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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss relates plans for the "Bois D' Arc Fourth of July" celebration Sunday night (June 30) at Centennial Park.  Paul says the chamber receives a major price reduction in the fireworks display by holding the event the weekend before July 4.  The event includes live music, children's activities and food.  KETR will broadcast from the event.  Admission is one can of food per individual to be donated to the Commerce Food Bank.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council received a report this week from Atmos Energy on the replacement of metal natural gas lines with more durable heavy plastic lines. The replacement of the lines will take several years, the mayor says.  Also, Mayor Williams says the City Council deadlocked on a proposal for adopting a digital system for assessing the city's streets, and so that proposal will not go forward as of now.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council has approved a contract to expand Centennial Park.  About 13 acres will be added to the north side of the 30 acre park, including a skate park and walking/jogging path. The cost will be about $150 thousand but the city received about half of that amount in grants, the mayor says.  Also, Wyman says the council passed a resolution of support for Lake Ralph Hall, to be built in Fannin County within 12 miles of Commerce, after receiving a report from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.