The Commerce Journal


  • Indoor arena set to be completed this year

    As manager of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Animal Science Educational Farm, Chris Ellason has a lot on his plate.

    September 5, 2012

  • Neverblu hits mark with ‘Joshua’ release

    It takes some guts to put out an alt. rock album these days. The genre is more closely associated with the inauthentic machismo of Nickelback than well-crafted, thought-provoking music. But that’s exactly the kind of record Dallas-based Neverblu created with their most recent release “Joshua.”

    August 27, 2012

  • Tiger Sharks Commerce Tiger Sharks compete at regional, state meets

    The Commerce Tiger Sharks swim team of the Texas Amateur Athletic League trained hard throughout the summer and two swimmers competed at the Games of Texas Swimming Championship this last weekend.

    August 2, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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

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