The Commerce Journal

Local News

December 22, 2013

Mt. Moriah Church to host The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Celebration

COMMERCE — Congratulations.  Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”    It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as a recipient for an award during the 2014 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration. (Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014) Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 202 Champion Lane,  Commerce, TX,  2:30 PM.  This award is given to those who demonstrate Dr. King’s legacy of raising public consciousness to social justices, securing progress on civil rights, and loving and serving humanity.  This award commemorates your voice on social issues, outstanding achievements, personal standard of spiritual excellence, and community involvement.  Like Dr. King, you seek justice and total equality for everyone.  

Spiritual Award- Evelyn and Mitchell Scott

Political Award- Emma Martin

Education-David Welch  

Medical- Brian Weber

Spirit of Service- Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Choice of Excellence-  Robin Alexander

Faithfulness- Charmaine Cherry

Business- 3D Car Wash

Encouragement-Billy and Charlene Crosby  

Spirit of Honor and Dignity---Linda and Wendell Edwards

Kings Kids- Anthony Henry, II

First Responders—Tracy Lunsford and Commerce Department of Public Works

Law Enforcement- Alex Swarez

Spirit of Commitment- Desiree Jefferson

MLK Scholars:  (Commerce ISD) – Shelby Patterson, Isaiah  Martinez, Lancy Davidson, Bach Tran

Spirit of Fellowship--- Rick Miller

Social Change-  Dr. Bob Johnson

Legacy of the King-  Willie Blow

Pastor of the Year- Joel Shelton

MLK Fine Arts Person of the Year:  Karri Anderson

Church of the Year- First Baptist Church of Commerce

Spirit of Dedication- “Ricky Harris

Family of the Year- John and Faye Adair of Commerce

Evangelism- Billy Hall

Employer of the Year- Chase Bank of Commerce

Visionary Award- Derria Rodgers

Loyalty---Harry Turner

MLK Humanitarian Award-  Rolonda Henry

MLK Media- Joseph Hamrick

MLK Man of the Year-  Coach Colby Cartel

MLK Woman of the Year- Veronica Reed

MLK  Citizen of the Year--- Tony Henry

MLK People of the Year-  Ezekiel Wilson, Joey Waters, Kathy Wilson

MLK County Award:-- Judge Andrew Bench

Promise Land Award-   John Biggerstaff

Spirit of  Valor  - Dr. Joseph  Webber

MLK  Volunteer Persons of the Year- Kevin Waldroup and Steve Taylor

MLK Achievement Award---  Larry Hale

MLK  Employees of the Year--- Almonia “Mona” Beachman, Larry Lucky, Jessica Jackson

MLK  Life Time Achievement Award:  Opal Pannell and Emma Martin

Text Only
Local News
  • 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.

    July 20, 2014

  • Muralupdate1.jpg 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.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 19, 2014

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • Dan_Flynn.jpg 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.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gomery 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.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 14, 2014

  • g258000000000000000c4985ae14aba1b54c02044ccfe867384c3b14f48.jpg 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.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet new pastor Dr. Gregory Neal, enjoy FUMC Commerce ‘Jeopardy’

    “What is a fun way to meet the new pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce?”

    July 11, 2014

  • Hospital to open next spring

    Hospital officials and local politicians were in Commerce last week to mark the ground breaking of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce, an approximately $5 million facility that will be located on Highway 24 between Whitley Residence Hall and the President’s House.

    July 9, 2014

Featured Ads

Poll

How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Must Read
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide