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  • Knight named Commerce Rotarian of the Year

    88.9 KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight has strong ties to the Commerce area. A Wolfe City High School and Texas A&M University-Commerce graduate, Knight returned to Commerce after stints at radio stations in Dallas, Jacksboro, Okla., Woodworth and Fort Worth to work for the same radio station he interned for in college.

    July 13, 2012

  • RGB_article_picture_6-27-12.jpg Journalism student gaining experience in nation’s capital

    Most Texas A&M University-Commerce students are spending their summer relaxing poolside and enjoying their time off, but senior journalism major Keyania Campbell is spending her summer in Washington D.C. doing marketing communications for Kirov Academy of Ballet.

    July 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • New Ridgecrest pastor to focus on discipleship

    Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s pastor R.J. Nanny may be young, but his ministry philosophy relies on tried and true concepts.
    “The direction I wanted to take them was getting out of a Bible study mentality and focuses on discipleship,” he said. “Bible study is where you sit and collect data, discipleship is where I teach you to follow Jesus and then train you to teach others.”

    June 23, 2012

  • RGB_IMG_0750_5-23-12.jpg Local World War II vet reflects on service under Patton

    Robert Smith was watching a movie with his wife, Madeline, when they got the news that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.
    “We were in Philadelphia, New York, watching a picture when we found out,” he said. “We thought it was a joke, you know. So we walked outside and sure enough, we had been hit.”

    May 26, 2012 1 Photo

  • RGB_IMG_4721_2_5-8-12.jpg Extensive renovation project a labor of love

    In today’s age of instant gratification, it is not often that an individual spends three years on a single project to make sure it is done correctly. But that’s exactly what Jeff Krzypkowski did as completed his master’s degree in school psychology at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

    May 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Scroggin to retire after 37 years of service at high school

    Commerce High School will say goodbye to long time educator Steven Scroggin at the end of this school year. For 37 years, Scroggin taught senior-level government and economics, both regular and AP levels, and enjoyed his time at CHS.

    May 5, 2012

  • Commerce Emergency Corps acquire new building, offer same services

    The Commerce Emergency Corps (E-Corps) has served the citizens of Commerce and Hunt County as first responders for more than four decades, dating back to their foundation in 1958. For the first time they have acquired a building in downtown Commerce to serve as a central hub for responding to emergency calls.

    April 20, 2012

  • RGB_Cortez_Crosby_2012_Football_4-10-12.jpg Pulling his own weight

    Commerce High School junior Cortez Crosby is an intimidating figure at first glance. A powerful athlete who both anchors the Tiger’s defensive line and leads their powerlifting squad, he is a mass of muscle and brawn who routinely outlifted heavier competitors from larger schools this spring.

    April 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • RGB_IMG_0550_3-21-12.jpg Students take over airwaves

    While 88.9 KETR has a variety of both locally produced and nationally syndicated programing, one of their most unique shows has a distinctively student-centered approach. Lions After Dark, a late night program run and hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce students, has established itself as a KETR staple. Hosted by Gaby Estrada, Jasmine Trejo and Chris Mangual, Lions After Dark centers around Top 40 radio singles and interviews with students and local organizations.

    March 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • IMG_0478.JPG Local couple creates ‘A Space’ for artists, students on square

    The square in downtown Commerce recently got a little more colorful, thanks to “A Space,” an art gallery that is the brainchild of Ashley and Paul Bryan. With a new exhibit every month and a variety of workshops and meetings planned, A Space will provide Commerce with an artistic rendezvous.

    March 20, 2012 1 Photo

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