Texas A&M University-Commerce News

This page curates KETR's news stories related to Texas A&M University-Commerce.

After a heartbreaking loss last week, the no. 9 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team picked up a critical rebound win on the road 38-24 over Western New Mexico University.

The Lions (6-1, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) had struggles with the Mustangs (2-5, 2-4 LSC) throughout the entire game, but were able to seal the win with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Luis Perez to Richard Cooper with 2:48 left.

Lions' Osei: Leader On O-Line And In Communications

Oct 14, 2016
Jason Osei prepares for his evening on-air shift at KETR.
Jasmine Baker

On any given day you can find Texas A&M University-Commerce senior offensive lineman Jason Osei with his trademark smile and 6’5”, 300-lb frame limping around campus. A native of London, England, Osei keeps his social media followers nothing short of entertained, whether he’s teaching his Texas friends and classmates about his hometown lingo like “dench” or joking around with teammates around Commerce.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray says, despite the Lions' last-minute, 26-25 loss to Midwestern State last Saturday night, the team has a very good chance of making the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second year in a row if it wins the remaining five regular-season games.  Tim says the game drew a crowd of more than 9,200 to Memorial Stadium.  Also, the 24th-ranked A&M-Commerce soccer team is in position to host the Lone Star Conference tournament starting November 3, if it holds on to the top spot in the con

An SUV crosses the crosswalk near Texas A&M University-Commerce.
George Hale

State officials have approved a plan to upgrade crosswalks in Commerce, less than a month after a truck hit and seriously injured a student.

Lions head football coach Colby Carthel.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel spoke with KETR in advance of this week's big game against Midwestern State University.

Cornel West at A&M-Commerce: Transcript

Oct 7, 2016
Cornel West, right, and Texas A&M University-Commerce Director of Media Relations Noah Nelson, left, on Sept. 28.
Mark Haslett

Cornel West spoke to a packed house at Ferguson Auditorium on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Sept. 28. 

Lions-Mustangs Rivalry Rising 'To The Top'

Oct 7, 2016
The Lions and Mustangs have dominated the Lone Star Conference in recent years.

When Texas A&M University-Commerce and Midwestern State University kick off against each other this Saturday, they'll be renewing a rivalry that's become one of the most heated in NCAA Division II football.

Jeremy Adelman

Dr. Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and the director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University, and on October 3rd, he visited the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus to give a presentation to students and other attendees on the subject of photography and humanitarianism. In the presentation, Adelman argues that throughout the history of the camera, photography has played a vital role both in society's understanding of the world at home and far away, and in its reaction to global humanitarian crises as they arise.

Richardson ISD

Charlie Alderman, the superintendent of the Commerce ISD, says the school board has hired a new assistant superintendent, Dr. Patricia Tremmel.  She is a Commerce native, and has served as a principal in Garland and Richardson.  Alderman says Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Ray Keck recently met with the school board and offered the University's resources in support of various CISD academic programs.

Lions Get Road Victory Over LSC Newcomer OPSU 35-13

Oct 1, 2016

In the first ever matchup between the two schools, the no. 6 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team was able to stay unbeaten on the year with a 35-13 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

(See video below)

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams discusses plans for Texas A&M University-Commerce to develop housing in the residential neighborhood between Monroe and West Neal Streets south of campus, with the hopes of encouraging more faculty and staff to live in Commerce.  The plans, advocated by President Dr. Ray Keck, would have to be approved by the Texas A&M System.  The mayor also comments on efforts to improve the visibility at intersections crossing Culver Street and Highway 50 adjacent to the A&M-Commerce campus.

Lions Roll Past Eastern N.M., 49-10

Sep 17, 2016

The No. 7 Texas A&M University–Commerce started off Lone Star Conference play in dominant fashion with a convincing 49-10 victory on the road at Eastern New Mexico.

Lions Begin Roadtrip With Victory

Sep 10, 2016

After an exciting first half between the two squads, the #8 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions were able to put away the Delta State Statesmen in the second half in route to a 40-28 victory, their first ever victory in a game played in the state of Mississippi.

Dr. Robert Green
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Robert Green reached into his pocket and pulled out the most important object there is in the fight for civil justice and equality.

“This, he said, “changes everything.”

Dr. Ray Keck, interim president of Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce interim president Dr. Ray Keck, III, is working alongside City of Commerce mayor Wyman Williams in order to create an environment that encourages University employees to not only work in Commerce but to choose to live there, too.

The idea of a "University village" is explored by Williams and Keck alongside Jerrod Knight during the September airing of The President's Perspective, a monthly half-hour radio conversation with Keck.

Hear the full program here. A transcript follows.