Commerce – The Commerce City Council received the year-end financial report last night in regular session. Director of Administrative Services Marc Clayton said that it was a good year for Commerce, where the city gained money from both lowering expenses and increased revenue. In total, the city saw nearly $200,000 more at the end of the fiscal year than budgeted.
Paris, Texas – The North Lamar ISD School Board gave the go-ahead to Superintendent James Dawson to continue gathering feedback on moving to a 4-day school week. According to The Paris News, the shortened week could be implemented next year if the community has positive feedback and the plan is approved by the Texas Education Agency. The district will be holding informational meetings at each campus as well as taking feedback through their website.
Greenville – The Greenville ISD School Board slowly began the process of hiring a new superintendent last night. Trustees met behind closed doors to hear proposals from three different search firms. No action was taken to select a search firm or to name an interim superintendent. Another meeting was set for next Monday to further discuss the matter.
Commerce – The Counseling Center on the A&M-Commerce campus is offering events all week to mark National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. A beer goggles remote control obstacle course will be conducted today from 11am to 1pm on the East Lawn of the campus. The course is a dramatic simulation of what it is like to drive under the influence of alcohol as students drive remote controlled cars through an obstacle course.
Commerce – Homecoming Week begins today on the A&M-Commerce campus. Proud Legacy, Bright Future is the theme for this year's events, with activities scheduled all week long. A casino night is scheduled for this evening in the Memorial Student Center, a spirit day cook-out on the East Lawn Wednesday, an Alumni Golf Scramble and the pep rally and bonfire are set for Friday, and a tailgate party Saturday leading up to the A&M-Commerce vs. Northeastern State football game.