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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the disposition of the Caddo Street house where city housing inspector Michael "Pee Wee" Walker was murdered in 2005 will probably be decided in November.  The city ordered the house to be demolished, but it has sold, and a judge will decide if the prospective new owner will be have a chance to rescue the house, or if it will indeed be torn down.  Wyman also discusses the new management of the city animal shelter and the search for a new city manager.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams relates the history of Commerce, its economic characteristics, and his hopes for the future of the city. 

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council has hired a consulting firm to receive and review applications for city manager, and hopes to have someone hired for the job by August.  Marc Clayton recently retired, and former Pittsburg, Texas city manager Ned Muse is serving as an interim city manager.  The city's sale-tax collections are down 5 percent in June, but up 3 percent for the year.

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The City of Commerce is set to get a new mayor next week. Wyman Williams won the mayoral election last Saturday, and he’s scheduled to be sworn in before the city council begins its regular meeting next Tuesday evening.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce mayor-elect Wyman Williams says it's important that the city continue its efforts to upgrade substandard housing or demolish dilapidated buildings.  He says those efforts, which have resulted in around 100 buildings being torn down, contribute to industrial development in the city.  Williams says he'll also be making the case to Commerce citizens, and Texas A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students that shopping in Commerce boosts the city's tax revenue and will make Commerce a better place in which to live and work.

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Wyman Williams, Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development officer, says new high-tech developments in cars for this year include Ford refining the ability of self-driving cars to drive on the ice, and the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt reportedly being able to go 200 miles between charges.

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Wyman Williams, development officer for the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business and long-time car dealership owner, says as we get very close to the day when self-driving cars will be on the road, the developers are programming into the cars how to react in life-and-death situations, when either pedestrians or the driver and the car's passengers may be killed depending on the car's actions.

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Wyman Williams, Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development officer, discusses plans for the dedication of a new historical marker at the birthplace of Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, at 10 a.m.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development director Wyman Williams says plans are being made for a ceremony Wednesday, October 14 unveiling a new historical marker at the birthplace of Flying Tigers Gen. Claire Chennault on north Monroe Street in Commerce.  The new marker will stand alongside the existing marker and will be the first Texas Historical Commission marker in another language, Mandarin Chinese.  Here's the biography of Gen.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development director Wyman Williams, longtime proprietor of Williams Motors in Commerce, says young people, known as "millennials," rank safety as their number one concern in buying cars, and carmarkers are responding with many new safety features.

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Wyman Williams, long-time proprietor of Williams Motors in Commerce, discusses new online services for buying used cars, as described in a U.S. News article.  And Wyman says used-car buyers should beware of cars that have damaged in the recent flooding in various parts of Texas.

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The average age of cars on U.S. highways is now 11 years, with 200,000 miles of travel increasingly common, according to Wyman Williams, long time general manager of Williams Motors in Commerce, and now director of development for the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business.

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Wyman Williams, long time proprietor of Williams Motors in Commerce, discusses the future of the electric car, whose popularity is suffering lately because of low gasoline prices.  Wyman says electric cars were marketed about 100 years ago, but the same battery challenges involving driving range and cost existed then.  Wyman is director of development for the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business.

Texas A&M University-Commerce today observes the 125th anniversary of Dr. William L. Mayo opening the doors of Mayo College in Cooper, September 2, 1889.  A birthday celebration will take place at the statue of Mayo, in front of the old president's home, at 10:45 a.m.  Wyman Williams, the director of development for the College of Business, who has been presenting the University's history to service clubs and others for several months, is the guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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After the recent "reveal" unveiling a new logo encompassing all of the University's names, College of Business and Entrepreneurship director of development Wyman Williams is looking ahead to the 125th anniversary of Texas A&M University-Commerce this fall.

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