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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Downtown building to receive face-lift
A downtown Commerce building is getting a face-lift.
Animals seized from Frank Barchard Memorial Shelter
The Texas SPCA and Hunt County Constable Terry Jones removed approximately 200 animals from the Frank Barchard Memorial Shelter in Wolfe City Wednesday morning, alleging poor housing conditions, sick animals and contaminated water.
A&M-Commerce announces guaranteed tuition plan
Texas A&M University-Commerce will roll out a new guaranteed tuition plan called [in]tuition beginning in the fall semester of 2014. [in]tuition guarantees all students a set rate on tuition and mandatory fees for two or four years, depending on their classification.
Organizations come together to beautify Commerce
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Texas A&M University-Commerce and the City of Commerce have partnered to bring a new “Vintage” mural to Commerce, highlighting the city’s and iconic brand’s longstanding relationship and heritage.
Canadian tour bus accident leaves one dead, 50 injured
A teenage girl died and more than 50 people were injured when a Canadian tour bus skidded off Interstate 87, broke through a median guard rail and rolled on its side down a steep embankment in northeastern New York.
Council approves members, passes glass bottle ordinance
The Commerce Parks and Recreation Board is now fully staffed, following the approval of three members by the Commerce City Council.
State lawmaker intends to re-file 10 Commandments legislation
The Texas Department of Transportation initiated a fierce debate earlier this year after informing a Texas woman that she could no longer display a sign featuring the 10 Commandments.
Michigan ex-prosecutor arrested in murder-for-hire plot
A former Michigan prosecutor was charged Monday with soliciting a hitman to murder the attorney who represented a business partner in a contentious fraud and malpractice lawsuit over the ownership of a golf course.
School tax rate increases
Low property values and a decrease in enrollment caused a slight tax increase for Commerce Independent School District, according to Finance Director John Walker.
Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death
Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of an Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.
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