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Greenville Protest: Group gathers, calls for Brandon Gonzales’ freedom

This is part of tonight's protest to #freebrandon. In this video clip protesters gathered on the steps of the Hunt County Courthouse as part of their demonstration. The protest was announced last week by the Rev. Jeff Hood, an author and activist who has been involved in multiple demonstrations alleging police brutality and overreach.

Posted by Daniel Yanez on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Daniel Yanez, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Brandon Gozales the 23-year-old arrested for the recent Greenville shooting at the Party Venue was released from the Hunt County Jail on Tuesday evening in the wake of new evidence. The release comes after a lack of cooperation from witnesses and the discovery of exculpatory evidence according to a statement from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his release, the sheriff’s office has requested the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office take no action against Gonzales’ case.

Man accused of Greenville Party Venue shooting released, charges dropped

Man accused of Greenville Party Venue shooting released, charges dropped

Daniel Yanez, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Brandon Gonzales, the 23-year-old arrested for the recent Greenville shooting at the Party Venue, was released from the Hunt County Jail on Tuesday evening in the wake of new evidence. The release comes after a lack of cooperation from witnesses and the discovery of exculpatory, or clearing, evidence...

Recent Greenville shooting shakes up TAMUC

Recent Greenville shooting shakes up TAMUC

Daniel Yanez, Reporter

October 28, 2019

As of Monday afternoon Brandon Ray Gonzales has been arrested in connection with the late Saturday night shooting in Greenville, Texas that left two individuals dead and 12 others injured. The 23-year-old suspect from Greenville was arrested by authorities and charged with capital murder of multiple...

Students upset about administrative response to Party Venue shooting

Jennifer Bussey, Co-Editor

October 28, 2019

The tragedy that occurred at The Party Venue has shaken the Texas A&M University – Commerce student body. Although the event was not school sanctioned, the majority of attendees go to school in Commerce. As of 4 p.m. today, a suspect has been arrested and both victims have been identified. The...

Homecoming welcomed by severe thunder storm

Homecoming welcomed by severe thunder storm

Jennifer Bussey, Co-Editor

October 21, 2019

Homecoming week kicks off with a severe thunderstorm and cancelled classes at TAMUC. Classes on Monday, October 21, 2019 have been cancelled, “due to wide spread power outages and substantial tree damage,” read an email sent out to students by the campus operations and safety office. The schedule...

A&M-Commerce’s Pinaud walks stage and becomes USMC Officer on same weekend

A&M-Commerce’s Pinaud walks stage and becomes USMC Officer on same weekend

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

May 13, 2019

By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter Texas A&M University-Commerce student Matthew Pinaud graduated not only once this past weekend, but twice, as the senior walked the stage on Saturday at the Field House, and on Sunday at Dallas Love Field to be commissioned from Officer Candidate S...

A Night of Female Empowerment

A Night of Female Empowerment

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

March 26, 2019

Taking place this Tuesday, the event has a theme of empowerment

Lion football players victims of robbery

Drew Ivery and Todd Kleiboer

March 17, 2019

Drew Ivery | Sports Reporter Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Lion football juniors Jay Bias and Xavier Morris were injured in a robbery at gunpoint in Miami, Fla. late March 16 during spring vacation. Both are stable condition at an area hospital according to teammates Pierre Leonard and Kane Wilson, b...

Breaking News: Fire at Dos Laredos

Breaking News: Fire at Dos Laredos

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

Early this morning, a fire broke out at Dos Laredos, the cause is under investigation.

A&M-Commerce coach arrested for aggravated promotion of prostitution

A&M-Commerce coach arrested for aggravated promotion of prostitution

Jennifer Bussey, News Editor

February 21, 2019

Jennifer Bussey | News Editor Josip Maric, former assistant coach for the A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team, was arrested for aggravated promotion of prostitution on Wednesday night as part of a larger operation that arrested three other people. A statement released from the Dallas P...

Cold, flu season sticks around

Cold, flu season sticks around

Cyndee Drake and Todd Kleiboer

February 20, 2019

Cyndee Drake | Staff Reporter Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With cold and flu season here, knowing steps to prevent an illness is very important, and TAMUC food services, maintenance, and other areas close to the school share their ways on preventing colds and flu. Within the arrival of cold an...

After one semester, campus food pantry sees increased interest

After one semester, campus food pantry sees increased interest

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 13, 2019

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor After being open for a full semester, the Lion Food Pantry has seen success in providing resources to students during their scheduled openings, but there are a few areas that Nikki Barnett, student case manager who oversees the pantry, could see improvement. “We started to see more students ...

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