Northeast Texas economist Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on a story that Texas has moved up to the ninth greatest economy in the world, comparing the state to countries. Texas moved ahead of Canada and South Korea, in the new report.
Blacklands Cafe. Northeast Texas economist Dr. Dale Funderburk is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, reminds us that February is "Heart Month," as presented by the American Heart Association. Heart disease remains the no. 1 health threat to Americans and is the no. 1 killer in the world. In honor of Heart Month, Friday (Feb. 5) is "Wear Red Day."
Derek Price, writer of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner, says he has lost 100 pounds thanks in part to a treadmill desk he installed in his office. It's similar to a "standing desk," but with a treadmill. He says he walks about eight miles a day while he does his work. Derek also discusses the trend of a very wide dashboard digital screens in new cars.
Sharline Freeman, the director of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce, says attendance will be limited at this year's "Daddy-Daughter Dance" because of the coronavirus. There will be two sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Derryle Peace and Sam Walker of the Texas A&M-Commerce Alumni Relations office, describe how they're staying in touch with alumni during the pandemic. One way is providing masks for A&M-Commerce teacher alumni at area schools. Alumni Relations will be present at the A&M-Commerce rodeo team's meet at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs today and Saturday (Jan. 29-30).