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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, and president of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates, says the organization opposes Senate Bill 11, which would allow licensed handgun owners to carry handguns on Texas college campuses . Dr. Hendricks says he expects the bill to pass, but the statewide faculty senate group hopes the legislature will allow the universities some measure of discretion in how the law is implemented.

Commerce city limits
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a marketing project undertaken by Texas A&M University-Commerce to improve the city's appeal to students. The mayor also discusses the grant the city is seeking for a skateboard park, along with "disk golf" and walking trails.

A&M-Commerce Lions logo
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey discusses the 2015 home football schedule, which features a season-opening Thursday night, September 3 game vs. Adams State of Colorado and Saturday night, September 12 game vs. Delta State of Mississippi, both traditionally tough NCAA Division II opponents. The Lone Star Conference will again stage a late-season tournament based on seeding.

A&M-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Athletics

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lions men's basketball team, now with 21 wins after a crucial 71-68 win over 15th-ranked Angelo State Wednesday night, is in very good position to make the NCAA Division II playoffs. But first comes a trip to Stephenville Saturday night to play nationally ranked Tarleton State, and then the Lone Star Conference tournament March 4-7 in Allen. Ryan also discusses the fast start of the new A&M-Commerce women's softball team.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel says among the 44 high-school recruits signed Wednesday, are 6-foot-7-inch, 318 pound Lane Hasse of Weimar and 6-foot-10-inch, 298 pound Nathaniel Young of Lake Jackson, both offensive linemen. Carthel says the team was aiming to build its depth in the offensive line. The Lions added two quarterbacks, 6-foot-3-inch, 22o pound Geo McCollister of John Tyler and 6-foot-2-inch, 180 pound Preston Wheeler of Austin Bowie. Joining...

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping.

January 19th marks the 24 th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference. Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK...

“The reality is, we are looking at the fall of 2017,” Dr. Dan Jones said.
A&M-Commerce Marketing and Communications

When it comes to the rate of educational attainment by 25-34 year olds, the State of Texas is on par with the country of Slovenia. Essentially, less than 32% of Texas' young people have obtained a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Right now, the country of South Korea leads the world in this metric, where 64% of the country's young adults are in that number. Last month, these metrics were the primary topic of discussion at the conference of the Texas Higher Education...

Joe Bergeron (24), a football player at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was described in an Oct. 9 University Police Dept.  incident report as striking fellow student Sarah Beasley.
lionathletics.com

An incident report filed with the Texas A&M University-Commerce University Police Department includes testimony that Joe Bergeron, 21, of Mesquite, a running back for the school’s football team, struck fellow student Sarah Beasley, 20, of Commerce, during a party at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house at 2208 Bryan St. in Commerce during the early morning hours of Oct. 9. Bergeron was suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy on Oct. 10. A statement released by head football...

Men and women remove the flags at the closing ceremony.
A&M-Commerce

The 23rd annual Veterans Vigil was held Nov. 12-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The Vigil began with a reception on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Rayburn Student Center pre-function area followed by the opening ceremony in the conference rooms, after which a processional took place to light the vigil flame that burned continuously until it was extinguished at the closing ceremony on Nov. 13. “It is such an honor to be able to host an event that recognizes veterans and their...

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.

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Dr. Michael Groth, and Dr. Dan Jones visiting at the A&M-Commerce Heritage House.
Matt Meinke

Dr. Michael Groth works as the Senior Editor in Berlin, Germany at Deutchlandradio , a National German public broadcast service, but his true passion is Americana and Texas music.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace says besides the annual homecoming celebration, it's also the University's 125th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of desegregation at A&M-Commerce, then East Texas State College. Events include a bonfire and fireworks Friday night at 9, a parade Saturday morning at 10, and the homecoming football game with McMurry at 4 p.m. Saturday.

With the A&M-Commerce Lions football team ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for the first time since 2001, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the game Saturday night against West Texas A&M may draw 8-9,000 fans, and the homecoming game November 1 against McMurry may attract an even bigger crowd. And Ryan says the artificial turf of the new varsity softball field is nearly complete, and some fall games may be played on it soon.

Joe Bergeron (24), a football player at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was described in an Oct. 9 University Police Dept.  incident report as striking fellow student Sarah Beasley.
lionathletics.com

Texas A&M University-Commerce running back Joe Bergeron has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy, according to a report by the Greenville Herald-Banner. A statement from the university's athletics department said the suspension resulted from an off-campus incident. “We have instituted a suspension from competition and team activities for violation of team and department policy while the university conducts its investigation,” A&M-Commerce head football coach...

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