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Lions Dyani Robinson and Juliana Louis are among the student-athletes eyeing postseason success in 2021.
Lone Star Conference

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking to bring some excitement to a campus and a fan base that have had less to cheer about, at least in person, in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the 2019-2020 NCAA Division II sports season to an early end and has put a damper on the current 2020-21 season.

Morris Recreation Center, Facebook

Dan Semprini, director of fitness and wellness at the Morris Recreation Center at Texas A&M-Commerce, says teams of four are signing up to compete for prizes in "Fitober" during the month of October.  The deadline to register is Monday (Oct. 5).

Velma K. Waters Library and Charles S. Garvin Lake on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Both the library and lake were formerly named after past university president James Gilliam Gee, who served 1947-1966.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Two prominent features of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus have new names. The main library building and the small lake on the west side of campus, both previously named after former university president James Gilliam Gee, have been named in honor of two African-American students who played historic roles in the university’s desegregation. The change was announced on Aug. 21 after being approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Aug. 20.

Texas A&M-Commerce

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, relates plans for a Zoom town-hall meeting on "What Does It Mean Today to be Black in America" at 1 p.m. today (Monday, June 8).  Dr. Hendricks will moderate the discussion with A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students.  A&M-Commerce President Dr.

Cristy Boucher
TAMUC Photo

There was a time, not too very long ago, when outsiders were allowed to visit the 88.9 KETR studio complex. And since February of 2013, one of the first faces those visitors would see was that of administrative assistant Cristy Boucher, who retired on May 29, 2020.

Cristy came to 88.9 KETR after a well-established career in support of higher education. A proud Aggie originally from the town of College Station, TX, Cristy had accumlated professional stops at Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech, and most recently, Plymouth State University.

The NCAA has allowed Division II institutions to self-apply extension of eligibility waivers for student-athletes whose 2019-20 spring season was canceled, provided, among other things, that the student-athlete’s season was ultimately canceled for reasons related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The shooting at the small events center west of Greenville shocked Texas and the nation.
Mark Haslett

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday that officials were working "aggressively" to respond to a shooting in Greenville, Texas, that left two people dead. 

"Texas Rangers & Texas Dept. of Public Safety are working aggressively with local & federal officials to respond to the #TexasAMCommerce shooting," Abbott wrote using his personal Twitter account.

"Some misinformation will be clarified," he added without elaborating.

Empty bottles and discarded clothing littered the site of the Saturday night shooting the following morning.
Mark Haslett

Two men died and 12 more people were injured as a result of a shooting at a public party just west of Greenville late Saturday night. The lone suspect, currently identified only as male, remains at large, the Hunt County Sheriff's Office said.

Live radio in progress: North by Northeast from KETR discusses Latinx issues on the TAMUC campus.
Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce is trying to become a Hispanic Serving Institution, a federal statistical category for institutions of higher learning. We talk about what it means, why it matters to A&M-Commerce, and the university's progress toward the goal. 

Guests include Dr. Fred Fuentes and Gina Segura from the enrollment office, and undergraduates Naeyli Fuentes (no relation) and Brayan Dicante.

A&M Chancellor Calls for Vaping Ban Across Full System

Oct 2, 2019
The latest findings by the CDC indicate that 805 confirmed and probable patient cases of lung injury, as well as 12 deaths across 10 states, were associated with e-cigarette product use in the United States, as of Sept. 24.
NPR / NPR

On Tuesday, the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System issued a memorandum that called for the banning of smoking E-cigarettes, also known as “vaping” on all system campuses.

On the Campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce a mini golf course has sprung up across from the Math Building.
Charles Burriss / KETR

A mini golf course has sprung up across from the Math Building on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce thanks to the efforts of art students attending a summer course at the school. 

Scott Morgan / KETR News

On Tuesday night, members of the Texas A&M University-Commerce NAACP student chapter held their second expo of student-run businesses, Black Wall Street.

The event was named for the famed section of Tulsa, Okla., that served as a major hub of African-American business in the early part of the 20th century. Seventeen student businesses set up at tables in the Sam Rayburn Student Center – partly to do a little business and partly to raise awareness for businesses run by students of color on the Commerce campus.

Listen here to the full feature.