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Commerce ISD Teachers, Staff Receive $1,000 Holiday Stipend

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Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says all CISD teachers and staff received $1,000 holiday stipends from federal money designated to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The superintendent also says long-time CISD employees Joe Venable, CISD police chief, and Ladonna Smithers, director of personnel and communications, have retired.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.