COMMERCE — The Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation presented grant awards totaling over $29,000 to Commerce ISD teachers. The Foundation Board was recognized by the CISD Board of Trustees at their November meeting for their commitment and dedication to the students of CISD as evidenced by the nine projects funded this year. Students in fourth grade will again visit the state capital, second graders will go to the Dallas World Aquarium, first graders will visit the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler and third graders will go the Heard Natural Science Museum in McKinney. A writing camp will again be held for seventh graders. An ActivTable, an interactive computer display table, will be purchased for Commerce Elementary School. Apps will be purchased for CES ipads and Georgia O’Keefe’s art will be studied in depth. Commerce High School will be able to purchase a new mobile sound system.
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Enrollment varies slightly
Texas A&M University-Commerce saw an increase in overall students between the Fall 2012 and Fall 2013 semester, but a drop in certified enrollment, the number of students that the state provides funding for.
El Charro continues Commerce legacy, with new generation twist
It may be in a new location, but long-time Commerce residents should have a sense of deja vu when they walk into El Charro: The Next Generation, located on Lee Street.
Terrell escapee arrested in Commerce earlier this year
A Seagoville man who escaped state custody Saturday afternoon is still on the loose after eluding authorities Tuesday morning.
Faculty, staff recognized for research endeavors
In November the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Texas A&M University-Commerce held its inaugural Excellence in Research and Sponsored Programs Awards in the conference rooms of the Rayburn Student Center.
Small Business Saturday around the corner
There are many iconic item associated with Thanksgiving: turkey, football and afternoon naps. Recently, shopping holidays like Cyber Monday and Black Friday have sprung up around the holiday as people prepare for the Christmas shopping season.
Guilty plea, sentence in Commerce inmate escape
A local man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of escaping from the Commerce Police Department.
Santa coming to Children’s Museum
Santa is coming to northeast Texas, making an early stop for the Brunch with Santa Event at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.
Christmas production announced at theatre
“A Candle in the Window,” written by L. Don Schwartz, will open Dec. 6 at The Talent Box, 244 North Fourth Street in Wills Point.
Library still needed, even in a digital age
The Commerce Public Library has an “open door policy.”
But in this case – to resurrect an old advertising slogan – simply keeping the door open is “Job One.” And that has not always been an easy task.
Kiwanis Club continues caring for ‘Lil’ Angels’
Approximately 500 children in the Commerce Independent School District will receive Christmas presents this year, thanks to the Commerce Kiwanis Club’s annual Lil’ Angels toy drive.
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