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Whitley Hall Remembers 9/11

Whitley Hall Remembers 9/11

Esme Galvan, Senior Reporter

September 16, 2020

Light Up Whitley is a yearly event in which Whitley Hall residents on the east and west sides participate in keeping their dorm light on or off to correspond in spelling out USA from 8:11 p.m. to 9:11 p.m. in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.    “Each year we remember the men and women w...

University should reduce the number of face-to-face classes [Editorial]

The journalism and computer science building

John Parsons, Editor

September 8, 2020

The East Texan recommends that Texas A&M University-Commerce reduce the quantity of face-to-face classes and labs to those that can only be taught in person to improve the health and safety of everyone on campus. There have been concerns about a spike in COVID-19 cases with students and st...

University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees

John Parsons, Editor

August 27, 2020

Update: “Laura has made landfall near Lake Charles, Louisiana with winds of 150 mph,” according to The Weather Channel. “Storm surge could penetrate as much as 40 miles inland in southwest Louisiana.”   Derek Preas, director, campus operations & safety, has been in contact with...

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...

The university is not planning on closing this week

John Parsons, Editor

August 26, 2020

There have apparently been some erroneous reports of Texas A&M University-Commerce closing Aug. 27 and 28 due to inclement weather. Dr. Mark Rudin, president,  refuted these reports in an e-mail obtained by The East Texan. "At this time, we do not anticipate any need to close due to weather;...

COVID 19 positive case on campus

August 10, 2020

To TAMUC Community: (From A&M-Commerce Alert Warning System) Aug. 8, 2020   The welfare and safety of our community during this time is TAMUC’S primary concern. We are writing to inform you of a recent development relating to COVID-19.  We recently learned that a student, who is staying on...

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...

Campus Update with COVID (Photo Gallery)

Floor posters have placed around campus throughout buildings reminding students, faculty and staff the importance of social distancing when in the hallways. As announced by Provost Dr. John Humphreys, “Additional room cleaning and sanitization will be provided throughout most instructional spaces during the Fall.  We will have support from SSC, but we must also be partners in keeping our campus community safe.”

August 6, 2020

Texas A&M University Commerce has has some pretty big changes since we last set foot on campus. With  COVID precautions being placed all around campus and the brand new scoreboard being built, life on campus will be interesting.  

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.

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...

Bringing attention to the minimum wage in Texas

Smaller local restaurants like Los Mochis would find it difficult stay in business if the minimum
wage was raised too high.

Ashley Peoples, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

By: Ashley Peoples | Staff Reporter Texas has not raised its minimum wage in 10 years while 21 states raised theirs at the start of 2020. According to an article published on March 5, 2019 by The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), a preemption law over minimum wage was passed in Texas in 2003...

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