Commerce – The end of NASA's Space Shuttle program is a tough pill to swallow for several people who grew up during the height of the program.
Dr. Kent Montgomery is the planetarium director at Texas A&M University-Commerce. While he agrees with the decision to cancel the program due to factors like an aging fleet and old technology, he would like to see a new plan for space travel put into motion.
Commerce – Foul play is suspected in a Thursday morning fire north of Commerce in which a 47-year-old woman nearly lost her life.
"Two Commerce Firefighters made entry, found her on the floor and were able to remove her," said Richard Hill, Hunt County fire marshal/director of Homeland Security. "The fire was pretty well fully engulfed at that time they did a great job of getting the victim out."
Sulphur Springs – An official murder charge has been levied against two suspects alleged to have acted together in the strangling of Hopkins County resident Bobby Riley.
43-year-old Brian Allen Tucker and 49-year-old Sarilu Mettlen were recently indicted by a grand jury. The two reportedly killed 61-year-old Bobby Riley during the course of committing a robbery at his home in the Mahoney Community in late April.
Commerce – The fall semester is shaping up quite well at Texas A&M University-Commerce, as officials report they are on pace for yet another record-setting year for enrollment.
"Enrolment increase is projected about 15 percent ahead of the same time last year," says Vice President for Student Access and Success Dr. Mary Hendrix. "So certainly projecting that on out, knowing what our enrollment was in the fall of 2010 - when we did reach 10,000 - we're certainly anticipating an enrollment of 11,000 as a minimum."