The East Texan

Mass Media Journalism-what it is and what it does

The Journalism/Computer Science Building

John Parsons, Columnist

April 24, 2020

Mass Media Journalism includes The East Texan newspaper, the Special magazine, KKOM radio, public relations, television/film studies and advertising. It is in the literature and languages department of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. The program provides far greater returns th...

Supermoon 2020

Pink Moon

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

April 7, 2020

The first full moon of spring, the pink moon gets its name from native North American wildflowers that bloom in early springtime: Phlox subulata, known as "moss pink," according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. ...

Local man wins nationwide contest

The 1967 C10 Spitfire gets unloaded from the trailer

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Matt Brockway, 40, recently won the grand prize in the Stoker Tobacco 1967 C10 Spitfire pickup truck sweepstakes. He has lived in Commerce eight years with his wife and three children. Stoker has conducted other contests with trips as the grand prize but decided to offer something durable this ...

Our university has responded appropriately to the coronavirus

Campus crossroads stands deserted

John Parsons, Columnist

April 4, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce has been proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus defined as a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, according to the World Health Organization, by taking measures that reduce the spread of the virus. The coron...

Sunrise in Commerce

Sunrise in Commerce

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

March 25, 2020

For those who may have missed this morning's sunrise in Commerce. ...

A campus deserted [Photo Gallery]

A campus deserted

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

March 17, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce was nearly deserted on the first day of online-only classes.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Art Galleries [Photo Gallery]

Tricked by Renee Wallace

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

Images of artwork from the President's Gallery; College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Art Dean's Gallery and the 2020 Juried Student Art Show in the University Gallery.

University hosts its first-ever home rodeo

Carson Hicks competes in tie down calf roping

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

  Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted its first-ever home rodeo Feb. 21 and 22 at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs with both the women’s and men’s teams competing. The women’s team has taken over the first-place spot in the region and second place nationally w...

Interview with Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumnus John Adams

Brandon Ballard, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

John Adams attended East Texas State University throughout the 1950s and 1960s before having a successful career as an engineer at TEMCO or what is now called L3Harris in Greenville. Adams was raised, attended high school and college, and raised his own kids in the town of Commerce. Adams has resided...

Photo Gallery: Campus holds candlelight vigil in memory of Deja Matts

Tea light candles light up the stage in memory of Deja Matts.

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce held a candlelight vigil in memory of Deja Matts in the Rayburn Student Center on Feb. 11, 2020. Deja and Abbaney Matts were victims of the Pride Rock Residence Hall shooting on Feb. 3, 2020.

Perez’s path to the XFL

Perez's path to the XFL

Tyler McDonough, Senior Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

By: Tyler McDonough | Senior Sports Reporter When hearing Texas A&M University-Commerce and football in the same sentence, most of the time you are going to be talking about the National Championship in 2017 and it brings up guys like Luis Perez. That is exactly what is happening to former A&M-Commerce ...

Silent auction held for trip to Greece

Silent auction held for trip to Greece

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Leadership Without Limits held a silent auction in the Rayburn Student Center atrium on Dec. 3 to raise funds for their May 2020 trip to Greece. This will be an immersive study abroad trip with cultural and service opportunities. They intend to visit university and government buildings. The trip ...

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