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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential  trial  in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House.

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UPDATE: Students at Students at Texas A&M University-Commerce are being told to shelter in place as a result of an incident at Pride Rock.

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13 is a lucky number for some folks as the list of honorees was recently announced for the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards in Commerce.

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The biggest moment in the history of the fledgling robotics program at Commerce High School came late last month as the robotics team won a major competition, and in doing so qualified for the national championship.

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Commerce merchants provided the city with an early Christmas present, reporting a huge boost in sales tax rebate revenues to end the current fiscal year, according to a report released by the Texas Comptroller’s office.

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The Commerce High School cheerleading squad continued its winning ways with a division victory at the National Cheerleaders Association State of Texas competition, as well as receiving an overall award.

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A report was given detailing the “Superior” rating given to the Commerce Independent School District for its financial reporting during the district’s December Board of Trustees Meeting held Monday night.

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More than a dozen band students from both Commerce High School and Commerce Middle School will be performing as part of their respective All-Region Bands, with 12 of those from the high school advancing to the next round of auditions.

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Police are searching for three suspects involved in a shooting that sent one person to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday night in Commerce.

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This article was updated on 12/17/19 to correct an error regarding the use of menorahs during Hanukkah. Originally, it was stated that the traditional seven-branch menorah was used for the holiday, but in fact an eight-branch version is used instead. We regret the error.

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With the calendar turning over to December, Commerce is becoming a busy place in preparation of the holiday season.

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Avid runners or those just wanting a place for their dogs to play and socialized are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the second annual Christmas Doggie Dash 5K being held in Commerce.

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The Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees authorized a memorandum of understanding with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Psychology Department to provide low-cost counseling services to students at its regular November meeting Monday.

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The University Police Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce wrapped up a canned food drive on Friday, where donations could mean a citation is taken off of the books.

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A former Hunt County resident, wounded two years ago during a hold-up and officer-involved shooting at a local  business, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of capital murder in Tarrant County.

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An annual holiday tradition returns to First United Methodist Church-Commerce as the “Merry Marketplace for Missions” and lunch is scheduled for next month.

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The Commerce High School Cheerleading squad took home some hardware from the Universal Cheerleaders Association North Texas Regional Competition last weekend.

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Fair Oaks, California - Danny "Dan" Bert Hudgins, 89, of Fair Oaks, California, passed away December 24, 2019, of natural causes. He was born in Commerce, Texas on January 26, 1930 to Jones Marion and Ellie Hudgins. He married Dorothy Reed on December 10, 1948; they were married for 59 years…

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…

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