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COVID-19 Daily Report

Esme Galvan, Senior Writer

September 21, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce has released the latest COVID-19 data. The numbers are updated Monday through Friday and can be seen online at Stay Healthy Lions! Last updated 09/21/2020 at 8:25 a.m. A&M-Commerce is committed to transparently report confirmed positive COVID-19 cases as well as quarantine n...

Morris Rec Center hosts 9/11 stair climb challenge [Column]

Dan Semprini, fitness director, and Kellon Dion, coordinator for Outdoor Adventure, tackle the challenge to climb 110 floors

Laura Williams Crenshaw, Writer/Photographer

September 12, 2020

Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of 9/11, the biggest act of terrorism the United States has known. The majority of lives were lost in the Twin Towers, on the floors above where the planes impacted. The dead included 411 first responders who were trying to fight fires and rescue people. Ther...

Recording History in the Making in a COVID-19 World

Esme Galvan, Senior Writer

September 6, 2020

The Special Collections and University Archives at Texas A&M University-Commerce is currently accepting submissions for a new project focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled “Close Quarters: Capturing the Impact of COVID-19 in East Texas,” the project is focused on recording the ...

A Picnic in Pixels

Esme Galvan, Senior Writer

September 6, 2020

For the first time ever, the annual Texas A&M University-Commerce Presidential Picnic went completely virtual. Following postponement of the picnic during Lion Roar Welcome week due to inclement weather, the picnic was held virtually through Zoom on Sept. 2. The event was hosted by leaders fro...

University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees

John Parsons, Editor

August 26, 2020

Derek Preas, director, campus operations & safety, has been in contact with Texas Division of Emergency Management officials regarding the university’s ability and willingness to assist people evacuating from Hurricane Laura. The emergency situation is ongoing so plans have to remain flexibl...

LSC Announces Decision on Fall 2020 Competition

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

August 9, 2020

Josh Manck, senior associate athletics director - strategic communications, released the following information Aug. 7 regarding fall sports: The Lone Star Conference Council of Presidents postponed all competition in the sports of football, soccer, volleyball and basketball to the spring due to the COVID...

Commerce fireworks 2020 [Photo Gallery]

Independence Day 2020

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

July 4, 2020

The Commerce Chamber of Commerce hosted Independence Day fireworks July 3 at Eddie Moore Sports Complex.

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...

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