The Commerce Journal


  • University program looks to ‘break barriers’ for local farmers

    The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the Texas Agri-Life Extension Service and the Hopkins County Professional Agricultural Workers Association, is in the second year of a three year USDA grant that is funding a beginning farmer and rancher development program. The program, named Breaking Barriers, provides community-based workshops on agriculture and agribusiness, specifically for the Hispanic farming community of northeast Texas. Initially, the program focused on training Hispanic farmers on how to develop a business plan for farm operations in Hopkins County. The program’s focus is now shifting, according to project director and A&M-Commerce Associate Professor of Agricultural and Family Education Dr. Bob Williams.

    February 17, 2012

  • RGB_MSA2_2-1-12-1.jpg Thornton prepares to open up sports academy in Commerce

    New businesses continue to spring up in Commerce and the most recent, Monster Sports Academy, intends to provide both entertainment and traning to Commerce youth. Lance Thornton, who co-owns and manages the Academy, has taught baseball in Commerce for the past six years and saw the need for an indoor facility for both select teams and individuals simply looking for something to do in Commerce.

    February 3, 2012 1 Photo

  • CCC4.JPG College Corner Cafe provides a taste of Austin in small town Texas

    Step into the College Corner Cafe, a recently-opened restaurant located at Lee and Mayo Street, and the first thing you’ll notice is the music memorabilia. There are hundreds of pieces guitars, pictures, album covers and more- framed and hung on almost every square inch of space in the restaurant.

    January 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Lion'sDen4.JPG Developer looks to turn former hotel into student housing

    Change has been a constant in Commerce over the past year, and it looks like 2012 will begin the same way. A developer has purchased the old University Inn on Highway 25/50 and is transforming it into hospitility-based student housing facility with 60 rooms, a coffee house, restaurant, billiards room and more.

    December 27, 2011 1 Photo

  • Dodd3.jpg Dodd works wonders with steel and color

    When Jerry Dodd was told he had to take a sculpture class in order to graduate during his undergraduate work at Central Michigan, he didn’t have the best reaction. Little did he know that the class would change the direction of his career.

    December 20, 2011 1 Photo

  • Boys & Girls Club partners with GISD, Commerce community

    Change is in the air for Greenville after school programs, and the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas is participating in that change by collaborating with other community organizations to help give their members a more rewarding experience.

    November 23, 2011

  • DSC_0273.JPG Grazing Buffalo aims to please patrons with assortment of wings, barbecue, salad bar

    Commerce residents have a new sit-down option for lunch and dinner thanks to The Grazing Buffalo, the most recent in a slew of small businesses that have opened their doors in Commerce during the past few months. The Grazing Buffalo, which is owned and operated by Laura Eichelberger, sits on Park Street where Blackjacks Barbecue used to be.

    October 6, 2011 1 Photo

  • GCS group photo.JPG Cross country program off to strong start

    Greenville Christian School is best known for its high school six-man football team, which has been one of the most successful in the state over the past decade.

    September 19, 2011 1 Photo

  • Winning county pageant proves emotional for new titleholders

     The tears overflowed from the two young women who were named the 2010 titleholders at the conclusion of the county scholarship pageant late Sunday night at the Ram Rayburn Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.

    February 19, 2010

  • Coach Hall Volleyball coach battling cancer and opposing teams When you think of Commerce High School head volleyball coach Kelsey Hall, you think of someone young, healthy, having energy and the whole world ahead of him.

    August 8, 2008 1 Photo

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