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Cooper Lake as seen from the Doctors Creek south nature trail

Cooper Lake State Park offers many amenities

John Parsons, Co-Editor in Chief April 9, 2021

  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates Cooper Lake State Park, located near Commerce, Cooper and Sulphur Springs, which offers a wide variety of amenities for people who want to get...

Rayburn Student Center

Animal supply drive to benefit local animal rescue organization

Jocyln Ventura, Co-Editor in Chief April 2, 2021

  An animal rescue supply drive will be hosted by the Texas A&M University-Commerce First Year Leadership Class for Off the Chain Rescue April 5-9. The supply drive is a campus-wide...

SGA passes Black History Month legislation

Brianna Patt, Managing Editor March 10, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Student Government Association has passed legislation that will ensure that Black history will continue to be honored and celebrated.  Introduced and authored by...

BSU offers a variety of events

Aliyah Sabir , Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

The Black Student Union is a cultural organization at Texas A&M University-Commerce that serves Black and African American students and faculty.  Primarily, their goal is to enhance educational...

Student Service Fee funding meetings to be held

Student Service Fee funding meetings to be held

March 8, 2021

From the Office of the VP for Student Success & Dean of Students: Please be advised that the Texas A&M University-Commerce Student Service Fee Advisory Committee will hold meetings to review...

The grave site of Dr. William Mayo, founder of the institution that has become Texas A&M University-Commerce

A brrry cold morning in Commerce

John Parsons, Co-Editor in Chief February 14, 2021

  Texas A&M University-Commerce woke to a strange white substance on the ground with temperatures in the teens. The 9:30 a.m. temperature was 18 degrees with a wind chill of 3 degrees....

Dating in the 21st Century [Column]

Jocyln Ventura, Co-Editor in Chief February 8, 2021

Meeting a dating partner online has become an increasingly common thing in the 21st century with apps like Tinder, Bumble and Match.com having more than two million users. In a world where meeting someone...

The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020 taken about 30 minutes after sunset as seen from the boat ramp of Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was the first time in 800 years for Jupiter, Saturn and Earth to align during the hours of darkness. The two gas giants came within 0.1º of each other. The next alignment will occur in about 20 years.

The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020

John Parsons, Editor December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn – the two biggest planets in our solar system – will appear within 0.1º of each other during the hours of darkness Dec. 21 for the first time since before dawn March 4, 1226. The...

Students wait to walk the stage to become graduates of Texas A&M University-Commerce

Fall 2020 Graduation [Photo Gallery]

John Parsons, Editor December 12, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce held graduation ceremonies Dec. 11 and 12. There were 39 doctoral graduates, 565 masters/specialist graduates and 805 undergraduates for a total of 1409. Dr. Mark...

The main entrance to campus is lit up red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day.

Remembering our veterans

John Parsons, Editor November 10, 2020

The East Texan recognizes the value our veterans bring to Texas A&M University-Commerce. The many students, faculty and staff who have served in our nation’s military bring diverse experiences...

Jason Morgan and his service dog, Rue

Author visits “Must Love Dogs” class at the university

Hailey Byrd, Writer/Photographer October 19, 2020

Staff Sgt. Jason Morgan, former special operations combat meteorologist, visited Texas A&M University-Commerce Oct. 15 to tell his powerful story to students of the “Must Love Dogs” class of Dr....

Garvin Lake with the Performing Arts Center in the background

University recognizes National Coming Out Day [Photo Gallery]

John Parsons, Editor October 12, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce recognized National Coming Out Day by lighting the main entrance and Garvin Lake in a rainbow of colors.

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