The Texas Education Agency has issued "report cards" on all Texas schools. Commerce ISD assistant superintendent Charlie Alderman discusses the report cards, which show the Commerce schools all met standards with several distinctions.
Commerce ISD assistant superintendent Charlie Alderman is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber and the city have received the three new, electronic LED message boards that will be placed around the city as a means of keeping citizens informed about local events. And the Chamber website and the Chamber office in downtown Commerce are now featuring many fascinating historical photos of the city and its people.
The Executive Director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, has seen a 60 percent increase demand for food assistance compared to last year. Another United Way agency that can benefit from Christmas generosity is Little Libraries, which brings books to children who otherwise might not enjoy them.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the current campaign of demolishing substandard houses will be organized in regions, corresponding to the city's regular curbside pickup schedule for debris. And the mayor says a state/federal program will fund the construction of three new houses in Commerce.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller reports that the Cooper ISD board recently received a favorable report on state testing of Cooper High School students. Also, a new pictorial history of Cooper and Delta County, "Between the Sulphurs," is now available.