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Jasmine Baker, at left, has been covering the WNBA and the Wings since graduating from A&M-Commerce.
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In case you missed it, Nike, the WNBA and the Dallas Wings recently teamed up to made a pretty big mistake with a new alternate jersey. One of the first people to notice was Jasmine Baker, a DFW-area sports journalist who’s also a Texas A&M University-Commerce alumna. In this week’s North By Northeast, Baker is with us to discuss two topics – the story of the ill-fated jersey, and the intersection of social media and sports journalism.


Penny and Smooth keep the conversation flowing on The Dae Late Show.
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Podcast hosts O.G. Penny and E. Toosmooth of The Dae Late Show join us for today’s North By Northeast conversation. The Dae Late Show is a podcast that focuses mostly on issues relevant to young adults. We’ll hear an excerpt from the most recent episode, and hear from Smooth and Penny about how the program got started, and where they hope to take it next.

The new facilities will be built at 8750 North Central Expressway
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Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Mark Rudin discusses the university’s plans for a new site in Dallas at 8750 North Central Expressway, immediately north of Loop 12, during today’s North By Northeast.

Keturi DeLong is Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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There's more to chairtable giving to what you might think. In this week's North By Northeast, Texas A&M University-Commerce Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement Keturi DeLong describes the insider's perspective on philanthropy. We discuss the ethics of donor-centered fundraising, the relationship between human behavior, and an old lesson we learned as kids: It really is better to give than to receive.

Sarah Northam, foreground, and Adam Northam stopped by KETR's studios to talk about what's happening at the university library.
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The Velma K. Waters Library on the campus of  Texas A&M University-Commerce has remained open throughout the pandemic - though with some changes. The university's library provides resources and services for members of the general public as well as students, faculty and staff.

Lake Tawakoni is a reliable source for Commerce's water, but the pipeline between the lake and the city will be due for an upgrade in the coming years.
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The State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) provides low-interest loans and grants for communities to improve water infrastructure. But in order for a municipality to be eligible for such funds, that city must participate in the Texas Water Development Board’s planning process.

Commerce streets were weighed in the balance and found wanting, according to a 2020 survey.
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In the first of two conversations about City of Commerce roads on KETR's North By Northeast series, city manager Howdy Lisenbee discusses a 2020 street assessment, the criteria used in deciding which streets will get repaired first, and the options cities have for servicing rough roads.

Lisenbee is scheduled to return to the program on Feb. 2 to discuss what specific actions the city plans to take this year regarding road repair.

Rebecca Jowers, left, and Stephanie Dillon of the Pioema Foundation work to further the organizations mission of helping victims, increasing awareness, and fighting the scourge of human trafficking.
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Texas ranks second in the nation in reported cases of human trafficking. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone, this criminal industry is estimated to generate almost a hundred million dollars annually through the sale of forced labor. Many of the victims are minors forced into sexual service.

The "Reimagine Commerce" plan includes changes for the city's downtown.
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This is North by Northeast, conversations that matter to Northeast Texas. On today's episode we discuss Reimagine Commerce. It’s an ambitious proposal designed to make Commerce a better place to live and work. Much of the plan involves a redesign of some of the town’s thoroughfares and that part has inspired some opposition as well as support.

I-30 Eastbound Traffic to be Detoured Sunday Near Mt. Vernon
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Interstate 30 between Rockwall and Greenville will be in a state of transition more or less indefinitely, although not continuously. The highway is being widened to improve carrying capacity and safety.

Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas
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Perhaps more than any figure, Sam Houston personifies the spirit of Texas: Brave, ambitious, generous, unpredictable, prone to excess, humorous and sometimes violent. Texas State Historian Bill O'Neal, an East Texas State University alumnus, has written "Sam Houston: A Study in Leadership," a new work which will be premiered during a free public event on March 2 at Universities Center Dallas.

Senior guard Anthony Adams is averaging 13 points per game for the Lions.
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Don't be fooled by the fact that the Lions aren't at the top of the Lone Star Conference. The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team, which won the LSC tournament last season, are among the six teams considered to be legitimate contenders for this year's conference crown. 

Artaejah Gay and the Lions have returned to winning ways during the 2015-16 season.
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With last Saturday's victory over Eastern New Mexico, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team assured itself of its first winning season since 2009. KETR's play-by-play announcer Charlie Chitwood discusses this year's Lions in advance of next week's Lone Star Conference tournament.

Crowning the Center Point Queen: Center Point, in Camp County, began as a Freedmen's community following the Civil War. In 1899, G.W. Goulsby opened a one-room school, the first in the settlement. In 1916 a new five-room school was built.
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For years, documents vital to the history of African-Americans in Northeast Texas gathered dust in storage or were known only to a few people. The African-American History Collection, part of the Northeast Texas Digital Collections at Texas A&M University-Commerce, provides an online archive that allows people around the world to see historic photographs, peruse school yearbooks, read church publications and hear oral histories.