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Our personal technology commentator Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on recent developments related to Apple's new iPhone and the FCC decision to rescind "net neutrality."

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Our personal technology commentator, Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on a Forbe's article, "Seven Technology Trends that Will Dominate 2018." Among these is the rise of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives.

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says the Silver Leos writers group at Texas A&M-Commerce has published a new collection of stories written by the group, "Storytellers Road."  The book can be purchased by contacting Sharon or Silver Leos member Vivian Freeman.  Sharon also discusses the lavishly illustrated Christmas book

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It took a devastating storm to level Puerto Rico in September for a surprising number of people here in Northeast Texas to learn that the island is a U.S. territory.

The Oak Ridge Boys at Texas A&M University-Commerce (Left to Right) Joe Bonsall, ETSU Alumni Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban.
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Texas A&M University Commerce hosted the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys for the Distinguished Alumni Ceremony recognizing 1966 graduate Duane Allen.  KETR's Notably Texan was on hand for the opportunity to speak with the music icon.

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says Hopkins County native Colleen Hoover will host a book signing for her new novel, "Without Merit," at 1 p.m. Saturday at the

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Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, was asked to conduct a survey of historical buildings and sites in Commerce, particularly along Live Oak and Maple Streets, in connection with the revitalization project that has recently started.  She started her survey at Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium, which is a monument to 78 East Texas State Normal College students who lost their lives in World War II.

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The City of Commerce along with the assistance of Texas A&M University-Commerce recently tested mosquitoes for various diseases by collecting and sending samples to the Department of State Health Services for analysis.  On July 28th, 2017 Emergency Management Officials were notified of a positive test for the West Nile Virus. The location of the positive test was near the City Park on Pecan Street.

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, reflects on "The Signature of All Things," a novel by "Eat, Pray, Love" novelist Elizabeth Gilbert.  Sharon says her interpretation of the underlying theme of the book is that, despite whatever professional success each person may have, personal relationships are the essence of life.

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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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Jeremy Gamez, our personal technology commentator and business technical analyst for the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on an article "Death of the Smart Phone and the Birth of the Next Big Thing."  The author of the ZD Net article says the smart phone has peaked in terms of sales and profits, and so technology companies are looking for the "next big thing."  He thinks that will be some type of "smart glasses," despite the fact that Google Glass fizzled.

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Dr. Michael Groth, and Dr. Dan Jones visiting at the A&M-Commerce Heritage House.
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In memory of A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones, who passed away April 29th last year, Notably Texan visited with Jones family friend and former college schoolmate Dr. Michael Groth who recalled memorable times and some of Dan's favorite music.

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Jim Anderson, Texas A&M-Commerce theater professor, will direct "Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming," at 8 p.m. Tuesday night (April 25) through 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in the University Playhouse.  It's set in the period immediately after World War II and features many gospel songs.  Cumby singer-songwriter Lou Ann Price plays a major role.

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A referendum that proposed an increase to the intercollegiate athletic fee for Texas A&M University-Commerce students has passed.

2,095 students submitted a vote on the measure. 408 students voted in opposition; 1,687 voted in favor.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is holding a student referendum today that will determine the fate of a proposed fee increase.
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A look at today's student referendum at Texas A&M University-Commerce:

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Scott Cason, chief marketing officer of Texas A&M University-Commerce, relates plans for the "Our Century as Lions" observance that takes place today (Friday, March 10) on the campus.  It observes the day in 1917 when East Texas Normal College became a state institution.  A telegram sent to President and founder Dr. William Mayo arrived 20 minutes after Dr. Mayo had died of a heart attack.   The event begins at 8:30 with a reception on the lawn of the Heritage House, the home of president Dr. Ray Keck and his wife Patricia.

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Friday, March 10th, 2017, will mark nearly one hundred years since a telegram arrived in Commerce indicating that the Texas legislature had voted to purchase the town's college from it's founder, William L. Mayo. (The date was March 14, 1917.)

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Texas A&M University-Commerce music student Malik Heard will be performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Finney Concert Hall on campus. Heard received national attention as a finalist on the television program "The Voice."

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says citizen groups that have recently been brainstorming ideas for the city of Commerce, Commerce ISD and Texas A&M-Commerce will make reports  at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 7 in the Rayburn Student Center at A&M-Commerce.  Also, the mayor discusses the activation of the new pedestrian stop lights on Highway 24 and Culver Street, allowing A&M-Commerce students to cross more safely.

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Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst for the Texas A&M University-Commerce provost's office, and our personal technology commentator, comments on a New York Times article, "Tech Resolutions for 2017."  To help you keep up with your many passwords, there are some apps, LastPass and 1Password.  It's recommended that if you haven't upgraded your wi-fi router in three years, it's probably time to do so.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the state of Texas is installing stop lights at the Highway 24 and Culver Street student crossings.  Students will be able to push a button, and a light will turn red, stopping traffic while the student crosses.  The mayor also discusses recent planning meetings involving the Commerce ISD, Texas A&M University-Commerce and the city, and progress on the proposed faculty housing development in the neighborhood south of the campus.

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Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst for the Texas A&M University-Commerce provost's office and our technology commentator, reflects on the use of IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology as an instructor in a Georgia Tech classroom.  Students did not realize one of their instructors in an online class was, in fact, Watson.

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Vanderbilt University legal scholar Edward Rubin spoke at Texas A&M University-Commerce in November as part of the Sam Rayburn Speaker Series hosted by the Office of the President at A&M-Commerce. During his visit, Rubin stopped by KETR to discuss his new book, "Soul, Self and Society," with KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray discusses the NCAA Division II football playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Colorado Mesa.  It's the first time a playoff game has been played at Memorial Stadium since the East Texas State Lions defeated Grand Valley State 36-15 in 1991.  Tim also reflects on the A&M-Commerce soccer team, which will travel to Colorado School of Mines for an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Friday.

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Sarah Hobbs is living her dream. From humble beginnings in Jefferson, to attending college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, she's now making a name for herself as a strong voiced, independent Texas singer and songwriter.

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After a nearly three-hour lightning delay before the game even began, the no. 8 Texas A&M University – Commerce football team headed home from Odessa late Saturday night/early Sunday morning with a 58-21 win over UT Permian Basin in a game that was called after three quarters. At 12:30 Sunday morning, as the teams lined up to pick up play late in the third quarter, the game headed for another weather delay. After some deliberation, the teams, the referees, and the Lone Star Conference agreed to end the game with what ended up being the final score.

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Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M University-Commerce provost's office, will be our commentator on new technology for the Blacklands Cafe.  In this program, we discuss the emergence of robots as a substitute for humans in the workforce.  One report says robots will take up six percent of the jobs in the U.S. by 2021.

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Hunt County Historical Commission Chairman Carol Taylor relates the story of Etta Booth Mayo, the wife of Texas A&M University-Commerce founder Professor William L. Mayo, who in 1916 led her two daughters and a group of Boy Scouts on a hike from Commerce to Greenville, then Wylie, and on to Dallas and back.

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After a heartbreaking loss last week, the no. 9 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team picked up a critical rebound win on the road 38-24 over Western New Mexico University.

The Lions (6-1, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) had struggles with the Mustangs (2-5, 2-4 LSC) throughout the entire game, but were able to seal the win with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Luis Perez to Richard Cooper with 2:48 left.

Jason Osei prepares for his evening on-air shift at KETR.
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On any given day you can find Texas A&M University-Commerce senior offensive lineman Jason Osei with his trademark smile and 6’5”, 300-lb frame limping around campus. A native of London, England, Osei keeps his social media followers nothing short of entertained, whether he’s teaching his Texas friends and classmates about his hometown lingo like “dench” or joking around with teammates around Commerce.

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