Released From Hospital

Aug 22, 2012
Danny Kambel

COMMERCE - Former Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football Coach Ernest Hawkins is in recovery after a change of plans from a scheduled pacemaker procedure.

Friday Visitation, Funeral for Gary Burton

Aug 22, 2012
Bright Holland Funeral Home

COMMERCE - The university flag at A&M-Commerce will fly at half staff Wednesday to honor Professor Gary Burton, who died last week while kayaking in Oklahoma.

Lion Athletics

Former Texas A&M University-Commerce football coach Ernest Hawkins is said to be in good spirits as he undergoes treatment for the West Nile virus.

A&M-Commerce Professor Drowns in Oklahoma River

Aug 18, 2012
TAMUC Marketing Communications

McCURTAIN COUNTY, OK - Oklahoma authorities say 64-year-old Gary Burton drowned Thursday afternoon while kayaking on the Mountain Fork River in southern Oklahoma, about three miles east of Broken Bow.

Paul Bryan / Texas A&M University-Commerce

COMMERCE - Ernest Hawkins, a pillar in the Commerce community and winningest football coach in Texas A&M University-Commerce history, was transported to the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday.

A&M-Commerce to add Rockwall to Instructional Sites

Aug 13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce is hoping the success and increasing demand for educational sites in and around the Metroplex will help bring students to Rockwall.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Picture this: You are paddling down a gently flowing river, a cool breeze, and birds chirping in the background. You look at the river banks on either side of you, and there’s snow. You’re traveling down a river in Alaska.

TAMUC Marketing Communications

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dan Jones announced Friday that the graduate business programs in Belgrade, Rabat and Sarajevo have been terminated.

Jerrod Knight / KETR

COMMERCE - For Dr. Keith McFarland, the 10th president at Texas A&M University-Commerce, the thought of having a building named after him never crossed his mind.

Brock Callaway and Charlie Chitwood
TAMUC Photo / Texas A&M University-Commerce

Charles S. “Charlie” Chitwood  of Jefferson, Texas was named KETR’s new play-by-play voice for  Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football on Friday and will be on the air Sept. 1 when the Lions open their 2012 season at home against Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Video: Planetarium’s Starry Tale on Display Through Sept. 7

Jul 28, 2012
A&M-Commerce Planetarium

COMMERCE - The Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium presented its latest show, Starry Tale, Friday. The show begins at 7 p.m. each Friday through September 7, followed by Seven Wonders at 8 p.m.


The A&M-Commerce police department, after running tests, has determined that the plant extracted from a decorative planter on campus Thursday is, in fact, marijuana.