Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, recently wrote an article for her local-history blog, "What If's and the Truth," pointing out that some historical "facts" aren't facts after all, such as the story that the first Hunt County court proceedings took place under a tree.
Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city council is considering the creation of "neighborhood empowerment zones" on the east side of the city that would encourage the renovation of homes and new home construction. This is in addition to the "opportunity zone" created by the 2017 federal tax law that provides tax incentives for business development in Commerce and many other rural communities.
Paul Voss, Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager, says the ribbon cutting for the remodeled Alliance Bank on Highway 24 in Commerce will be at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 18). A new building was practically built around the existing building. Paul also discusses a recent ribbon cutting for the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on Bishop Street in Commerce, and plans for the annual Bois D'Arc Car Show on Saturday, April 27.
Commerce Community Cares president Janis Stroope and Angela Roberts of the Commerce Food Pantry discuss how CCC provides funding for the Food Pantry. Commerce Community Cares is in the midst of its 2018-19 fund raising drive. Donations can be made at the Commerce Chamber of Commerce and via the CCC Facebook page.