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Dick Latson and Dr. LaVelle Hendricks. board members of Commerce Community Cares, discuss the charitable group's annual kickoff event at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Ben E. Keith building in Commerce.  CCC has achieved it's goal of $27,000 for the 2018-19 year and has set the same goal for 2019-20.  The organization provides funding to 12 Commerce non-profit organizations.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, has received the D. Frank Davis Professional and Community Outreach Award in Addiction Counseling from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.  September is Recovery Month and at 7 p.m.

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says he's participating in the planning for a program to promote civility at the University, at the behest of A&M-Commerce president Dr. Mark Rudin. Dr. Hendricks is also planning an event for Saturday, August 31 to promote good relations between the Commerce Police and students

 

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, recently led a group of students on a trip to Mexico in which they learned about how the country treats and punishes those who violate its drug laws.  And Dr. Hendricks also will lead students on his regular tour of the historical sites from the civil-rights movement in the South during the 1960s.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, relates plans for the third annual Dr. Dan Jones 5-K Fun Run and Walk, which begins at 8 a.m. Saturday (April 27) in front of the Ferguson Social Sciences Building.  Dr. Jones, the late president of A&M-Commerce, was an avid runner  Dr. Hendricks says proceeds from the run will be used for a memorial to Dr. Jones.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, discusses events honoring the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (January 21) at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce, and at 7 p.m. Monday at the Morning Chapel Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.  A parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Greenville.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce and a member of the Commerce school board, is leading "Operation Sweet Treats" December 17-22 in Commerce.  Dr. Hendricks and other community leaders will be riding with Commerce police and handing out candy to children and teens they encounter on the street, in order to show them that the police are their friends and are not to be feared.

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks and other university officials recently visited Romania to study the drug rehabilitation system there and to lay the groundwork for a formal relationship between the University and the eastern European nation. October is "Red Ribbon Month," which is dedicated to drug-abuse prevention, and Dr.

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This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with assistant cross country coach Luke Scribner about the team's first meet being cancelled by weather, and looking forward to their first road meet this weekend. Manck also chats with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's tough start to conference play against quality opponents, and their matchups to start their home schedule, as well as head football coach Colby Carthel about the team's road win over William Jewell.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, recently took a group of students to Mexico to study the Mexican system of dealing with illegal drugs. Despite the notorious drug gangs in Mexico, Dr. Hendicks says Mexican laws against use of illegal drugs are much tougher than American laws, and Mexico does not provide government-funded rehabilitation programs.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, comments on an article, "Five Ways to Keep Your Teenager From Drug Abuse."

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses plans for Black History Month during February.  Among the activities is an essay-writing contest for Commerce ISD students.  On Saturday, February 24, the Ivory Moore-David Talbot Distinguished Leaders will feature an address by State Rep. Dan Flynn. 

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling, relates plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at 2:30 Sunday at Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce, and at 7 p.m.

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, is one of the organizers of the "Commerce Strong" event at 10 a.m. Saturday (September 9) on the square in downtown Commerce.  It's designed to promote racial reconciliation and unity following a highly publicized incident over the summer involving an A&M-Commerce student and the Commerce Chief of Police at that time.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce and a member of the Commerce school board, relates plans for "Commerce Strong" at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9 in downtown Commerce.  He describes it as "an event for reconciliation and healing" following the recent incident involving former Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews, a female African-American A&M-Commerce student and others.

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On today's Blacklands Cafe, outtakes with three of our regulars, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor, discussing the somewhat mixed reaction to the entry of the U.S. into World War I, 100 years ago; Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of business Dr. Dale Funderburk, commenting on the importance of transportation to the ranking of Texas as the no.1 state for business by CEO magazine; and A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr.

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks is leading a group of A&M-Commerce students on a retreat to Hacienda Santa Clara Study and Research Center near San Miguel, Mexico, a facility affiliated with Texas A&M.  While there, the students will study the drug laws and drug-abuse treatment policies of Mexico.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, chairman of the Hunt and Hopkins County African-American Leadership Conference, discusses Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events Sunday and Monday (January 15-16) in Commerce and Sulphur Springs.  The Commerce observance will be at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  The Sulphur Springs event will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce, recently led a group of students to India, where Dr. Hendricks advised Indian officials on synthetic marijuana, which has been called K-2, among other nicknames.  Dr. Hendricks says K-2 remains extremely dangerous, and laws against selling and possessing the drug have become much stricter in recent years.

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A close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will speak at Texas A&M University-Commerce at 7 p.m. Thursday evening (September 8).  Dr. Robert Green is a retired faculty member at Michigan State University, and headed up the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's educational foundation under King.  Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at A&M-Commerce, says Green still advocates King's non-violent approach for bringing about change.

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks relates the story of taking a group of students to Costa Rica to learn about the treatment of drug abuse there.

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce and a leader in the Hunt-Hopkins African-American Leadership Conference, discusses the recent conflict between African-Americans and police.  Dr. Hendricks says more personal interaction of police with members of minority communities is the key to building trust and ending the violence.

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and Commerce school board member Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says the board had 31 applications for the Commerce ISD superintendent's job, as of the week of June 6.  The review of the applications will begin Monday, June 20.  Blake Cooper recently retired as superintendent. 

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce, discusses the the Dr. Max Plata-Remundo Santibanez Hispanic Education Consortium that meets at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, April 28).  The conference is named for A&M-Commerce professor Plata and custodian Santabenz,  three of whose children have graduated from A&M-Commerce.  The program honors 125 Hispanic educators from Northeast Texas.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks recently received a grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare that provides funding for a "quit smoking" support group that meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays in Room 120 of Binnion Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus.  All members of the community are welcome to attend.

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Commerce ISD board member LaVelle Hendricks says the school district will offer voluntary Saturday sessions for children in grades 1-6.  The sessions two Saturdays per month will offer tutoring for children wanting to improve their skills.  Parents and students are invited to a meeting on the Saturday school session at 9 a.m. Saturday (February 27) at A.C. Williams Elementary School.

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The fourth annual Dan and Jalinna Jones Educational Awards will be presented to about 150 children from area schools at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  The awards are named in honor of A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and his wife Jalinna.  Dr. Jones and Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling, are the guests on this edition of the Blacklands Cafe.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling with Texas A&M University-Commerce, says Martin Luther King, Junior Day observances are planned for Sunday, January 17 in Commerce and Monday, January 18 in Sulphur Springs, sponsored by the Hunt and Hopkins County African-American Leadership Conference.  Observances in Greenville, including a downtown 5-K run and a parade, are planned for Saturday, January 16th.

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