Commerce – Authorities have released the names of the two students hit last night while trying to cross a crosswalk along Highway 50.
As of Friday afternoon, 19-year-old Lorena Garcia was listed in critical, but stable condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She was thrown approximately 75 feet after being hit by an SUV traveling northbound on the highway.
Commerce – Another possible fake census form has been reported in Commerce, this one occurring in the 2800 block of Windy Dr. A resident believes they may have received the form. However, it was unclear if the individual filled it out.
Earlier this week, a female resident in the 3000 block of Choctaw reported that she received and filled out two census forms, one that asked for her social security number.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a Grad Expo at the A&M-Commerce Metroplex Center, located at 2600 Motley Drive in Mesquite, on April 15 at 7 p.m.
"The Grad Expo will provide an opportunity for prospective students to meet our faculty and staff, learn more about our graduate programs, and, most importantly, learn that we have many options for financing their education, including new scholarship programs." said Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president for student access and success at A&M-Commerce.
Greenville – An area double shooting suspect is seeking a bond reduction. Tony Ray Clark, of Greenville, remains in custody on $75,000 total bond for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A hearing to determine a possible bond reduction is set for Thursday.
Commerce – The City of Commerce is scheduled tonight to dedicate Field 4 to former coach and longtime resident Gloria Patterson.
Patterson coached girl's softball and basketball, was named an alumni ambassador with Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2005 and was a recipient of the Masters Business Administration Shining Star Award. In addition, Patterson was part of Commerce Leadership Institute in 1995.
She was employed at the University from 1986 until her death in 2006.
Commerce – Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president for student access and success at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has been nominated for the Hispanic 100 Latina Living Legend award. She was selected due to her service in the community and by distinguishing herself in her profession for more than 25 years.
"I am honored and humbled to be named a finalist for this award," Hendrix said.
Commerce – Dr. Carlos Bertulani and Dr. Kent Montgomery were recently recognized by Texas A&M University-Commerce with faculty awards for their teaching efforts in the department of physics and astronomy. Senior physics and computer science major Don May also was awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship by the U.S. Department of Defense.