Commerce general practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi says anyone planning to travel by plane, especially out of the country, over the holidays should be sure their vaccines are up to date. And Dr. Rick says the flu season so far has been light, but he still advises everyone to get a flu shot.
Author Jim Ainsworth has published three new books. Two are novels, "Rails to a River" and "First Born Son," and the third is a collection of essays, "A River of Stories." A launch party and autograph signing session takes place Tuesday, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Center.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the City Council will discuss in January the option of using sales taxes to pay for a repair of the city pool or a new splash park, or neither project. Commerce is a Type A sales tax city. Type A sales taxes may be used for recreational projects, if the voters approve, the mayor says.
Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the history of Christmas parades, with the Commerce and Greenville parades scheduled for this Saturday night, December 6. And Jim Conrad, the archivist emeritus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, tells us about an open house at the Commerce Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with the local parade.
Roxton ISD superintendent Trevor Rogers says a new program in the Lamar County school district will pay for its students to earn up to 60 hours of college credit. Trevor guests on the Blacklands Cafe with Jon Gammon of the Roxton Progress newspaper.