Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce is a volunteer with the trumpet section of the Commerce High School marching band as they get ready for the 2015 football season. Derek is a former All-State trumpet player at Kilgore High School. Derek says the CHS band is preparing a show called "Gypsy Caravan" based on the opera "Carmen" by Bizet. As a member of Hunt County Public Art, Derek says new projects are continuing in downtown Greenville and in the Commerce City Park, and prop
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says leaving A&M-Commerce for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee is "bittersweet," and one that was difficult for him to make, even though Austin Peay is an NCAA Division 1 member. A&M-C athletic teams won six Lone Star Conference championships in 2014-15 under Ivey's leadership. He says a new special-events center is the number-one thing the A&M-C athletic program needs in the future.
Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development director Wyman Williams says plans are being made for a ceremony Wednesday, October 14 unveiling a new historical marker at the birthplace of Flying Tigers Gen. Claire Chennault on north Monroe Street in Commerce. The new marker will stand alongside the existing marker and will be the first Texas Historical Commission marker in another language, Mandarin Chinese. Here's the biography of Gen.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the existence of poor farms in Hunt County 100 years ago. People and their families who could not pay their debts or were otherwise indigent were sent to the poor farms. Carol says they came to an end after World War II. Here is an article on poor farms in neighboring Kaufman County.