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Mabel Wheat, legendary former milkshake maker at Miller's Ole Soda Fountain, passes away in Cooper, Texas.
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Don’t cry over spilled milk. Legendary milkshake maker Mabel Wheat would not want tears from her fan club. The 93-year old passed away in Cooper on Wednesday, April 22 in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mabel Wheat spent over 60 years behind the vintage counter as a milkshake maker for Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper, Texas dishing out life advice and cheering for the Texas Rangers along with her famous “Purple Cows and Redhots.”

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The Texas Rangers will hire Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Citing unnamed sources, Rosenthal tweeted the hiring report this morning.

The club is expected to make an announcement today.

Banister beat out interim Rangers manager Tim Bogar for the job along with Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash.

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Jake Thompson, a 2012 graduate of Rockwall ISD's Heath High School, will make his Metroplex professional baseball debut tonight for the Frisco RoughRiders.

Thompson, a right-handed pitcher, was recently acquired by the Texas Rangers organization in a trade that sent former Rangers closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Texas received Thompson and another right-handed hurler, Corey Knebel. Frisco is the Texas League (AA) affiliate of the Rangers. 

NCAA compliance important to Lions

Jan 15, 2014
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Cooper and Jordan sat down with Jacob Walker today to discuss his role with the A&M-Commerce athletic department as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers, NCAA and NBA basketball and the NFL playoffs.

Jorgensen talks Bisons, Lions basketball, Rangers

Dec 4, 2013
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Joshua Jorgensen, one of the assistant athletics directors at Texas A&M University-Commerce, sat down with Cooper Welch today to talk about the upcoming Live United Texarkana Bowl, the men's and women's basketball teams, indoor track and new staff.

The show ends with a discussion of the big moves made by the Texas Rangers, the mediocrity of the Dallas Cowboys, and the crazy weekend of college football coming up.

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Nolan Ryan announced his retirement from his position as CEO of baseball's Texas Rangers, according to a release from the team on Oct. 17.

Ryan, 66, was hired as the team's president in 2008 and was named CEO in 2011. During Ryan's tenure in the Texas Rangers' senior management, the team made its first-ever World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.

"This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization," Ryan said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of what this organization has accomplished."

Academics just as important as athletics for Lions

Oct 2, 2013
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Judy Sackfield, associate athletic director for academic services and senior woman administrator of A&M-Commerce, sat down with the guys today to discuss the academic side of college athletics. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers missing the playoffs for the first time in four years and UT Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds retiring at the end of this academic year.

MSU returning to Commerce sets up 'Classic'

Sep 27, 2013
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Midwestern State is returning to Commerce for the first time since 2005, and the game is also the first occurrence of the Harvey Martin Classic in Commerce in its six-year history. The guys discuss this, and the upcoming challenge the Texas Rangers face in getting into the playoffs.

Lions face a 'canyon' of a challenge this Saturday

Sep 20, 2013
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The A&M-Commerce Lions face the #4 West Texas A&M Buffaloes this Saturday in Canyon, and for the first time in what seems like forever they actually stand a chance of winning. Taylor and Cooper preview this game, and talk about the playoff chances for the Texas Rangers.

Jones describes rebuilding A&M-Commerce athletics

Sep 18, 2013
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This week on Look at the Lions Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce discusses the rebuilding process in the A&M-Commerce athletics department, and Taylor Fore discussed his role with athletics and alumni.

'Cowboys Chat' with Jesus Flores

Sep 6, 2013
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This week Jesus Flores sat down with Cooper and Jordan to discuss the Dallas Cowboys and their upcoming season opener against the New York Giants.

Lions get Sully on Saturday

Sep 3, 2013
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Ryan Ivey sat down with Taylor and Cooper for this week's "Look at the Lions", and discussed the upcoming football game against Sul Ross State.

'Cowboys Chat' with Jay Novacek

Aug 30, 2013
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This week KETR's Locker Room began a new segment called "Cowboys Chat", in which Jesus Flores -- a Dallas Cowboys writer for Rant Sports -- talks all things Cowboys. This week's segment featured an interview with former Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek.

Lions begin multiple sports next week

Aug 27, 2013

KETR's Locker Room began a new segment today called a "Look at the Lions," a weekly chat with a representative from the A&M-Commerce Athletics Department.

Previewing 2013 Texas college football

Aug 23, 2013
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The 2013 football season is about to start, so today the Locker Room guys previewed each of the FBS schools in Texas, and of course your A&M-Commerce Lions.

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