The East Texan

Despite study, pit bull owners loyal to the breed

Photo Courtesy | Berenice Tirado

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018

By Juan Carlos Ferrer | Staff Reporter Between 2005 and 2015, 232 deaths were caused by pit bulls according a 10-year study by, but pit bull owners dispute the claim that pit bulls are inherently dangerous., a research and education nonprofit organization, perform...

Non-traditional twists to the holidays

Non-traditional twists to the holidays

Joseph Miller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

By Joseph Miller | Staff Writer Doing something different and unique is becoming the holiday tradition for many people. For lots of people, once Halloween comes and goes their minds turn to the rapidly approaching holiday season. This often means thoughts of feasts of turkey and ham and dishes expe...

A spiritual Thanksgiving

People line up to take part of the free Thanksgiving lunch served by the First United Methodist Church. Photo Courtesy | Facebook

Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017

By Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter The morning was cool, but inside the orange-yellow brick building located at 1709 Highway 24, it was warm and cheerful as The First United Methodist Church of Commerce invited the community in for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day. The long and spacious dini...

Students uplifts others and herself

Mariah Nelson poses during the off-time she has at her job at TRIO inside the the tutoring lab.

Brittany Beans, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

By Brittany Beans | Staff Writer Mariah Nelson, A&M-Commerce senior, is involved in various aspects on campus and is part of various organizations that give back to the community and uplift students. Nelson is the President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Hip Hop Congress while being ...

From habit to profit

Senior Pool Turner    Photo Courtesy | Lion Athletics

Taylor Ramirez, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017

By Taylor Ramirez | Staff Reporter Turner Pool, senior, has built quite a record in his time competing in distance track and cross country for the university, earning several awards including the Fred Jacoby Academic Athlete of the Year. However, in his spare time, he enjoys buying and selling go...

Students gains field experience from internship

A&M-Commerce senior Taylor White

Brittany Beans, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

By Brittany Beans | Staff Reporter A&M-Commerce senior Taylor White interned with Sulphur Springs Police Department, and from that internship, she gained a new sense of the criminal justice field. During her internship, White, a criminal justice and health science double major, discovered that the worl...

Busy season expected for Campbell Pecans

Workers at Campell Pecans check the quality of pecans before sweeping them into an elevator that will take them to the sorter.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

November 7, 2017

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor 113,000 pounds of pecans, enough to cover a football field, passed through Commerce’s Campbell Pecans last season, and after opening Nov. 1, owner Kathy Campbell looks for a more productive season. “Pecans are on cycles, and usually a pecan cycle is every other yea...

Halloween and the costume fever

Costumed attendees at the 2014 Homecoming Bonfire. Courtesy | TAMUC

October 27, 2017

  By Jospeh Miller, Staff Reporter The autumn months bring about a change in the air as leaves begin to change color, the temperature cools, and a costume fever sweeps through the town. Festivals, conventions and the annual All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, give many people the opportunity to don co...

The Secret Drawer Society seeks university-wide engagement

Courtesy | The Secret Drawer Society OrgSync

Brianna Patt, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017

Dedicated to people’s free expression regardless of status, the Secret Drawer Society (SDS) founded by Hayley Pugh and Alex Howley seeks to provide an active platform to engage all university members. “I wanted a place where there was a sense of support for everyone on campus,” Pugh, curre...

Campus Organizations Offer Help on DACA

Immigration Lawyer Felix Villalobos from Raices talks to SGA senator Brayan Dicante.

Evangelina Morales, Senior Reporter

October 13, 2017

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. (ODPhi) in collaboration with Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a DACA informational session where university community members were able to ask questions regarding immigration answered by legal experts Oct. 4 in BA 221. Univ...

Radio-TV students learn lots, win big in Amarillo

A&M-Commerce students show off their awards after the 2017 SCBS Conference.

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 12, 2017

On Oct. 6 and 7, seven students of the Radio-Television program at A&M-Commerce were in the Amarillo area, attending the 2017 South Central Broadcasting Society (SCBS) conference and awards at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. A&M-Commerce students had the opportunities to not only...

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 11, 2017

The city of Commerce and university are jointly considering a long-term plan named “Reimagine Commerce” to improve safety, beauty, and city tax revenue that will reshape certain areas inside the city. “The concept of having our community that surrounds our university to reflect the university's...

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