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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...

Civility Commitment at A&M Commerce

Lindsey Wiley, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Civility: The formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech. The idea of a Civility Commitment at Texas A&M University-Commerce was proposed by president Mark J. Rudin in January 2019 and implemented in the fall 2019.  The goal of the Civility Commitment is to “enhance civility and collegiality amon...

Dr. Rudin releases Campus Action Safety Plan

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

In light of the Pride Rock Residence Hall shooting, Dr. Rudin has enacted a campus action safety plan. Emails were sent to students, staff and faculty concerning the future of security on campus.  Released on Feb. 10, the plan includes working with increasing patrols around campus and extending s...

Senate Bill 18 Seeks To Clarify Boundaries

A universities designated free speech zone|courtesy of American Civil Liberties Union

Brianna Patt, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

Passed on June 10, 2019, Senate Bill 18 is an expressive activity bill designed to ensure the guidelines of Free Speech on a college campus are followed. “The legislature last session,” Governance Associate James Vanbebber said.” “Decided that we have a policy that explains and meets all ...

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.

VIDEO – A&M-Commerce Shelter-in-Place Lifted (Spanish)

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

By: Esme Galvan | Staff Reporter The East Texan report in Spanish on the situation at Texas A&M University-Commerce after the shelter in place order was lifted on Feb 3, 2020.

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