The East Texan

Mugs on the square

Mugs on the square

Lauryn Harris

November 20, 2018


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Known as a message sent from God, Kelsey Lytle and her mother Becky Thompson restored the building in downtown Commerce, TX. On October 4, 2017, this building opened to the public as Mugs on the square, a quaint coffee shop.   Raised in Royse City, TX, Becky Thompson and her husband started a veterinari...

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson speaks on social issues, possible solutions

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson speaks on social issues, possible solutions

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter Georgetown University sociology professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visited A&M-Commerce this past Election Day in the Ferguson auditorium to promote his latest book “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Ra...

Honoring All Who Have Served

Honoring All Who Have Served

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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The Marine Corps JROTC retired colors during a 4 p.m. ceremony

Hunt County, Statewide, 2018 Midterm Election Recap

Hunt County, Statewide, 2018 Midterm Election Recap

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

November 8, 2018


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By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter In one of the most watched United States midterm elections, incumbents across the state of Texas did very well, with many seats being up for election statewide and locally, including names such as Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. John Ratcliffe. One of the...

Retirements, relocations cut into library staff

Retirements, relocations cut into library staff

Bailea Elam, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


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Bailea Elam | Staff Reporter At the beginning of this semester, students began to take notice of the decrease in staff within the James G. Gee Library with loud comments made in the Bistro section about the unusual lack of authoritative presence in the building. A search of current and previous library s...

Veterans’ Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

Veterans’ Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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The 27th annual Veterans' Vigil is set for Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Filtered water fountains save a ton of plastic, literally

Filtered water fountains save a ton of plastic, literally

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter The Eco-Reps set goals to focus more awareness on recycling with campus-wide filtered water fountains and conduct weekly checks on fountains around A&M Commerce. “Our numbers are easily over 50,000 bottles reused,” Ashley McLaurin said. “The water comes from Commerce W...

Grad Fair aims to help with graduation checklist

Grad Fair aims to help with graduation checklist

Jazzlyn Enbysk, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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Jazzlyn Enbysk | Staff Reporter Graduation can be an exciting but highly stressful time in a student’s life, but A&M-Commerce’s bi-annual Grad Fair has found a way to help make graduation less stressful and hopefully a more enjoyable experience. It will be held Nov. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in...

Kappa Alpha house demolished

Kappa Alpha house demolished

Ian Lucas and Cristhian Herrera, Staff Reporter and News Editor

November 2, 2018


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The Gamma Upsilon order of the Kappa Alpha Chapter’s house, which was located next to the Rayburn Student Center, was torn down earlier this month. A source on campus said the chapter was disbanded from campus early January 2016 for academic and conduct reasons. Jody Todhunter, Director of Under...

New university police chief focuses on community policing

New university police chief focuses on community policing

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 23, 2018


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Since taking over as University Police Department chief Sept. 1 after Donna Spinato retired, Brian Vaughn, who has worked at UPD for 20 years, has implemented new initiatives and continued those from Spinato. “Some of the issues that I feel, that as a department, we need to look at are our focus ...

HPV vaccine age range expanded

HPV vaccine age range expanded

Cristhian Herrera, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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By Cristhian Herrera The FDA has expanded the age range of Gardasil 9, which vaccinates against the human papillomavirus (HPV), to extend past the previous cut-off age range of 9-26. The new vaccine was approved early October to now include women and men between the ages of 27 and 45. “T...

Dr. Christina Bejarano speaks on US politics and the Latin Influence

Dr. Christina Bejarano speaks on US politics and the Latin Influence

Brianna Patt, Web editor

October 13, 2018


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Christina Bejarano encouraged pushing Latin Americans we see as candidates to run.

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