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A Thief in the Night

A Thief in the Night

Joseph Alderman
February 2, 2015
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Commerce residents were shaken earlier this month by an attempted robbery that resulted in the shooting death of Commerce resident Corey Dominic Heath at the Lamplight Lodge apartments, just one block from campus. Commerce police are still looking for another individual involved in the incident, who...

Free Roomin’: President Jones planning to offer free housing for the Summer semester

Free Roomin’: President Jones planning to offer free housing for the Summer semester

Joseph Alderman, Campus Editor
November 13, 2014
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While many may lament the lack of a break, administrators are hoping to lure more students to take summer classes with the potential for free housing and an expanded catalogue of courses. Announced last week by Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University - Commerce, the university is looking...

Record voting numbers boost rec center referendum to approval

Record voting numbers boost rec center referendum to approval

Andrew Burnes, Editor
November 13, 2014
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After weeks of heavy advertisement, the referendum to decide whether to raise student fees for Morris Recreation Center in order to expand and ad various new amenities to the center passed by a more than 20 percent margin. Over the course of the three-day voting period last week, 2.050 students voted...

University to host first annual benefit Pow Wow

Amanda Heflin, Writer
November 5, 2014
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Texas A&M University-Commerce’s first Pow Wow is scheduled Nov. 8 with the Cheyenne Nation, Muscogee Creek, Cherokee and other tribes participating. Terryl Bratek had the idea of developing the local event after the 2013 Caddo dedication on campus. “After the Caddo dedication it was like...

University takes precautions against debilitating disease

Andrew Burnes, Editor
October 22, 2014
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Texas A&M University-Commerce has begun taking precautions and advising students to do the same as Ebola, a debilitating, deadly disease claiming the lives of thousands in Africa, has crossed over to Dallas, already claiming the life of a doctor who had previously treated the infected. Preventative...

A&M-Commerce grad students earn statewide honor

A&M-Commerce grad students earn statewide honor

Amanda Heflin, Writer
October 22, 2014
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Wesley Adams and Chance Brown, both graduate students of the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Science and Engineering, were two of twenty winners of the NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Fellowship Awards for the 2014-2015 year, a $5,000 grant was awarded to them for their contributions...

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

Andrew Burnes, Editor
October 8, 2014
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Pot. Weed. Reefer. Cannabis. Mary Jane. The sweet Medicinal. Marijuana. Almost everyone has been affected by it in one way or another. Absolutely everyone has an opinion on it. How widespread is it? What are the health dangers? Should we be cracking down, or should we legalize and tax it? The debate...

Academic testing center has an uncertain future

Julia Carpio
September 26, 2014
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The Academic Testing Center is where many students go to take make-up exams or test retakes. However, that could change due to a lack of funding that occurred this August. The testing center opened its doors in the summer of 2012. Sponsored by a grant that Dr. Pamela Webster received, a director was...

Arrests made on Monday, September 22

September 24, 2014
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Two Commerce men have been arrested in connections with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014 On Monday, September 22, 2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached...

Commerce Police Department investigates robbery

September 22, 2014
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COMMERCE POLICE INVESTIGATING KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY CASE        COMMERCE — A Commerce resident reported being robbed early Friday morning. In the early morning hours of Friday, September 19, 2014, the Commerce Police Department received a report from a Commerce resident that said he was robb...

Road construction hits pothole

Road construction hits pothole

Andrew Burnes, Editor
September 15, 2014
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The three year project involving the construction of new roads and renovation of the water pipes under the roads around the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus has hit a snag. As construction has progressed since the project’s beginning in late 2012, Lee Street and the northern section of Monroe...

University enrollment continues to grow

Patricia Dillon, Editor / Web Master
September 15, 2014
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce has increased its enrollment to an all time high. According to Dr. Mary Hendrix, Vice President for Student Access and Success, “There was a deliberate focus by all members of the university community to increase enrollment this fall.” Incoming freshmen have...

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