Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the city has developed a localized page of information on the Ebola crisis. And the mayor says the popular "Halloween on the Square" event will be on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31.
Blacklands Cafe. Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
With the A&M-Commerce Lions football team ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for the first time since 2001, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the game Saturday night against West Texas A&M may draw 8-9,000 fans, and the homecoming game November 1 against McMurry may attract an even bigger crowd. And Ryan says the artificial turf of the new varsity softball field is nearly complete, and some fall games may be played on it soon.
The Commerce Public Library is sponsoring "Teen Read Week" this week, and tonight (Thursday, October 16), the library hosts a teen art workshop from 6-8 p.m., with the focus on collage making. Amy Stark of the library is our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the long-running city street improvement project is nearing its completion, with the last phase on West Neal Street south of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus well underway. The mayor says the dedication of a memorial at the Gen. Claire Chennault house on Monroe Street has been delayed until March, when TAMU System Chancellor John Sharp can attend. And Mayor Ballotti says a Mexican restaurant is preparing to open in the downtown building most recently occupied by Buck's Barbecue.