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INTERN CONTRIBUTION - As a young person, this I know: The last election affected our parents, but the turnout of this election can affect our parents as well as our youth.

HOUSTON – Governor Rick Perry today highlighted Texas’ leading role in the advancement of regenerative medicine to produce safe, effective and ethical adult stem cell therapies.

For the second year in a row, Paris High School has received the College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.

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COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The program will begin in January of 2013.

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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry yesterday released a statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny Planned Parenthood’s request for reconsideration of the Court’s August decision to uphold state law.

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COMMERCE - University President Dan Jones has announced that Texas A&M University-Commerce will launch a nationwide search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. 

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COMMERCE - Dr. Hal Langford, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE) since 2001, announced this week that he will step down from his post, effective September 19, 2012. 

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COMMERCE - Girls will be provided the opportunity to learn about a myriad of topics concerning etiquette, Facebook and meeting friends in a new program called “Girl Talk.”

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COMMERCE - Commerce resident Alton Biggs and his wife Louise recently traveled more than 2,000 miles to point out the behavior of monkeys and various other Central America animals for a group of teachers and friends.

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COLLEGE STATION — James B. Douglass, Acting Texas State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 15 FSA county offices in Texas, a process that will begin immediately.

COMMERCE —  Two Commerce men were taken into custody when they were caught in the act of dumping illegal building materials in a field.

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GREENVILLE -  Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken has received the 2012 Innovation Award from the Texas Police Chief’s Association.

COMMERCE - Commerce Independent School District is seeking nominations to its Hall of Honor.  Established in 2010, the Hall of Honor recognizes former CHS or Norris School students who have had a distinguished career and staff members who have made a significant impact on the students of CISD or Norris School.

PARIS - Rafael Gonzales, a Paris Junior College radiology technology student from Wolfe City, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine.

GREENVILLE - City Manager Steven Alexander has announced that IESI will run a storm debris collection beginning Monday, April 9th through Saturday, April 21st.

GREENVILLE - Greenville Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, Amy Tarpley Wade, presented a grant check to Jon Erwin who teaches with Greenville ISD.

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Austin – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is asking quilters across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2012 quilt block competition.   This year’s theme, “Agriculture is Your Culture,” was chosen to spotlight  TDA’s educational campaign that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans.

GREENVILLE - The City of Greenville and Keep Greenville Beautiful (KGB) are sponsoring a second contest to encourage more Greenville residents to use the 64-gallon blue carts for recycling.

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce social work graduate students Mirna Guzman Cervantes and Johnny Rodriguez have been awarded scholarships by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas.

The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg, and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

GREENVILLE - The State Comptroller’s Office has contacted City of Greenville officials to confirm that it will postpone collection of over $2.7 million in sales tax revenue that it had previously notified the City would be required to refund under a sales tax exemption that was recently expanded significantly by the Austin Court of Appeals. 

COMMERCE, TEXAS (March 5, 2012) -- The Commerce Public Library is hosting a special passport event in Commerce on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  The library is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

COMMERCE - A surviving Tuskegee Airman will share his story with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Family on March 7.

AUSTIN - Nearly six months into the response and recovery effort following the late-summer Texas wildfires, more than $42 million in state and federal assistance is getting to wildfire survivors and their communities.

GREENVILLE - City Manager Steven Alexander has announced the return to Stage 1 water conservation measures for the City of Greenville.

COMMERCE - The Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a one-stop-shop wedding expo March 4, 2012. The Spring Bridal Expo will serve as a go-to expert center in Hunt County for brides and grooms-to-be.

COLLEGE STATION - The Greenville ISD Campus Crime Stoppers program won first place in the Television Competition-Crime of the Week division at the 17th Annual Texas Campus Crime Stoppers Conference held February 13-15 in College Station.

PARIS - Soccer has landed at Paris Junior College after a unanimous vote Monday evening by the Paris Junior College Board of Regents to approve the program for men and women. 

COLLEGE STATION - Chancellor John Sharp Monday announced that Dr. James Hallmark has been named acting vice chancellor for academic affairs of The Texas A&M University System.

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COMMERCE - Anticipation is building among regional Bridge players. That is the day of an annual fundraiser at Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

GREENVILLE - The City of Greenville Animal Control has recently received information about numerous sightings of coyotes in some areas of Greenville.

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