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Memorial Stadium’s “visitors side” gets a new lease on life

Memorial Stadium’s “visitors side” gets a new lease on life

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
July 12
Filed under News, Sports

After two back-to-back seasons in which the Lion Football team won the Lone Star Conference championship (the second of which continued into the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs), Texas A&M University-Commerce Director of Athletics Tim McMurray and his marketing communications team are...

The effective date of Campus Carry still looms…but with these restrictions

The effective date of Campus Carry still looms…but with these restrictions

June 20
Filed under News

Gun-Free Zones LTC (License to Carry) holders will still be prohibited from carrying concealed handguns on the following on-campus locations when “Campus Carry” (Texas Senate Bill 11) goes into effect Aug. 1, 2016. Campus Counseling Center, Room 204 inside the Halladay Student Services Buildin...

Ray Keck won’t “act like an interim” this 2016-2017 academic year

Ray Keck won’t “act like an interim” this 2016-2017 academic year

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
June 17
Filed under News

As reported when Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp first announced that Dr. Ray M. Keck would be taking the reins at Texas A&M University-Commerce, the length of his term as interim president is to extend from June 2016 through May 2017. However, when Sharp offered the position...

Interim president wants to move in on campus

Interim president wants to move in on campus

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
June 16
Filed under News

Every class day, innumerable A&M-Commerce students and faculty members walk past the red brick, Georgean revival style house located next to the statue of university founder William Leonidas Mayo, rarely giving it a second thought. The Heritage House (as it is now known), though, was originally built...

Wyman Williams Wins Commerce Mayoral Election

Wyman Williams Wins Commerce Mayoral Election

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
May 9
Filed under News

The nearly six month long wait since John Ballotti resigned from his post as mayor of Commerce is now over with Wyman Williams winning the election, Saturday, May 7. Williams has regularly cited the fact that over half the property in Commerce is tax exempt and how that’s an obstacle to growth for...

New Interim President Announced

New Interim President Announced

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
May 6
Filed under News

Following a memorial held for the late President Dan Jones, a new interim president was named in Jones's absence. John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, announced on May 6th that Keck would take Jones's position while the search for a permanent university president. His stay...

Memorial Held in Honor of Jones

Memorial Held in Honor of Jones

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
May 2
Filed under News

Photos of late President Dan Jones flashed across the screen at the memorial held on the 2nd of May in the University Field House as people recounted their memories of Jones. Messages were sent out earlier on the 2nd to faculty, staff, and students to "celebrate his [Jones's] life, accomplishments,...

Got ’til it’s Gone

Got ’til it’s Gone

Andrew Burnes, Editor
April 29
Filed under News

There is a somber, heavy air lingering over the atmosphere of the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus today. It's not just the incredibly humid weather; the happy smiles are removed, the jaunt in the steps of the university students is more subdued. That's what happens when we lose excellent human...

A President’s Passing

A President’s Passing

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 29
Filed under News

Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce for several years, passed away in the early morning of Friday 29th. An email from Provost and Vice President Adolfo Benavides was sent out to students and faculty informing them of his death, and it also asked the university that "during...

A helping paw: President Jones sends first message since hospitalization

A helping paw:  President Jones sends first message since hospitalization

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
April 26
Filed under News

After a week of concern over President Dan Jones’ health and condition, A&M-Commerce employees finally heard back from their boss in an email sent on Monday, April 25 at around 9:30 a.m. In the heartfelt message, Jones thanked university faculty and staff for the “many expressions of concern,...

Technology for the Wynne

Technology for the Wynne

Todd Kleiboer, Staff Writer
April 21
Filed under News, Video

Revolutionary technology in the construction industry was on display in the Rayburn Student Center April 21st. Present were Todd Wynne, Construction Technology Manager in the Virtual Design and Construction Department of Rogers-O'Brien Construction, and Blake Potts, senior Virtual Design and Construction...

President Dan Jones hospitalized Saturday, April 16

President Dan Jones hospitalized Saturday, April 16

April 18
Filed under News

"Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dan Jones was transported on Saturday night to Hunt Regional Center in Commerce and later transferred to a medical center in Dallas where he is alert, in good spirits, and receiving excellent care," Provost and Vice President Adolfo Benavides wrote in an email...

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