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For the second time in as many months, the Commerce City Council tabled a measure that would establish a lien forgiveness program on properties within the city on Tuesday, and it looks as if the city will be starting from square one.

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Students, alumni and community members seeking a career are encouraged to put on their best, bring their resume and mingle with prospective employers at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Fall Career Fair and Graduate Expo early next month.

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made an announcement Tuesday evening that the House has opened an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government’s help in …

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Three inductees, plus one posthumous induction, were honored as new members of the Commerce Independent School District’s Hall of Honor at a special luncheon held Friday in Commerce.

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Two members of the Commerce High School Roaring Tiger Band are advancing to the next round of auditions after being selected to the All-Region Jazz Band by the Association of Texas Small School Bands last weekend.

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The third-annual “Commerce Strong” event, which was originally scheduled for the end of August, has been rescheduled and will take place this weekend, coinciding with tailgating festivities at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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UPDATE at 10:08 a.m. on 9/18/19 with more information: The Hunt County Office of Homeland Security released a statement Wednesday morning about the arrests of Chad and Paula Michele Tanner concerning the theft of funds from the Commerce E-Corps.

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Two educators, a community leader and a former professional athlete and coach will be inducted into Commerce ISD’s Hall of Honor during ceremonies on September 20. Honorees include Carolyn Brown Burt, Kristin Barker Hames, Medley Wilson and Wade Wilson. 

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An alumnus of Texas A&M University-Commerce was named as a “Rookie of the Year” by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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A resolution was passed to establish a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone to bolster affordable housing growth in the northeast part of town and a measure to implement a street improvement survey received much scrutiny at the regular meeting of the Commerce City Council Tuesday night.

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Some improvement was made and some regression was discovered when the annual A-F Accountability ratings were released by the Texas Education Agency last week.

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Karen Sue Vickery, age 75, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, formerly of Commerce, Texas, passed away on September 22, 2019, in Ironton, Missouri. She was born in August of 1944 in Cardwell, Missouri, to Herman and Ludean Clark and is survived by her husband of 51 years, James L. "Jim" Vicke…

Tommy Dale Stephenson, 73, formerly of Commerce, passed away 9/17/19. Tommy graduated from Commerce HS in 1964. Visitation is 9/21 at 1 p.m., funeral 9/21 at 2 p.m. at Commerce Funeral Home. Condolences and registry at www.commercefuneralhome.com.